Wild Camping In The Shetland Islands
Apart from the official sites that are available, the welcoming attitude of the islanders means you can usually find an ideal spot for some “wild camping”, courtesy of the local farmers and crofters.
Contact the nearest house to find out who the landowner is, and just request permission! Don’t be afraid to ask for their advice, they will be more than happy to tell you whether it’s ok to camp there, or if not, recommend a better location for you. Always ask permission from the landowner beforehand, and please be aware of the Outdoor Access Code, and remember to dispose of your waste responsibly.
Campsites & Stopovers On The Shetland Islands
The islands offer a variety of official camp sites located throughout, have a look at some of the places you might like to pitch up:
Levenwick Bay, Shetland Isles
A well maintained site, overlooking scenic Levenwick Bay. Situated 16miles south of Lerwick and 7 miles north of Sumburgh, there are four touring pitches and 12 tent pitches available. Open May to Sept.
Westing, Shetland, ZE2 9DZ
Open all year round, Westings is a smaller campsite equipped with shower, toilets and external power supply
Braewick Cafe, Campsite and Caravan Park
Shetland, ZE2 9RS
Can be visited just for the spectacular view over St. Magnus Bay, the campsite is ideal for fishing, birdwatching and hillwalking. 10 touring pitches available.
Delting Boat Club
Beachview, Shetland, ZE2 9QG
Situated alongside the clubhouse and marina with waterbased activities aplenty. There is also spectacular coastal walks around Muckle Roe and Mavis Grind. Supermarket, restaurants and leisure centre nearby. 13 touring pitches available
Skeld Caravan Park and Campsite
Skeld, Shetland, ZE2 9NY
Positioned on the waterfront and is great for bird watching and seal and otter spotting. A spectacular coastline for walking and canoeing, the archaeological sites and lochs for fishing close by are more than an added bonus. 12 touring pitches available.
2 Belmont, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9DW
Bays with hook-ups can be booked. Open Apr to Sep but bookings out of season can be made by arrangement.