Wild Camping in Scotland

Nothing matches the experience of a night under canvas (or nylon!),  seeing the sunset, the stars that light your way or that morning sunrise as the birds and animals begin to stir.  Wild camping in Scotland offers this and much much more.

Maybe you have been thinking of spending a night under the stars but have never had the equipment or the nerve to do so on your own?  Or do you want to venture away from  crowded, noisy organised campsites and experience wild camping in Scotland in amongst the remote beauty of this rugged landscape.  Or maybe undertake the demanding Cape Wrath Trail?  Here at Mountain Freedom we can help you achieve your goal.


Opportunities for wild camping in Scotland are many and range hugely in both length of time away and physical difficulty.  You can get out into the wilderness with minimal effort and a modest level of fitness for one or two nights, or choose to cross high passes and climb mountains carrying your gear over many miles of remote wilderness.  An itinerary can be adapted to the needs of a your group so everyone can enjoy the amazing beauty that surrounds us.  It maybe that you have driven past a place often never knowing that you can get away from the stresses of life by just walking a short distance into the heart of the area and wake up in the morning surrounded by a herd of Red Deer or wild mountain goats.  Whatever challenge you set yourself we here at Mountain Freedom can help you accomplish your dreams and thoroughly enjoy the magical experience of wild camping in Scotland.

If the idea of spending a night out in the open is something you have never done but are curious about, then how about easing your journey, travelling by boat with the help of our friends at  Misty Isle Boat Trips  on our  Heart of the Cuillin wild Camping Adventure on Skye  to spend a night or two under the stars with minimal effort, and only our group, and the deer for company.  The following day you could spend swimming in the river’s clear pools or the Loch, taking photographs or venturing up onto the Cuillin ridge in safety with our guides.  Once you have experienced one night wild camping in Scotland you are sure to want more and more.


On a clear night the stars are unbelievably bright with no light pollution to affect your view – even the swirling colours of the Milky Way can often be seen.  The colours displayed by the rising of the sun are truly magnificent – everything comes to life as day light creeps down into to the valleys from the mountain tops.  Even on a showery day wild camping in Scotland has something to offer.  Have you ever seen the rainbows in Scotland? The colours are so vivid and the cloud formations as they creep over the mountains like a large hand caressing the landscape are a wonderful sight to see.

Adults and family groups can be catered for.  Children who love the outdoors will have lots to see and do in a safe and controlled manner under the supervision of experienced guides.  The inquisitive minds of both young and old can learn about the history of the places visited, the native plants and their uses as well as all about the many and varied creatures the more remote areas of Scotland.  Mountain Freedom’s wild camping in Scotland trips can offer you all this and more.



The equipment we use is all top quality, tried and tested in the areas we visit.  We are happy for you to bring your own gear of course if you should wish, but remember wild camping in Scotland involves some walking, carrying equipment to get to where we want to be, so weight has to be a consideration.

So if you fancy doing something a little different, and feel like getting away from the hussle and bussle of modern life why not consider joining Mountain Freedom to discover the unique experience wild camping in Scotland has to offer.  We can assure you of a unique experience you will never forget.


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