Lazy Duck Camping

Beneath a tree-top home to the red squirrel, here you will find a laid back, green-practice, 4-pitch camping ground for small tents only.

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Pricing & Booking

Please use the calendar below to check availability, and if we have space just fill in the booking form below.  Only if you are booking for today please ring 01479 821092

£15 for a tent & person

+  £5 per each additional person

Children 3 years & under

– FREE 🙂 –

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Booking Terms

Separate Areas

The 4-pitch Lazy Duck Camping Ground is located quite separately from the Lazy Duck Hostel, The Woodman’s Hut, The Duck’s Nest and The Lambing Bothy.  All of these are designed for specific numbers so we cannot offer to combine camping bookings with other accommodations, there is just not enough extra social space.

Tent Sizes & Pitches

We provide space for four lightweight 1, 2 or 3 person tents only, with a reserve pitch for anyone who arrives ‘off the road’ either cycling or on foot.  If in error you arrive with a tent larger than 3 man you may find we cannot accommodate you.

Booking Confirmation, Payment & Refunds

Campsite bookings must be paid for in advance, in full please. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards via a secure payment link or over the phone.  In the case of a cancellation we can offer a refund only if this is notified more than 7 days in advance.

Considerate Camping

The Lazy Duck is a peaceful place. Please be mindful of this when you are enjoying the swings and hammock and around the chimenea fires. For everybody’s benefit we ask for a respectful quiet period please between 11pm and 8am. Be assured, Lazy Duck is a non-smoking environment, including out of doors, and including e-cigarettes.

Visitors & Dogs

We can sometimes welcome extra visitors not registered with us. Please ask us first in case extra numbers would pose problems for resident guests. Unfortunately, with sheep, hens and wandering waterfowl we are unable to welcome even the most obedient of dogs to the camping ground.

Safety & Ducks

We ask that lit chimeneas and cooking stoves are never left unattended. Please don’t approach the pond or wander amongst the ducks, but do watch them from the Welcoming Seat overlooking the water and please take full responsibility for your own children anywhere in the grounds. Thank you.  Children are welcome to ask if they can help at morning duck feeding time, – Mum and Dad bring the camera!  

Green Practices

You will find recycling arrangements clearly marked for all separated waste materials. If in any doubt please ask us. We ask that protective slates are used beneath all cooking stoves and hot pots to avoid any burn marks on the grass. If you bring a portable BBQ please show it to us before lighting and if necessary we can give you everything needed to save you accidentally burning the grass underneath. Unfortunately, because of the forest around us, we are unable to accommodate pit fires / fire bowls. Vehicles may not be taken on to the camping ground at any time during your stay. The distance to walk from the car park is very short. For stays of more than 3 nights we ask that you re-pitch so that the ground will remain green and fresh

On Arrival

Earliest check in is 4pm. Latest is 9pm. Please give us a call on +44 (0)1479 821 092 when you are around 30 minutes away so we can be sure to be on hand to welcome you. Checkout is any time up to 10.30am on day of departure.

Arriving Late

If you are going to arrive later than expected, please ring 01479 821092.

Hot Tub, Sauna & Swedish Massage

Lazy Duck’s wood fired hot tub and infra-red sauna can only be booked on the day, and not in advance of your holiday unfortunately.
  • For the hot tub we need to have a request by 10am on the same day.   If you are not already here to speak to us in person the number to use is 01479 821092.  A minimum charge of £25 applies, however depending on uptake on the day costs can be shared on the basis of £7.50 per person, per 1 hour private session.
  • For the 2-person sauna we need to have notice 90mins in advance and a minimum charge of £7.50 applies.  A standard 40 minute private session with music (your choice) for 2 people costs £10.
  • To relax, refresh and unwind with a Swedish massage treatment provided in our own Wellbeing Studio please contact Jo of Whole Soul Cairngorms Massage Therapy.  Prices from £25.00 for a 30 minute appointment. Advance booking essential on 07905 883 134 or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/wholesoulcairngorms

On Departure

We ask that you please vacate your pitch by 10.30am on the day of departure to allow time for camping ground maintenance.  Please ring the bell before you leave so we can wish you safe journey.

Important – Please note

Please accept full responsibility for your own belongings whilst staying at The Lazy Duck. We don’t provide keys or lockers so feel free to ask us to safeguard valuables in the house or cottage when you go out, – or take them with you.