Can you camp on the Summer Isles?

Our trips to the Summer Isles can be wild camping based on one or numerous islands. We can also base trips from the commercial campsite, the local Scottish Youth Hostel, or B&B’s within the Achiltibuie area.

Can you wild camp on the Scottish islands?

Wild camp on Islay Wild camping in Scotland is legal and well accepted if you do it responsibly – meaning not like you’re at T in the Park. Set up camp away from homes, take your litter away and don’t stay more than a couple of nights.

Can you wild camp on the Isle of Harris?

The even better news is that Scotland’s Right to Roam Act means wild camping is totally legal throughout the whole of Scotland, and free. The team at Visit Scotland who had been invaluable in helping us uncover all of OH’s hidden gems, suggested the Isle of Berneray between Harris and North Uist.

Why are there no trees on the Outer Hebrides?

The Outer Hebrides has suffered vast deforestation over the centuries with Vikings destroying the tree population to prevent locals making boats. Climate change and crop expansion have also contributed to the change in landscape.

What do you do with wild poo when camping?

How to Poop in the Backcountry

  1. Sealable plastic bag: The preferred practice now is to pack out your used toilet paper (and even if it’s not required, it’s still the best practice for lowering your impact on the land).
  2. Camp trowel: Many are very lightweight and can be helpful for digging a cat hole.

Can you wild camp on Isle of Lewis?

Technically, you’re allowed to wild camp anywhere in Scotland thanks to the the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

Why are there no trees on Isle of Lewis?

Visitors to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis will notice that there is no shortage of trees in this area. Much of this greenery is down to the vision of Sir James and Lady Matheson who, during their period of ownership of the Lews in the 19th Century, were responsible for the planting out of the Stornoway policies.