New Abbey

This is night No.95/2018 living in my caravan. We're now at a CL, Landis Farm near New Abbey, around 6 miles south of Dumfries. £14 a night, which to be honest is at the higher price and for a CL, but what a place.

Finally it stopped raining and the wind died. Got up around 0700 to a fine morning and light winds. There was a great sunset across Luce Bay. What a difference to the last few days.

After breakfast, I took the dogs the short 5 min drive across from the east to west of the Rhins to the old harbour village of Port Logan. I've walked here a few years ago, and it has a cracking sandy bay.

The old lighthous at the entrance to the harbour. A Telford construction if memory serves me correctly.

All packed up and ready to hit the road around 1030 for the 2hr drive to New Abbey.

Arrived in stunning weather around 1245. It was about 22C and I was sweating as I set up the van! The site is on an elevated site overlooking New Abbey and the Solway Firth.

A lovely area with hardstandings for 5 vans and there is a small toilet. Water nearby, and electric hook up. There's also free wifi.

A lovely farmhouse and some goats.

Like Smiddy Croft up near Fraserburgh, the farmer here loves his vintage tractors. I've never even heard of the make 'Oliver'?

Some crackers in one of the barns. I really like the orange one, a Case.

Absolutely stunning views and a footpath to Airds Point on the Solway.

The CL is on the left, my van roof is visible about the centre, and a castle next door!

The sign names it as 'Abbots Tower'.

 We took a short drive to 'Shambellie House'. A museum across the road for a short walk.

It's now closed for the season, but we had a nice nosey round the garden.

Continued through the stunning little village of New Abbey (next to here) and continued on through Kirkbean, down to Powillmount for a run around the beach. I visited here a few years ago when I stayed at nearby Arbigland, the birthplace of John Paul Jones.

Some fine geological features.

A lot of the beach is like this, millions of shells.

Afterwards, we drove into Dumfries for some supplies at Morrisons. A surprisingly busy town.


  1. Good to see the tractors theme on your travels alive and well. I get the impression that every third or fourth farmer has some form of vintage tractor. Long may it continue. Once again, I'm impressed with the range of new place and house names. Shambellie House sounds like somewhere straight off the page of Robert Louis Stevenson. Watch for the Storm (Callum, I think?) due to pass your area at the end of the week. Knuckle down with some cider, Iain.


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