Snail Spaces: Culloden Moor Site (CMC)

Close to Inverness, Culloden Moor is a relatively small site. Built on a hillside, the pitches are not entirely level and ramps may be necessary.

Plentiful hot water feeds the fully controllable showers. Radio 2 piped into the facilities block. One washer, one dryer. £4 to wash and £1 for 15 minutes drying. Small shop stock in Reception with swapping library for RNLI donations and growing herbs to pick outside the door. The usual friendly reception from the wardens.

Direct access from the site into the forest for dog walking is a major plus for us and for Nell.  The forest is a damp one. Midges are not an impossibility.

The forest can be a little soggy

Newlands, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Highlands, IV2 5EF, Scotland

Last visit August 2017

Snail Spaces: Brahan Estate (CL)

A five-van CL, the Brahan Estate offers waste disposal and fresh water, peace and quiet and miles of walking.

Parking at Brahan is between the oak trees lining the drive

Parking is above the Ha-ha and under the old Oaks on a tree-lined drive. The pitches are undefined and there is masses of space in which to fit five units.

Plenty of space

The view across a barley field edged by trees with hills beyond is beautiful.

August 2017

Buzzards fly overhead, owls hoot in the night and shy deer visit from time to time. There is an arboretum to admire and a dog cemetery to visit. There are walks through woods and along the River Conon.

Out with Nell

Management is relaxed and informal.

A blissful spot to stay.

Last visited August 207

Snail Spaces: Dunbeath Harbour

Motorhomes are welcome in Dunbeath. Toilets are close by and picnic tables available. Dog walking along the beach and river, extensive walks back up river on the other side of the A9. Shop up in the village.

Drive along to the harbour and keep on going past the spot where you think you should stop. There is a parking area beyond the ice house and behind the empty cottage below the cliff.

It is a popular and busy spot, with many cars coming and going so please park considerately.

Quiet. Poor radio signal, no phone or internet.

Please leave a donation in the box in the boat house collection box.

Last visit August 2017, last stayed September 2016

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