Caledonian wildcamping !!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    We are off to Scotland at last in September after various probs :Doh: We are looking at going all the way round from East to West !! Whilst I know of many wildcamping spots on the West coast but I have no knowledge of places on the East and Northern coast !

    So, any advice would be great, I know that Ray and Geri are always out and about in Scotland , there must be other funsters who do the same:Blush: We look forward to some great spots from you !:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    I have pen and paper to hand !!!!!!!
     
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    no probs pm me il sort out apprx 50 wildcamp

    very cool places some remote some not so, let me know if yo cycle or canoe , also theres loads of hill and coastal walks,, came across a couple of good paying sites handy for a night for a clean up and emptying the motorhome toilet etc,, anyway in my opinion there is no bad areas only if theres heavy rain or miges ..
     
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    We have done some of the east coast mainly from Edinburgh to St Andrews and like the rest of Scotland if your sensible you will have no problem finding somewhere to stay. If you would like any info please feel free to ask. We are more versed on the south west though, have also done a wee bit round Loch Lomond and up to Glen Coe.
     
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    We spent six weeks going up the west coast... over the top and right the way down the east to Durham...

    Even tried on the way down to get the royalty`s owed me for the bridge they named after me "Kessock".... but told to sod off... :Sad: It was my father who gave them permission to name it that... :Angry:

    Taking in a couple of islands... One of the best trips we have done.. :thumb:

    But you would have to ask Judy.... cos I remember some of the trip but not how we got there... :thumb:

    She is the navigator..... I just do as she say`s... :RollEyes::BigGrin:
     
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  6. WynandJean

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    Any chance of some info? We're off to Scotland next week with no idea where to go, what to see, where to stay etc.

    All suggestions welcome.

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    I'm told that the Forestry Commission staff are quite easy going about motorhomes parking up on suitable car parks as long as you are sensible and don't leave stuff outside the van.
    One place we've seen but not used yet is on the forest drive in the Trossachs. Go from Aberfoyle towards Loch Katrine and a couple of miles outside Aberfoyle follow the sign towards the Three Lochs Forest Drive http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/three-lochs-forest-drive
    It's a one way route (7 miles) with loads of stopping places. We saw several spots suitable for wilding. The gates are closed early evening and it's only open in the summer months.

    Enjoy your trip!
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    Anyone crossing the border on the A68 or A697 and looking for a night stop before Edinburgh send me a pm and I will try to help.
     
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    Going to Scotland via Ai(M) & A68 In England
    Off A1/A47 nr Wansford
    52°34'59.43"N
    0°24'37.12"W
    Been told this sleepyspot is a bit iffy

    A151/A1
    52°48'11.94"N
    0°36'19.75"W
    dead end road off A151

    A1/B6326 near Fernwood
    53° 2'15.75"N
    0°46'11.54"W

    Layby off A68
    54°34'8.66"N
    1°36'29.27"W

    Off A68
    54°36'33.46"N
    1°40'57.94"W

    Byrness off A68
    55°19'7.32"N
    2°22'25.63"W


    Fuel Off A1(M) And in Scotland
    Tesco's Carlisle off M6 junc 43
    54°53'46.09"N
    2°53'44.70"W
    Asda Dunfermline
    56° 4'49.31"N
    3°24'40.04"W

    Get fuel at Tesco’s Wick or at Thurso
    As fuel further on get rather expensive
    Asda Dyce Aberdeen
    57°12'16.86"N
    2°10'23.85"W

    Sleepyspots in Scotland
    By golf course Montrose
    56°43'10.48"N
    2°27'35.01"W

    Magbrin Nursery
    57°19'50.79"N
    4°13'17.62"W

    Carpark on seafront at Tain
    57°49'1.35"N
    4° 3'14.94"W
    Right on the waters edge Helmsdale 0ff A9
    58° 6'54.23"N
    3°39'3.15"W

