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The Top Five Fort William & Glencoe Campsites

For anyone in search of natural beauty and adventure, you don’t need to travel further than the Scottish Highlands. Home to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes and iconic landmarks, the Fort William area attracts thousands of hikers and campers every year.

The right to roam applies throughout most of Scotland and wild camping is legal around Fort William, making it a popular spot for explorers. Find out more about where you can camp in Scotland by checking out our guide on wild camping.

However, if you’d still like to enjoy a few home comforts, we’ve pulled together our favourite Fort William campsites. 

Ben Nevis Holiday Park

Camaghael, Fort William, Highlands, PH33 7NF

Ideal for: Hiking and mountaineering

If you’re one of the many people that visit Fort William every year to see Ben Nevis, you won’t find a much better place to set up camp than this. This idyllic site offers unrivaled views of the UK’s largest peak and the rolling hills of Fort William.

Ben Nevis Holiday Park is great for all kinds of trips as it offers peaceful tent pitches for solo campers and activities for families. There’s an on-site playground to entertain children and fishing ponds for a peaceful day by the water.

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Located in the Glen Nevis area, this campsite is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, lush woodlands and stunning waterfalls. During your stay, you’ll be situated just 10 minutes from the idyllic high street of Fort William where you can find local shops, pubs and restaurants. 

For those planning to tackle Britain’s largest mountain, Ben Nevis is just a walk or short drive away. There are plenty of routes you can take within reach of the campsite. Don’t forget to read our guide on bucket list worthy mountain hikes if you’re interested in mountaineering in the UK.

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Glencoe Mountain Resort

White Corries, Glencoe, Ballachulish, Highlands, PH49 4HZ

Ideal for: Hiking and mountaineering

For hikers, mountaineers and those looking for a challenge, you’ll struggle to find a better spot than Glencoe Mountain Resort. This popular campsite is situated in the Glencoe National Nature Reserve, making it a treasure trove of natural beauty.

The site offers peaceful seclusion for those in search of a quiet getaway but still provides the basic amenities to make your trip more comfortable. Multiple power hookups are available in addition to tent pitches. There is also a selection of micro lodges if you want to experience the Highlands in comfort.

Nearby attractions

The campsite is perfectly located between five different peaks in and around the Glencoe National Nature Reserve, which means it’s a paradise for outdoor adventurers. For those looking to explore the area on foot, the Lost Valley is situated nearby – the famous valley used by the MacDonalds of Glencoe to hide their cattle after escaping the 1692 massacre.

Veteran hikers in search of a new challenge can also choose from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, Meall Dearg and Am Bodach. All of these peaks are within close distance to each other so many people often plan routes to tackle more than one in a day.

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Riverbeds

Dragon’s Tooth Estate, Ballachulish, Highlands, PH49 4JX

Ideal for: Glamping and couple’s trips

For those who want to experience nature the luxurious way, Riverbeds offers a unique glamping experience in the scenic Glencoe area. Located at the top of Loch Linnhe, these beautiful pods are pitched along the edge of the water in the lush woodland.

As well as home comforts such as WiFi and an en-suite bathroom, the pods feature wet rooms and hot tubs to make the experience even more relaxing. The grounds are also home to activities like segway tours, laser clay pigeon shooting, archery and golf, so you’ll never run short of things to do during your stay.

Nearby attractions

If you feel like leaving the comfort of your hot tub, there is plenty to discover in the local area. Take a stroll alongside Loch Linnhe or hire a boat and get out on the water. Ben Nevis is a short drive away if you’re looking for a challenge, or take a gondola ride along the Nevis Range. For whisky enthusiasts, the Oban Distillery is close by and offers tours.

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Linnhe Lochside Holidays

Corpach, Fort William, Highlands, PH33 7NL

Ideal for: Family holidays

If you’re planning an extended camping trip or some time away with the whole family, this scenic getaway is an ideal location. Nestled in the banks of Loch Eli, the campsite offers a perfect balance of natural beauty and home comforts.

With a wide range of pitching options including tents, campervans and caravan hookups, Linnhe Lochside welcomes all kinds of outdoor adventurers. If hiking and exploring the local area isn’t enough, there are fishing ponds and watersports activities close by.

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Being situated so close to the beautiful Loch Eli and connected waters, you’ll have a perfect opportunity to spot local wildlife. Take a stroll or plan a hike alongside the waters and you’re likely to see birds, otters and even porpoises. Fans of Harry Potter may also recognise the Hogwarts Express (also known as the Jacobite Steam Train) which runs along the iconic bridge during the summer months.

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Red Squirrel Campsite

Leacantuim Farm, Old Glencoe Road, Glencoe, Highlands, PH49 4HX

Ideal for: Wild camping experience

The Red Squirrel Campsite is a great location to experience wild camping without being too far from civilization. Although it’s legal to wild camp in most of Scotland, this site is a great opportunity for solo campers to meet other people while still getting the full experience.

There are multiple pitches available for tents and campervans spread throughout the grounds. No electrical hookups are installed however visitors are able to charge devices in the office building for a small fee.

Nearby attractions

There are plenty of ways to get the full wild camping experience around the Red Squirrel Campsite. Visitors can spend the day relaxing by the water as there are designated fishing spots dotted around the area. The River Coe runs alongside the campsite and is a popular wild swimming spot for cooling off in the warmer months.

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The ultimate camping experience in Fort William …

Fort William offers some of the most spectacular views and camping experiences for outdoor adventurers. Hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration and helped you decide where to set up base. If you’re looking for activities whilst you’re there, don’t forget to check out our guide on the top things to do in Fort William.

Be prepared for your camping trips any time of the year with the right equipment. At Sea to Summit, we specialise in lightweight performance gear, such as tents, sleep systems and storage solutions. Families can also enjoy our wide range of camp kitchen essentials designed to make camp cooking a breeze thanks to their practicality and space-saving properties.

Browse the full collection and update your camping kit ahead of your next adventure. Don’t forget to tag #seatosummituk in your social media posts when you’re exploring Fort William so we can share your experience and see how your camping trip went.