We have three wild woodland sites where a group of pitches can be booked, but the sites are also suitable for single tent bookings - you might be lucky and have the wood all to yourselves! (the “really wild” pitches with their low impact requirement are not suitable for groups)
The forest floor pitches are not the “lawns” that are found in the Walled Garden, but have been strimmed and raked over in preparation for use. Woodland sites are serviced by a discreetly positioned Thunderbox pine hut. These have a sink supplied with fresh water daily for drinking, washing and washing up and a composting toilet. These are cleaned daily You will be asked to follow the rules for using this greenest of technologies to ensure that the composting works perfectly see Eco & Safety.
You can see the sunrise in the East over the Cheviots in the morning (if you are up that early!) and watch the sun set in the West over the Craik Forest in the evening.
So you can sit around the open camp fire in the evening, cooking and chatting, these pitches have one or twol firebowl stances. A bag of logs is supplied within the price and atop up bag of logs can be supplied daily. You will be asked to follow the rules for Fire Safety to ensure that no accidents happen and that we can continue to allow open fires.
Castle View: Set in a conifer copse, this site looks across to Fatlips Tower, about a mile away on a crag high above the river Teviot (the Tower is a recently repaired Border Tower). This site has room for up to about 6 tents. (20 minutes* from the Hub)
Minto View: This in a pine wood site looks over the valley in which you can see the village of Denholm to the "The Paps of Minto" - a pair of rounded hills at the foot of which nestles Minto Village (15 minutes* from the Hub). This site has room for about 6 tents
These two woodland sites are separated by a strip of gorse and hawthorn, sheltering patches of wild primrose
Home Wood sits above the farm stead with views over Rule Water valley and down the Teviot Valley towards Peniel Heugh or the Waterloo Monument. (10 minutes* from the Hub). This woodland pitch has room for about 8 tents and has two Thunderboxes.
* Walking times may vary e.g. if you have kids
We take the environmental impact of our hill pitches seriously, so:
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