Woodland camping near Langholm

Edging the English border, the Scottish town of Langholm has historic connections and scenic surroundings.

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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Pick between the woods and the walled garden at this stunning Scottish Borders site
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Beirhope Alpacas

10 units · Tents1 acre · Kelso, Scotland
A small, off-grid campsite with alpacas in the historically rich southern Scottish borders
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Ewe Love Camping Pods

3 units · Glamping120 acres · Penrith, Cumbria, North West England
Modern Lake District glamping pods among the trees, with exceptional views of Blencathra
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

17 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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£25
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Overwater Woodlands

6 units · Tents1 acre · Wigton, England
Overwater Woodlands is a hidden gem situated in the Northern Lake District National Park. It is a ultra-small scale camp (only 5 pitches) with a focus on sustainability. The camp itself is located in densely forested woodland with incredible views of Skiddaw and neighbouring fells. The camp is new for 2023 as we (Lois & Nick) have recently returned from travelling to the place where we feel most at home. We want to make your stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible so will be around to help with anything from eating/drinking recommendations, tips on walking/cycling routes as well as insider knowledge on where to pick the best local wild raspberries! We have owned this land for 20years so know the area extremely well! We are both big believers in the 'analogue world' (and non-believers in the digital world) so we want to warn you that we do NOT have WiFi at the camp. Come and stay with us if you want to disconnect from the digital stresses of 21st Century life. If we ever need to get online we either pop down to the Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite village (which is our lovely local pub) or head up to the equally fantastic Mae's Team Room in Uldale. You may also find that to get a phone signal you will have to walk 100 meters up the road. You will truly be at one with nature at Overwater Woodlands; we regularly see red squirrels, deer and all manner of birds. Given the remote location of the camp we get the most amazing dark skies that are truly incredible for star-gazing on clear nights. We are both experienced chefs (Nick has worked in professional kitchens) and we would love to share food with our guests. If you would like freshly made breakfast (bacon/sausage/egg/veg) sandwiches in the morning just let us know. The same goes for dinner in the evening or a picnic for your walk. We know the local farmers so you will be eating the very best local produce that tastes out of this world. Our dream is to cook for the entire camp to make this a sociable event around the fire-pit but we also understand that people will want their own space so we will be more than happy to provide a more private service too! We happily cater for vegans/vegetarians and people with gluten intolerances. We have everything you will need at camp in terms of facilities. There is a compost toilet, washing-up facilities and a hot shower on site. This is the closest you will be able to get to Wild Camping whilst still having a hot shower on your doorstep!
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Broom Fisheries Campsite

4 units · Glamping200 acres · Dumfries, South Scotland
Luxury caravans ideally situated next to picturesque Scottish fishing lakes
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£166.66
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Nearly-wild camping @ Heggs Farm

