Strathclyde Country Park Caravan Club Site (REF : STR)

Bothwellhaugh Road, Bothwell, Glasgow, Glasgow, G71 8NY, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Nestled on the edge of picturesque parkland, Strathclyde Country Park Club Site is the perfect holiday location for the entire family. On-site facilities include a woodland walk, play area for young children, as well as modern family washrooms and disabled facilities. There are also a handful of pitches suitable for larger outfits, which can be arranged through the site staff.

The country park is a pleasant ten minute walk from the site, with 1,000 acres of mature woodlands, wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland, set around Strathclyde Loch, offering unique bird and nature watching, miles of walking and cycle routes, as well as a whole range of watersports and golf. There are also several sites of historic interest within the parkland, such as the Bothwellhaugh Roman fort and bath house, and the nearby M and D's Theme Park is a great day out for kids. The shops and museums of Glasgow are within easy reach of the site and, further afield, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Edinburgh are within an hours drive, making this site an ideal base for exploring Southern Scotland.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

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

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Walking notes:

The Loch is a ten minute walk from the site, with a thousand acres of mature woodlands, wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland to explore.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Sainsbury's in Hamilton, about 3 miles from the site. All provide access for motorhomes.

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Directions

From the North on the M74: turn off at Junction 5 (signposted A725 Edinburgh and Strathclyde Country Park). At the roundabout take the second exit, towards Strathclyde Country Park, then take first left. The site entrance is in approximately 180 metres, on the left. From the South on M74 take Junction 5 signposted A725. At the roundabout the the 5th left to Strathclyde County Park, then take the 1st left. The site entrance is on the left in approximately 180 metres.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
G71 8NY
GPS:
Lat 55.8040342 / Lon -4.0465446
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OS field ref:
NS716585
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E14

Transport links

  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest port: {0}
  • Nearest train station: Belshill
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Good transit site.

We made an overnight stop at this site on both our outward and return journeys on a tour of Scotland’s west coast. The site is conveniently situated beside the M74, is modern and well laid out with hard standing pitches along curved roadways giving varied aspects i.e. not in regimented rows. We received a friendly welcome from the wardens on both visits. Unfortunately the site’s location is both its triumph and its downfall. As highlighted by many reviewers there is, inevitably, a constant hum of traffic noise from the motorway and whilst this subsides a little overnight if you don’t have all your hatches ‘battened down’ it may well disturb your sleep. It’s close proximity to Glasgow with easy road and rail links makes it a useful base to explore the city but the description of the location as a ‘Country Park’ we found misleading. It is rather, a large urban park on the outer edge of the city. In summary we consider this to be an ideal ‘transit site’ but is not one at which we would choose to stay again other than on an overnight stop.
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First visit

We were first time visitors last week. It's a well laid out, level site with excellent facilities and friendly wardens. Its location near the M74 makes it somewhat noisy, particularly at peak times, which may put off some. More irritating were the local boy racers driving around the Country Park in the evenings. We explored the local Country Park and also Chapelherault a few miles away, excellent for the dog. We lunched out on two days. The Applebank Inn near Larkhall and overlooking the Avon Water is worth a visit. Overall a positive experience and we plan to return.

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Well maintained, great location for stopover.

  • I stayed here only one night on my way further north and, unfortunately, a problem with my van meant I spent most of the afternoon sorting that and got little time to explore. Nonetheless, I saw enough to be able to say that this is an extremely well maintained, well-manicured site which I thought also very well designed with roads and pitches laid out mostly in curves to avoid regimentation - not that the latter especially bothers me, but it is good to see other ways of doing things.
  • As a stopover the location is superb being less than half a mile from the M74.
  • I had time to cycle into the country park, but near the site this is busy and commercial and not for me. There is a theme park, various dubious looking eateries, and I found rowdy young “men behaving badly”; some playing ridiculously loud music, another letting off some kind of smoke bomb! I am sure more distant parts of the park are better. For some, especially with children the theme park is a positive.
  • The location of course means there’s a bit of traffic noise and there’s some slight aircraft intrusion too - from Glasgow. Personally I am unaffected by these sounds and accept it willingly in preference to highly irritating, ill-behaved dogs and noisy al-fresco diners.
  • The downside for me of this place is that it is a huge site and my preference is always more towards the smaller, more intimate, places. It also has a very large camping field; I don’t think I would want to be here in the height of summer. Moreover, for a motorhomer who pitches and stays pitched, getting out and about does not look that easy.
  • Great for a stopover is my conclusion, but I would not stay here for long.
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good for a city break

stayed here for 3 nights, Yes you can hear the traffic during the day and it is a constant hum but quietens off quite a bit on a night and never disturbed my sleep. Great site for exploring Glasgow, I used the park and ride train service from Bellshill 1.5 miles from the site which had free parking and was £4.50 return to the city centre and took 18 mins. The supermarkets and petrol stations are all within a few minutes drive. The site is in Strathclyde country park which is great for walking or water sports also there is a theme park next door and also a Toby carvery pub just over the road. The site itself was very tidy and the facilities very clean.
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You can hear it

Stayed one night en route north, which was enough for us - you can hear the traffic noise and it seemed pretty constant. But handy for trips into Glasgow or further afield and the Country Park walk was pleasant, notwithstanding the proximity of the M74. Philanmary
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