Maillaig spot

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  1. easygirl

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    Hi
    We are off to fort william on Friday, then want to stop near Maillaig for a day or two, wild camping if possible
    Any suggestions woukd be great
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    We came through there last year and were amazed and disappointed by the new road, no more single carriageway

    But that must leave more options for roadside locations on the old road

    There are a few decent sized laybys but miles from any facilities, take water and food with you
     
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    Can't comment on wild camping but we stayed at this place which was lovely (if a wee bit pricy). http://www.camusdarach.co.uk/

    Fantastic beaches and very dog friendly (which may not be important to you of course). Wifi a bit flaky so don't hold out too much hope on that score if that's important to you.

    Tim
     
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    lists the car park in Mallaig as a night stop. We're planning to go there soon.

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    57.005248, -5.831405 public free car park in Mallaig. No restrictions, try and park in the bays with your back end of the vehicle over hanging the sea so your vehicle fits better!
     
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    Read the title and for a minute thought you was gonna visit the POW camp my dad spent the war in ( Milag Nord )
    We are gonna go there just to pay respects this summer.
     
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    we parked there during the day, plenty of room when we were there September last year. Not sure I would bother with too many nights though. Suggest you go to far end to avoid congestion and causing residents issues

    Turn right as you get to port, about half mile on left parking bays back up to railings, we had to park across three due to length, hence going to far end

    Lovely town
     
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    no no no

    not mallaig ,,
    just before go to malaig is off main road just before morar is arisaig WOW IV POSTED IMAGES of this area on here
    incl morar, wild camping yes there is in arisaig great wee village and you can use the campsite well worth a nights stay

    http://www.sunnysidetouringsite.co.uk/

    trust me a very cool site great vibe,

    if you want to wild like i do then yes there is a couple of spots..

    the narrow road from arisaig past the golf course there is on the beach grass and a smalllayby next to two buildings,, its cool there great for a wee BBQ,,
    just a mile from there all around is small beaches that aree stunning,,
    picture incl the small layby verge thats cool for a night narrow road next to golf course look for the two small brick buildings shown..image i.
    stay there a night then follow road to sand of morar worth a visit,, google images of this place,,:thumb: good luck and enjoy,,
     

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    good choice for parking,,

    i parked by the harbour as they stated here, for the day it does state over next to the houses no overnight staying ut near the end i think they turn a blind eye to thuis as the town needs visitors as its mainley for the ferry or harbour visitors,, nice places to eat infavct stunningplaces to eat,, chippies, cafes and fresh seafood galore,, there is boat trips and bike hire available .. the car park on the rihght as you enter mallaig was full on my last vist last week but possible in the bus section if other motorhomes are there,, if u dont make it up there in one go stop of at
    loch eilt there is a large layby good for stoping ,, very quiet and spooky at night, midgy sprays are required,, enjoy,,:thumb:

     
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    just saw you like cycling and walking,

    just stay at arisaig you can walk coastal or cycle coastal to malaig .. hire a canoe for a couple of hours the bays are shallow. and warm,
     
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    we took a magical boat trip from there 10 years ago, went to the islands, got midged to bits but had a Minke whale right beside our boat no bigger than the whale on way back

    A lovely area, probably even better now road bypasses village
     
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    I would recommend Arisaig over Mallaig as well.Lovely spot and a few camping choices with views out to Rhum and Eigg.Been camping there loads of times over the years and it is always a joy to be back.:thumb:
     
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    no disrespect Geo.. but ignoring signs that say No Overnight Staying can annoy local people .. you may think they turn a blind, but next thing they will petition the council to have it stopped.. and before long .. a height barrier..

    this is what has happened all along the coast at Scarborough and other coastal towns.
     
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    i didnt stay in any areas that stated no overnight parking

    i have the upmost respect for people who wish to live or retire facing the coast im suggesting that the camp site in arisaig be used as its facility
    for laundry or showers even baths are great, there is a section close by that says no overnight parking there and in many places in the uk,
    those areas i well keep away .. but any of my wild camping posts i have always stated the safe areas to park and never just a car park near shops etc i would travel several miles just to get the best place safe and away from houses,, my apologies for anyone misinterpreting what or where im stating is safe and sound to park overnight only and never overstay more than a night in the same place, and leave the place cleaner than when i arrived "the litter of course not me:Blush::Blush:"



     
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