Hello Iain, As we sat down for dinner, Karel put on the Mountain Thyme song and we were suddenly transported back to the magical evening in the Ceilidh two years ago. We still remember you with affection and just thought to send a line to say hi! We hope all is good with you and the camping. It was a real treat to find your music and paintings on the website.
This summer we travelled to South Korea, but I am sure we will come back to Scotland soon!
Clarissa & Karel
Brilliant place. Great facilities and a warm friendly welcome.
Mark L. - August 2018
Spectaculaire. Pas eu le temps de profiter du parc d'activités.
Simone V. - August 2018
Quiet location. Walking distance to Wheel. Also bike trails and canals. Lovely Highland Cattle on drive in. Iain, great host no hassle. Clean loos and showers. Washer, dryer and kitchen facilities. Ideal for tents, caravans, small and very large motor homes.
Jane S. - July 2018
Stayed here for a couple of nights in June 2018. What a great find of a site! Was looking for somewhere not too far from home and also close to something to do. Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel. What else do you need. The site is fairly new but the facilities were very good and is accurately described as wild camping with facilities. The field for camping is just that a field so don't expect a flat turfed lawn to pitch on and you wont be disappointed. Toilets Shower kitchen all very clean, Spent a good couple of hours on the Saturday night in the on-site gallery. Hoggi the owner couldn't be more helpful. He is a local artist and has his work on display in the gallery. Bring your own bottle/can and enjoy his pipe playing and story telling. There was another guy singing and playing guitar so all in all a great wee night. Took my dog and he was more than happy to be on the site and once off the site and in the woods he could roam free. Liked the combination of it being peaceful and some minor rules without the heavy handedness of some larger sites. Will certainly return. Great Find. Thanks for a great weekend.
Liz G. - June 2018
Dear Hoggi, we stayed on your Caravan Park for one night in June, this year. You gave us a postcard, that shows one of your beautiful paintings. We just want to let you know, that we like it very much, so we put it into a frame and hung it into our camper van. We are doing a four-week-trip through Scandinavia and are at Sweden at the moment. Best wishes!
Melanie & Tobias from Germany
Èric L. - August 2018
Stayed on this site for three night's, It is not your typical campsite. It is more like wild camping with benefits. The verges are covered with wild flowers, good for the bee's and butterfly's. There are many mature tree's that give a good back drop to the site. Again there are grass's and wild flowers for wild life in front of the tree's. The site is like one big hard standing this is due to to much clay in the area and the site would like to be open all year round. At least there are no grass cutting to be bought in. Yes there is only one shower for each sex but I have been on larger sites with the same. There is an area for Motor homes to drop their grey water and the chemical waste is what it is. The views from the top of the field opposite are wonderful if you don't mind a short walk. The Falkirk Wheel is only a short walk away and well worth doing. If you like regulated sites this one is not for you. If you want to live a bit and try something different go for it. By the way if you can play an instrument or tell a joke or two or just want to sit and listen on the night that there is a gathering, it is all good. (Ceilidh)
Sheila R. - July 2018
Great basic site, very quiet, lovely views, great walks and 10 mins from Falkirk Wheel.
Veronica L. - May 2018
Loved every minute I've spent here. I arrived 2nd August 2017 and I haven't left yet. I'm in the static you can see on the website, Winter was brutally cold but hey this is Brave Heart territory, you don't get a Scottish sun tan until you've earned it . Spring 2018 is here so get on the road and come and stay at the best site in Scotland. Friendly host. Hoggi and the lovely Uli. And my mate Bob, the dog - head of security - is always on guard to make you all safe from the UFO'S who stay once in a while upon the hill. Next time I work in Scotland I'll return to the Wheel Caravan Park .
Andrew H. - April 2018
Posto molto particolare, personale molto gentile e disponibile, molto pulito e ottimo per chi ama la pace e la tranquillità
Federico M. - March 2018
Amazing place, friendly and welcoming
Susie K. - March 2018
Just a couple of miles outside Falkirk town, but only a 10 minute cycle on cycle path down to the Wheel. From there you can ride on cycle paths to either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
As previous reviews show, site a large gravelled area with electric on each pitch and water on the majority. There are toilets which were clean and well maintained, 1 ladies shower and 1 gents - both electric, good water pressure and plenty of hot water. We never queued, as long as everyone doesn't go at 8am its fine.
