Cabins in Scottish Lowlands with hiking

Before fleeing for the Highlands, linger a while in the countryside, on the coast, and the cultural epicentre of Scotland.

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11 top cabins sites in Scottish Lowlands with hiking

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Woodland Chase Glamping

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Felton, England
Romantic, two-person cabins with hot tubs in Northumberland
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Cabins in Scottish Lowlands with hiking guide

Overview

The lowlands of Scotland stretch along the bottom half of the diagonal Highland Boundary Fault that runs from the Isle of Arran off the west coast to Stonehaven in the northeast. While the southern landscape is markedly less dramatic, it’s arguably just as beautiful. The diverse lowlands encompass the Central Belt, the far-flung Dumfries and Galloway, the wild rivers and winding roads of the Scottish Borders, and the eastern coast up to Aberdeen. Wherever in the Lowlands you camp, there is something to explore in every season, and with excellent public transport links, you can get a taste of urban culture one day before jumping off into a true Scottish adventure the next.

Where to go

Central Belt

Encompassing Scotland’s two largest cities, the Central Belt is the starting point for most Scottish adventures. It’s worth spending a couple days in both cities before you fly off to the countryside. In the capital of Edinburgh, tour the most iconic castle in Scotland, get lost along the winding streets of the mediaeval Old Town, and climb the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat for a view that stretches out to the Firth of Forth. August and Christmas are the busiest times, when the city explodes with visitors for the Edinburgh Festival and the Christmas markets. In Glasgow, stroll the green spaces dotted throughout the city, pop into some of the best live music venues in Britain, and walk the Glasgow Mural Trail. The west coast offers access to the islands of Arran and Bute. On the east, the thriving village of Dunbar is a great place to enjoy some North Sea surfing.

Dumfries and Galloway

In the southwestern corner of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway is not on the traditional tourist circuit mostly because of the limited public transport to the region. All the more reason to pack up your tent and road-trip to the uncrowded Galloway Forest, a designated International Dark Sky Park. Four of the world-class 7 Stanes mountain bike parks are spread across the area, and from the coast enjoy views out toward the Isle of Man and Ireland. 

Scottish Borders

Sandwiched between the Lammamuir and the Cheviot Hills at the northern edge of England, the Scottish Borders were once disputed territory and now one of Scotland’s hidden gems. It’s an area rich in Neolithic, Iron Age and early Christian history, which you can experience by walking the Borders Abbey Way or St Cuthbert’s Way. Explore the bustling village of Peebles and the nearby mountain bike park at Glentress Forest, escape to the seaside village of St Abbs, or to the banks of the River Tweed and scale the hills for views across the green gateway to the great North. 

Fife and the East Coast

The Kingdom of Fife offers an idyllic countryside escape, just a hop and a skip over the Forth Bridge from Edinburgh. The Fife Coastal Path traces the North Sea through the fishing villages of the East Neuk and up through the buzzing town of St. Andrews. Northwest of Fife, Perth and Dundee offer a dose of small city life. Further north, the villages of Arbroath, Montros,e and Stonehaven are known for their beaches, fresh seafood, harbour town character, and castles.

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