Last edited: 26th Jul 2013
The Event Campsite is at Brodie Castle is now full.
There are other campsites in the area. See our Where to Stay page.
I hope you are all looking forward to spending time staying in the particularly picturesque grounds of Brodie Castle whilst taking part in Moray 2013. The NTS staff are going out of their way to ensure that all of us have a great time whilst we’re there. This year is a particularly busy year for camping and the final plans are now being put in place to facilitate over 200 camping pitches, 200 vehicles and the 45 or so campervans and caravans. Space is at a premium, particularly given that we also have to take into account the on-going public access to the castle and grounds. Because of this the campsite is now full and we are not accepting any more bookings, nor will there be the ability to turn up for ad-hoc camping.
Given the restrictions on space, we are going to have to be quite organised on where we place tents and cars to ensure that we have an equitable distribution of space and that the campsite remains a safe environment. Apart from a few exceptions, car parking will be in one area, with the camping pitches spread over adjacent fields. The youth area is further away and more of a walk to the car park. When you arrive, we will allocate you a pitch. If you wish to reserve a space next to you for your friends, can you please arrange for the first arrival to make that clear to the campsite reception (which will be in a green tent on the castle drive) along with the booked name of your friend. We will then endeavour to meet your request, but this is not guaranteed! Once your car has been unloaded, can we ask politely that you put the car in the car park with the minimum of delay, so that we don’t end up with a massively congested camping area. Thank you.
Motorhomes and caravans will be in just one (very impressive) location and motorhome drivers are requested to make sure they return to the same location if they move their van during their stay. Individual pitches in this area will be marked out.
There will be campsite organisers around almost all day and available at short notice (10 mins) in the evening until 9 pm. If for some reason you intend to arrive after 9 pm, please phone the number at the end of this note to arrange further details, but if possible, try to arrive before 9pm.
There will be a camping reception tent on the main castle approach driveway. Please pull off the road onto the grass verge prior to the tent to avoid blocking the entrance to the castle and send one person in to be given further instructions and directions to camping areas. This will be a busy time for the campsite volunteers, so please be patient. Camp reception will be open from 12 to 7pm, please try to arrive within those times. If really necessary, arrivals can be accommodated until 9pm on the Saturday, by phoning the mobile number below. If you believe for some unforeseen reason you’ll have to arrive after 9pm, please ring the mobile number below to discuss the details.
Camping reception will be open from 2pm to 7 pm. Outside this time, please phone the number below.
For arrivals outside these times and dates, please endeavour to find the camp manager (Nick Barr until Saturday evening then Sam Gomersall) or the camp warden (Jamie Couper) on the site or on the mobile phone number below.
Moray 2013 campsite duty mobile phone number is 07582 277759.
Thank you and fingers crossed for some great weather.
The Event Campsite is at Brodie Castle, a magnificent 16th Century building set in a 71 hectare estate which includes landscaped gardens, woodland walks, an adventure playground and nature trail. Brodie Castle is based midway between Nairn and Forres, and is in close proximity to areas including Culbin (Day 3). The property is managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and in addition to providing a beautiful location for tents and campervans they will be providing a full range of services including a series of concerts for adults and children; wildlife walks and bug hunts; on-site catering including open air BBQs and pasta dinners; café facilities and other social events and activities.
Further social activities will be available at the nearby Dyke Community Hall. Facilities at Brodie Castle will be open to other orienteers, and it is anticipated that we will have a manned information/enquiries desk every evening. Brodie Castle Website
Temporary facilities including showers and Portaloos will be used to supplement the facilities in the castle. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control.
It is intended to split up the area into quiet, family and youth areas. Scottish Orienteering depends on the National Trust for Scotland for access to many orienteering areas. We are dependent on their goodwill and thus there will be a zero tolerance policy for inconsiderate behaviour - especially from the Youth Camp on Tuesday night. Parents are reminded of their responsibilities for their children.
Note that this is not the same as the Old Mill Touring Park in Brodie – Brodie Castle will be a quiet and secluded site away from the main A96 for use of orienteers only.
There is a training event already available in the Brodie Castle Grounds so there is the potential to orienteer right from your tent door.
Caravan and campervan pitches include the cost of any occupants £17.50 per van per night.
The campsite will include nights from Friday 26th July to Sunday 4th August (departing Monday)
Buses to and from the campsite must be pre-booked. Costs are £6.50 per day for adults and £3 per day for juniors and students.
There will be a bus out in the morning but a choice of 2 or more returning. There will also be a pick-up point in Forres.
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