31st January 2023
We can make the journey from London to Oban, and vise versa, in one hit, but only if we leave at 06:00 prompt. I had to go up to the boat in Dunstaffnage (near Oban) to do one specific job. I would have stayed on longer to tinker but after I finished the essential task the weather turned really foul. We decided to scarper!
Being near to lunch time, we needed to find somewhere to spend the night on route, and the only campsite we could find was at Moffat in Dumfriesshire . So that’s not a great advert for the place, being the only campsite open in winter, but sometimes these random stopovers can be a pleasant surprise, which Moffat was!
The site was one of the Camping and Caravanning Club Sites. It’s a bit like mooring in an MDL Marina or visiting a Costa Coffee. You know what you will get, and to be truthful, for an overnight stop you don’t want anything too whacky like composting toilets and washing machine drum fire boxes.
What you get is:
- A friendly welcome
- Immaculately clean showers and loos
- A level hardstanding for the van with power
- Spotless bin storage!
- and normally a gate leading to a dog walking place but this one was closed for repairs. How do you repair a dog walk?
The campsite was right next to the town, so, as time was tight, rather than going on a country walk we just had a mini tour of the town.
Sorry no pictures of the beautiful surrounding countryside. I think we need to visit again and stay for a few days. I would highly recommend it as an excellent stopover place, and probably worth staying a few days.
It cost just £21.00 for the van, two adults and a dog including power and hardstanding.
Moffat is about 60 miles south east of Glasgow
Details of the site can be found here