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Visitor Reviews - Cobleland Camping In The Forest Site

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Cobleland Camping In The Forest Site
Station Road
Gartmore
Stirlingshire   (Browse area)
FK8 3RR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0845 130 8224  or  024 7642 3008

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Nearby:
5m  
Featured Site

Pitches: 126
Open: 21st March To 28th October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 83 Reviews
              9/10 from 83 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 120 reviews from this member

Happy to recommend the site highly. Stayed here so OH could attend a day at Nick Nairn's cook school at nearby Port of Menteith. Fees reduced for C&CC members. We had a warm welcome from Graham, one of only two Managers. We'd booked hardstanding (same price as grass), but most of the hardstands are on a higher platform cut into the wooded hillside which feels like a large car park. So we asked to move down to the lower more open sunny grassy area. No midges, surprisingly. Ample recycling; there's a MH grey water dump; there's also a Teepee with nature-related interest; and you're invited to help yourself to the cooking herbs growing by the office. Spotless toilet block - though there are so many notices about saving water / keeping quiet after 11 / not burning wood, that you do blank them out. Midweek the site was quiet and relaxing. Less restful at the weekend, as the site was popular with many families pitched together; the older children enjoy themselves running, cycling and playing football in large noisy groups; the parents talk on loudly well past midnight; and the babies wake at dawn. The joys of camping! But when a child started pressing a car horn continuously, the site manager literally ran to put a stop to the noise, still wearing his toilet-cleaning rubber gloves.

The site is great for dog walking, the chunky leaflet about the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is very useful as it shows dozens of walks - the Blue trail then the Green trail up to Doon Hill makes a good hour's loop from the site. Also shown is the Three Lochs Forest Drive on the A821 out of Aberfoyle, well worth the £2 toll (allow most of the day), with lots of waymarked trails and cracking views. The Mhor Bakery in Callender makes a range of fantastic bread; the proper butcher in Aberfoyle comes recommended; the run out to Stronachlachar is worthwhile especially if this co-incides with the arrival of the steamship from the Trossachs pier; or take bikes on the ferry from Trossachs pier to Stronachlachar and cycle back to the car on the path along the north shore of Loch Katrine; and you can walk part of the West Highland Way if you continue on to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond. Loads more cycle paths and there's a Go Ape at The Lodge visitor centre north of Aberfoyle.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Beckyelton 2 reviews from this member

Great site, especially for kids. The playground is small but well maintained and suitable for 3+, rangers come in regularly and put on great activities for kids (we built rafts and then raced them down the river). There are also wildlife trails and scavenger hunts to keep them busy. Facilities are very clean and well looked after. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Surrounding area has lots of things to do.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gooner21 5 reviews from this member

If you want to get away from it all and have some quiet time this is the place. It really is in the forest with pitches for units on terraces going up higher through the site. The pitches themselves were a bit rough, just hardcore not slabs or concrete and some a bit small for big units like ours (7. 5m. But no real problems.

The river bounds one side of the site and the forest is all around. Endless walks and cycle routes so take an OS map if you want to go exploring. Aberfoyle is about 2 miles walk through the woods and takes 45-60 mins or else an 8 min cycle on a road bike down the national cycle route bordering the A81.

The facilities are adequate with a separate shower block with 4 units. It wasn't busy so no problems but I could imagine that at peak times there could be queues. And the dreaded 10 second push button showers !

Remember you are in the forest and there will be lots of insects, mainly of the flying variety. So keep the nets closed especially at night and take a flyspray.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jackadoo 5 reviews from this member

Stayed for a couple of nights over a weekend. Excellent welcome by wardens who were friendly and accommodating. This is a busy site and when we were staying there were a lot of kids. However, they were all well behaved and didn't cause any problems. The only 'issue' was that most of them were staying in tents, so when the sun came up in the morning - so did they - at 600am! Not complaining though. Just be aware as tents are mixed with tourers and motorhomes in the short stay area.

The site is in a great area for walking biking and other outdoor type of stuff. Good food in Aberfoyle and not too expensive either. I would recommend the Forth Inn.

When my new grand daughter is old enough it will be great place to take her.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tour gs 9 reviews from this member

Just back from a last minute weekend stay here. Site was busy with loads of kids playing. Staff helpful and toilets/showers very clean. Cracking walks in the area and not enough time to do them all. Will definitely be back to do more later in the year. Cracking site especially for dog walkers. Dog walk straight out of the site and a nice walk of about 1. 5mls into Aberfoyle. That was our first visit here but won't be the last.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Babywhale 18 reviews from this member

Stayed just for one night but had booked for two. Site was really busy although the facilities coped.

Site is in a lovely spot about 45 mins walk from Aberfoyle. The walk to aberfoyle along the river is definitely something to do whilst you are there.

Warm welcome from the owners who gave very clear information on where to pitch. As mentioned the site was very busy due to the warm weather weekend. Pitch was spacious.

Toilets and showers clean with plenty of hot water.

Midges were really problematic from 9pm through to the small hours. Unbearable to be outside or have the doors of the tent open. The setting contributes to this (trees, vegetation and river) combined with time of year and perfect windless weather conditions. If you do visit consider bringing everything you can to keep them at bay because it could spoil your visit.

Would return early Spring or early autumn. The setting is beautiful, the facilities good, and the town of aberfoyle has enough to do in to pass time. Lots of attractions within 30 minutes drive (lochs, safari park, Stirling castle).

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