Knook is horrendous. Spent some time there before going off to the sandpit last year. Typical army training, shooting in a snowstorm prior to going to the desert.
No mobile phone coverage except by standing in the middle of the road and standing on tiptoe. And a nice bracing walk from the accomodation blocks to the ablutions of a morning.
Mind you, theres a very nice country pub in the village just over the hill. Called 'the Angel' I think. Turns out cracking food - a relief from the foul stuff that the strange inbred kitchen staff turn out.
I did some Boz traing there some time ago. The civvy contract chefs put out cooking margerine for the bread which was 100% fat and coated your mouth. The place is in the middle of nowhere and pretty crap.
It has the kind of atmosphere which makes you want to deploy just to improve your lot.
It's been a few years now so things might have improved...... but there were two that I went to
Cultybraggan - by Crieff, in Perthsire
and then also Drip Camp, by Cambusbarron near Striling.
Imagine both have probably been either closed or updated since then. Barry Buddon -that windswept desolation - also used to be like this, but they got that new swanky accommodation block quite a few years back.
You can marry these two together. The drying rooms are ultra hot! Excellent when you finish training in wet weather and need to dry absolutely everything. Only prob is (and I assume the shower house is still the same) the hot water is also ultra hot, and the shower taps were all crap when I was there and just delivered ultra hot scolding water. And like Adir said, depending on where you are on the camp, it can be a hike getting to the shower block. The photo below is a bit misleading, as the camp is not built on a flat surface. Still, considering the age of Knook camp, it's done the MoD well.
Up until the mid 1960s such accomodation was pretty standard for infantry units stationed throughout Britain. Platoon barrack rooms heated by a solitary coal fire in the middle of the room, ablutions detached. Made soldiering in the likes of Radfan and Borneo something to look forward too!