Campsites for hikers in Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

This ancient wooded wonderland is a hidden gem with peaceful walks, wildlife and views.

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12 top campsites in Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve with hiking

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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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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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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Strathdon, Scotland
We have 10 non-electric pitches in a spectacular setting, surrounded by hills and the River Don. We also have Critter Corner, an area where you can get up close with our friendly animals. We have alpacas, pygmy goats, a donkey and more. We also have a couple of kids play areas. This is all included in the price. For £5 per person we have Cairngorms Kwidditch (a 9-hole disc golf course). You can also go alpaca trekking - £10 per child (16 or under) and £15 per adult. Children will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
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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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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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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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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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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Muiredge

8 units · Glamping1 acre · Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Rural glamping in a converted railway carriage, shepherd's hut, or bell tent in blissful Scotland
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Bachilton Farm Holidays

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
A pair of yurts with hot tubs on a farm between Perth and Crieff
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£155
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Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages

1 unit · Tent15000 acres · Banchory, Scotland
Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages offer visitors unique and varied self catering rental properties in the heart of the 15,000 acre Glen Dye Estate. From cosy cottages with Swedish wood fired hot tubs to The Saw Mill site which offers the very best of outdoor living combined with luxurious indoor spaces - all of the properties are equipped to the highest standard and each has it's own unique appeal. Perfect for a romantic couples getaway, big family celebrations, holidays with friends, a relaxed chill out with your nearest and dearest - 100% dog friendly too! A short walk from the properties will find you out on the hills of Glen Dye with spectacular views and miles of glorious country to explore; or a short drive will take you to the local surrounding towns with cafes, restaurants and shops galore. Castles to visit, galleries to browse, and the great outdoors.
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Campsites for hikers in Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

On the east coast of Scotland, between St. Andrews and Dundee, Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve is home to ever-changing landscapes that are ideal for walkers and wildlife lovers. Follow the paths and trails through woodland, over sand dunes and through colorful heathland and marram grass, while looking out for roe deer, red squirrels, seals and osprey. Keen birdwatchers can make use of one of the bird hides to look out for rarities. The views over the River Tay to the Sidlaw Hills are stunning too. Although there are no private campsites inside the reserve, wild camping is a possibility (and especially attractive on the beach). Nearby private sites include Riverview Caravan Park, just outside Dundee, and Nydie Caravan and Camping Site in the St. Andrews area.

When to go

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve is open to visitors all year round and each season has its own appeal. Spring and summer are the best times for seeing blooming wildflowers, including rare orchids, bluebells and primroses, as well as 20 species of butterfly and migratory birds from Africa. You can spot gray seals with their pups in the fall. Winters are typically not too cold and offer the chance to see snow buntings, eider ducks, pink-footed geese and occasional sea eagles.

Know before you go

  • There is a bus stop next to Tentsmuir's Tayport entrance, served by buses from Dundee and St Andrews.
  • Public restrooms are available by Kinshaldy Beach and in Tayport.
  • Even in summer, the weather can quickly change. Warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy walking boots are essential.
  • If planning to wild camp, be sure to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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