Mountain campsites in Glen Nant National Nature Reserve

Find wildlife, hiking, and biking among the peaceful birches, hazels, and oaks in this Argyll hideaway.

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11 top mountainous campsites in Glen Nant 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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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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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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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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£25
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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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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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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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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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£160
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Alexander House Glamping

2 units · Glamping14 acres · Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Romantic yurt glamping near Gleneagles
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£175
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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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Mountain campsites in Glen Nant National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

In the rain shadow of mighty Ben Cruachan, a portrait-posing peak between Loch Awe and Loch Etive, lies the woodlands of Glen Nant—and it brims with possibilities. Nature lovers and birdwatchers can take to the forest paths to spot deer and red squirrels, warblers, and woodpeckers, while those wanting to work up a sweat can tackle the steeper 2-mile hiking trail, or extend a visit by bike to include part of the National Cycle Route 78, which passes the nature reserve’s gates. For families and those exploring at a slower pace, the woodland attracts multiple species of butterflies and is a haven for an Ark’s-worth of insects and bugs. Campsites can be found within minutes of the reserven, some riverside with touring and motorhome pitches.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • With close proximity to Oban and the ferry terminal for sailings to the Inner Hebrides, campsites across Argyll get busy in summer. Advanced bookings are recommended.
  • Some smaller sites are only open from April to October.

When to go

Glen Nant National Nature Reserve is open year-round. Most wildlife in the reserve is active in May and June, while autumn sees the forest floor carpeted with a spectrum of colorful leaves and needles, creating the perfect habitats for smaller creatures and bugs. For stunning views of the surrounding mountaintops, climb up through the glen at last light in summer. The woodland is a sanctuary for rarely seen lichens and moss, which are spectacular during the winter’s frost.

Know before you go

  • Finding the nature reserve using GPS can be tricky. The car park is on the west side of a minor road (B845) between Taynuilt and Kilchrenan.
  • Despite Glen Nant’s remoteness, the bus service between Oban and Dalavich passes the entrance. Check the timetable before travel or speak to the bus driver to make sure you can get back in time.
  • There are no services or toilet facilities at the nature reserve. Bring food and drink with you, or plan a stop in nearby Taynuilt, home to public toilets and places to eat and drink.

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