Location and weather are obviously key factors to the success of wild camping in Scotland.
As luck would have it the Scottish weather played ball. The sun shone all day and, while tucking into a delicious supper, I caught one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. Unlike the weather, the location has less to do with luck and more with planning.
One great thing about the Highlands is there are many remote and wild spots so wild camping is quite accessible. We chose to head for the hills of Assynt in the North West Highlands where there is an abundance of secluded spots to pitch your tent.
The drive through the wilderness to find the perfect spot was breathtaking, I was within touching distance of more wildlife, sea life and birdlife in two days than some people do in their whole lives. And the cherry on the cake? I definitely woke up feeling more refreshed than I’ve ever have done in a hotel.
Our Glen Coe Open Canoeing Trail includes wild camping on the serene shores of Scotland’s finest lochs where you can sample some fine wilderness cooking throughout the adventure.
If you are looking to experience wild camping in the Cairngorms then our River Spey Open Canoeing Trip includes a true wilderness experience camping the stars.