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Why You Should Be Camping This Winter


What could be better than wonderful wildlife, dramatic Winter backdrops, less crowds and reduced prices? These are just a few of the benefits of camping during the winter months! It is also your chance to discover various festive traditions and events in different cities such as the well-known Christmas markets in Edinburgh and the glorious market towns strung with fairy lights in Northumberland. If you're interested in a Northumberland adventure, take a look at our other camping & glamping site Herding Hill Farm, located just 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall. Both of our campsites have so much to offer when it comes to a getaway this Winter, did you know that our Edinburgh campsites open all year?

Avoid crowds

One of the benefits of Winter camping is less crowds! You can expect shorter queues and less crowded campgrounds when you book a Winter getaway at Drummohr Camping & Glamping Site. Spend less time queuing and more time exploring scenic East Lothian beaches, the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh city and much more.

Shores of East Lothian in Winter

Take advantage of reduced entry fees

During off-peak season, many campsites offer lower prices and you will also find lots of attractions offer lower entry costs when visiting during the Winter months. This is great perk for saving money during the festive period, pre and post Christmas!

Discover beautiful starry skies

The Royal Observatory at Blackford Hill, Newbattle Abbey College, Arthur's Seat and Loch Leven are just a few of the best places for stargazing near our camping & glamping site. Stargazing is a must when camping during the Winter months as the nights draw in early, you can spend more time viewing the wonderful starry skies.

Dark skies

Enjoy bug free camping

Bugs like mosquitos can be a nuisance when camping during the Summer but luckily as they don't like the cold, you can enjoy bug free camping on your Winter getaway.

Discover more wildlife

The cold Winter days can be the perfect time to see wonderful wildlife. Wondering what species of animals can be seen and heard during this season? You may spot bright-white mountain hares in Scotland and red squirrels and owls in Northumberland.


The possibility of snowfall

There's nothing more magical than being cosy inside your tent or motor home and seeing the snow fall down and settle to create a beautiful setting. You'll also be able to capture some great photos to add to your memories.

Christmas back drop with snow

The chance to try something new

It's always great to try new things and if you typically go camping during Summer, why not experience Winter camping? It's the perfect chance to see an area such as East Lothian and Edinburgh during a different season. Fallen leaves, the famous landmarks in Edinburgh and the Christmas markets - there's so much to do and see during the Winter months.

More space & freedom

When Winter camping, there's a high chance not all of the pitches on the campsite will be taken so you'll have more space around you which is always a bonus. There's also more chance of getting your pick of the best pitch due to a lower demand during the Winter months.

Tips to keep warm on your Winter camping trip

1. Get yourself an outdoor heater. Unusually at Drummohr, we offer outdoor fire pits for hire so simply add on to your booking at check-out or call into Reception.

2. Layers are essential!

3. Use foot warmers, hand warmers and heat holder blankets.

4. Raise your bed off the floor using a camp bed to keep warm.

5. Drink plenty of hot drinks - we love a hot chocolate with the addition of squirty cream and marshmallows of course!

6. Ensure your tent doesn't let in any rain.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Winter getaway today! Book here.