Best wild camping spots in Scotland

  • The List
  • 17 July 2013
Calgary Bay

Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull

Recommended spots for wild camping, including Calgary Bay, Easdale, Redpoint and Knoydart

Scotland is one of the few places in the UK where it's legal to wild camp, meaning there's an unlimited number of remote and picturesque spots you can pitch your tent. We collected some of your suggestions (and a few of ours) of the most magical locations

There are so many great places to wild camp in Scotland but my favourite has to be around Calgary Bay on Mull. It's such a beautiful spot with the beach and the surrounding green spaces. @AnnieMillar79

Redpoint, near Gairloch - you can pitch on grassy patches nestled between the dunes on the beach. @russellyface

Easdale - a beautiful wee hidden gem of a spot. @MichaelSince83

Gullane Beach is amazing but maybe not wild enough for you. @EricaLennie

Sourlies, on the banks of Loch Nevis in wild remote Knoydart. It's only accessible by foot and there's a herd of curious deer who regularly drop by. @GailTolley

There's a great place to wild camp near Tyninghame right near the log cabin at Ravensheugh. Follow the path off down to the beach for maybe 15 minutes and there are a few potential places to camp. If you have a wee explore next to the woods there's a great spot right next to the beach with shelter under trees, firewood and a bit of protection from the wind. @rhona_taylor

Round about Lochranza on Arran is great for wild camping, the distillery is nearby should you need any libation and the island itself is absolutely perfect for exploring the best of Scotland. @hollyclose

The back garden. @Redlee3000

If you're planning to wild camp remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code