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Dorrery Lodge: Dorrery Lodge

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

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

D. of E. 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

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Location

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  • Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland, KW12 6YW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 58.4883°N 3.6025°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 59.8 miles
Train stations
Scotscalder Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Georgemas Junction Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Thurso Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Ferry ports
Scrabster Ferry Terminal — 8.8 miles
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 19.1 miles
John O' Groats Ferry Terminal — 22.1 miles
Airports
Wick Airport — 18.7 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

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.

Must see

  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (17.0 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

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.

Payment

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.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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
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  • 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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
Dogs are required to wear a muzzle.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Reception
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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