Wild Camping Scotland

Wild Camping Scotland

Wild Camping Sites in Scotland

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Wild Camping Sites in Scotland

In this section I’m collecting together a list of wild camping sites in Scotland.
The list can never be complete. There are just way too many options for that, but it should give a good idea:

  1. What a good wild camping spot in Scotland looks like.
  2. Some specific areas to try.
  3. Some wider areas to explore.

If you have a favourite location, please leave a comment below. I’d love to share it here to link back to your own site if you have one.

Wild Camping Sites from Twitter

  • Redpoint, near Gairloch – you can pitch on grassy patches nestled between the dunes on the beach. @russellyface
  • Easdale – a beautiful wee hidden gem of a spot. @MichaelSince83
  • Gullane Beach is amazing but maybe not wild enough for you. @EricaLennie
  • Sourlies, on the banks of Loch Nevis in wild remote Knoydart. It’s only accessible by foot and there’s a herd of curious deer who regularly drop by. @GailTolley
  • There’s a great place to wild camp near Tyninghame right near the log cabin at Ravensheugh. Follow the path off down to the beach for maybe 15 minutes and there are a few potential places to camp. If you have a wee explore next to the woods there’s a great spot right next to the beach with shelter under trees, firewood and a bit of protection from the wind. @rhona_taylor
  • Round about Lochranza on Arran is great for wild camping, the distillery is nearby should you need any libation and the island itself is absolutely perfect for exploring the best of Scotland. @hollyclose


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1 Comment

  1. Andrew

    who can recommend a good map for Cairngorms that includes both NE Caledonian forest and central mts? If it doesn’t exist, what are your recommendations. Harvey leaves out forests surrounding mtns and OS maps looks like I’d have to buy and take 3-4… weight, cost, inconvenience! any guides too? winter camping nothing too technical

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