Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Glamping - Camping Casbah

Cabin Casbah
Off grid
Situated on the top meadow, on the site of the old bell tent

 Floorboards from a Dundee Jute bill

Under floor insulation

 recycled front doors

Recycled doors from Gleneagles

Still got the room numbers on

17 doors so far

Will be finished this year, possibly even in a few weeks.
Will sleep approx 4 +4 children

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Work behind the scenes

grass cutting


Buying in ready seasoned wood for campfires

and sawdust for compost toilets

Repairing steps

Hand rail by steps to West meadow pitches

Collecting sawdust from the sawmill for the compost toilets

Preparing lid for sawdust container

Making a base for the barrel

Recycled barrel for sawdust refil, in position outside one of the compost toilet


"Mudguard"  takes on a new meaning

Lane clearing, dead leaves and wind damage 9.12.2013.
Hundreds of trugs and trailer loads each year.

Shack roof, annual protection 2.9.2013

Yvonne - one of the camp photographers

Chris the dead tree wincher

Yvonne the apprentice  roof repairer

Chris the rotivator

Chris the Roofer

Arthur the hammock tester

Marie thetransport tester

Chris the greeter

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Activities - Books and videos about outdoors

The book suggests" I just want space and  unallocated time. I want disorganised activity for my children. 
I want the time table to be torn up."  The reveiwer Tom Fort says..."I like the no telly and reading in the early morning with hot tea... I like the easy sociability so rare in this country, and the opportunuity camping gives to observe the lives of others. I like the adventure of it. I like the way the children make friends after 10 minutes and you hardly see them again except for meals... This book is essential reading for thoughtful campers."

Booking and confirmation. Reception

Reception hatch on right, 10 metres from entrance gate.

Reception Open
Monday to Friday 10.00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (3:00p.m. in winter)
Saturday  and Sunday 3p.m - 6p.m.

Charges:- First night
£6 per person all ages.
£6 per car. £2 per motorbike.
£3 per day visitor.
£3 per day visitor car

Second night onwards:-
Cars and motorbikes free.
Children and under two's half price

Please pay  on entry at reception hatch before pitching.
Including day visitors, with all car party names, thanks.

Booking procedure:- Phone or e mail.
Then you receive a  standard reply with various links for more information.
When you confirm your  number of people and cars - time of arrival and departure, etc.,
 I send a confirmation quote/directions.

Usually, if pre-arranged, we are there to welcome you,
show you the gate combination and
lead you to a turning area,
then back down to the parking area tucked in at the side,
show you your pitch - now is the time to say if it doesn't suit you for tent size, etc.
Pay and pitch your tent.

Activities - Sports. Horse riding. Fishing. Knockhill racing. Cycling. Swimming. Showers. Skateboarding

Fishing - Loch Gelly
Shore fishing


Feeding the ducks - Moorhen, Coot, mallard, swan....

Forth boat tours
and Maid of the Forth
nearby from South Queensferry.
Loch Leven

Did you know you can camp at this rustic campsite and a mile or two up the road you can get showers at the Duloch leisure centre -Leisure centre showers

showers from £1.25 Jnr low season - £1.85 - £2.60 Adult high season.
 just behind Duloch Tesco.
Also at Dalgety Bay Leisure centre.

 Sport and leisure centres

Cycling -cycle path approx. 100 metres from here. See fuller info on post "Cycle..."
Fishing here and see suggestions below. You can then search the internet for more detail.

 knockhill racing

Swimming baths:-
Burntisland - Beacon leisure centre -Flumes.
Perth - Outside feature pool
Cowdenbeath - plus gym

Sports centre Dalgety Bay.

Local taxi 01383 410088

fife fishing guide
Stenhouse Loch,
Loch Leven but not re-stocking.)
 Kirkcaldy Raith Lake
North Queensferry sea fishing.
Dysart pier fishing.
Coastal fishing- Maggies croft Cumbernauld.
Orchil. Deanswood Livingston.

Horse riding Falconry

Fife Leisure park, bowling, crazy golf, cinema,
several eating places, Pizza, mexican, etc. lots of walks.

Burntisland skateboarding video

What's on free in Dunfermline

Horseriding Lochgelly equestrian centre

Horse riding Fife Visit Scotland

Horse riding Lochore activity meadows