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- Wildlife haven overlooking a pond in over 300 acres of woodland
- Woodland paths and trails for nature spotting on site
- Six miles from Dumfries and near the 7stanes MBT trails
Wildlife watchers, walkers and small folk will find this roomy woodland Dumfries and Galloway park a right tonic for tired souls: it's got plenty of peaceful places to stay, plus fishing in the mill pond… and scores of species to spot including deer, foxes, red squirrels and over a hundred species of bird (some are rare, so don’t get twitchy if you don’t see them all).
Surrounded by a working farm and almost 300 acres of wooded parkland, Barnsoul Caravan Park has woodland paths and trails for the determined nature spotter; kids can get in on the action too by using the park’s Wildlife Spotter and Barnsoul Trail activity sheets. (Make it a condition that they have to fill in the sheets before you let them loose on the Big Wood natural playground: it’ll give them a nice dollop of motivation.)
Facilities are plentiful: a modern campers’ kitchen, picnic benches, shower block (with individual cubicles, vanity unit and free hot water), chemical toilet disposal points, a launderette and an outside drying area.
Still too much energy from the junior guests? Barnsoul is only six miles from Dumfries and within easy driving distance of the 7Stanes mountain bike centres. Grownups might also like to know that the park is four miles from Crocketford with a village shop and two hotels for meals, and that there are sizeable supermarkets in Dumfries.
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It is located in a very nice landscape.
Site was very peaceful and not too busy. Amenities were …
Brilliant sky at night site with great staff and facilities.
An excellent site in a good location with plenty of space.
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Hand sanitising stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
- Coach stations
— 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Whitesands — 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Carlingwark Street — 11.8 miles
- Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station
— 6.3 miles
6.3 miles Lockerbie Rail Station — 16.6 miles
16.6 miles Annan Rail Station — 20.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing
— 41.3 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
— 44.8 miles
Please do not follow directions from your satnav by using this postcode as it takes you on a very narrow, windy road.
Coming from north, east or south:
From the A74(M), follow all road signs to Dumfries. Once at Dumfries, follow the ring road and continue towards Stranraer on the A75. Heading out of Dumfries, keep on the A75 for approximately four miles.
When you will see a sign for Shawhead take this turning to the right off the A75 and follow the road. You will pass the primary school on your left; carry on up to a T-junction. Turn right. Follow this road for approximately 50 yards and turn left. Follow this road over a small bridge, and continue for about a mile up to our entrance on the left.
Coming from west:
Follow the A75 to Dumfries. Once through a village called Crocketford, continue for approximately 2.5 miles then come off the A75, by taking the turning for Shawhead (there will be a snack van on your right, on the A75).
Follow the road towards Shawhead. You will pass the primary school on your left; carry on up to a T-junction. Turn right. Follow this road for approximately 50 yards and turn left. Follow this road over a small bridge, and continue for about a mile up to our entrance on the left.
Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park are both within 15-20 minutes’ drive of Barnsoul and have friendly farm animals as well as play areas and trampolines, plus quad bikes at Mabie… Also in the area there’s the Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre: if you think that sounds ice cream-like, you’d be spot on, as this is a visitor centre dedicated to the award-winning local sweet treat and has an ice cream experience, farm tours, adventure playground and more quad bikes.
Once you've sampled all the treats, work off some of the calories at the Galloway Activity Centre and the Laggan Outdoor Centre, where watersports, grass sledging and waterballing are within 40 minutes’ drive.
More sedate and grownup activities can be had with trips to fourteenth-century Threave Castle with its accompanying house and gardens, or mooching round the market towns of Castle Douglas, Annan and Kirkcudbright. Castle Douglas is a famous foodie village that's well worth a trip if you haven’t yet filled up on ice cream, with about 50 businesses involved in the local trade.
And you've not even got to the mountain biking yet…There are five of the 7stanes trails in Dumfries and Galloway and more trails at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. (It's recommend that you don't tackle these while full of chocolate or Galloway ice cream though…)
- Robert Burns Centre (5.8 miles)
- John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (14.5 miles)
- World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (28.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Customers for on-site accommodation units should visit reception on arrival to collect their keys.
Barnsoul Caravan Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Barnsoul Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkApple Pay
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Barnsoul Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Barnsoul Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Barnsoul Caravan Park? Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park are both within 15-20 minutes’ drive of Barnsoul and have friendly farm animals as well as play areas and trampolines, plus quad bikes at Mabie… … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Barnsoul Caravan Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
Customers for on-site accommodation units should visit reception on arrival to collect their keys.Read more