Greenhillock Glamping & Camping

UK Scotland East Scotland Angus

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland

If the point of camping is to immerse yourself in nature then few places do it better than Greenhillock Glamping. A five-acre site with just 20 pitches and a scattering of beautiful bells, it exudes a wonderfully wild and natural aura yet without simply abandoning you in the hills. In fact, Greenhillock is really a family site – a haven for kids and well equipped with showers, toilets communal cooking and chillout area – yet its sense of nature comes not from feeling isolated in the wilds, but rather from being a part of the natural surroundings.

As a campsite the place is excellent. The pitches are generous and well spaced out and the communal field shelter is perfect if is perfect doesn’t play ball. There’s an 'Art Shack' for creative kids, while those seeking comfort can ditch their tent and pluck for one of their three bell pods instead – fully furnished with wooden floors and a private deck area with firepit.

As a place to explore, though, Greenhillock really is something else. Nature trails, some mown narrowly among the long wild grasses, others meandering into surrounding copse, weave and separate through the surroundings, linking back up again like a vast natural maze. Hedgerows and mature trees provide enough fallen branches to set the scene for the next World Den Building Championships and a pond in a quiet corner of the site is set up with wooden board platforms around its edges; purpose built spots from which you can poke and prod with a net and bucket. Insect inspecting is an essential part of any stay here. They even provide some basic scientific equipment to help you out.

The abundance of nature – thanks to more than 20 years of careful cultivation – make it an excellent spot for walking and cycling, with quiet B-roads keeping things safe and sound. More hardy types, though, should hop in the car and head north to the Cairngorms National Park, where formidable mountains offer tougher outdoor trails. The east coast is a similar distance in the opposite direction and a good alternative place to end the day, munching fish and chips along the harbour at Arbroath. Only if your not whiling away the hours around the campfire, that is; the essential ending point for most at Greenhillock.

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Facilities

Campfires permitted. 5 compost toilets, 3 solar-powered showers. 5 furnished bell tents (sleeping 4), with wooden floors, a private deck and firepit. The site is carfree, with parking in an adjacent plot. Field Kitchen (communal cooking and chillout area) housed in an ingeniously converted stable, Art Shack (covered space with arts materials) and a Bug Zone (space for kids to examine mini beasts and pond critters). Regular nature walks, pond-dipping, den-building, bug-hunting and more.

Suitable For

Tents, families, couples, dogs and large groups by prior arrangement – yes. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes – no. The site is car free, with parking provided in an adjacent plot.

Nearby

The site is relatively equidistant between the spectacular mountains of the Cairngorms National Park(01479 873535) and the dynamic geography of the east coast. To the former it's around a half hour drive, to the later 20 minutes or so. Try heading straight for Arbroath – a medieval port town that's now a throbbing heart of the Scottish fishing industry. Sampling the fresh seafood is a must while your there. Visit grand Arbroath Abbey (01241 878756), founded in 1178 by King William the Lion, or pop in to see Kerr's Miniature Railway (01241 874074), the oldest miniature railway in Scotland, which has been operating since 1935. Today it is run by a hobby group of volunteers and remains popular with locals, tourists and railway enthusiasts. In the opposite direction, Glamis Castle (01307 840393) is 15 minutes by car, a 14th-century castle and the late Queen Mother's childhood home with guided tours of the lavish interiors available.

Food & Drink

Communal BBQs are provided. BBQ packs and other local produce can be supplied by prior arrangement. The owners are also building a pizza oven and stock the produce so you can make your own. Away from the site, it’s a cycle or short drive south to The Wellbank Inn (01382 350922) and Craigton Coach Inn (01382 370223) – traditional Scottish pubs, or for more of a restaurant vibe try Forbes of Kingennie (01382 350777). For seafood near Arbroath, try But ‘n Ben(01241 877223).

Opening Times

Mid April – Mid September.

Family Friendly

There’s a reason it’s not called Greyhillock. Wild grasses grow, dragonflies dance around the lily pond and birds flitter in the trees. It’s all green here, and there are plenty of bug-hunting, pond-dipping and den-building activities to make the most of it.

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The Owner Says

Our gorgeous eco-campsite boasts secluded bell tents and spacious grass pitches nestled in picturesque wild flower meadows. You can wander along a nature trail, enjoy a quiet moment in the wedding wood or relax by your own campfire. However you unwind there's something here for you. Little people are catered for too with pond dipping, mini beast hunting and den building all on offer on a car free site . By providing opportunities for people to relax together 'off-grid' we strive to conserve nature’s precious balance for future generations and inspire others to do the same. 

Accommodation

25 pitches and 5 furnished bell tents (sleeping 4-5). Check Availability

Location

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Getting There

Coming from the A90, follow the B9127 for 4 miles. Go straight through the village of Whigstreet and the woods immediately after. If you are using Satnav it will guide to to a cottage on the other side of the woods. Don't stop there, instead cross the railway bridge and where the road turns sharply to the right, take the left-hand farm track signposted "Lower Greenhillock". Greenhillock Glamping is 1/3 a mile down this track. 

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