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Admin
14-01-2013, 17:00
Please remember that water is not free and someone will be paying for it. Unless you are sure that you are allowed to take water, always ask permission to take water or use a tap

One of our members has asked if we can start a water POI database. This will be included with the POI downloads as a separate file.

What we need is for members to post locations where you can get fresh water so that we started.

Please post the longitude and latitude of the location and a brief description.

Thanks

Jase
14-01-2013, 17:31
Polzeath Cornwall, beach carpark Supply behind surf school cabin. After 7 pm or when everybody has gone. Longish hose required.

james1508
14-01-2013, 17:32
One of our members has asked if we can start a water POI database. This will be included with the POI downloads as a separate file.

What we need is for members to post locations where you can get fresh water so that we started.

Please post the longitude and latitude of the location and a brief description.

Thanks

Hi all,

I am the one that has suggested this thinking it will be very useful info to have, especially if its available in a similar format to the wildcamping POI allowing use of TomTom , Google Etc, for finding the locations whilst on the road.

Im sure many of you have been in the same situation as myself when away and have needed fresh water so have had to book into a campsite to fill up. To me it would be as useful as the Wildcampites POI.

Thanks to Phil and Admin POI for agreeing to try this and please help it succeed by entering the locations you know. Even if you think they are obvious such as ferry ports in Scotland Etc..

Excuse the hard sell i would love to this become available to us members.

Regards

James

JohnsCrossMotorHomes
14-01-2013, 17:37
You are welcome to fill up at Johns Cross, just call in the workshop and they will show you where the hose is.
Sorry dont know lat/long but postcode is TN325JJ, just say you a member and I said so!

Peter

gaz2676
14-01-2013, 17:40
right ill get my thinking cap on ....and scan google earth and try remember where we ve topped up..... great idea that man someone give him a cigar

Marthe
14-01-2013, 17:45
Hi Phil,

This is an excellent idea; I have also been 'caught short' and had to book onto a camp site. It would be great if you could create a file in POI and maybe put pins of another colour on the map, so we can see if there's water anywhere near where we are at the time.

Thanks also for all of your efforts, I think this is one of the best value spends I have and I really appreciate being able to download a map with stopping places on it. Keep up the good work,

Marthe

:dance:

POI Admin
14-01-2013, 17:52
Hi Phil,

This is an excellent idea; I have also been 'caught short' and had to book onto a camp site. It would be great if you could create a file in POI and maybe put pins of another colour on the map, so we can see if there's water anywhere near where we are at the time.

Thanks also for all of your efforts, I think this is one of the best value spends I have and I really appreciate being able to download a map with stopping places on it. Keep up the good work,

Marthe

:dance:

I agree ...

James1508 has kindly offered to act as coordinator, and I would encourage everyone to think back to the trips they've made, and like Gaz2676 post details of where they filled up.

james1508
14-01-2013, 18:29
Here are 4 locations i found in NW scotland last year. Edited and Outer Hebrides

57.525424,-5.647767 Shieldaig, Strathcarron, Highland IV54 8XW, UK
This is a tap next to the Free community campsite (at the side of the road) . standard hose pipe can be connected. Donations can be given to the community on a box at the gate to the camp field.


57.278817,-5.520246 , A87 On the way to the Isle of Skye, Kyle, Highland IV40. The tap is situated in the public car park on the right hand side on a wooden post separate to the toilet building. Standard hose pipe fitting. Its next door to the Outdoor Shop.

57.153142,-7.307389 Isle of South Uist, Na h-Eileanan an Iar HS8. In-between the Public toilets and Tourist Info Centre, a tap with hose pipe fitting and Toilet waste disposal too.(outer Hebrides)

57.702577,-7.180252 Berneray, Borve, Isle of North Uist, Na h-Eileanan an Iar HS6 5BJ (outer Herbrides) Ferry terminal, opposite the Ferry building next to the ramp in the car park.

edina
14-01-2013, 18:42
On our narrowboat we top up with water and empty our cassettes at service stations spread along the canals. Some of them have showers and washing machines but the machines are often broken through mis-use. Though these are meant for boaters, the only thing necessary to use them is a British Waterways (now re-named Canal & River Trust) Key. These are available from most chandlers or canal side shops. Ask any boater and they will tell you where the nearest water point is. We see many vans using them and nobody seems to mind.

veletron
14-01-2013, 19:17
Hi

1) Pier at Tobermory. Its for the yahties, but if you are cheeky (like me) then you can fill up 10 or 20L a container to transfer to your van. Its at the main car park. Near the drink next to the main building in this streetview: Tobermory - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/EunyI) [56.620691,-6.069057]

2) You always used to be able to get some water from Mackays garage in the same area as (1): Tobermory - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/8isID) (I have not tried this for sometime) [ 56.620691,-6.069057 ]

3) Loch Maree. Wee camp site (free), but tents-only. We have topped up with water here a few times, and then departed to one of the many wild camp spots down the loch. Handy for water before you head off Torridon direction etc. 56.620691,-6.069057 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/g7D8W) [ 57.619893,-5.32836 ]. Drinking water tap on side of toilet building in trees. You'll need either a container or a 10M min hosepipe.

4) Shieldaig community campsite. 57.619893,-5.32836 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/vfAje) [ 57.526354,-5.648653 ]. 'Free' campsite (Donations in the box at the gate - make us welcome again, donate!). Tap at entrance. Can get busy! Toilet block just below the campsite, shop and pub in village. Pub does good food and real Ales (An Teallach last time I was there). Nice wee walk out to the end of peninsular here (past primary school).

5) Blairmore beyond Kinlochbervie, far north-west. 57.526354,-5.648653 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/4qXie) [ 58.490972,-5.100157 ]. Tap around the back of the toilet block (hose/container required). Owned/run by John Muir Trust. Be sure to feed donations box. Plenty of wild-camping nearby too, both on car park, and at several of the road ends. This is the starting point for a walk out to the spectacular Sandwood Bay/Loch: Ditto (http://www.veletron.com/php/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=19827)

NB1: Please don't dump Elsan blue (or any other non-green muck) down the toilets at these sites. They are all on septic tanks and it messes em up and gives us motorhomers a really bad name! (I'm sad to say that I have seen folks doing this!)

NB2: There are no grey water disposal points at any of these locations (!) We use back-country enviro-soap for everything and let it drip (when poss)! Anything remotely solid goes in the bin.

Nigel

Alf
14-01-2013, 19:25
For many years we have used a fresh water tap at the Highland Council Highways dept at Loch Assynt this at the junction of the A 894 and the A837turning into the A894 from the A837 Lochinver road the tap is on the right at the side of the loading ramp it is a 1" BSP large tap fitting or use their hose it is easy to see the tap on google earth the depot is unmaned most of the time but the tap is working and accessable 24/7
58 - 09.35 - 19 N ..... 5 - 13.57 - 12 W



Alf

gaz2676
14-01-2013, 20:12
51.177487,-1.758533 Amesbury ..... hose
50.720052,-1.86957 Bournemouth ..... no hose
50.740597,-1.988306 Poole ..... no hose
53.299957,-2.400382 Knutsford m6 south next to fuel station left side..... hose
54.451741,-2.605843 Tebay m6 south next to fuel station right side..... hose
53.95595,-2.019935 Skipton fuel station immediately on left on entry..... no hose ...hose broke but theres a tap
54.959835,-2.639592 low row fuel station ..... hose


heres some ive thought of .....hell its hard retracing your steps on google maps :pc: more to come

johnmac185
14-01-2013, 20:52
For many years we have used a fresh water tap at the Highland Council Highways dept at Loch Assynt this at the junction of the A 894 and the A837turning into the A894 from the A837 Lochinver road the tap is on the right at the side of the loading ramp it is a 1" BSP large tap fitting or use their hose it is easy to see the tap on google earth the depot is unmaned most of the time but the tap is working and accessable 24/7
58 - 09.35 - 19 N ..... 5 - 13.57 - 12 W



Alf

trying to find this one, may use it next week, how far from junction, co-ord don't seen to be right,,,,John

james1508
14-01-2013, 21:28
trying to find this one, may use it next week, how far from junction, co-ord don't seen to be right,,,,John


just checking this one out , is it this one ?
58.159882, -5.232668 its on the B869 not the A894. Great find , passed a few times without realising , this is the info thats great :tongue: keep em coming

oh its attached to a big red hose if correct

gaz2676
14-01-2013, 21:29
phil just read the thread canalsman posted...... Post new spots direct from your phone poi at wildcamping.co.uk ... (Please replace the at with the @ symbol, of course ...) i ve downloaded the share app but in regards of posting water poi who do you send them to, if im out an about an no laptop ...the share app for android looks a good bit of kit..... nice find..... poor james1508 has got some work to do........ but then again he always gets all the good jobs .......not ass kissin in any way or nowt... you all work very hard this site is canny an with this h2opoi its the mutts nuts dare say you poor buggers will hadda put up with me for another year ...bless you.... first one to say im kissin ass gets a flat tyre ...i mean it

Edward B
14-01-2013, 21:44
54.788099,-4.363716. Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway. Taps on harbour. Drive right to them. Try ‘The Harbour Inn’, one of my local watering holes. No food in winter though.

54.698201,-4.363185. Isle Of Whithorn, D & G. Taps on harbour. Drive right to them. When you have filled with water try ‘The Steam Packet’ 25 yards away to fill with good food & drink all year round.

54.760722,-4.584486. Port William, D & G. Taps on harbour. Drive right to them

56.090159,-5.556674. Crinan Seal Lock, Kintyre. Taps on harbour. If you can park right at the bottom of the car park you are next to one of them.

55.592979,-5.462834. Carradale, Kintyre. Taps on harbour.


First three are local to me, all nice quiet harbours with wilding spots close by. last two I used a couple of months ago

johnmac185
14-01-2013, 21:45
just checking this one out , is it this one ?
58.159882, -5.232668 its on the B869 not the A894. Great find , passed a few times without realising , this is the info thats great :tongue: keep em coming

oh its attached to a big red hose if correct


not sure if it is the same one as Alf referred to,, he did say it was Loch Assynt,
this one you refer to is the Lochinver depot,,,John

Alf
14-01-2013, 22:02
trying to find this one, may use it next week, how far from junction, co-ord don't seen to be right,,,,John

Look on Google Earth from the Junction about 25yards on the Right

Yes The nearest place is Lochinver But its across from Loch Assynt

Alf
14-01-2013, 22:11
On Skye at the Cooperative Garage in Broadford ( the first one on the right ) by the Supermarket behind the pumps there is a fresh water tap by the power wash, its at the rear of the car park level with the Touist Information this is also a 1" BSP threaded Tap but you can buy a hozelock 1" tap adapter you need this in Scotland as a lot of the Jetty and Public taps are this size or it pays to carry a Square tap adjustable connecter.

The Garage at the bottom of Glencoe on the left going down the tap is on the right of the kiosk as first.
The Garage at Onich on the A 82 on the left going to Fort William the tap is on the left of the Kiosk as first again
The Garage at Inverinate on the A87 by Loch Duich on the road the Kyle of Lochalsh going to Skye the garage is on the left the tap is on the road side of the Kiosk

I have been told there is a fresh water tap at the 24hour Tesco garage and supermatket at Wick this is the cheapest fuel in the Highlands

We mostly wildcamp before buying fuel we alawys ask to fill our water tank we have only been refused twice once at Ullarpool and at Durness they asked where we stayed if not on a site no water so we bough our fuel elsewhere which is ok if you have enough if not just buy enough to go to the next filling station

Alf

veletron
14-01-2013, 22:16
This one: lochinver - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/wfgpn)

Remember seeing this and wondering whether it worked while cycling the Drumbeg loop last 'summer' (knackering, but spectacular!)

