Scotland is quite a small country, but there is so much natural beauty there in the countryside and along the sea coasts. Exploring the wilderness is one of the most popular activities with campers and hikers. One of the most scenic areas is Dumfries and Galloway and it’s a picturesque region to explore at any time of the year.
If you venture the Solway coastline and Dalbeattie Forest up in the Galloway Hills, you’ll come across a lovely little campground known as Gorsebank Camping Village.
The site lies in the middle of an 80- acre equestrian farm and offers tent camping. It also has some comfortable heated timber cabins for campers who’d like to visit the area during the winter.
There are actually two different types of cabins on the site. There are heated wigwams that have power and can hold up to five people. The other type is timber tents that can hold up to three campers and are also heated with power.
They’re quite fun to sleep in and it saves you the job of dragging a tent with you and putting it up and down. However, if you’d rather take a tent and sit around the campfire at night you’re welcome to.
The area is ideal for mountain biking as there are some challenging cycle tracks such as the Dalbeattie 7 stanes trails. You can rent the bikes at the campground. There are also several interesting farm walks, a nature trail and a treasure hunt for children.
Sea lovers will be excited to hear that the dramatic coastline at Solway is just two miles from the site and the small picturesque village of Kippford is just down the road. The village sits on the estuary of the Urr River and has a marina, café, lifeboat station, and pubs. You can also rent jet skis and boats from there.
Other nearby attractions include an ice cream factory, a wildlife park, and the Galloway Forest Park, distillery and smokehouse. Gorsebank Camping Village allows you to bring your dog and has showers, washrooms, laundry facilities, fishing, and horseback riding.