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Located on an 80-acre equestrian farm in the Galloway Hills in south-west Scotland, Gorsebank Camping Village is a great location for families and those enjoying outdoor pursuits.
We offer civilised 'wild camping' pitches situated on a secluded, private ridge overlooking farmland and forest. You can unload your car 10-25 metres from your pitch and parking is 30-45m from the pitches to give you a sense of the wilderness.
There's loads for kids to do including a farm experience tour and a nature treasure hunt (a small charge applies) as well as hide and seek hill and an adventure path. Bike hire and coarse fishing are also available on site for a small additional charge.
The site is close to beaches, mountain bike trails, family attractions, castles and culture, excellent local food producers, and has lots of varied walks and stunning wildlife.
Gorsebank is in a great location with a real feel of the wilderness.
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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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Dumfries: Whitesands Coach Stop — 13.9 miles
- Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 14.3 miles
14.3 miles Maryport Rail Station — 18.6 miles
18.6 miles Flimby Rail Station — 19.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 34.0 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 52.3 miles
From Dalbeattie: we are located just off the A710 coast road 1.5 miles south of the small town of Dalbeattie.
From Dumfries: we are located 14 miles south-west of Dumfries, you can reach the site from here via the A711 but other routes are available.
From Gretna Green: we are approximately 50 minutes from Gretna Green off the M6 via the A75. From Dumfries follow signs for Dalbeattie.
Beaches: there are stunning safe beaches only two miles away.
Mountain biking: we are only 300m from the trailhead of Dalbeattie 7 Stanes mountain bike trails, which are suitable for all mountain bikers, from families and beginners to elite riders.
Family attractions close by: ice cream factory, chocolate factory, open farms, ice rink, water park.
Sailing: Kippford two miles away; Loch Ken 12 miles.
Fishing: sea, game and coarse fishing are all close by.
Foodie places: distillery, brewery, Loch Arthur Farm Shop.
- John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (9.2 miles)
- Robert Burns Centre (13.7 miles)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (24.4 miles)
- Buttermere and Ennerdale (28.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.