Culloden for a change

This is night No 63/2018 living in my caravan. I am now at Culloden Moor C&MC Site near Inverness. 2 night for me, the van, and the mutts (free) was £35.40. Peak season prices, it seems.

It is a good place to stop and it's fairly busy tonight. There are some good forests for dog walking just a short walk away, and close to Inverness for any supplies and indulgences. I was last hear on the 16th June when I was travelling between Fraserburgh and Dornoch.

It was a fairly late rise for me at 0700! The weather was grey and felt very muggy. I took the dogs along the banks of the Dee, then after breakfast, another walk, and packing the van, we left around 1000. The route takes around 2.5hrs, so I always break the journey around Huntly.

Stopped at the FC forest at Bin Hill between Huntly and Keith. A great break for the dogs and a good length of walk to get the dogs ready for the remainder of the journey.

Arrived in Culloden after an uneventful trip at around 1400. The weather remained overcast as we pitched up the van. Again (!) I am in pitch 64, for some reason it's always free when I'm here!

After a short walk around the adjacent forest, I headed into Culloden for a haircut. The magic of Google last night pointed me to a Barber about 5mins from the site in Culloden Village. Not a bad job, not as good as the Turks in Brechin, but it was only £8!

On the return, we walked around the very good Culloden Wood. I've walked here many times. It's the wood with the tree blocked rail bridge, mid walk.

The main Inverness to Aberdeen line cuts right through the forest.

The juxtaposition tree and bridge, and Hamish's bewilderment!

It was a fairly wet walk, light rain was forecast and it arrived around 1500. Improving as the afternoon goes on though.


  1. Goodness, you're a creature of habit, Iain, even down to the same pitch as well as the same site. You have spent a lot on conventional caravan sites rather than CLs. That surprises me. Maybe the CLs aren't as good where you are travelling? Checked possible trips. Clava cairns comes up - which you've probably done as has some inspiration quality for Outlandder - along with a fascinating maritime museum on the Caledonian Canal, Ships' Space, which includes a 1:10 model of the Titanic as well as Leakey's second-hand bookshop in old Inversneckie itself, which looks (and probably smells) great. Continue to have fun.

    1. Yes, I've been to the Clava Cairns on my last trip. And , unfortunately, it does have an Outlander connection!

  2. I’m glad you directed me to clava cairns dad - the outlander fan in me was left in awe and speechless!


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