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  1. Frankie

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    Hi, about to start planning a 2 week tour of Scotland,anyone recommend coastal/lake side sites,must be dog friendly .Going end of May.First stop will be Lake district then who knows,Would appreciate any suggestions. Cheers.:Smile:
     
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    We went up there in the RV last summer great time had by all,

    I would recommend the site at North Lediac, nice site and some good walks for the dog.
     
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    have a look at our easter scotland meet for a couple.
    I can also reccomend Gairloch and visiting the well equiped scotish tourist board web site and the caravan club of scotland.

    there are literally 100s of well priced, (high and low) sites accross Scotland we quite like the loch ness site because its ideally suited. Loch ewe has a nice site and there is a nice site at Scourie if you want to travel that far north. Beaches that would not be out of place in Greece, friendly people and just stunning places to see ( i wont mention midges though)
    Have a nice time.
     
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    For specatular, Sheildaig on the West coast, Altnaharra in the middle, Rosemarkie Inverness to see the Dolfins.

    Too many to mention them all, wich area are you planning to go to?
     
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    Hi Frankie.

    Scotland is a wonderfull area to visit we have been doing it now for years.:thumb: with 2 toy poodles.

    There are so many sites it is hard to recomend any particular ones, any CC or C & CC they are all good but find you need to book mostly, but there are 100's of comercial sites and most seem to be of a reasonable standard, and find that you can normally get in on spec, and most take dogs. It does not seem to matter about dog walks etc as there is always somewhere local you can walk them, if not on site.
    Over the years we have toured from Galloway to Durness and tend to like the West coast towards the centre of Scotland best, but is only a personel choice

    Don't forget to take some Avon Skin So Soft replenishing body lotion as this seems to work against the midges .

    Joan & Dave
     
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  7. Frankie

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    Hi,thanks for input,:thumb:thinking of going up the west coast then across and down the east coast,depending on time spent at different places depends on how far to go up.:BigGrin:
     
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    We're in the throes of planning a similar trip for up to 5 weeks just after Easter; we'll be going via Brum(visiting relos) and night stopping near Carlisle then a meandering tour of Scotland, including several days on Skye, quite a few days bimbling around Wester Ross but don't plan to venture any further north than Ullapool, then investigating Loch Ness, on to Edinburgh for a few days via Aberfeldy, then Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, North Yorkshire then home - whew:BigGrin:

    We have a few places 'earmarked' but like you, Frankie, would be happy with any extra tips.

    I've heard that the midges don't manifest themselves until the end of May; is that true? But we'll take anti midge smelly anyway, just in case. :Smile:

    John
     
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    We had 3 weeks in Scotland last year, over a week of which we spent on the isle of Mull. We got the ferry from Oban, and first stayed at the end, at a farm site near Fionnphort. No facilities but absolutely stunning views of Iona - glorious. We then wildcamped, first at Ulva ferry then at Calgary Bay. we got a boat out to Staffa and Fingals Cave. The whole experience was wonderful. We then got another ferry, from Tobermory to Ardnamurchan, where we wildcamped near the end.

    Some of the roads where a little small, but not busy so no great problem, and we really enjoyed the whole trip. Highly Recommended.

    ps my Avatar is a picture taken on the site overlooking the see at Fionnphort
     
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    Hi JayDee

    You are correct about the midges don't normally appear till after May, but don't rely on this totally,last year on our trip in May the blighters came out early due to the warmer weather.
    I think the secret is don't kill any as millions come to its funeral.
     
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    Hope you have a good trip,let us know how you get on:Smile:
     
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    CCC Luss, right on the shores of Loch Lomond, Glasgow was a good trip out on the train. Midges were out in earnest in July last year. CC - North Ledaig (no midges)- just ouside of Oban, which is a nice town - lovely sea food from a grotty looking hut by the ferry terminal especially the langoustine. CCC - Glencoe - there are some wonderful views around there. village within walking distance through a wood.

    regards

    Karen
     
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