Compulsory charges at CairnGorm Mountain ski car parks

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  1. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    Difficult to walk away we go to ski and don't mind paying for the lift pass. Add the rest like food etc spent on the mountain then it's a really costly day out. Especially over a 5 or 7 day period. Will seriously think about going to Glencoe with free day parking in future.
     
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    Compared to £17.50 for Stonehenge :)
     
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    Was up at Glencoe mountain resort about 3 weeks ago. If not using one of the pay pitches next to the camping cabins , there is now a donation box for overnight staying on the general parking area.. Next to the tent pitching area at the bottom of the car park.
     
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    I contacted them (Cairngorm). Their reply follows....


    "Sorry for any confusion. We only charge £8.00 if a camper is a long stay eg overnight. Many campervans come in after hours and we suggest to use the Pay boxes around the site, which many campers do.
    If a camper is just in for a day visit the charge is £2.00."

    I hope that helps.
     
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    Who in there right mind would even think of going there ? Bad enough being stuck for hours in a queue every time trying to drive past the place.
     
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    We were there just two nights ago and the notices certainly don't lead you to think that. It actually says buses, minibuses and campervans £8 per day which lead us to think if we stayed overnight it would be £16.
    All forestry sites banned overnight parking except Alt Mor
     
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    We used to drive up and visit the shops. We would have a coffee and a scone. £8 extra for our coffee and scone is a definite no no.
     
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    https://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/plan-your-visit/parking-at-cairngorm/

    £2 for day parking . £8 for overnight

    Parking Tariffs
    The parking fees payable at this car park are as follows:

    • Cars – £2.00
    • Minibuses/Vans – £8.00 (if staying overnight, £2 if visiting during the day)
    • Annual Passes – £25.00
    These fees are also displayed on the welcome sign at the entrance to the car park. You are obliged to pay the applicable fee. Please note the following exemptions:

    • Blue Badge Holders
    • Season Pass Holders
    • Emergency or Contractor Vehicles
     
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    That's good to read but the notice we read in the top car park definitely did not have the bracketed part.
     
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    ref Stonehenge, they didn't charge when it was first put up, since then, no renovations and they now charge, no logic.
     
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    We stayed at the lower Cairgorm carpark the other day and it was a donation-based scheme so we bunged a fiver in the box. Our neighbour informed me that it was £8 per night on the upper park which, in all honesty, was bloody good IMO when you consider the posh camp site at the bottom of the resort wanted to charge us £35/night for a grass pitch without leccy - and that place was packed.
     
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    C&CC have a policy now (which I don't agree with) of increasing the site fees during high demand/not pre-booked. I raisd this with the Deputy Chairman who was visiting a site we were on last year but didn't get much out if him except that they would revisit the policy if enough members complained. Having said that, the Loch Morlich site is a lovely one with excellent facilities open all year round and the added advantage of a pub almost onsite.:drinks:

    I can confirm what @scotjimland posts above, a day visit cost £2 regardless of vehicle and the charge is only there because so many freeloaders used the facilities without even a token donation towards upkeep.
     
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    I also have an email from then saying that a small campervan staying overnight will only be charged £2.
     
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    Thanks @scotjimland we will now be able to enjoy the car park again and keep our FLT name intact.

    We will use our blue badge. :party2::party2::party2::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Anyone fancy a meet up Cairngorm mountain in the winter?
     
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    Cairngorm mountain railway closed due to faults in the foundations. The carpark could be very empty this winter!!!!
     
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