Lochranza Caravan and Campsite
Lochranza Campsite by Nigel Wells
Kathryn and I have been wardens of Lochranza Campsite and manager/ greenkeepers of Lochranza Golf Course since January 2010. This life-changing opportunity came about when, during a sea kayaking tour of Scottish Islands the previous summer, a casual chat we had with the owner, Mr. Iain Robertson, revealed that he was looking to retire.
We have not looked back, though this wild western edge of Europe has its fair share of challenges. Lochranza is a beautiful and unique place; and everyday sights here still make us say “wow” in amazement. No wonder The Queen chose to spend the first night of her honeymoon out in the loch on the royal yacht Britannia.
Lochranza’s unusual name is thought to be Old Norse for “the loch of the rowan tree river”. The village lies at the north end of the Isle of Arran which is the most southerly of Scotland’s stunning Western Isles. White-washed cottages in Lochranza cluster round the picturesque castle ruin and steep mountainsides sweep up to jagged ridges. Red deer loiter on the golf course and red squirrels scamper in the trees along the campsite burn. Seals, otters and basking sharks are frequently sighted in walks along the coast and eagles soar overhead from high craggy perches.
At Lochranza Campsite you can soak up the natural beauty and timeless peace of the area. We cater for tents, motorhomes and caravans. As keen campers ourselves, Kathryn and I aim to offer our visitors the kind of camping experience we seek for ourselves when we go away, that is hot showers that really are hot; clean toilet facilities; quiet nights; a campers’ room for rainy days, and a helpful warden to point you in the right direction if things don’t go according to plan. Basically, we aim to offer you facilities which make your camping comfortable and easy whilst maintaining the natural, unspoilt environment. You can find full details by visiting our website (see below).
Lots of walks and cycle routes start right from the campsite. Everywhere you go in the area you’ll find fascinating geology, history and wildlife. You can get a taste of real Scottish culture by visiting the nearby Isle of Arran Whisky Distillery, or by playing golf on our delightful 9 hole course. It’s also easy to travel over to Kintyre on the small Calmac ferry. To round off a good day out you can have a delicious meal next door where Val and Rino run the popular Stags Pavilion restaurant and Wee Shop.
We hope to see you soon.
You can find out more about Lochranza Campsite and Lochranza Golf Course by visiting:-
Campsite Blog: www.lochranzacaravanandcamping.blogspot.com
Our websites: www.arran-campsite.com
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