Wildlife-watching campsites near Lochgilphead

The sleepy village of Lochgilphead is a great base for outdoor adventure.

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12 top campsites near Lochgilphead with wildlife watching

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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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Port nan Gael Campsite

43 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Pennyghael, Scotland
A lochside campsite on the Isle of Mull
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St Conan's Escape

4 units · Glamping4 acres · Dalmally, Scotland
Dog-friendly lodges on a Scottish mountainside with incredible loch views
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£149
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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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The Fauld Farm on the Isle of Mull

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent50 acres · Tobermory, Scotland
The Fauld is a small hill farm located close to Tobermory in the north-east of the stunning Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. In total, the land comprises around 150 acres - although most of this area tends to be grazed by our Highland ponies and Shetland/Cheviot sheep. In spring and summer, there are wild flowers and birds galore, and bracing fresh air is on tap all year round - as are the spectacular coastal views from the top of the hills. The farm lies within walking distance of the iconic and colourful fishing port of Tobermory, which offers a range of shops, cafes and pubs - as well as being home to the Tobermory Distillery at Ledaig. If you have a car, we can offer off-road parking for a couple of vehicles, and we also have parking space for two campervans (though we do not have water or electricity connections yet). PS: You are advised to come equipped for camping in wet conditions whatever the season - although we promise that the weather can be lovely too! We look forward to welcoming responsible, country-loving campers to The Fauld :-)
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Craigmarloch Lodge

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Glasgow, Scotland
A high-end glamping cabin with a hot tub on the edge of the Highlands
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The Snug at Logie Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Falkland, Fife, Central Scotland
Luxury glamping pods with all mod cons, with an elevated position overlooking the River Tay.
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£275
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Cleghorn Farm

11 units · Glamping, Tents250 acres · Lanark, Scotland
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY OPEN FOR WEEKEND BOOKINGS FOR CAMPING. THE CABIN IS AVAILABLE FOR MIDWEEK 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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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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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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Muiredge

8 units · Glamping1 acre · Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Rural glamping in a converted railway carriage, shepherd's hut, or bell tent in blissful Scotland
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Wildlife-watching campsites near Lochgilphead guide

Overview

Set off the western shores of Loch Fyne and at the tip of its offshoot, Loch Gilp, the small village of Lochgilphead is a great base for exploring the Kintyre peninsula and enjoying such outdoor activities as fishing, boating and hiking. The area is home to historic sites including the Crinan Canal and Iron Age Dunadd Fort, as well as the Moine Mhòr National Nature Reserve. Those staying in Lochgilphead are also within a 20-minute drive of Tarbert from where ferries depart for the islands of Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Cowal and Arran. Campers have options, too, from well-appointed caravan parks to glamping pods and lochside tent pitches.

Where to go

Around Lochgilphead

In the center of town, next to the Crinan Canal, Lochgilphead Caravan Park offers a convenient location within steps of shops and restaurants and within walking distance of Kilmory Castle.  The site has large touring pitches for caravans and motorhomes, as well as static caravans for rent. 

Ardfern

Around 15 miles northwest of Lochgilphead, the bustling little village of Ardfern lies on the Craignish peninsula, facing the Loch Craignish sea loch. There’s lots of walking routes along the loch’s shores with views toward the offshore islands. For those traveling by motorhome, caravan or campervan, the small Ardfern Motorhome Park offers peaceful lochside pitches with scenic views. 

Tarbert

A 20-minute drive south of Lochgilphead, the pretty harbor town of Tarbert is a hub for fishing fleets and ferry transport to the islands. The view from the ruined Tarbert Castle takes in the harborfront and over Loch Fyne. Tarbert Holiday Park has spacious touring pitches and heated glamping pods. 

When to go

For enjoying long, sunny days in the great outdoors, visiting Lochgillphead in the summer months is best, although this is peak season and can get busy, especially during school holidays. September or October is a good alternative for smaller crowds and pretty scenery as the blooming heather turns the hills purple. Winter is quiet but days are cold and short, with the sun setting as early as 4 p.m.

Know before you go

  • Some campsites in the area are seasonal: check opening dates before traveling.
  • Wild camping is possible along Loch Fyne but comes with responsibilities. Check the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website to find out more.
  • You can reach Lochgilphead by bus from Glasgow. Local buses also run to many places of interest around the Kintyre peninsula.

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