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John Muir Way Campsite

9.7

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General

  • Small, peaceful site by the Campsie Fells, a mile from Strathblane
  • On the John Muir Way and West Highland Way walking trails
  • In the grounds of a hotel with restaurant, hot tub and games room

What a spot this is for walkers and cyclists – Lanarkshire's John Muir Way Campsite, a mile from Strathblane, is on both the John Muir Way and West Highland Way trails for long-distance types... and on the edge of the gorgeous Campsie Fells for those who like to keep outings a little more local.

If that’s not quite enough to sate your appetite for activity, look a little further to the trails of the Trossachs National Park, the clutch of golf courses or the watersports of Loch Lomond, all within a half-hour drive. Those who fancy dipping a toe into urban adventures can get to Glasgow in around half an hour or to Stirling in 40 minutes; closer to home, castles, bird parks and whisky-sipping tours (but of course) are on hand too if that all sounds a tad too tiring.

Back at base, there’s plenty of space to sit back and admire the gorgeous rural views, sipping a whisky by the barbecue or campfire should you desire (source edibles to accompany it at the supermarket in Strathblane).

If you fancy a little bit of luxury once you’ve scrubbed up at the shower block, meander up to the main building to avail yourself of boutique hotel facilities including a hot tub, a games room and a swish restaurant.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

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9.7

Overall rating based on 7 reviews

 

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Hospitality excellent - looking forward to next visit 08/06/2019

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  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Not your average campsite - in a very good way, with lots of extras. Wonderful location.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - a couple more showers maybe

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I can’t recommend this campsite and the host Andrew highly enough 31/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    House site facilities host ( Andrew)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing . I can’t fault this campsite

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Had a very warm welcome, fantastic hospitality and amazing location ... 21/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bernadette C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Had a very warm welcome, fantastic hospitality and amazing location with lots of room and easy, laid back atmosphere. Drew in particular was at pains to help with making our stay comfortable and memorable. many thanks

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Quirky, charming and informal if yhou like that you'll love it 07/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly welcome, informal atmosphere, laid back, quirky, relaxed, breakfast foods supplied and left out all the time. There were a couple of very nice dogs and a tame wild cat wandering around. The garden was wild and beautiful with an abundance of bluebells. Overall the site seemed keen for you to have a relaxed and enjoyable time.

    Disliked: 

    It probably wouldn't be to everyone's tastes. There weren't many toilets or showers albeit the ones there were very very clean. I wasn't really told what was where when I arrived although I could, of course, have asked and this was part of the charm of the place.

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Excellent facilities, friendly helpful staff 06/05/2019

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    Wonderful welcome and made to feel at home and part of the family, safari tent was very cosy even had carpets, heaters and electric for the glamper in me. Treated the kids to the hot tub for a small charge and it was so chilled and relaxed after a day walking. Drew, Teresa and Anthony fantastic hosts and will definitely be back in fact I’m looking to re book as I type.

    Disliked: 

    That we had to leave

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Really enjoyed my stay and the hot tub was amazing ... 05/05/2019

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    Really enjoyed my stay and the hot tub was amazing and so relaxing, loved the camp fire and friendly chat from staff

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Tranquil and relaxed environment. Very welcoming. 16/03/2019

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    This is a lovely tranquil place with a relaxed vibe. Very welcoming particularly as I was travelling alone. Peggy my dog was made very welcome. As a camper I had the use of a wonderfully stocked kitchen, a clean spacious downstairs bathroom and could cosy up in one of two rest rooms next to a fire.
    Good base for exploring the local area. Stunning scenery and lovely walks. Would say its a good overnight for those on the West Highland way if ur taking it time.

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    Nothing

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Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Spectacular scenery

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Nearby farmers' market

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Location

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  • Ardoch House, Blanefield, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, G63 9AW
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.9894°N 4.3376°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Clydebank: Great Western Road Coach Stop — 9.0 kilometres
Drumchapel: Drumry Roundabout Coach Stop — 9.6 kilometres
Anniesland Cross: Coach Stop — 11.1 kilometres
Train stations
Milngavie Rail Station — 5.5 kilometres
Hillfoot Rail Station — 7.8 kilometres
Bearsden Rail Station — 8.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Clydebank Ferry Landing — 11.3 kilometres
Clydebank Ferry Landing — 11.3 kilometres
Yoker Ferry Terminal — 11.7 kilometres
Airports
Glasgow International Airport — 15.2 kilometres

Directions


Take the private road off the B821 by the Ardoch House Hotel.

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

Hardcore hikers and cyclists may well find this a handy stopover for journeys on the 134-mile coast to coast John Muir Way or the 96-mile West Highland Way. Those with a taste for day walks or mountain scrambles may instead like to aim for the various trails of the Trossachs National Park (15 minutes’ drive) or just wander out onto the Campsie Fells, by the site.

Fishing is on site for those who’ve brought kit along, and there are at least 10 golf courses within a 20-minute drive (that’ll keep club-wielders busy for a while…). Those who like a bit of lake-based activity can drive to Loch Lomond in 25 minutes or so for kayak hire, seaplane flights and boat cruises (or a wander around the aquarium in Balloch if the weather’s not up to much).

If you’ve brought the tiddlers along (or even if you haven’t), a flying demo at Strathblane Falconry (five minutes’ drive) is a splendid idea. Strictly not for the small sorts but something of a must for the grownups is a tour of Glengoyne Distillery (five minutes’ drive or just under an hour’s walk if you’d like to take full advantage of the whisky tastings).

Must see

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens (12.7 kilometres)
  • Clydebuilt (Scottish Maritime Museum Braehead) (12.7 kilometres)
  • Hunterian Art Gallery (13.4 kilometres)

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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Facilities/activities including fishing, cycle hire and tent hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

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Units will be allocated on arrival.

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