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Is May too cold to tent camp on the WHW?

A friend and I are interested on a through hike of the WHW in May and we are wondering if it is too cold to tent camp. We have done a week of cabin camping with no electric or heat in 4 degrees C weather before but that was in dry conditions. I am trying to find out how cold it gets at night in May, how much rain you get in May, and if it's too cold or wet for tent camping (for a couple of campers who don't have a whole lot of tent camping experience.)


  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    May can be a tricky month for weather and one that cant be predicted. This year we had lovely weather in May with some really hot days which would of been good for camping but there is no guarantee that it will be the same next year.

    Weather in Scotland is so unpredictable and you can sometimes get all four seasons in one day so it is always best to be prepared for all eventualities

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