Venture out to our most northerly Scottish campsite in the Western Highlands.
Our Inverewe Gardens Club campsite shares its name with the world-famous tropical Inverewe Gardens created by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862. This lush oasis perches on a peninsula at the edge of Loch Ewe surrounded by more than 2,000 acres of conservation estate.
Our campsite, just a short walk away, is another oasis of peace and calm. This pretty tree-lined site enjoys glorious views that extend over Loch Ewe – the eagle-eyed may spot otters and seals enjoying the waters. Catch the weather right and the sunsets from here are sublime.
The site has toilet and shower facilities, a laundry and backpacker facilities. For provisions the village of Poolewe, a short walk away has a good shop, as well as a tearoom and hotel.
There are plenty of walks to be enjoyed from site or cycle to Inveradale around the Loch. Further north Rubha nan Sasan, beyond Cove is home to a range of WWII command posts and gun emplacements which helped guard the entrance to Loch Ewe during the war.
Nearby Gairloch has a heritage Museum and Marine Life Centre offering daily cruises to survey dolphins, whales and seals.
Access and SatNav Advice
Recommended approach to the site is from Gairloch side due to steep hill from Ullapool direction.
Backpackers have an undercover eating and cooking area. A mobile butcher/grocery van visits twice a week. Most shops and fuel stations close on a Sunday. No bank in Poolewe but post office has a cashpoint
A market with fresh produce takes place at the village hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Inverewe Gardens Poolewe
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Drinking water taps
Club Site Wi-fi
Battery charging facilities
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
The site is across the road from the beach and a short walk to the Inverewe NT gardens. Poolewe has very few shops and you feel part of the community in the Post Office / village store.
The site is immaculate, clean and well tended. Infact the lawns are probably the best tended on any site to date! The wardens were friendly and always ready to help where they could.
Inverewe gardens are worth a visit, best in spring or early summer but very busy and quite expensive. The coastal road north of Inverewe is a very scenic route with views over the sea lochs past Aultbea.
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This is a great site, nicely placed for walking and exploring the countryside. A good mix of pitches for caravans and tents, although you really need a mallet when trying to get pegs into the hardcore ground. We were pitched next to the road, so there was a bit of traffic noise to contend with but it's not a busy road. The facilities were extremely well kept and clean, with plenty of hot water for showers and washing. I'd recommend to anyone.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
I just don't like the midges! But that can't be helped. Its perfect. Everything is clean and its a nice view of loch ewe from the campsite. Great walks. And last year I found a slow worm on one of the walks. I have to say, the potatoes from the shop up the road are the best! The Inverewe Gardens are lovely and really big! Probably the size of Poolewe! I'm coming back this year but in a tent this time. I'm hoping the midges don't get in! But I'm very excited!! :)
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
I can honestly say we haven't been to a site that is any better than Poolewe. The Wardens are so friendly, they never stopped working. It was either cleaning, painting or gardening. When we arrived on site both my husband and I commented on the appearance of the site. The Flowers and Grass were pristine. We
actually left a card when we left as it was such a pleasure spending time there and we appreciated all their hard work. It will certainly be on our list for a longer return visit. Thanks again to the Wardens, we appreciated your hard work.
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Achnasheen – 36 miles