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Isle of Rum Campsite

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Isle of Rum Campsite: Incredible views across the bay

General

  • Nearly-wild camping with stunning views across Loch Scresort
  • A 10-minute walk to the ferry port; five minutes to Kinloch Castle
  • Views across the bay; beaches, shop and café within walking distance

When it comes to the wild, the Isle of Rum is pretty high up there. Hugging the shore of Loch Scresort, the only village on the island of Rum, this dog-friendly site rests on a pretty isle made up of a national nature reserve, making it a great choice to take a break in nature.

This is a car-free island, but there's no shortage of sublime beaches and hiking trails nearby, so you’ll have plenty of chances to spot the local wildlife or just lay back on site and look out over to Skye in the distance. Plus, 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry port and an hour and 25 minutes’ ferry from Mallaig, you can head over there to board the steam railway in the so-called ‘road to the isles’.

As there’s so much to occupy your time, facilities at this wild-style site are very basic, with just a cold-water washing-up point. All the more time to sit back and take in the backdrop of splendid bay views all around.

You’ll certainly need a trusty store of snacks with so many nature trails nearby. Handily, there’s a small shop within 10 minutes’ walk. You can find a café here too if you're looking for a great spot to tuck into some food and admire the views.

Please note that the toilets and shower facilities are approximately 250 metres from the campsite.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 30/06/2021.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  79% described as Remote location ?

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Anonymous user

Friendly site with excellent views.11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent view from campsite.
    Small open fronted shelter available for use if the weather is bad.

    Disliked: 

    Ground uneven and boggy, not many flat spots even for a small backpackers tent. Was told not to pitch on flat ground next to bunkhouse, which looked nice for spreading out from other tents and appeared less waterlogged. Toilets and showers are fine but quite far from the campsite.

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Anonymous user

Never again05/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view

    Disliked: 

    Everything else
    Toilets were 400m away from the camp site.
    They were dirty and certainly uninviting for females.
    I and a number of people were kept awake until 2am in the morning by people talking.
    The islanders did not say hello to its visitors like Muck, Eigg and Canna.
    It is as thought hey didn't want us there

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I would return, bracing myself for the long walk to the toilet blocks.03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location. The thought that had gone into the campsite. The wooden shelter with chopped wood for the fire. Rubbish bin and washing up liquid even. Clean toilets.

    Disliked: 

    The cold water tap, a sign needs to be added please that the on off switch is not the tap but the blue plastic lever at the base, it too a friendly camper to point me in the right direction.

    The toilets were a fair distance away. My cooker failed and I was unable to access a hot drink (Kim’s cafe on the Island was appalling). It would have been nice to be able to get an emergency hotmeal in the bunkhouse or even just a cup of tea.

From the manager...

Thanks so much for your feedback!

In terms of a sign on the water tap, we will ensure it is added to our job list as it's a great idea.

Unfortunately due to the water system/pipework on island means we are very rigid in terms of where are facilities are. I hope you understand our current constraints on this front.

I'm sorry to hear your cooking facilities failed. We do offer Trangias to guests at 10 a night and would have happily gave you one for free had I known! Apologies for this!

The Bunkhouse is currently booked exclusively and has been for 2 weeks so we were unable to allow emergency meals in the Bunkhouse. I do apologise for the inconvenience all these this may have caused you during your stay and do hope we see you on island again soon.

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Very friendly and helpful host. Clean and tidy site02/05/2022

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Perfect spot beautiful location amenities were basic but adequate and clean, shower warm. Spectacular views from the dish washing facility!

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THOROUGHLY RECCOMEND28/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames O.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well run, beautiful location.....even washing the dishes was scenic!

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Anonymous user

The showers heated up very quickly and there was plenty …18/04/2022

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The showers heated up very quickly and there was plenty of firewood provided to light a fire in the pit.

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Views and helpful staff.14/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Views and helpful staff.

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Location20/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Fresh water tap was seized so fresh water was not available from it.

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Anonymous user

Not convinced £15 is value for money.20/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets

    Disliked: 

    Only cold showers. (Midges obviously) Also booked the wrong date, changed it immediately but doesn’t look like I’ll get a refund. No contact with any staff whatsoever.

From the manager...

Hello there!

Sorry for the inconvenience of the showers losing hot water. As a campsite on a remote island, we are unable to get contractors out to deal with our island issues as quickly as we would like but we are working on getting this sorted as soon as we can.

In terms of booking the wrong date, I was unaware this happened but am very happy to refund you the money you lost due to this so please contact us via Rum Bunkhouse and I will get on this straight away

We are a community run campsite so unfortunately we are unable to have staff on site at all times/throughout the day. I usually try and say hello to any new campers so I do apologise if I missed you. Our contact details are up in the camping hut if you ever need to talk with us.

Again, I am sorry our campsite was not what you expected and the inconvenience this has caused you.

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Great location!20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLoris D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location!

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to toilets & showers

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Features

Coronavirus

No cash accepted on site

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, PH43 4RR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.0111°N 6.2774°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shorefront Shelter — 27.4 miles
Harbour Slipway — 28.2 miles
Train stations
Mallaig Rail Station — 16.9 miles
Morar Rail Station — 17.4 miles
Arisaig Rail Station — 17.9 miles
Ferry ports
Rum Ferry Terminal — 0.2 miles
Canna Ferry Terminal — 8.6 miles
Eigg Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
Airports
Coll Airport — 31.3 miles

Directions


Please follow the road out of the port and follow signs to the campsite. The road will snake its way round the Loch.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

To see where wildlife and otters hide out, there’s a hide just 15 minutes’ walk away, or more nature living it up around the North Side Trail (five minutes to the start point).

Some sturdy shoes or hiking boots are a must here, of course, as without the cars, you’ll be hunting down the island’s hot spots on foot. Some such places include the Kinloch Glen waterfall (45 minutes), the sandy beach and dunes at Kilmory Bay (an hour and a half) and the more rugged stretch of coast at Harris (two hours and 10 minutes’ walk) with rather lovely views over Coll and Tirree.

It may be a way to go, but Dibidil Bothby (two hours and 10 minutes) is well worth the trip. It’s a little mountain cabin way up in the hills, with nothing but the landscapes (and perhaps some hairy Highland cattle) as an accompaniment.

Must see

  • The Aros Experience (27.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Isle of Rum Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 30/06/2021.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Isle of Rum Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Isle of Rum Campsite be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 30/06/2021. Read more
  • Does Isle of Rum Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Isle of Rum Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Isle of Rum Campsite? To see where wildlife and otters hide out, there’s a hide just 15 minutes’ walk away, or more nature living it up around the North Side Trail (five minutes to the start … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Isle of Rum Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Isle of Rum Campsite? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 30/06/2021.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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