Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Kites & castles

I'd give this site 6 stars if I could. Starting at the entrance, many sites could learn from the Brough how to clearly sign their location; it's so helpful when towing. Our arrival was greeted by a red kite flying overhead. There are five pitches terraced down the gentle slope. They are all spacious and have good views over the fields and woodland that surround the site. The facilities are excellent and include a free shower, as good as some club sites at half the price. Recycling is possible and well organised. A little free book exchange is a nice thoughtful addition, especially for people on long tours. The area to the South is very rich in heritage with many castles and places of interest. At Thrieve castle we saw ospreys and peregrine falcons and enjoyed the little boat trip across the Dee to the castle itself. Kirkcudbright is a charming little town with Broughton house and garden and Maclelland castle. Orchardton castle is marked simply as a tower on the map but is well worth a visit and for those feeling energetic try walking up Screel hill for fabulous views over the Solway. The forest park is beautiful. Imagine the Lake District with virtually no tourists and you will have a pretty good idea. That does mean that some of the hills simply don't have any paths up them, not because you can't walk up them but there are so many hills and so few people. Clatteringshaw loch is lovely and nearby Murrays monument worth a stroll up to.

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