Wilding up North

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    We are looking at heading up to John O Groats , left along the top and down the West hand side. I believe there are many good wild camping spots around these areas. Anyone give a reccomendation and directions to ones they have used.

    Many thanks:Smile:
     
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    We did this a year or two back. On the east coast we wilded at Helmsdale on the east coast, down by the sea, and also at Kinlochbervie. This wasn't at the business side of the port but around by Loch Clash I believe it's called. Just drive towards the port but then go right past the Spa, you'll see it, and you can park round there. It's very quiet. There were many other places I can't remember but if you look on MHF wild-camping section for Scotland, you'll get lots of info. :BigGrin:

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    I doubt you will have any trouble finding places up there...

    My people tell me everything is pretty wild up north...



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    Aye we're wild, but we know how to party:thumb:
     
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    Although not west coast, on the way up to J o G, try Magbrins, there are funsters, you'll get a warm welcome from Angus and Margaret, JoG campsite is somewhat pricey. Fill up with diesel at Wick, there's a Tesco's as you drive out of the town going north, and then refill again at Thurso because beyond there the price is sky high.
    There are plenty places along the top road, 1 is a Marie Curie Field of Hope, wild and rugged, one of our favourites is The Kyle of Tongue,
    58°29'59.84"N
    4°26'57.41"W

    pm me if you want a list,
     

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    I have plans to do this trip in September but in reverse (no not gear), up the east and down the west. Will be interesting to hear how you get on.
     
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    Sounds pretty much like what we are doing.
     
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