Caithness Camping Pods

Welcome to Caithness Camping Pods. Off grid holidays in the Scottish Highlands. For prices and availability, there is a button at the bottom of the page.

About us

Cairn Of Dunn is a family run permaculture croft near Watten in Caithness, not far from John O Groats. We are midway between Thurso and Wick.

The croft has panoramic views in all directions, and the pods all have stunning views over Loch Watten, the largest loch in Caithness. In winter, our dark skies make it one of the finest stargazing places in the country.

We are not a glamping site. No hot tub, no Wifi, not even electricity. What we offer is the opportunity to completely unplug in peace and tranquility, in one of the most environmentally regenerative holiday destinations in the country. Many sites claim to be sustainable, or green. We believe it’s possible to go far beyond that and be truly regenerative. Please click on the ‘environmental policy’ link in the menu above if you’d like to know more.

The Pods

Our pods are camping pods. Think of them as an alternative to a tent. Each pod has two beds with comfortable mattresses.  You will need to bring your own bedding, cooking gear and camping stove. There is room for a third air bed on the floor for a child should you wish. The pods are double glazed and insulated, but are not heated.

Please note, cooking inside the pods is not allowed due to safety concerns. There is a separate cooking area provided. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

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The toilet is a waterless design. It is the Rolls Royce of composting toilets. Forget everything you may have experienced using composting toilets in the past, this is the most environmentally friendly design on the market and completely odourless.
There are currently no shower facilities on site, however Wick leisure centre and Thurso leisure centre offer shower facilities for a very small fee. Check their websites for opening times.

We have a private customer car park with ample space.


Once you’ve made your booking, you’ll receive an email detailing how to pay your deposit which must be made by BACS within 24 hours to reserve your dates.

We can be found at

Cairn Of Dunn Croft

39 Oldhall