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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites near Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is immersed in the legends of Loch Ness and surrounded by stunning Highland scenery.

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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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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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Port nan Gael Campsite Isle of Mull

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Pennyghael, Scotland
Port nan Gael is a new location offering tourers and campers the choice to enjoy the great outdoors lochside, with sea and sunset facing views. There is a pub and restaurant on site as well as toilet and shower facilities. We also have eco pods if you are looking for a comprehensive package. Whether you are a wildlife fan, and adventure seeker or looking for peace by the water we can accommodate your needs. Come visit and see for yourself! PLEASE NOTE: Washing up facilities (Pot wash) will be installed mid July).
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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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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites near Drumnadrochit guide

The Highland village of Drumnadrochit is a hotbed of tourist activities. Lying on the west shore of the legendary Loch Ness, the village pulls in a huge number of visitors in search of its infamous monster. Beyond Nessie-hunting, outdoor adventurers will find plenty to do, from exploring the romantic ruin of the lochside Urquhart Castle and sailing on the loch, to mountain biking along rugged trails and embarking on the 78-mile (125-kilometer) Great Glen Way. Overnight options in and around the village include cozy glamping pods and well-equipped caravan parks.

Where to Go

Loch Ness

Loch Ness Bay Camping is located on a working farm, a 15-minute walk from the western shores of Loch Ness and surrounded by scenic beauty. The site covers a grassy field close to an indoor riding school, and has spacious hardstanding pitches, with or without electric hook ups. The farm also has two self-catering cottages for rent. A few minutes inland, Loch Ness Glamping has options ranging from glamping pods to a farmhouse apartment.


Around a 10-minute drive west of Drumnadrochit, the Bearnock Country Centre has pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes in its tranquil, shaded campsite on the edge of the River Enrick. The site is the ideal location for exploring the area by foot or bike and also has a selection of wood ‘hobbit houses’ for a glamping experience.


High above the western shore of Loch Ness, and a 10-minute drive north of Drumnadrochit, the village of Abriachan is home to the 1,324-acre (536-hectare) Abriachan Forest, around which there are a number of paths and mountain bike trails— the Great Glen Way long-distance path also passes through. Set in woodland, Camping Pod Heaven offers a range of glamping pods with easy access to mountain biking, canoeing and hiking.

When to Go

For optimum weather and long daylight hours, the best time to visit Drumnadrochit and the surrounding area is from May through August. However, this is the busiest season, especially during school summer holidays. Although the weather will be cooler, you can avoid the biggest crowds by visiting in April or September instead. If you plan to visit outside of the spring/summer months, it’s a good idea to check that sites are open.

Know Before You Go

  • Wild camping is legal in Scotland as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • Biting midges are a common nuisance during the summer in the Scottish Highlands. Don’t forget to pack repellant and long sleeves.
  • Local buses connect Drumnadrochit with Inverness, from where you can take trains and buses to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and beyond.
  • There are some small stores in Drumnadrochit but Inverness is your best bet for stocking up on supplies.

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