GLAMPING

Prospector Tent

                GLAMPING ACTIVITY BREAKS 

Our Glamping experiences are aimed at those with an adventurous outdoors spirit looking for an active off grid experience.  We offer a choice of two packages for our 2-night Glamping breaks which include some of our most popular activities, Target Sports, Paddle sports and Climbing & Abseiling.

Set in almost 60 acres of farm & woodland on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park your Glamping Tent overlooks our very own Lochan Broarran (named after the boss’ boys Brodie & Arran). Your tent is Off Grid and includes a woodburner stove (firewood included), twin beds or double bed, kitchen equipment, a 24 litre cooler box, table & chairs, storm lanterns and LED lighting

We are located right next to the Sustrans Cycle Route 7 with trails leading to Aberfoyle and the Queen Elizabeth Forest giving great cycling and walking routes. Gartmore village is a 2 mile walk for some pub grub from the community owned Black Bull Pub and Hub and there are a variety of eateries in Aberfoyle.

Please have a read through our terms and conditions before contacting us to make a booking. We reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without prior notice. If you would like to make a booking or have any questions, please e-mail as at  aaascotland@gmail.com.

GLAMPING DEFINITION

Oxford English Dictionary – A form of camping that involves accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Action Adventure Activities – camping in a canvas tent with the additional features of a wood burner stove for both heating & cooking, dining table & chairs, 2 single beds with duvets & linen provided. Beds can be pulled together. Separate Toilet Facilities are provide in the form of either a composting festival style toilet, or a mains toilet located at our Glampers Bothy, where mains electric showers can also be found.

There is a very wide spectrum of what is now considered Glamping. From very basic pre pitched tents with no facilities all the way through to very high end safari tents or wooden lodges with full fitted kitchens & bathrooms who seem to have “hijacked” the term glamping. 

Wildlife

Home to over 90,000 species, Scotland has a rich and diverse natural history which attracts thousands of wildlife-enthusiasts each year.

Scotland’s land, seas and skies support a wide range of native mammals and birds, as well as six amphibians, four reptiles and over 50,000 different invertebrates.

https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/

Our Glamping Tents are situated in a predominantly wilderness area shared with all the natural flora and fauna that that entails.

When participating in your glamping experience you are infringing on their environment, not them on yours, so don’t be surprised if you get a visit from some of our local wildlife.

The company of a field mouse or common lizard* is not an unusual event. Even at night we have an active bat* population.

Our Glamps are tents and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be entirely wildlife-proof.

*protected species

               

Our Glamps are tents and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be entirely wildlife-proof.

Our Tents

Included in the package price

  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Basket of wood. Additional wood can be purchased at £10 per bag.
  • Each tent has its own BBQ and campfire area. Additional wood can be purchased at £10 per bag.
  • Pot, Pan & Kettle.
  • Utensils, Crockery & Cutlery.
  • Washing up equipment.
  • Drinking water supply to near your tent.
  • Each bed has a duvet & 2 pillows with linen provided. You may wish to bring pyjamas or similar for colder weather.
  • When a 3rd or 4th space is requested we provide a smaller fold out single sofa bed best suited to a small adult or child. A duvet, sheet & pillows are also provided 
  • Extra blankets are also provided.
  • Small library and a selection of board games
  • Activities – Target Sports, Paddle Sports, Climbing & Abseiling

We do NOT include:

  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Wifi/Broadband facilities (3G & 4G is available on most networks)

 

Facilities

  • Parking in our Car Park
  • 24 hour access to our shower and toilet unit (a short walk from your tent). From 8am – 6pm access is also available to the toilets & showers in our Changing Facilities located beside reception. 
  • An environmentally friendly composting toilet is located near the northern end of the Lochan 
  • Access to our reception area from 9am to 5pm.
  • Use of the Lochan is permitted (at your own risk and until 8pm) out-with pre-booked sessions however access to AAA equipment is prohibited.

For any guests that can’t quite go fully off grid you have access to our activities reception area from 9am until 5pm. This area has  sockets to charge your mobile devices, tea & coffee making facilities and a large wood burner fire as well as a selection of books and board games. Please note we do not provide wi-fi access but you will get 4G on most network providers.

