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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Highlands

Spectacular scenery and rich culture, the Scottish Highlands make up a vast adventure playground.

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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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Kyleakin Shepherds Snug

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Scottish Isles, Isle of Skye, Broadford
Shepherds Hut Toilet facilities situated in the house next door, with views next to the hills with nothing in front of it also next to the obbe water to the Minch. Situated in Kyleakin next to the Skye Bridge so perfect assess to both the Island and Mainland. Perfect location for hill walking and Munro bagging
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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · 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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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Highlands guide

Think of Scotland and it’s likely the Highlands that first comes to mind. This is the land of snow-capped mountains, ancient castles, deep lochs, forests, and wild coastline. It’s a four-season destination for those who love to get outdoors, from wildlife watchers to skiers, ice-climbers, and tough hikers testing their mettle on long-distance routes like the West Highland Way or well-off-the-beaten-track Cape Wrath Trail. From beachside caravan sites to pitching a tent in a thick forest, camping options abound, too. Wild camping is legal throughout Scotland when practised responsibly by following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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The Argyll coastline is dotted white sandy beaches, long sea lochs, and peninsulas that look out to the country’s islands. The area is filled with opportunities for adventure, from windsurfing and kayaking to mountain biking and long-distance hiking. Take a ferry over to Islay to sample malt whiskies, spot whales on Mull, and explore the hexagon basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. It’s also one of the best areas in Scotland to see golden eagles, puffins, and red deer. Camping on the Cowal peninsula is hard to beat for sea views, while inland mountains, glens, and lochs form a canvas for fun in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The Great Glen

The very heart of the Highlands, the Great Glen is surrounded by some of Britain's highest mountains and is a magnet for outdoor adventurers. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is here, close to the famous Loch Ness, and makes a good base for visitors. Hillwalkers and wildlife watchers will find plenty to appeal in Cairngorms National Park, while winter sports enthusiasts should head for Aviemore. At the western end of the glen, Fort William is your base for exploring Glencoe, climbing Ben Nevis, and travelling along the Road to the Isles to Mallaig, from where ferries depart for the islands. Sample a few drams at the Speyside whisky distilleries, then turn in for the night at a grass or hardstanding pitch.

Ross and Cromarty

The low-lying eastern side of Ross and Cromarty is home to the Black Isle peninsula, a popular stop along the North Coast 500 and a good place to see dolphins in the Moray Firth. The western side has more of the dramatic scenery that you'd expect of the Highlands—the Applecross peninsula is a spectacular location for hiking and kayaking. The Ross and Cromarty village of Ullapool is the port for ferries to Lewis and Harris, and nearby campsites, hardstanding pitches, and glamping pods make for good bases for exploring the northwest Highlands.

Caithness and Sutherland

The Scottish mainland’s thinly populated northeastern corner has a noticeably Norse heritage—which becomes all the more evident as you travel to Orkney and Shetland. The north coast is home to some dramatic high cliffs and sea stacks, most famously at Duncansby Head. It’s a popular spot for hardy cyclists who battle the wind along the Thurso to Dunnet Head cycling route. While at Dunnet Head (mainland Britain’s most northerly point), you can watch puffins and razorbills  in the cliffs and even take a surfing lesson in Dunnet Bay. Just behind the beach, campers can find touring and tent pitches.

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