Glencoe

Aire/Campsite details:

New in 2012: 10 Motorhome hardstandings with electric hook up and water. £15/unit/night. Chemical waste disposal to site Septic tank. Heated Shower wash room (£1 for 5min shower). Licensed Café 08:30 to 16:30 or 22:30 depending on season/ weekends. Also 10 'Hobbit' camping Pods £50/night for 4 people. Small tent Camping area. See website www.glencoemountain.com

There is a car park right outside the base. Although not keen on Motorhomers staying there, some Motorhomes were parking up for overnight whilst I was there. However a few miles back down the road there is Glencoe itself where there are two campsites with full facilities open throughout the year. There is endless wild camp opportunities about the area and due to its rural location and lack of use in winter the worst to expect is a knock on the door to ask you to make sure you take your rubbish with you when you go. It's a different story in the summer where you are likely to be asked to move on.

Resort details:

Glencoe is only approximately 80-100 miles north of Glasgow. Not the normal place you think of to get a ski fix in a Motorhome. Over the past few years it has suffered from lack of snow so a good check of the weather is essential prior to travel. Other ski resorts in Scotland are Glenshee and Aviemore should Glencoe not be getting enough of the white stuff. Facilities on the resort include a bar and ski hire and in winter skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available.

Skiing details:

Glencoe consists of 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels and a black run which is the steepest in Scotland (the fly paper).  Lift passes are not cheap but by no means the most expensive you will encounter.

Report by Paul Nicholls.

Thanks to Norma Cooper for the 2012 update.