Badrallach

Croft 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, Ross-shire IV23 2QP
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Where the end of the road is the start of your adventure.

How does it feel to get to the end of a track that’s eight miles from the nearest main road, in a lost corner of north-west Scotland? That’s a question that Badrallach’s owners, Mick and Ali Stott, have put a great deal of thought and effort into answering.

To start with, if you’ve come this far, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be aiming to get away from it all – including other people. So there are individual camping pitches hidden away between bushes and behind rowan thickets.You navigate between these on a web of little paths and bridges that will have younger campers playing hide-and-seek for hours. And now that you are here, you will probably want to sit quietly, rest, and simply gaze at the amazing scenery. Doing this is so much more fun with a fire crackling at your feet, and so firepits are duly provided. If you should venture out on the hills, you will probably get wet/muddy/sweaty/all three in the course of a day, so you want showers that do more than tickle and tease. The loo block itself may be in an old farm building, but it is still one of the brightest and most welcoming washing facilities we’ve ever seen.

It’s also fun to play table tennis, but it seems a shame to be inside when there are all those lovely mountains to look at – so why not put the table outside? It’s bonkers considering the weather, but hey – it works. And finally, since this part of the world is the haunt of the mischievous highland midge, Mick and Ali have installed a ‘Midgebuster’ – an ingenious device that attracts the insects then literally hoovers them up so they can’t bother you any more.Well, that’s the theory; it’s still advisable to bring some repellent!

Nature has also laid on a smorgasbord of adventures for you to savour. Sit at Badrallach for any length of time and you’ll become fascinated by mighty An Teallach, the mountain that sits over the loch, hunching its shoulders and glowering. If you do climb this splendid hill, remember it is one of the most precipitous ridges of any mountain in Britain and you should be fully prepared (in mind as well as body). If you fancy a more casual wander there are paths running directly from the campsite along the foreshore and up to Beinn Ghobhlach, the hill behind the site. The campsite also looks over Little Loch Broom, which is reached by a short path. If you are a paddle-fanatic you’ll find the crinkled coastline fascinating to explore. Just further along is Scoraig, one of the remotest communities in Britain, which is only accessible by boat or a five-mile walk. But that’s just the kind of thing you’ll have time for. You can bring your own craft or hire kayaks and inflatables on site.There are also sea-fishing rods available, so if you’ve ever thought you might like to live a more nautical life but haven’t been able to learn the ropes, Badrallach is the perfect place to dip your toe in the water.

Once you’ve been at Badrallach for a few days you will settle into a new rhythm of existing. Time drifts here and pulls you along with it. So when you are finally packing up, you find yourself asking a very different question – how will it feel when you return to the world at the end of the road eight miles away?

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Remote highland lochshore site with camp fires, kayaks, and fishing. Walk An Teallach, Scoraig Peninsular, Beinn Ghoblach or relax and have a dram - Bliss!

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★★★★☆

Badrallach

Difficult to reach but well worth the trip. A small and friendly campsite with a great lochside location. They’ve installed midge busters which makes the summer evenings tolerable.

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.

We made the drive here in a storm and nearly didn't make it! So glad the van held out, it was such a lovely welcome and we had the place to ourselves. The facilities are amazing! If only we could have something like this as our own home!! The sun came out and we stayed an extra night with exceptional views of An Teallach. We'll be back!!

1 of 1 readers found this review useful.

★★★★☆

beautiful & remote

As well as being in a beautiful location the facilities provided are superb too.  So if you want to shower and use the loos they're well looked after.  We had an amazing time spending four nights in this gorgeous part of the world, exploring, climbing, cycling, kayaking, in all a great experience.

1 of 1 readers found this review useful.

★★★★★

Well worth a visit

Just had a marvellous week at this truly wonderful and magical wee haven. The owners were fantastic and very helpful. Met some lovely people and our little girl had a ball playing with her new friends in the bothy. Very reasonably priced week and with hookup for glampers. Our two dogs were made very welcome, they really enjoyed playing down by the Loch. If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you.  Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place.

★★★★★

Magical!

As Phil and Kirsty say "Location, location, location".  It hits the spot, more than!  Beautiful, peaceful with an otherworldly atmosphere.  Enter a more gentle, less frantic, and "what day is it" mode.  We spent 8 nights here in a tent.  I wish it was 8 more and then some.  Lovely pitches amongst the gorse, giving shelter and privacy, and plenty of room if you have a bigger tent.  Fresh, naturally filtered spring water from the hills on tap (my skin has never looked so good!)  Showers powerful with piping hot water 24/7 and toilets spotless.  Brilliant set up includes a cosy bothy, with log burner,  which all campers can use if not exclusively booked out (notice is given in advance).  With reference to  previous reviews would like to add re midgies - it is Scotland (there's no many places without them)!!!; re wind - it is Scotland and the Atlantic Coast; re rain - it is Scotland and the Atlantic Coast!! Scotland is an island ie 4 seasons in a day and uncontrollable!!!   D'oh!!!

It is beautiful, peaceful and far from the" madding, camping", crowd which makes it all worthwhile!! We had a wonderful time here and will be back!  Thank you!

Jayne, Andy, two minions and a dug! :-) xxx

★★★★☆

tranquil and perfect

We, (my husband and 2 pre-schoolers ageed 3 and 4) came up here on a spur of the moment decision, just for a night! Madness I know! was sooooo worth the drive, had a brilliant time, just a bit of a trek to the beach, which with 2 little ones can be a daunting experience, would come back in a heart beat, the facilities are second to none, the best I have come across whilst camping!!!

★★★★☆

Badrallach amazing

We stayed at Badrallach for 3 nts. Campsite is very basic, but exactly what we were after. Clean toilet blocks, showers and a small kitchen area inside the block. There's also the cutest little bothy house which can be booked. Campsite is pretty exposed and our gazeebo blew away (we needed it the night before as the rain was terrible!) so we had to collect those bits the following morning. I would stay here again, we had a great time with friends :) p.s. bring midgie spray!

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It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

Badrallach: It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.

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