Travelling to Scotland in june (1 Viewer)

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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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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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.


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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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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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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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

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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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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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)
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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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

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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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)

There's a marker to the McKenzies at culloden , they were on of the "rebel" clans

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There's a marker to the McKenzies at culloden , they were on of the "rebel" clans

Been to Culloden but didn't know about the Black Isle McKenzies at that time, will no doubt visit again and pay more attention, also hope to visit the area they were buried.
 
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The west coast is fab, many beautiful white sand beaches, tall Craigy mountains and wild rivers to explore, plenty of wild sites, just stay one night leave no mess and move on(y)

Good luck and let is know how you got on(y)
 

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Hi Pete,
I see you only became a member a few days ago.
Welcome to the forum from motorhomers near St. Austell.
Have a great trip to Scotland - we're very jealous!
Stef.

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Hmm - this is all making me homesick:sick: - do you think I should go back there when I retire or head south to Spain;) Rest and Be Thankful there's a spot. Driven up and down the old road up the valley in Car Rallies in the 80's and 90's - happy days - scares me sh*tless now when I watch the rallies back.
 

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