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The Benefits of Solo Backpacking


Have you ever considered solo backpacking in Scotland? The thought of backpacking alone may seem daunting but it offers so many great benefits that you may have not considered! Our camping and glamping site near Edinburgh is the perfect stop off point for backpacking around Scotland, whether that's for 1 night or a few nights. Our single octo glamping pods are the perfect accommodation option for solo travellers, equipped with electricity and a single raised bed.

Spend quality time with yourself

Travelling solo is a great way to spend quality time with yourself, enabling you to get to know yourself better. Instead of worrying about the needs of others, alone time lets you focus on yourself. What better way to spend your time than exploring Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK! Our East Lothian camping and glamping site is located just 10 miles from Scotland's capital, making it super convenient for you to travel to.

The freedom to choose your own path

You can direct and choose your itinerary, going when and where you want at your own pace. You can be spontaneous too without having to run ideas past the group you're travelling with, making it a hassle free travel experience. With so many activities and attractions nearby, you can easily go from place to place by foot or through handy transport links across Edinburgh and East Lothian. Wondering what to do when you visit Drummohr? Take a look at some nearby attractions here.

Beautiful scenes of Edinburgh

The opportunity to meet new people

Solo backpacking is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people. You never know who you will meet along the way, whether that's people from places across the UK or even further afield. You may even end up making friends for life on your solo backpacking trip.

It can be more cost effective

When you travel on your own it is much easier to keep up within your budget because you are the one who decides where and what to eat. This means you can choose to spend as much or as little as you like. Fancy an affordable takeaway one evening and a fancy 3 course meal the next? The choice is completely yours!

Tasty meal

It will boost your confidence

The experience of travelling alone will challenge your limits and ability to cope with any obstacles you might face on your solo backpacking trip, this will help you grow as a traveller and human being.

It is good for your well-being

Whether travelling solo or as a group, getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can reduce stress and calm your body and mind. Whether its a few days, a week or a few weeks, travelling to new places has positive effects on your well-being.

solo person in Edinburgh

Solo backpacking accommodation near Edinburgh

Our glamping pods in Edinburgh for one, single Octo Pods,  are perfect for backpackers, walkers, cyclists and solo travellers. These glamping pods are a comfortable alternative to traditional camping, particularly for those walking the long-distance path, the John Muir Way, which passes close to the Drummohr campsite. Find out more here and book your stay!