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Wick River Campsite

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Wick River Campsite: Tent pitches (photo added by millerwjmaolcom on 15/01/2014)

General

  • Sheltered and peaceful pitches on the banks of the Wick River
  • A 10-minute walk to Wick; 25 minutes' drive to John o' Groats
  • Part of a community enterprise, with warden living on site

What a splendid spot for a break in the Caithness countryside – the sheltered pitches at Wick River Campsite sit in a secluded and quiet location right on the banks of the Wick River, and yet they’re only a handy 10-minute walk from the various shops, pubs and takeaways of Wick.

That setting also means that you’ll be within easy reach of plenty of things to keep you busy for several days – a short stroll into town gives you the opportunity to board wildlife-spotting boats, sample the delights of the Pulteney Distillery or take a bracing dip in the outdoor tidal pool (or the indoor pool if you’re not quite brave enough to face the chilly waters of the North Sea…)

This is a site that’s run as a community enterprise, with all profits fed back into improving the site or contributing to local projects that will benefit visitors and residents alike. Stay here and you’ll be supporting a great cause as well as putting yourselves within easy reach of places like John o’ Groats and activities like fishing, golf and coast walks.

Facilities on site have been kept to the essentials, with toilets, showers, a washing-up area and a launderette available for guests, and a play park just next door. Dogs are welcome to stay here too and join you for walks along the riverside trails that start just outside the site (these are great for a family bike ride too). A warden stays on site overnight to make sure that everything runs as it should for all guests.

Please note

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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Reviews

8.8

Overall rating based on 446 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Easy booking, friendly helpful staff. Clean well lit pitches, we …15/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJodie A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy booking, friendly helpful staff. Clean well lit pitches, we had to use the alternative entrance due to size of our camper but it’s easy to find. Particularly liked that the campsite is not for profit so all profits are reinvested into the facilities and local community! Showers and toilets were clean and tidy. We read while onsite these are being replaced for new blocks 23/24 season.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches08/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBronwyn M.Confirmed

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

    Showers - not push button controls and great pressure.
    Welcome - a red labrador brought us to the office as I opened the car door.
    Friendly person running campsite. Helpful local info on places to eat.
    Clean facilities.
    Sheltered location that felt safe.

    Disliked: 

    Midges - as is near water, grassy areas were quite midgey.
    Sound of train going past at 2200 and 0600.

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Friendly staff24/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Good space to set up

    Disliked: 

    Toilets but the new phase looks like it’s gonna be lovely

From the manager...

Thank you for your review! As you rightly say, the toilets/shower block will be significantly upgraded during the closed season of 2023/2024.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us overall and really hope we can welcome you back again soon!

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Excellent site, nice clean toilet and shower block, lovely surroundings …05/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelanie J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent site, nice clean toilet and shower block, lovely surroundings and the staff are very helpful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Pitches , space23/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitches , space

    Disliked: 

    Shower / Toilet block .

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review our campsite. The facilities are due to be significantly upgraded during the closed season of 2023/2024. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us overall and really hope we can welcome you back again soon!

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The camp site was clean and tidy.27/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The camp site was clean and tidy.

    Disliked: 

    Shower / toilet block but they are in the process of replacing them.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review! As you rightly say, the toilets/shower block will be significantly upgraded during the closed season of 2023/2024. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us overall and really hope we can welcome you back again soon!

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Great place to stay06/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul T.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site location, pitches, receptionist (young female sorry no name!) information about the site and future development.

    Disliked: 

    Alternative access for motorhome directions and signage was very poor. Shower block is in need of an update which is on the cards. Community based site - great idea.

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Clean and peaceful site Staff very helpful Lots of space …18/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNichola S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and peaceful site
    Staff very helpful
    Lots of space
    Clean showers and toilets
    Level pitches

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From the manager...

Many thanks for your kind review, hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Lovely site has everything you need , will visit again.16/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, great for walking into town and dog walking along the riverside.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block needs the update planned. Please add a family shower room.

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Location.15/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review - we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Riverside Drive, Janetstown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland, KW1 5SP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 58.4431°N 3.1055°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 66.7 miles
Train stations
Wick Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Georgemas Junction Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Scotscalder Rail Station — 16.4 miles
Ferry ports
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 13.7 miles
John O' Groats Ferry Terminal — 14.0 miles
Scrabster Ferry Terminal — 19.7 miles
Airports
Wick Airport — 0.8 miles

Directions


High vehicles over 2.89m will need to use the alternative entrance on Station Road, before the bend leading to Bankhead.

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

Wick, of course, is the place to start – you can walk into the centre of town to visit the Wick Heritage Centre, grab a dram or two at Pulteney Distillery or head to the harbour to book a boat trip taking you out among the sea stacks and along the cliffs to see if you can spot seals, puffins and other marine life.

Elsewhere along the coast, find the ruins of Castle of Old Wick (10 minutes’ drive) and Sinclair Girnigoe Castle (15 minutes), explore the intriguing stone creations at Hill O’ Many Stanes (15 minutes) or check out the natural rock formations at Whaligoe Steps (15 minutes) and Duncansby Stacks (25 minutes).

Of course you can’t miss the opportunity to go up to the very north of Scotland to visit John O’Groats (25 minutes) and RSPB Dunnet Head (40 minutes). While you’re in the area, stop by at the 16th-century Castle & Gardens of Mey (half an hour) or take a detour to Reiss Sands (10 minutes) for a stroll among the dunes.

Must see

  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (14.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please select the relevant extra if you wish to arrive between 8pm and 10pm.

Wick River Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week 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. Wick River Campsite will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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 park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Wick River Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wick River Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wick River Campsite? Wick, of course, is the place to start – you can walk into the centre of town to visit the Wick Heritage Centre, grab a dram or two at Pulteney Distillery or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wick River Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please select the relevant extra if you wish to arrive between 8pm and 10pm.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wick River Campsite? From £14 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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