Nigel

phillybarbour
15-01-2013, 06:01
Brill idea thank you. Like the idea someone suggested of the pins on the map being blue. Will get back with locations I can recall.

champstar
15-01-2013, 08:30
Here are a couple to get on with

Kilmuir Isle of Skye: tap at public toilets N 57 39 36.4, W 6 22 11.3
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye: tap at public toilets in car park N 57 26 04.7, W 6 34 49.5
The Green Welly, Tyndrum A82: tap N 56 26 17.3, W 4 42 45.6

Alf
15-01-2013, 10:47
This one: lochinver - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/wfgpn)

Remember seeing this and wondering whether it worked while cycling the Drumbeg loop last 'summer' (knackering, but spectacular!)

Nigel

Yes Nigel that’s the one we have used this tap from the late 1970's at that time we used to fill up at small garages and we knew every police house / station that let us fill our water taps there used to be quite a few village taps as well but alas no more police houses, small garages or village taps most have gone now.

In Extreme emergency as a last resort we have been known to fill a couple of 10 litre containers at the cemetery as these are usually at the outside of villages and have a parking spot BUT do respect the place


Alf

oldseadog
15-01-2013, 11:42
Exmouth west end of seafront car park next to w.c's. A longish hose is prefered beware speed humps.

bopper
15-01-2013, 12:32
please be very aware:

Some taps, particularly garage taps, use recycled water... It is not drinking water! Be very careful.

Alf
15-01-2013, 14:01
please be very aware:

Some taps, particularly garage taps, use recycled water... It is not drinking water! Be very careful.

When we first started touring the Highlands in the 1960's a lot of water taps were fed from springs and storage reservoirs now all are mains fed as per the H&S and EU. Taps for Public use must all be so
Alf

loulou
15-01-2013, 15:18
This is a great idea, thanks. Just as an aside, on the odd occasion when we needed water etc and could not find free facilities, we would go to the nearest Campsite/CL etc and just ask for a top up. Mostly its free or the most we paid was €2 in Europe and £2.50 in the UK. You dont need to overnightat these sites.
Cheers :cheers:

johnmac185
15-01-2013, 16:21
Musselburgh, Fisherrow Harbour outside tap near to toilet block available 24 hours 55.945302,-3.067922, overnighting allowed here also
John

james1508
15-01-2013, 17:59
Hello,
Its great see the support from you all for the data base that we are hoping to put together. Without trying to be patronising i thought i would post a quick guide on how to get the information needed on Google Maps . Supplying the following will help the POI to be compiled and put together quicker.

Cheers James

How to get the info requested using Google maps

Click on the point where the tap is.
Right Click and Select on What's Here.
This will then give you the latitude and longitude that is required.

Please Include the following detail to speed up the compilation of the data base.

(1) longitude & latitude. (Paste from Google)
(2)geographic location and county. (take from the left hand column from Google, see pic 2)
(3)as much useful info as possible : can you drive close to it for filling from a hose, On what type of building / inside or out.


10891 10892

james1508
15-01-2013, 18:13
I'm surprised at people caught short and needing to book into a campsite just to fill up with water???

There are loads of supermarkets around and they also have toilets. Stock up with a few provisions and fill a couple of 5 and 10 litre bottles while you are at it. Make a coffee in the van in the car park and have another visit to the loo. You'll 30 to 50 litres in no time.

And you spent 10 or 12 pounds on useful provisions instead of wasting it on a patch of tarmac for a few hours on a camping ground.

Can't find a supermarket or a rest stop?

Try here: http://www.nomad$gb.co.uk/map.html (http://www.*******.co.uk/map.html)

Remove the $ and the link should work

There are more than you think!

For most of us, i would expect its knowing where these are and not having to search around Supermarkets Etc wasting time . Its much easier having a POI on a Sat Nav. .

regards

Croftland1
15-01-2013, 19:54
54.069966,-2.872454

On the side wall of the fuel station kiosk is a grey metal box, marked "drinking water only" and the tap inside has a plastic hose-lock connector already on.

They also have an LPG pump at this station.

Jim

Squibby
15-01-2013, 21:05
Morrisons Petrol station A814 Dumbarton 55°56'31.37"N 4°33'42.10"W. The tap is on the right hand side of the kiosk, you will need a flexible hose as the tap is housed in a box on the wall.

Most Tesco's with fuel have a water tap although newer ones dispense screen wash from the same unit my advice would be to not use the combined type dispenser unless you are not using it as drinking water due to a risk of getting screen wash in your tea.

Squibby.

peter
16-01-2013, 15:16
;Longitude,Latitude,Name,Address 1

-4.717595,50.470204, - Bodmin car park,
-3.98295,50.996649, - Umberleigh Station,
-0.508833,51.428516, - On side of church in Staines ,
1.638779,52.741895, - Horsey wind pump,
1.307625,52.630056, - Riverside road Norwich (two along there on river side of wall),
1.372456,51.968144, - Felixtowe north car park,
1.330624,51.944633, - Felixtowe south car park,
-3.464559,50.714689, - Exeter Services south on low wall by fuel sta,
-3.463221,50.716679, - Exeter Services north on wall in service area,
0.92629,51.77388, - Mersea island outside toilet wall,
-0.9997,50.7858, - Hayling Island,
-4.10905,50.64376, - Lydford Gorge,
-0.076347,52.33193, - Seven Wives pub car park,
-2.96592,54.42898, - Ambleside car park,
-4.91479,50.57312, - Polzeath front of shop
-4.5481,50.82789, - Bude boat bollard
-0.85514,51.29058, - Morrisons garage Fleet
0.03811,51.27316, - Clacket Lane Services M25
-4.93726,50.54118, - Padstow harbour front car park (night) boat bollards

peter
16-01-2013, 15:21
I filled up in France at the back of a garage, with consent.
Only when foam spurted from nearly filled in-put did I discover I was using water plus bodywork cleaner.
Drove away feeling like an idiot.
Dumped tank full on quiet country road, resulting in huge mountain of foaming bubbles.
Took three fill and dumps to get back to potable water, but I had a lovely clean tank.

POI Admin
16-01-2013, 23:12
Thanks to James1508's efforts in collating the data submitted so far, there is now a small scattering of blue tap symbols on the POI database map :)

Could do with lots more ... it will make a useful addition to the next POI release.

Thinking caps on please!

james1508
17-01-2013, 06:31
Thanks to James1508's efforts in collating the data submitted so far, there is now a small scattering of blue tap symbols on the POI database map :)

Could do with lots more ... it will make a useful addition to the next POI release.

Thinking caps on please!

Thanks Christian for putting together. Cant wait to see the info on the POI database.

Thanks again to all who are contributing and all who are backing the data base.

I thought i better just mention not to dishearten people who are submitting fuel stations and shops . We have not included these for a few of reasons and hope you will agree.
The first reason is that fuel stations usually always have water available in some source so if you want to use these they are easy to find.
Secondly . Being a business if they are paying for this water via water meter, this could cause some annoyances if lots of motorhomes start using ( nothing to stop people asking individual services stations)
Thirdly, As some have pointed out their experiences, some of these metal box designs may have chemicals in ?

Finally can i ask that you put a brief description of where it is , eg: On the outside of public toilets. This will help in verifying via Google Earth. If Google Earth doesn't show these , please still submit them with a description.

Thanks Again

Regards

James

POI Admin
19-01-2013, 14:05
Bump :)

Alf
19-01-2013, 16:02
Thanks Christian for putting together. Cant wait to see the info on the POI database.

Thanks again to all who are contributing and all who are backing the data base.

I thought i better just mention not to dishearten people who are submitting fuel stations and shops . We have not included these for a few of reasons and hope you will agree.
The first reason is that fuel stations usually always have water available in some source so if you want to use these they are easy to find.
Secondly . Being a business if they are paying for this water via water meter, this could cause some annoyances if lots of motorhomes start using ( nothing to stop people asking individual services stations)
Thirdly, As some have pointed out their experiences, some of these metal box designs may have chemicals in ?

Finally can i ask that you put a brief description of where it is , eg: On the outside of public toilets. This will help in verifying via Google Earth. If Google Earth doesn't show these , please still submit them with a description.

Thanks Again
Regards
James

James I think you are wrong re the Fuel Staion / Garages as I said in my post ask before using and preferably buy some FUEL many fuel stations and garages in rural areas will be glad of the extra business and when ever we get water from any source we offer to pay, your argument / reson is flawed in my opinion as a free tap will soon be a locked and unavailable source once loads of motorcaravaners start calling and leaving taps turned on and loads of rubbish. Re the metal box taps all these I have seen are for topping windscreen wash or engine coolent no one should use these and most have a notice saying NOT for Drinking WATER

Alf

james1508
19-01-2013, 16:49
Hello Alf,

Thanks for your input. Firstly I just thought i would start by saying its not an argument but a discussion we can all take part in and opinions aren't flawed they are opinions that can be discussed. I would certainly hope members of the forum are responsible enough not to leave taps running and members can update any changes in the availability of taps . As for Garages we agree with regards to the metal box type (much of which have been suggested, although thats not a criticism ). With regards to Water , I fill up water more often than diesel and am not always in the position to top with fuel in order to obtain water, as this isn't classed as free in my eyes and many rural Garages are not 24 hours . Im like you though i like wherever possible to support local businesses as much as possible.

More views and ideas on what you would like to see on the data base would help. What do you all think ?

regards

James






James I think you are wrong re the Fuel Staion / Garages as I said in my post ask before using and preferably buy some FUEL many fuel stations and garages in rural areas will be glad of the extra business and when ever we get water from any source we offer to pay, your argument / reson is flawed in my opinion as a free tap will soon be a locked and unavailable source once loads of motorcaravaners start calling and leaving taps turned on and loads of rubbish. Re the metal box taps all these I have seen are for topping windscreen wash or engine coolent no one should use these and most have a notice saying NOT for Drinking WATER

Alf

james1508
21-01-2013, 19:34
Thanks for this one posted on the blog. http://goo.gl/maps/nXM8O

Anyone know of any good ones like this ?



Originally Posted by Sula434
Hi. As far as I know, it used to belong to the Ford dealer that was here until it was sold and converted to housing. I see dog walkers using it to water their dogs, so think it is for all. Water shortages aren't really an issue in Scotland, so nothing is metered!!

justdoitviv
25-01-2013, 23:00
[QUOTE=JohnsCrossMotorHomes;274851]You are welcome to fill up at Johns Cross, just call in the workshop and they will show you where the hose is.
Sorry dont know lat/long but postcode is TN325JJ, just say you a member and I said so!

i have rejoined this site because of your post. I paid my membership because of your offer. so i will be using you.