1 unit · Tent136 acres · Reeth, England
Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the joy of simple living with a nearly-wild camping experience @ Heggs Farm, Arkengarthdale--part of a collaborative, 200-acre renaturing project, spanning the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stretching from the wooded banks of the Arkle Beck, up to the dizzying heights of Fremington Edge, our site is a wonderfully biodiverse and off-the-beaten path spot, offering adventure-loving families and small groups the chance to unplug completely, and get a taste of no-frills camping, the way mother nature intended. What's more, every booking is for exclusive use of the camping area by you and your group, guaranteeing you a truly unique (and undisturbed) experience. Why Heggs? Get a taste of 'wild-camping' with a few bare bones facilities: Pitch up where you like, make the most of a private firepit cooking area, and enjoy our compost loo with a view. Our remote, no-frills site is the perfect intro to simple living; yet sits close enough to 'civilisation' to hike out for picnic supplies, and/or a pub dinner. Reconnect with nature through wholesome, unplugged activities: Fill your days with poo sticks, pebble skimming, and foraging for kindling. Spend your evenings playing scrabble by torchlight, identifying owl calls, and marvelling at the constellations in our Dark Skies conservation area. No wifi = no distractions. Explore endless routes right from the doorstep: Arkengarthdale is one of the Dales' most beautiful yet undiscovered valleys. Multiple bridleways and footpaths connect Heggs to Reeth and Langthwaite, running along both sides of the Arkle Beck, and up the slopes of Fremington Edge. Part of the adventure is getting here: Our walk/cycle-in-only camping area is all part of the magic of our tucked-away site. Free bag transfer is available to our farmhouse from the nearest public parking in Reeth or Langthwaite (40 mins walk), and the camping area lies a further 200m along a rough grass track. (Please note we cannot accept campervans or trailer tents). Every stay plants trees, literally: All profits from nearly-wild camping support our ongoing habitat restoration as part of the Heggs-Castle renaturing cluster. Enjoy the 'feel-good' factor as you roam free across the site and explore our latest woodland creation areas. Find out more at heggscastlecluster.org. What's included/provided with my booking? -Exclusive use of the camping area for you and your group (up to a max of 8 people), including compost loo and firepit with grill. -Access to weatherproof cow byre HQ for storage of camping equipment, including bikes. -1 x wheelbarrow load of firewood, with kindling and natural firelighters (more can be bought on site). -Unlimited potable water in canisters with taps. -Large Ghillie Kettle, firepit cooking utensils and heatproof gloves, biodegradable washing up liquid, washing up bowl, tea towels, first aid kit, fire extinguisher. -Bag transfer from/to the nearest public parking place on arrival and departure. Please pack everything else you need to sleep, cook (portable gas stoves welcome), eat, and keep yourself and your equipment safe; remembering that you’ll have to carry your own gear for the last 200m to the cow byre, and then beyond to wherever you pitch up. Note too that the site is completely unlit after dark, there are no charging facilities, and phone signal can be spotty. Headtorches, camping lanterns, and portable battery chargers are all strongly recommended. Where can I stock up? Our local businesses would love your support! Award winning bread, cafe-quality ready meals, and Thursday night pizzas can be pre-ordered for collection at Two Dales Bakery; the Bike Centre is known for its incredible cake selection (and excellent rental service); Reeth Post Office sells the usual camping cupboard staples, as well as local milk, cheese and sausages; and Reeth's Friday morning market has all your meat, cheese, and fruit and veg supplies covered. For dining out, there are five pubs within easy-ish walking/cycling distance: The CB Inn, The Bridge Inn, The Black Bull, The King's Arms and The Buck. Ramsay’s Fish and Chip Van also visits Reeth between 4-6pm every Friday evening; you’ll find it parked up in Langhorne Drive. Finished reading and not sure it's for you? Search for our off-grid annexe on AirBnB for simple, off-grid living with a few creature comforts e.g. hot running water, a bed and a bath. This can also be booked in tandem with our nearly-wild camping area, subject to availability.
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

153 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, England
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey
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West Highland Way Hotel & Campsite

46 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Glasgow, Lanarkshire, South Scotland
A welcoming campsite on the West Highland Way
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Hazel Mount Fellside

5 units · Tents5 acres · Eskdale, Cumbria, North West England
Nearly wild camping on the western edge of the Lake District overlooking the Duddon Estuary
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Howdy Glamping

10 units · Glamping14 acres · Penrith, Cumbria, North West England
Sociable, eco-friendly glamping in the woods, 10 minutes' drive from the Lake District.
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Woodland camping near Langholm guide

Overview

Better-known to locals as the ‘Muckle Toon,’ Langholm lies between four hills in a scenic spot where the Dumfries and Galloway region meets the Borders. The great salmon river, the River Esk flows through Langholm, which attracts game fishers. The area also offers excellent walks of varying lengths along waymarked routes through the surrounding hills and glens—at 1,165ft (355 metres), Whita Hill is the highest. Langholm was the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid, one of Scotland’s greatest poets, and visitors can see a memorial and follow the Hugh MacDiarmid walking trail through the town.

Where to go

Around Town

There are plenty of places to eat in town, as well as several independent shops worth exploring. The community-run cultural venue, the Buccleuch Centre hosts regular concerts, performances and other events such as farmers' markets and antique fairs. Just outside town, Ewes Water Caravan and Camping Park has level grass pitches.

Ewes Valley

Less than 10 miles north of Langholm, the small settlement of Arkleton is tucked into the Ewes Valley, which is rich with wildlife including majestic golden eagles. Surrounded by woodland, The Walled Garden offers a glamping experience in its static wagon.

Gretna Green

A 20-minute drive south of Langholm, the small village of Gretna Green lies on the border with England and is famed as the UK’s marriage capital thanks to the days when young English couples would elope to marry in Scotland. In the adjacent village of Gretna, Braids Caravan Park has pitches for caravans and motorhomes.

When to go

Langholm and the surrounding area is a year-round destination, but best experienced in the summer when daylight hours are long, the weather is at its best and the calendar is filled with activities. The year’s highlight is the Langholm Common Riding, an all-day spectacle of horsemanship and pageantry, which takes place on the last Friday of July—if visiting at this time, booking your site in advance is recommended.

Know before you go

  • Wild camping is legal throughout Scotland as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. If you cross the border into England, be aware that English law prohibits wild camping.
  • The closest train station is Gretna Green, which has direct services to Glasgow and Carlisle.
  • You should be able to find all the essentials in Langholm’s small shops, which include national chains and interesting independent businesses.

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