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Journeyman
11-08-2007, 17:57
If you’re doing Scotland this Summer, suggest avoid the Loch Lomond route. Its slow at the best of times. An alternative route would be via the Gourock ferry over to Dunoon. One of my favourite wild sites was fenced off and padlocked so I found a great place in Glen Aray overlooking Loch Awe. If you go that way look out for some open logging trails and pick your spot.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/IrisFlair/Wild%20Camping/AboveLochAwe.jpg

hillwalker
11-08-2007, 18:26
If you’re doing Scotland this Summer, suggest avoid the Loch Lomond route. Its slow at the best of times. An alternative route would be via the Gourock ferry over to Dunoon. One of my favourite wild sites was fenced off and padlocked so I found a great place in Glen Aray overlooking Loch Awe. If you go that way look out for some open logging trails and pick your spot.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/IrisFlair/Wild%20Camping/AboveLochAwe.jpg
nice photo mate..:D

autosleeper
11-08-2007, 19:36
If you’re doing Scotland this Summer, suggest avoid the Loch Lomond route. Its slow at the best of times. An alternative route would be via the Gourock ferry over to Dunoon. One of my favourite wild sites was fenced off and padlocked so I found a great place in Glen Aray overlooking Loch Awe. If you go that way look out for some open logging trails and pick your spot.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/IrisFlair/Wild%20Camping/AboveLochAwe.jpg
Thank you for that one journeyman, I never thought of using the Gourock ferry for the journey north. We are bound for Lochaline, via Oban, Ballachulish & then the Corran Ferry. This will be a very enjoyable alternative to either via Sterling, or Loch Lomond. Nice picture, by the way, we have travelled that road hundreds of time, a fantastic area.

hillwalker
11-08-2007, 20:44
Thank you for that one journeyman, I never thought of using the Gourock ferry for the journey north. We are bound for Lochaline, via Oban, Ballachulish & then the Corran Ferry. This will be a very enjoyable alternative to either via Sterling, or Loch Lomond. Nice picture, by the way, we have travelled that road hundreds of time, a fantastic area.
:D :eek: :eek:awe write mate, dont for get ur midge repellent and ur net's:D

autosleeper
11-08-2007, 21:10
:D :eek: :eek:awe write mate, dont for get ur midge repellent and ur net's:D
Our friends in Lochaline have a midge eater. So no problems. evidently midges are teritorial. get rid of them via the midge eater & good bye midges.
We camp in their garden, which is fantastic. go to www.west-scotland-tourism.com/kyle for a look at thier situation. eat your heart out. would you not like to live there?

hillwalker
11-08-2007, 21:45
Our friends in Lochaline have a midge eater. So no problems. evidently midges are teritorial. get rid of them via the midge eater & good bye midges.
We camp in their garden, which is fantastic. go to www.west-scotland-tourism.com/kyle for a look at thier situation. eat your heart out. would you not like to live there?
u better beleive it i would love to stay there. how many miles from the corran ferry to loch sunart ..

autosleeper
11-08-2007, 22:11
u better beleive it i would love to stay there. how many miles from the corran ferry to loch sunart ..
Not Loch Sunart, but Lochaline. about 25 miles. It is possible to stay on the ferry car park for one night.toilets & water.
but there are many possibilities in the area.

hillwalker
11-08-2007, 23:10
Not Loch Sunart, but Lochaline. about 25 miles. It is possible to stay on the ferry car park for one night.toilets & water.
but there are many possibilities in the area.
thanx mate.. heading there soon..

Jrobb2000
28-09-2011, 12:28
If you’re doing Scotland this Summer, suggest avoid the Loch Lomond route. Its slow at the best of times. An alternative route would be via the Gourock ferry over to Dunoon. One of my favourite wild sites was fenced off and padlocked so I found a great place in Glen Aray overlooking Loch Awe. If you go that way look out for some open logging trails and pick your spot.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/IrisFlair/Wild%20Camping/AboveLochAwe.jpg

I know this is an old thread but hopefully you are still around. Me n the girlfriend are heading this way in a couple of weeks and would love to go ther for our first night.

Can you give me a better idea of where this is? Maybe sonething I could put in the satnav? Never been to this neck of the woods so do not know it. Any other beautiful spots around here?

Help would be much appreciated.

Cheers, jj

donny
13-03-2012, 17:24
if going over to dunoon by ferrry use western ferries as they are cheaper than cal-mac

christine
12-06-2013, 14:30
Took the Gourock - Dunoon ferry last week, about £32 for a twenty min. journey but worth it to reach these parts (unexplored for us). First stop, Brackley Point on Loch Striven.

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Be aware that this place is all sloping and quite a steep descent to the beach. There was an unsightly mess left in numerous camp fires - broken bottles, plastic, tins, everything that wouldn't burn was left. Quite upsetting.

Second stop Ardentinny on Loch Long.The sign actually says no tents or caravans.Watched the nuclear subs escorted up the loch to Coulport depot. Exciting to see,- they are built where we live.

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Third and last stop - Coulport on Loch Long, opposite Ardentinny.

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patbhoy
29-04-2014, 00:09
Only the Western Ferry takes vehicles now, don't buy your tickets on the ferry it's way too expensive.
If you go into Gourock there is a shop called Paul's Food&Wine (look for the red & white sign) buy your tickets over the counter and they are about half the price.
You need to buy a car and driver ticket and passenger tickets for everyone else, they are return tickets but are open ended so will not expire.
Checked out price today and it's £17.30 for car and driver upto 5m and £5 for each passenger.

Gee
29-04-2014, 07:56
Only the Western Ferry takes vehicles now, don't buy your tickets on the ferry it's way too expensive.
If you go into Gourock there is a shop called Paul's Stores (look for the red & white sign) buy your tickets over the counter and they are about half the price.
You need to buy a car and driver ticket and passenger tickets for everyone else, they are return tickets but are open ended so will not expire.
Thanks for the tip. Can you buy motorhome tickets in the shop as well.

Wind Dancer
29-04-2014, 08:05
Thanks for reopening this old thread, Lovely photos and good advice.

I like the road up past Loch Lomond and have some favourite stop off points along the way. However I don't enjoy the north end of it where it is very narrow, bendy and has rock on one side and drop on the other. The speed lorries come round the bends is quite hairy and I often feel the road is not wide enough for both of us :scared:

This looks like a great alternative and some of the photo's are stunning :D


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