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The Balloch O' Dee campsite and trekking centre in Dumfries & Galloway

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Balloch O' Dee is a beautiful small farm nestling at the foot of Cullvenan Fell just outside Kirkcowan in Wigtownshire. It has stunning views across to the mountains and is surrounded by the Galloway National forest park. We also run a Pony trekking Centre from the site that caters for all ages and experience.

We now have a new shower room with hot showers, wash basins, washing up area and toilets.

We also now have electric hook up for tourers

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Booked this site for our first holiday in Scotland, and now i think we have been spoilt. The campsite is set two miles away from the main road, and takes you over the moor to arrive. The scenery is stunning to say the least and we actually saw an osprey, well i think thats what it was , on our drive to the site. On arrival we were welcomed by James and basically told pitch where you would like and enjoy. There are numerous campfire pits dotted aroud the site and we pitched close to one of these. We collected wood from the surrounding area, thanks to James lending us his axe. A campfire was therefore had each evening. And what evenings they were. Luckily there was no cloud cover and we witnessed a truly amazing night sky full of stars by the campfire. We even saw our first shooting stars and it was unbelievable. The shower and toilet block each night were lit by candles and a wonderfull smell of jos sticks and incense filled the air. There were horses and dogs free to raom the site which was pleasant. A lot to see close by and within a forty minute drive from the campsite. Stranraer, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Port Patrick, Port William, The Murrbury smokehouse with their fish and chips not to be missed, and our favourite places Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright.
Ok so I have to say that the water was cold one morning for the shower, but that is all that i can say that was a minor inconvenience. A wonderful site ran by wonderful people and we will be back in the future. Would give the holiday 9 out of ten.
Dave Adams (4th Sep 2013)
I visited Balloch O Dee for a few days and really wish id booked for more days, what an amazing camp site views were out of this world the family were lovely and happy to help you anytime, they were really dog friendly my dogs loved it, i also enjoyed a good old ride on the horses, had our own BBQ which was great and there own shower block, they even gave us eggs, will be back soon guys but this time for longer thank you so much best camp site I have ever visited.
Katie (29th May 2012)
the best campsite ever!!! lovely helpful people who trest you like real friends, very genorous with firelighters and eggs!! campsite has got the most lovely views ever and the bbq adds a rustic touch ;) i will definatley go again and in the end my mum had to drag me away!! good luck in the future and keep up the good work!!
beth loughran (1st Aug 2011)