Camping pitch on our lovely lochside campsite suitable for tents, cars & small campervans.
The Owner Says
Take your pick of available grass pitches at our lovely lochside campsite – Little Loch Broom is just beyond a small hillock. We do not assign particular pitch numbers for bookings made online, so when you arrive please take an available pitch. Some of our pitches have fire pits - availability of fire pits is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are booking for several tents, please book a pitch per unit, but feel free to pitch together when you arrive! If you require a pitch with an electric hookup, please select one of our four pitches with electric hookup, if available.
Tents, groups, dogs – yes. Campervans (max 3 at any one time; max length 6m) – yes. Caravans - no.
The site is a great place for walking, climbing and kayaking (no fee for launching if you bring one) – there is a colony of seals living just a quick paddle away, often dozing on the rocks or popping up for a peak. Corrieshalloch Gorge is a spectacular chasm that you can reach easily by road (20 minutes). There’s also An Teallach (8 miles away) – ‘Scotland’s finest ridge walk’ and including 2 Munros – the 635-metre Beinn Ghobhlach just behind the campsite, and a beautiful 5-mile loch-side stroll to the roadless off-grid community of Scoraig. Much further afield, Gairloch Marine Life Centre (40 miles; 01445 712636) sees visitors join an expert marine biologist on a 2-hour cruise to spot porpoises, whales, dolphins and basking sharks.
Food & Drink
The Dundonnell Hotel (01854 633204; nr Dundonnell; 7½ miles) has a restaurant and also does fine bar meals with frequent live music – choose either the Cocktail or the Broombeg Bar. If you’re prepared to head further afield, the Frigate Café (01854 612969) in Ullapool is a classy continental bistro that seems to have got lost and turned up in the far north-west of Scotland. It has a great little kids’ area and a backroom where you can hide from the weather with a hot chocolate.
I really like this site! There was an issue with the hot water as mentioned by other campers but it was fixed toward the end of our stay and that made a difference. The attendant couldn't have been nicer and made himself available for all of our questions. The facilities are nice and clean, showers great when the water got fixed. The site is basic, but that's what you expect from reading about it before you come, and it has everything you need for camping. It is used mostly for tents and small vans - I can see why larger vans are discouraged from coming as it is not a site with hard standings. Water is clean and fresh from the hills but perfectly drinkable - better than your tap water at home for sure! The location can't be beaten...it's just beautiful here! I came with my wife and kids for 6 nights and we had a great time exploring down on the shore of the loch and I even got some fishing in. The site was busy but that is to be expected in the middle of summer. I would recommend this site to people who like tent or VW-type camping off the beaten track. Thank you Badrallach, we will be back.
Thank you very much for your rating and review, it is much appreciated. I am really happy you liked the site and the area so much and had a good time here, come back any time :-)
Great location, basic site but needs some tlc
We were attracted by the remoteness and opportunities for outdoor activities and we were not disappointed. Great site for easy access to hiking, climbing, watersports and for just chilling. However, we felt it did need some tlc. We weren't looking for any more facilities than hot showers and a kitchen for washing up but it felt as if the owners had let things slide and were just being a bit too 'hands off'. Some simple maintenance, repairs and thoughtful upgrades would make this site truly 'cool'.
Thanks for your review David. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Unfortunately, before you arrived I became ill with Covid and had to isolate during your stay, but I did keep all guests well informed. Consistent cover was hard to organize on short notice (although we did manage) and the longer term effects of Covid have been difficult. This has inevitably contributed to your impression of us being hands off. Since I arrived at Badrallach a great deal of care and hard work has gone into improving and maintaining the site and the business as a whole.
If you have any specific advice on maintenance and upgrades or, of course, any other concerns please do let us know and we'll be happy to get back to you.
Remote basic campsite
Peaceful and remote location. Basic facilities. No hot water for showers and washing up when we needed it, however did not affect our stay as only there for one night.
An absolutely idyllic spot. We only stayed one night whilst travelling the NC500 but would happily have stayed longer. The facilities were good with the advantage of electric hook up. The road to get to the site is a bit of an adventure in itself and adds to the feeling of being truly away from it all. Unfortunately there was no hot water when we stayed but that didn't spoil it for us and the midges were out in force but we were well prepared to do battle with them! All in all it did feel like a little piece of heaven.
Having negotiated the track, sheep and cows the scenery well worth the trip. We live in Scotland but have not seen nearly enough so an adventure here was the sun. Badrallach was great. Met lovely people from all over Europe. Showers and facilities great. Midges are a nightmare so be prepared and would recommend buying wood for campfires and ensure lots of smoke as keeps them away. The path to Scoraig is stunning ensure good walking boots shoes are worn as path can be tricky if wet and watch for cows on path they were not for moooving! Seal did pop up for a look! Lovely cafe when near end of track signposted at start of walk and about 4.5 miles in. Visited Torridon which we love and have been before. Recommend plan all trips ahead as no Wi-fi in many spots. Ullapool and the Frigate cafe lovely coffee and cake. Nearest petrol is also Ullapool so again plan ahead. Great holiday and thanks for being so beautiful and welcoming loved it despite the midges!
Take the A9 north from Inverness on to the A835 to Ullapool. Approximately 10 miles from Ullapool at Braemore Junction turn left on to the A832 for 10 miles then turn right on to the single-track Badrallach road for approximately 7 miles.
The Westerbus (01445 712255) Gairloch–Inverness–Gairloch passes the road end (approx 7 miles from the site). There is no bus-stop sign, so please wait at the junction and make sure you can be seen. The bus toward Inverness passes the road end at 08:50 on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and travels back from Inverness on the same days at 17:20 arriving at the road end just before 19:00. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to walk in either direction as the road to and from the campsite is not flat or straight and can be very exposed in places. Do not walk this path if you are not at a good level of physical fitness.