Mountain campsites near Paisley

A runner up for the UK City of Culture, Paisley has made a name for itself independent of its big sister city to the north.

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12 top mountainous campsites near Paisley

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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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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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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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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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£25
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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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Runach Arainn Glamping

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kilmory, Scotland
A three-yurt luxury glamping site on the Isle of Arran, steps away from the beach
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£160
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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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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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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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£33
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Alexander House Glamping

2 units · Glamping14 acres · Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Romantic yurt glamping near Gleneagles
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£175
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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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Hadrian's Wall Country Yurts

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Two yurts with hot tubs in the Cumbrian countryside just a mile away from Hadrian’s Wall
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Mountain campsites near Paisley guide

Overview

Whether you’re heading north toward Loch Lomond and the west Highlands, out to the isles, or planning to soak up a few days of culture in Glasgow without the city overnight, Paisley offers a convenient base to access most of the western Central Belt. The town that gave name to the famous textile pattern is located just 10 minutes from Glasgow, rich with history and surrounded by rolling country, offering easy public access to many sought after camping spots in the area.

Where to go

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

A short drive northwest of Paisley is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Forest and nearly two dozen lochs offer endless adventure. Scotland’s most famous walking route, the West Highland Way, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest body of freshwater. For views stretching across the loch to the Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Forth, hike the accessible munro of Ben Lomond. From the peak of the smaller Conic HIll, you’ll get an excellent perspective over the Highland Boundary Fault. Campsite and wild camping permit areas are scattered throughout the park. 

West Coast and Arran

The seaside villages of Largs, Troon, Prestwick and their surrounds are popular escapes for Glasgow residents on a summer day. This stretch of coast also serves as the access point to the isles of Arran, often called Scotland in miniature, Greater Cumbrae, Bute, and even the remote Kintyre Peninsula. Camping on a Scottish island is an experience not to miss, and the mainland coast offers plenty of campsites and caravan parks to enjoy. 

Dumfries and Galloway

In the quiet southwest of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway benefits from being off the traditional tourist route due to the limited public transport to the region. Countryside surrounds the Galloway Forest, a designated International Dark Sky Park, and the coast faces south toward the Isle of Man and Ireland. Four world-class mountain bike parks are spread across the area, and campsites can be found next door and throughout the entire region.

When to go

The traditional tourist season for most of Scotland is May through October. During these peak months you’ll enjoy the benefit of extra daylight hours and warmer weather, but book campgrounds well in advance and be prepared to deal with crowds--especially on the isles. In March, April, and October you’ll have more of the stunning West coast to yourself, but be prepared for wetter and colder weather.

Know before you go

  • Paisley benefits from great public transport links, but be sure your end destination does. For places like Dumfries and Galloway, you’ll be best having access to your own vehicle or hire car.
  • Waterproofs are an essential packing item for any season in Scotland, as are plenty of layers and thick socks. 
  • In a west of Scotland summer, bring a midgie net and spray to keep the biting beasties at bay.

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