Kinlochewe Caravan Club Site (REF : KLE)
Kinlochewe, Achnasheen, Highlands, IV22 2PA, ScotlandView on map
Why stay here ...
Peaceful and intimate, Kinlochewe Club Site is set at the foot of the rugged slopes of Beinn Eighe, at the end of a beautiful drive along Glen Docherty from Achnasheen. The caravan park is a magical oasis where the world slows down to walking pace and you with it - glittering lochs, lush woodland and mountains provide a paradise for both climbers and walkers alike.
Kinlochewe Club Site also offers convenient facilities to ensure your holiday is trouble-free. Pitches are all made of sturdy stone hardstandings. There is a licensed shop, small cafe, hotel and petrol station in the local village to cater to your immediate needs. The Scottish Natural Heritage Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is just 0.75m away from the caravan site, giving you and your family an opportunity to spot golden eagles and deer by the beautiful Lochside at dusk. For an unforgettable drive, take the A896 down Glen Torridon and through to Applecross: the views across to Skye are truly superb.
|Date||Adult||Child||Hardstanding With Awning|
|16/08/2018 - 07/10/2018||£5.60||£1.60||£7.50|
|22/03/2019 - 31/08/2019||£5.80||£1.70||£7.90|
|Touring pitch types||Awning||Without Awning|
|Standard (electric & hardstanding)||
|Standard (electric & grass)|
|Serviced (electric & hardstanding)|
|Serviced (electric & grass)|
|Super (electric & hardstanding)|
|Other pitch types|
|Tent (electric & grass)|
|Tent (non-electric & grass)||
|Static / mobile|
Please only use the recommended directions on this website or in your Sites Directory and Handbook for the final approach and not sat nav, postcode or route planner, as alternative roads are unsuitable roads for towing.
Turn left off A9 (Newtonmore - Dornach) at roundabout in Tore (5.5 miles after crossing Kessock Bridge) onto A835 (signposted Maryburgh, Dingwall). At the roundabout in Maryburgh continue on the A835 (signposted Ullapool). In 13 miles in Garve turn left onto A832 (signposted Gairloch). In 15 miles at roundabout at Achnasheen follow signposted Kinlochewe, Gairloch (still on A832). The site is on the left in about 10 miles (50mtrs past A896 junction).
- IV22 2PA
- Lat 57.604485 / Lon -5.304057
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We love this site, we have been here lots of times, it is in a superb location, the views are out of this world. It is situated at the foot of Beinn Eighe, it does not get any better. The site itself is neat and well organised, the facilities are spotlessly clean. We love the layout of the site with its little enclaves rather than being in regimented rows, there are areas of regimented rows if this is what you require. We have been coming to this area for over 30 years one way or another, long before it became part of a recognised route. We tend to stay for a week or two rather than just one night and hitting the road again the next day, maybe this is part of the "tick box" mentality that many seem to go for these days, Kinlochewe, done that, where next? Not for me thanks. I take what the previous reviewer said about it being close to a busy road junction but if you look at a map of where it is, it is actually pretty obvious, maybe a sat nav doesn't make this clear. Personally I did not find the traffic noise that intrusive and was far more aware of the sound of birdsong and insect life than traffic. If people are "doing the NC500", as many seem to be then they are actually contributing to the increase in traffic in this area, it is a little hypocritical to then complain about it. The only gripe we have is the TV signal which even with a cable is very limited, pretty poor in this day and age. Sure, we don't want to spend our holidays watching TV but when it rains in this part of the world, sometimes it forgets to stop and the TV is handy even if only for the weather forecasts to plan the next days activities. We can live without wifi most of the time as well, but again it is not as advertised, it does not work, but it would have been handy to access weather information in what is a mountainous area, especially when TV coverage is so poor. Some thought should perhaps be given to the safety aspect of being able to access accurate (ish) weather information somehow in an area such as Wester Ross.
Comment from the Community Manager:
Thank you so much for leaving a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kinlochewe Club Site. For future reference we wanted to let you know that we have a WiFi Hotspot at Kinlochewe in the drying room but if you choose one of the pitches near this block you'll be able to pick it up in your unit, the Wardens can direct you to a suitable pitch. You have to be near the WiFi Hotspot to connect to the Internet. Kinlochewe is a Bronze site and the connection is reliable.You can get a TV signal by connecting your aerial cable to the booster point on the EHU bollard or ask the Wardens where you should pitch to try to get a satellite signal. We agree that it's important to get a reliable accurate weather forecast when planning your outdoor activities. You will find the daily mountain weather forecast (MWIS) in the information room. Here you'll find the frequencies for the local 2 Lochs Radio, the UK's smallest commercial radio station, which broadcasts weather forecasts, local information and events and a variety of music including Celtic. We hope this helps and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kinlochewe again soon.
Despite the CMC description this is the most noisey caravan site I have ever stayed on. Located as it is right on the junction of the A832 & A986 on the NC500, there is a constant stream of HGV's, motorcycle groups and other vehicles coming to a grinding halt and accelerating away from 6am until early evening. Whilst the pitches are a good size they are odd shapes and the EHU poles are poorly located, we needed an extension to our power lead to reach, and on the only available pitch that we could fit our twin axle van on it was not possible to pitch r/o/s to the peg and achieve the requisite 5m distance from the (realatively small) campervan next to us. Booked 4 nights but left early, very disappointed.
Comment from the Club:
We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay and left early. The site staff have been in touch as they want to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time when staying with them and were not aware of your concerns during your stay. They are sorry to read that you found the road noise disturbing. This has not been a problem before in their experience as the site is usually very peaceful with birdsong including cuckoos waking them up every morning. There were a couple of days of logging a couple of weeks ago with 2 or 3 trucks a day on the road but these were not early in the morning. During the heat wave there some serious fires on the hills and peninsula set by wild campers with fire engines attending. This increased the traffic over a week. They do have motorcycle groups going past now and then but please be assured it's not constant. With regards to the site layout, the site is organised into 7 areas all different shapes and the pitch sizes are generous. All pitches are within 25m distance to an EHU bollard and guests choose their own pitch from those available on arrival and the site staff are more than happy for people to move to another pitch during their stay. The fire gap is 6m and the site staff walk the site to check everyone is safely pitched. Please note that the shop sells 25m full Club specification hook up cables if needed. We hope this addresses your concerns and the site staff are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with them.
Site contact details
- 01445 760239