Without a doubt the Ceilidh is a fantastic addition to what you get there. We were lucky enough to have several campers who could sing, a couple who danced and Ian the campsite owner who sings and plays bagpipes beautifully.
Its not a 5 star manicured site. It is pretty well perfect if you are looking for somewhere with access to miles after mile of walking paths and the canals right off your doorstep.
Ian the campsite owner was always around keeping things in order, but never in your face. He checked you are happy with everything and makes sure everyone is having a good stay. He also runs a shuttle service to the train station if you want a lift to get a train to one of the cities.
We loved it - £21 for the night for 2 with electric.
Dot P. - September 2017
A group of us had a few days on this site and found it great that all pitches had both hook up and drinking water taps. We all found the site relaxing and with options for walkers.
As the name suggests it's very handy for the Falkirk Wheel which is a short off road walk away.
As others have mentioned Ian the owner could not be more helpful and invited us all to a ceilidh on the Saturday night and were musically entertained by Ian on his guitar and pipes along with 4 friends who were camping on site with their instruments.
Toilets, Shower and Wash Room area were all immaculately clean and we understand there will be a 2 further showers installed during the low season.
Well off the main road so very peaceful.
Definitely would go again.
Dodger - September 2017
I'll be honest and say that this was the site I was least sure off out of all that I'd booked for our 2 week tour of Scotland. The pictures and some reviews made it look quite utilitarian and I only booked it because of its location for the Falkirk Wheel.
As it was, it turned out to be a revelation and everyone on our party fell in love with the site. It's true that the all-gravel nature of the site is unusual and not hugely attractive but it was immensely practical and made for easy pitching. What the picture fail to convey is the beautiful views you get from your pitch of the rolling, grassy hillside right next to the site and the Highland cattle within easy reach.
As mentioned elsewhere the site owner is a lovely man and very welcoming as well as laid back, all of which created a great atmosphere on site during our stay.
But more than all of the above was its close proximity to the Falkirk Wheel and surrounding attractions: the walk from the site is short, attractive and avoids any roads, perfect for a short stroll and giving easy access to walkers and dog owners alike.
My advice? Ignore the pictures and the nay sayers, visit the site and love every minute of it!
John F. - June 2017
As previous reviewers have noted this isn't the most landscaped site. Just a large gravel site with a small toilet\washing block, what makes it stand out is the great location and laid back owner who puts on a wee ceilidh evening at the weekend. The Falkirk Wheel is a short walk and the Kelpies an easy cycle.
There was no rush to be offsite which allowed us to really make the most of our weekend, there was no charge for children(no play park on site) which made it a very reasonable 42 pounds for the weekend.
Orangepeel - June 2017
My partner and I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable few days on your site, including the unique experience of your Shuttle to the train station! It was the best site we visited for interest and for the individual relationship you offer all your campers and caravaners. Quite exceptional! The facilities were also excellent.
Hope to get back one day!
Well what a wonderful quiet new site. Firstly the toilet and shower block is temporary, but all done in wet wall and spotless clean. It is all hard standing which has still to settle in places. The perimeter is not the best but Ian the owner tells me he's going to plant hawthorn bushes around it. At 21 pounds a night and half a dozen free fresh farm eggs what a bargain. He has a wooden building which he tells me is going to be a ceilidh barn as he plays bagpipes and guitar so I can't wait for that. It's literally a 5 mins walk to Falkirk Wheel, giving you access to cycle towpaths fishing on the Forth and Clyde Canal, I can't wait to go back. Think I'll see a big change next season and Ian is a gent, wants to help you in any way he can.
A nice new site that just needs a few little tweaks to make it spot on. Considering how close it is to Falkirk it is really quiet no noise at all apart from the dawn chorus but who doesn't mind that. All hard standing on gravel which is still a bit deep in places but will settle down, all pitches have hook up and a tap and drain at each post and there is plenty of room. Toilets are clean and tidy. The site is lit up at night but not too bright to keep you awake. The site is in a wooded area with numerous walks from your pitch with a massive amount of off-road bike tracks. A 10 min walk gets you to the canal and the Falkirk wheel a must see. We also biked along the canal to the Kelpies which was a very easy 4 or 5 miles ride. Can't say much about Falkirk town we didn't go into it. The owner very friendly and happy to chat and offer any advise needed no pressure to be off pitch at 10 am.
