Monday, April 16, 2012

Reviews and google listings guardian




Where to go wilder in Britain Travel guardian.co.uk

Ammendment to Dixe's article -
There are no "ready erected" tents, just a classic 2 berth caravan and a camping shack for hire.
and wood kits are £6.

steam trains in fife

Oliver Cromwell steam train just visible  from our cottage window.
2 trips, last train return 8.30p.m.
Historic Forth Rail bridge.

http://www.srps.org.uk/railtours/rt-090823.htm

Forthcoming events
http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/railtours/


Boness railway.

wild fruit, vegetables and herbs in Fife

When you book our camping or cottage, these are among the wild fruits you can pick f.o.c.:- raspberries, gooseberries white currants and strawberries, all ripe in July or earlier.
Brambles, elderberries, etc. follow in August, September, October.
Herb gardens includes mint, apple mint, lovage, rosemary, tarragon, sage.

Sometimes we have plenty of fruit or vegetables, some of which we can offer free:-

Free -
August 2009 we had big redskin campfire baking potatoes.
September 2009 we have the 2nd batch - big white ones this time "Marfot" variety.

August we had Victoria plums.
September we have Late Victoria plum variety.

Booking and confirmation. Reception

Reception hatch on right, 10 metres from entrance gate.

Reception Open
Monday to Friday 9.00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Saturday  and; Snday 3p.m - 7p.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 personal reply and a standard reply with various links for more information.
When you confirm your group details, number of people and cars - time of arrival and departure, etc.,
 I send a confirmation quote/directions.

Arrival:-
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.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Butterflies Moths Insects


http://www.nigelspencer.co.uk/wildlife-web-pages/a-z-butterfly-moth.htm
Many of these seen in our woodlands and gardens.

The peacock butterfly is very common here.
Also regular is large and small cabbage white, common blue, orange tip, small tortoiseshell, red admiral,comma, etc.
Spotted here in January 2010

Monday, April 9, 2012

Places to visit. Edinburgh zoo Pandas Earthship Fife Falkirk wheel

http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/visiting/panda.html
Edinburgh zoo pandas, 10 miles from this holiday property.

http://antiques-perth-scotland.blogspot.com/ Antiques and cafe http://tour-scotland-photographs.blogspot.com/2010/12/tour-scotland-winter-photograph_08.html Huntingtower Perth by Sandy Stevenson. Townhill loch
Scottish photos

 http://www.ukseries.com/blog/2010/07/the-unique-falkirk-wheel/

10 miles north. Open Fridays.They can arrange guided tours but you can wander around yourself
 by the Kinghorn Loch. There is a shelter made from plastic bottles & the tyre building. etc.
  http://www.sci-scotland.org.uk/earthship_centre.shtml


Deep sea world http://www.deepseaworld.com/planning_your_visit/how_to_find_us.asp?css=1

South Queensferry pier gallery paintings and woodcraft (similar to chris's).
07761 577 366


Dunfermline Duloch Park and Fife Leisure park

http://www.visitdunfermline.com/udayb.php
http://www.visitdunfermline.com/whatson.php
http://www.visitdunfermline.com/goingout.php
http://www.visitdunfermline.com/attractions.php
http://www.visitdunfermline.com/shopping.php




24 hour Tesco, 2 miles away.

Breakfasts from around 8.a.m.



Pizza delivery Duloch Park Dunfermline 01383 726999 also at Whimbrel Place, Duloch, Dunfermline:-

Lidl supermarket, fish  and chips, Subway, etc.


Fife Leisure Park:-

Bella Italia, http://www.bellaitalia.co.uk/menu/main-menu/7

Nandos chicken, Chinese buffet, Dobbies cafe, etc.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Woodland camping Fife near Edinburgh Scotland Love camping. Outdoor benefits.

"Taking part in nature"

"woodlands have their own ecology.."
"pass into a different world and transform ourselves...."






10 miles north of Edinburgh

Good touring Historic places, Lochs and Glens.

24 hour Tesco. M and Spencer outlet within 2 miles.
Ask if you want details of local pubs/restaurants, etc.
Local taxi 01383 410088.
Visit our advert also at http://www.lovecamping.co.uk/

15 acres of woodland in Scotland, natural, rustic, in harmony with nature.
Cold water, recycling and sawdust toilet. Designated campfires.
Nearby activities for children and all the family.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Facilities - 1st Camp service area Near Sweet Meadow

50 gallon mains water tank for 1st part of lower pitches.
Installed 2011,  frame work continued through February 2013.
Shower Pump to help flow of running water
to 2 x 20 gallon holding tanks at Caravan and Sweet Meadow wash area.



Refurbished recycling bins November 2012.

Original wooden ones in trailer. 
Plastic bins seem to be most practical, although not as interesting to look at.

Toilet and washing up area.


Built to trees.

"The system is extremely simple. 
One bucket inside a wooden frame covered with a toilet seat. 

                                Each time a person ‘visits’ the sawdust toilet, sprinkle sawdust,
                                                                  then close the lid ".


                                                     It's emptied at least once a day.
                                                                  It doesn't smell.