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Wild Camping

What is wild camping? In a nutshell, it is camping anywhere outside of a recognised campsite. That means no set pitches, no showers and no toilets - just you, nature & a shovel!

In Scotland there is 'The Access Code' which essentially means you can wild camp anywhere that isn't private land so long as you are not disturbing the view or too close to buildings/roads. 

Most of the time, we wild camp in a spot because we are planning to do a munro(s) nearby the next day which usually means we end up in the middle of nowhere! We have done a few wild camps away from the mountains (e.g., the Beach) which have been awesome, but are typically easier to get to and so busier! 

Our wild camps:

Our own private Island

Location: Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin (Glen Affric)

- No signal so make sure to have offline GPS downloaded

- Nearby Munros: Tom a' Chòinich and Toll Creagach

Location: Lochan Na Làirige (Ben Lawers range)

- Limited space for tents (depending on weather)

- Nearby Munros: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers

Next to a river

Location: Glen Doll

- Limited space for tents (more choice in the forest)

- No signal 

- Nearby Munros: Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, Mayar and Driesh 

A view of Càrn an Tuirc

Location: Glenshee

- Free roaming sheep

- No Signal

- Nearby Munros: Càrn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

A flooded pitch 

Location: Glenshee 

- Check the forecast!

- Patchy signal

- Nearby Munros: Cairn AodsaCàrn a' GhèoidhThe Cairnwell