Travelling to Scotland in june

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  1. Cornish Pete

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    any advice re sites and wild camping hoping to make it to Isle of Skye. Booked caravan site in Edinburgh for last week in June. Heading home beginning of july
     
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    Wild camping on Skype isn't a problem. Just keep away from the gypsy areas which you'll see as you travel. Before you arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh turn right towards Plockton and you'll be able to choose many secluded areas. Enjoy the wonderful area.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    Great site in Edinburgh, right next to Roslyn Chapel.
     
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    just go open minded, you really cant fail to enjoy the views, personally I think Skye is over rated, the views of it from other parts of Scotland are better than the views on it, it is a very useful route through the western isles ferry though

    Enjoy the drive up there, don't rush just to get to Skye :)
     
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    be carefull not to wildcamp in the passing areas , there are acess rights in Scotland that you don't have in England , if you get to the islands, id try to make some purchases from local shops , it keeps the locals happy . There are plenty of areas to wildcamp in what is arguably the most beautifull part of the UK , there are many stunning areas in this country but Scotland edges the rest
     
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    You can wildcamp in the car park at the of the Rest and be Thankfull in Argyllshire , stunning . Skye is nice but not a patch on the Isle of Islay , the site at Kintra is out of this world .
    Wherever you go I hope you enjoy yourself .
     
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    Make sure you take a trip into Plockton, magic little place when the weather is good and the sun's setting
     
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    Do you mean the CC cl?
     
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    Been too Plockton some years ago, this is the area that they made Hamish Macbeth, a local copper played by Robert Carlyle, series was made around 1995, and apparently was a comedy drama, but nevertheless, a nice place
     
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    You can easily wildcamp at Portree in Skye. Right on the beach, beside where the buses park up at night.
     
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    I'm normally very cautious about where we wild camp and would not really consider doing it in England. But Scotland is just so different and we have never had any concerns. Just be sensible about where you pull up, if there is a local person about just politely ask if you will be ok here.

    There are loads of fantastic spots on Skye and the entire west coast. Sadly some folk can leave a bit of a mess behind them and it always made us feel better if we left a spot tidier than when we found it.

    Have a great time!
     
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    It was C C site, but now private, a great couple own it and look after it.
     
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    SKYE. Beware of the midges .........we stopped of the road to have some lunch, stepped outside was lovely near a water inlet. A short while later this man parked up and started putting on a hat with net etc.....we thought 'what is he doing that for'........a few minutes later we found out......Ralf eaten alive and one of my labs was covered in midges, strangely I never get bitten.
    Been with my sisters and camped on site, can't remember name but was on the way to Portree. The 2 pics are near campsite
     

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    http://www.sligachan.co.uk/sligachan-campsite.php

    here it is, a very useful impossible to miss camp site, dog and family friendly pub more or less adjacent, cant recall the fees but less than £20 inc electrics. Nice views, good value

    Midges could be a problem anywhere in Scotland and a lot of northern England after mid May, avoid bushes and water, they do not seem to fly when raining though, or if wind is above 5mph, or if sun is very bright / hot (its amazing we ever get to see them really) :D

    seriously though they seemed to be far worse first and last thing in the day when we had them, just when dog needed a walk :)

    this is a useful link though http://midgeforecast.co.uk/home
     
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    We are hopefully going to Skye in May, will bookmark site and give McKenzie bar a visit as maternal family were McKenzies from the Black Isle.(y)
     
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    Thanks for all your replies I had better make notes to take with me.
     
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    Dawn and dusk are the worst time for midges , if you go for walk ,keep your arms and legs covered there is a tick that can bite and cause illness ,its quite rare so no need to be paranoid .

    Give the dogs if you have them a good squirt of flea spray

    Watching the sun set from MacLeods maidens was breathtaking, going to a ceilidh is well worth the experience, boy do I miss those glens
     
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    There's a TV series download able from amazon called outlander , it's set around the McKenzies and frasers , lots of swashbuckling action and amorous scenes
     
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    My sister's read the the books, I've seen the series advertised on prime but was hoping it was coming on freeview or sky someday. Grandfather was a Kenneth Mckenzie seems to be a popular clan name.(y)
     
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