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General

  • Wildlife haven
  • Whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, paintball and lots more on site
  • Outdoor camp kitchen with firepits and log stools

What an ace site this is...tucked into the Findhorn Valley in rural Morayshire, with camping and glamping spots hidden all around, and loads to do right on site, including whitewater rafting, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball, disc golf…

Turn up with your other half, the family or your friends to stay some days here and take in the countryside, scenery and activities: there are plenty of scenic strolls around the surrounding countryside woodlands and river paths to spot deer, owls and other native birds or red squirrels (the team recommends wanders in the early morning or the evenings for the best sightings).

There are woodland compost loos on site (the owners guarantee they're comfy and smell/fuss-free) and showers in a wood structure with instant gas heating for toasty woodland washing.

Guests can also use the outdoor camp kitchen, which has two communal firepits, a sink, a two-ring gas camp cooker, a huge table and several log stools sawn from a nearby fallen tree – now that's recycling… There's also a small shop on site selling camping essentials, drinks and chocolate (another essential).

Please note

Facilities/activities including outdoor activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball and disc golf are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent site for those of us who like traditional camping 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard m. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Laid back attitude of the site
    Facilities functional
    Kitchen with stove& equipment was a luxury

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We loved white water rafting and jumping off the cliff. ... 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dorota W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved white water rafting and jumping off the cliff. Thanks to Nina we know a lot about rafting now and thanks to the guys we will remember all trip,they did a lot of photos.We were extremely happy that our tent is in great place at the edge of the forest,we could see and hear a lot of squirrels and birds. It's fantastic,that it's allowed to have a open fireplace. Using a compost toilet is an unusual experience,a toilet like this fits to a beautiful and a wild place like this camping. We enyoyed to use a paths along the river,there are a stunning views. We also liked a small towns not far away.The whole team was friendly and helpful,especially Trayce and Ross.Thanks for an unforgettable holiday.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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brilliant camping experience, facilities clean, friendly staff 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jacqueline_m222905 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    the whole camping experience, being able to light a fire as was well needed especially at night. there is lots to do within camp and towns near by. we liked the kitchen area too as there is a gas stove and accessories for cooking with. We did not make use of all the activities but did book paintballing in which my dh and nephew both really enjoyed. so we would highly recommend this.

    Disliked: 

    was a bit of a trek from the car to the tent and would be impossible to do at night if you don't have a lantern.

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would love to stay for longer, will do a week next time. 29/06/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The scenery was beautiful surrounded by nature hesring the birds settle at night whilst all cosy inside with stove on, comfy foam matresses and fire pit helpful for cooking food on.Staff are lovely and helpful.Kids loved the tree swing!

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    Nothing

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A great place to stay. Family had a ball 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gareth s. Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The bell tent was great and all facilities were clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and cannot fault anything from our stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi Gareth and family

Thank you very much for your kind words.
Glad your daughter got her phone back :-)
Hopefully see you again.

Tracey & Kim

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Very beautiful area and lovely staff 30/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom caitlin_b226724 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very beautiful area and lovely staff

    Disliked: 

    Compost toilets and one shower didn't lock

From the manager...

Hey Caitlin!

Thanks for the review.

We are working on getting flushing toilets, but the compost toilets makes you appreciate the one you have at home, don't they? And they are Eco-friendly :-)

Hope you girls get great exam results - i'm sure you will!

Tracey & Kim

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Peaceful, 23/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_p271989 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful,

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hi John,

Thanks for your review!
It can be really quiet here right ;-)

Shame you had to leave a day early - weather wasn't on your side!

See you again when the sun is out?

Tracey & Kim

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Basic clean accomodation friendly staff 22/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emma_c152872 Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fabulous location, helpful staff, clean cabin

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to toilet block, rather drafty shower area needs another protection barrier to the wind and cold and lock didn't work on one of them.

From the manager...

Hi Emma

Thanks for your review!
At present we are working on getting toilet facilities closer to the Shepherd Huts - sorry for the inconvenience.
Our shower facilities represent our rustic glamping image, probably depends which way the wind is blowing for the draft under the door.

Hopefully this has not put you off coming back again in the future. We look forward to seeing you again!

Tracey & Kim :-)

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Friendly staff, clean facilities and beautiful surroundings 17/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom joe_m770226 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, clean facilities and beautiful surroundings

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From the manager...

Hi Joe & Friends,
Love the Pics you took - must agree, feel rather privileged to stay in this part of the Country.
Glad to hear you will come back and visit us again - maybe next time try out the White Water Rafting as you guys enjoyed our Tubing trip :)

Tracey & Kim

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Beautiful site, friendly helpful staff 16/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Holly S. Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We really enjoyed the stay here being close to nature the Bell tents had plenty space for us all camp stove in kitchen was a dream for hot water and hot water bottles. Suggestions we took a dustpan a must for us with having kids, plenty lighting we purchased some good led torches and camp lights, flasks to store warm water. The kids had a great time collecting some kindle for a fire but we purchased our own logs. They played football enjoyed running through the woods using the enviromental toilet listening to various woodland sounds. Had a peak at a shepherds hut definetly stay in one of them as they have a camper stove and mini log burner, but due to there being 8 of us this time wasnt a option.Not to far from some really pretty walks. Great holiday thankyou very much.

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Forest

Peaceful

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Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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Golf nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Auchnagairn, Dunphail Forres, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV36 2QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.5096°N 3.6910°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Forres: Tolbooth Bus Stop — 7.5 miles
Nairn: Bus Station — 8.5 miles
Tomatin: Road End Lay by Coach Stop — 16.2 miles
Train stations
Forres Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Nairn Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Carrbridge Rail Station — 16.7 miles
Ferry ports
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 21.5 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 14.0 miles

Directions


From Aviemore and the south: head north on the A9 to the A95, turn left onto the B9153 for Carrbridge then right onto the A938 for 1.5 miles. After that, turn left onto the B9007 for 16 miles and turn right, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

From Inverness or the west: head east on the A96 to Forres, turn right heading south on the A940 for 6 miles, then turn right onto the B9007 and follow for 2.2 miles. Turn left, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

From Aberdeen or the east: head west on the A96 to Forres, turn left heading south on the A940 for 6 miles then turn right onto the B9007 and follow for 2.2 miles. Turn left, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

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

You'll probably want to stay on site for a few days to try out all the activities right on site (we rather fancy the frisbee golf), but once ready to explore the area, another plethora of things to see and do is within easy reach.

Take the walk from Ace to the nearby beauty spot of Randolph's Leap (we rather fancy this too) and on to the Logie Steading Visitor Centre with its café, artisan shops, play park, heritage centre and the Logie House Gardens for starters…

Other options in the immediate area are visiting the pretty local town of Forres (did you know this is where Duncan''s castle was in the Scottish play?) and some most excellent salmon and trout fishing on the River Findhorn.

The art and antiques of Brodie Castle are just outside Forres, or your crew could take a wildlife trip around Moray Firth to see dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and flocks of seabirds. Nairn Beach, where a school of dolphins are often visible from the coastline, is about eight and a half miles from your ace base.

Must see

  • Speyside Heather Centre (14.8 miles)
  • The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre (17.5 miles)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (20.1 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Arrivals are up to 7pm. Late arrivals are subject to a £10 cash charge payable on arrival to the warden. Unfortunately, no access is allowed after 10pm.

Ace Hideaways cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ace Hideaways will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £150.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including outdoor activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball and disc golf are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The grocery shop is open between 01/05 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £150.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Arrivals are up to 7pm. Late arrivals are subject to a £10 cash charge payable on arrival to the warden. Unfortunately, no access is allowed after 10pm.

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