Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

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Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Mosel Bikes » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:18 am

We're looking at travelling up to the Western Highlands and Skye during the next week or two, for a few days, and several times next year. We'll be taking the dogs and using our day van, converted to provide basic overnight sleeps for a few nights at a time.
My question is, what's the rules and regs and do's and don'ts when it comes to rough camping? We're hoping to pull off the road and find quiet bays where we can just park up for the night, moving on the next morning and repeat.
Any advice or links to sites where I can find out would be very much appreciated.
All the best, Mike
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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by crofty » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:23 am

Hi Mike

Apart from Loch Lomond area which has special wild camping regulations, wild camping is legal and the right to roam access bill in 2003 gave wild camping rights on unenclosed land. You see so many camper vans now and alot of huge tents as well so I don,t think you'll have much problem esp in the winter. I've used this internet site in the past, has all the great places like Calgary Bay etc.
Its on face book too. i usually locate the site on Google earth first to see it.


http://wildcamping.moonfruit.com/wild-c ... 4563550466

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Mosel Bikes » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:32 am

Thank-ee kindly young man, that's great!
Hope you're all well.
All the best, Mike, Lynne & the pups
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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Flintlock » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:28 pm

viewtopic.php?f=138&t=44924#p599757

A couple of wild camping locations in above report. But as mentioned lots of places to pull in and stop for the night - as long as there are no signs saying otherwise.

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:23 pm

Some laybys have signs saying no parking overnight, usually as there is a possibility of rock falls when in the hills.

Other that, just pull in and park up, while avoiding the dogging sites......

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by r6eck » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm

There's a great free app called park4night ,I use it in all over the UK and abroad .

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Dark Knight » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:33 pm

Its likely to be very cold sleeping overnight in a van up north and you cannot really run a paraffin heater due to the fumes.

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Mosel Bikes » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:49 pm

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Redmurty » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:07 am

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Re: Help & Advice Needed - 'Roughing it' in Scotland

Post by Flyfifer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm

This is worth a read to add temperance to "stop where you like".
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/of ... n/0013761/

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