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Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club Site

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Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club Site

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Information
Hammerlands
Moffat
Dumfries and Galloway
DG10 9DY

Tel:01683 220436

Website

Ideally located in the town of Moffat, in the heart of Southern Scotland, Moffat is a vibrant, bustling town offering the warmest of Scottish welcomes. Moffat lies just 3 minutes from the A74(M), making it a great place to visit and the perfect base for your trip around Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders – a beautiful and unspoiled part of Scotland.

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Facilities

Tents, Motorhomes, Caravan & Trailer Tents

  • Toilet blocks
  • Showers
  • Parent and baby room
  • Washbasins
  • Club Site Wi-fi
  • Dedicated accessible facilities
  • Pets welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Motorhome service point
  • Grass only pitch (no electric)
  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up
  • Grass only pitch for larger tents
  • Seasonal Pitches
  • Battery charging facilities
  • Dishwashing facilities
  • Ice pack freezing
  • Gas cylinders
  • Storage facilities
Getting there

The route 1 directions, either from the north or the south, is via the M74 and onto the A701 for 1.5 Miles. Once in Moffat, take the A708 then look out for Ladyknowe Ct and this will take you to the campsite.

A more interesting route is via the A708. This road starts in Selkirk, an attractive town extending from the hilltop location of its Market Place and High Street down steep slopes to the impressive old woollen mills and more modern industrial estates along the valley of the Ettrick Water. There are various opportunities to join this road as it heads to Moffat, depending on your direction of travel. No matter where you join it, you will be impressed by the views of hills and lochs. Much more enjoyable than a boring motorway!

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What's nearby

Moffat has a lot to offer, here are some of our choices –

  • Moffat Woollen Mill. Tax Free shopping, all under one roof. ladieswear, Menswear Food & Gifts cashmere, Footwear Department and Accessories.
  • Moffat Museum. Originally established in Moffat’s old bakehouse, Moffat Museum provides a fascinating insight into the town’s history – from early Roman times, the Border Reivers, the heyday of its coaching era, to the discovery of the Well and Moffat’s popularity as a spa town.
  • Look out for the Moffat Ram. Allegedly haunted by the ghost of William Colvin, a local businessman.
  • The Green Frog. Set in acres of grounds offering a café, fishing, garden centre.
  • The Annandale Way starts in the hills above Moffat and follows the River Annan. In fact, Moffat is one of the best places in the UK to find a walk that will suit you. There are too may to mention, so here is a handy link which will help – Walks near Moffat.

Further afield, along the A708 –

  • Grey Mare’s Tail and Loch Skeen. The Grey Mare’s Tail is one of Scotland’s finest waterfalls, a magnificent 60m cascade in the Moffat hills. This walk climbs past the falls and continues up to beautiful Loch Skeen, ringed by craggy hillsides.
  • St Mary’s Loch. Has a lot to offer. There is a car park at the south side, opposite the Glen Café. Adjacent to the café is a monument to The Ettrick Shepherd, a Scottish poet who as a young man he worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated through reading. There is a circular walk around the Loch, about 9 miles, which takes in some lovely forest and loch side scenery.
  • Megget Reservoir, an impounding reservoir in the Megget valley in Ettrick Forest is just off a junction with the A708 and if you continue to follow this road, you will be stunned by the mountainouse backdrop. We come from Scotland and have visited the highlands many times but the scenary around Megget Reservoir and beyond towards Talla Reservoir is just as spectacular.
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