Safari - a journey in the Swahili language of East Africa - leaving urban life behind, living under canvas, close to nature, views and sunsets and possibly adventure.
Isolated on the slopes of Ruberslaw by hundreds of metres of woodland, our safari tents will give you all of this.
The tents have a wide front verandah where you can sit quietly enjoying the peace and quiet of the woods.
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.
Red Squirrel Ride sits on the edge of
Denholm Hill Wood, facing Ruberslaw Hill with views up Rule Water valley
towards the Cheviots. Here you have a good chance of spotting a native
Red Squirrel if you're quiet as well as Roe Deer and Badger. (15
minutes* walk from the Hub)
Gledswing View also faces Ruberslaw and is sited in another part of Denholm Hill Wood. 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 With Goshawks now nesting again not far off, the name Gledswing could be an interesting historical reference to their forbears. (20 minutes* walk from the Hub)
A Honey Buzzard has also been spotted, on more than one occasion, near here. Keep a lookout for Stoats in and out of holes in the old wall that runs through the wood.
Roe Deer Rest sits in a
natural hollow near the source of Tower Burn (burn is Scots for
watercourse) at the lower end of Ruberslaw Covert, facing east, with a view down the
Teviot Valley. The trees here often shelter roe deer, and you'll see a
variety of birds, including possibly a Buzzard or an Owl (20 minutes*
walk from the Hub).
Woodland Escape nestles in mature mixed woodland that has seen continuous tree cover for several hundred years, lying behind the Edwardian Walled Garden Campsite. This wood resounds to the sounds of woodpeckers in the day and owls at night. Squirrels, badger and deer are all seen in this wood. (5-7 minutes walk from the Hub)
* walk times may vary
This is “Glamping” mixed with Wildness so your spacious tent has:
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