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Maragowan CAMC Site


By this time, we had given up trying to get to the places we wanted to go and decided to started heading towards home. Unfortunately, there was one place we hadn't been yet, and we really couldn't visit Scotland without going there. That is, Blair Drummond Smiddy Farm Shop. They make the best Bridies ever! For those who don't know what a Bridie is, it looks a bit like a Cornish pasty but is made with lamb and onion. They are delicious! The farm shop also have the most amazing cakes.

We decided to book into Maragowan CAMC site. Again, this is a site we haven't been to before, although we have stayed at Clachan CAMC site a bit further up the road. We knew of this site as Bob and Jenny Earnshaw have produced vlogs from here and it is one of their favourite sites.

We headed to the farm shop and bought our Bridie (they are so big, we only needed one between the two of us!), some cakes, some local beers and a Scottish gin liqueur. Outside, in the car park, there is a catering van where we always buy a cup of coffee when we go there. There is a restaurant inside, but we have only ever used the van outside. We bought a malteser slice and a latte each, and took them back to the motorhome. This place would make a fantastic aire - I must email them and suggest it.

From here, we headed straight for Killin. We booked in and went and found ourselves a lovely pitch, overlooking the River Lochay. From our seats, we were able to see goosanders, goldeneye and a dipper.

After lunch, I went for a walk down into Killin to see if I could get a fridge magnet for our new collection. I found a lovely gift shop, near the old mill, where I was able to get one. This was right by the Falls of Dochart so, even though I got photos last year, I took some more before heading back. I was hoping to find a bakers where I could buy lunch for the next day, but I couldn't find one, so popped into the coop instead. I found a nice footpath to walk back along - it could've been another disused railway line. This brought me out onto the road at the side of the site, near Finlarig Castle. Finlarig is a privately owned ruin, so I couldn't go in to take photos, but I did get a picture from the outside.

We really liked this site. I'm not sure it would be as nice during the peak season but, with only 17 vans on site, it was lovely and peaceful.

Today, I walked 12,177 steps.

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