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Wick River Campsite

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Wick River Campsite: Tent pitches

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 and a washing-up area available for guests, as well as 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).

Please note

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

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

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

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).


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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 111 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely and clean facilities. Friendly and helpful manager15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely and clean facilities. Friendly and helpful manager

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Lovely location, great walks for the dogs nearby. Only short …14/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarion D.Confirmed

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

    Lovely location, great walks for the dogs nearby. Only short walk into Wick.
    Clean toilet and shower facilities.
    Site very clean
    Staff friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

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lovely basic camp site, clean facilities14/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Easy to find, clean toilets/showers

    Disliked: 

    Told we were on a certain pitch number so spent time looking to find there wasn’t a number! Also be prepared for the midges

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

We are unsure why you could not find your pitch as all ptches are clearly marked not only on the ground but on the map provided with the exception of small tent pitches.

Regarding the midges, unfortunately they are the scourge of the Scottish Highlands and nobody should visit the Highlands without sutable insect repellent. You will find that across the Highlands Midges tend to come out when the weather is calm and there is little wind, so this is a trade off for good weather.

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Convenient, quiet14/08/2022

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

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

    Convenient, quiet

    Disliked: 

    Facilities need upgrading - can see management are planning that

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

We have just taken over the site and recognise that the facilities are a bit dated, but we ensure they are clean and functional, and their replacment is on the top of our priorities list over the next couple of years.

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Large pitches available, facilities basic but ok for 1 or …13/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane C.Confirmed

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

    Large pitches available, facilities basic but ok for 1 or 2 nights.
    Great as a stop over, some lovely walks for the dog straight from the sight.

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet block was adequate for the one night we stayed but definitely could do with an update.

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

We have just taken over the site and recognise that the facilities are a bit dated, but we ensure they are clean and functional, and their replacment is on the top of our priorities list over the next couple of years.

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Facilities and close to town and surrounding scenery was spectacular12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWayne P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities and close to town and surrounding scenery was spectacular

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

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Fantastic place12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Fantastic place

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Thank you for the lovely review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

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Large pitch , open view ( no borders between the …12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsJeanne C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large pitch , open view ( no borders between the pitches, electricity within reach , nice hoasts. Clean

    Disliked: 

    The sanitary … very small cabins , could’nt turn my ash 🫣. Everything was hobbit-size

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

We have just taken over the site and recognise that the facilities are a bit dated, but we ensure they are clean and functional, and their replacment is on the top of our priorities list over the next couple of years.

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Fantastic campsite12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirstin O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! It was clean, well equipped and the staff there were really friendly and very helpful too. Highly recommend.

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We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

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Beautiful location and super friendly staff! Facilities very clean. Only …12/08/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful location and super friendly staff! Facilities very clean. Only a 5 minute walk into town. I would highy recommend staying!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review,

We hope you enjoyed your stay and you will come back and visit us again sometime.

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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

Portaloo

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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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


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.
On-site accommodation
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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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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.
    On-site accommodation
    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 £19 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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