A tranquil, family-friendly location that offers stunning scenery and panoramic views around Loch Ness to the mountains beyond; with a back drop of woodlands, forestry and the most spectacular flora and fauna.
Donald and Lyn Forbes set up the campsite on their existing farmland. After many successful years as a Camping and Caravanning Club franchise site, it is now owned and run by CCC, following Lyn and Donald’s retirement. You can find out more about the history of the development.
The site offers facilities to 5* standard, including under floor heating in Am Fasgadh; the Reception/Shop and amenity block, which includes home from home shower rooms, alongside all other amenities that would be expected on a quality touring site, aspiring to meet the new VisitScotland 5* criteria.
The team are determined to run a ‘green’ business, using innovative renewable energy, including water-to-water geo-thermal plus solar thermal, with the electricity provided by hydro power. Carbon management is also demonstrated through the choice of buildings, with energy efficient construction and low impact, locally sourced, materials.
One of only a few places with easy access to the shore around Loch Ness, this site provides an opportunity to canoe, kayak or launch small boats, fish for trout and salmon or if prefer hire a boat and gillie locally. The Great Glen Canoe Trail passes the site, which provides Trailblazer rest for canoeist and kayaks to stay overnight, get a hot shower and stock up on provisions. Fire pits and everything else you need for a BBQ on the shore or picnics are available at the site shop.
The spectacular flora and fauna, offers something for everyone with regular sighting of wildlife such as red squirrels, badgers, wild goats, otters, bats and deer and over 40 specifies of wild birds likely to visit the site and surrounding area. Numbers confirmed by a RSPB survey in 2012, (once on site ask for a copy of the species list), approximately half of these birds fall into the rare (species of medium conservation concern) or in danger (species of high conservation) category.
Wildlife hides are available and walks, ranging from a short leisurely stroll to Foyers Pier, to a wide range of forestry paths in the vicinity, offer numerous options for everyone. There is also an opportunity during the summer months to take part in a range of organised activities including wildlife discovery walks, bird watching, plus archery and mini-bus tours of the wider area.