In a satisfyingly remote spot on the Soraig Peninsula, with a most spectacular view - the ridge of An Teallach on the far side of Little Loch Broom dwarfing the few white houses beneath it - Badrallach offers campers the choice of a pitch in a small open field sloping towards the loch or one of a handful hidden away in the gorse. Your neighbours may include pine martens, red deer, golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles and red squirrels, so keep your eyes peeled.
If you fancy an active stay, there's a fantastic range of equipment for hire from the site at very reasonable rates including mountain bikes, a blo-kart (a three-wheeled sail board), a power kite (basically a kite far larger than nature intended), a tandem Kayak, two single kayaks, an inflatable 6 h.p.-boat, and even a Shetland wholly (a wooden clinker-built sail boat).
The nearest shop is a hilly 14 miles away, but milk, bread and organic fruit and veg (in season) can be bought on site, while other inhabitants of the township will also happily supply free-range eggs and a wider selection of your five-a-day. Furthermore, the owners run a collection service 'for the cost of the fuel and a tip' from Ullapool, Garve or Inverness. Alternatively, you can catch the Westerbus service (www.ullapool.com/westerbus.rft) from Inverness (Mon/Wed/Fri) to within seven miles of the campsite and get picked up from there.
Throw into the mix a wonderfully well turned-out gaslit bothy to hide in should the weather turn and you've got a truly exceptional campsite.
a: Croft 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, IV23 2QP
t: 01644 420211-1854 633281
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