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- Remote rural campsite in the far north of Scotland
- Close to the North Coast 500; 15 minutes' drive from Thurso
- Spectacular views of Caithness; located halfway up Ben Dorrery
Pitch up at Dorrery Lodge to find your feet in Caithness, whether you're planning on taking on the North Coast 500 or fancy sticking around to explore the surrounding hills and coastline. Located halfway up Ben Dorrery, this elevated campsite has far-reaching views, and on clear days you can see for at least 25 miles – now that'll give you something to daydream about…
This large camping field is remote, peaceful and very quiet, with no traffic noise or aircraft noise in the surrounding area (with just the occasional fly-past from the RAF). The field is on the edge of a woodland where you can explore the forest floor, and dogs are allowed as long as you follow the site owner's instructions and keep them on a lead at all times – this is sheep country, after all.
If there are any keen anglers in your party, the edge of Loch Calder is about a mile and a half down the road, while to stock up on supplies you're a 10-minute drive from Halkirk's small supermarket and 15 minutes from Thurso's wider range of shops and restaurants. Alternatively, you could stick around on site, where home-cooked breakfast and evening meals are available on request.
Open from 01/08/2022 to 31/08/2022
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Hand sanitising stations
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland
— 59.8 miles
- Train stations
Scotscalder Rail Station
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Georgemas Junction Rail Station — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Thurso Rail Station — 7.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Scrabster Ferry Terminal
— 8.8 miles
8.8 miles Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 19.1 miles
19.1 miles John O' Groats Ferry Terminal — 22.1 miles
— 18.7 miles
Fishing in nearby Loch Calder (five minutes' drive) is popular with anglers, and there's also the possibility of fishing in Loch Watten (20 minutes) or salmon fishing in the Thurso river (from 10 minutes), subject to the right permits being in place beforehand. There is also birdwatching here all year round, with areas like Puffin Cove (35 minutes) and RSPB Dunnet Head (45 minutes) both very popular options.
There are excellent beaches to visit around Thurso (15 minutes), the northernmost town on the British mainland, and you're also within easy driving distance of John o' Groats (40 minutes). The busy port of Scrabster (20 minutes) is close by too, with the ferry crossing over to Stromness on Orkney taking roughly an hour and a half.
If you're partial to a tipple, the site owners recommend the Pulteney Distillery in Wick (35 minutes), another scenic town where there are sandy beaches, two historic castles and boat trips that can take you out into the wilds of the North Sea.
- The Castle & Gardens of Mey (17.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Dorrery Lodge cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Dorrery Lodge will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Dorrery Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Dorrery Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Dorrery Lodge? Fishing in nearby Loch Calder (five minutes' drive) is popular with anglers, and there's also the possibility of fishing in Loch Watten (20 minutes) or salmon fishing in the Thurso river (from … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Dorrery Lodge?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – Anytime Depart by: Anytime
- How much does it cost to stay at Dorrery Lodge? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability