Forfar Lochside Caravan Club Site (REF : LOC)

Forfar Country Park, Craig O Loch Road, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1BT, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Forfar Lochside Club Site offers a picturesque parkland location on the shores of the loch within Forfar Loch Country Park. The beautiful country park is ideal for dog walking, cycling or a quiet stroll through the trees with fantastic views - for keen walkers it is possible to walk round the entire loch! This award-winning caravan site is also situated within a few minutes' walk of the bustling centre of Forfar, the county town of Angus. 

The site has undergone extensive improvements since its acquisition by the Club. With five acres of flat, grassy parkland providing 70 pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, the caravan site is adjacent to a splendid children's play area, pitch and putt, crazy golf and football pitches.

Forfar is an excellent base from which to explore Glamis Castle (childhood home of the Queen Mother), the Angus Glens which offer spectacular hillwalking and the rugged cliffs and sandy beaches of the Angus coast. For golf enthusiasts there are 16 courses within easy reach, including one in Forfar itself.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

There is a 2.5 mile circular walk around Forfar Loch which is a couple of minutes from the site. The route (part of a longer one) is suitable for all abilities, perfect for dog walking and great for wildlife spotting.

Supermarket notes:

Asda, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Farmfoods are all within walking distance.

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Directions

Please do not use Sat Nav, follow the directions in your CAMC handbook, app or webpage.

Leave A90 dual carriageway via slip road onto the A94 (sign posted Forfar). At the roundabout adjacent to McDonalds turn onto road signposted Forfar. In 1 mile at traffic lights turn left onto road signposted A926, Kirriemuir. In 100 yards turn left. The Site is 100 yards ahead.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DD8 1BT
GPS:
Lat 56.6442 / Lon -2.895541
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OS field ref:
NO450506
OS map ref:
54
Handbook map ref:
F16

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Dundee and Arbroath
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Good for Gogs

As dog owners one of the things we look for are dog walks. We assume toilet block, reception and condition of site will be first class(as it is). The site is adjacent to Forfar Country Park with direct access. Ideal for dogs. The park has a loch with many paths round it and a large area with grass. The site is level and no need for blocks. The wifi is first class but TV requires a wire to the camp system. The piped music in the toilet block did not cause my visit to be ruined!! A convenient site for Dundea and the V & A, SS Discovery and Art Gallery.
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Piped commercial radio in the facilities block ruined it for me.

Lovely well kept site, a credit to the wardens. Nice walk of 2.5 miles around the Loch. However, it’s certainly not for me as I’m one of those that absolutely cannot abide imposed music and irrelevant advertising from a local commercial radio station. A shower / toilet block should not be a place you need to get in and out of as fast as possible to avoid terrible music and adverts about local divorce lawyers and car dealers. It’s far better to have no forced listening in a shower block and please everyone rather than to have it and infuriate many. I heard an old couple complaining about this very thing with one standing outside waiting for the other to minimise the exposure for themselves. I was pleased to be spending just one night under these imposed circumstances. Sorry folks, you have got this very wrong, ditch the imposed commercial radio and the site will be dramatically better.

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Lovely small well-kept site

  • I thought this a pretty little site and enjoyed a three night stay. I had a serviced pitch which was very well-maintained, fresh looking, spacious and well provided for with the usual facilities on neat, well-kept bollards and stands. It is an intimate site but more than half the pitches are arranged around a large, circular green space and in these parts it had the effect of making the site feel much larger than it was and bright and open.
  • The remaining pitches are in one loop off this circular road and that seemed a bit cut adrift to me and I would not want to have been in that part.
  • The circular arrangement, with all the facilities in one purpose built structure (attractive stonework but very ugly roof) on one side of the circle, does mean that people inevitably cut across the green to the loos, reception, washing up area and so on with the result that people pass between pitches regularly. Though sometimes mildly irritating this has to be accepted as fair game, but it does mean the chances of ignorant people walking across one’s pitch is also greater than usual. Hence, presumably, the angry review further down this page. I empathize with this gentleman. For me, walking on other people’s pitches is the apex of bad site-etiquette.
  • I liked the small unassuming town of Forfar. Fairly typically dour, it was, nonetheless, friendly and warm.
  • I took the bus to Dundee which I liked. I walked around the loch; this is not the most attractive you’ll see but it provides a short bracing walk in Scottish rain – the conditions at the time. The path is not well kept in parts, but not too muddy.
  • There are no less than four supermarkets within walking distance – including both the German discounters. The site is not immediately adjacent to the loch as the CMC blurb might make you believe, but this did not much matter.
  • All in all a pleasant stay and I would happily return here again.
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Another great visit

This is probably our favourite site, we visit it 2 or 3 times a year Phil & Kris are always very welcoming and helpful, the site is alway immaculate and facilities spotless. We would recommend anyone who has not given it a try to make a point to visit. Everything is on hand, good variety of shops and amenities would recommend you try the traditional Forfar Bridie. Site also ideal for people with dogs, large park and Forfar loch next to site with 2.5 mile walk around. There is no doubt we will return time and time again.
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Great Site

My husband and I had a great few days back in July on this site, it is very clean and well kept, the wardens and very friendly. Town centre not to far to walk with everything that you need. The site sits on a lovely Loch which is either great for cycling or walking round. Overall very good site and we will definitely be back soon.
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