Camping in Scotland’s forests
Driving through a tree
If you’re looking to enjoy a camping holiday this summer, what better place to head to than Scotland?
With beautiful, breath-taking scenery and plenty to see and do, you’ll struggle to find a more idyllic location. The forests of Scotland are perfect for camping and below you’ll discover the best spots to head to.
Cashel Campsite, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Situated in Loch Lomond, the Cashel Campsite is an ideal forest camping destination. With a majestic mountain backdrop and a beautiful lake surrounded by the Trossachs National Park, this is a great place to take a motorhome. Hiring a motorhome can be a great way to explore Scotland’s wilderness.
This location is particularly suitable for those looking to enjoy a more peaceful holiday. There are plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching and there are also plenty of activities to partake in too.
Prices start from as little as £4 per night. There are several pitch options ranging in size and the cost will also vary depending upon the time of year you visit.
The Glenmore campsite truly is an enchanting place. Open all year round, this campsite is located right in the centre of the Cairngorms. You’ll have access to stunning beaches, as well as breath-taking surroundings. It is very close to the Caledonian Pinewood Forest which is one of the few ancient forests still remaining.
In the summer you can enjoy spectacular walking routes, while in the winter there are great skiing opportunities. There are also plenty of activities available for the more active traveller with water sports being especially popular. Showers and toilets are available at the campsite and dogs are also welcome.
Prices start from as little as £5 per night, though again it will depend upon what time of year you’re visiting and the type of pitch you want.
Cobleland Campsite, Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Another campsite you might want to head to is Cobleland. Located right on the grassy banks of the River Forth, this campsite features beautiful oak trees. It provides you with the ultimate secluded wilderness experience. If you like being at one with nature then this is definitely the campsite for you.
The area is made up of woodland, lakes, mountains and lochs. There’s plenty of local wildlife you can potentially spot too. In the warmer months it’s a great idea to take advantage of the great walking routes around the park. If you’re travelling with the children, there are also a few great spots where you could teach them to fish. The great thing about this campsite is the fact it’s only 20 minutes away from Aberfoyle Village. Here you’ll find plenty of shops with everything you need.
These are just three of the best places to head to if you’re looking to enjoy forest style camping. Scotland truly is one of the most beautiful places you can visit; particularly in the summer months. Why not hire a campervan and set off on a beautiful Scottish adventure?