wild camping?

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wild camping?

Post by davsato » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:10 pm

kind of planning a week round the highlands on my own to get away from it all for a bit, whats the chances of getting away with wild camping, especially round the coast?
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i am not a cockerney, london is up north to me

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Re: wild camping?

Post by Redmurty » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:12 pm

Unless I am mistaken it legal to wild camp in Scotland cheers Spud ;)
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Post by Willy_Eckerslike » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:13 pm

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Re: wild camping?

Post by davsato » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:31 pm

cheers guys, yes ive heard about the midges!
answered my own question and found VISIT SCOTLAND and THE SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE
why dont we have something like that down here?
(im on the british mainland but i live nearer the mediterranean than the north coast of scotland, that was a weird thought)
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Re: wild camping?

Post by Redmurty » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:37 pm

davsato wrote:cheers guys, yes ive heard about the midges!
answered my own question and found VISIT SCOTLAND and THE SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE
why dont we have something like that down here?
(im on the british mainland but i live nearer the mediterranean than the north coast of scotland, that was a weird thought)
Go south then young man, although the west coast is truely hard to beat, you need a stop off spare bed or big lawn here. cheers Spud ;)

PS I'm heading south on the 13th
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Re: wild camping?

Post by AndyB » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:45 pm

davsato wrote:kind of planning a week round the highlands on my own to get away from it all for a bit, whats the chances of getting away with wild camping, especially round the coast?
Just pack a trowel to dig a hole for essential functions then pray it doesn't rain. Basically you can camp anywhere as long as you're not being a nuisance though stealth mode is always a good idea.

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Re: wild camping?

Post by davsato » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:01 pm

Redmurty wrote:
davsato wrote:cheers guys, yes ive heard about the midges!
answered my own question and found VISIT SCOTLAND and THE SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE
why dont we have something like that down here?
(im on the british mainland but i live nearer the mediterranean than the north coast of scotland, that was a weird thought)
Go south then young man, although the west coast is truely hard to beat, you need a stop off spare bed or big lawn here. cheers Spud ;)

PS I'm heading south on the 13th
spud you'd be welcome mate but on the 12th im leaving for bordeaux! :laugh:
thats what i meant, its easier for me living in portsmouth on the south coast to jump on a ferry and chase the sun, but i looked on the map and realised ive never been further north than edinburger and thats a big chunk of land with not much in it ive missed out on.

it'll have to be next year now anyway, cant spare any more time away. blat up the M6, 1st stop at paul & marias takoda camping, then next day its what, 70 miles to scotland? might wait till the ullapool rally and incorporate that in it too.
that scottish access thing is brilliant, wish we had it down here but no illusions what state the countryside would soon be in, folks have zero respect these days.
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Re: wild camping?

Post by Road2Manchester » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:17 pm

Isle of Arran, beach camp easy to find , great sun set. Though I would leave my gear there unattended. Spent 2 nights there with run aroud the island in betwween

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Re: wild camping?

Post by Diesel Pete » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:19 pm

If you do head for Scotland, Avon body lotion is what you need to keep the midges at bay.

Seriously, it works

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Re: wild camping?

Post by Mike54 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Pete, it only works for some people, not all. Better off with 100% deet, works for everyone, just keep it away from plastic.

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