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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 park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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Reviews

9

Overall rating based on 207 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Location, cleanliness, friendly staff. Owned by the community09/27/2022

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

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, cleanliness, friendly staff. Owned by the community

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

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

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Lovely site great location friendly and very accommodating staff09/27/2022

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

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcoming staff nice pitch great location

    Disliked: 

    We know the toilets block is due for an upgrade and they had a boiler issue whilst we were there but arranged for people to use the site managers facilities whilst waiting for the repair once toilet facilities are done will be a great site

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.

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Beautiful site and location.09/26/2022

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

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location, easy access on foot to the town, but feels rural set next to the river.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block is outdated, but is due for an upgrade this winter (2022)

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 but will likely not be replaced until the winter of 2023, however we will give them a freshen up this winter season.

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Beautiful site with lovely welcoming hosts09/26/2022

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

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely hosts, lots of loos and showers, and nicely kept. A beautiful spot amongst the trees, really lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Temporary problem with a boiler breakdown, but as it was the day of the Queen's funeral we completely understood why the owners couldn't get it fixed. They tried very hard to get a plumber out and kept us informed, and offered use of the wardens shower.
    WiFi would be a v helpful addition.

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

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

Thankyou for being so understanding about the hot water issue. The breakdown could not have happened at a worse time. We are certainly looking at WiFi for next season.

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Anonymous user

lovely little campsite in Wick09/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    nice scenery next to the river
    friendly staff
    clean site
    clean facilities
    close to town

    Disliked: 

    showers were a bit back to basics

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.

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Campsite was clean very spacious set in a beautiful riverside …09/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlynda S.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site (small)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Campsite was clean very spacious set in a beautiful riverside location. On arrival staff were very open and courteous about their current situation which is just recently taking over the campsite which had been left to rack and ruin. They are very aware what needs done to modernise the site and facilities - in particular the toilets, but as they are at the moment they are very useable and clean. NO COMPLAINTS!! (please ignore what you read on other feedback - give the guys a break)

    Booking online was simple, straightforward and purposeful. Value for money was as expected.

    As/when we are touring this area of Scotland, we will have no hesitations in booking this campsite again.

    Fellow campers please continur to give this community your continued support

    Disliked: 

    Negative comments posted online by previous visitors

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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Was our second year visiting and it takes us 2 days to get there09/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was easy to book on line, friendly and helpful staff, everywhere neat and tidy, ample room on the hard standing pitch and easy plug in to electrics, lovely riverside walk in to wick and best of all a lovely peaceful site to stay on,

    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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Nice friendly site that ticks all the boxes09/24/2022

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

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All good...excellent host's...👍😁

    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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The site was usefully located for walking into Wick. After …09/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was usefully located for walking into Wick.
    After what should have been a relatively relaxed drive up the A9 from Aviemore, it actually turned into a monstrously long detour - thanks to that road's closure after a traffic accident - back down the A9 from Brora to Lairg with a long single-track road drive northwards to Tongue, Thurso and, finally, Wick, we were so pleased to see the campsite and smiling face of the Receptionist.
    A very quiet campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Sadly, although clean, the site amenities are what I would describe as being 'past their flush of youth, and in need of bringing up to date.

From the manager...

Thank you for the review,

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.

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Anonymous user

Would recommend. Lovely clean site. Staff friendly and helpful09/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice setting and quite on night time.
    Hosts are friendly and helpful with information on places to visit.
    Very clean site with river walk for your dogs or just yourself.

    Disliked: 

    Shower trays where slippery with soap underfoot + Not so wide. Could do with disabled shower room.

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.

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.

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Value for money
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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 58.4431°N 3.1055°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 107.3 kilometers
Train stations
Wick Rail Station — 0.5 kilometers
Georgemas Junction Rail Station — 21.7 kilometers
Scotscalder Rail Station — 26.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 22.1 kilometers
John O' Groats Ferry Terminal — 22.5 kilometers
Scrabster Ferry Terminal — 31.7 kilometers
Airports
Wick Airport — 1.3 kilometers

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 (22.7 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park 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 cancelation 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 cancelations 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 at 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?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park 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 $27.99 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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