FAQ – General

Can I bring one or more dogs?
Yes, you can bring your dogs. There is a charge per dog (see tariff) and we only allow a maximum of 2 dogs in each caravan or camping hut.

How bad is the road over the pass? Can I take a large vehicle over it?

The highroad to Applecross is a steep (1 in 4) single-track road and includes several hair-pin bends. You need to be a confident driver and able to reverse over a relatively long distance to the nearest passing place if required to do so.
If that doesn’t deter you – it is a well worth experience. To reassure you a bit: touring buses and big lorries drive over it if they have an experienced driver. (On the other hand – you could meet one of them and that is exactly why you need to be confident reversing your vehicle!)
As on all single track roads PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE PASSING PLACES TO LET ANYBODY QUEING UP BEHIND YOU PASS! This is extremely important as the person behind you could be a doctor or┬ávolunteer firefighter on call. (And as we all know – frustration can cause an accident.)

When is the best time to come?
There is no real answer to this question. The weather is very unpredictable and it can be beautiful sunshine or storm & rain at any time of the year. You may want to choose your stay according to whether you enjoy a place more lively during the main holiday periods or a bit more quiet off the main season.

Can I avoid the midges? How bad are they?
The midges usually are strongest during July and August. They start about June and disappear around October depending on the previous winter and late/early frost. Midges don’t like strong sun and will be gone with the slightest breeze. Therefore you can have a complete midge-free holiday at any time, but if unlucky they can be quite a nuisance. If you are concerned we recommend you come before end of May or after mid September.

Do you allow BBQs?

We don’t allow campfires, but you are welcome to bring a free-standing BBQ.

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4 Responses to “FAQ – General”

  1. kerry grady says:

    Hello
    I would just like to say thank you for a beautiful stay last week, it is the first time i have been to scotland and your site did not dissapoint, a memorable stay thank you , will be returning.
    thanks again
    Kerry (staffordshire)

  2. admin says:

    Thank you.

  3. Deborah says:

    Just wondering the best route to come in from Kincraig with a caravan? Your comments above are useful but don’t mention a caravan.
    Thank you

  4. admin says:

    Hello,
    You need to come from the North route via Sheildaig if you are towing a caravan

    Cheers
    Ali