Forfar Lochside

Forfar Country Park, Craig O Loch Road, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1BT, Scotland | Telephone: 01307 468917 | View Map

  • Cairngorms National Park
    Cairngorms National Park
  • A donkey at Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary
    A donkey at Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary
  • Walking trails near Forfar Lochside
    Walking trails near Forfar Lochside
  • Sailing on Forfar Loch
    Sailing on Forfar Loch
  • Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland
    Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland

Open Dates:
3 March to 11 November 2018

Earliest Arrival Time: 3pm
Latest Departure Time: 10am

Facilities:

  • • Wi-Fi
  • • Wash room / toilets
  • • Dish washing area

Why stay here

Placed on the water’s edge of Forfar Loch, within the boundaries of Forfar Country Park, is our Angus site. Access rural walks at neighbouring lochs, explore castles, trek across the glens or head to the raggedy cliff-lined shores and sandy bays, just 30 minutes away by car

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    Tent Pitches from: £15.10 per stay*

Accommodation at Forfar Lochside

Tent pitches

From: £15.10 per stay*

Pitch up under the stars at our Forfar Lochside campsite, one of over 40 locations across the UK. Whether you’re looking to hit the shops on a city break, splash around at the coast or get lost in the highlands, we’ve got a campsite for to suit you.

Site details

Why stay here

Placed on the water’s edge of Forfar Loch, within the boundaries of Forfar Country Park, is our Angus site. Access rural walks at neighbouring lochs, explore castles, trek across the glens or head to the raggedy cliff-lined shores and sandy bays, just 30 minutes away by car.

Family days out

If you love wildlife, the enclosed estuary at Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is home to thousands of wild birds which are worth seeing. You could also meet the resident horses, ponies and donkeys at Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary.

For more outdoorsy activities, Monkie Country Park has a woodland adventure playground, walking trails and water sports equipment available to hire.

For a touch of history, Explore Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition ship the RRS Discovery at Discovery Point, where there are interactive and multimedia displays. Glamis Castle (6 miles from us) is the Queen Mother’s childhood home where you can have a guided tour and look around the exhibition rooms.


Facilities on site

  • • Wi-Fi available
  • • Wash room / toilets
  • • Dish washing area
  • • Laundry facilities
  • • Playground
  • • Car parking
  • • Pitches are: grass with electric
  • • Site shop: Yes and supermarkets within walking distance


Wi-Fi runs standard broadband service averaging at 10 Mbps. Fees may apply.

Activities & experiences nearby


Cycling

There are some fabulous scenic trails, woodland routes and hilly climbs suitable for all ability levels, including the Forfar, Aberlemmo and Letham circuit and the Angus Route. Look up local cycling trails and mountain bike routes on the Visit Angus website.

Our nearest Cycle Network Route is number 1, Dundee to Arbroath – view Sustrans route map.


Walking

Part of the Cairngorms National Park is the Angus Glens: Glen Clova, Glen Isla, Glen Prosen and Glen Esk. They’re a 30 to 40 minute drive away but so worth it for hill-walking across the stunning landscape.

For local walks, enjoy a 2.5 mile stroll around the water at Forfar Loch County Park. Alternatively, from the town centre you can walk to the war memorial on Balmashanner Hill.


Things to try

Windsurfing equipment; canoes; kayaks, sailing dinghies and paddleboards can all be hired out at Monkie Country Park for fun on the water. 

For group activities like quad biking, archery and clay pigeon shooting, the Auchterhouse in Dundee is only 11 miles away.

A little closer to home is the local crazy golf course and if it’s a rainy day, visit Forfar Indoor Sports for some disco ice skating and roller skating.


Pubs and restaurants

Visitor’s recommendations:

Drive just 5 minutes to The Osnaburg, one of the oldest pubs in Forfar for classic pub grub and live music. Also The Castle Club is a great option to taste heart-warming, locally produced and homemade food.

For homemade cakes and lunch bites, the pond-side Murton Trust Farm Tearoom is a must.



* Price for two adults and 1 pitch. Bookings can be made online for tents up to 5x5 metres (approximately a four person tent). If you have a larger tent or specific requirements, please contact the site direct and site staff will help you with your booking. There will be an additional £2 surcharge per night for large tent pitches. Please read our FAQs further booking information. Full terms and conditions apply.

Location and transport

Forfar Country Park, Craig O Loch Road, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1BT, Scotland
Telephone: 01307 468917

Transport Links:

  • Buses go to: Dundee and Arbroath
  • Nearest train station: Dundee
  • Car hire available on site: Yes

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