Activities

Our Adventure Package offers a choice of 2 activities from – Paddle Sports, Climbing & Abseiling, Target Sports. Our other activities can be booked in advance. £499 for 2 persons 

Our Action Package offers a choice of 2 activities from  – Paddle Sports, Climbing & Abseiling, Target Sports, and a choice of 1 extra activity from – 4×4 Driving, Quad Biking, Gorge Walking & River Tubing or Canyoning. Our other activities can be booked in advance. £619 for 2 persons

Paddle sports – This session is run on our own private Lochan giving you the chance to try Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside views. This session is ideal for those new to paddling. Your instructor will teach you everything you need to know whilst in a safe and supportive environment. Currently we are using a short stretch of the nearby River Forth this activity as due to near drought conditions in our area we are having to redevelop our pond area to retain water in what seems to be the new normal, significantly drier weather, we are now getting in our location.  

Target sports – Join us on our target sports field for an ideal introductory session to various zombie apocalypse survival weapons. Everyone will get a chance to try axe throwing, archery, air pistols and crossbow. We will talk you through how to safely use each weapon and also suggest some games for those of you who have a competitive side! Great introductory session that will leave you wanting more.

Climbing & Abseiling – Test your nerves and agility on our climbing and abseiling experience. This session is perfect for beginners, after a safety briefing from one of our knowledgeable and experienced instructors, you’ll get a chance to try out some of our various routes on our climbing and abseil tower, before progressing to our climbing tree, reaching heights which should give you incredible views of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Fancy more action? Our Action Break (weekends only) includes a choice of one activity from – 4×4 Driving, Quad Biking, Gorge Walking & River Tubing or Canyoning

4×4 Driving –  This is an introduction to the world of off-road 4×4 driving. Under the supervision of an instructor you’ll be shown how to control our off-road vehicle over the trails on our 4×4 track. Each track is more challenging than the next. You will experience up to 20 minutes behind the wheel

Quad Biking – a 1 hour session with up to 4o mins in the saddle, includes full kitting out with safety briefing and demonstration before being lead out by your instructor on our farmland trails. The sessions are aimed at the complete novice rider or riders with limited previous experience.

Gorge Walking & River Tubing – Join us for a lovely, refreshing dip in one of our local rivers. This activity is ideal for families with young children or for adults who have a desire to try something new that is out of their comfort zones. Your patient and knowledgeable instructors will safely guide you up, in and on the river all whilst exploring various rock pools, waterfalls, flumes and for our grand finale, we have a couple of jumps to really get the heart pumping!

Canyoning – Looking for something a little out of your comfort zone? Then this activity is for you! Your patient and knowledgeable instructors will safely lead you down our river via white water flumes, rock pools and jumps. We literally throw you in at the deep in, with some words of encouragement of course, and then from there we gradually build up to the grand finale. Not to be confused with gorge walking and river tubing, or canoeing…

 

Arrival and Departure

We provide an assisted Check in is between 3pm – 6pm on your day of arrival. Later arrivals use our Self Check In Process. Tents should be left clean and tidy in time for a  10am check out. Late check in/out will incur an extra cost of £10 per hour or part thereof deducted from your deposit. In the event of customers choosing to depart early due to inclement weather or for any other reason, any outstanding accommodation or activities would be forfeit. The minimum age for the glamping activity break is 8 years of age.

Bookings & Availability

We reserve the right to refuse any booking at our own discretion. Bookings are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us. Activities will be allocated to a booking at least 7 days prior to arrival.  The minimum age for the glamping activity break is 8 years of age. All bookings must be made by an adult over 18 years of age and all bookings must include a minimum of one adult per tent.

A refundable security deposit of £50 per person is charged at the time of booking. Refunds are made within 72 hrs of departure giving us sufficient time to check for any damage or breakages.

Changes can be made up to 4 weeks prior to arrival. From 4- 2 weeks  before arrival any changes will incur a fee of £40 per person. Beyond this time period no further changes can be made for any reason. Please check if any holiday insurance you may have will cover this eventuality.

Our Glamping Activity Breaks are available as Friday/Saturday only with activities taking place on Saturday & Sunday.

Prices – from £499 for 2 persons for 2 nights

Our Glamping Activity Break prices can vary dependant on several factors. Only prices stated on the reservation statement are binding. We will occasionally offer special offers and discounts, these cannot be applied retrospectively after the confirmation has been received.

Please have a read through our terms and conditions before contacting us to make a booking.