Travel tips

Our favourite campsites:

Fidden Farm, Mull – great beaches, you can have a fire, nice cows wandering about

Red Squirrel, Glen Coe – surrounded by mountains, with a river running through, you can have a fire, pub with food 15 minutes walk

Clachtoll, Western Highlands – just beautiful, on a sunny day the bay looks like Thailand.  Interesting archeological site – a pictish Broch

Scurrival, Barra, A field that Angus lets you use as a campsite for a fiver, overlooks the sea, covered in primroses in May

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.  Golden beach, sand dunes, and a tiny shop

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

Killiechronan, Mull,  Another flat bit by the sea, they may charge you £5, there is a loo on the farm about 5 – ten minutes walk

Loch Ness Shore, a posh campsite, Caravan and Camping club,  but very nice

Silver Sands, nr Arisaig,  rough and ready, views to Skye and the BEST sunsets, very shallow water, (almost) warm enough to swim.  Book via facebook

Camusdarroch, nr Arisaig,  a little bit inland from a  glorious silver beach, organised and friendly

Portabhaigh   nr Achiltibuie –  haven’t been there yet but it’s my next target.  My pals say it is great.

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.

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 sells everything from hiking socks to buckets and spades.