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Greenhillock Glamping & Camping

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· Forfar, Angus, Scotland
3 acres hosted by Kate ?.
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Spacious glamping and camping in gorgeous wild flower meadows in Eastern Scotland

If the point of camping is to immerse yourself in nature then few places do it better than Greenhillock Glamping. A five-acre site with just 25 pitches and a scattering of beautiful bells, it exudes a wonderfully wild and natural aura yet without simply abandoning you in the hills. In fact, Greenhillock is really a family site – a haven for kids and well equipped with solar showers, toilets, communal cooking and chillout area – yet its sense of nature comes not from feeling isolated in the wilds, but rather from being a part of the natural surroundings.

As a campsite the place is excellent. The pitches are generous and well spaced out and the communal field shelter is perfect if the weather doesn’t play ball. There’s an 'Art Shack' for creative kids, while those seeking comfort can ditch their tent and pluck for one of their three bell pods instead – fully furnished with wooden floors and a private deck area with firepit.

As a place to explore, though, Greenhillock really is something else. Nature trails, some mown narrowly among the long wild grasses, others meandering into surrounding copse, weave and separate through the surroundings, linking back up again like a vast natural maze. Hedgerows and mature trees provide enough fallen branches to set the scene for the next World Den Building Championships and a pond in a quiet corner of the site is set up with wooden board platforms around its edges; purpose built spots from which you can poke and prod with a net and bucket. Insect inspecting is an essential part of any stay here. They even provide some basic scientific equipment to help you out.

The abundance of nature – thanks to more than 25 years of careful cultivation – make it an excellent spot for walking and cycling, with quiet B-roads keeping things safe and sound. More hardy types, though, should hop in the car and head north to the Cairngorms National Park, where formidable mountains offer tougher outdoor trails. The east coast is a similar distance in the opposite direction and a good alternative place to end the day, munching fish and chips along the harbour at Arbroath. Only if your not whiling away the hours around the campfire, that is; the essential ending point for most at Greenhillock.

Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Climbing
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Mountainous
Field
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Forfar, Angus, Scotland, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kate ?.Joined in November 2015
95%
28 Ratings · 60 reviews
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Gillian M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Sparrowhawk Hobbit House
We had an amazing couple of nights in the Sparrowhead Hobbit house. It had everything I needed (a comfy bed being top of the list) and my girls loved discovering all the cool wee details inside and out. The paths through the wild flower meadow were particularly popular. Also the eco-toilets were the cleanest and least smelly I’ve ever used! We will definitely be back next year.
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Nicola C.recommends
July 17, 2022
Sparrowhawk Hobbit House
Beautiful setting amidst flower meadows. The beds were comfy and the hut spacious. We enjoyed the pizza night. Sparrowhawk has electric charging points which is handy, and a communal fridge/freezer. Set between Arbroath and Dundee; we loved Forbes at Kilgennie restaurant (amazing watching trout leaping from the pools). V&A Dundee also worth a visit. Kate was very helpful and friendly. Will be sure to return if ever this way again.
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Dorothy R.doesn't recommend
May 31, 2022
Camping Pitch Grown Ups Area
Eco friendly but shoddy
The site had decent sized pitches, well spaced, and attractively set in the wild flower meadow. The hosts were friendly. Whilst we applaud their aim of trying to be an Eco friendly site, it has been done in a very cheap and unattractive way. The composting toilets are housed in the smallest most basic garden sheds, with splinters aplenty, and nowhere to hang a jacket or sponge bag. There are two showers for the whole site, which was ok when we were there because it was so quiet. But the standard again was shoddy; the same small sheds, nowhere to put toiletries in the shower and not enough space to keep things dry, the shower tray quickly filled and was overflowing out the door by the time I was finished. The kitchen area was very basic with one fridge with broken shelving. Washing up water was sparse and not hot enough. We visited another site with good eco credentials who had used recycled materials in a purpose built toilet block, providing clean, attractive facilities.
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Ross M.recommends
August 19, 2021
Bell Tent
We stayed for four days in the bell tent and loved it. As total camping novices we were apprehensive but need not have been. The tent was spacious and comfortable for us (one adult and two children under 10). The children loved playing with others and never once asked for a screen! We were helped by the fact the weather was glorious.
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Julie M.recommends
August 8, 2021
Large Camping Pitch
We spent three wonderful nights at Greenhillock. Sunny days exploring the area including the fantastic local beach, nights by the campfire. Kate and Stig were very helpful, the facilities were clean and well maintained. For anyone with past experience using portaloos, a compost toilet is an absolute dream. We'd be back in a flash. Thank you.
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Lorraine M.recommends
August 6, 2021
Large Camping Pitch
First time I have ever camped. Went as a family with our daughter & dog. Was so nice. Kate & Stig the owners were so friendly, made us feel at home straight away. Campfire at every pitch which makes it, couldn't imagine camping without a fire. Facilities clean. Will definitely return.
From the host
Our gorgeous eco-campsite boasts spacious grass pitches and a variety of glamping accommodation nestled in picturesque wild flower meadows. You can wander along a nature trail, enjoy a quiet moment in the wedding wood or relax by your own campfire. However you unwind there's something here for you. Little people are catered for too with pond dipping, mini beast hunting and den building all on offer on a car free site. We strive to offer a perfect 'off-grid' experience with all the facilities you need close to hand. By providing opportunities for people to relax together on our site, we conserve nature’s precious balance for future generations and inspire others to do the same.
Nearby attractions

The site sits between the spectacular mountains of the Cairngorms National Park (01479 873535) and the dynamic geography of the east coast. To the former it's around a half hour drive, to the later 20 minutes or so. Try heading straight for Arbroath – a medieval port town that's now a throbbing heart of the Scottish fishing industry. Sampling the fresh seafood is a must while your there. Visit grand Arbroath Abbey (01241 878756), founded in 1178 by King William the Lion, or pop in to see Kerr's Miniature Railway (01241 874074), the oldest miniature railway in Scotland, which has been operating since 1935. Today it is run by a hobby group of volunteers and remains popular with locals, tourists and railway enthusiasts. In the opposite direction, Glamis Castle (01307 840393) is 15 minutes by car, a 14th-century castle and the late Queen Mother's childhood home with guided tours of the lavish interiors available.

Food and drink

Communal BBQs are provided. Monthly bar and BBQ events allow you a night off from cooking and let you savour local food and drink around the communal firepit. Away from the site, it’s short drive south to The Mill (01307 469486) for hearty breakfasts and lunches, while The Drovers Inn (01307 860322) is the top gastro pub in the area. For more of a restaurant vibe, try Forbes of Kingennie (01382 350777). For seafood near Arbroath, try But ‘n Ben (01241 877223).

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