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"Spectacular views and a range of watersports on Lake Morlich’s sandy beach"
In the heart of the Cairngorms – Glenmore provides the perfect forest campsite in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As one of the finest places in Britain for wildlife those holidaying at Glenmore can see deer, otters and even golden eagles as well as a host of other animals. In the summer, Ranger Activities suitable for all the family will give campers the chance to learn more about the forest and its wildlife. Set by the stunning Loch Morlich, there is also a wide range of activities for people who enjoy watersports including sailing and during the winter skiing is available. Only 15 minutes drive from the town of Aviemore, Glenmore offers a great range of activities to meet most interests making it the perfect forest camping site for a long or short break.
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Glenmore - CairngormsGlenmore Caravan and Camping SiteAviemoreInverness-shirePH22 1QU
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Please Note: Some Scottish season dates vary slightly to the above:
26-30 Jun - Bank Holiday 1-19 Jul - Bank Holiday 2 - 5 Aug Bank Holiday 23-26 Aug High Season 1 Sep High Season 11-19 Oct Mid Season 25-31 Oct Low Season 1-2 Nov Low Season
We have visited glenmore on a number of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there. We had not booked for our stay this Easter weekend and were surprised to find that they did have vacancies. however when the receptionist asked us if we wanted to pay the Â£33.00 per night before she booked us in, we understood why there was vacancies. Rothiemurchas along the road was Â£10.00 per night cheaper. We stayed at High Ridge in Aviemore itself for Â£24.00 per night. I think that glenmore or forest holidays need to look again at their 2013 prices and fall into line with charges at the other campsites in Aviemore!! Unfortunately we won't be back at those prices.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Younger couples
This will be our third year coming to Glenmore. The scenery and location are fabulous and plenty to do in and around Aviemore. The facilities are very good, although the shower block nearest the camping site can get muddy in wet weather (which we had a lot of last year!). Not keen on the water points as it is very difficult to lift a full waste water barrel into the drain to empty - perhaps a ramp instead? The wardens run a tight ship and do not allow speeding cars, noisy campers, dogs running around, etc. With a beach on your doorstep, a shop close by and a lovely tea room with seating to watch the red squirrels - just perfect!
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
Site was good size, hot water at shower block even with a good 4 inches of snow. Would be perfect if other campers respected others space around their pitch and not just let their kids run around others units while they are setting up theirs. Not the campsites fault
DATE STAYED: February 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
As a young family we love this site! We've visted twice in the last two years in our tent. There are two downsides to this site. The first is that there is not a room to go to when it's raining - we had a lot of rain during our last stay and it would be nice to have a games room or some sort of room so we could have gotten out of the tent. The second downside is that the playground is not actually on the site, it's in forest beside the site and a public carpark. A little playpark on the site would be great. No complaints about the staff, they are lovely, helpful and very friendly! The rule of no noise after 10pm is strictly adhered to, some people were asked to leave beacuse of the noise they were making at 1am while we were there.
The site is ideal for children to play and cycle on their bike or scooter. It is in a great location and Loch Morlich is amazing with the added bonus of a little cafe on the man made beach for a hot chocolate or two! We're planning to return again in 2013 in our caravan.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Site not particularly upgraded since Forestry Commission franchised out
to Camping Club. Perfect location could be a top class site. Water points never been updated in the last 30 years-awkward to use and muddy underfoot. Can't be very hygienic. Hardstandings good but very untidy surroundings.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Glenmore...The reception staff and wardens were lovely and friendly..the site was spotless and very well kept..a real credit to the staff...The access to the lake and beach was lovely..the children enjoyed swimming in the loch and collecting pine cones...The toilets were spotless as were the showers which were HOT...plenty of sinks to go round and a great dishwashing area..local information is everywhere around the site..we hired a bike for our eldest son which came with a helmet and lock for Â£21.00 for the week..he rode round the site for hours..!!! There is a regular bus service directly outside the camp which runs to the base of the mountains and to Aviemore..All in all a stunning site and one we will return too..if you're in the area give it a try..it's lovely..!!! xxx
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Site was full and as already noted in a previous review.....the shower s were cold in one of the woman's block...most annoying for them.......Such a shame as this spoilt what could have been a pleasurable time at a great scenic location.
This is the second time we have stayed at this site which although relatively secluded is excellent if you like Cycling / walking /water sports. There is a small cafe / shop just off site which sells basics and has a great little cafe section selling chips and pies etc. The location is beautifull and the only down side would be if it rained as limited in door activities in area. The only down side to the entire site that we can see is there are no individual wash basins in toilets. An excellent run site which understands that children do want to play ball games and ride there bikes.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
An excellent location beside Loch Morlich which has its own sandy beach. Some great walks and unbelievable scenery. Local shop just by the site with a nice little cafe, and just 15 minutes walk away a really good bar with awesome views of the Cairngorms.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
A really great location which we have visited many times. I am adding a review after our latest stay to add to other reviews about the facilities on this site. Bearing in mind that this is a busy site, you would expect the facilities to be well maintained, but I am afraid this is not the case. On our stay before the end of September, one of the was blocks was already closed for winter, one of the chemical waste points was out of action and the drain was blocked at one of the waste water points. If you can put up with these deficiencies, you will have a fantastic stay at one of the most picturesque sites in the country.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
This is a great site in a perfect location. There are great toilet and shower blocks and the showers are perfect if you like showering in cold water. When confronted with this information the staff claimed that it was because the site was busy. So they have built nice new shower block which only work properly when the site is quiet. We are going back this year and will again complain if the showers are cold. If enough people do this it might eventually change.
DATE STAYED: July 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families
During my 5 day stay we had 4 days of snow so keeping the site open was a challenge for the site managers. During the winter there is usually no water other than at the one toilet block open at the bottom of the camp. Whilst there water was out for a day and so only the toilets could be used. Also the chemical outlet point became full and so campers had to trek to the other toilet block near the entrance. Using this site you have to be aware that it is in the wilds of the Cairngorms and therefore in the winter you cannot expect comfort and facilities to be working all the time. Having said that this was the best time that I have stayed on this site. I was snug and warm with a hook-up in my motorhome. It was peaceful with only a few other vans, mostly seasonal residents. It can get very busy in the summer both with people and with midgies!! Can't wait for next Feb / March to stay here again!
DATE STAYED: March 2011
Arrived to find part of camp site closed due to snow and frozen facilities but we parked up amongst the pine trees and then could step out to the sandy shore of the loch, although due to cold temperatures decided not to swim. Rest of family went off skiing, extra buses had been laid on to take skiers up to the mountain, as a non skier I took bus into Aviemore. Bus stops outside the camp, there is also a small shop on the site and winter sports equipment could also be hired here. Plenty of walks in the area for various levels of fitness. Only downside due to the weather, was that the walk to the washing/toilet block was treacherous in parts due to icy paths. Staff very friendly.
DATE STAYED: December 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
We were really looking forward to spending our first 3 nights of camping as a family at this site. The facilities are fantastic with great toilet and shower facilities although my husband said that there was no hot water in the showers on the first morning.
Unfortunately our stay was ruined by a couple having a domestic between midnight and 0300 hours. Not to mention having to listen to some extremely loud snoring from several other tents. As the site was full, I felt that the tents were all very close together (min 6 m apart for fire reasons). I wouldn't recommend this site to anyone looking for a peaceful break. Watch out for the midges too.
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