Barnsoul Caravan Park – Wigwam Glamping

Come and explore the countryside and wander in the wide open spaces at Barnsoul Caravan and Camping. Situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and just 6 miles from Dumfries town centre, you’ll be well placed to visit numerous local attractions and activities right on our doorstep. Nearly 300 acres of woodlands, paddocks and ponds attract an abundance of wildlife, including deer, fox, badgers, otters, red squirrels and a huge variety of bird life. Our comfortable facilities offer: water, electric hook ups, shower block with individual cubicles, communal kitchen, communal dining room, laundry facilities, chemical toilet disposal, and an on-site warden.

Our Wigwams are perfect for “Scottish” camping allowing you the freedom of camping without the hassle, whatever the weather. The wigwams are situated down from our Big Wood overlooking the Mill Pond. Our visitors can fish for free – the perfect opportunity to catch your dinner?

Wigwams are basically a wooden tent with extras. They have foam mattresses, lights, heater, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Each wigwam has its own firepit allowing you to cozy up at your own campfire.

You need to bring sleeping bags, cooking utensils, plates etc (flatware and pots can be hired from our reception). If you are feeling sociable we have a newly fitted camp kitchen which has hobs, microwaves, kettles and a covered area where you can sit and eat or, weather permitting an outdoor picnic area.

AREA DESCRIPTION

See & Do
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There’s a whole host of things to keep you entertained in Dumfries & Galloway. Here are some of our suggestions – do let us know if you have any other ideas!

For the kids

Cream o’ Galloway
A sure fire favourite with the kids – an activity centre with karts, bikes, slides, rides, nature trails and a woodland adventure playground, plus ice cream! There are daily farm tours and ice cream experience events plus many seasonal events during spring and summer. There’s also an indoor play area, ice cream parlour and burger barn.

Drive Time from Barnsoul:
40 min

Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

The CocoaBean Company
Who could resist a chocolate factory? The CocoaBean run children’s workshops, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, plus a cafe and visitor shop.

Drive Time from Barnsoul:
30 min.
Time to allow:
Half day.

Dalscone Farm Fun
Dalscone have an indoor soft play area and coffee shop that’s open all year round, and from April to October the outdoor play area is open too, with trampolines, pedal carts, play equipment and a host of farm animals.

Drive Time from Barnsoul:
15 min.
Time to allow:
Half day.

Mabie Farm Park
With an enormous outdoor play area, Mabie Farm Park is a big hit with kids young and old. Outdoors you’ll find an astroslide, a huge jumping pillow, bounce castles, pedal karts, quad bikes, trampolines and a large play park. Under cover, you’ll find a straw barn with rope swings and straw bales, a large play barn, pets corner and a cafe.

Drive Time from Barnsoul:
20 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

Bike Trails
Dumfries & Galloway is home to 5 of the 7stanes mountain bike trail areas, as well as the trails at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate – all within a short drive of Barnsoul.

7stanes Mabie
Mabie Forest have something for everyone, with green and blue trails on forest roads and singletrack, a 17km red route and a skills area. Café, bike shop and hire and toilets also on site.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
20 minutes.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

7stanes Dalbeattie
There are green and blue graded routes on forest roads to be enjoyed by families, and experienced riders can tackle the rocky red and black graded routes and the 1.5km skills trails.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
30 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

7stanes Ae
7stanes Ae hosts an excellent blend of green and blue graded trails, and red and orange graded routes. There is also a friendly café and bike shop with hire available, showers and a bikewash.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
30 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate
In the tranquil woodlands of Drumlanrig you’ll find a choice of family friendly trails through to tricky single track routes. You’ll also find showers, a bikewash, a bike shop and a cafe on site, and if you still have any energy left there’s also an adventure playground!
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
35 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

Outdoor Activities

Galloway Activity Centre
GAC offer sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, canoeing, outdoor Laser Quest, archery, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing/abseiling and more. Can’t decide what to do? – then try one of their multi-activity days out.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
35 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day

Laggan Outdoor
Some more unusual outdoor activities are on offer at Laggan Outdoor, including mountain balling, water balling, segway, mountain boarding, grass sledging – and the longest zip wire in the UK.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
40 min.
Time to allow:
Half day or full day.

Castles & Visitor Attractions

Threave Castle
Only accessible by boat, Threave Castle is a 14th century tower sited in part of the Threave Estate nature reserve. In summer you can see the resident ospreys in their nest, there are five bird hides and the site is also a bat reserve.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
20 min.
Time to allow:
Half day.

Threave Garden & Estate
In addition to the nature reserve within Threave Estate, you can take a tour of Threave House, an impressive, red-sandstone building designed in 1872 and its impressive gardens
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
20 min.
Time to allow:
Half day (or full day including the nature reserve).

Sweetheart Abbey
A spectacular ruin, Sweetheart Abbey was founded in 1273 by Lady Dervorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol. While there, pop into the Abbey Cottage tea rooms next door.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
30 min.
Time to allow:
Half day.

Food & Drink
The nearest supermarkets to Barnsoul are Tesco and Morrisons in Dumfries, or Tesco in Castle Douglas. There is also a small grocers/newsagents/off-licence in the nearby village of Crocketford.

Castle Douglas Food Town
Castle Douglas Food Town has around fifty local businesses involved in either producing or selling food and drink.
Drive Time from Barnsoul:
20 min

 

OWNER/AGENT INFO

  • Name : Ray Currie
  • Address :  Barnsoul Caravan Park Irongray Dumfries DG2 9SQ
  • Phone (work) : 01557 814351
  • Phone (mobile) : 07711 008191
  • Web address : http://www.barnsoulcaravanpark.co.uk
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