    Layby off A836
    58°36'33.56"N
    3°20'34.87"W

    Bettyhill
    58°31'30.72"N
    4°13'22.62"W
    Behind the toilets outside tap


    Kyle of Tongue
    58°29'59.75"N
    4°26'57.51"W

    58°29'47.37"N
    4°27'15.79"W

    Shieldaig off A896
    57°31'31.61"N
    5°38'53.30"W
    Honesty box on fence Picnic on road to Plockton
    57°18'53.36"N
    5°41'22.93"W

    Off A87 Nr. Inverinate
    Between Inverinate and Shiel Bridge, for the graveyard
    57°14'7.25"N
    5°24'17.57"W

    Off A87
    57° 9'56.76"N
    5°19'20.13"W
    2 miles past petrol station @ Shiel Bridge
    Reverse in

    Off A887
    57° 9'44.99"N
    4°53'15.49"W
    Glen Nevis Campsite
    56°48'18.60"N
    5° 4'25.01"W
    Best campsite in Scotland IMHO

    Loch Awe upper dam only smallish vans for this one
    56°24'20.85"N
    5° 6'39.19"W

    Off A816 nr Oban
    56°21'41.82"N
    5°26'48.01"W

    Nr Oban on A816
    56°21'10.60"N
    5°29'33.27"W

    Gruinard Bay off A832
    57°51'8.03"N
    5°27'7.38"W

    There are lots of sleepyspots on the Moidart Peninsular off A861
    old bit of road A861
    56°41'5.63"N
    5°21'14.49"W

    Off A861
    56°42'47.77"N
    5°17'50.20"W

    Cowal Peninsular
    Nice quiet campsite Glendaruel Caravan Park off A886

    Pub at Otter Ferry allows parking overnight on Loch Fynne
    Nr Kames
    55°52'50.15"N
    5°13'51.36"W

    Portavadie off Loch Fynne
    55°52'38.67"N
    5°18'48.35"W

    Hope some of these help :thumb:
     
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    Thanks. This will be most useful in planning our trip.

    In addition to campsites, are there any places to fill/empty, I wonder?

    Wyn
     
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    Dumfries and Galloway. Solway coast, Kipford area. Nice canoeing/walking. Great is Raiders Road, Galloway forest. Stroen Loch on Black Dee is great for canoeing and lovely wild camp spot. Good alternative to battering up M74 to get to highlands!
     
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    We actually have 6 Motorhomes in tonight at the local park beside the river. After a horrible day its now turned out lovely for them.
     
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    sorry Lorger

    where about?
     
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    Hi Paul I live in Dumfries and we have a few car parks around town where over nightingale is fine, the main one is the Dock park in the town right next to the river if you need directions or info just ask.
     
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    Forgot to mention we have about 8 in tonight, a couple of Dutch ones and a French one the rest from the UK
     
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    Ah right useful, great ta

    thinking about going to kirkcrubright Jazz festival this weekend.... look good?

    Paul
     
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    Haven't been to the jazz festival but you can park up at the harbour next to the tourist info office and toilet block and should be ok overnight. If not and your not drinking loads of wilding place just out of town.
     
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    Just arrived in Fort William to stay with my brother. Would strongly advise against driving up the A82 past Loch Lomond. There are major road works north of Tarbet, been going on for months apparently and no sign of completion. Expect long, long delays. A82 also a lethal road south of Tarbet, frequent accidents and road closed today for several hours following bad accident near Luss. We just got past before it was closed and saw them cutting people out of a car. Horrible, but apparently no deaths reported.

    The signs at Glasgow push the tourists up past Loch Lomond but my brother recommends going via Stirling then cut across via Callander to Crianlarich A84 then A85 rather than by Loch Lomond. Only a few miles further and much better road.
     
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    Although I love LL we tend to go the way your brother advises lot safer and probably quicker in the long run.
     
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    Where?

    Can anyone tell me please exactly where the road works are on the A82.
     

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