- using a campervan in scotland…..??
list of places i want to visit arePosted 8 years ago
linn of dee, to take the wife into the lairig.
golspie, to ride.
kinlochbervie, and the coastline north of it.
skye, to go for a walk.
moray monsters, to ride.
loch ericht, cos it is awesome.
and any good beaches to chill/take a dip/play with the dog and daughter.TandemJeremyMember
* Although camping beside a road is not normally considered wild camping, it does take place and is lawful. Following a few simple guidelines can reduce any impacts.Posted 8 years ago
* Whenever practicable use an official campsite with sanitation facilities. [Wild Camping, a guide to good practice]
* Ask nearby residents before pitching if you wish to camp near houses.
* Remember vehicles have a great impact on vegetation. Park on hard ground or on a safe metalled area. It is better to walk to your car than drive to your tent.
* Avoid sites that are at risk of being overused. Congregational roadside camping can cause significant problems.
* Take particular care with toilet hygiene.
* If you are just looking for a place for a few hours sleep, then pitch late, leave early and be unobtrusive.
Lairig Ghru is easier from the North. Overnighting at the Linn of Dee car park should be OK as long as you don’t make it too obvious. Also try along at Linn of Quoich – it’s a bit quieter.
Kinlochbervie – drive along to the road end at Sheigra and you should be able to park up there for the night.
Skye – Pay for the site at Glen Brittle and you can park almost on the beach.
On the way to Skye – go via the old ferry and park on the beach at Glenelg (the only UK place name which is a palindrome?). Have a look at the brochs while you’re there.Posted 8 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Should keep you busy for a while:Posted 8 years agojojoA1Member
Monster trails are 7 miles away. Golspie is further unless you have a boat to nip across the Firth. Buckie is where we are and there are some nice seaside spots to stop in your camper that are ‘wild’ and legal.
I’ll be down in Laggan riding and partying the weekend of the 15th as I’m celebrating a rather big birthday, the following weekend is the No Fuss enduro ’10 More in Moray’ if you fancy a race while you’re up, however, I can take you out for an evening ride during the week, or hook you up with someone who’s free during the week.Posted 8 years agonotlocalMember
When are you planning the Linn O’Dee stop? I live in Braemar, but haven’t taken the bike up the Lairig yet. I’ve walked it, and camping in your van shouldn’t cause too many probs if you stay at the Linn O’Dee or Linn O’Quoich. Just follow the basic rules and take your rubbish out with you, the game keepers and rangers are pretty good as long as you stay tidy.Posted 8 years ago
Meet you in The Moorfield for a pint of Tradewinds.neilb67Member
Just do a search for “fulltiming”. Thats what i’m doing this year, selling my flat and living fulltime in a motorhome… 😀
If, when you hire the van, you get temporary membership of a club. You will be able to get on a site for a few hours to empty your waste water and refill your tanks. You can also charge batteries. They normally charge you about £3 for this. If there are 2 of you your water and batteries will normally last 4 to 5 days.Posted 8 years ago
TonyPosted 8 years ago
Just back from 2 weeks in North West Scotland in Camper.
As someone said most of the laybys and car parks have signs saying no overnight parking, but you can find other places to park up – there are lots of sections of old road which has been left after a new alignment has been constructed. Keep a look out. We stayed on camp sites only 4 nights – to fill up with water + dump.
Rides done :
Quiraing on Skye
Lochan Fada loop from Kinlochewe
From Kinlochbervie to Sandmore bay and up to Strathan Bothy
Balblair and Contin Trails on way back down.
Applecross is worth a visit though I didnt ride over- you should be OK taking Van over Bealach Na Ba
Fantastic weather Blue skys for the last week.
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