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Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park
Following a stunning drive up from Baloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond, and after passing through Glencoe. We eventually arrived at Fort William. We stopped in town to check it out on our way through and were delighted and amazed to find that both the sea front car park and the one behind Morrisons have allocated motorhome spaces. Yes, lots of them and all big enough to fit a full-sized unit in with ease. Better still the car park on the sea front (and possibly the other one) were free until the end of April.
The town has plenty to offer, this is an ideal place to replenish the supplies. There are at least two supermarkets, a High Street full of shops and plenty of place to eat. We didn’t try it but the Sea Food restaurant on the sea front looked really good. If you wish you can also get boat trips from here that take you down the loch.
Glen Nevis is a five-minute drive out of town and is located next to the Nevis River. It is a large well equipped site that even comes with a drive over drain for us motorhomers (a rare find). There is a shop adjoining reception, great toilet an d shower facilities and plenty of hardstanding’s.
Turn there is path from the rear corner of “Home Field” that leads to the Gen Nevis pub/restaurant, this seems to be run by the site and is located 500m from the site gate.
Leave the site walking and turn left you will come to a footbridge by a visitors centre that leads to the path that ascends Ben Nevis. This climb is is not for the faint hearted and the signs warn that this is a seven hour round trip, they also raise awareness of the required kit that you should have before embarking on this journey. Just over the river and up the hill there is a pub/bunkhouse that is worth a visit, try one of the real ales….
For those that don’t fancy climbing Ben Nevis cross the footbridge and follow the opposite bank upstream for just under a mile and you will come to another foot bridge that crosses back towards the Youth Hostel. Head back towards the site and the Glen Nevis pub is on you left again try the ale…