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Spotty Dog Campsite

B8023 , Twechar, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, G65 9LJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The site is the base of SD Adventures and the base for activities including walking, cycling, canoeing / kayaking, rock climbing, paintball and archery, with some administered by partner organisations.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Croy.
  • Comments View
    • The campsite is located on the B8023 from Kilsyth toward Twechar, 300m east of the Main Street junction at Twechar with the B8023.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the entrance to the campsite.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the site on the main B8023 road Kilsyth to Twechar.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 312cm.

Parks and Gardens (Campsite)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is not / are not wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The paths are wider than 75cm in most places, but are of gravel and mud and generally not suitable for wheelchairs,.

Camping

  • There is a wild camping field across the site.
  • There is a small lower camping field with a chemical toilet in a hut. Access to this area is down a steep slope shown in the final two photographs.
  • There are basic accommodation cabins with bedding and solar electricity.
  • All huts have shallow to medium steps made from wooden pallets that may be uneven and slippery when wet.

Activities and Facilities

  • Spotty Dog Campsite is an activity centre with wild camping available.
  • Activities on site include archery, paintball and wild camping activities.
  • Facilities include a hut with wood burner, picnicking area, paintball fields, seating areas and a tree camp with 'parachute' tent.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the car park.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Composting Toilets)

Level Change (Composting Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the composting toilet cubicle.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a single deep step to the male urinals.
    • Care should be taken in wet weather as the steps may become slippery.

Standard Toilet(s) (Chemical Toilet - Lower Camping Field)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located throughout the site, but must be cleaned up by the owners and disposed of.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.