Nairn, April 2022


This is a post about my recent trip to the Nairn C&CC Site, just outside the Town of Nairn at Delnies Wood. It was the second and probably first 'proper' trip in my Eriba Triton. My last trip had been a bit of a test of the new van, but I had discovered that the battery wasn't charging correctly and the waste tank flap valve on the toilet tank broke.

I repaired both these faults; the van charger had been installed before I got the van and was wired wrong, and I managed to pick up the toilet part from Perthshire Caravans on my return from Melrose.

This trip was from the 19th 'til the 25th of April, and took me to a total of 18 nights living in the van so far this year. The weather in Nairn was generally dry although a couple of days the coast was plagued by sea haar. However, when it was clear it was lovely.

The six nights are a good break at Nairn. There are plenty of walks from and around the site, and some outstanding beach walking just minutes away in the car. Being adjacent to Delnies Wood was also brilliant for walking the dogs. 

This site is definitely not to everyones 'taste'. There has been minimal investment over the years, with the derelict toilet block remaining with it's collapsed roof and the replacement portacabin facilities having been sited around 3 or 4 years ago, and the lack of any real pitch maintenance. Gravel has been allowed to be eroded away and the pitches are very messy in wet weather. Still, it is very cheap and the staff are fine.

Some of my pictures taken during this trip...

My pitch, taken from the entrance to the wood on a dog walk.

I didn't put up an awning and it was always a bit breezy to get an aerial shot with the drone.

The interior is starting to look a bit more like 'my van'.

The track from the site to the incredible Nairn West Beach.

Not another soul anywhere.

A tremendous walk from Howford Bridge towards Cawdor on the River Nairn.

A bit of evening ambience!

The fisherwoman statue/memorial at Nairn Harbour.

A trip to Dunelm for new seat throws and a good clean rug.

A walk in Cawdor Wood. My first time here and probably one of the finest woods I've visited. A massive wood of native and broadleaf trees, with many very old specimen trees. Great waymarked footpaths and many routes.

Finally, I've never seen this on a site! He was there most nights!


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