Speyside by Craigellachie


This blog is about my most recent trip, from 18th 'til the 21st June 2022, taking my tally for nights in the van this year to 35 so far.

This was really a 'spur of the moment' trip. I had been browsing online the night before this trip, looking at both Clubs of which I'm a member, the Caravan and Motorhome, and the Camping and Caravanning Clubs. The C&CC Site in Speyside, known as 'Speyside by Craigellachie' had pitches available over the next while which, usually for these times, offered some real value for money.

As it was forecast to be bright, I selected a non-electric (I have solar) grass pitch, which totalled around £25 for 3 nights. Fantastic!

My fine, quiet pitch.

The site itself is formed on an old WW2 POW camp and there is still evidence of it's former use, such as the shadows of the bases of the nissen huts which once housed the prisoners.

The toilet block was once the ablutions block for the prisoners, and although refitted and upgraded, it still has some of the building features and cubicles.

The site itself is adequate, and pleasant enough but is definitely more on the Clubs 'rustic' types of place!

I spent a lot of time walking around the nearby forest at Archiestown, but walked a section of the Speyside Way near Carron with it's stunning distillery. This is minutes from the site.

Passing an old Railway Halt on the path.

And some huge trees, probably once within one of the nearby estates.

The Spey near Carron.

And the lovely bridge over the Spey, The Bridge of Carron.

Also visited Aberlour, and on the return stopped at the Telford Bridge at Craigellachie.

It was a great trip with some fine walking.

A short drone movie of the site.


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