Tyndrum is a popular camping stop for those walking the West Highland Way or simply looking for a nice place to spend the night on a Scottish Highland holiday. With a railway station, several walking trails, and the Crom Allt Burn flowing right through town, this is a lovely place for a camping trip.
In this guide, we’ve outlined all of the campground opportunities in and around Tyndrum.
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Camping in Tyndrum is popular with walkers, families on holiday, and those in touring campervans. There are options to suit all budgets and camping styles in the area, so you’ll have no problem finding the campsite that fits your needs.
We’ve outlined all of your options for camping here in the following section and you can also refer to the Tyndrum camping map below to get a sense of each campground’s location.
By The Way Hostel & Campsite
Camping Options: 1-2 person tent pitches, Motorhome pitches, Glamping Pod
Reservations: Recommended during summer months
By The Way Hostel & Campsite is a popular campground centrally located in Tyndrum. This is a popular spot for those camping on the West Highland Way, as the tent pitching area is designed only for 1- and 2-person tents. In addition, tent campers will enjoy the following amenities:
- Covered kitchen area with microwave, hot plate, kettle, and dishwashing
- Laundry facilities
- Communal toilet/shower block
- Drying room
- Free Wi-Fi.
Be warned that if the area has seen a significant amount of rainfall, which isn’t uncommon, they cannot accept tents as the ground is simply too wet.
In addition to tent camping, By The Way also offers 15 motorhome pitches with electric connections and waste disposal. You’ll also find a few 2-person glamping pods that are perfect for when the weather turns foul and you’d like to sleep in something more substantial than your tent.
Pine Trees Caravan Park
Camping Options: Caravan/Motorhome pitches, small tents, Glamping huts
The Pine Trees Camping & Caravan Park occupies a large swath of land on the southern end of Tyndrum. Primarily set-up to welcome those in touring caravan or motorhomes, they do occasionally accept small tents for those walking the West Highland Way. The facilities here are top notch, and campers at Pine Trees will enjoy:
- Electric hookups
- Drinking water
- Waste disposal point
- Free WiFi
- Shared toilet/shower block
For those hoping to pitch a small tent at Pine Trees, it is best to call ahead to confirm availability.
In addition to the camping options there are also several ‘Hiker Huts‘ on offer here that have a variety of amenities. All things considered, Pine Trees is the top place to camp in Tyndrum if you’re travelling in a campervan or motorhome.
Camping Options: Tent pitches, Wigwams
Located a few miles south of Tyndrum you’ll find the Strathfillan Wigwams, a popular camping destination in the Highlands. While many come to stay in the well-appointed Wigwams on-site, there is also a lovely camping field available to pitch your tent.
Campers here will enjoy the on-site farm shop, laundry facilities, covered cooking area, and clean shower/toilet block. This is a working farm, so you’ll also get up close and personal with the Highlands farming experience.
Strathfillan Wigwams is a great option if you’d like to camp close to Tyndrum, but want to feel a bit more ‘out there’ and connected to the surrounding nature. The views are breathtaking and the main West Highland rail line runs right past the campground.
This is our top pick for camping in Tyndrum for those walking the West Highland Way.
Looking for more camping & caravan parks in the area?
For those interested in more camping options in the Scottish Highlands, check out some of our additional guides below
- Guide to Camping on the West Highland Way: The essential resource for campers on the WHW.
- Bridge of Orchy Camping Guide: The next stop on the West Highland Way has a unique free campsite.
- Glencoe Camping Guide: The iconic Highland’s destination has excellent campground options.
- Rowardennan Camping Guide: Looking for a great place to pitch up on Loch Lomond? We’ve got you covered!
- Fort William Camping Guide: The final stop along the West Highland Way, Fort William is known as the outdoor capital of the UK and has several excellent campgrounds. You can even camp right at the base of Ben Nevis!
What to Bring Camping in Tyndrum
We’re sure you’ll already have the essentials like a great tent, sleeping bags, and camp chairs, but below are some of our favorite items for camping near Tyndrum:
- Map: A good map is essential to exploring the area, and learning more about your surroundings. We always recommend bringing an Ordnance Survey map and this version covers Tyndrum and the surrounding region.
- Camping Stove – This classic piece of gear is perfect for cooking up deluxe campsite dinners.
- Cooler – Keeping food and drinks cool is essential when camping.
- Midge repellent – Camping in the Highlands is almost synonymous with midges. Be sure to pack some bug repellent to fight off these tiny nuisances!
Walking the West Highland Way? Check out our complete West Highland Way Packing List for full details on what to bring.
Services in Tyndrum
There are a few basic services and amenities located in Tyndrum:
- Basic services: Tyndrum is a small village, but you’ll find a few restaurants, a pub, cafe, and several hotels & guesthouses. The Green Welly is a well-stocked petrol station that sells some essential items.
- Upper Tyndrum Railway Station: The Upper Tyndrum Railway Station is on the main West Highland line connecting Glasgow and Fort William.
- Lower Tyndrum Railway Station: Yes, there are two railway stations in Tyndrum. The lower station is on the Oban branch of the West Highland line.
Have a great trip!
We hope we’ve provided all of the information you need to plan a fantastic camping trip, and we know you’ll find the perfect campsite for your upcoming adventure!
Be sure to let us know in the comments below if you have any questions and be sure to tell us about your trip!