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Visitor Reviews - Duloch Hamlet Fife Near Edinburgh ( Gimme Shelter )

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Duloch Hamlet Fife Near Edinburgh ( Gimme Shelter )
2 Dales Farm Cottage
Fife   (Browse area)
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Tel: 07957 264 805

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Pitches: 15 on each of 2 levels
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 25 Reviews
              9/10 from 25 Reviews

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Date of Visit: December 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bangell1959 1 review from this member

Spent 1 night at this fantastic site in between Xmas and New Year. After a very easy e-mail exchange

To book a pitch, Chris met me at the gate and showed me a few of the woodland pitches that I had asked for. After selecting a great pitch I was shown where the water, toilets and wood store were. Spent a great night by a nice warm fire looking at a clear star filled sky. Brilliant site, friendly owners and I will def' use again. Highly recommend it if a no frills camping experience is what you like.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: D8ncer 4 reviews from this member

Had a one night stay at this site on a Saturday night. The owner was great, meeting us at the gate and showing us to our pitch.

Site has lots of pitches for different sized tents and all have an area for having a campfire. Although there are many pitches with some fairly close to each other, due to the trees and bushes you feel like you are the only ones there.

When you are staying, it feels like you are wild camping without the wild, and makes for a magical experience. Although it was raining and drizzly we still had our campfire and sat out until late at night enjoying the piece and quiet.

Toilets and facilities are basic, but still clean and looked after. They will be nothing like most are used to but have a natural charm that we loved.

Due to its location, don't get any of the dreaded midges as well. Great site to allow visiting Dunfermline with all its historical sites such as King Robert the Bruce's burial site inside Dunfermline Abbey. Also the Andrew Carnegie birthplace museum. Lots of History around Dunfermline that most don't realise with it also having been up to the 17th century the capital of Scotland before Edinburgh.

Half an hour over the forth bridge and you are in Edinburgh or great one night stopover if you are heading north on a longer trip around Scotland.

We actually come from Dunfermline and had never visited the site. Such a mistake and will be back as soon as we can.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fraserrankin 1 review from this member

Have just returned from first camping trip with 2 four year olds.

What a gem of a campsite and it's everything the boys expected and more. The owners were so nice and welcoming.

I'm not a fan of organised camping, so this was the perfect venue as it still has the natural and rustic feel with the security of a site.

We shall return

Fraser R

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Armchaircamper 21 reviews from this member

Just an additional piece of information which might be useful to anyone going to this campsite. The shower facilities which are available at the nearby Duloch Leisure Centre now cost £2. 70, considerably up on last year's prices. For that you get hot water and the use of a hairdryer but take your own towel and toiletries. I can only speak for the ladies' facilities but there is a communal changing room and three powerful showers in spacious individual cubicles.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Krazykamper 37 reviews from this member

Well. I can only echo what others have already mentioned. This truly is a quirky rustic site. Will I be back? Try and stop me!

When you first arrive, don't be put off by the big locked gate. If no one is around, there is a mobile number to call and someone will come and let you in.

Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by the owners. What a lovely friendly couple. I was shown to my pitch 'strawberry field'. This pitch was near the top of the site and the motorway traffic could be heard slightly but this did not spoil my time here. There are four little pitches just off strawberry field which came in handy as I was meeting up with other UKCS members.

The toilets are not too bad once you get the hang of it. I particularly loved the reading material on the walls of the 'dunnie'! Antibacterial hand wash and proper towels were provided which was a nice touch. There are no showers on site but when your sitting chilling out round a campfire all day there seems little need for them. There are showers at a nearby leisure centre if required.

You can buy a big trug bucket of firewood for five pounds. This includes some kindling and paper. Very useful to get the fire initially up and running! The owners also operate an honesty box so there is firewood available whenever you need it.

If you are very lucky, you may spot a badger! There is a badger hide for visitors to use. The best time to spot them is just before dusk!

I just love this site. Each pitch is so very different. Most pitches come with handmade table and benches. The owner made a lovely new bench for my pitch while I was there. I'm sure I will be back soon sitting round that fire listening to Mr Owl hooting away!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JimCall 12 reviews from this member

This was my first visit to this little gem of a place and it wont be my last. It hides in a corner of Fife, near a motorway and the village of Inverkeithing.

When I arrived, the owner met me and he was delighted to have our group there. This is true, back to nature camping. No hot water, no showers, no electrickery and I love it! If you are looking for an all singing all dancing site with pitches in neat rows, move on, this site isnt for you.

This place reeks of atmosphere, its odd, its quirky and its brilliant!

The pitches are well laid out and hidden away in little nooks and crannies so you feel as if you are the only person there. There's about 15 acres of land but a lot of it is broad leafed woodland and its great just to wander through the woods. You suddenly come across the odd shack or shed and they look totally in keeping with the place.

The toilets are composting and scary! They are clean though and that's the main thing.

If I could rate it by half stars it would loose half a star purely because of the background drone of the motorway traffic. My pitch was near the top of the site and you were aware of it at times. Further down the site you don't hear a sound so its worth checking out if background noise disturbs you (it was never too loud, just sometimes you were aware of it).

There is no need of a kids play area, the whole site is a playground! Oh and the best of all is you can have a camp fire, that's a big thing for me, especially in the winter.

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