The south-west of Scotland has a lovely, unspoilt coast, but it’s a foodie desert. Despite Castle Douglas being designated a food town, it’s hard to find decent restaurant or pub food, let alone anything exciting. So, camping and cooking really comes into its own here.
Solway View campsite is part of a 300-acre farm perched on a headland between Ross Bay and the Solway Firth. You can walk to fabulous coves or round the coast to a choice of beaches. There are pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes and also some wooden wigwams to rent. It’s relaxed, there are great views and the toilet block is always clean. It’s recommended for food-lovers because:
- Every tent pitch has its own wooden picnic table and benches, plus a wheel inner to light campfires in
- There’s a sea-facing shared cookhouse with gas hob, tables and chairs, washing-up equipment, crockery and cutlery
- You can buy locally grown fruit and vegetables at the cookhouse (you just choose what you want and leave the money in a jar)
It seems they’re now only taking bookings from Camping and Caravanning Club members, so call them first to check you’ll be welcome!