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Solway View

Balmangan Farm Borgue Kirkcudbright Dumfries and Galloway DG6 4TR 01557 870 206

We say

Patricia and Neil Picken, who run Solway View, are a well-travelled couple who run a working farm, an ideal combination for putting together a campsite that caters to the needs of guests, while also giving them a taste of farm life. There are no scheduled lamb feeding sessions here – they only feed their lambs to save their lives if they have been orphaned, with visiting kids more than welcome to help out. You can choose whether to pitch a tent, sleep in one of their sturdy wigwams or even bring your own caravan or campervan. Either way you will appreciate their spotless shower and toilet block – Patricia's pride and joy! Also on the site are a childrens' playground and a web of walking trails snaking off to an old graveyard and a secluded beach. The main attraction is really being away from it all in a quiet corner of a quiet corner of Scotland.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Solway View ★★★★★

As someone who's reasonably new to camping I'm still struggling with losing the luxuries but this site was amazing! Great pitches and great views. We went with friends so 4 kids 7–14 and they loved it, particularly the secluded beach. It was a bit of walk (I'm not an outdoorsy person) and quite steep, but worth it for skimming stones and rock pooling – be careful, as the tide does come in quick. Shower rooms were the newest and cleanest I have been in but no hairdryer or socket (I'm not vain but I have fluffy 1980s bon jovi hair if left!). To be honest that is my only negative. Having fires was great and they even delivered the logs to the tent. Shop doesn't really sell much other then the wood, but the Kirkcudbright Tesco is not too far (wine and tent pegs all you need!). Relaxed, friendly, chilled out. Great basically!

Solway View reviewed by on April 29th, 2014

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