Torridon Camp Site
Highlands and Islands, Dingwall
Despite being located just off the A896 at the entrance to Torridon village and opposite the Torridon Countryside Centre, this small field still manages to feel both incredibly remote and rustic. Rowan trees and Scots pines shield the campsite from the road, and the basic toilet and shower block is actually located just outside the main gate – although they belong to the campsite they are also open to the public. The fact that you are allowed to build campfires – as long as you contain them, use twigs and branches that are lying on the ground and don’t cut any wood from the trees – is also a big plus. The campsite’s crowning glory, though, is the voluminous Liathach massif that looms large from above the northern perimeter; although Torridon’s volatile weather and frequent low cloud cover mean that you might only see the boulder fields on the mountain’s lower slopes.
In keeping with wild camping, you cannot book a pitch in advance and there is no charge to stay at Torridon. In fact, the only drawback you might face is that it can get boggy if it’s been raining, so pitch on the perimeter and park in the Countryside Centre car park. Also, in overcast weather with little wind, the midges can be ferocious, so bring your Avon Skin So Soft repellent.
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Heading north on the A9 from Inverness take the A835 towards Ullapool then the A832 towards Gairloch. After Kinlochewe turn left on to the A896 (signposted to Shieldaig) and look out for the right turn to Torridon. The campsite is on the right.
- Inverness Airport - 22 km
- Stornoway Airport - 131 km
- Aberdeen Dyce Airport - 140 km
- Scrabster - 124 km
- Aberdeen - 148 km
- Stromness - 166 km
Cards accepted at this property
Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this site.