Dog-friendly camping in Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve

This Celtic rainforest is a favourite among nature lovers with rare butterflies, wildlife, and easy-on-the-eye walks.

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12 top dog-friendly campsites in Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve

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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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£30
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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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£24
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Booked 2 times

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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£100
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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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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 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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Booked 2 times

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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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. 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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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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Reraig Caravan and Camping

2 units · Motorhomes3 acres · Kyle Of Lochalsh, Scotland
Reraig campsite is ideally located for exploring the stunning West Coast of Scotland. The Skye bridge is 10 minutes to the West, Eilean Donan castle 5 minutes to the East and the Beautiful village of Plockton just 15 minutes to the North. We are also a great stop off point along the world famous NC500 route.
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£28
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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 Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Sandwiched between the pretty harbor town of Oban and the history-rich Appin peninsula to the north, this wildlife-varied Celtic rainforest is a wonderland of ferns, mosses, and fungi. Where shards of sunlight pierce the oak and ash canopy, otters can be found darting into the shadows and roe deer graze in harmony with skipper butterflies and rarely sighted moths. For more active visitors, the nature reserve’s wild woods are circled by easily navigable trails, while botanists take great delight in some 169 species of lichen, including the wonderfully named Norwegian specklebelly.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Booking is highly recommended for all campsites and caravan parks close to the nature reserve.
  • Many people use Oban and the Appin peninsula as a jumping-off point for the ferry crossings to the Isle of Mull and Lismore. As a result, campsites are particularly busy from Thursday to Monday and during local holidays. 
  • If travelling in the high summer season, reserve at least four weeks in advance.

When to go

A best-in-Britain place to spot butterflies and moths, Glasdrum Wood is most memorably visited in summer (particularly June) when the beautiful chequered skipper is most active. Throughout the other seasons, the nature reserve reveals its assets in other ways—after autumn rains, mists cling to the slopes of Beinn Churlain, providing a great opportunity for the woodland’s ferns and lichens to thrive, while in spring the forest becomes carpeted in multi-colour wildflowers and thistles.

Know before you go

  • Public transport is limited. Travelling by car is the easiest option, with the car park located on the north side of Loch Creran, 1.8 miles east of the nearest bus stop at Creagan Bridge.
  • Entry to Glasdrum Wood is free, but there are no facilities or toilets onsite. For the closest toilets (customers only), visit the nearby Creagan Inn.
  • The nearest train station to the nature reserve is 5.5 miles away at Connel Ferry. It’s a beautiful, if tiring, cycle there and back along the shores of Loch Creran.

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