Campsites for hikers near Kinloch Rannoch

Self-titled “The Warm Heart of the Highlands,” Kinloch Rannoch is an inviting hamlet with first-class wilderness access.

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12 top campsites near Kinloch Rannoch with hiking

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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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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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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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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Strathdon, 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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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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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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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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Bachilton Farm Holidays

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
A pair of yurts with hot tubs on a farm between Perth and Crieff
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£155
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Badrallach Campsite

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Ross and Cromarty, Highlands
Where the end of the road is the start of your adventure
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The Pigsty

1 unit · Glamping130 acres · Crieff, Scotland
The Pigsty sits on our family farm in rural Perthshire, with stunning and far-reaching views across the Strathearn Valley. 2 guests x 1 bedroom x 1 bed x 1 bathroom The Pigsty is a short 10 minute drive from Crieff – a historic market town and a hub for tourism, 20 minutes from Perth, and an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s an ideal retreat for those who are looking for a peaceful escape from the city. The space Inside, The Pigsty offers a King-size bed with hypoallergenic bedding, a small kitchen with all the essentials you could need for a short stay, a full-size bath with a rainforest shower, a separate toilet, and a TV. WIFI and central heating are also available. Towels, bedding, and a selection of complementary toiletries are provided during your stay. The dome shape of The Pigsty, the reclaimed wood cladding, and the selection of luxury fabrics create a cosy atmosphere. This alongside the addition of a few mod cons gives The Pigsty a little home away from home magic. Moving outside, The Pigsty offers a spacious decked area with an outdoor dining set – providing the perfect spot to enjoy some alfresco dining or an evening G & T while you watch the sun going down in the evening. From the decking, you might see some of the local wildlife and it’s a prime spot for some evening star gazing on a clear sky night.
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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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Campsites for hikers near Kinloch Rannoch guide

Overview

Formed largely after the Jacobite Rebellion in the 1700s, the settlement of Kinloch Rannoch is accessible only by a few meandering minor roads leading in from Blair Atholl, along Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy. The village sits on the banks of Loch Rannoch, behind which stretches the infamous Rannoch Moor. The pointed tip of Schiehallion, the mountain that helped scientists calculate the weight of the world, is a beacon for many munro-baggers. The steep slopes of Craig Varr begin just behind Kinloch Rannoch, offering unbeatable views from the top. A campground on the south shores of Loch Rannoch, and more toward Loch Tummel, provide a peaceful retreat from the busier parts of Perthshire. 

Where to go

Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch

Forest and lochside cycles are a popular way to experience the beauty of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, 11 kilometres west. The Queen’s View toward the north end of Loch Tummel offers unbeatable views as far as Rannoch Moor. Short walks from the village take you along The Clan Trail and to MacGregor’s Cave, a hiding place for the outlaw Rob Roy. At Loch Rannoch and Dunalastair Water, trout fishing is king.

Glen Lyon

The “longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland,” as described by Sir Walter Scott, runs for more than 50 km roughly between Keltneyburn and Bridge of Orchy. In Fortingall, what’s thought to be one of the oldest living things in Europe, the Fortingall Yew, sits in the village churchyard as it has for around 3,000 years.

Rannoch Station

At the edge of the vast and brooding Rannoch Moor stands Rannoch Station, well known as one of the most remote train stations in Britain. It services the West Highland Line running from Glasgow to Mallaig via Fort William through some of the most iconic scenery in Scotland. On the other side, walkers following the 155-km West Highland Way crest the far edge of the heathland on their way to Kingshouse.

When to go

Perthshire’s summer crowds may be less noticeable in off-the-beaten-path villages like Kinloch Rannoch. Still, popular routes like Schiehallion will mean the roads and tracks in the area will be busier. Visiting in September and October may mean having the open country more to yourself. In May, a 130-km cycling event, Etape Caledonia, passes along the Loch Rannoch road.

Know before you go

  • Weather in the remote Rannoch region can change abruptly, and it’s important to plan your excursions accordingly. 
  • If you see tour companies pulling off beside a hill outside of Kinloch Rannoch, it’s likely filled with Outlander fans, stopping to visit the location of the fictional stone circle of Craigh na Dun, a centrepoint in the television drama. 
  • The West Highland Line runs from Glasgow to Rannoch Station, from where a bus service connects to Kinloch Rannoch, but it’s important to check timetables before you travel.

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