Skye, Harris, Lewis and Uist

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  1. Robert Clark

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    Hi Guys

    Would appreciate any tip on things to do places to stay on Sky, Harris, Lewis and Uist.
    We are CC members and have spotted two CL's on Uist

    Any tips on places to fill and empty

    Any wild camping spots would be appreciated (please pm me if you prefer)

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you !

    Robert

    Hopefully @DavidG58 may have some suggestions
     
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    not quite a reccomendation for camp sites ,but id reccomend downloading Peter Mays trillogy about Lewis ,theres a lot of good info in there wrapped up in a good yarn
     
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    Oh goodie planning another photo and food fest trip!!(y)
     
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    We're looking at this instead of the NC500 which I'm thinking is going to be very busy, having been very much promoted online and in the press.
    Taking my Sister and Brother In Law too, so should be fun
     
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    You'll notice there are no trees in the photo!
    Be sure and parody in a sheltered spot....
     
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    just typed loads, touched wrong key and lost the lot, how come it saves drafts of thigs you don't want to keep :mad::mad:
     
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    Try, try and try again David
    Your efforts will be rewarded !
     
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    http://www.westharristrust.org/camping-2/camping/

    must stop giving this one out, there are very few places, but £5 / night excellent value and supporting the project I hope they might do more (y)

    when are you going? I am there after Falkirk, not telling you too much don't want to have to kick you off my favourite places :LOL::LOL:

    For a pretty place but with nothing to go to on foot at all, Shellbay camp site, (?name memory failing) my avatar is from there on North Uist / Benbecula

    Flodabay farm was interesting on Harris, 3 pitch only not sure if CL or very small site, seriously steep climb to pitches with brilliant views, owner does home made food and brings it to you to order, food and site a little expensive and owner was a little pushy to take his food, but he has spent a fortune making the access

    we are using a site on Lewis for the first time Eilean Fraoich, Helen @Puddleduck has been sounds quiet, perfect for us

    bottom of South Uist nice new site near Ludag, easy walk to Polochar Inn, but also free parking there with better views

    a favourite road of mine is B887 north of Tarbert, heads along side of sea loch / coast, at one point you will convince yourself you are driving into a private estate, keep going, nice beach at end with limited parking, 1/3 of way down road is parking for path to eagle observatory, we have seen our best golden Eagle sightings there, nice walk and off road parking overnight options

    that's it till I know when you are going :)
     
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    We're travelling from 14th - 28th May
     
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    see you there then, that's the end of the advice

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Thanks David - appreciate your generous help and the friendly, sharing attitude that accompanied it
     
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    travelling on 14thmay until 20th june
     
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    Robert it's about 7 years since we did Barra up to Lewis so things will have changed by then, then you could find water and WC emptying at most ferry terminals they did have a leaflet back then with all the water points and emptying points if you contact the tourist board they might still have it.
    I don't need to tell you this as I know the answer from your posts, if you use local shops, pubs and cafes then the locals will look after you. We visited a smoked salmon factory to buy my dad some and ended up getting a tour of the place and don't forget the Stornaway Blackpudding
     
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    Don't you think the murders and gannet eating might put visitors off? But great reads.
     
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    Stornaway Black Pudding is one of my favorites, and am looking forward to trying it again.
    Will certainly try the tourist office for a dump station map
    Thank you !
     
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    You can park up here in Portreee Skye. Right down by the water.
    The bit in the middle on bottom half of photo. staticmap.png
     
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    Thanks Sandra!
     
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