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Blinkbonny Wood is a mixed woodland on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian. We are 3 miles from the picturesque village of Gifford, and 30 mins drive from Edinburgh.

We offer wild camping. The facilities are minimal - a compost toilet and a fire pit. The tent pitches are five minutes walk from the gate and no cars are allowed in the woodland. Booking is essential as we have only five pitches.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed





Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)


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  • Longyester, Gifford, Lothian, Scotland, EH41 4PL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.8695°N 2.7363°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Heriot (Scottish Borders): Road End Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
Fountainhall (Scottish Borders): Coach Stop — 11.3 miles
Dalkeith: High Street Coach Stop — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Longniddry Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Drem Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Prestonpans Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing — 19.5 miles
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 24.6 miles
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 26.6 miles
Edinburgh Airport — 25.0 miles


Blinkbonny is situated on the edge of the Lammermuirs in East Lothian. It is close to Longyester - nearest post code EH41 4PL but do not rely on this once you get to Longyester.

To drive: Haddington is the nearest large town and is close to the A1 expressway. From Haddington follow signs to Gifford. On coming to Gifford turn right at the church and continue through the village. On leaving the village take the first left just before Gifford Golf Club, toward Longyester. Continue along this road for about three miles, passing Yester farm and the sign to Castle Park Golf Club. Turn right at Longyester farm, and continue for about half mile and you will have arrived at Blinkbonny. For sat nav users - please don't rely on the postcode to get you to the wood - it is the nearest postcode and will only get you to Longyester. If you come to a telephone box you missed the right turn at Longyester farm.

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

Yester Golf course
Hope reservoir
Lammermuir Hills
Goblin Ha
Giford Village

Must see

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (17.8 miles)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (17.9 miles)
  • Mercat Tours (Edinburgh Walks) (18.3 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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