Cabins in Isle of May National Nature Reserve with hiking

The towering cliffs of this spectacular nature reserve are packed with seabirds.

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10 top cabins sites in Isle of May National Nature Reserve with hiking

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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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Harvest Moon Holidays Beach Cabins

7 units · Glamping4 acres · Nr Dunbar, Scotland
A beachside glamping paradise less than an hour from Edinburgh
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£150
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Dod Mill Fishing Hut

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Lauder, Scotland
Artistic riverside cabins in the grounds of a 17th-century watermill
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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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Otter Moss Accommodation

4 units · Glamping12 acres · Brampton, England
Otter Moss Accommodation offers a variety of upscale camping options suitable for couples, families, and groups. Nestled within a picturesque 12-acre former farm, the majority of the site surrounds a spacious meadow. Additionally, the site boasts a charming small lake featuring three islands and a rowing boat for leisurely water activities. Situated at the northern edge of the stunning Eden Valley, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Cumbrian Fells, with visibility extending to the Solway Firth and the Lake District on clear days. The Lake District is a convenient 40-minute drive away, while various sections of Hadrian's Wall are even closer, reachable within a 15-minute drive. Carlisle and the M6 motorway to Scotland are both just 20 minutes away, with the picturesque market town of Brampton also within a 15-minute drive and offering its own attractions. Local pubs are plentiful in the area, with a diverse selection available within a five-mile radius. Accommodation units at Otter Moss come equipped with heating, kitchen utensils, and stoves, ensuring guests' comfort and convenience. Each unit also includes firepits or barbecues, as well as bedding and towels for a hassle-free stay.
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The Pigsty

1 unit · Glamping130 acres · Crieff, Scotland
The Pigsty sits on our family farm in rural Perthshire, with stunning and far-reaching views across the Strathearn Valley. 2 guests x 1 bedroom x 1 bed x 1 bathroom The Pigsty is a short 10 minute drive from Crieff – a historic market town and a hub for tourism, 20 minutes from Perth, and an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s an ideal retreat for those who are looking for a peaceful escape from the city. The space Inside, The Pigsty offers a King-size bed with hypoallergenic bedding, a small kitchen with all the essentials you could need for a short stay, a full-size bath with a rainforest shower, a separate toilet, and a TV. WIFI and central heating are also available. Towels, bedding, and a selection of complementary toiletries are provided during your stay. The dome shape of The Pigsty, the reclaimed wood cladding, and the selection of luxury fabrics create a cosy atmosphere. This alongside the addition of a few mod cons gives The Pigsty a little home away from home magic. Moving outside, The Pigsty offers a spacious decked area with an outdoor dining set – providing the perfect spot to enjoy some alfresco dining or an evening G & T while you watch the sun going down in the evening. From the decking, you might see some of the local wildlife and it’s a prime spot for some evening star gazing on a clear sky night.
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Craigmarloch Lodge

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Glasgow, Scotland
A high-end glamping cabin with a hot tub on the edge of the Highlands
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Woodland Chase Glamping

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Felton, England
Romantic, two-person cabins with hot tubs in Northumberland
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The Nest at Loch Lomond

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Stirling and Falkirk, Central Scotland
This modern space can sleep up to 4. The Nest sits at the top of a 5 acre field. It has a full kitchen, smart TV and dining area. Views overlooking Loch Lomond. We are the perfect base for your adventures- so many hiking and mountain biking routes directly from The Nest. Covered veranda with outdoor seating with Bluetooth surround sound to enjoy your sundowners!
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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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Cabins in Isle of May National Nature Reserve with hiking guide

Overview

Just a few miles off the coast of the charming fishing port of Anstruther, the Isle of May packs a lot into its petite size. The island has a history rich in stories of Vikings, pilgrims and smugglers but today it is best known for its seabirds. In early summer, the cliffs that ring the island heave with breeding birds, including razorbills, kittiwakes, guillemots and more than 40,000 pairs of puffins, while the shoreline is dotted with seals. Visitors can experience the dazzling, noisy spectacle from along the clifftop path and the sheltered visitor center. The island is a designated national nature reserve, which you can only visit as part of a day tour. While you can’t camp on the island, nearby mainland options include Silverdyke Caravan Park in Anstruther and Sauchope Links Holiday Lodge and Caravan Park in Crail.

When to go

The Isle of May is open to visitors from early April through the end of September: it remains closed over winter in order to protect the large number of seal pups born around its shores. May and June are the best months to see breeding seabirds, which number up to a quarter of a million at the peak of breeding season.

Know before you go

  • Boat trip options include journeys by ferry and rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Note that the RIB is open to the elements (waterproofs are provided).
  • Once onshore, you are free to explore independently until departure time. Your tour operator will provide maps of the island.
  • Rangers greet visitors at the pier and can answer your questions.
  • There is an accessible restroom in the island’s visitor center.
  • While most trips depart from Anstruther, RIB tours also depart North Berwick.
  • During winter, you can watch the seal pups via live camera feed at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

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