"Linger a while in southern Scotland"
The pretty wool town of Moffat is home to this popular Club Site. It makes a great stopping off point for journeys through Scotland as well as to linger and explore the beauty of the Scottish Lowlands.
Moffat town was home to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Air Chief Marshall Lord Hugh Dowding. It is known for its floral displays and has many specialist shops, including the Moffat Toffee Shop.
There is live, traditional Scottish music at the local pub during the summer. There are many other local events during the year, including a Classic Car rally in June.
The Dawyck Botanic Garden near Peebles is one of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Scotland. Way-marked trails wind through its collections, which include some of the tallest trees in Britain.
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve is home to a spectacular 200ft waterfall in a dramatic moorland setting.
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village has 50 shops, offering discounts of up to 50 per cent on high street prices.
Dalescone Farm Fun has a large indoor play area with ball pools and slides as well as plenty of outdoor play equipment to keep the children occupied.
Kagyu Samye Ling at Eskdalemuir is Europe's oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and is open to day visitors.
Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland. The Museum of Lead Mining shows the history of the local industry.
The Southern Upland Way was Britain’s first coast-to-coast long distance footpath. It passes less than a mile from the Club Site.
The Camera Obscura in Dumfries is on the top floor of the old windmill.
Fishing is available at the Hammerlands Centre, next to the site.
The woollen mill next to the site has a weaving exhibition and a tearoom.
New Lanark World Heritage Site includes a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill.
: November in 2011
We stayed 1 night and was so impressed at the cleanliness & frinedliness of the staff we're returning today for 3 more nights. We arrived at 7pm but were welcomed. The shower block has several showers, toilets & even individual enclosures for washbasins. The site is well laid out. It is a short walk to the town which has a warm, charming character. We have no reservations in recommending this well kept site!
: June in 2011
First trip in our van we decided to do an stay as a trial run. Glad we chose this site, staff were very helpful and friendly, our hook up cable was short but not a problem we were able to borrow one. Toilets and showers were very clean, nice quiet site considering the number of caravans. The site is situated within a lovely town with some really nice little shops The only downside for us was the price, 24 pounds for 1 night seems a little steep.
: November in 2010
We have visisted this site numerous times over the past 7 years. Our 2 sons were just toddlers when we first used this site and they loved the freedom and space around. Now 7 years on they still love staying here - they love to walk to see the sheep and donkey in the nearby field which runs alongside the pathway to the garden centre - which has a lovely coffee shop by the way! The site is spotlessly clean, well maintained and very peaceful with hills all around. There is a well stocked Co-op just a short walk away, and the town centre, with it's interesting mix of shops, is a short walk in the other direction. The fact we've gone back to the site again and again says it all.
: March in 2011
VERY CLEAN SITE, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS,OWNER'S VERY PLEASANT & HELPFUL.WILL CERTAINLY BE VISITING AGAIN.TOILETS WERE VERY CLEAN,NICE & QUIET IN MARCH,OUR DOG HAD A GREAT TIME AS WELL.SHORT WALK INTO TOWN WHERE YOU CAN FIND A TOFFEE SHOP FULL OF OLD FASHIONED SWEETS,IDEAL FOR COUPLES & families
Clean site quite large being 180 units. Bit noisy in the summertime although not to extremes. Clean toilets and showers, all facilities available to all. Will be visiting again in the year maybe late November or early 2009 very good to find an all year round site nearby, very good overall great for walking and plenty to see and do.
Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Moffat, Borders, Scotland