Camping in Rum National Nature Reserve

The island of Rùm is home to a vast array of wildlife and a beautiful setting for outdoor adventure.

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10 top campsites in Rum National Nature Reserve

Sanday Cabin

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Sandy, Scotland
The Sanday Cabin is an open plan space with a lovely French style double bed (separate toilet / shower room) that sits at the top of a croft on the Isle of Sanday, right next door to Canna. The cabin has views out over the bay of Canna harbour to the Cuillins of Skye and across to the Isle of Rum. You can even see the famous Sanday Puffin Stacks from the cabin and take a stroll along the Puffin Trail. The cabin has its own decking area and a wooden fenced garden area - so you can enjoy looking at cows without them getting too close! Fully equipped kitchen, all linen towels provided and luggage transport provided.
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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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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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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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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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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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Kyleakin Shepherds Snug

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scottish Isles
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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£65
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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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Highland & Transylvania Glamp. Pod

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Roy Bridge, Scotland
Glamping pods in a large garden alongside the river Roy A 10-minute drive from Loch Lochy and 20 minutes from Fort William Seating in the garden and kitchen and ensuites provided Right on the side of the river Roy, the Highland and Transylvania Glamping Pods is a properly cosy base in the Scottish Highlands. The large garden has a terrace, river views and a seating area, but perhaps the best bit is that it’s located a short drive from lochs, glens, rivers and long-distance trails. What might you get up to? Climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and water-based sports are all on the agenda in this area, but especially in Fort William (20 minutes’ drive) and Lochaber, which have been ascribed as a capital for outdoor adventures. Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, is also 20 minutes’ drive away. Even closer is Loch Lochy (10 minutes’ drive), which has access to part of the 79-mile Great Glen Way (around 10 minutes’ drive). From Fort William, start off on another long-distance trail, the West Highland Way, which stretches for 96 miles across the banks of Loch Lomond and ends in Milngavie. The pods here have been named after the places where the owners spent their childhood and continue to live. Feel free to stop off while travelling to or from the Isle of Skye (two hours and 10 minutes) or stay for a good while… Fort William’s centre has a splendid selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and a bus and rail station. Plus, there are lots of links courses for golfers a day trip away, like the Royal Dornoch (two hours and 25 minutes). Both pods have a small double bed (a bit narrower than a standard double) with all bed linen provided. The kitchen areas are equipped with a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster (crockery, cutlery and towels are handily provided). To keep things nice and tasty, the pods are also well insulated. The patio doors and the rear opening window are both double glazed and there are electric radiators to inject some extra heat into the kitchen and living area.
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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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Camping in Rum National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

One of the Small Isles, in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, the entire island of Rùm is a national nature reserve. The island is home to extinct volcanoes, rugged mountains, beautiful beaches, soaring sea cliffs, misty glens and plentiful wildlife that includes one of the world’s largest colonies of Manx shearwater. You can explore Kinloch Castle, join a guided wildlife walk, hike along a nature trail, kayak along the coast, spot otters and seals along the shores of Loch Scresort, or climb the mountain ridges of the Cuillin Peaks. On Loch Scresort, Kinloch Village Campsite is a basic campsite run by the Isle of Rum Community Trust. There are also cabins on the island, as well as a couple of bothies.

When to go

Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit for enjoying long daylight hours; your best chance of good weather, and spotting wildlife, from birds of prey including golden eagles,  white-tailed eagles and merlin soaring overhead to Manx shearwater rafting offshore.Summer is an especially good time to see red deer in their summer coats. Fall is also a good option: the landscape is ablaze with rich colors and you can see the spectacle of rutting red deer.

Know before you go

  • Wild camping is permitted as long as you adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. If you plan to stay in a bothy, check the bothy code in advance.
  • The weather conditions can change dramatically. Be sure to bring warm, wet-weather gear and sturdy footwear.
  • Roads are unpaved and only locals are permitted to bring cars onto the island. Expect to walk almost everywhere. Hiring a bicycle is possible, but pedaling along the rough and steep tracks is not for the fainthearted.
  • There is no restaurant on the island, and the village shop sells a limited selection of groceries. It’s a good idea to bring at least some supplies with you.

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