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- Fishing loch on site
- Within easy driving distance of beaches and Cairngorms National Park
- Reception lounge, games room and playground
Angling for some Angus fishing? Pitch up at glorious Glenesk Caravan Park and cast off at its loch in the middle, stocked to the gills with mirror and common carp, tench and roach – then pack your rod for salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River North Esk.
Not angling for Angus fishing? Leave the fisherfolk to it and settle down to species spotting from the loch shore, wander around the unspoilt woodland of this wildlife haven park or tackle the (b)reams of hill hikes within walking distance.
Sandy beaches, city shopping, the Cairngorms National Park and the Scottish Whisky Trail are all within driving distance – once you’ve wrestled your other half from the rod, of course…
If the weather decides not to acknowledge that you’re on holiday, Glenesk has a reception lounge with telly and an indoor games room for you to lounge around/get competitive in; when it’s sunny, the well-equipped park playground will keep the kids occupied while you get on with the serious business of fishing/lying by the loch spotting red squirrels.
Park amenities include a heated loo block, hot showers (a small charge applies for the use of the shower), covered dishwashing area and separate laundry room. The small tuck shop sells basic essentials and camping gas, and can arrange to have your morning papers and other bits and pieces delivered over the weekend.
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Nice small quiet camp
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
St Cyrus (Aberdeenshire): Station Rd Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Montrose: High Street Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Inverbervie (Aberdeenshire): Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
- Train stations
Laurencekirk Rail Station — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Montrose Rail Station — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Stonehaven Rail Station — 18.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal — 30.2 miles
Dundee City Airport — 29.8 miles
From the A90, take the B966 exit toward Brechin/Edzell/Fettercairn. Drive straight through Edzell until you reach a small bridge; take the next road on the left and continue for about a mile. The campsite entrance will be on your right.
Several walks and hills are within easy walking distance; lace up your boots and walk forth, or ask the Glenesk Caravan Park for recommendations for walks, actitivies and attractions nearby and around the area.
Glenesk is about 13 miles long and has hill walks for all abilities from the faint-hearted to the confidently striding and all sorts in between. The Hill of Rowan walk from the Tarfside car park should make a peaceful compromise as it’s a doable four and a half miles long and easy to navigate given that the huge memorial of the top of the Hill of Rowan can be seen for miles around. (Of course you know to bring a map and compass anyway.)
Tougher types can try the Loch Lee and waterfalls circuit walk, a steep ten miles around Loch Lee, up past the Falls of Unich and the Fall of Damff and back down via the Shank of Inchgrundle.
Make some time for a stroll to Edzell too, lined with nineteenth century buildings and called the ‘jewel of the glens’ for its prettiness – in this part of Scotland, we think that’s quite a moniker. The start of the main street is marked by Dalhousie Arch: pass under here to browse plenty of interesting shops, antique establishments, cafés, tearooms and restaurants.
From the village, walk about a mile to the red sandstone ruins of sixteenth century Edzell Castle, from the Gannochy Bridge to watch salmon leap at the Rocks of Solitude or to the golf course, one of several in the area.
Castles, historic houses and gardens abound in Angus and neighbouring Aberdeenshire, most open to the public from Easter onwards. Glamis Castle, setting of the Scottish play, has guided tours, exhibitions and an Italian garden, and the Queen’s pad Balmoral is an enviable look at the lives of the royals and part of the Aberdeenshire castle trail (of which there are a mighty seventeen).
Dun’t miss the eighteenth century and award-winning House of Dun, set among Victorian gardens and woodland, and managed by the National Trust of Scotland which has its Hutchison (paintings) and Stirling (furniture) collection here, along with smashingly ornate interiors, a model theatre display and courtyard buildings to nosey around.
Even better, it’s within walking distance to the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve and its 50,000 or so migrating geese, regular wildlife events and guided walks, and three miles from the family-friendly sands of Montrose Beach.
Finally, fancy some paintball? Ally forth and battle, deep in the Edzell Woods at Bedlam.
- Glamis Castle (19.8 miles)
- Carnoustie (23.7 miles)
- Balmoral Castle (25.0 miles)
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