WELCOME TO ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE & STUDY CENTRE
ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE is situated in the village of Kilchoan on the west coast of Scotland about 60 miles from Fort William.
After another great year Ardnamurchan Campsite is closing for the 2016 season. The last night for camping is Saturday 1 October. The site will re-open just in time for Easter 2017. It is always great to see so many repeat visitors and lots of new visitors again this year despite some difficult weather
Ardnamurchan Campsite just over half a mile along the hillside past the Ferry Stores and is not associated with any other campsite in Kilchoan. If it does not say Ardnamurchan Campsite on the sign it is not Ardnamurchan Campsite (look out for the Whale bones on the wall near the entrance) "Post Code PH36 4LL Bogha Caol Ard"
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:-
The Times 1 August 2015 -30 Best places to camp in Britain "It's the location, overlooking a sea loch on Scotland's west coast, that makes this small campsite so special."SBCT on August 3rd, 2013 www.coolcamping.co.uk "Relaxing, beautiful and peaceful. The view is addictive! A brilliant place to get away from it all and just get back to basics. The scenery is stunning - hard to leave. The facilities are simple but are absolutely fine, to be honest anything more on the site would spoil it. Everything is clean and the showers are surprisingly powerful. Next time we will come via Oban and the isle of Mull". Well done to Trevor for creating such a fabulous spot for us all to enjoy" and................. eastwig "We loved our weekend on this site - it oozes rustic charm and teems with wildlife. The facilities are basic and quirky which add to the charm and are kept immaculately clean. Campfires are a must for our children and you are welcome to light up on the rocky shore (firewood can be purchased along with nearly everything else in the local store)" ...and ..............from chrisdb June 2014 "Facilities are basic but clean and the showers are hot and powerful. There are two loos and two showers and a washup shed with a fridge by the entrance. The office reception and study room provide shelter and free electricity for charging phones etc. There is also wifi as there is only GPRS no 3G"...."The view across to Ben Hiant and then to Mull, the constant movement of vessels on the water, the location is everything. A warm welcome from Trevor, reasonable price and good basic facilities gets five stars from us."
Ardnamurchan Campsite is situated at Kilchoan about 20 miles west of Acharacle and about 60 miles west of Fort William. It is the most westerly campsite on the British mainland about 5 miles from Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse and visitor centre. The campsite is part of a small working croft with stunning views down the sound of Mull to Morven and Mull. The road from Salen is along a beautifully scenic, but mainly single track road. There is a direct link to Tobermory on Mull by car ferry which takes about 35 minutes.
Prices for 2016. All prices are for an overnight stay
- Prices are per person regardless of the size of tent or motor home £9.00 each person over 15 years, £4 for 15 years and under (babies and under 5's free)
- Space on the camper van hook up pitches is limited, at busy times awnings are not always possible.
- There are limited Electric hook up pitches for tents. These must be booked in advance
- The site is served by a septic tank, please use "green" chemicals in your toilets if you intend to empty them into the toilet emptying point.
- Electric hook up £4 each night
- There is limited free internet access, ask for the code at the office
- No charge for showers or hot water for washing dishes
Arrival any time after 1 pm. On day of departure please leave before 11 am (cars may be left in the parking area for the rest of the day if required) Please ring 01972510766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
BOOKING ADVISED FOR CAMPERVANS AND MOTOR HOMES IN JULY AND AUGUST
Booking is not required for small to medium tents but family groups with large tents should check in advance especially during the school holidays. Booking for campervans during May June and September is not required but is advised for July and August if a hook up pitch is required. Visitors are welcome to turn up at any time during the season for single nights or longer without booking but no guarantee is given that there will be space. Owing to high demand from mid July to mid August there is a minimum booking of two nights during a weekend, no advance Saturday night only bookings during this period although visitors are welcome to turn up or to telephone for availability on the day. Single night advance bookings welcome at all other times. Camper van pitches can only be reserved on payment of a non returnable £25 deposit, payable at least 7 days in advance of the first night booking. Tent pitches can be reserved on payment of a £20 non returnable deposit. Payment can be by cheque payable to "Ardnamurchan Adventure" and sent to Ardnamurchan Campsite at Bogha Caol Ard, Ormsaigbeg, Kilchoan, Acharacle, PH36 4LL. I can also take a card payment over the telephone by calling 01972510766 during office hours between April and October. If I am busy around the site and do not pick up the phone please leave your number and I can call you back. Please do not telephone after 7pm.
All major credit and debit cards taken
On site facilities
- 4-6 Berth 2 bedroom Caravan
- Captains Cabin 2-4 berth camping pod
- Whale Bone bothy, 1 double bedroom,one bunk bedroom and a double bed settee
- 20 Tent Pitches
- 5 Camper Van hook up pitches
- Toilets & Showers included in the price
- Washing up area with fridge
- Access to shore
- Stunning views
- Limited but free WiFi
- Kilchoan Village (1 Mile)
- Well-stocked shop including, Food, fuel, Calor gas, maps and fishing tackle.
- Community centre with tea-room, tourist information, sports/games facilities, children's play park WiFi
- Ferry links to Tobermory (Balamory) on Mull.
- Public boat launching facilities with adjacent toilets and showers.
- Ideal for Bird watching and wildlife watching, kayaking, sailing fishing and diving.
- Hotel and public bar serving meals
- Lighthouse & visitor Centre (6miles)
- Sanna beach (5miles)
Local Flora and Fauna
Fragrant Orchids, Greater Butterfly Orchids and Heath Spotted Orchids all flower in June on the croft and neighbouring crofts. The Early Purple Orchids flower in early June on the limestone beds near the shore to the west of the campsite. During the spring and summer there can be good sightings of harbour porpoises from the campsite also numerous otter sightings both from the campsite and nearby. Also seals, Buzzards Hedgehogs, Swallows, Pine Marten, Night Jar, Corn Crake and Golden Eagle,
What others have to say about ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE
"Feel the force of the Atlantic, as well as the atmosphere, at Ardnamurchan, the westernmost campsite on the mainland of Britain. Hand-cut terraces with views across the water give the place a vibe that defies rational description."
"But the quality we spend most of our time looking for is one that can't really be explained - because it's more of a feeling or experience - of simply being in a place that makes you feel good, giving off a vibe that everything is right with the world" and "If we were to find a pigeonhole for this place, it would simply have to be the 'inexplicably special' one." COOLCAMPING Scotland
Ardnamurchan Tourist Association for more information about the Ardnamurchan Area
The campsite is situated about half a mile beyond the village shop (Ferry Stores). If coming from the Mull Ferry after about one mile turn left at the T junction, continue on this road until the Ferry Stores is reached. If arriving along the single track B8007, from Salen and Strontian go past the Kilchoan Hotel and continue to the Village Shop (Ferry Stores). Go past the shop and up the hill, the road goes along the hillside with stunning views on the left towards Mull. After about half a mile turn left at the blue campsite sign. The entrance is a bit steep and is not suitable for very large mobile homes or caravans. This view from Google maps is a little dated but it gives a good indication of the view across to Mull.