I contacted admin asking for an additional site i would like to be added. I and some of my wild campers do not mind giving water from our outside taps to like minded persons. however i would not like anyone from anywhere decending on my outside tap and hose. I would like to see a controlled site somehow, im sure admin will work it out, of person willing to give free water, or donation water (cause i am metered) , and maybe laundry facilties, or even baths ........for people on long journeys, b and b is so expensive, and so is laundry facilities, in town, and a bath is a welcome....what about a home to home site....contact admin cause you in my area...admin give you my addy...admin tell me you comming, ....you put money in envelope through my door with admin sticker , you fill up and off you go. and i helped you.....

this new water thingy is a good thing but it will take years to get get all the locations updated in all areas. right now, there are so many people on this site covering so many area....we have more of a chance getting water if we all offer our outside tap........

thanks for reading this rant and hope someone with brains can locate this to the correct division and thread, as im elderly and just press buttons and hope some page shows up

dysdera
26-01-2013, 07:05
50°49.135'N, 1°14.929'W this one is behind the hut on the seafront and is a tap used by bathers. Also has a toilet there too but not sure if its open 24 hours. Hope this helps, look forward to the POI file.

QFour
26-01-2013, 07:38
Southwold Harbour. There is a tap on the landing stage for boats so enjoy a pint in the pub and wait for the Harbour Master to go home. 52.19'16.81N 1.39'47.12E
Ramsholt pub. Tap behind the wall at front of pub. 52.01'06.74 1.22'34.40 ( Not suitable for large MH's )

james1508
26-01-2013, 16:30
Southwold Harbour. There is a tap on the landing stage for boats so enjoy a pint in the pub and wait for the Harbour Master to go home. 52.19'16.81N 1.39'47.12E
Ramsholt pub. Tap behind the wall at front of pub. 52.01'06.74 1.22'34.40 ( Not suitable for large MH's )


Hello User1,

Im struggling with the ref given, please could you have a look and paste them from google maps for me so i can add them to the info collated for Admin POI. Although i have been looking on street view and can find the Harbour i dont want to give the wrong info.

Cheers

James

kenspain
26-01-2013, 17:47
Any one that come,s over to Spain you will find water in nearly all the village,s on your trip most of this water inland you will find is spring water:wave:

james1508
27-01-2013, 09:51
Hello User1,

Im struggling with the ref given, please could you have a look and paste them from google maps for me so i can add them to the info collated for Admin POI. Although i have been looking on street view and can find the Harbour i dont want to give the wrong info.

Cheers

James

Thanks for the PM Ian i will take a look.
Regards

James

james1508
27-01-2013, 09:53
Any one that come,s over to Spain you will find water in nearly all the village,s on your trip most of this water inland you will find is spring water:wave:

This is probably the same in Scotland and rest of the UK , they just don't want you to know. I emailed the Scottish Tourist info and they say they dont have a list ! :confused:

Pilotewanderers
28-01-2013, 15:34
I suggested this idea two years ago and promptly got slagged off. Very glad to see that some common sense is now in use and we will offer some locations when we recover from our current jet lag. Not too sure about knowing the lat and longs though.

Pilotewanderers

james1508
28-01-2013, 16:44
Great minds think alike :cheers: you were just a bit ahead of me though :-)


Cant understand why you would get slagged off ! once up and running, contributed and updated by all it should be a good resource. Look forward to ya sites.

regards

James



I suggested this idea two years ago and promptly got slagged off. Very glad to see that some common sense is now in use and we will offer some locations when we recover from our current jet lag. Not too sure about knowing the lat and longs though.

Pilotewanderers

james1508
28-01-2013, 17:25
Just remembered this one from the IOW last year.

50.65521 -1.465967 Compton Bay, Isle of Wight, tap in front of the toilets. its not a screw connector/ standard sink type tap. 50.65521 -1.465967 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/Wqwl2)

Henrym
29-01-2013, 00:50
Crinan canal east end, Ardrishaig basin @ 56.01246 -5.4469 (first entrance on left after bridge over canal going north, tap in corner) (to pair up with pre-identified source at west end)
Culbin Forest Moray wild camping site has water in toilet block
As does Roseisle at 57.6724 -3.50235 (a possible overnight spot now that car park machines have been decommissioned, as of last visit)
Nearby alternative overnight: off B9089 at 57.6858 -3.4723
Water at toilets on Hopeman Harbour, at 57.7105 -3.4260
Braemar, PC on wild site CU Braemar (which I'm surprised would be allowed!)

As mentioned, good prospects for water are where there are boats, filling stations and public conveniences. Also public house where you have negotiated an overnight stay.

POI Admin
29-01-2013, 10:52
As mentioned, good prospects for water are where there are boats, filling stations and public conveniences.

Need to know which of these have been found viable for water filling i.e. taps under which you can fit a container/watering can or can fit a hose ...

Luckheart
29-01-2013, 13:12
I have an "old" VW and belong to a couple of specialist forums. On one we have a list of members who can help in case of breakdowns etc. On the lines of - "have a driveway, some tools and can make tea." Maybe there are members on here that might be able/willing to do that.
I could refill folk passing through Devizes.

james1508
31-01-2013, 18:31
Crinan canal east end, Ardrishaig basin @ 56.01246 -5.4469 (first entrance on left after bridge over canal going north, tap in corner) (to pair up with pre-identified source at west end) Is this car park/area public ? cant tell what the sign says on google earth .
Culbin Forest Moray wild camping site has water in toilet block
As does Roseisle at 57.6724 -3.50235 (a possible overnight spot now that car park machines have been decommissioned, as of last visit)
Water at toilets on Hopeman Harbour, at 57.7105 -3.4260 Can you fill up using a hose or are the toilet blocks too far away ?



Hello Henrym, thanks for these , could you have a look at the questions in Red.

Thanks

James

Henrym
31-01-2013, 23:25
Hello Henrym, thanks for these , could you have a look at the questions in Red.

Thanks

James

Crinan Canal East basin. We just drove in; didn't see any sign about restricted access, at least for coming and going. Sign advises of CCTV, so not sure about overnight, but we were heading north. Tap is near red van, on right in open parking area, in Google Earth Street View

Hopeman Harbour: pulled up next to toilet block (at top of harbour, first building after fork in road from Harbour Street and opposite old crane (in Street View)) used hose

Pilotewanderers
01-02-2013, 16:06
Harbours are usually good as fishing boats need water... as do any yachts I suppose same as us really. There is a very good water point on Cambletown pier but it is well hidden, by accident I hope not design but drive on to the pier, there is space to turn around the power house I think it is, and the tap is on the "outboard" side.

There is a very odd site on Orkney which is a community center and has electric hookups, and a tap, we sued ti for water only as we were camping elsewhere, waking most mornings to seal song in fact. The center is to be found on the road to Mull Head.

It pays of course to carry various fittings and cross overs for taps but I imagine we all do.

As for the slagging I to was astonished and TBH it very much put us off this site, as finding water is essential when wilding and given the way people contributed to the POI side of matters water we thought would have the same ethos... err no it seemed at the time.

Glad to see there is a better attitude this time around.

Pilotewanderers

james1508
01-02-2013, 16:48
Crinan Canal East basin. We just drove in; didn't see any sign about restricted access, at least for coming and going. Sign advises of CCTV, so not sure about overnight, but we were heading north. Tap is near red van, on right in open parking area, in Google Earth Street View

Hopeman Harbour: pulled up next to toilet block (at top of harbour, first building after fork in road from Harbour Street and opposite old crane (in Street View)) used hose


Thanks, its sometimes hard to read the descriptions from street view so as much info as possible is appreciated.

james

james1508
01-02-2013, 16:50
Hello.

Thanks for the suggestions do you have any grid references for these and as much info as you have.

Cheers

James



For anyone who needs how to do this, please see my post on page 3 on how to do it. Thanks



Harbours are usually good as fishing boats need water... as do any yachts I suppose same as us really. There is a very good water point on Cambletown pier but it is well hidden, by accident I hope not design but drive on to the pier, there is space to turn around the power house I think it is, and the tap is on the "outboard" side.

There is a very odd site on Orkney which is a community center and has electric hookups, and a tap, we sued ti for water only as we were camping elsewhere, waking most mornings to seal song in fact. The center is to be found on the road to Mull Head.

It pays of course to carry various fittings and cross overs for taps but I imagine we all do.

As for the slagging I to was astonished and TBH it very much put us off this site, as finding water is essential when wilding and given the way people contributed to the POI side of matters water we thought would have the same ethos... err no it seemed at the time.

Glad to see there is a better attitude this time around.

Pilotewanderers

marydot
02-02-2013, 15:59
We called in at Morrisons supermarket petrol station in Stonegate, Bishop Auckland for fuel, and thought we would ask where we could fill a water container. Took it into the shop, and was asked straight away 'Are you wanting water, luv?' and they filled the container for me. Nowhere to fill a tank, but a container will at least keep you going.
I think the reference is 54.659094,-1.677988. (How do I make this a clickable link?)

Mary

AeroNautiCal
02-02-2013, 19:08
I'd recommend buying a British Waterways Key which will give access to water, toilet and showers.

New keys are available on Ebay for £2:74, delivered, here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-WATERWAYS-KEY-/110999140426?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipmen t_Accessories_SM&hash=item19d810784a).

4maddogs
02-02-2013, 20:49
One of the first posters suggested Tobermory harbour. The water tap is on the slipway. No need to be cheeky as the poster said as they are very happy to let you have water. I have a 6m van and can just about get it down near enough to the tap to use a hose without tripping people up. The tap has a brass screw thread fitment, but it does not fit any of my attachments so I use a rubber funnel type end to my hose and with a bit of spillage it works fine.
The toilets at the harbour centre....now an office and visitor centre....has showers and a laundry and wifi.
Tobermory Harbour Association - Isle of Mull, Scotland (http://www.tobermoryharbour.co.uk/taighsolais.htm). 56* 37' 13" N 6* 4' 5" W

Also there is a tap at Bunessan by the car park. 56* 18' 57" N. 6* 14' 5" W

james1508
03-02-2013, 11:19
I'd recommend buying a British Waterways Key which will give access to water, toilet and showers.

New keys are available on Ebay for £2:74, delivered, here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-WATERWAYS-KEY-/110999140426?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipmen t_Accessories_SM&hash=item19d810784a).

Never heard of these(not being a boater) are these free facilities for the public or should you be a member of some organisation to use them ?

Cheers

james1508
03-02-2013, 11:24
Locations coming up in the Philippines, please could you check.

Thanks for submitting and the info on the TI, looks very good.

James



One of the first posters suggested Tobermory harbour. The water tap is on the slipway. No need to be cheeky as the poster said as they are very happy to let you have water. I have a 6m van and can just about get it down near enough to the tap to use a hose without tripping people up. The tap has a brass screw thread fitment, but it does not fit any of my attachments so I use a rubber funnel type end to my hose and with a bit of spillage it works fine.
The toilets at the harbour centre....now an office and visitor centre....has showers and a laundry and wifi.
Tobermory Harbour Association - Isle of Mull, Scotland (http://www.tobermoryharbour.co.uk/taighsolais.htm). 56* 37' 13" N 6* 4' 5" W

Also there is a tap at Bunessan by the car park. 56* 18' 57" N. 6* 14' 5" W

chrys
03-02-2013, 12:37
British Waterways Key

Regarding the above key. Once purchased there is access to Waterways Sanitary Stations. Here you will be able to empty cassette and fill with water. At most there is refuse facilities also. These stations are situated on the canals throughout the country. Having been a boater I knew where a lot are in relation to the canal. I have to find these in relation to the road. There is no organisation that you have to belong to to use them. Just purchase a key

Chris

4maddogs
03-02-2013, 16:48
Locations coming up in the Philippines, please could you check.

Thanks for submitting and the info on the TI, looks very good.

James

Hi
Hmm. Don't know what I doing wrong. Looking at Google Earth on the ipad it looks like 56* 18' 58"N 6* 14' 6" W
Is that better? It is on the Isle of Mull!

