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Isle of Rum Campsite

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Isle of Rum Campsite: Visitor image of the campsite views (photo added by manager on 10/10/2022)

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 be aware that between May and October midges are present on Rum and across the West of Scotland. To help with this, the site has set up a small indoor shelter to offer some respite.

Please note

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 43 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  83% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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A lovely wee site with great views, reasonably flat pitches …15/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSheila W.Confirmed

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

    A lovely wee site with great views, reasonably flat pitches and a useful campers shelter.

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Think twice before taking your tent24/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    the Isle of Rum

    Disliked: 

    Initial 'Welcome' at the campsite from warden during heavy rain while trying to pitch our tent, only interested in how we were going to pay for our stay and oblivious of what we were trying to do (pitching our tent as fast as possible so it didn't get wet).
    Camp site area for tents is very poorly designed, it was a boggy swamp most of our 2 night stay.
    Toilet and shower facilities were clean but are too far away from the actual camp site.
    Too expensive for what you actually get.
    Its a shame since the place has some great potential, but poorly managed.

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good semi wild site, would benefit from cooking hut for bad weather20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichele A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The wee shelter was well built and had a place to charge your phone

    Disliked: 

    The toilets are ages away and are some sort of breeding ground for midges of biblical proportions.
    No cook shed for bad weather. Signs up in the shelter asking you not to cook in there.

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Fantastic vista excellent facilities05/08/2023

Reviewer's country: CanadaGraham N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent facilities, bunkhouse staff were polite courteous friendly and extremely helpful I had family in the bunkhouse and was able to use the washroom and shower as it was quiet New hut on campsite was a blessing and the view phenomenal
    The site was quiet had fantastic views and I plan to return next year with my son
    Having access to the bunkhouse drying room was excellent Though the weather was predominately dry for my stay

    Disliked: 

    Only the rather wet pitch site but I was prepared for that

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Basic site with life saving little wooden hut! Beautiful location01/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful location . Basic campsite but with the added bonus of a beautiful new wooden hut with phone charging facilities and shelter from the midgies and torrential rain! Good, warm showers a 2 minute walk away next to the toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Some may dislike the fact that there is no drinking water available from a tap currently as the islands water system has been broken since may I believe. It’s advised to boil all water prior to drinking. However we didn’t and just drank it anyway and I’m alive to write this review 😬

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Super location by the sea Excellent showers New hut providing …21/07/2023

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

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

    Super location by the sea
    Excellent showers
    New hut providing shelter from rain and midges, shelves to make sandwiches and eat food and seating to relax after a day on the hills

    Disliked: 

    The showers and loos are not very close by, so not ideal for an overnight loo visit and there is a chance of getting soaked when going for a shower

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Great site, great views, friendly staff, and plenty wildlife spotting.18/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The location and the views alone are worth staying at this campsite, however the addition of the communal shelter was a godsend during a particularly torrential 24 hours on the island!

    Alex who runs the bunkhouse met us on arrival and showed us lots of places of interest on the huge map inside the bunkhouse and gave us information about the local shop.

    We saw a couple of deer in the late evening around the campsite, some seals and lots of birds. Not too many midgies!!

    The showers are hot but you need to have a quick shower or we found the hot water ran out. Might have just been us!!

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Centrally located in Rum18/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly campsite, well situated, nice shelter for campers to use, good toilets and showers.

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A great stays really enjoyed it.11/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTaylor H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing views, very quit when we visited which was plus. The cabin available for campers with charging station was great for drying stuff and staying dry while eating.

    Disliked: 

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Great spot, close to necessary amenties24/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great spot close to amenities in Kinloch: toilets, showers, shop etc.

    The new hut for campers is a great addition and is the perfect spot to hide away from midges and to keep dry - though it has the potential to get busy if there are lots of campers.

    Disliked: 

    Be aware that Rùm is remote and the tribulations that come with this. During my stay, island-wide 'mains' electricity was off temporarily, and the local showers were cold for a couple of days.
    However, none of these issues impacted my trip negatively, added to the overall experience, and ultimately we're outwith the control of the bunkhouse and campsite.

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Features

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

Portable toilet

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

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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.

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

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

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

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  • 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
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Isle of Rum Campsite? From £29 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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