Mountain campsites in Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve

Hidden away in the Scottish Lowlands, Blawhorn Moss is a timeless, waterlogged land of secrets.

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12 top mountainous campsites in Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve

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West Highland Way Hotel & Campsite

46 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Glasgow, Lanarkshire, South Scotland
A welcoming campsite on the West Highland Way
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Loch Katrine Eco Camping

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Stirling and Falkirk, Central Scotland
Loch-side sleeping and exploring in one of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park's most historic locations
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£10
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Kestrel Lodge Camping

10 units · Tents4 acres · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
A family-friendly Lake District campsite, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells
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£24
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Culdees Castle Estate Glamping

5 units · Glamping, Motorhomes17 acres · Perthshire , Scotland
Luxury woodland cabins, each with a private hot tub, in the grounds of a Scottish castle
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Alexander House Glamping

2 units · Glamping14 acres · Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Romantic yurt glamping near Gleneagles
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£175
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Wee Blue Dream log cabin

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
A cosy log cabin in the heart of Scotland, with uninterrupted mountain views and pubs within walking distance
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£95
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Pick between the woods and the walled garden at this stunning Scottish Borders site
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Runach Arainn Glamping

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kilmory, Scotland
A three-yurt luxury glamping site on the Isle of Arran, steps away from the beach
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Port nan Gael Campsite

43 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Pennyghael, Scotland
A lochside campsite on the Isle of Mull
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Cherry Trees Farm

2 units · Glamping4 acres · Wigton, England
Cherry Trees Farm Campsite is located in the northern part of the Lake District National Park. It offers wooden camping pods with stunning views of the Solway coast and the North Lakeland fells. It's a great place to stay if you want to explore the peaceful and beautiful county of Cumbria on foot or by bike. Despite its remote feel, the campsite is only a 15-minute drive from the M6 and there are nearby villages with pubs and stores. The wooden pods are located on the edge of a meadow and can accommodate two people. They come fully equipped with bedding, towels, kitchenware, and cooking utensils. Each pod has its own shower and compostable toilet, as well as a kitchen area with a gas stove and a sink with hot and cold water. And the best part is, each pod includes the use of a private hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring the fells.
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The Charcoal Huts - Isle of Bute

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Scotland
Our Huts are located within the Moss Wood area of Bute Forest - a mixed birch and alder wood that extends up the hillside to the west of the A886 that connects the Rhubodach Ferry to Port Bannatyne and Rothesay. Moss Wood has a range of facilities. Park on the shore-side where the coast can be enjoyed or at the main entrance, and take a walk up through Moss Wood along the Poetry Trail. A steep walk in places, the Poetry Trail is a loop punctuated with places to stop and read, to stop and think. Read nature poetry from throughout the ages, stop at the Blether Stane, or taking the spur to the Viewing Point back south across the Kyles. Moss Wood connects to the West Island Way – take the Poetry Trail and the spur to the Viewing Point – and then take the Stag’s Trod further up (steeply) till you reach the West Island Way. From there, head south towards Port Bannatyne or north along the boundary of the Community Forest. From the viewing point, you can also explore interesting heritage features such as the old WW2 bunker, kayak shelter, Balnakailly settlement, and the SSSI oak woodland.
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Mountain campsites in Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

The windswept moors of Blawhorn National Nature Reserve feel secluded and hidden away but are just a 45-minute drive from Glasgow. The land that makes up this magical nature reserve is the remnant of the raised and blanket bogs that once covered much of central Scotland. Follow the raised boardwalk around the moss and feel more than 8,000 years of history under your feet, locked into the bog’s layers of peat. As a protected nature reserve, there is no camping within the Moss. The closest organised site is in Strathclyde Country Park, a 35-minute drive west.

When to go

The reserve appears at its best when the sun is shining and so the best time to visit is from April through July when days are long. Spring is a good time for spotting red grouse in the blooming purple heather, while in summer the reserve bursts with red, fuchsia and orange colours and dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies flit around. In the autumn, there’s the possibility of seeing roe deer in the early morning or evening.

Know before you go

  • The boardwalk that runs around the reserve is accessible and provides close-up views of the bog. 
  • The closest bus stop is in Blackridge, which is connected to the reserve by a footpath network. Blackridge Railway Station is on the North Clyde Line from Helensburgh to Edinburgh and stops at Glasgow, Airdrie and Bathgate. The Reserve entrance connects with the National Cycle Network Route 7.
  • Visitors should keep the Scottish Outdoor Access Code in mind as they visit the reserve. Take your litter home with you and keep dogs under close control.

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