Base Camps

The National Trust for Scotland offers economical and basic accommodation for larger groups at Ben Lomond, Torridon, Mar Lodge, Brodick and Kintail & Morvich. The base camps are ideally located for activities such as hill walking and other outdoor pursuits. We regret it is not possible to check availability of all of our base camps online, simply contact our Holidays Department for latest availability on 0131 458 0305 or email

The Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, Ardess Lodge

The Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, Ardess Lodge provides accommodation for up to ten people. Accommodation comprises two bedrooms, one sleeping four and one sleeping six, plus a large well-equipped dining kitchen and comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove. There are also two shower rooms, three WCs, and a boot room with drying facilities. Situated at the foot of Ben Lomond, the lodge is ideally placed for hill walking and exploring the wild east side of Loch Lomond, or a great stop off along the West Highland Way. View PDF.

You can read and submit reviews of the Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, Ardess Lodge here Price: £20 per person per night. A party can only be guaranteed sole occupancy of the Bunk House if all ten beds have been booked. To book call 0131 458 0305 or email

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Mol Mor, Torridon

Part of a converted farm steading at the head of Loch Torridon, Mol Mor provides good-quality basic accommodation for up to ten people. The three bedrooms - two four-bedded and one two-bedded - are fitted with bunk beds. The kitchen is well equipped and there are also showers, a laundry and oil-fired central heating. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bags. Price: £20 per person per night, with a minimum charge of £100 per night for groups of six and under (bookings run Fri-Mon and Mon-Fri). View PDF.

To book call 0131 458 0305 or email

Mar Lodge, Braemar

Mar Lodge Base Camp is part of a former Stable Block and is situated 4 miles west of Braemar, offering easy access to the Cairngorms. The base camp sleeps up to 12 people. There are four bedrooms - two four-bedded, one two-bedded (all bunk beds) and one room suitable for disabled visitors (two single beds) which includes an en-suite with toilet and shower. The base camp also has a fully-equipped kitchen, sitting room, dining room, drying room, showers, toilets and oil-fired central heating. Price: £25 per person per night Apr to Oct and £20 Nov to Mar, with a minimum charge of £150 per night for smaller groups of six and under. View PDF.

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Shore Lodge, Brodick, Isle of Arran

Situated in the grounds of Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran, Shore Lodge Bunkhouse provides comfortable accommodation for groups of up to 14 guests. Accommodation comprises: Single storey; Sleeps 14 - 4 bedrooms with bunk beds (two 2-bedded, one 4-bedded and one 6-bedded); Sitting room with wood-burning stove; Fully equipped kitchen and dining room; 4 WCs with wash basins; 3 showers; Electric central heating; Free Wi-Fi available in bunkhouse.  Please note that there is no longer a laundry or drying room at this premises.

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Kintail Outdoor Centre, Kintail & Morvich, Wester Ross

The centre is situated below Sgurr na Moraich, the last of the famous Five Sisters of Kintail, and Ben Attow (The Long Mountain). These spectacular mountains rise steeply from the shores of Loch Duich, offering some of the best hill walking in Britain. The centre is 5 minutes from the A87 with Glenelg and the Isle of Skye within easy reach. Kintail Outdoor Centre provides a unique setting as an adventure base, offering unparalleled scope for outdoor pursuits and field studies. Local countryside rangers are on hand to offer advice, introductory talks and guided walks. Up to 20 people can be accommodated in this excellent bunkhouse property. The bunkhouse features five bedrooms with bunk beds - one two-bedded, three four-bedded and one six-bedded - a fully-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with wood-burning stove, a dining room, drying room and laundry. There is also oil-fired central heating and a wood-burning stove. Price: £20 per person per night (minimum 4 people). Groups of 15 or more will have exclusive use of the accommodation. Smaller groups may be required to share facilities with another small group. View PDF.

Please call 0131 458 0305 or email for enquiries and bookings.

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