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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Scotland

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7 top river, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Scotland


West Highland Way Campsite

40 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · South Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Boutique campsite on the West Highland Way and John Muir Way. Close to both Glasgow and Loch Lomond. Our campsite caters for caravans, motorhomes, backpacking tents etc. We also have Shepherds Huts and Safari Glamping Tents. Pet friendly. Camp fires allowed. Breakfast is included. Evening meals available.
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Port nan Gael Campsite Isle of Mull

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Pennyghael, Scotland
Port nan Gael is a new location offering tourers and campers the choice to enjoy the great outdoors lochside, with sea and sunset facing views. There is a pub and restaurant on site as well as toilet and shower facilities. We also have eco pods if you are looking for a comprehensive package. Whether you are a wildlife fan, and adventure seeker or looking for peace by the water we can accommodate your needs. Come visit and see for yourself! PLEASE NOTE: Washing up facilities (Pot wash) will be installed mid July).
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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Scotland
We have 10 non-electric pitches in a spectacular setting, surrounded by hills and the River Don. We also have Critter Corner, an area where you can get up close with our friendly animals. We have alpacas, pygmy goats, a donkey and more. We also have a couple of kids play areas. This is all included in the price. For £5 per person we have Cairngorms Kwidditch (a 9-hole disc golf course). You can also go alpaca trekking - £10 per child (16 or under) and £15 per adult. Children will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
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The Loft Glamping & Camping

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Kinloss, Scotland
The Loft Glamping & Camping site is situated at East Grange Farm. This is a working farm that has evolved into a Wigwam Glamping and Campervan and tent camping site and a Venue. The "wilderness" campsite offers pitches suitable for Tents and small campervans whilst the Stackyard area is suitable for Motorhomes and Mega tents. All motorhome pitches have electrical hook-up and we have a number of electric tent pitches. Unfortunately we do not take caravans. Onsite we also have Wigwam cabins which are wooden camping cabins (Pods) that offer all year round protection against the elements. With heating, electricity, fridge, kettle and toasters. For those wanting a bit more luxury there are also ensuite Wigwam Cabins onsite with wood fired hot tubs. We welcome families, groups, well behaved dogs and do allow campfires outside the wigwams and at pitches and can provide fire hubs on the campsite (this must be pre-arranged). The Loft Glamping & Camping looks forward to welcoming you throughout the year Please visit our website for availability and to book.
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Cleghorn Farm

11 units · Glamping, Tents250 acres · Scotland
CLEGHORN FARM WILL BE CLOSED OVER THE WEEKEND OF 25th-27th AUGUST FOR A FAMILY FUNCTION *PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY OPEN FOR WEEKEND BOOKINGS* Cleghorn Farm is a mixed farm just north east of the market town of Lanark. Comprised of 250 acres of fields and woodland and bounded to the south by Mouse Water, it is a beautiful spot to get away from it all without having to leave it all behind if you don't want to. The fields are grazed and cultivated but the woodlands are much as they were at the end of the last ice age with spectacular walks along Cleghorn Glen with the chance to see badgers, bats, deer and all manner of birds among the towering pine and beech trees. The Mouse Water (pronounced moose) tumbles down along the edge of the farm and has some glorious pools for swimming, shallows for paddling and some spectacular water falls before it joins the River Clyde.
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Enterkine Wild Camp

18 units · Tents3 acres · Scotland
My woodland has an entry gate & off road parking & different levels right next to the river Ayr. It is so tranquil and therapeutic I stay there often in my hammock with my wee dog Jura. Absolutely loads of walks you can follow the river and walk right into town & you get to use a rope bridge. It is 3 acres & only 2 miles to all amenities.
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Kyleakin Shepherds Snug

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Scottish Isles, Isle of Skye, Broadford
Shepherds Hut Toilet facilities situated in the house next door, with views next to the hills with nothing in front of it also next to the obbe water to the Minch. Situated in Kyleakin next to the Skye Bridge so perfect assess to both the Island and Mainland. Perfect location for hill walking and Munro bagging
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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Scotland guide

For a small country, Scotland packs a lot in. From the Highlands and islands in the north to the Scottish borders in the south, it's filled with spectacular views and endless opportunities for camping adventures—hiking in Glencoe; biking along the Ayrshire coast; exploring a Perthshire forest; touring and sampling whisky at the distilleries around Speyside; skiing and snowboarding around Aviemore; and playing a round on one of many famous golf courses. There's plenty of options for a camping holiday, whether you want to park in a caravan site, pitch a tent at a lochside camping site, or try wild camping someplace truly remote. This is one of the only places in the UK where wild camping is still legal, and we've got the best campsites in Scotland to choose from. Think woodland camping, luxury glamping sites on remote islands, and family-friendly campsites by the sea.

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Edinburgh and the Lothians

Scotland’s beguiling capital is packed with attractions, from its famous castle to medieval subterranean haunts. It’s also got easy access to some great hillwalking, from Arthur’s Seat in the city to the Pentlands just outside. You’ll also find yourself just a stone’s throw from coastal adventures.

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

Known for its thriving music and arts scenes, as well as its friendly local characters, Glasgow is an endlessly entertaining city. And it’s ideally located for heading into the surrounding countryside, cruising the Clyde and exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Argyll and the Isles

From white sandy beaches to long sea lochs and the incredible Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the Argyll region and its 23 inhabited islands are filled with opportunities for adventure. Sample malt whiskies on Islay, spot whales on Mull, and explore Fingal’s Cave and the large puffin colony on Staffa.

Dumfries and Galloway

The national bard, Robert Burns, found inspiration in the gentle hills, rolling valleys, tall mountains, and sandy beaches of Dumfries and Galloway. Nowadays, there’s a designated Dark Sky Park (Galloway Forest Park) to add to the picture.

The Highlands

The enduring image of Scotland was formed in the Highlands with its tall mountains and misty lochs and glens. The magnificent landscapes are the perfect canvas for getting outdoors, whether by hiking the West Highland Way, summiting Ben Nevis, spotting wildlife in the Cairngorms, or taking a boat trip on Loch Lomond or Loch Ness.

The Western Isles

Clinging to the wild Atlantic edge, these islands are rich with Gaelic culture, great food and drink and history—don’t miss the 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones. The outdoor adventures are endless, from sea kayaking to walking the Hebridean Way or soaking up the sun on a white-sand beach.


In the northeast, Aberdeenshire is home to some stunning stretches of coastline, dotted with charming fishing villages, golden beaches and precipitous sea cliffs. The region is well-known for its fine castles, 300 of which lie along the Aberdeenshire Castle Trail.

The Northern Isles

Once part of the Kingdom of Norway, the Shetland and Orkney archipelagos retain a distinct Norse identity. In Shetland, Jarlshof has relics from the Bronze, Iron, Pictish and Viking eras while in Orkney you can admire the Neolithic stone circle Ring of Brodgar and 5,000-year-old village Skara Brae. Both archipelagos are superb for hiking, birdwatching, and island-hopping.

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