Newbies on the road......finally wild camping (almost)

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  1. richandmelknight

    richandmelknight Read Only Funster

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    Hello wild campers.
    We have just aquired an old VW T25 and are heading north of the border for some off grid adventure, mountain biking and kayaking (wine sipping and view admiring only needs saying once).
    Hoping to wild camp as much of the way from Barnsley- Eyemouth- edinburgh- Leuchars/ St Andrews- Huntley- Forres- Ullapool- dunoon (via Applecross) and finally back to Leuchars via the Trossachs.
    Any hints for palaces to lay our weary heads, or places to haul the (characterfully) non-powered steering away from would be greatly appreciated.
    We have plenty of ' skin so soft' for the midgees! for them either to feast on or flee.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I'm sure I wont have to tell you to enjoy yourself, have a grand tour.:Cool:
     
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    Welcome. Your plans sound amazing, hope you have a great time.
     
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    Hi Rich and Mel

    Your trip sounds great, if your staying the night in Edinburgh head for the caravan club site at Silverknowes you can park up at the end of the rd about a mile from campsite I have also stayed the night in car park at Silverknowes golf course with their permission so I'm sure if you pop in and ask then buy a couple of pints it will be fine.

    If heading for St Andrews once in the town head for the old course club house this is right next to the beach, just drive past the club house and you will see loads of nice quiet wee spots and again we have used them on several occasions.

    Not wild camped in the Dundee area so can't help.
    If your anywhere near glencoe ski resort you can spend the night in their car park either for free or £10 if you want a pitch with hook up, their pub/cafe is open all day.

    It's been a few years since we done Dunoon so might have changed if you drive through the town with the sea on your left and keep going you will come across a yacht club not far from there we once spent the night with no problems.

    Have a great trip and enjoy my beautiful country.
     
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    Thanks for info and well wishes.....off for 3 weeks before work again looms (boo hoo)

     
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    Thanks for your tips, we'll check them out.

    ........Thanks for all of your well wishes and tips. We will be on the road tomorrow, can't wait- just have to work out how to squeeze 6.5 ft long cross country ski's in along with inflatable kayak, accoutriments, clothes, food, water, wellies, waterproofs, entertainment etc- maybe we should get a camper each!.......
     
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