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Wild Camping


On the island there are many beautiful campsites with excellent facilities and, it is preferred by the local community, that people wishing to camp on the island chose to stay at a designated campsite. 

Plan your trip carefully, book travel and accommodation and follow our P.L.A.C.E. Visitor code

Wild camping is described as lightweight camping done in small numbers, for one night in one location. However, there are many rules to follow to protect the island, wildlife and others. 

  • Leave your camp as you found it  

  • Avoid moving or digging vegetation or rocks to pitch your tent 

  • Ensure to dispose of toilet waste safely – bury solid waste 30 meters away from a water supply 

  • Do not use a location which looks overused 

  • Where possible use a stove rather than an open fire 

  • If you do light a fire;
    -  keep it small and supervised 

       -  do not light a fire on the machair or peaty land 
       -  do not light a fire during a prolonged period of dry weather 
       -  ensure any fire has been extinguished completely before you                    leave your area


Wild camping is not legal or possible in a motorhome or campervan. All campervans and motorhomes should book into a campsite or designated bay before arriving on the island. 


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