For caravan rallies with an eye on the Oban area…

Caravan rallies are always fun – the range of vans, the renewal of friendships, the explorations, the discoveries – and the memories.

Argyll and the west coast of Scotland are favoured destinations for caravans, with the fabulous scenery inland and on the coast and the access to walks and sporting activities of so many kinds for adults, children and families.

But planning a caravan rally is no easy gig.

It’s not easy to find a place with enough spaces to accommodate a rally.

Now an Argyll business has had the notion of providing just such a facility – a field set aside for the very purpose of caravan rallies.

The Highfield Caravan Rally facility is run by Adrian and Elaine Lauder – who also run the dive, sea angling and charter boat, MV Gannet – offering all sorts of business and leisure linkages to visitors on wheeled accommodation.

The three acre and ‘fairly flat’ rally field will accommodate around 30 touring rigs and is nine miles from Oban – the prettiest west coast town – and set in a quiet country location close to the sea and with peaceful views overlooking fields and trees to the hills beyond.

It has a fully tarmacked entrance drive way; easy entrance and exit with ‘in’ and ‘out’ gates set at an angle for easy turning; a gravel access track around the field between the gates; and four water points and grey water disposal points onsite, with CCEP close by.

The grass is kept mown and tidy and there are several possible day excursions that can be arranged.

For wet days, Oban has the Oban Phoenix cinema, with a varied programme to suit all ages and interests and running several shows a day. Then there’s the hugely successful Atlantic Leisure centre, tours to see seal colonies, the Oban open topped bus tour that takes you down to Easdale and the Slate Isles, the golf courses, the airport nearby with trips out to Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Islay, Oban;s own famous Scotch whisky distillery, the ruined  Dunollie Castle and its Jacobite 745 house – and restaurants that can live with any competition anywhere …

This is a bit of a dream for caravan rallies.

HIghfield is a very well though out facility, with an educated eye to the practical and holiday needs of the caravanning community; adding to what Argyll can offer to its visitors and making it as easy and attractive as possible.

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3 Responses to For caravan rallies with an eye on the Oban area…

  1. and the LORN Community Producers market is just around the corner at Kintaline Farm, and are so popular with Highfield Rally goers that their repeat customers check with us before booking the next years dates to make sure they get at least one market in their stay.
    We love having them.
    LORN Crafters can also organise workshops at the rally field, a great way to pass the evening and learn new skills.
    Looking forward to welcoming to more rallies to Highfield.

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  2. You didn’t mention the fantastic sandy beach just a short walk down the track opposite the entrance to the caravan site or the warm welcome you get from Elaine and Adrian … no wonder so many people keep coming back!

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  3. I am pleased for the caravan rally and the more tourists we have the better.

    However, the gloomy side to the caravans arriving in Oban is that they have to travel on our trunk roads. This in itself is not a problem, the problem is that whilst the Scottish Govt spends millions of tax payers money building cycle tracks for cyclists to commute between villages and towns, a number of cyclists still insist on using the trunk roads.

    This means, that the caravans will be held up by cyclists, even when they try to overtake the cyclists, this will be difficult as the roads are bendy and caravans are wide and bulky which makes overtaking cyclists difficult.

    The only way to keep the roads safe is to make it law that cyclists have to use cycle tracks when they are available (and should be heavily fined if they do not use the cycle tracks). This will allow for less hazards on the road, caravaners will have a more pleasant journey on the roads, and commuters and cyclists will be safe.

    Keep our roads safe in Argyll.

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