Lochlands Caravan ParkFavourite
Out with the old and in with the new: Lochlands Caravan Park, on the edge of the historic market town of Forfar, was once an old Angus farm complete with historic horse mill, and has now had a full facelift to transform into a family-friendly and snug pitch-up spot for exploring Scotland’s east coast and the gorgeous Angus Glens, or getting some shut-eye on a stopover between Dundee and Aberdeen.
Much of the work has focused on getting the pitches and roads into shipshape condition, with work also carried out on the Lochlands shop, bar and restaurant in 2012, and the shower and toilet block has been fully upgraded. There’s been a laundry room added too, and the new and improved version of the park now has lashings of lighting and a 24 hour warden on site.
The spacious and serene pitches at Lochlands are handstanding and come with electric hook-up; there’s also a washing up area and facilities for disabled guests. Pets are welcome and there’s a play area on site for mini campers.
There are buses outside the park entrance to Forfar and Dundee; the nearest supermarket is a mile and a half away and there’s a 24 hour Tesco within two and a half miles.
Nearby attractions and activities
Fancy a bridie? Of course you do…Hither thee to nearby Forfar, home of Scottish pastry the bridie which has been featured several times on the small screen and which was mentioned by Angus chap of taste JM Barrie in his memoir of childhood Sentimental Tommy. Then brush away the crumbs and move on to the museum and art gallery the Meffan Institute, crammed with historical exhibits including Pictish stones and Roman artefacts uncovered nearby.
This area of Scotland is rich in pict-ings about the ancient tribe; the award-winning Pictavia Visitor Centre at Brechin Castle will tell the curious all they need to know and give info on other Pictish trails in the area. For other history, the fourteenth century Glamis Castle is well worth a look: it was where Princess Margaret was born, where the Queen Mum tottered about as a child and was the inspiration for Shakespeare’s spooky Macbeth – be sure to declaim ‘Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!’ while cackling in a witchlike way once you’re there.
The National Trust for Scotland manages JM Barrie’s Birthplace in nearby Kirriemuir for history and literature geeks who just can’t grow up, and there are castles abounding in Angus: have a wander around thirteenth century Dundee Castle as a prelude to some very twenty-first century shopping and clubbing for starters.
Just west of Forfar is the Forfar Loch Country Park for woodland, grassland and lochside walks among foxes, otters and stoats; the Sidlaw Hills and Loch of Kinnordy RSPB nature reserve are within a short drive, as are the Munro Hills for fishing, hiking and shooting.
The five fingers of the Angus Glens are a main draw for visitors to this side Scotland, with endless ops for photography, walking, birdwatching or just cracking out the watercolours – who cares if you can’t paint? The ranger service at Glen Doll has group and guided walks throughout the year, and there are some estates in the glens which offer deer stalking, shooting and fishing in season.
Attractions near Lochlands Caravan Park
- Glamis Castle (3.9 miles)
- Carnoustie (10.9 miles)
- St Andrews Links (19.2 miles)
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Activities near Lochlands Caravan Park
LOCH OF KINNORDY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 09/02/2006) (6.8 miles) Birdwatching
The Sidlaw Hills (7.8 miles) Walking
Kirriemuir - Glenogil (9.7 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Muirdrum (Angus): Village Coach Stop — 9.7mi
Dundee: Seagate Bus Station — 11.0mi
Arbroath Bus Station — 12.7mi
- Train stations
Monifieth Rail Station — 10.1mi
Balmossie Rail Station — 10.3mi
Barry Links Rail Station — 10.5mi
- Ferry ports
- Lochleven Castle Ferry Landing — 34.5mi
Dundee City Airport — 12.2mi
The caravan park has easy access from the main A90 Dundee - Aberdeen trunk road and is ideally situated for a touring stopover.
Permitted arrival time
Open from 9am - 6pm
If for any reason you can't make your booking contact the site as soon as possible and let us know.
Please note that your deposit paid to Pitchup.com is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Balance of payment can be taken on arrival or over the phone through our card facilities.
Cards accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
Check availability at Lochlands Caravan Park…
For a 1 night stay, between Tue 7 Aug - Wed 8 Aug, for 2 adults and 2 children
20ft x 9ft hardstanding pitch including 16-amp electric hook-up and space for cars next to your pitch. Extra cars can be parked in the car park. Gazebos and awning are permitted if they fit on the pitch. One unit per pitch please.
Max. persons: 8x
20ft x 9ft hardstanding pitch including 16-amp electric hook-up and space for cars next to your pitch.
Extra cars can be parked in the car park.
Gazebos and awning are permitted if they fit on the pitch. One unit per pitch please.
|Max. persons: 8x|
|Unlimited cars included|