Is it legal to camp anywhere in Scotland?
The short answer is yes: wild camping is legal in Scotland.
It is the only country in the UK where there remains a general rule in favour of wild camping. England, Wales and Northern Ireland all have laws to restrict camping – unless you seek the landowner’s permission first.
Where Can I Go wild camping in Scotland?
Where are the best spots in Scotland for wild camping?
- Peanmeanach Beach, Ardnish.
- Quiraing, Isle of Skye.
- Rackwick Bay, Orkney.
- Gleann na Muice, Fisherfield.
- Kilmory Bay, Isle of Rum.
- Bonaly Reservoir, near Edinburgh.
- Barrisdale, Knoydart.
- Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park.
Can you just set up a tent anywhere?
The logical answer is that yes, technically, you can camp anywhere if you have permission. But campers needn’t limit themselves to improved campgrounds. Dispersed campsites scattered across public lands provide an isolated place to pitch a tent.
Can you wild camp on Scottish beaches?
You can camp on spectacular beaches in campsites and wild in Scotland. These are some of the best beach-side camping spots in Scotland. Whether you want to get as far away form other people as possible, or enjoy a family break with some facilities on hand, there are plenty of options in Scotland.
Can you wild camp in Glen Nevis?
Re: Wild camping Glencoe/Glen Nevis
Camping is banned in Glen Coe. Glen Nevis is fine, although in the lower glen you’ll find a lot of ‘no camping’ signs. Both are so popular, obviously go with the ‘leave no trace’ and all that. Upper Glen Nevis, beyond the road end is very, very nice.
Can you pitch a tent anywhere UK?
Generally, wild camping without the landowner’s permission is illegal in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But wild camping in Scotland isn’t prohibited, so that means you can technically pitch up wherever you like – including in the country’s incredible National Parks.
Can you set up a tent in a park UK?
Wild Camping Laws for England and Wales. Almost all of the land you can walk across in England and Wales is owned by somebody. … In England and Wales you do not have the right to pitch a tent, tarp, hammock or bivvy bag on the land belonging to somebody else without the permission of that landowner.