Here we go again, setting off on yet another trip to Scotland. The difference this time was there was a plan. The Isle of Arran being our main destination with a list of various places to visit. There are several reasons for visiting Arran that will be revealed as we continue the trip. Funnily enough the fact that Arran is famous for its woollen jumpers isn’t one of them.
We travelled on the Sunday from our home in the Midlands and broke the journey with an overnight stop at Castle Corner campsite just south of Dumfries. This is a 5 pitch certified site with the Motor caravanners club, but Non members are welcome.
The site is an oasis set in the Caerlaverock Castle estate beside the nature reserve. The owner was friendly and helpful. He was committed to creating a special camping area set amongst the trees with an Eco bias, like having a solar power mains hook-up on one of the pitches.
The toilet is situated in the log cabin and its superb. It’s a bit of a shock when you first open the door expecting the worst and instead finding a super clean, modern toilet and washing area.
The site is surrounded by various walks through the nature reserve to the castle.
The previously prepared meatballs in homemade tomato sauce is becoming a standard first night dish for us, as it’s quick and easy to heat up.
Although we stayed just one night we will definitely be visiting this site again as it is ideal for breaking the journey to Scotland and as a weekend stay.
On the technical side I was trying out a new Diesel additive called Diesel Rhino which has some excellent reviews. Apart from increasing the engine power it’s supposed to increase miles per gallon, so a long trip like this will hopefully show some results. Puffin certainly felt smoother and seemed to have a bit more get up and than usual.