Thinking about others too.
52*56'7"N 1*14'45"E at West Runton train station. There is a tap used by the people who maintain the station garden. There is no office, just a platform, but it would mean a haul up a hill so OK if you have an aquaroll or similar.
Julie

james1508
03-02-2013, 18:38
May of got it ? Looks like the IPad uses a * instead of a deg symbol on the map , i cant find the deg on my key board so pasted one from another google maps grid ref. Have a look at this place 56° 18' 58"N 6° 14' 6" W - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/KzIgg) . Is this where you mean ? Funny i was in that car park last year having fish and chips from the pub opposite the car park.

Cheers

James



Hi
Hmm. Don't know what I doing wrong. Looking at Google Earth on the ipad it looks like 56* 18' 58"N 6* 14' 6" W
Is that better? It is on the Isle of Mull!

Thinking about others too.
52*56'7"N 1*14'45"E at West Runton train station. There is a tap used by the people who maintain the station garden. There is no office, just a platform, but it would mean a haul up a hill so OK if you have an aquaroll or similar.
Julie

4maddogs
03-02-2013, 22:06
May of got it ? Looks like the IPad uses a * instead of a deg symbol on the map , i cant find the deg on my key board so pasted one from another google maps grid ref. Have a look at this place 56° 18' 58"N 6° 14' 6" W - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/KzIgg) . Is this where you mean ? Funny i was in that car park last year having fish and chips from the pub opposite the car park.

Cheers

James

Hi James,

The tap in Bunessan is by the toilets ......just up the road opposite the car park. Have not used it in a while as sometimes it is turned off in the winter. Same coordinates as only a few yards away.

Edward B
04-02-2013, 10:24
Another one which I mentioned previously as an update to normal POIs is POI CR Dalbeattie 2 (A710) (Dumfries & Galloway), 54.913359,-3.817242. Forestry car park also offering parking (pay & display) but catering specifically for mountain bikes. The car park has two or three taps for hosing down bikes.

james1508
04-02-2013, 12:14
Another one which I mentioned previously as an update to normal POIs is POI CR Dalbeattie 2 (A710) (Dumfries & Galloway), 54.913359,-3.817242. Forestry car park also offering parking (pay & display) but catering specifically for mountain bikes. The car park has two or three taps for hosing down bikes.

Thanks for this, where are the taps located, toilet blocks etc ? can you drive up to them ? No streetview of the car park available.

Cheers

James

Edward B
04-02-2013, 14:27
Taps are at one or two points around car park - you can drive to them yes. No toilets. Coordinates I gave are from google maps and exactly to one of the taps. This one is quite obvious in the middle of the car park, others not quite so obvious. I think they are standard screw on fittings for your hose.

james1508
04-02-2013, 15:27
Taps are at one or two points around car park - you can drive to them yes. No toilets. Coordinates I gave are from google maps and exactly to one of the taps. This one is quite obvious in the middle of the car park, others not quite so obvious. I think they are standard screw on fittings for your hose.

Thanks for the info.

James

Somerled
07-02-2013, 18:25
Barra 57° 02’ 29.90” N
Eoligarry 7° 25’ 18.80” W
(CR) Existing POI
CDP and wash-out tap behind toilet block
Water fill from ordinary sink tap (preferably)

S. Uist 57° 23’ 55.48” N
Carnan 7° 19’ 48.27” W
South end of Benbecula causeway
Tap on shed wall behind Hardware Store
Hose already attached, can’t remember fitting
We asked at shop if it was OK to fill

S. Harris 57° 48’ 45.15” N
Stockinish 6° 49’ 02.58” W
Tap inside toilet block on pier
Normal screw fitting, hose needed
Overnighted in adjacent car park, no problems

S. Harris 57° 46’ 01.38” N
Leverburgh harbour 7° 01’ 24.97” W
Tap on outside wall of TIC
Normal screw fitting, hose needed

N. Harris 57° 53’ 51.93” N
Tarbert 6° 47’ 51.61” W
North wall of TIC
Normal screw fitting, hose needed

N. Harris 57° 59’ 44.26” N
Huisinis 7° 05’ 30.72” W
(CR) Existing POI
Tap on outside wall of toilet block
Normal screw fitting, hose needed
NO chemical dump (drains to septic tank)

Regards
Somerled

Somerled
07-02-2013, 18:27
Wrong topic! Should have been Location!

james1508
07-02-2013, 19:05
Thanks for these but i am unable to locate them on Google maps due to their format. I have tried various variations but unable to locate in order to check using Google maps/streetview to submit to Admin POI. Please see post 30 for details.

Thanks

James



Barra 57° 02’ 29.90” N
Eoligarry 7° 25’ 18.80” W
(CR) Existing POI
CDP and wash-out tap behind toilet block
Water fill from ordinary sink tap (preferably)

S. Uist 57° 23’ 55.48” N
Carnan 7° 19’ 48.27” W
South end of Benbecula causeway
Tap on shed wall behind Hardware Store
Hose already attached, can’t remember fitting
We asked at shop if it was OK to fill

S. Harris 57° 48’ 45.15” N
Stockinish 6° 49’ 02.58” W
Tap inside toilet block on pier
Normal screw fitting, hose needed
Overnighted in adjacent car park, no problems

S. Harris 57° 46’ 01.38” N
Leverburgh harbour 7° 01’ 24.97” W
Tap on outside wall of TIC
Normal screw fitting, hose needed

N. Harris 57° 53’ 51.93” N
Tarbert 6° 47’ 51.61” W
North wall of TIC
Normal screw fitting, hose needed

N. Harris 57° 59’ 44.26” N
Huisinis 7° 05’ 30.72” W
(CR) Existing POI
Tap on outside wall of toilet block
Normal screw fitting, hose needed
NO chemical dump (drains to septic tank)

Regards
Somerled

Somerled
07-02-2013, 19:28
Hi James

The co-ords were taken from Google Earth.
Have never user Google Maps but will see what I can do.

Regards

james1508
07-02-2013, 19:34
Apologies Somerled , my error ignore my last what you have done is correct :o




Hi James

The co-ords were taken from Google Earth.
Have never user Google Maps but will see what I can do.

Regards

silverweed
07-02-2013, 20:02
Hi chrys. Is there a map or list of where the sanitary stations are on the canals please

edina
07-02-2013, 20:13
This is a general map; if you select boating services on the right and zoom in until you see the green logo with a boat icon and "S" below it. (if you uncheck all other options the map is clearer to read)
Canal & River Trust (http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/in-your-area)

james1508
10-02-2013, 16:26
57.33515,-4.480577 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/tO1ku)

57.33515,-4.480577

I seem to remember this being a tap on the side of the TI, can anyone else confirm this ? (I wouldn't want to submit the wrong tap info )

Also this one from when we did the West Highland Way a few years ago ? at Loch Lomond , Alexandria, Argyll and Bute G83 (at the base of Ben Lomond)


http://goo.gl/maps/8QjTV

56.152289, -4.641890

palmydays
14-02-2013, 10:08
Like many before me I'm sure (I have not had time to read through all of them), there are loads of places we have stayed around Scotland especially where the toilets in car parks & ferry landings (more notably in the Highlands & Islands) are not locked or charged. We were even advised to stay in one place by the ferry pilot when we asked if he knew where we could park up for a night, the only thing he suggested was we reverse up about 6' since the neighbouring house was having friends round for dinner & we would spoil there view, by reversing we were screened by a hedge!
Love it up there!! :)
Will sort out some specific locations & pop them on. Are these being collated into a file or something too?
Regards to all & happy WILD camping from us!!
Dave & Naomi.

POI Admin
14-02-2013, 12:45
Will sort out some specific locations & pop them on. Are these being collated into a file or something too?

Yes - James1508 is gathering the info, then the places are added to the monthly POI Downloads ...

20 additions equals a year's free membership by the way :)

james1508
14-02-2013, 17:11
Like many before me I'm sure (I have not had time to read through all of them), there are loads of places we have stayed around Scotland especially where the toilets in car parks & ferry landings (more notably in the Highlands & Islands) are not locked or charged. We were even advised to stay in one place by the ferry pilot when we asked if he knew where we could park up for a night, the only thing he suggested was we reverse up about 6' since the neighbouring house was having friends round for dinner & we would spoil there view, by reversing we were screened by a hedge!
Love it up there!! :)
Will sort out some specific locations & pop them on. Are these being collated into a file or something too?
Regards to all & happy WILD camping from us!!
Dave & Naomi.


Hello palmydays,

Great if you can add some more, at the moment we have 47 and anymore appreciated. If you could provide this info :



Latitude, Longitude, Name(location), Information

50.963535 0.482283........................... John Cross Motorhomes, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32....................... Call in the workshop and ask(not 24 hours)
57.525424 -5.647767.......................... Shieldaig, Strathcarron, Highland IV54 8XW, UK ....................................Donation to the community on box at gate


It would help speed up the checking process. Add as much info as you want if you think it helps . Post 30 shows how to this for those not sure.

Also share your thoughts on the far North, Love it ! :o

Thanks

James

rockape
14-02-2013, 19:39
Usually at any cemetry there is a stand pipe, just ask any of the residents for permmision

elby29
17-02-2013, 10:47
Hi there, Im a real Newbie on here but this proposal for water points is a brilliant idea. We ourselves are desperate to find fresh water points around Redon in Morbihan, Brittany for 3 weeks time as it seems campsites don't open that early. I would be very interested if any other members know of any please? We're in the process of converting our Citroen Relay but for this trip having to use canvas and our old Discovery.....eeek! Wish us luck! :help:

james1508
20-02-2013, 18:48
Hi there, Im a real Newbie on here but this proposal for water points is a brilliant idea. We ourselves are desperate to find fresh water points around Redon in Morbihan, Brittany for 3 weeks time as it seems campsites don't open that early. I would be very interested if any other members know of any please? We're in the process of converting our Citroen Relay but for this trip having to use canvas and our old Discovery.....eeek! Wish us luck! :help:

Have a good trip, shame no one can help. If you find any on your travels, it would be great if you could add them on your return.

Thanks

James

johnmac185
20-02-2013, 18:58

elby29
22-02-2013, 10:35

elby29
22-02-2013, 20:26

CHII BUS
25-02-2013, 15:08
1st time posting a water point location, 56-492118N 05-062477W Its a Morrisons petrol station in Fort William, easy access and parking to fill your tank, used it twice with no problems.

CHII BUS
25-02-2013, 15:35
I remembered another.....55-195023N 03-263834W Esso filling station in Moffat Scotland, DG10 9EL easy access and parking, tap on O/S wall of kiosk.

Rich and Sarah
25-02-2013, 16:12
Hi all.
Newbie on here so this maybe have been asked before....
Is there POI for emptying waste or even toilet waste anywhere on the site. Chemical toilet emptying must be a pain for everyone one ???


Rich

james1508
25-02-2013, 16:36
Hello,

You are right responsible toilet waste emptying is also as important as fresh water to me . I usually use public toilets but do so discreetly so as not to give us wild campers a bad name. WC's with septic tanks are frowned upon because of the chemicals we use but im not sure if its valid but respect this in case its right ??

To answer your query, one of the places i submitted (pic attached) did have waste toilet facilities included in the description and is on the POI. So for anyone submitting , please feel free to add waste water as a facility.

Cheers

James

11838





Hi all.
Newbie on here so this maybe have been asked before....
Is there POI for emptying waste or even toilet waste anywhere on the site. Chemical toilet emptying must be a pain for everyone one ???


