Challenger Camping, Glamping and Pre-pitched tent options

OUR FORT AUGUSTUS VENUE IS THE JUNCTION BETWEEN DAY ONE AND TWO FOR THE CHALLENGER CLASS. HERE WILL HAVE OUR START/FINISH LINE, CAMPSITE, SUPPORTER CAR PARK, YOUR OVERNIGHT BAG COLLECTION POINT, AND THE OPTIONAL KAYAKING LEG ON LOCH NESS .

 

2018 saw our Challenger campsite find a new home in a stunning field location on the shore of Loch Ness. This enforced change was due to our previous campsite venue undertaking a sale and redevelopment. Our beautiful new site has has given us a bit more elbow room which means we can accommodate more camping requirments and provide greater choice. Plus a stunning view.

However, without permanant campsite infrastructure everything we provide, including hot showers, needs to be brought in and taken away for just one night. To gain access to the campsite with its toilets and showers all participant and supporter campers will need to have purchased a camping pass – get your’s here. The camping pass allows a camper to pitch their own tent in the general camping area. Or alternatively hire one of our glamping or pre-pitched tents.
We also have 6x9m pitches availble for camper vans and those wanting to park next to their tent. The camping pass is a separate purchase so we are able to plan our campsite infrastructure against the number of campers booked in. This infrastructure includes: the area of land hired for the campsite; Beerstalker food and bev marquee, security measures such as staff, lighting, fencing and wristbands; phone charging point, showers and toilet facilities. We know that not every Challenger uses our campsite so this way folk only pay for what they use and we can keep pricing as competitive as possible.

 

EVEN IF HIRING A TENT YOU WILL NEED A CAMPING PASS FOR EACH OCCUPANT.
To purchase camping passes, or book a 6x9m Park-and-Pitch space, please click here.

Maximise your overnight experience at our Challenger Fort Augustus campsite with our Glamping and Pre-erected tent options. This year we will also be offering solo pods in our larger tents. Camping passes will be need to be purchased for all event participants and supporters wishing to stay in tents and gain access to the camp site’s shower and toilet facilities. 

FOUR MAN BELL TENT WITH BEDDING

FIVE MAN BELL TENT WITH BEDDING

OUR BELL TENTS OFFER ROOM FOR UP TO 5 PEOPLE WITH 4 INCH THICK FOAM MATTRESSES AND ALL BEDDING AVAILABLE.

Included in each bell tent package is:

  • 1 night stay
  • 5 metre bell tent.
  • Electric 1000W instant fan heater to keep you cosy.
  • Electric supply: To bring safe 230V power to your appliances. Keep your gadgets charged.
  • Mattresses: Highly insulating single mattress with a 4 inch foam and an advanced microporous outer cover, offering comfort, support and warmth.
  • Bedding: fitted sheet, duvet and pillow.
  • Access to the camp site’s showers and toilets.

The sleeping configuration is at your choice using our flexible single mattresses that you can position to your preference on arrival.

 

Rat Race Coast to Coast Bell Tent packages are available in the following layouts:

4 PERSON WITH MATTRESSES AND BEDDING
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Sleeps 4. Includes parking for one car, electric sockets, heater, 4 mattresses and bedding.

5 PERSON WITH MATTRESSES AND BEDDING
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Sleeps 5. Includes parking for one car, electric sockets, heater, 5 mattresses with bedding and pillows, and porch.

Bell Tent Notes and terms:

Camping Passes must be bought separately from our ticketshop here or when you purchase a Bell Tent Package here. Camping passes must be collected from Registration at Cawdor Castle on the Friday. Parking will be in a car parking area that is close to the Bell Tents but not immediately next to the tent. Please check the Essential Event Information document published in the weeks before the event for further event information. Bell tents have a no smoking, no vaping and no pets policy. A charge may be made to the bill payer if careless customer usage requires bell tents to be repaired or deep cleaned.

Pre -erected dome tents – Up to 3 people

Our compact Dome tent option can take up to 3 people and is our most affordable option for small groups. For this season will be using the Vango Sigma+ which offers a twin flysheet door and additional porch area ideal for storing kit. While snug for 3, this tent offers a great amount of space for pairs or solos. It has enhanced stability and superior fabrics that are waterproof and fire retardant for a dry, safe and comfortable camping experience. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.

See below the optional extras to maximise comfort and convenience of your camping experience. See more about this product and to book it please click here.

Pre-erected tunnel tents – Up to 8 people

This season we will be using the Vango Capri 800XL AirBeam tunnel tent. Suitable for larger groups who want up to 4 sleeping areas big enough for solos or pairs. It’s great value for groups up to 8 folk.. This is a generous, up-to-8 man tent that utilises a vis-à-vis layout, meaning it has two bedrooms positioned at either end of the tent and a large central living area in the middle with plenty of space for kit and head clearance. The bedrooms can have the divider removed to create flexibility for different sleeping layouts. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.

Other features include:

– Entrance has a full mesh door which provides ventilation and keeps bugs out
– Lights out inner tent – Darker fabric reduces the amount of early morning light
– Bedroom pockets – conveniently positioned pockets for storing your essentials
– Toggled inner divider – Flexible options for sleeping or provides increased living space
– Generous king-sized bedrooms – big enough to fit a double sized airbed or double sleep mat
– Toggled privacy curtains – Provides privacy when required, can be rolled away when not in use

Our pre-erected tents come with the following optional extras:

500mm Comfort Sleep Mat with Pillow

The luxurious Comfort 5 range of self-inflating sleeping mats offers unrivalled comfort and convenience, featuring 5cm of optimised insulation with a stylish, soft-touch flocked finish on the top-side and a durable non-slip base won’t slip on your inner tent’s floor. Materials used within the sleep mat meet and exceed the European REACH standard, ensuring safe use and peace of mind. A brand new synthetic-filled pillow will be supplied for your use with the sleeping mat.

Electric sockets and heater

You will gain access to our campsite generator electric supply via a three socket adapter within your tent that has a safety cut-off outside of your tent. This will supply power in line with that of standard 230V camping devices which can be used to run the 1000W fan heater we supply plus other appliances such as phones, laptops and camping (not domestic) kettles.

Vango 3 Season Sleeping Bag

Soft touch fabrics and simple design combine to create the Vango Wilderness 350 three Season sleeping bag. Uses synthetic single hole siliconised hollow fibre insulation for increased durability, maximised lofting potential for extra warmth, and retainment of loft in damp conditions. This fantastic value bag is ideal for family campers and festival goers alike. Recommended for use by The Scout Association. Temperature ratings independently measured in accordance with EN 13537:2002 – Extensively tested to meet accurate temperature rating standards Suggested Usage Range Min: 1° (Limit: -2°,Extreme: -18°). Suggested Usage Max: 20°. Max User Height: 190cm. This item will be provided to you upon arrival.

 

Solo Pod in Male or Female Shared Tent

This season we will be offering the facility to rent a single Pod using the Vango Capri 800XL AirBeam tunnel tent.  This is a generous, 4 bedroom tent that utilises a vis-à-vis layout, meaning it has two bedrooms positioned at either end of the tent and a large central living area in the middle with plenty of space for kit and head clearance. Each bedroom is  210cm x 135cms and will come with a 5cm thick sleep mat and band new pillow and sleeping bag.

These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912. These tents are sold as solo pods only for either men or women so we have a maximum of 4 men or women per tent.