Applecross....Highlands !

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Anyone wildcamped there, and could a Scout (MH not the boys !!) make it over "The Pass of The Cattle ??":Eek!::Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    No problem. We saw a full size dustbin wagon when we went over. Would have to be prepared to give way i place but there are places you can pass.
     
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    Fantastic place. The pass isn't a problem and just remember the locals travel down at a good pace so be prepared.
    There are a few areas to wildcamp and the campsite in the village is also nice. We
    travel out of the village about 2 miles to a nice parking area on the left, that
    should be fine. Just a few yards from the beach, enjoy.
     
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    We went over in our van, a bit tight in places, theres a sleepyspot at where Monty Halls had his bothy, big carpark, of an evening you can watch the deer walking across the beach, or go for a walk up the hills and find a set of antlers, I did. 57°28'29.20"N
    5°51'53.24"W. enjoy. :thumb:
     
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    Yes go for it . Scenery amazing but just take your time as said narrow !! Three of the French motorhome group we took to Scotland took their vans over and said it is the best scenery they had ever seen. :Smile:
     
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    No problem

    No problem getting our motorhome over it. Although it is not huge (Elddis Autoquest 100) it was no big deal getting over the pass. A couple of the hairpins are a little tight but we even saw a medium size coach go over ( at a fair speed I may add ).
     
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    You missed the - off the 5 Ray ........ I was in the N Sea off Norway :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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    Stunning area, not to be missed.

    We wild camp at the end of the bay and walk round to the pub - where you will notice they have flags for your table to show where your from, Sweden, brazil, USA etc etc, but no flag of St. George so we pick a French flag and talk in a french accent, silly game but we like it.

    As for the drive over the top, we have a twin tag Kon Tiki and it getsthere er the top with a couple of shuffles back and too on the hair pins.
     
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    ooopps :Rofl1:
     
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    Been there a few times years ago its a beautiful place. The pass is ok wen winter ends :BigGrin: I stayed at an outdoor persuits centre owned then by golden virginia just up the road from the village, and remember a few spots to stop off the road there. Its on my list to go back to now ive got a mh.
     
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    Update !! Get a grip Ray !!

    Thanks for that ! Just converted into decimals, fired up Google Earth and had a dip in the oggin !! What should the co-ordinates be ????:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    According to google earth Monty Halls carpark

    57°28'29.20"N
    5°51'53.24"W
     

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    Patience wins !!!

    I think I've found it on G.Earth :Cool: Is it North of Applecross then off left and car park immediately on right !:thumb:

    If so, what is the building on the shore with a Helo landing pad !:Eek!::Eek!::Eek!:

    When are you planning to go up there ! Mini meet perhaps ????

    EDIT......Just furkled a bit ! sign says M.o.D !!! no vehicular access ! We will definately stop over there for a bit !
     
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    Don't miss the Applecross Bay prawns at the Applecross Inn - lovely food! You may have to share a table, but it's worth it. Also afternoon tea in the Walled Garden. We loved it there. The campsite is very good too with visiting deer! However, fill up with fuel before you go... the pump in the village was self service and money-operated and was VERY expensive!

    Catherine
     
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    We're going up at the end of May
     

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    Beautiful, Been their many times by boat, must try it in the mh.
     
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