Great site for couples
Top site for walking
Linger a while on this friendly campsite in southern Scotland.
Moffat is our Club campsite in the Scottish lowlands. It’s an ideal stopping off point for journeys through Scotland. This pretty Victorian Spa town is just three minutes off the M74. But Moffat is much more than just a pit stop, its idyllic location more than warrants a longer stay.
The 180-pitch Moffat campsite boasts a fine setting in a wide valley surrounded by magnificent scenery. The well laid out site has a good range of well-placed facilities catering for all campers needs.
If you choose to linger a little longer in the area, the town of Moffat is a great place to start your exploration. Just a five minute walk from the campsite, the town boasts one of the broadest high streets in Scotland. Here you'll find the fountain topped by the statue of Colvin Ram, the famous Moffat Toffee Shop and the Star Hotel which appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest hotel in the world. Moffat also offers a variety of shopping including a weekly market on Fridays and a monthly producers market.
Nearby Station Park offers a variety of attractions including a boating lake and gardens. Next to the campsite the Hammerlands Centre has a garden centre, cafe and fishery.
The town holds an annual walking festival in October and from the campsite you can access some of the finest hilwalking in the south of Scotland. Also close by is the Grey Mares Tail, a magnificent waterfalldropping 200ft from Loch Skene.
There are also a number of historic houses and castles in the area. Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill - Scotland’s oldest inhabited house - contains artwork by Rembrandt and Da Vinci and has wonderful landscaped gardens and woods. Medieval Caerlaverock Castle is located close to nearby Dumfries.
Access and SatNav Advice
Restricted access to site due to campers leaving, so arrivals after 12 noon only please.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
Harvest Time delicatessen offers home-cooked delicacies and local cheeses. The local butchers has a good reputation for quality meats and home cooked pies. The Buccleuch Arms and several other establishments offer discounts to campers.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Parent and baby room
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Grass only pitch for larger tents
I couldn't fault the welcome, the helpfulness of the staff, the cleanliness and the facilities of this site. However, it retains a feel of 'motorway service station' due to the proximity of the motorway, with campers overnighting and breaking their journey to and from Scotland. As a consequence this is probably one of the busiest sites I have visited for arrivals and departures.
Adding to this feel is Moffat - whilst it is a nice town, with plenty of walks, local amenities, nice coffee shops (Brodies merits a visit, on the route into town from the site), once you've walked round the town a few times and looked in the shop windows, sympathised with the coach visitors being shown another 'Mill' on their tours of Scotland, it just feels a bit unsatisfying.
The only criticism of the site would be the location of the only toilet block. If you are on a pitch that is down towards the 'Green Frog' fishing lake complex, then it's a bit of a walk to the toilet block. If you have reduced mobility, then a pitch on the road 'circle' would be far better.
Great for a weekend and as a transit stop, but probably not enough in the local area (unless you drive lots of miles) to hold the attention.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Active break
Toilets were spotless
Nice Little town
Only downside for me needs better signage
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
It's a nice locality, plenty of little shops and sure market near site to top up the necessaries. Lovely Italian restaurant close by too.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples
Moffat offers town, country and a relaxing atmosphere. Farmers markets held second sunday of month. Functions in local pubs and restaurants and are advertised in the information area. The amenities block is spotlessly clean as is the entire site. There is easy access for hill walking and other outdoor pursuits. The adjacent Moffat Woolen Mill offers a 6 piece breakfast for £3-00. Tasty and good value. Wi Fi deal for the whole year (C & C sites) at £20.00 well worth buying from Site Managers. We will be back !!!!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Lockerbie – 17 miles