Dumfries and Galloway

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, anyone know of any CL/CS's in D & G? Don't need electric or toilets and showers actually prefer just a basic pitch with toilet dump and fresh water. :Smile:
     
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    hi Ken,
    i know of 31 CL's in the dumfries and galloway region.
    thats a long list to type here mate :Doh::Laughing:

    any particular area to narrow it down a bit.
     
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    Hi Papa, not really. When we had the dog pre m/home days, we used a farm cottage at Newton Stewart for about 10 years two or three times a year and loved the whole area. From Gretna all the way almost to Ayr. Now looking to going back with the m/home for two/three weeks, main interests will be walking and cycling. We know of one or three big sites but prefer the small CL's as I say leccie not an issue at August/September. As near as possible to the forests or Gatehouse area would be great. :BigGrin:
     
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    two CL's near gatehouse of Fleet.

    Newton farm, 3.5mls SW of gatehouse of fleet, DG7 2ER. contact Mrs Hamilton 01557 840234
    3 acres, part sloping, water at farm (800yds), opposite sandy beach. £5pn



    Drummockloch, 2mls WSW of Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2EP. contact Mr & Mrs Hannay 01557 840288. (mark@freeserve.co.uk)
    1/4 acre, hardstandings, fishing 1 ml, beach 1/2ml. £8pn
    (this ones part of a hol park and includes park facilities).

    these are both CC cl's but im sure there will be more and possibly C&CC CS's


     
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    there are loads of cycle trails in the galloway forest area north of newton stewart.

    i forgot to mention one site.....not a cl but usually quite.

    Glentrool holiday park. around 10 statics with a seperate tourer site. small shop in reception...bread, milk, papers etc
    around £10pn i think.

    leave newton stewart on the Girvan road (A714). at Bargrennan turn right towards glentrool village. pass the 'House 'o' hill' pub and the site is a further 1/2ml on the left.
    right in the glentrool forest park and many cycle/walking trails.
    usual deer, eagles, buzzards ect.
    the pub will now have new owners and food etc may well be served again.
    cosy inglenook fireplace with a log burner...maybe not in summer though :Doh:...
     
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    Thanks Papa, know Glen Trool very well have walked round the loch many times. Piccie of me n our dog Bruce at Bruce's Stone on the loch shore... we thought that camp site had closed tho a few years now since we were last there.:BigGrin:
     

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    Look at Drumroamin Caravan and Camping Site, South Balfern, Kirkinner, D & G DG8 9DB. Near Wigtown, on the flats. 5* Toilet facilities, very welcoming.
     
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    Glentrool

    You're probably thinking of the Forestry Commission's Caldons Camp Site half way up the glen which was closed some years ago.
     
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    Yep we knew that was closed, used to call for an ice cream and a few thousand midges :Eeek: on the way to the loch footpath before they closed it. :cry:
     
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    Council run Silvercraigs isn't exactly what you asked for (it has electricity, showers etc) but is sited on a hill more or less in the middle of Kirkcudbright so very convenient for walks etc. We used to tent camp there in the 1980s and took our van there for our first trip in it 4 years ago.

    Graham
     
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    No...still there Ken.

    £12.50pn for van + 2 people.
    leccy is £2.50pn if required.

    Glentrool holiday park
     
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    Hi Garliston has a cc site and a cc&c cs next to each other i have stayed at the cc site and loved it nice wee village with local pub that done great food.

    There is also a cc one at Mollance farm just on the A75 1 mile west of Castle Douglas nice we site has shower and small loch

    As GJH mentioned the council also have a small site right on the loch in Castle Douglas town centre not sure of price but i know it is cheap this site would be ideal for walking in to Castle Douglas scotlands food town.

    I live in Dumfries and if you want a cheap site then my gardens big enough just a bit of a tight entrance but i get in ok and bin lorry does also so depend on your size your welcome to a free night or 2 at mine less than 1/2 mile from town centre but very quiet and private.

    Gerry
     
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    Thanks Gerry, there are some real good people on here. My van I think is a bit big for that though your offer is much appreciated. I will have a look at the sites you mention. We tend to park the van up for a week or so, walk/cycle the surrounding area then move on. :thumb:
     
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    No Problem Ken hope you have a nice time if you check out the d&g tourist board they have loads of walking on it

    Gerry
     
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    and a Tesco if you're into DIY :BigGrin:

    Tried the 'Indian' in C D a few years back......... luke warm, flavourless food, never again!!
    In my experience it's the worst one in Scotland ....if you don't count the one in Portree:Doh:)
     
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