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  1. Dafydd_Cymru

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    I remember a few years ago going past a site on Mull that had an area for motorhomes etc with showers, toilets etc. I can not remember where this site is. Can anyone please tell me if this site is still there and of any other free sites to camp on Mull? Just in the process of buying my first MH so this xmas break will be on a budget.
     
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    We were on Mull 3 or 4 years ago. The only wild camping place I can recall seeing is by the beach at Calgary. However the access to it was severely restricted by some well placed large rocks making it impossible to get to. Out of season, you can probably get away with parking overnight in the car park by the harbour in Tobermory.
    If you want a 'must see' place to stay then head to Fidden Farm near Fionphort. The location is just stunning! See http://www.searchforsites.co.uk/marker.php?id=24131
     
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    If you have a panel van or short coachbuilt you can park opposite the toilets at Calgary Bay. If your van is short and narrow you can get it onto the area just off the beach but its a tight turn between 2 boulders.
     
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    Saying that it is not expensive on sites but the is something appealing about not being on a site. At xmas it probably will not be busy. All good fun. I guess the best thing about a MH is it is so flexible.
     
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    We called by Calgary Bay in May and I think you're allowed to tent camp but not motorhome camp due to abuse by FLT's. We parked up ok with our 6.8 m van but just for a look, we stayed at a friends near Glengorm Castle.
    Edit, just remembered we saw a Swedish couple parked in a pull off opposite Loch Peallach on the B8073.
     
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    Being a newbie whats a FLT?
     
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    Not many places open on mull through the middle of winter. The Fidden farm campsite closes as does the Shieling holiday site which is close to the ferry at Craignure. The Tobermory campsite may be open, I can't remember but if it does it certainly wouldn't be busy.

    Shieling holidays for a small fee would offer a pitch over looking the bay and water/chemical disposal/electric hookup available but no showers/loos. May not still offer it and you would have to email them to ask as otherwise all water/electric is turned of. You'd most likely be the only ones there and just a couple of miniutes walk to the Inn.

    West side of the island for wild camping at Loch Na Keal and Loch Buie one of our favourites.

    If it's blowing from the west Loch Na Keal can be wild, but if it's calm the views and wild life is fantastic.

    Time permitting take the ferry fromLochaline to Fishnish it's the cheaper option but does mean driving up to Fort William and taking the Corran ferry but the drive across is wonderful.

    Lived on Mull for 4 years and as far as we are concerned the winters are the best time of year.

    Shawn.
     
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    Loads of places to stop for a night or too on Mull ,the car park at Calgary bay is a good bet just up from the toilets.
    There is also a couple of nice spots along from Moy castle,as said Fidden farm is worth a visit but there are endless opportunities to pull up and stay. image.jpg image.jpg

    The first ones Calgary bay car park .
    The second the view from the window at Fidden farm.




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    Thats a rather nice view first thing in the morning :) Great spot Vlad,will add it to my march tour
     
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    FLT = free loading tosser (y)
    tongue-in-cheek reference to those camping for free but using local facilities :)
    not so tongue-in-cheek where abuse of the privilege is concerned :(
     
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    See the Information for Mull link under Argyll & Bute Here.

    In particular note "a local bye-law forbids motor homes and caravans at Calgary, tents only are allowed.", despite what is posted above.
     
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    Free Loading Tossers. Basically, the same as pikies.
     
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    Indeed this is true in the designated CAMPING area across from the toilet block as the signs clearly state, however I parked overnight on the beach car park which at the time had no signage stating any restrictions .



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    Signs don't matter. It is the by law which matters.
     
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    The beach car park had a sign there in May.
     
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    But with all bye-laws the key question is what is the penalty for non compliance?
    When our local council decided to use some local bye-laws they found that when they were made donkeys year ago the act of parliament allow for a fine not exceeding five pounds. Until new bye-laws are implemented it ain't worth taking any action.
     
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    Beaten to it........
     
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    Argyll and Bute Council..
    In line with national guidelines, the PCN is set at £60, to be paid within 28 days. If paid within 14 days, the charge is reduced to £30. If unpaid, the charge increases to £90.

    https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/parking-old

    but apart from the possible fine... do you think it is ok to park overnight with a motorhome where it is banned just because you may get away with it... or the fine is paltry ?
     
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