What an unusual place, but very nice. As we wanted to see both the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies, this site just outside Falkirk was an ideal jumping point for both. An unconventional site as this was a disused quarry and a working sheep/beef farm. Iain has given much thought to the pitches: ensuring water, waste and power to each one. The showers and loos were immaculate and, more importantly, warm. A kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Iain was welcoming and helpful. There is a 10 minute walk to The Wheel, or in the opposite direction a viewing point where I bumped into a deer. So peaceful, quiet and what a sun trap!
This site is very local to us, but we wanted to get somewhere close on a Friday afternoon, as we had to wait for our grandson finishing school. So a perfect choice.
As others have said, a work in progress, but amenities are ideal.
The owner, Ian is a very welcoming, helpful and pleasant man and was always keen to ask how things were and if anything needed.
Even though we know this area well, the location is superb. The site is in a very quite, location, along a farm track. It is a short wald to the Union Canal and the Falkirk Wheel. Whether walking or cycling, the location is as good as you will get anywhere.
Ian held one of his Ceiledhs on the Saturday night. Probably 15 or 16 turned up. Ian played his pipes and guitar, with a bit of singing and some ceilidh dancing. Unexpected, but a really nice night.
There is no playpark for kids here, but the Falkirk Wheel is so close and it has a great play area.
Close to home, but a superb weekend away.
Wulster - August 2016
Excellent site. I spent the day visiting my brother and his wife in their caravan. It's the first time they have been to the site. It's a cracking site with the Falkirk Wheel just a short walk away. Fabulous clean facilities and fully serviced pitches for £21!!!! What a bargain. I've paid £30 to stay on sites nowhere near as clean as this one. Ian the owner is a super friendly guy. Take a trip and see for yourself how good this place is.
Great wee hide away. This place is so near to the Falkirk Wheel but it fells like it is in the middle of nowhere. The owner is a real nice chilled bloke and it's very cheap if you just pitching a tent .The grass could have been done to be cut back a wee bit for tents but great find would defo go back for a chilled wknd away.
Site with a few surprises. This site looks fairly ordinary, but get over that and you can't fail to be pleased. There are some fantastic walks straight outside the park. You can walk to the upper Union Canal in 5 minutes and the the Falkirk Wheel in 10 minutes. There's a beautiful bar restaurant which is a 20 minute walk through the woods or you could drive to it. There are loads of cycle tracks and you can hire bicycles next door to the restaurant. The site has its own wee ceilidh shed which hosts Saturday night get togethers for anyone who wants to join in. Ian, the owner is very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely time there and met some lovely people.
Best time ever. Very clean, friendly and quiet. If you are lucky enough to be here on a Saturday night don't miss going to the ceilidh, it is something I will carry with me for a very long time. The Falkirk Wheel is a short walk down a bush track and well worth seeing.
This campsite is an absolute gem! It is a mere 5 minute walk to the Falkirk Wheel! A pet friendly new campsite that opened in June 2016. The Farmer who owns it, lives on site. The caravan site is hardstanding. Some caravan accom is available on request. There are 36x lit caravan pitches; each with power supply and a stand pipe. Facilities are in 3 shipping containers: 1x Ladies Shower; electric (which has 1x hook for your towel, a stool and a mop/bucket), the Ladies WC has 2x basins (no shelves to put a toilet bag on) and 3x cubicles. The other container containing the Men's facilities has a electric shower the same as the Ladies, 3x urinals and 3x cubicles (no shelves to out a toilet bag on). The showers require not tokens or are on timers. Pressure and temperature control are good. The kitchen has 2x sinks with plugs, a washing machine and a microwave. Facilities are cleaned every day and are spotless. Camping is available on the side of a path on the left hand side that runs up the hill, beside a fenced field. There is a ditch by the fence which gave me concern for midges or mosquitoes but in early September, neither were evident. Camping is perfectly adequate. From the wheel itself, if you want to go into town or visit the Helix Park and The Kelpies, you can take the No.3 bus from outside the Falkirk Wheel Centre. I would definitely recommend this place for camping, caravans and camper homes.