Gigha

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  1. cellojane

    cellojane Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know about stopping over on Gigha? I assume MHs are allowed on since CalMac have a fare for them but the hotel campsite doesn't allow vehicles on it so I guess it's only wild camping - any experiences??
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    jane
     
  2. Ralph-n-Bev

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    I'd never heard of the Island so i looked on wikepedia. What a lovely place.
    Its definitely going on our must visit list. What is the ferry charge , if you dont mind me asking please ?
    Have you tried phoning the hotel . I notice they do meals . They may let you use the car park if you eat there on an evening for at least a couple of your nights whilst visiting. Or they may know somewhere where you could stay , local farm maybe ?
    Theres only 150 people on the Island so I'm sure there'd be no bother wild camping . It would just be filling your water and emptying your toilet that would be a problem .
    As someone once said to us though ,
    you will always get a water tap in a grave yard :Eek!:
    Bev
     
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    Ferry charges

    It is very beautiful down there :Wink: but can be bleak if the weather is rough - ie a lot of the time!!! :cry:
    All I know about charges for the ferry is what is posted on the CalMac website (search Calmac on google) - depends on the size of your MH.
    jane
     
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    It's a tiny island, as it's only about 3 mls long best appreciated on foot or by cycling

    We stayed at a camp site on the mainland, then went as foot passengers and cycled, IMO it's not worth paying to take the van across .. Achamore gardens is worth visiting ..
     
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    Canoeing

    Just fancied a bit of easy canoeing around bits of the island and lazy days on the nice/windswept beaches for the kids' birthdays:Smile:. Prob will end up day tripping (especially with the MH+canoe trailer ferry price :Eek!:) but thought it worth an ask.
    Thanks for your input ScotJimland
     
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    I've been to Gigha on both pusbikes and motorbikes but never with the motorhome (we parked it at the ferry terminal and took the push-bikes over).

    There is a spot at the end of the road at the north of the island which seems ideal for wild-camping, but I've no idea if it's allowed or not.
     

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