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Pine Trees Leisure Park
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Exeter
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5 reviews
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“Excellent campsite”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

A group of 10 of us recently booked this site for 3 nights at the end of May.
We chose it primarily for its location as most of the group were walking the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William and this seemed like a good base for the middle sections of the walk(we had a 17 seat minibus for transporting walkers to and from each day’s walks).
We arrived around mid-afternoon after a very long and hot day packing up all our kit from our previous campsite and received a really warm welcome. We originally booked (and paid a very small deposit) for 12 people and 3 large pitches but ended up with 10 people due to family bereavement and needed 1 large and 2 smaller pitches. No problem whatsoever – we had previously agreed on a flat rate per person per night and that is exactly what we paid.

The site is very neatly landscaped and backed by a wooded area and a small river. It is adjacent to the main road (A82) and the railway but neither of these were busy enough to cause us any disturbance.

All the facilities of Tyndrum were just a couple of minutes’ walk away. It is only a tiny place but it does pack in an award winning fish and chip shop, a Visit Scotland centre, a petrol station, two railway stations (for Oban and Glasgow/Fort William), two good shops and a pub serving reasonable food. There were a couple of other pubs and a small supermarket 10 minutes down the road in Crianlarich - another tiny place despite virtually every road sign in Scotland pointing towards it! It is worth noting that there are virtually no other facilities for many miles in any direction.

We were allocated 3 spacious pitches adjacent to the shower block and the warden could not have been more helpful e.g there was a wooden shelter with a 6 seat picnic table for outdoor eating next to our tents – without us saying a word he turned up with another table so that our whole party could eat together.

This was just one of so many nice touches that really made us feel welcome :

• The well fitted out laundry even had a rotary clothes line with pegs supplied. Need some more pegs? Just ask.
• There were purpose built barbeque stands dotted around the site that were free to use.
• The warden provided hot bacon rolls for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch at ridiculously cheap prices – all delivered to our tents at whatever time we wanted.
• The loos and showers were immaculate and kept scrupulously clean at all times. Hair dryers were supplied free of charge.
• There was an unfortunate incident one night -a group in a nearby tent had rather too much to drink and caused quite a disturbance. First thing the following morning – before we even had chance to mention it – the offending group were told to pack up and go immediately (and the mess they left behind was cleared up in minutes).

We were so pleased with the site that we extended our stay by 2 further nights –our original plan was to move to Fort William, 45 miles away, but the driving to and from each section of the walk was very easy and it did not make sense to go to all the trouble of moving all our stuff again.

Wanting to make an early start for our 500+ mile drive home we enquired about using the small log cabins on site for our final night – the idea being to load up all the tents and equipment the evening before. No problem - for just £1 per person extra they let us have 3 cabins and I have to say they were excellent value for money. The cabins looked virtually new and had electric light and heating, an electric kettle and comfortable beds – they were also well insulated so I reckon they would even be very comfortable during the colder months. We all agreed that, had we known these cabins were so comfortable we would not have bothered with the tents at all!

To summarise a fantastically neat and tidy site with good facilities close at hand, excellent customer service and a good base for the second half of the WHW.

Room Tip: Even if you are camping it is worth a look at the log cabins - good value and very comfortable
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Livingston
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Our first time in a hiker hut, only stayed 2 nights but thought the views stunning, hut, showers,toilets immaculate, had shower block to myself when I used it, showers hot and powerful. broken radiator in hut replaced straight away. staff we encountered friendly and helpful. would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hameln, Germany
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

A beautiful place, very clean, very friendly and helpful people! Clean showers, and toilets are very clean! I stayed here in August for a night in a tent with my family! The whole place is highly recommended! It was a wonderful start for our tour of Scotland! Thank you very much and many greetings from Germany!
Arnd, Marion and Nico

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Not my first visit and it won't be my last , the reception is just the start of a good visit.

The attention to detail is first class . I have never seen the facilities untidy or ready for cleaning, as they always are. The grounds are also spotless and a credit to the wardens/staff.

I normally stay in motor home but have also camped , and the vending machines and micro are a bonus when camping.

The site is well placed to the village and I can well recommend the chippy "the real food cafe"

I now plan a trip around a visit here and never disappointed.

The new foot bridge opens the back of the site for easier access to walks.

Well done keep it up and open more sites like this..

  • Stayed August 2011
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We have just had our first family camping holiday at Pine Trees. Staff were friendly and very welcoming. Very family friendly park, excellent playpark for children. Toilets and shower areas immaculate. A lovely setting for exploring the highlands. Would highly recommend a visit to Pine Trees. Great experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

Just returned from our first ever camping trip and had the pleasure of staying 4 nights on this lovely site. From the moment we arrived, in the pouring rain, we were made to feel welcome and given detailed guide to the site and its facilities. The shower blocks etc are spotlessly clean and I have stayed in some 4* hotels who did not meet this level of cleanliness......
Slight downside was we had 4 young guys pitched next to us who insisted on drinking all night on our first night, however reported this to Warden and thankfully the boys left that morning.
A great site for a family break as loads of space for kids to run about and have fun, dogs were welcome too on the site.
All in all a cracking time was had, despite the weather lol, and we will be coming back again in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

We arrived to a very welcoming and helpful proprietor. The layout and quality of tent pitches are excellent. Cleanliness of toilet and shower facilities was second to none - some hotels would fail to beat them. Recommended.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pine Trees Leisure Park

Property: Pine Trees Leisure Park
Address: Main Road, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Tyndrum
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Tyndrum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned by enthusiastic caravanners this site has been designed to incorporate the best features of the sites we have visited in our years of touring. Situated in Tyndrum on the West highland Way, we are surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. Close by is the bustling town of Oban(40 minutes), so whether it is peace and quiet or or something more adventurous you are looking for Pine Trees Leisure Park is ideally suited. We are children and Pet friendly and our ethos is always to put you first. ... more   less 
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