Dog-friendly camping in Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

Open glades, tree-fringed lochs, and summits combine for a wildlife-rich woodland with sublime Cairngorms views.

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12 top dog-friendly campsites in Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

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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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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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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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Mondhuie Chalets

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Just under an acre, close to Ancient Caledonia Forest , on the Speyside Way (which runs from Elgin to the South) Garden space for pets, kids and a run around! Our house and 2 Chalets (1 sleeps 5, 1 ideal for 2 or small family) are on the property. Not fully fenced from road. On the outskirts of NethyBridge. Private driveway, and car park
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£120
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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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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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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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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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Cobleland Campsite Limited

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Gartmore, Scotland
Cobleland campsite sits on the banks of the River Forth in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just 13 miles from Ben Lomond. Not only is it a remarkably natural site, Cobleland is also a treasure trove of outdoor pursuits. You'll be hard-pushed to find a more beautiful setting for your camping holiday than at Cobleland campsite with its well-tended pitches and truly serene, idyllic countryside atmosphere.
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Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages

1 unit · Tent15000 acres · Banchory, Scotland
Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages offer visitors unique and varied self catering rental properties in the heart of the 15,000 acre Glen Dye Estate. From cosy cottages with Swedish wood fired hot tubs to The Saw Mill site which offers the very best of outdoor living combined with luxurious indoor spaces - all of the properties are equipped to the highest standard and each has it's own unique appeal. Perfect for a romantic couples getaway, big family celebrations, holidays with friends, a relaxed chill out with your nearest and dearest - 100% dog friendly too! A short walk from the properties will find you out on the hills of Glen Dye with spectacular views and miles of glorious country to explore; or a short drive will take you to the local surrounding towns with cafes, restaurants and shops galore. Castles to visit, galleries to browse, and the great outdoors.
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£49
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Bankhead Croft

14 units · Glamping, Tents10 acres · Gamrie, Scotland
I am a ten acre Croft. I have an on-site cafe. I rescue animals which surround the property. We are two miles from Gardenstown seaside. I offer camping, glamping B&B, and tiny home, cabins. Many properties have hot tubs and are set alone. It’s a quiet area and for those who want to chill on the countryside.
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£38
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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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Dog-friendly camping in Craigellachie National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Craigellachie couldn’t be easier to get to—west of Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, it’s easily accessible by boot and bike and only moments away from bus stops and the town’s train station. Even better, the popularity of the mountains to the east means Craigellachie rarely gets overrun by visitors, leaving its woodland trails and viewpoints tranquil and perfect for meditative hikes. Ramblers have a choice of four forest paths to follow, ranging from 0.7 to 4.4 kilometres in length, while every season brings different highlights for nature lovers and birdwatchers. In particular, the reserve is a popular hangout for peregrine falcons, who come to nest in the craggy summits.

Notable campgrounds

  1. Best for caravans: Oakwood Caravan and Camping Park is open all-year round, with plenty of facilities for campers and motorhomes.
  2. Best for privacy: Rothiemurcus Camp and Caravan Park is hidden deep with a tract of Caledonian pine, birch and juniper, with space no matter how busy it can get. 
  3. Best for winter sports: Glenmore Camping is close to the snow fields of Cairngorm Mountain resort. More than 200 pitches on site and a long-time popular choice.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • The Cairngorms get chockablock in summer. As such, some campsites insist on non-refundable deposits to secure bookings. Full payment can also be required up to six weeks prior to arrival. 
  • Commonly, the bulk of campers arrive in the late afternoon or evening. Early arrival is recommended for the most attractive pitches. 
  • The Cairngorms offer some of Scotland’s best wild camping spots. Make sure you abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, keeping the Cairngorms as clean as you found them.

When to go

One of the largest swathes of birch woodlands in Strathspey, this terrain is a joy to discover at any time of year. Highlights abound, particularly from March to May, which is best for woodland blooms, and June to early September, when the forests come alive with butterflies and dragonflies. In winter, birches reflect the mood of the coldest season, with leaves replaced by frosted boughs and snow-laden branches. For sensational, Alpine-style panoramas, visit from January to February.

Know before you go

  • There are no toilet facilities in the reserve. The closest public toilets are in the centre of nearby Aviemore. 
  • The reserve’s entrance is at Aviemore Youth Hostel, which is also home to the reserve’s car park, a visitor hub, and a webcam showing live footage from a peregrine nest.
  • Motorhomes and caravans are prohibited from parking in the hostel car park overnight.

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