Club Camping Weekend
Dates: Friday 3rd May – Monday 6th May (3 nights) Hopefully too early for the midges!
Location: Glen Trool, Dumfries and Galloway
Transport: Members' cars
The main aim of the weekend is to camp and there will be no pre-planned activities for the stay. There is fine walking nearby, including Merrick, the Southern Upland's highest mountain, and several other summits locally. The walking is typically very rugged, with few paths. The walk up Merrick does have a path and is best done with a short drive first but there is scope to walk directly from the campsite.
Other options include very good road cycling (through the local forests or on the scenic Machars peninsula) or mountain biking (7-Stanes routes at Glen Trool and Kirroughtree). There's also Scotland's book town at Wigtown, Castle Kennedy Gardens (both c 30 mins drive) and, slightly further afield, the Rhinns Peninsula around Stranraer. There's plenty to suit everyone and more than enough to do in 3 days!
The site is a very well run and equipped one, with good toilet and shower facilities and a small room that can be used by campers should the weather be inclement. The location is very scenic and the site has good pitches and plenty of parking (parking is in the car park rather than adjacent to the tent). Approximate likely cost, which is circa £11 per night for tent, person and car (less the more we share, etc.)
There's a limited shop at the site and no other shops nearby. Newton Stewart has all the usual facilities of a small town and is 15 mins drive away.
There's a pub about 400 m from the campsite. It sells good beer and quality food but is reasonably expensive.
If you are interested in coming or have any questions, please contact Neil Osborn via the General Secretary. A firm list is needed by the end of March.