Rich

Yorkcov
26-02-2013, 08:54
Hi
The following locations have recently been added to Motorhome List Files by Harry Ridsale and he has given permission for me to reproduce them here:

;Longitude Latitude Name Address 1

-4.717595 50.470204 - Bodmin car park, dog trough filler tap, needs tap key
-3.98295 50.996649 - Umberleigh Station, on wall od station house
-0.508833 51.428516 - On side of church in Staines
1.638779 52.741895 - Horsey wind pump, near car park entrance
1.307625 52.630056 - Riverside road Norwich (two taps along there on river side of wall)
1.372456 51.968144 - Felixtowe north car park
1.330624 51.944633 - Felixtowe south car park
-3.464559 50.714689 - Exeter Services south on low wall by fuel sta
-3.463221 50.716679 - Exeter Services north on wall in service area
0.92629 51.77388 - Mersea island outside toilet wall
-0.9997 50.7858 - Hayling Island
-4.10905 50.64376 - Lydford Gorge
-0.076347 52.33193 - Seven Wives pub car park
-2.96592 54.42898 - Ambleside car park
-4.91479 50.57312 - Polzeath front of shop
-4.5481 50.82789 - Bude boat bollard
-0.85514 51.29058 - Morrisons garage Fleet, on rear of garage shop.
0.03811 51.27316 - Clacket Lane Services M25, on wall of service area
-4.93726 50.54118 - Padstow harbour front car park (night) boat bollards
-4.70904 50.4686 - Morrisons Bodmin grey box on side wall of garage shop, can be locked.
-2.60505 51.52751 - Morrisons Cribs Causeway, Bristol. Grey box at rear of garage shop, locked but reach under


Regards

Alan

james1508
26-02-2013, 16:07
Hello Alan,

Unfortunately for you Peter beat you to these with the exception of the last 2 Morrisons fuel stations (please see post 33) and we don't add the metal type boxes on fuel station because these are everywhere and we cant confirm their source and chemical free status.

Thanks

James




Hi
The following locations have recently been added to Motorhome List Files by Harry Ridsale and he has given permission for me to reproduce them here:

;Longitude Latitude Name Address 1

-4.717595 50.470204 - Bodmin car park, dog trough filler tap, needs tap key
-3.98295 50.996649 - Umberleigh Station, on wall od station house
-0.508833 51.428516 - On side of church in Staines
1.638779 52.741895 - Horsey wind pump, near car park entrance
1.307625 52.630056 - Riverside road Norwich (two taps along there on river side of wall)
1.372456 51.968144 - Felixtowe north car park
1.330624 51.944633 - Felixtowe south car park
-3.464559 50.714689 - Exeter Services south on low wall by fuel sta
-3.463221 50.716679 - Exeter Services north on wall in service area
0.92629 51.77388 - Mersea island outside toilet wall
-0.9997 50.7858 - Hayling Island
-4.10905 50.64376 - Lydford Gorge
-0.076347 52.33193 - Seven Wives pub car park
-2.96592 54.42898 - Ambleside car park
-4.91479 50.57312 - Polzeath front of shop
-4.5481 50.82789 - Bude boat bollard
-0.85514 51.29058 - Morrisons garage Fleet, on rear of garage shop.
0.03811 51.27316 - Clacket Lane Services M25, on wall of service area
-4.93726 50.54118 - Padstow harbour front car park (night) boat bollards
-4.70904 50.4686 - Morrisons Bodmin grey box on side wall of garage shop, can be locked.
-2.60505 51.52751 - Morrisons Cribs Causeway, Bristol. Grey box at rear of garage shop, locked but reach under


Regards

Alan

Yorkcov
27-02-2013, 14:19
Hi James
Sorry - I wasn't trying to get any credit for these, as stated they have just been posted on the Motorhome List by Harry Ridsale whom I credited. He gave the impression he had compiled them himself so I was surprised to see Peter had already posted them, but hey ho.

Regards

Alan

james1508
27-02-2013, 16:12
No problem at at all Alan, id rather have them submitted twice than not at all.

regards

James




Hi James
Sorry - I wasn't trying to get any credit for these, as stated they have just been posted on the Motorhome List by Harry Ridsale whom I credited. He gave the impression he had compiled them himself so I was surprised to see Peter had already posted them, but hey ho.

Regards

Alan

robinandhilda
02-03-2013, 11:05
Lochbroom filling station, Ullapool. 57deg 53min 48.52sec N, 5deg 09min 13.96sec W. Tap and grid for grey water. Useful alternative to ferry port.

Torridon public loo just near entrance to wild camping (tents only) site. 57deg 32 min 38.04sec N, 5deg 30min 12.53sec W. Taps with screw connections in both male and femail loos. Might need a long hose of several trips with water carriers.

Great idea for these POIs!

james1508
07-03-2013, 16:43
Thanks for your words of support.

Is this the one in Torridon ?

57.543874, -5.503421

57.543874, -5.503421 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/9RQon)

Free shower here too!



Lochbroom filling station, Ullapool. 57deg 53min 48.52sec N, 5deg 09min 13.96sec W. Tap and grid for grey water. Useful alternative to ferry port.

Torridon public loo just near entrance to wild camping (tents only) site. 57deg 32 min 38.04sec N, 5deg 30min 12.53sec W. Taps with screw connections in both male and femail loos. Might need a long hose of several trips with water carriers.

Great idea for these POIs!

Amethyst
07-03-2013, 17:05
54.647444,-2.78012

The filling station at Rheged has a tap on the left hand lane as you drive in.

Have a longish hose ready if your filler is on the offside of your camper.

Rob

Amethyst
07-03-2013, 17:15
54.121759,-2.290478

There is a tap outside the kitchen door with a hose on. Just ask for ok in the pub

Rob

Amethyst
07-03-2013, 17:19
54.207377,-2.363512

There is a tap outside back of pub by the kitchen door.

Will need containers. Ask ok in the pub.

Rob

frontslide
08-03-2013, 08:22
The Crescent Buxton Derbyshire natural spring you can see someone using it on street view.
53.258855,-1.914342

james1508
08-03-2013, 11:23
53.258855,-1.914342 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/nHiri) good one ! i take it this is right , can you remember what type of tap it is (hose attachment or normal tap) ?

Cheers

James



The Crescent Buxton Derbyshire natural spring you can see someone using it on street view.
53.258855,-1.914342

Jacana851
08-03-2013, 14:38
The Green Wellie Stop at Tyndum- water tap in front of the fuel station- we filled up there a couple of times last year. Need you own hose.

The Green Welly Stop
Tyndrum
PERTHSHIRE
FK20 8RY

56 26N 4 42W



Helen

frontslide
08-03-2013, 14:52
53.258855,-1.914342 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/nHiri) good one ! i take it this is right , can you remember what type of tap it is (hose attachment or normal tap) ?

Cheers

James
This poi is courtesy of the member Oasis i just posted the map ref because i know the area i havent used the tap myself.

Amethyst
08-03-2013, 15:15
55.563801,-1.791841

Tap at the back of this garage OK for hosepipe.

We had tried the garage at Seahouses but was told by a miserable woman serving to find a campsite!

Rob

jogguk
08-03-2013, 16:31
B4232 West Malvern Road.

google map (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=52.101049,-2.342411&hl=en-GB&ll=52.101008,-2.342523&spn=0.000822,0.002079&t=h&z=19)

Lovely Malvern Spring Water. Best take funnel to fill containers, no hose connection.

Look on the google map street view you will see the layby opposite the springs. OK for overnight, but gets busy in the mornings with people arriving to fill water vessels.

Look slighly to the NE and see the secluded carpark. Stayed here overnight a few times, though officially it is not permitted as it is owned by the Malvern Hills Conservators. The ranger sometimes comes round about 8.30am, if you got a P & D ticket you will be OK, he may have a moan, but been fine with me.


John

jb9
21-03-2013, 17:35
GPS: N53.234153 W4.121234
Texaco Garage Beach Road.

Tap has a standard BSP thread.

I suggest that you buy some diesel there.
Not the cheapest in town, but the staff are friendly!

jb9
21-03-2013, 17:44
Perhaps need another category for black water disposal. Seems to be a problem in the UK.

GPS: N53.122228, W4.115734.

These are public toilets in the Slate Museum car park at Llanberis. Only open around museum opening hours, presumably on moral grounds! Very pleasant and clean.

The car park has a £2 or £4 charge for longer stays. The museum and railway are interesting.

Wooie1958
21-03-2013, 17:48
Perhaps need another category for black water disposal. Seems to be a problem in the UK.

GPS: N53.122228, W4.115734.

These are public toilets in the Slate Museum car park at Llanberis. Only open around museum opening hours, presumably on moral grounds! Very pleasant and clean.

The car park has a £2 or £4 charge for longer stays. The museum and railway are interesting.



You need to be Very Careful using Public Toilets to empty your Cassette.

There are an awful lot of people do not like it including some Councils.

james1508
21-03-2013, 18:18
Hello all,

With regards to garages/Fuel stations , we decided early on in this thread not to include them. The reasons being:


The water POI map would just be full of fuel stations therefore harder to find free taps POI.

Almost all fuel stations will have water available if you ask.

Most water stations at fuel stations are the metal box types and may not be drinking water ?

In order to use fuel stations as a water POI you would probably be expected to fuel up.

Many large Fuel stations are owned by Supermarkets or Fuel Companies and although one member of staff may be camper van friendly another may not.

Although not a criteria, the fuel stations you would like to support in rural areas are usually not 24 hours.

We hope you agree but please feel free to voice your thoughts on the matter.



Regards

James

james1508
21-03-2013, 18:23
Hello,

With regards to a separate category for toilet waste that wouldn't be my decision although any Water POI that have emptying toilet facilities can be added to the description on the POI.

Cheers

James



Perhaps need another category for black water disposal. Seems to be a problem in the UK.

GPS: N53.122228, W4.115734.

These are public toilets in the Slate Museum car park at Llanberis. Only open around museum opening hours, presumably on moral grounds! Very pleasant and clean.

The car park has a £2 or £4 charge for longer stays. The museum and railway are interesting.

jb9
22-03-2013, 08:18
OK, obviously this is not the right thread for Black Waste (or grey). I'll look for the correct one. As this was my first wild camping trip in the UK after nearly twenty years in Europe, I do find the British (well English and Welsh so far) attitudes to motorhomes rather depressing. It's only a couple of hours to Calais, maybe I'll give up.

I take the point about garages, but we segregate our clean water: anything reasonable for washing etc. and drinking water in containers.

jb9
22-03-2013, 08:53
Well, I've just spent about half an hour searching this forum for advice on dumping black and grey waste in the UK and all I've found is that you can pay at a camp site or CL. I can't beleieve that everyone pays up to £6.50 a time to empty a cassette, especially when spending several days out in the wilds.

