ChrisKenBe sure to take lots of midge cream with you! We spent a month on Harris in our old VW Camper (quite a few years ago now!) and one of my abiding memories is of the midges. The best anti-midge cream we know of is ]Jungle Formula, which is easily obtainable from camping shops and chemists. Take lots!
Hi, Weve just got back from a tour of Coll, Tiree and Mull and it cost us on the hopscotch ticket from Calmac about £250. That covers a 6m Bessie from Oban to Coll (watch out you have to back onto the ferry!!!) Coll to Tiree then back to Oban (no connections from Tiree to Mull would you belive it) and then to Mull and finally from Tobermory over to Ardnamurchan on the mainland at Kilchoan.Any actual ferry costs, please?
I find it hard to understand why you felt that paying £10 to camp on this amazing island was too expensive.. as you said, they are not only thinking of ways to control wild camping in motorhomes, it may soon be banned if people ignore the rules and don't use the facilities that are provided.Tiree is amazing but we were handed a leaflet on the ferry and were met at the dock by the "access officer" who wanted to charge us £10 a night to camp at various crofters land. But no water supplied or water disposal (grey or foul) so we told him no thanks.
They are trying to limit use of the machair land due to erosion. We camped wild at Gott Bay and on the Scaranish road without problems but obviously they are thinking of ways to control wild camping.
Please see This Site, highlighted in a thread last week I think, detailing restrictions on Barra for very good reasons.In case anyone comes across this thread as I did - apparently there is no camping at all now (2010) at the Barra airport, ie next to the beach. There are a couple of campsites being planned for Barra - don't know when they'll be open. Glad I went to Barra airport/beach in 2007 - a most beautiful camping spot!
I know that some funsters do not like mentioning other forums so I apologise in advance if I offend anyone. If you go to the outandaboutlive MH forum there is a very informative post on their from someone who has just returned from touring the Islands and provides some very useful nformation. Just a suggestioncan any one give me any info on touring the outer hebrides in august