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The Northern Lights can sometimes be spotted over the site

General

  • Quiet site in the Galloway Forest Park, close to Southern Upland Way
  • A 15-minute drive from Newton Stewart; great pub a short walk away
  • Located in the UK's first Dark Sky Park for excellent stargazing

Get set for things to see at all hours when staying at Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site – this quiet Dumfries and Galloway spot is the only campsite within the boundaries of the Galloway Forest Park, 300 square miles of spectacular landscape that’s also home to all manner of wildlife.

By day, this is a fab spot from which to launch outdoorsy activities like hikes (in the Galloway Hills or around the forest park’s lochs), downhill descents on the 7Stanes Glentrool mountain bike trails or birdwatching at RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve. If you’re up for a proper challenge, it’s worth noting that this site is close to the Southern Upland Way and therefore makes a handy place to bed down for those tackling the coast-to-coast route.

Post-activity chillout time on site might be spent relaxing by the pond, saying hi to the Shetland ponies or letting the pup stretch their paws at the dog walking area. There’s also a free shower block, a motorhome service point and a small shop on site. An excellent pub/restaurant is less than 10 minutes’ walk away, or you can light up a barbie if you fancy doing your own dinner (pick up relevant bits 15 minutes’ drive away in Newton Stewart).

Make sure you don’t turn in too early after dinner though: the Galloway Forest Park is the UK's first Dark Sky Park, which means you could well be in for a dazzling display of stars by night. And that’s not all: the Northern Lights have been known to put in an appearance overhead too.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Please note there is a maximum stay length of 14 days.


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Level pitch , lovely staff, wifi had just been rewired …16/10/2020

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  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Level pitch , lovely staff, wifi had just been rewired so off for a couple of days, great walks

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Bargrennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 6RN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.0641°N 4.5812°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 13.9 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 16.0 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 16.5 miles
Maybole Rail Station — 20.5 miles
Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 30.8 miles

Directions


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

Here for the hiking? There are some good challenging trails in the Galloway Hills – if you really want to earn your evening pint, make your way up the Merrick, the region’s tallest peak at 875 metres. It’ll take you 20 minutes or so to drive over there.

For something a little less muscle-busting, look out for one of the lochs around the Galloway Forest Park: there are 250 of them so plenty to pick from. Take your binoculars when you go, as you may just catch a glimpse of the otters, pine martens, red squirrels, red deer and golden eagles that live around here.

If you prefer to take to two wheels, get your tyres pumped for time on the 7Stanes mountain bike trails at Glentrool (five minutes’ drive away) or Kirrochtree (25 minutes).

Time to drop that heart rate a bit after all the antics? Swing by the Crafty Distillery (15 minutes) or the Bladnoch Distillery (25 minutes) to pick up a bottle of something to sip while you stare up at the stars.

Must see

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (21.7 miles)
  • Burns National Heritage Park (25.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site? Here for the hiking? There are some good challenging trails in the Galloway Hills – if you really want to earn your evening pint, make your way up the Merrick, the region’s … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Please note there is a maximum-length stay of 14 days.

All visitors please report to reception on arrival.

Commercial vehicles are not permitted.

Please have consideration for other visitors and keep noise levels or disturbance to a minimum – particularly between 10pm and 8am.

Please drive carefully whilst on the park and do not exceed 5mph.

Sorry, no campfires.

We welcome pets but ask that they be kept under control and that dogs be kept on a lead around the park. Owners are responsible for clearing pet fouling. With the exception of assistance dogs, no dogs are allowed in the shower block or near the pond.

Please dispose of all litter appropriately.

If feeding the birds, please use appropriate bird food only – no food waste.

Please do not feed the ponies.

Clothes must be hung out to dry in the designated drying area or caravan window hangers only and not between tents, trees or caravans.

Children must not be left unattended at any time and are not permitted to play in or around the shower block or pond.

No ball games are permitted on the park.

Please do not throw anything into the pond.

All chemical toilet waste must be disposed of at the Elsan point. Green toilet chemicals only must be used. Grey water must be disposed of at drainage points.

Our customers visit our site to enjoy the peace and tranquility. If anyone does not respect this, the site manager and team reserve the right to refuse them admission or ask them to leave the site at any time. If you are asked to leave in these circumstances no monies will be refunded.

Please note there is a maximum stay length of 14 days.

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