There must be some free places to dump. Or am I just too incontinent for wild camping!

fofeg101
22-03-2013, 09:39
Hi
The following locations have recently been added to Motorhome List Files by Harry Ridsale and he has given permission for me to reproduce them here:

;Longitude Latitude Name Address 1

-4.717595 50.470204 - Bodmin car park, dog trough filler tap, needs tap key
-3.98295 50.996649 - Umberleigh Station, on wall od station house
-0.508833 51.428516 - On side of church in Staines
1.638779 52.741895 - Horsey wind pump, near car park entrance
1.307625 52.630056 - Riverside road Norwich (two taps along there on river side of wall)
1.372456 51.968144 - Felixtowe north car park
1.330624 51.944633 - Felixtowe south car park
-3.464559 50.714689 - Exeter Services south on low wall by fuel sta
-3.463221 50.716679 - Exeter Services north on wall in service area
0.92629 51.77388 - Mersea island outside toilet wall
-0.9997 50.7858 - Hayling Island
-4.10905 50.64376 - Lydford Gorge
-0.076347 52.33193 - Seven Wives pub car park
-2.96592 54.42898 - Ambleside car park
-4.91479 50.57312 - Polzeath front of shop
-4.5481 50.82789 - Bude boat bollard
-0.85514 51.29058 - Morrisons garage Fleet, on rear of garage shop.
0.03811 51.27316 - Clacket Lane Services M25, on wall of service area
-4.93726 50.54118 - Padstow harbour front car park (night) boat bollards
-4.70904 50.4686 - Morrisons Bodmin grey box on side wall of garage shop, can be locked.
-2.60505 51.52751 - Morrisons Cribs Causeway, Bristol. Grey box at rear of garage shop, locked but reach under


Regards

Alan
The co-ords for Mersea Island put me in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there's a typo.

Sky
22-03-2013, 10:53
There must be some free places to dump. Or am I just too incontinent for wild camping!

If you use eco-friendly chemicals (i.e. no formaldehyde) there's nothing wrong with using public toilets.

Obviously, be considerate of others and only do it when there's no one else around.

POI Admin
22-03-2013, 11:20
The co-ords for Mersea Island put me in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there's a typo.

That's because the latitude and longitude are the wrong way round for all the locations given :eek:

Neckender
22-03-2013, 15:19
Well, I've just spent about half an hour searching this forum for advice on dumping black and grey waste in the UK and all I've found is that you can pay at a camp site or CL. I can't beleieve that everyone pays up to £6.50 a time to empty a cassette, especially when spending several days out in the wilds.

There must be some free places to dump. Or am I just too incontinent for wild camping!

I've bought a pair of manhole keys off ebay to lift foul drain manhole covers if I need to, at the moment have had no need to use them.

John.

james1508
22-03-2013, 16:17
Yeah they do, reverse the two and you get the correct grid ref. They are correct on the POI file.

Regards

James





The co-ords for Mersea Island put me in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there's a typo.

james1508
22-03-2013, 16:27
I use quiet public toilets, make sure no ones around and im careful not to make a mess . Ive avoided using septic tank public toilets only because others on here say not to, not sure if they are right or wrong ? If anyone knows of any waste disposal places that are with the water poi, let us know and we will note it on the Water POI. As yet there is just one on Uist :-)





Well, I've just spent about half an hour searching this forum for advice on dumping black and grey waste in the UK and all I've found is that you can pay at a camp site or CL. I can't beleieve that everyone pays up to £6.50 a time to empty a cassette, especially when spending several days out in the wilds.

There must be some free places to dump. Or am I just too incontinent for wild camping!

robinandhilda
03-04-2013, 17:22
Thanks for your words of support.

Is this the one in Torridon ?

57.543874, -5.503421

57.543874, -5.503421 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/9RQon)

Free shower here too!

Yes - that's it. Sorry about the lat-long format. I was reading it off my Anquet maps 1:50000 series. I shoudl have selected digital format.

james1508
03-04-2013, 18:42
Yes - that's it. Sorry about the lat-long format. I was reading it off my Anquet maps 1:50000 series. I shoudl have selected digital format.

Thanks, i have used myself (the shower facility) but couldn't remember if the tap lower than the sink was for cleaners (hot water) thanks for that and im sure i will be using it in a couple of weeks time :-)

regards

James

peanutty
04-04-2013, 12:26
Hi All, there's a Water Tap next to Toilets in the Information Centre Car Park (no overnighting allowed).
I used it (with consent) as did others whilst I was parked there. Lovely views of Loch Ness as well :-)

57.335149 N 4.480989 W

Hope the above works . . . But just in case it doesn't I've emailed the location using the "I Am Here" App

Happy Days

POI Admin
04-04-2013, 17:54
Hi All, there's a Water Tap next to Toilets in the Information Centre Car Park (no overnighting allowed).
I used it (with consent) as did others whilst I was parked there. Lovely views of Loch Ness as well :-)

57.335149 N 4.480989 W

Hope the above works . . . But just in case it doesn't I've emailed the location using the "I Am Here" App

Happy Days

Thanks - the co-ordinates are spot on :)

james1508
19-04-2013, 19:37
Stayed here for 2 nights this week. What a brilliant Wild Spot, Proper hose pipe tap and toilet. Great location and Sandwood Bay is a must whilst up there. Donation left especially as we felt welcome. Unfortunately due to the Gales and Rain this week we have returned home a week early but will reschedule in a months time !

12944

12945


Hi

url] [ 58.490972,-5.100157 ]. Tap around the back of the toilet block (hose/container required). Owned/run by John Muir Trust. Be sure to feed donations box. Plenty of wild-camping nearby too, both on car park, and at several of the road ends. This is the starting point for a walk out to the spectacular Sandwood Bay/Loch: Ditto (http://www.veletron.com/php/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=19827)

scampa
20-04-2013, 00:08
Great location and Sandwood Bay is a must whilst up there.

Some Sandwood Bay trivia....

I have an old 1940's Scottish angling book ("Wade the River, Drift the Loch") that includes the "true" account from a local man, Alexander Gunn, of the time when he spent several minutes watching a mermaid sitting on the rocks just south of Sandwood Bay. By all accounts he was a well respected and honest man, and had been out trying to recover a sheep from a rocky gully when he spotted the mermaid from a distance of only six or seven feet. He maintained that he definitely wasn't mistaken and hadn't been drinking. He swore by his story until his death, almost fifty years after the event. The area was once known as "The land of the mermaids" and the book describes several sightings that were reported up to the time of publication!

I don't know if any mermaids have been spotted there recently? Maybe the Scots lasses don't get so "legless" nowadays before they go swimming in the bay?? :)

Sandwood Bay also has a reputation for being haunted, but I won't say any more about that in case anyone is spending the night around there! :scared:

james1508
20-04-2013, 07:51
Some Sandwood Bay trivia....

I have an old 1940's Scottish angling book ("Wade the River, Drift the Loch") that includes the "true" account from a local man, Alexander Gunn, of the time when he spent several minutes watching a mermaid sitting on the rocks just south of Sandwood Bay. By all accounts he was a well respected and honest man, and had been out trying to recover a sheep from a rocky gully when he spotted the mermaid from a distance of only six or seven feet. He maintained that he definitely wasn't mistaken and hadn't been drinking. He swore by his story until his death, almost fifty years after the event. The area was once known as "The land of the mermaids" and the book describes several sightings that were reported up to the time of publication!

I don't know if any mermaids have been spotted there recently? Maybe the Scots lasses don't get so "legless" nowadays before they go swimming in the bay?? :)

Sandwood Bay also has a reputation for being haunted, but I won't say any more about that in case anyone is spending the night around there! :scared:

It was a cold day so i expect she couldn't;) be bothered

Somerled
24-04-2013, 09:47
Oban - Ganavan Sands
Toilets and water here at 56.437628,-5.468992.
Water tap in Ladies toilet, normal screw fitting for hose.
They seem serious that no overnighting is allowed, looks like proper TRO signage.

Corran Ferry - Nether Lochaber slip
Toilets and water here at 56.721414,-5.234867.
Water at ordinary sink tap, no screw fitting.
The Corran Inn at this location is currently closed.

james1508
27-04-2013, 19:16
Firkin Point, Loch Lomond (West) tap, Non screw fitting inside Male toilets behind the entrance door. 56.170782, -4.677751 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/Vxb09)


56.170782, -4.677751

Henrym
27-04-2013, 22:37
Street map indicates Cars only at Firkin Point, though.

james1508
28-04-2013, 08:33
Yeah good point, still used it though but maybe should remove. There was a camper wilding when i was there plus a tent and a tarp type thingy too. It was around 8 am when i used it.

Thanks should of spotted that, i noticed the bus and caravan symbol but didnt read the ' CARS ONLY'

James



Street map indicates Cars only at Firkin Point, though.

POI Admin
28-04-2013, 12:08
Can't see it being a problem if you're not parking - discouraging parking by vehicles other than cars must be the reason for the sign ...

northernspirit2001
04-05-2013, 17:06
53.008328, -0.955626

River water, 5m hose required

Also a good stopover.

Henrym
04-05-2013, 17:33
Thanks for this one posted on the blog. 55.95481,-2.785614 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/nXM8O)

Anyone know of any good ones like this ?



Originally Posted by Sula434
Hi. As far as I know, it used to belong to the Ford dealer that was here until it was sold and converted to housing. I see dog walkers using it to water their dogs, so think it is for all. Water shortages aren't really an issue in Scotland, so nothing is metered!!

Looks OK, but (a) run plenty of water through to flush first and (b) where would you park without causing an obstruction?

Also, Admins, it could now be worth splitting this thread between countries (probably not counties)

POI Admin
17-05-2013, 10:41
Bump :)

Still seeking more locations ...

MORGANTHEMOON
17-05-2013, 10:44
Pontygwyndy inn caerphilly.
It is a poi but also has water

maingate
17-05-2013, 13:35
The motorhome stopover in Hawick has a tap in the corner. It is beside the car park exit on to the road bridge over the river (near the 'campervan' only) bay.

james1508
17-05-2013, 16:45
The motorhome stopover in Hawick has a tap in the corner. It is beside the car park exit on to the road bridge over the river (near the 'campervan' only) bay.

Is this the place you refer to ? dont know the area so i dont want to put the wrong grid ref.

55.422575, -2.790484

55.422575,-2.790484 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/vuVQm)

Thanks for submitting

James

james1508
17-05-2013, 16:56
Pontygwyndy inn caerphilly.
It is a poi but also has water

Hello

Is this correct? Do you have any additional info on the location, EG on the back ? or in the car park, tap type ?

Thanks

James

51.586941,-3.222414 51.586941,-3.222414 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/HMTgz)

maingate
17-05-2013, 19:09
Is this the place you refer to ? dont know the area so i dont want to put the wrong grid ref.

55.422575, -2.790484

55.422575,-2.790484 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/vuVQm)

Thanks for submitting

James

Yes that's the spot. Just to the left of the exit.

james1508
18-05-2013, 12:59
Yes that's the spot. Just to the left of the exit.

Thats great, Cheers

Henrym
19-05-2013, 22:51
Not only a water point, a fire hose in front of the Cal Mac office (red reel next to disabled parking space, to the left of pick-up parking visible on Street View), but also a sign for a Caravan Disposal Point. Well, not big enough to take caravans, unfortunately, but open the green lid and you can empty your toilet. On Street View, the unit is at the back left of the HGV and Coaches parking area, by a lamppost. There is now a sign near the green bin in Street View. No flush water, though. Get a bucket of water when you are filling with water perhaps. (Partially) unscrew the nozzle at the end of the fire hose to turn water flow on. Look out for similar fire hoses at other ferry ports.....
57.596976 -7.156724 Overshoot the ferry holding area, go past the cattle pens to the parking and offices at the end of the road, or if you come off the ferry turn right when you leave the ferry holding area rather than left towards the village/island.

MORGANTHEMOON
20-05-2013, 06:59
Hello

Is this correct? Do you have any additional info on the location, EG on the back ? or in the car park, tap type ?

