Fort William

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  1. widowtwanky

    widowtwanky Read Only Funster

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    Looking to escape Glasgow now as its far too busy with the games in full flow. Can anyone recommend somewhere close to FW to wild camp please. Xx
     
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    Visited FW a few months ago. We actually camped at Fort Augustus on a very pleasant campsite about half an hr. from FW. We had driven there from Tyndrum about 1.5 hrs. drive and were permitted free overnight stay at the Tourist Info office opposite the Green Welly. I must say how disappointed we were with Fort William. We had been the previous year and commented on how many of the shops along the main street had closed down, but this year it was even worse. Sad to see such a thriving town centre going downhill like this.


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    You can actually camp in carpark beside railway station from memory as they have designated MH parking
     
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    Just outside of fort William is a place called Corpach there's a car park there for Neptune's staircase ...I've wild camped in there many times usually always a few vans

    Neptune's staircase is worth a visit and you may also catch a glimpse of the jacobite steam train ( aka hogwarts express )which passes right by on it's trip from Fort William to malaig
     
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    Thanks guys I knew you would come up trumps. X
     
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    Just google earthed it ! looks great !!!! thanks for that !!
     
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    No probs
     
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    Corpach has a no parking overnight sigb. Should I stay or go x
     
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    don't think anyone will enforce it these days but from memory as think the signs are now illegal !!! there is a pub next to the car park so maybe pop in for a drink and ask if you can park in their area of the car park
     
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    Is "Treasures of the Earth" still at Corpach? I went many years ago and found it fascinating. If it's still there ask about their car park.
     
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    Sign has always been there and I've never been moved in fact I had a chat with a local bobby there once as he was looking to buy a camper van ....there's usually 2 or 3 vans in there every night
     
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    Look at my new avatar !!! Stayed there for 4 nights ! local plod said it was unenforceable !!:cooler::cooler::cooler:
     
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    The joys of Scotland :)
     
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    Drove past it an hour ago and going by the vehicles parked, they are doing good business.
    Rain bouncing off ground all day here in FW

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    I think it always rains in Fort William :)

    Any consellation it's rained all day in Fife too
     
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    My brother lives in FW and assures me they have seen the sun. Not every year mind.
     
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    yes one of my mates lives there . he reckons its been ok this year . and very busy in the taxis .
    he drives night time taxis . seems its the best year he has had so far in 15yrs of doing it .
    hi. dbk . bet your brother knows purple bob . he has a bright purple prison truck as his camper.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
    Was last here 55 years ago...... it rained then also!!!:rofl:
     
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    And it's been raining since.......that's why it's so green

    Doesn't help that someone put that bloody big mountain next to it :p

    The clouds keep crashing in to it :coolest:
     
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    Once worked with a guy who had been a job centre bloke at FW. Said it was great in the summer with almost full employment but dire in the winter with 80 or 90% unemployment and then the alcohol and drugs problems re-appeared. I guess that every summer paradise has a downside, but sad.
     

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