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Rivox Bunkhouse (1 - 18 people, Fields with shelter)



  • Converted Byre sleeps up to 18 people in two rooms.
  • Rolling fields with clean running water in the middle of a forest on the Southern Upland Way
  • One shower room, and two toilet cubicles
  • Wifi possible by arrangement, but speeds are exceptionally slow. Mobile internet speeds are much higher!
  • Parking for vehicles adjacent to bunkhouse



Rivox appears in written records as far back as 1315, but settlement of the area goes back thousands of years, with an Iron Age fort located between Rivox and the main road, one of 57 archaeological sites in the forest.


Facilities are all one level and include bunks for up to 18 people in two rooms (you will need a sleeping bag), with two toilets, a shower, and a kitchen. There is an oven/hob in an external annex and outside you can sit round a campfire overlooking the lake. Barbeques welcome!

Parking is private and free to residents.

Out of the saddle



Rivox is a popular site for cycling along the miles of forestry tracks, walking the Southern Upland Way, and the forest enjoys a large diversity of wildlife, with Red squirrels, Black grouse, Goshawks, Owls, Otters, Badgers and Deer.

Moffat was the first ‘Dark Sky’ town in Europe, and on cloudless nights the skies are very clear around Rivox, allowing clear views of constellations and, in the summer, the Milky Way.



65 acres of fenced fields, with running water. Nearest field a ‘1 minute’ walk from the Southern Upland Way.  Nearest gate into a field separated from the SUW by forestry: 2 minutes. The same field is accessible via the gate next to bunkhouse.

Feed & Bedding – Feed would need to be delivered. No stables but a field shelter is available.


Getting there


Including small horse boxes, access via Middlegill turning from B7076 (the Middlegill turning is a 4 minute drive from the A74(M) junction for A701 Dumfries – Beattock – Moffat). Alternative access is available for heavy vehicles (up to 44 tonnes), please contact us for details.


For more information please see the website and for booking contact Duncan



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