Thanks

James

51.586941,-3.222414 51.586941,-3.222414 - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/HMTgz)

This is correct.
We hold meets here and have 2 booked for this year.
I will post some more info.

james1508
15-06-2013, 11:08
Filled up here again the other day, please leave a donation as these facilities have been provided by the community. There is a cairn for donations located in front of the centre (as if you were looking across to the castle) I may be tight but i left £1.


Here are 4 locations i found in NW scotland last year. Edited and Outer Hebrides



57.278817,-5.520246 , A87 On the way to the Isle of Skye, Kyle, Highland IV40. The tap is situated in the public car park on the right hand side on a wooden post separate to the toilet building. Standard hose pipe fitting. Its next door to the Outdoor Shop.

ravydavygravy
22-08-2013, 20:59
Hi there, I'm new here and haven't had chance to introduce myself yet but just saw your thread. Some good advice I was given a while ago is to always look for a church. There is nearly always a tap at a church and they can be found in the smallest of villages. Maybe you all already know this but it's worked for me on many an occasion.

james1508
02-03-2014, 16:26
Hello All,

Just a reminder of the water POI. Its being going just over a year now and i know myself and others i have met have also found it useful. If you have any suggested POI you feel the forum would benefit from please submit using the info below. We now have over 110 water POI.

What I am after and hopefully many of you will agree is free and easy sources of water , community taps (may require a donations) Tourist informations. Public Conveniences are great as long as you can fit a container under for filling ( please state) but hose pipe taps are preferential. Please let us know if there are Issues parking near by and if a container is needed. Churches are also a good idea too so if you know any with taps available then please let us know.

NOT USUALLY ADDED

Most fuel stations have Taps for customer use but you would be expected to fill up with fuel in order to get free water so we wouldn't normally add these. However If you know a fuel station owner and they are willing to let Motorhomes fill up then please let us know. It could be that you dont have to fuel up but buying goods from the shop maybe a condition ?

The above are just my thoughts if you wish to add your ideas, let us know.

Thanks James


How to get the info requested using Google maps

Click on the point where the tap is.
Right Click and Select on What's Here.
This will then give you the latitude and longitude that is required.

Please Include the following detail to speed up the compilation of the data base.

(1) longitude & latitude. (Paste from Google)
(2)geographic location and county. (take from the left hand column from Google, see pic 2)
(3)as much useful info as possible : can you drive close to it for filling from a hose, On what type of building / inside or out.



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loulou
01-05-2014, 18:05
There is an external water point on the toilet block in the lower car park in Newgale.

The tap is not suitable for hose connection, only for recepticles, good pressure.

The location is at 51° 51’08.32”N, 5° 07’20.95”W

:wave:

loulou
01-05-2014, 18:26
This is a lovely village church with a small graveyard next to it. The water tap is by the gate, and there is a hose for you to use if you want to. The Church is beautifully kept inside and very welcoming, door was open. So we helped ourselves with water and put a £1 in the donation box.

The location is 52° 51.988’N, 4° 39.759’W

21963

POI Admin
01-05-2014, 19:26
There is an external water point on the toilet block in the lower car park in Newgale.

The tap is not suitable for hose connection, only for recepticles, good pressure.

The location is at 51° 51’08.32”N, 5° 07’20.95”W

:wave:

Thanks for this - I've added it to the POIs :D

POI Admin
01-05-2014, 19:30
This is a lovely village church with a small graveyard next to it. The water tap is by the gate, and there is a hose for you to use if you want to. The Church is beautifully kept inside and very welcoming, door was open. So we helped ourselves with water and put a £1 in the donation box.

The location is 52° 51.988’N, 4° 39.759’W

21963

Added this one too - thanks :D

Edward B
06-05-2014, 19:52
Here are a couple of water pois found on our recent short trip north

57.005465,-3.398311 Braemar, Aberdeenshire.. Water tap at rear of toilets. Standard screwed tap. 4 – 5 meter hose would do but I just used containers to top up.

56.233637,-4.428623 Loch Katryne, Stirling. Tap on south east wall of toilet block. Standard threaded tap. Depending on parked vehicles a short hose would be fine. On street view a shipping container housing the bike hire place is shown in front of the tap but that is no longer there.

POI Admin
06-05-2014, 23:10
Thanks for these - I've added them to the Tap POIs :D

Somerled
09-05-2014, 09:50
A few more for you, James

56.935701,-4.240664 - Dalwhinnie Public Toilets, screw tap on outside corner of building
56.532563,-5.785037 - Lochaline West Pier, screw tap on outside corner of shipping container
56.536198,-5.776223 - Lochaline Public Toilets, screw tap inside Gents, accessible to either hose or bucket but very public so if using hose probably best outwith ferry times
56.536129,-5.775263 - Lochaline Quayside, long hose already fitted, expected £3 donation to Harbour Trust

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
09-05-2014, 11:42
Many thanks - these have been added to the Tap POIs :D

Somerled
01-06-2014, 20:39
Hi James

Just back from 10 days in Aberdeenshire and have the following for you.

WT 57.065208,-3.006799, Tullich Graveyard, screw connection
WT 57.084738,-2.943649, Muir of Dinnet NNR, screw connection (need 50m hose or container, ask if/when Centre is open, otherwise just go for it)
WT 57.275438,-2.366371, Inverurie Cemetery, round push-on kitchen tap
WS 57.350081,-2.424299, Loanhead of Daviot Cemetery, square push-on kitchen tap, very fierce flow, best with container
WT 56.945659,-2.20587, Dunnottar Castle, screw connection (ask if/when Office is attended, otherwise just go for it)

Also diverted to existing WS 57.428717,-2.388089, Fyvie cemetery and found only a water butt, not very keen to fill tank from that, need a warning perhaps?

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
01-06-2014, 23:53
Thank you for all these which I've added to the Tap POIs :D

Can I clarify for the last entry at Dunnottar - is it a tap in the toilets?

Regarding Fyvie Cemetery, I note that the original posting says the tap is located in the new part of the cemetery. Is that where you looked? (That is the GPS location in the POIs ...)

Somerled
02-06-2014, 08:54
Dunnottar: The tap is on the inside of the outside wall next to the cycle racks, didn't look in toilets.
Fyvie: The water butt is against the wall just Inside the gate of the new cemetery and is obviously filled regularly; there was no sign of a tap or pipe work that I could see.

Please could you also remind me of the meanings/differences of WS and WT.

POI Admin
02-06-2014, 12:34
Thanks for the extra info. I have removed the Fyvie entry from the Tap POIs ... The intent is only to list potable water sources.

WS - water standpipe i.e. tap free standing or fixed to a structure and typically outdoors.

WT - water accessible inside toilets typically from a basin tap. If there's a tap with hose connector inside the toilets I would classify that as WS/WT (i.e. both!)

Again thanks for the submissions

Somerled
02-06-2014, 12:53
Thank you. In that case all 5 of my submissions above should be classed as WS!

i'll now try to remember all the toilets we were in and send as WT!

By the way I have the changes needed to make water pois appear blue on google earth (pushpin) and memory map (flag) on an ipad. Also purple for pub stops, and orange for LPG stations. Our archaeological sites that we want to see show in green. Find it makes things easier getting around. Would you be interested in these changes?

POI Admin
02-06-2014, 13:04
If you'd like to post a new thread in the POI Support forum about the Google Earth changes, I'm sure it would be of general interest.

Thanks ...

frontslide
02-06-2014, 19:46
Bunessan, Mull. tap on front of public convenience :cool:

POI Admin
02-06-2014, 20:17
Thanks - but this one is already in the Tap POIs :D

Somerled
04-06-2014, 21:06
Hi James

Have retraced our last trip and here is the balance of taps we have known and loved, for sure can't think of any more but will keep our eyes open on our forthcoming outing next week.

WS 56.736143,-2.654242, Brechin Cemetery, screw fitting, tight corners from North, ok from South. Parents' grave there so know the area well.
WS 57.148449,-2.498676, Midmar Kirk churchyard, screw fitting, can drive in but tight corners and perhaps disrespectful? Maybe containers better...

WT 57.232333,-2.700287, Alford carpark toilets
WT 57.331670,-2.833196, Rhynie public toilets
WT 57.671511,-2.497601, Macduff harbour toilets
WT 57.672743,-1.935731, Inverallochy public toilets
WT 57.140604,-2.432359, Echt public toilets
WT 57.586283,-2.090884, Strichen public toilets

And a comment/warning for anyone visiting the car park at CR Rattray Head - we hit a patch of soft sand in the middle of the car park. Plastic treads no good, ended up sitting on sump and eventually jacked up, dug out and towed away by five very helpful Polish builders with their truck.

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
05-06-2014, 00:18
Thanks Derek - a great selection and with locations spot on. Now added to the Tap POIs :D

(Sorry you got stuck, but at least you were helped in what is a rather remote place ...)

champstar
30-06-2014, 11:11
Just to update the water tap at Osmisgarry isle of skye is no longer in use and has been removed from the outside of the public toilets. The toilets are still accessible by donation as no longer funded by the council.

POI Admin
30-06-2014, 14:01
Thanks for the update :D

Somerled
02-08-2014, 08:30
Hi James

Didn't get away as soon as we hoped but here's what we eventually found on our wanders -

2 old ones I forgot about:
WT Killin (Perthshire), 56.470059,-4.314929, public toilets
WT Crianlarich (Perthshire), 56.392559,-4.618866, public toilets

and now some new ones:
WT Ballachulish (Highland), 56.678255,-5.129381, public toilets outside Tourist Office
WS Mallaig (Highland), 57.005598,-5.831358, screw fitting, outside Library, ask if during office hours otherwise go for it, easy parking within hose reach in evening
WT Kinlochewe (Highland), 57.60448,-5.299551, public toilets
WT Gairloch (Highland), 57.728662,-5.691261, public toilets
WT Strathpeffer (Highland), 57.587896,-4.538931, public toilets
WS Kirkmichael Burial Ground, Udale Bay (Highland), 57.663796,-4.171559, screw fitting, just inside gate
WT Cromarty (Highland), 57.681989,-4.037006, public toilets
WT Avoch Harbour (Highland), 57.567176,-4.168078, public toilets
WT Cannich Public Hall (Highland), 57.343734,-4.755192, public toilets inside building, not easy but ok if short of water

NB: WT Applecross (Highland), toilet block has been recently refurbished, taps changed to design that is v difficult to get any sort of hose on and can't get containers in tiny sink - had to move on to Shieldaig for water

Also relatively new CR Kilmahog 2 (Perthshire), 56.245329,-4.248726, fairly new, more secluded than CR Kilmahog - do you deal with CRs too?

Off again soon, will keep eyes peeled!

Regards, Derek

james1508
02-08-2014, 09:27
Hi James

Didn't get away as soon as we hoped but here's what we eventually found on our wanders -

2 old ones I forgot about:
WT Killin (Perthshire), 56.470059,-4.314929, public toilets
WT Crianlarich (Perthshire), 56.392559,-4.618866, public toilets

and now some new ones:
WT Ballachulish (Highland), 56.678255,-5.129381, public toilets outside Tourist Office
WS Mallaig (Highland), 57.005598,-5.831358, screw fitting, outside Library, ask if during office hours otherwise go for it, easy parking within hose reach in evening
WT Kinlochewe (Highland), 57.60448,-5.299551, public toilets
WT Gairloch (Highland), 57.728662,-5.691261, public toilets
WT Strathpeffer (Highland), 57.587896,-4.538931, public toilets
WS Kirkmichael Burial Ground, Udale Bay (Highland), 57.663796,-4.171559, screw fitting, just inside gate
WT Cromarty (Highland), 57.681989,-4.037006, public toilets
WT Avoch Harbour (Highland), 57.567176,-4.168078, public toilets
WT Cannich Public Hall (Highland), 57.343734,-4.755192, public toilets inside building, not easy but ok if short of water

NB: WT Applecross (Highland), toilet block has been recently refurbished, taps changed to design that is v difficult to get any sort of hose on and can't get containers in tiny sink - had to move on to Shieldaig for water

Also relatively new CR Kilmahog 2 (Perthshire), 56.245329,-4.248726, fairly new, more secluded than CR Kilmahog - do you deal with CRs too?

