Camping out on the Hill or deep in the Woods, with no-one else around, is what some people long for: solitude, self-sufficiency, time out and retreat.
Isolated on the slopes of Ruberslaw by hundreds of metres of woodland or gorse and heather, we have created a very few pitches where you can set up your own camp giving you all of this.
A fire bowl is provided with logs supplied daily, so you may sit around the open camp fire in the evening, cooking and chatting (you will be asked to follow the rules for Fire Safety to ensure that no accidents happen and that we can continue to allow open fires.
Gledswing Lookout lets you pitch in mature woods sheltering the Gledswing field, behind a stone dyke. You have views west up the Teviot Valley, a great view of Ruberslaw, and down Rulewater valley to the east.
The “Grey Gled” is, we are told, an old Scots name for Hen Harrier but “Gled” was also used in some localities for Goshawk. With Goshawks now nesting again not far off the name Gledswing could be an interesting historical reference to their forbears.
All pitches are serviced by an exclusive, discreetly positioned Thunderbox pine hut. These have a sink supplied with fresh water daily for drinking, washing and washing up and a composting toilet. These are cleaned daily (you will be asked to follow the rules for using this greenest of technologies to ensure that the composting works perfectly see Eco & Safety.
So you can sit around the open camp fire in the evening, cooking and chatting, you are given a firebowl and bag of logs supplied within the price. A top up bag of logs will be supplied daily. You will be asked to follow the rules for Fire Safety to ensure that no accidents happen and that we can continue to allow open fires.
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