Our favourite campsites

  • Port A Bhaigh, nr Achiltibuie – Haven’t been there yet but it’s my next target.  My pals say it is great.
  • Scurrival, Barra – A field that Angus lets you use as a campsite for a fiver. Overlooks the sea, covered in primroses in May.
  • Clachtoll Beach, Western Highlands – Just beautiful, on a sunny day the bay looks like Thailand. Interesting archeological site – a pictish Broch.
  • Sango Sands, Durness – rugged clifftop, amazing beaches, right at the top of Britain. Cosy pub next door, and the amazing Smoo Cave nearby.
  • Horgabost, Harris – 01859 550386 Golden beach, sand dunes, and a tiny shop.
Glen Coe
  • Red Squirrel, Glen Coe – Surrounded by mountains, with a river running through. You can have a fire. Pub with food 15 minutes walk.
  • Port Ban, Kintyre – Great for kids. Ignore the static caravans, there is a nice campsite down by the beach, a café a shop and kids’ activities like marshmallow toasting on the beach. Lots of sailing.
Loch Ness
  • Fidden Farm, Mull – 01681 700427 Great beaches. You can have a fire. Nice cows wandering about.
  • Killiechronan, Mull – 01680 300284 Another flat bit by the sea. They may charge you £5. There is a loo on the farm about five–ten minutes walk.
  • Lochbuie, Mull – Free. Just a flat bit by the sea with wandering sheep.  Great walk to the west.  Brilliant little honesty shop in a shed. No toilet.
  • Broomfield Holiday Park, Ullapool – Ideal for the night before the ferry to the Western Isles. Grab a shore-side pitch and watch the ferries and the incredible sunsets. Fantastic nearby restaurants like the Ceilidh Place, and the Seaforth, a lovely local bookshop and Lochbroom Hardware, which sells everything from hiking socks to buckets and spades.