Thursday 20 June 2024

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, Denholm, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, Denholm, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping offers outstanding pitch-your-own camping and glamping accommodation near Denholm. Our 500-acre farm near Hawick is set in the centre of the Teviot Valley Special Landscape Area. We are perfect for an idyllic break in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders.

We offer a range of wonderful experiences, whether you pitch your tent in the restored Edwardian Walled Garden or you choose one of our 3 Woodland sites a short walk up into the woods, or you opt for glamping comfort in one of our remote safari tents.

Located on the slopes of Ruberslaw and surrounded by lovely woodland, we are perfect for a memorable breakaway. Our stunning site is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts.

A range of wildlife can be seen, including roe deer, hares & rabbits, red and grey squirrels, badgers, (who are very mischievous – one camper photographed a badger in his tent, and one 6 year old’s birthday cake was stolen the night before the party!), the occasional fox and if you are very quiet and lucky otters in the Teviot or Rulewater rivers.

Bird life is everywhere with buzzards & goshawks seen frequently, owls calling at night, and a good range of smaller species.

In one of the four Safari Tents (all at least 400 metres from any other campers, set remotely in the woods) you will enjoy luxurious facilities:

Fully equipped camp kitchen with gas hob and cool box etc.

Paraffin-fueled hurricane Lamps, a candle lantern, 3 rechargeable electric lamps and a head torch.

Wooden kitchen table and chairs.

Comfortable canvas armchairs.

Two bedrooms, one with a king-size double bed and one with bunk- beds for two.

Natural coir carpet throughout, made from coconut husk fibres

A sink supplied with fresh water daily and a composting loo set not far away in the woods behind the

tent in the exclusive Thunderbox pine hut. These are cleaned daily.

A fire bowl and a bag of logs. A top-up bag of logs will be supplied daily.

Outside each tent is a veranda with a bench - An ideal place to relax and savour the tranquillity of the woods.

Our Walled Garden camping pitches are small, medium, large and very large lawn pitches Some set under apple trees and all close to the Glasshouse, pond, and nearby Hub facilities, The garden has been beautifully restored to the original design with colourful flowering borders.

We also offer wild camping on the slopes of Ruberslaw, surrounded by hundreds of meters of woodland. Three woodland sites of seven pitches, each are available for individual bookings - you might even be lucky enough to have the wood to yourself. These sites also these prove popular with groups of friends who take the whole site.

All these sites are serviced by a discreetly positioned Thunderbox pine hut. These have a sink supplied with fresh water daily for drinking, washing and washing up and a composting toilet.

All campers have the use of The Hub where you park your cars. This is an undercover “courtyard” perfect for gatherings, socialising, eating and drinking. Facilities include a large open fireplace, a well-stocked shop, kitchen area, showers, loos and washing areas and Wi-Fi for the addicted.

We provide a range of classic games, including croquet, giant pick up sticks, boules, quoits and garden chess.

Walkers will love exploring The area, climbing Ruberslaw (424 m), walking over the hill to the pubs and restaurant in Denholm or following one of the way-marked trails. Cyclists will find the back roads of Rulewater have very light traffic.
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