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Oban Divers Caravan Park

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Glenshallach Rd, OBAN, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND PA34 4QJ
Tel +44 (0)1631 562755 - fax +44 (0)1631 562755.
e-mail: info@obandivers.co.uk

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      07.06.2001 01:44
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      The Oban Divers campsite didn?t sound very exciting at first, especially as neither of us dived.However we followed the signs to Glenshellach, which was only just outside Oban and discovered a small and very green valley containing a caravan park that we instantly fell in love with. The park seems to be a labour of love for the owners, they keep it immaculate and in our 6 night stay we astonishingly didn?t come across any litter.Dogs were strictly not allowed which pleases some and saddens others. Differing varieties of trees had been planted and were being well looked after. During our stay we spotted grouse, pheasants, a hare and hundreds of very tame chaffinches that were quite content to eat bread out of our hands. A pair of eagles had also been frequently spotted on the hill above. Unfortunately we never caught a glimpse of them. There are various pitches on differing levels on both sides of the valley with a choice of hard standings and good quality grassy areas. Cars can park alongside the tents if they wish. There are no regimented or numbered slots for caravans or tents and you can choose the pitch at your leisure. Electric hook ups are available. The owner proudly told us of some particularly quiet spots which he had nick-named the honeymoon pitches. Picnic benches were dotted about and you were free to drag them near to your tent or caravan. Facilities were housed in a new toilet block that was spotless. They contained two showers and one private sink cubicle. The showers were piping hot and were included in the site fee. This was great as it meant no hunting around for the right change after a day out hiking etc, and then no stoppages of water when you are still half covered in soap bubbles. There was a separate and again spotless dish washing area with two sinks and plenty of hot water, a laundry room and a drying room. We didn?t use the laundry but it looked well equipped with washers, dryers and a mangle. A large covered ba
      rbecue area was freely available alongside a covered cooking and eating area equipped with chairs and tables which was provided for people to use in case of bad weather. 3 Log cabins were available to hire either as the whole unit or for just £7 per bunk in a shared room. A small shop provided the basics at decent prices, they even sold a little pack of 10 Tea bags for just 10p. There was no bar , restaurant or games room and there wasn?t even a pub within staggering distance which in its self has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Children seemed well catered for with a woodland style adventure play area with swings and also a sand pit. A stream ran through the site and had several bridges and stepping stones. Little touches like the well which housed the drinking water tap added to the character of the place. A maximum of 45 pitches at any one time hopefully stops the site getting to overcrowded. We experienced the site the week before the whit bank holiday and so observed the place at its quietest and then perhaps its fullest on the Saturday night. I had been expecting a lot more noise and a wait for the showers at the weekend , but was pleasantly surprised. There was little noise and a nice atmosphere about the place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the site and are looking forward to a future visit. We paid £8 a night which included car, tent and 2 people. The Oban Divers caravan park Glenshellach Road Oban Argyll Scotland PA34 4QJ Tel 01631 562755

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