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(Wild Camping) Uig Sands

  • This is a place beside an enormous, beautiful beach where you can do a spot of wild camping. Towards the entrance there's a small car park, a couple of picnic tables and public toilets....follow the track down to the beach and there's plenty of space to pitch your tent or park your van.

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2011 Added on 01 January 0001

Auchtertyre Farm

  • It's quite rare to find a campsite with a real kitchen! Here, you'll find tables and chairs, and a kitchen complete with cooker, microwave, 3 toasters and 3 electric kettles, really good for a tent camper in bad weather!

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2008 Added on 03 August 2008

Black Rock Caravan Park

  • This is a 5 star campsite with excellent facilities. Very clean and on a very flat and well maintained lawn. There is also a bunkhouse on site and a childrens' play area.

    The prices vary depending on the season, in July around £12 a night for 2 in a tent but it depends on the size of your tent. Reduction for members of the Caravan & Campers Club after proof of membership.

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2010 Added on 01 January 0001

Camusmore

  • Still one of our favourite campsites ! We spent 2 nights here this year all alone with no other campers ! Just such a beautiful place.......

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Cannich Caravan & Camping Site

  • A friendly welcome awaits you in this 4 star campsite. Surrounded by trees and there are many trees inside the campsite too.

    The cafeteria is handy...it has a grass roof! There's a fridge/freezer in the dish washing area. Peaceful place. We paid £12 for 2, a tent and a car.

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2010 Added on 01 January 0001

Clachtoll Beach

  • A friendly and clean campsite situated close to the sea and about 6 miles from Lochinver. A very short walk (about a 100 meters) to a beautiful beach. £8 a night for 2 people in a small tent.

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Dornoch Caravan Park

  • This is a nice campsite beside the dunes and the beach. Very close to the centre of Dornoch. Good base for visiting the north east coast. Childrens' play area and all that is necessary in a holiday campsite. Around £12 a night for 2, a tent and a car.

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Glenbrittle Campsite

  • This campsite belongs to Macleod of Dunvegan and has a friendly family who act as wardens during the camping season. Stunning scenery, on the sea (Loch Brittle) with the Cuillin Hills behind. Perfect for kayakers and hillwalkers or anyone just wanting peace and quiet. There's an on-site shop which sells the basics in the way of food plus camping gear etc, there's also a coffee machine. A beautiful, peaceful place. It costs £5.50 per night per person

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Glenview Caravan Park

  • This campsite has a rather neglected feel, but the place is peaceful and not too expensive, and a good base for visiting Arnamurchan. The first night, we were alone in the tent area, the second there was a Dutch couple. You can have a camp sire in designated places, and there are several wooden tables. Fresh eggs sold. We paid £8 a night for two people, tent and car, showers included. There is a hair-dryer in the ladies, and always flowers! There is a washhouse where there is also a microwave oven (20p/5minutes). A few hundred metres away is a children's playground, and a very well-stocked shop, café and a tourist information centre.

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2008 Added on 04 August 2008

Kinloch Campsite

  • We came to this campsite as we had reserved a table at the World famous restaurant "The 3 Chimneys"...which is just a 15 minute drive away! Very friendly owner and a very friendly welcome. Plenty of space with different levels on which to camp. Toilet blocks very clean. There is a laundry and use of a fridge /freezer at reception. We paid £12 a night for 2, a tent and a car. Close to Dunvegan Castle. Also close to shops and pubs etc.

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Lickisto Blackhouse Camping

  • This is a new campsite which opened in 2009 and is a peaceful and eco-friendly place. We had planned on staying one night here but in the end we didn't! You can't take your car into the campsite at all, you have to park it on the side of the road outside and we thought it was too much bother to kart our camping material just for one night! So, I'd say that this site, which is for tents only, is better suited to campers on foot, on a bike or a motorbike. It's also quite expensive at £10 a night per person.....but you do have use of a restored blackhouse furnished with table and chairs and sofas. You receive fresh home baked bread in the morning and also free fresh eggs...you can also help yourself to vegetables in the vegetable plot! Plenty of space and very quiet.

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Loch Side

  • There are hardly any campsite in the south of Skye, but we were very happy to find Loch Side! We had taken a small ferry (at Glenelg, and which belongs to the community) to get to Skye. Unfortunately, the ramp of the ferry took off our exhaust pipe! It was late in the day, but we found someone to fix it! But it was getting late, so when we saw the camping sign, we didn’t hesitate!

    The place belongs to a couple who left the Cotswolds a year ago to live on Skye (Skye Boat Centre). The campsite is small, on the edge of the water facing the isle of Scalpay. There was a very friendly young sheep and 4 chickens (fresh eggs for sale, £1.20 for 6). It’s even possible to have an evening meal, if necessary. There is just a single room in the toilet block (WC, washbasin and shower), but we were the only 2 campers! Very warm welcome. We paid £10 for 2 people, tent and car. The site is located along the road from Broadford to Portree, hoot at the gate! It’s also possible to stay on the car park (£1.50 a night).

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2009 Added on 01 January 0001

Long Beach Campsite

  • Although Knoydart is a peninsula and not an island, you have to take a boat trip from Mallaig to get there (approx 30 min trip, £20 for the return trip).

    There you will find "The Old Forge", the most remote Pub on mainland Britain! Good food and drink! There is also a café on the water front where you can buy filled rolls, baked potatoes and all sorts of snacks & beverages.... There is a Post Office which also doubles up as a shop.

    The campsite is on the water's edge and is very basic (and peaceful!).....however, there is a camper's shelter (there was even a fridge-box inside saying to "help yourself"...there was breakfast cereal and some dry meals...) and an area where you can light a fire/BBQ. There are no showers...however, you can pay to have a shower at the Pub! There is also one wc, which is a "composting toilet".... There is also a Hostel not far from the campsite...apparently it is possible to ask the Warden to use their facilities...

    It costs £4 per night for a small tent and £6 a night for a bigger tent..; pay to the Ranger or put your payment into the "Honesty Box" ! There is a pony trekking centre just next to the Hostel (riders max 90kg ). A beautiful remote region of Scotland and we had such beautiful weather!

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 May 2012 Added on 01 January 0001

Moorcroft

  • We were surprised to see this campsite as we thought there was only one official campsite on The Uists, on Benbecula! This is a small, clean and friendly campsite with views to the sea, on a working croft, which was opened in May 2010. Friendly welcome. Toilet block immaculate! There is also a kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. Fenced off picnic area for campers. There is also a "bunkhouse" with 3 double rooms.....but personally I think it's much too nice to be considered a bunkhouse! (I saw photos of the rooms...). Around £14 a night for 2 adults, a tent and a car. Owners often absent until 5pm...set up camp, they'll see you later!

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Oldshoremore

  • There used to be a campsite here but I was told that it closed in 2002. However, it is still possible to do a bit of wild camping here. There is a large car park (No overnight parking!) with public toilets which are extremely clean (3 star certificate for "Loo of the year awards" 2009 !). Just opposite is an area where you can camp........just pitch your tent, someone will come to see you in the morning! (the crofters ask just a few pounds per night). If you want to wild camp completely free, you can camp in the dunes beside the beach...but you can't take a car with you! To get to the beach, cross the field beside the car park (there were loads of Highland Cattle when we visited).

    This is a beautiful, peaceful place (the cemetery is there too, it's often like that in the north of Scotland, at the end of a small road leading to the sea....) and the beach is just wonderful!

    Thumb Up Agree Thumb Down Don't agree Visited on 01 July 2009 Added on 01 January 0001
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