Wild Camping

Camping wild in open country is one of the best ways to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the hills.

Wild camping is permitted on Glenlivet Estate, if carried out in a responsible manner and in line with the guidelines of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 

When done responsibly, wild camping has little impact on the environment. But growing numbers of campers means that everyone needs to take more care. Campers are asked not to have an open fire unless by special arrangement with Ranger Service staff, as there can be a potential high fire risk at any time of year.

Roadside camping and camping near farm or other buildings is discouraged.

If you are planning to head off on an expedition and wild camp out in the hills please read our information sheet and consult the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Camping Areas

There is a small un-serviced secluded wild camping area for backpackers close to the Glenlivet Estate Information Centre in Tomintoul.  If you’d like to use the site, you should get in touch with us at the Estate Office. If we’re not available, you can still camp. Just remember to follow these basic rules:

  • The site is for small tents only
  • The maximum stay allowed is 2 nights
  • Clear all litter before leaving the site
  • Open fires are not permitted
  • Use public toilets in Tomintoul 
  • Always consider other users and local residents

Campers use the site at their own risk. The Crown Estate cannot accept liability for any accident, injury or damage, which results from the use of this camping area.

Location and map

Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.

Shades or sou'wester?

  • Tuesday 7 °C
  • Wednesday 5 °C
  • Thursday 8 °C
  • Friday 8 °C
  • Saturday 6 °C