North Ledaig Caravan Park

& what’s nearby

Information
Ledaig
Oban, Argyll
PA37 1RU

Website

Email: northledaig@btconnect.com

Tel: 01631 710 291

North Ledaig Caravan Park is owned and run by Peter & Katy Weir along with son Tim and is a family-run business established in March 1962. Although affiliated to the Caravan Club they are also open to non-members with one area exclusively for Caravan Club & Motorhome club members and three smaller areas for both CC members & non-members.

 

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Facilities

Tents, Tourers & Caravans

  • Fully accessible to all disabled
  • On site shop
  • Baby and toddler room with bath
  • Playpark
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Two toilet blocks with W.C’s, Showers, W.H.B and modesty cubicles.
  • Information room
  • Dishwash & veg preparation areas
  • Chemical toilet emptying point
  • Camperclean machine which will empty your Thetford toilet cassette, rinse it and fill it with a new charge of chemical fluid
Getting there

From South

Turn left off A85 (Tyndrum – Oban) in Connel onto A828 (signposted Fort William) and cross the Connel Bridge (clearance height 4.1mtrs). North Ledaig Caravan Park is on the left in about 1 mile. From Oban on A85 turn right at Connel onto A828 (Fort William) then as above.

From North

On A82 (Fort William/Glencoe) at roundabout in Ballachulish turn right onto A828 (sign posted Connel, Oban). Our Park is on the right in 24 miles (1 mile past Benderloch village).

 

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What's nearby

The campsite is perfectly situated as a stopover or base camp. It also has the luxury of a shingle beach at the bottom of the campsite and cycle path going through the campsite on its way to Fort William and beyond. So, there’s a lot to keep you busy. Here are some highlights: –

Walk down to the beach and turn right at the water’s edge with the campsite behind you, you can follow the shore line until you reach an outcrop of rocks, just beyond the campsite. This is OK for a short morning stroll to stretch your legs but if you were to turn left at the shore line, after 1.5 miles, you will eventually reach Ledaig Point. This Peninsula gives you a different perspective of views, including the Connel Bridge. A cantilever bridge that spans Loch Etive at Connel. The bridge crosses the narrowest part of the loch, at the Falls of Lora. It is a category B listed structure

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Route 78 cycle path. Runs from Campbeltown to Inverness. It was officially launched as the Caledonia Way in 2016 as part of the wider redevelopment of Scotland’s cycle network. It runs from the Kintyre peninsula to the Great Glen and the route varies from on road to traffic-free forest trails and canal paths. What a special cycle path to be running through your campsite!

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If you are looking for a scenic road trip, then you should turn left out of the campsite onto the A828 and just drive! You will have plenty of photo opportunities and points of interest along the way. Such as: –

An afternoon tea at Barcaldine Castle. On the south shore of Loch Creran, located just 2.5 miles from the village of Barcaldine and 1.5 miles from the village of Benderloch. From Benderloch, at the school turn off the A828 and take the road signposted to Tralee, South Shian, Eriska and Barcaldine Castle. Booking is required.

Loch Creran is a beautiful sea loch to the North of Oban, on the West coast of Scotland. It is a protected site because of an abundance of Serpulid Reefs and Horse Mussel Beds, which are found in only a few areas in the world. It is so special that boats are not allowed to anchor and any development has to be very carefully assessed.

If you want to stretch your legs or work up an appetite the we would recommend at stop at Sutherland’s Grove Forest Walks Car Park. There is a 2.75-mile walk that is waymarked in blue as the Troll Trail.

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Turn right out of the campsite and you will soon be driving over the famous Connel Bridge and onto the A85. From her. e, you can drive the short 5 miles into Oban. Here are some highlights we would recommend: –

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel is only a slight detour off the A85, down a B road called Kirk Road about 2.3 miles from Connel Bridge. The location of this castle, looking out to Loch Etive and the surrounding green space makes for a pleasant visit with plenty of photo opportunities.

McCaig’s Tower is an Oban landmark that should get a close up visit. It is built of Bonawe granite taken from the quarries across Airds Bay, on Loch Etive. Its circumference is about 200 metres with two-tiers of 94 lancet arches. The view from many of the arches is worth the visit alone.

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. A small ruined castle located on a hill north of the town of Oban. You will enjoy enjoys views over towards the island of Kerrera and a view of the town, harbour, and outlying isles. The Museum, Castle and Grounds provide an exciting journey of discovery, where visitors of all ages can learn about the history of the castle, the noble MacDougall family and life on the west coast of Scotland through exciting exhibitions and displays.

Ferries and excursions leave Oban to many Scottish Islands. Some are direct and good for day trips, such as Kerrera. Lismore and Mull. Other Islands can be visited, such as Iona via Mull or if you have more time to explore then you should consider Coll & Tiree. Each Island has its own unique reason to visit and the more time you can spend on each, the better.

 

Read about our trip

North Ledaig Caravan Park is about 6.5 miles outside the town of Oban, Scotland, on the A828. Oban is a popular tourist destination as well as giving you access to the Scottish Islands of Mull, Coll and Tiree. So North Ledaig is ideally situated as a stop over or as a base to go exploring.

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We choose North Ledaig for a slightly different reason. Tom had recently had an operation on his left wrist and was off work and Aileen, through her work, wanted to visit a couple of companies in the area.

Whilst staying there, all be it just overnight, we discovered enough about the campsite to ensure we will return at a later date.

We arrived in early March 2020, pre COVID lockdown but were aware that the infection rate was starting to increase. Looking back to that visit, we were fortunate to have a campervan than is self contained and the campsite was virtually empty but knowing what we know now, we wouldn’t have gone.

That said, the campsite is immaculate and perfectly situated with lovely views over Ardmucknish Bay and the Isle of Mull beyond. Seeing the Isle of Mull brought back great memories from one of our previous trips – Visit the Isle of Mull

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North Ledaig offers large pitches and is landscaped in such a way that it creates a feeling of open space. Much to our delight, there is a cycle path that runs straight through the campsite. A 48-mile stretch from Oban to Fort William, which is part of the The Caledonia Way and is one of the main reasons that we will return!

The beach is mainly shingle and if you turn right at the water’s edge with the campsite behind you, you can follow the shore line until you reach an outcrop of rocks. We enjoyed taking Sam, our dog, a walk along this stretch. He’s getting old so that was far enough for him but if you wanted a longer walk, about 1.5 miles, then turn left at the shore line and you will eventually reach Ledaig Point. This Peninsula gives you a different set of views, including the Connel Bridge.

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Unfortunately on this occasion our trip is light on stories to tell you but it was nice to get away and as it turned out, it was the only trip we had for the next 5 months due to the lockdown. Which, as the months went on, made this trip very special.

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