Campsites for hikers near Musselburgh

Steeped in history, the East Lothian town of Musselburgh offers easy access to coastal adventures.

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The Snug at Logie Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Falkland, Fife, Central Scotland
Luxury glamping pods with all mod cons, with an elevated position overlooking the River Tay.
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£275
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West Highland Way Hotel & Campsite

46 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Glasgow, Lanarkshire, South Scotland
A welcoming campsite on the West Highland Way
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Kestrel Lodge Camping

10 units · Tents4 acres · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
A family-friendly Lake District campsite, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells
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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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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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£10
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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£25
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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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Beirhope Alpacas

10 units · Tents1 acre · Kelso, Scotland
A small, off-grid campsite with alpacas in the historically rich southern Scottish borders
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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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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Pick between the woods and the walled garden at this stunning Scottish Borders site
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Esk Yurt

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Peebles, Scottish Borders
Adult only yurt glamping in the Scottish Borders with exceptional views, hiking trails, and wild swimming
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Campsites for hikers near Musselburgh guide

Overview

Just five miles (eight kilometres) east of Edinburgh, the historic town of Musselburgh makes for a tranquil getaway from the capital city. Lying along the shores of the Firth of Forth, Musselburgh offers easy access to the beaches of Portobello and Joppa and is home to three golf clubs, including one of the world’s oldest. The town’s racecourse track, attractively situated on a meadow, is also a major draw. From simple caravan pitches glamping lodges with hot tubs, campers will find plenty to pick from.

Where to go

In Town

The eastern side of Musselburgh is home to the Royal Musselburgh Golf Course and such attractions as the Prestongrange industrial and heritage museum. Close to where the 134-mile (216-kilometer) John Muir Way coast-to-coast walking and cycling route passes, Drummohr Holiday Park has pitches for tents and tourers, as well as a range of glamping options, from pods to bothy-style cabins and lodges with hot tubs.

Gullane

Twelve miles (19 kilometres) east along the coast, the little village of Gullane is home to one of East Lothian’s most beautiful beaches, the sand dune-backed Gullane Bay (a top choice for wild swimming), as well as several golf courses. Lying between Musselburgh and Gullane, the family-friendly Seton Sands Holiday Park has its own nine-hole course, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool. 

Pentland Hills

The sprawling Pentland Hills Regional Park lies 10 miles (16 kilometres) southwest of Musselburgh and has more than 62 miles (100 kilometres) of waymarked foot, cycle and horseback paths. At the park’s northeastern point, Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park has grass and hardstanding pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervans and caravans, as well as a selection of glamping pods.

When to go

This stretch of coast along the Firth of Forth is known for its often sunny conditions. A summer visit is the best time to enjoy it at its best and take advantage of the opportunities for swimming, hiking, golfing and more. This is also the busy season, however, especially over the Scottish school holidays in July and August. September is a good alternative as the biggest crowds will have gone but the weather should still be warm.

Know before you go

  • If choosing to wild camp, be sure to adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • You can reach Musselburgh in just five minutes by train from Edinburgh; by bus it takes around 30 minutes. Local buses can also connect you to attractions along the coast, including Gullane and North Berwick.
  • You can easily stock up on groceries at Musselburgh’s well-stocked supermarkets. If you can’t find something, Edinburgh is just minutes away.

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