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- Peaceful setting with riverside pitches and views of the Cairngorms
- A 15-min drive from Blair Atholl, 20 from Pitlochry and 60 from Perth
- Semi-wild camping with hot shower plus free-range eggs for sale
Peace in Perthshire, with views of the Cairngorms? Come along to Dall Cottage Camping.
The sensible folk here have set up their small site to stay as close to nature as possible, keeping the vibe as semi-wild camping in a rural wildlife haven. The site is next to the River Garry over a river ford crossing and is only accessible to walkers, cyclists and 4x4 vehicles, which means a definite remote feel as well as plenty of space… (parking and a lift in a 4x4 are available for those travelling in normal cars).
And for your adventures off site? This is a stunning setting for outdoor days: on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park (Britain’s biggest, fact fans), a short drive from three lochs and just north of Tay Forest Park. There’s easy access to towns and cities too: Pitlochry is 20 minutes’ drive away, the Fair Trade shopping of Aberfeldy within 40, and Perth just over an hour. Blair Atholl, home to the Atholl Country Life Museum and Blair Castle, is 15 minutes from the site.
Wild camping of any flavour most certainly needs fire, and the Dall Cottage team turn up trumps here too, providing firepits for guests’ use so that eats, drinks and stargazing can be done alongside toasty flames. Amenities are well thought out too: there’s a hot shower, clean and well-equipped compost toilet. Please note that only four wheel drive vehicles can be parked next to the pitch; other cars will need to be parked on the other side of the river (transport can be provided across the river on arrival and departure so you don't have to swim with all your stuff…)
Open from 05/01/2021 to 10/01/2021
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Access to the site is through a river across a rough un-surfaced ford. Most of the time the river is low to allow for crossing. On occasion after heavy rain the river can rise quickly and be un-passable, please be aware of this. Access to the site is at your own risk.
Recommended for 4×4 vehicles only with good ground clearance. Campers on foot or bike also welcome (you may get wet feet). Trail-type motorbikes can cross with caution.
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Primitive grass tent site
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Great site. Great owners. Will be back for sure!!
The remote feel despite being easily accessible The friendliness of …
It is in a quiet and peaceful location. I loved …
Beautiful scenery, clean facilities, very helpful owners - A+ site!
Fabulous stay, would highly recommend it.
Perfect for that wild camping feel with toilets and shower
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 13.0 miles
13.0 miles Fishers Hotel — 13.0 miles
13.0 miles Bus Bay — 16.8 miles
- Train stations
Blair Atholl Rail Station
— 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Dalwhinnie Rail Station — 12.5 miles
12.5 miles Pitlochry Rail Station — 13.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Fort Augustus Ferry Landing
— 34.4 miles
Dundee City Airport
— 45.4 miles
Dall Cottage Camping is about four miles north of the House of Bruar signposted to the left 'Dalnamein'. You'll see the site sign next to the metal gates.
The river ford is only suitable for 4x4 vehicles; please do not attempt to cross in a car. If you're travelling in a normal car, you'll need to park on the other side of the river and use the site's 4x4 to transport your gear (please arrange this in advance).
Local village Blair Atholl is a pretty place to start wanderings off at, for a stroll around the extensive gardens of 13th-century Blair Castle… followed by fish and chips at the town’s acclaimed takeaway. Scottish tweed, other clothing and gifts are all sourceable at the House of Bruar.
The Pitlochry fish ladder is a local destination to take your camera along to: this famed fishway has 34 pools in total, including one with an underwater viewing area and CCTV for easy viewing. In town, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has performances and festivals throughout the year, or if you’re feeling energetic you can strike out on the long-distance Rob Roy Way which runs for 79 miles from Pitlochy to Drymen in Stirling.
More walking paths and mountain biking routes are close by, along with walks by Loch Rammel, Loch Errochty and Loch Tummel all within 25 minutes’ drive. More placid options include the zoo and safari park of the Highland Wildlife Park (45 minutes’ drive), Aviemore (55 minutes), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (also 55 minutes) and Scone Palace (an hour and five minutes).
Further afield, get along to Dundee or St Andrews (an hour and 25 minutes and an hour and 45 minutes away respectively), for several castles and Firth of Tay views at the former and some of the most famed golf in the world at the latter.
- Blair Castle (6.8 miles)
- Braemar Highland Heritage Centre (27.9 miles)
- Braemar Castle (28.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
If you require assistance across the river, please call or text in advance with your estimated arrival time.
Dall Cottage Camping cancelation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Dall Cottage Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Dall Cottage Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Dall Cottage Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Dall Cottage Camping? Local village Blair Atholl is a pretty place to start wanderings off at, for a stroll around the extensive gardens of 13th-century Blair Castle… followed by fish and chips at the town’s … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Dall Cottage Camping?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: noon
If you require assistance across the river, please call or text in advance with your estimated arrival time.Read more
- How much does it cost to stay at Dall Cottage Camping? From $41.71 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability