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Balloch O'Dee Campsite and Trekking Centre

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General

Balloch O' Dee is a beautiful small farm nestled in stunning countryside on the edge of the Galloway national forest park.

Fifteen minutes from the coast and numerous wonderful beaches, (and "some of the best crab fishing in the whole wide world" so our kids tell us) it is surrounded by forests and mountains and sits at the foot of Cullvenan Fell.

As a familly, we moved here in April 2010, the start of our great escape from the rat race, and although the last year has been very hard work we have loved every minute of it.

The idea was to create a lovely small campsite with the trekking centre adding that little something different for campers. We will be continually looking for ways to make a stay at Balloch O' Dee a truly memorable one.

......We wanted to create a place where you could just come and get away from it all in peace and solitude but also somwhere that you could sit around the campfire with other guests and play your instruments, chat and sing and watch the shooting stars if you felt like it.

The campsite has been open for campers since 2011. It is a small site covering about 15 acres with a maximum of five tourers and as many tents as we like. We have no statics and the emphasis is on space so you wont be crammed in!

We have now converted one of the barns into a lovely shower room with piping hot water , toilets, wash basins and sinks where you can wash up. you can also use this room to dry clothes etc. We also have electric hook up for tourers.

We have built a number of individual Scottish stone BBQ's arround the site so if you dont fancy lugging yours along with you then be our guest - charcoal and wood are normally available at the farm. You can also help yourself to free range eggs from our rare breed hens.

Peace and quiet is all around you at Balloch O' Dee with near zero noise pollution and one of the lowest light pollution levels in the world and we are only a few miles away from the national park which has been given dark sky status. The Balloch O Dee byrne meanders its way around the farm and is a haven for spectacular dragon flies and all kinds of wild life and rare wild flowers.

Balloch O' Dee is an amazing base if you are a wildlife enthusiast. On the edge of a four thousand acre forest, rare birds are never far away. Deer wander through the farm and an abundance of wildlife is all around you.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Kirkcowan Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 0ET
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9535°N 4.6627°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Stranraer Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 21.6 miles
Ferry ports
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 14.0 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 14.0 miles
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 14.7 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 38.5 miles

Directions


Take the M6 past Carlisle (or just before if your coming down from Scotland) from the M6 take the A75 to Stranraer. Stay on the A75 going past Newton Stewart. About 6 miles West of Newton Stewart on the A75 take the right turn sign posted 'The Three Lochs'.
Balloch O Dee is about 1.5 miles along this road on the right - just before the little stone bridge - you will see the sign at the end of the drive.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

We have our own Pony Trekking centre at Balloch O' Dee. Based just down the road at the Three LochsPark, it is surrounded by beautiful waterside tracks and spectecular woodland trails. We have ponies to cater for all ages, from beginners to the more experienced rider. It's a very friendly, informal centre designed to create a lovely relaxed and safe atmosphere for all the family.

Let us know what you would like to do and we can probably cater for it. Before you arrive why not ask us and have a chat about what sort of ride you would like. We will do our very best to organise something to ensure that everyone has the kind of ride they feel comfortable with, whether your an experienced rider looking for gallops, a group wanting a scenic hack or a family wanting to experience a fantastic outdoor activity.

Must see

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (28.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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