A trip to the West of Scotland, 23rd to 30th July 2021


This trip was one I had planned a long time ago. Back in March, the Camping and Caravanning Club had a special offer running which gave a substantial discount if you booked well ahead of visiting. I then hobbled together a few ideas which would involve spending a couple of nights at Oban C&CC Site, then a longer stay at Morvich C&MC Site in Kintail. It would also take the tally of nights away this year to 36.

The weather was in the main very nice and probably a bit too hot. It was 28C on both days I stayed in Oban, and only slightly cooler when I arrived in Morvich, although it did get cooler and wetter in the last couple of days.

A few pictures from Oban.

The next door forest, Sutherlands Grove provided great dog walking for stay at the site. 

All set up, and very glad I had opted to bring along the sun canopy, it was roasting.

Evenings were spent cooling off down at the shore opposite the site.

Sutherlands Grove provided excellent early morning walks.

The beach at Benderloch, visited when we went to the areas main shop.

Looking towards Ledaig and Oban Airport.

A paddle boarder enjoying the weather.

Some fantastic west coast sunsets.

We headed up to Morvich on the 25th. It was very busy, but I was given a pitch well away from the main area and was very quiet.

On the first afternoon, we headed out to Balmacara to get some supplies from the Spar, and walked at Ard Hill, a favourite and very quiet walk with great views over the Skye Bridge.

I think this was a 'Common Blue' butterfly.

The view over Kirkton.

Distant Glen Africa Hills.

Our morning walks were often on the Forest Trail above Inverinate, a 5 min drive from the site.

A 'Scottish Argus' butterfly.

Great views over Loch Dutch.

It's a walk the dogs love.

Another first for me was the walk to the shore at Kirkton Bay. It's NTS property on the Balmacara Estate.

Absolutely fantastic weather. I stopped at a nearby croft and bought some eggs. I actually ended up stopping again and picking up more. They were great free range, multi coloured, and very tasty.

Some other pictures whilst at Morvich.

A misty Five Sisters of Kintail.

An ancient Wade Bridge I spotted on the Ratagan Road, now by passed.

The Skye Bridge from our walk above Kyleakin.

A oil platform in distant Loch Kishorn, from Kyleakin.


Loch Kishorn in the distance and Loch Carron below on a walk above Strome.

Morvich from Ratagan.

A distant castle Eilean Donan from Ratagan.

Fish farms on Loch Dutch.

The hills above Morvich.

A great trip in places I've visited many times over the years, yet never tire of. Sites were busy and roads were busy, but there was always quiet and peaceful spots to be found. A thoroughly enjoyable week.


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