The Times, United Kingdoms’ oldest national daily newspaper, has recently revealed five of the top campsites in Scotland for the summer season, providing an ideal opportunity to explore the wilderness.
Sango Sands in the Highlands is one of the top picks for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the wild.
The site offers a half-mile sweep of bone-white beach, with nothing between you and the Faroe Islands except the occasional passing whale or dolphin.
If you’re up for an adventure, the cracks leading west to Faraid Head and east to Smoo Cave offer breathtaking scenery.
Located just north of Loch Lomond, Beinglas Farm Campsite in Stirling is an old-school park for old-school campers.
With no caravans or static houses in sight, this riverside campground is directly on the West Highland Way and at the foot of Ben Glas, the highest peak in the area.
What’s more, it’s only a short walk across the River Falloch and down the road from the Drovers Inn, a well-known rambler’s haven.
If eco-friendliness is a priority, Camusdarach in Highland is the perfect choice. The site features an eco-friendly reed bed waste treatment system and offers free Wi-Fi.
Wake up next to the stunning Silver Sands of Morar, a series of white-sand beaches that look out over turquoise shallows to the isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, and Canna.
Greenhillock in Angus is a caravan-free campsite that offers a tranquil experience with no noisy neighbors in sight.
The site features just 30 tent pitches discreetly dotted about a five-acre wildflower meadow, with eight adults-only pitches tucked away in the North Paddock.
Each pitch has its own fire pit, and nature trails meander through wild grasses and a magical copse to ponds with wooden platforms at the edges. Hobbit houses sleep five and six.
For adrenaline junkies, Ace Hideaways in Moray offers a perfect mix of thrill and relaxation. The tranquil woodland campground is only half a mile from the River Findhorn, where visitors can go rafting, cliff jumping, kayaking, and canyoning.
Stay in a bell tent or shepherd’s hut, both of which have wood-burning stoves, or choose to camp on one of the five woodland tent pitches where campfires are permitted.
Private campground owners and operators in the nearby areas may benefit from the publicity generated by The Times’ article.
Visitors are likely to explore other nearby campsites, and increased tourism can be beneficial for local economies.
However, competition between sites may also increase, requiring campground owners to provide high-quality amenities and services to attract visitors.
The Times’ list of the top campsites in Scotland offers a range of options for those seeking a peaceful and immersive camping experience.
Whether you’re seeking tranquility, eco-friendliness, adventure, or a combination of all three, Scotland has a campsite to suit your needs.
Private campground owners and operators in the nearby areas can benefit from increased tourism generated by the publicity, making it an exciting time for the camping industry in Scotland.
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