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Visitor Reviews - Red Squirrel Campsite Glenmidge ( Formerly Glenmidge Smithy )

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Red Squirrel Campsite Glenmidge ( Formerly Glenmidge Smithy )
Glenmidge Smithy
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG2 0SW   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01387 740328 07766986464

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Open: March To Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 59 Reviews
              9/10 from 59 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The highbury 10 reviews from this member

We would like to say on our stay at this little site it was very outstanding.

The owners Margaret & Hamish were so lovely and not forgetting Helen & Gary who helps around the site. They made us feel very welcome. The site was very clean, the shower and toilets were spotless. The views were outstanding.

The site had everything you needed - washing machine/ freezer/tumble dryer. The friendliness was so warming. People that book this site will not be disappointed. There are nice walks for people that like walking.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bobcat234 1 review from this member

Just returned from 5 nights at Red Squirrel and would fully endorse all of the previous reviews. We can not speak highly enough of the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere at this absolute gem of a site. We were so pleased to have found this site and will be back to enable wider exploration of this area. The facilities are as described with well thought out personal touches by the owners, Hamish and Margaret, a most engaging and down to earth 'canny folk' you would ever have the pleasure to meet and would make an ideal base for both caravaners and campers, particularly with the use of the alongside barn with 'facilities' and the whole ambiance of this small hamlet as nestling in a part wooded glen ( and not a single midge!).

We spent most of our time road cycling of which this part of D&G is just about as perfect as you can get with well surfaced and traffic free roads, plenty of straight downhills and scenic views. Can recommend glen whisk cafe and also piccolo Italia in nearby moniaive together wth an artisan chocolatier and also Thomas Tosh (cafe) in Thorn hill.

Also cannot recommend highly enough the local supply of honey as facilitated by Hamish ( and his bees).

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jarvis9 6 reviews from this member

We loved this camp site. It's one of the friendliest we have stayed at and certainly one of the best equipped and cleanest. It's small but nicely laid out with pleasant views down the valley and a great dog walk up a small hill just around the corner. We came for 4 nights and ended up staying for around 10 nights.

The owners, Hamish and Margaret, couldn't have been more welcoming and their part-time helpers, Helen and Gary, went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. We came back one day to find our washing had kindly been taken in from the line and put on an airer due to a shower.

For tenters this must be a dream site as there's everything you could need in the large hangar next to the loo/shower facilities. There's indoor space to sit and eat and read and a microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer and all sorts. The washing machine is 2 as previously mentioned which is very helpful for people like us on a big tour when laundrettes can be difficult to find.

The loo and shower were spotless - the cleanest we have ever encountered.

We weren't taking electric as we have solar panels so the price of 12 was incredibly good value.

A drive up to Wanlockhead is a must, Durisdeer is lovely and we liked Kippford very much. Drives through the Galloway Forest Park are impressive.

This was the first place we stayed on our long tour through Scotland and I imagine it will be very difficult to beat. Thank you to everyone at Red Squirrel. (We didn't see a Red Squirrel this time, maybe next time).

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pillsley 21 reviews from this member

This is a very small but perfectly formed site which is just amazingly good but it's not called Glenmidge for nothing!

The facilities are really excellent with free wifi, a washing machine at 2 per wash, charging plugs for phones etc and the loo and shower are the cleanest I've ever seen. There's also a shelf of books to borrow. The wardens and the owners are very friendly indeed.

The site itself offers a chance to observe wildlife including red squirrels.

Offsite there are ample opportunities for walking and cycling from the site itself and Loch Glen is a reasonable distance for canoes and kayaks.

Dumfries is a short drive away and has all the usual supermarkets and a well-stocked tourist information facility.

Drumlanrig Castle is nearby and there are otters in the river that runs alongside it.

Definitely a site to visit and return to. Just one thing. Our calor gas ran out and there seems to be a shortage locally. We finally got some from a garden centre in Castle Douglas.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ontour 1 review from this member

Stayed here for the weekend Thursday to Sunday, they showed us round the site and helped us set up the electric. Good facilities, spotless and clean. Some good wildlife, blackbird in particular singing his heart out. Shop under two miles, pub slightly further, Dumfries under ten miles, local taxi will take you there & back. Good wee site well worth a visit if passing by.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Khedden79 1 review from this member

We stayed here for two nights and were made to feel very welcome by the lovely couple who live full time in their motorhome and run the site. We were shown around and saw the toilet, shower room, barn with fridge and cooking area and space for drying clothes. We were invited to leave our bikes under cover there if we wanted to. The camping area was a good flat field with electric hook ups at regular intervals. The site is right next to a single track road but the road is very quiet and hardly has any passing traffic, we particularly enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and the songs of many birds. Lovely. We found the people very friendly and helpful when we had some electrical issues. Thank you! Although the site is advertised as adults only, there were a couple of kids there: though it must be said they were very quiet and well behaved. The site is small, intimate, sheltered and surrounded by a quiet hamlet of lovely houses. We really enjoyed peaceful cycles around the area and had a great time. Thanks folks :)

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