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Reasons to Camp this Summer in Dumfries and Galloway

Published on Monday, July 17th, 2017

When was the last time you fell asleep stargazing in the open outdoors? We’re in the prime of summer, and there’s never been a better time to camp in one of the most beautiful spots in the UK. Get ready to fall in love with the great outdoors in Dumfries and Galloway. You never know, you may want to turn it into an annual tradition!

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Escape hectic life

A camping trip is a perfect time to get yourself out of the city and into nature. A unique experience offering peace, detox, healing and ultimate relaxation around the people you love most. Camping gets you away from work, technology and disconnects you from the general stresses of everyday life.

Appreciate mother nature

Spending a night in the middle of Sands of Luce Holiday Park with the grass, trees, wildlife and stunning beaches provides a chance to make peace with wilderness and spend quality time away from the concrete jungle that so many of us are caught up in. Surrounded by much natural beauty, you’ll be able to choose from a huge range of exciting activities to indulge in.

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Spend quality time with family and friends

When you’re used to living a busy life working, parenting or studying, it can be easy to forget about the most important things; time well spent with your loved ones. Whether you go camping as a family, as a couple or with a group of friends, playing sports, roasting marshmallows by the campfire or sharing stories in a circle is the ideal way to live in the moment and to really appreciate those around you.

At Sands of Luce, our family-run holiday park is designed to bring people together. Our aim is to provide you with a spot that you love – the perfect backdrop to creating lasting memories with those who mean the most to you.

Enjoy cooking outdoors

S’mores are everybody’s favourites, and summer is the perfect time to indulge in the things you may not usually eat. Think barbequed sausages, cheeseburgers, nachos topped with cheese and sour cream, hot croissants and so much more!

Check out this article that lists the top campfire recipes! Of course, if the weather turns or you feel like a night off of campfire cooking then why not treat yourselves to some top quality food served within our modern on site bar and restaurant.

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Fall asleep under the stars

Gazing at the stars before gently falling into a deep sleep is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the camping day. Whether you’ve spent the day playing games, reading or hiking, there’s no better feeling than lying on a blanket and searching for Orion’s Belt. What’s more, Sands of Luce is perfectly positioned within Europes only ‘Dark Sky Park’. This means we benefit from some of the darkest skies and brightest stars in Europe! For the best experience and to maintain the interest of children, bring binoculars or a telescope and discover the beauty of the stars away from city lights, pollution and noise. It really is the simple things!

Live off the grid and unplug

In this day and age, the majority of us can accept some responsibility for spending too much of our time behind screens, whether that’s watching, scrolling or typing. Taking a break is not only healthy but allows you to live in the moment and respect the here and now.

There’s no denying that the internet is great, but once you’re disconnected, you’re able to experience the moment you’re living without worrying if you’ve replied to an email or updated your Instagram profile. Trust us – it feels good! If you do need a quick scroll through Twitter, there is a pay to use Wi-Fi service available.

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Do it on a budget

Camping is one of the most inexpensive yet valuable holidays that you can have. Food can be bought or even caught! You could even ask around for camping gear to lower your budget further.

Discover Dumfries and Galloway

As one of Scotland’s most stunning hideaways, Dumfries & Galloway is steeped in rich history and offers one of the most beautiful UK summer holidays. Prepare to photograph, relax, explore, bike, watch the sun rise, learn to kitesurf, engage in rich wildlife, sunbathe on the beach and so much more.

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Camping at Sands of Luce

Sands of Luce benefits from Gold rated camping facilities. We pride ourselves in offering wild camping pitches behind the sand dunes of one of Scotlands most beautiful beaches whilst offering the utmost in comfort and luxury from our award winning facilities. Our showers are modern, clean, hot, high powered and free. This is why we have been awarded a Gold grade by the AA!