Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest.
If you are looking for a campsite that offers nightly entertainment, bars and restaurants then this is not the place for you. Kilvrecht Campsite is camping and caravanning on a basic level with a real back-to-nature feel. What is in abundance is the fresh air, wildlife and peace and quiet amongst a woodland setting. If you want to relax in beautiful surroundings, listen to the sound of birds singing around your tent, then Kilvrecht is the place for you.
The site is open throughout the summer. The last booking night for the 2022 season will be Saturday 29 October.
|Type||Low Season||High Season|
|Grass Touring Pitch||£15||£18|
|Hardstanding touring pitch*||£18||£20|
|Backpackers tent (no car)**||£5||£7|
|Extra child (age 5 - 16)||£1||£1|
|Long Stays ( > 28 nights)||Contact us for more information|
|Motorhome water service||£5***|
We have a special place for everyone at Kilvrecht, and you are welcome to pitch your tent or park your van anywhere in our grass fields. Our fields can get soggy during periods of rain and even when its dry there are places to avoid when choosing your pitch. On arrival you are encouraged to walk over your chosen pitch and satisfy yourself that the ground conditions are suitable for your vehicle. Avoid driving down into low lying areas after heavy rain. When on site our warden will be more than happy to help you find the best spot. We have two hardstanding touring pitches which can be booked individually. Pictures of each site location are shown above.
Pets are welcome on all areas, however please ensure they are kept under close control at all times.
This is the largest of all camping areas at Kilvrecht. This attractive open grassy area has the benefit of being level with good road access to pitches via a circular access track. Located to the west side are the toilet block, washing area and chemical disposal point. It also contains our two individually bookable surfaced pitches ideal for larger motorhomes. Taps and grey water disposal points are located around the perimeter of the area.
Located alongside the Allt na Bogair burn and is accessed down a sloping gravel track to the west of the Central Field. If you like to fall asleep to the sound of tumbling water then this is the site for you, but be aware this sheltered riverside location is also a favourite home for our Scottish midge.
These are a series of mowed spaces hidden amongst the trees to the south of the Central area which offer a more intimate and sheltered camping experience. Accessed via a gravel track which weaves through the woodlands, you can choose your spot either at roadside or explore on foot to find a more private glade to pitch in. At the end of this area are our three stonewalled tent shelters which would be an ideal choice for campers during stormy weather. Taps and grey water disposal points are located within this area.
Situated to the north of the Central Area and comprising gently sloping grassland to a lower level area. This area can be difficult to access with heavier vehicles during or after periods of wet weather. As such it is most suitable for tents.
Right from the door of your tent or van you can access the Carie trails. Relax above the shores of Loch Rannoch, or hike up the stunning gorge. Look out for stands of ancient Scots pine, and views over the nearby Black Wood of Rannoch.
We have female, male and accessible toilet blocks, a chemical toilet disposal point, clothes/dish washing facilities, and various drinking water points. There is no hot water in the toilet block therefore no formal shower facilities. There are wet room cubicles in both male and female toilets which contain a large sink for personal washing. Hooks are provided for solar shower use.
Site opens on Friday 15th April 2022. Last booking night is Saturday 29th October 2022.
Bookings open from Thursday 14th April 2022 at 9.00am.
The forest car park remains open as normal.
Some refreshments and a small shop are available at the nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch, 3 miles to the east. The towns of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, both 20 miles away, offer a range of shops and places to eat and drink.
We now offer chemical waste disposal and water collection for non-residents for a £5 cash-only charge. We do not have a drive over grey water disposal point, but grey waste can be disposed of from a portable tank at one of our grey water disposal points. Please call our warden to book arrange a time slot.
Kilvrecht is about 3 miles west of Kinloch Rannoch on the unclassified South Loch Rannoch road. When in Kinloch Rannoch, look for the brown signs with a tent and caravan symbol on them.
PH17 2QJ is the nearest postcode.
Highland wildlife, a stunning gorge and loch views
Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood