Forfar Lochside Caravan Club Site

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:
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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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Wonderful site!

We often stop over here on our annual Scottish tour. It is a wonderful site, clean and tidy and well kept. Lovely dog walk round the loch. All shopping you could wish for nearby, supermarkets and local butchers bakers etc. There was no noise from park when we stayed. Lovely helpful wardens.
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We stayed one night, it was a quick late booking as the Stonehaven warden reported the site was flooding and had been evacuated, our booking at Stonehaven was put back by one night. We hadn't been to the Forfar site before but it was on the way from Killin to Stonehaven, therefore convenient and a pitch available. I must admit I was a little concerned by a review that said someone had been throwing rocks on top of the vans and recommended an internal pitch, (which we chose, just in case). There were also a few reviews complaining of noise. The site is lovely, very clean and beautifully maintained, the wardens are very nice. Its true there is a play area adjacent and due to the nice weather there were a number of young people about in the evening, however, all were well behaved and there was no excessive noise, bearing in mind the site is in a town. The walk around Forfar Loch is about 2.5 miles, flat and we enjoyed it. We didn't actually go out but Pubs/Takeaways/Groceries etc. are within easy walking distance. We would stay again.

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Good Site, Shame About The Neighbours!

Prior to travelling down to Forfar for our last 3 night stay of our August tour of Scotland, as usual I checked the website for directions and other information for our stay. In doing so, I spotted a review that raised concerns about the proximity to some pitches to a public play ground apparently frequented at night by local youths. There were other reviews raising the same issues so I planned to select a pitch away from the area of concern which we partly managed to do as we arrived early afternoon, although we were still closer than we would have liked. The site is well laid out with good sized pitches and decent facilities which were open with covid measures in place.Only two allowed in the gents facilities at a time and the wrist band access control system worked well. Given the size of the facilities and my experience of the Stonehaven site, I did wonder whether the limit could have been increased to three people at a time, but I appreciate the site will have carried out it's risk assessment. The facilities were clean and worked well. The site is well placed with a short walk taking you into Forfar town and Both Lidl and Aldi are very near the site which was really convenient. The Loch is accessible through a locked gate and is a lovely walk or run being about 2.5 miles round. There are a number of paths to choose and there is seating areas and some exercise zones as well. For the younger members of the family the fore mentioned play ground is just through the gate and has a good selection of "rides". There is also a skate park nearby. In the early evening teenagers started to congregate at the playground and each night we were there (Thursday to Saturday) the numbers were quite large and they stayed late. The usual shouting and swearing and music playing disturbed the peace and I would not have wanted to be on any of the pitches backing onto the fence with the play ground just beyond. Apart from the noise I was not aware of any incidents and the teenagers largely kept themselves to themselves. It is however a bit intimidating and I took our dog off site via the main entrance for her last walk of the day. Difficult one for the site to do anything about but discussing hedging and tree planting on the outside of the exposed section of fencing with the council would help. Alternatively knock down the disused leisure centre next to the playground and move the playground further back (one for the future perhaps)! It does need resolving because this is a good site and location but I'm not sure I would go back because you don't want the risk of this type of hassle on holiday.
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Noisy in the evenings and weekends

Whilst the site is lovely it is a real shame that some of the pitches are near the adventure playground which is alongside part of the site. In the evenings, particularly Fridays and Saturdays, this area was taken over by noisy yobs who shouted and screamed well past midnight. Our caravan was on one of the service pitches one row away from the fencing but within easy reach if one of them took it into their heads to chuck stuff over. I had looked at this site a couple of years ago but decided not to visit owing to previous comments about the proximity of this public area and balls being thrown at the vans from the football pitch which adjoins another part of the site. However, we wanted to visit the area so thought we would give it a go but after this experience I don't thing we would return. It is such a shame that the police don't patrol the area more frequently as the visitors to this site must bring revenue to the local area. I realise The Caravan Club can't do anything about it and it is sad that all the hard work on the part of the staff is undermined by mindless morons.

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The site itself is well run BUT the Loch and the play area are public areas. We didn't realise that they have ongoing problems with local teenagers using these areas and throwing things periodically at the caravans adjacent to the perimeter fence and using colourful language. On our first night a cricket ball was thrown at our van at 11pm at night which caused a dent to our van. We spoke to regular users and they said they knew this was an ongoing problem and they only used the site if they could be in the middle of the site or could move to such a pitch the next day. The site have ongoing talks with the police about these problems; the reception staff said that they haven't had any problems "this year";but as the site was closed because of Covid we think this speaks volumes. We have never written a review before but feel people should be aware this is a problem that is not likely to go away. We spend a lot of money on our outfits and it is a shame that our we and our outfit should be subject to such an experience - I was on my own when the cricket ball was thrown and was very upset. We asked about CCTV and we were told it wasn't possible. We weren't told about these issues when we selected a pitch and we feel we were not fully informed of the situation. It gives us absolutely no pleasure to write such a review.
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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.