Off again soon, will keep eyes peeled!

Regards, Derek



Thanks Derek, thought i better mention as the credit should now go to Chris (POI Admin) as he now does all the work behind this.

Thanks for supporting my original idea though and its good to see the list getting bigger all be it slowly. Im sure others like us are also finding it useful.

Kind regards

James

POI Admin
02-08-2014, 14:08
Hi James

Didn't get away as soon as we hoped but here's what we eventually found on our wanders -

2 old ones I forgot about:
WT Killin (Perthshire), 56.470059,-4.314929, public toilets
WT Crianlarich (Perthshire), 56.392559,-4.618866, public toilets

and now some new ones:
WT Ballachulish (Highland), 56.678255,-5.129381, public toilets outside Tourist Office
WS Mallaig (Highland), 57.005598,-5.831358, screw fitting, outside Library, ask if during office hours otherwise go for it, easy parking within hose reach in evening
WT Kinlochewe (Highland), 57.60448,-5.299551, public toilets
WT Gairloch (Highland), 57.728662,-5.691261, public toilets
WT Strathpeffer (Highland), 57.587896,-4.538931, public toilets
WS Kirkmichael Burial Ground, Udale Bay (Highland), 57.663796,-4.171559, screw fitting, just inside gate
WT Cromarty (Highland), 57.681989,-4.037006, public toilets
WT Avoch Harbour (Highland), 57.567176,-4.168078, public toilets
WT Cannich Public Hall (Highland), 57.343734,-4.755192, public toilets inside building, not easy but ok if short of water

NB: WT Applecross (Highland), toilet block has been recently refurbished, taps changed to design that is v difficult to get any sort of hose on and can't get containers in tiny sink - had to move on to Shieldaig for water

Also relatively new CR Kilmahog 2 (Perthshire), 56.245329,-4.248726, fairly new, more secluded than CR Kilmahog - do you deal with CRs too?

Off again soon, will keep eyes peeled!

Regards, Derek

Many thanks for all these useful additions to the Tap POIs :D

I have removed the Applecross entry, and added the new Wild Camp POI as well.

Somerled
02-08-2014, 15:30
Have just been googling universal tap connectors and have found a few that would probably fit Applecross ok. I'm just about to buy a Green Blade oval/square/mixer type and give it a go. Will let you know. Maybe worth keeping the WT on for people already equipped?
Regards, Derek

POI Admin
02-08-2014, 15:45
Have just been googling universal tap connectors and have found a few that would probably fit Applecross ok. I'm just about to buy a Green Blade oval/square/mixer type and give it a go. Will let you know. Maybe worth keeping the WT on for people already equipped?
Regards, Derek

Ok - will do. I have a hose with a push on rubber connector that I use with success with most round taps.

Is the Applecross tap other than round?

Somerled
02-08-2014, 16:16
It's one of those fancy domestic types, squarish profile with the outlet hole about a cm back along the bottom. Push-on type connector just stops the water coming out of the nozzle where it's supposed to and sprays the wall behind instead! While there we did see others try and give up, so were not alone in having problems.

Sky
02-08-2014, 16:47
I have one of these (http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hose-fittings/connect-to-tap/tap-connectors.html) that I use for taps like that. I find I need to use it more and more now - it works well. They can be found in most hardware outlets or garden centres. No need to go for Hozelock; I think there are 'in house' varieties available. :)

Lee
02-08-2014, 16:53
Have you thought of using the universal tap connector a watering can, as described by N Brown fits all taps and is never to short, I use one all the time and have found it perfect especially on the aires in France where trying to attach a hose pipe would not make you popular.

Sky
02-08-2014, 17:07
:offtopic:

I've used hundreds of aires and have always used a hosepipe with no difficulty. I couldn't carry a watering can anyway, let alone fill up my tank with one.

Somerled
02-08-2014, 17:17
Have you thought of using the universal tap connector a watering can, as described by N Brown fits all taps and is never to short, I use one all the time and have found it perfect especially on the aires in France where trying to attach a hose pipe would not make you popular.

Fine, but there's no way a watering can will fit in the sink. You need a wee bit of hose from the tap to your watering can before you can get any worthwhile amount of water. With a 100 litre tank to fill, that's a lot of partly-filled cans to carry out.

POI Admin
02-08-2014, 17:31
I have one of these (http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hose-fittings/connect-to-tap/tap-connectors.html) that I use for taps like that. I find I need to use it more and more now - it works well. They can be found in most hardware outlets or garden centres. No need to go for Hozelock; I think there are 'in house' varieties available. :)

Good suggestion :D

Bet this one is cheaper than Hozelock!

Universal Kitchen Tap Hose Adaptor Connector Rubber Mixer Round Square Gardening | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Kitchen-Tap-Hose-Adaptor-Connector-Rubber-Mixer-Round-Square-Gardening-/131197485074?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Bird_ Bath_Feeder_CV&hash=item1e8bfac012)

Just ordered one to try ...

POI Admin
02-08-2014, 17:32
Fine, but there's no way a watering can will fit in the sink. You need a wee bit of hose from the tap to your watering can before you can get any worthwhile amount of water. With a 100 litre tank to fill, that's a lot of partly-filled cans to carry out.

I use a 20 litre collapsible container and fill using a short hose onto the tap. If I do this every day it's not too onerous ...

POI Admin
02-08-2014, 17:34
Have you thought of using the universal tap connector a watering can, as described by N Brown fits all taps and is never to short, I use one all the time and have found it perfect especially on the aires in France where trying to attach a hose pipe would not make you popular.

Given that the taps at aires invariably have a threaded connector for hose attachment I think, and indeed know, that it's absolutely no problem ...

Lee
02-08-2014, 18:01
Sorry for interrupting your thread, I was just trying to be constructive with my experiences.

Somerled
02-08-2014, 19:47
I use a 20 litre collapsible container and fill using a short hose onto the tap. If I do this every day it's not too onerous ...

Thanks, Admin, that's what I was trying to point out to the unsuspecting in need of water. You still have to be able to connect your short hose to the tap and that is what I couldn't do because of the tap and sink geometry. When I get my new connector I too will be able to connect my short hose to my container(s).

Somerled
20-08-2014, 20:38
Hi Chris,
A few more from our last trip.

My new universal tap connector a great success!

WS/WT Newtonmore (Highland), 57.065077,-4.119717, no handle on standpipe, pliers needed to open, sink tap is ok
WT Granton-on-Spey (Highland), 57.332466,-3.605388

Couldn't find your WS Nairn, 57.587959, -3.869414
but did find and use this one along the road to both fill tank and empty cassette
WS/WT Nairn (Highland), 57.589295,-3.861995, no handle on standpipe, pliers needed to open, sink tap is ok
Suspect these two WS are one and the same and original might be misplaced?

Also WT Nairn RSPB car park (Highland), 57.592827,-3.850209

WS Kinloss Abbey graveyard (Highland), 57.633963,-3.567708, tap has large screw fitting, didn't have adaptor to fit so used containers
WT Fochabers (Highland), 57.611251,-3.094365
WT Lumsden (Highland), 57.286132,-2.873531
WT Kincardine o'Neil (Highland), 57.086586,-2.677545
WS Coupar Angus Abbey (Perthshire), 56.543748,-3.264565, tap behind church, long walk with container!
WS Kirkton of Collace Church (Perthshire), 56.473031,-3.305544, tap has large screw fitting so use containers, do ask if anyone around

Regards,
Derek

POI Admin
21-08-2014, 00:40
Thanks once again for all these submissions, now added to the Tap POIs :D

The tap you failed to find at Nairn is shown clearly in this Streetview image:

http://goo.gl/maps/r33U4

Perhaps it has been removed, or it was a temporary installation ...

Polar Bear
21-08-2014, 07:27
Anyone with W badge is welcome at my garage to fill up with water. Two hose pipes available.
MAW Auto-Care Ltd
53.10753, -1.24937)

call in for free tyre check, tracking check and wheel nut torque setting.

Somerled
21-08-2014, 08:11
Hi again Chris

Don't know how we missed Nairn. Fair was setting up at time and we were on bikes nearer the sea. More importantly, how could I have forgotten to include Lossiemouth, where again we emptied and filled after a night at the POI.

WT Lossiemouth (Highland), 57.721347,-3.279863
and
WT Lossiemouth East Beach (Highland), 57.718211,-3.283266, but didn't stop to look inside this one

Regards,
Derek

POI Admin
21-08-2014, 12:30
Anyone with W badge is welcome at my garage to fill up with water. Two hose pipe available.
MAW Auto-Care Ltd
52*6.449N 1* 14.974W

Thanks for the offer - I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

(Your latitude quoted is not correct - the correct location is 53.10753, -1.24937)

POI Admin
21-08-2014, 12:38
Hi again Chris

Don't know how we missed Nairn. Fair was setting up at time and we were on bikes nearer the sea. More importantly, how could I have forgotten to include Lossiemouth, where again we emptied and filled after a night at the POI.

WT Lossiemouth (Highland), 57.721347,-3.279863
and
WT Lossiemouth East Beach (Highland), 57.718211,-3.283266, but didn't stop to look inside this one

Regards,
Derek

Thanks Derek.

I've added the first one to the Tap POIs, but not the second in case it has one of those 'hole-in-the-wall' type tap/drier combos!

Somerled
21-08-2014, 19:01
Yes, the holes-in-the-wall are a nuisance, even squirting soap when you're not looking.
Will check the other Lossiemouth site if we're back that way again.

And I'm slowly going senile. We also stopped in Keith, and did examine in passing the two sites below.

WT Fife Keith (Highland), 57.54457,-2.961261
WT Keith (Highland), 57.538376,-2.948845

I think/hope that's the lot this time.

POI Admin
21-08-2014, 20:19
WT Fife Keith (Highland), 57.54457,-2.961261
WT Keith (Highland), 57.538376,-2.948845

Also now added - thanks :D

Polar Bear
25-08-2014, 10:32
Thanks for the offer - I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

(Your latitude quoted is not correct - the correct location is 53.10753, -1.24937)

Sorry about the lat/long. thought I got them from Google earth.

Post code NG17 8EP.

Anyone with a W badge welcome to free water, tyre check, tracking check and wheel nut torque setting.

Polar Bear
25-08-2014, 10:38
Good suggestion :D

Bet this one is cheaper than Hozelock!

Universal Kitchen Tap Hose Adaptor Connector Rubber Mixer Round Square Gardening | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Kitchen-Tap-Hose-Adaptor-Connector-Rubber-Mixer-Round-Square-Gardening-/131197485074?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Bird_ Bath_Feeder_CV&hash=item1e8bfac012)

Just ordered one to try ...

Just looked at this item on Ebay. You must have a lot of disposable?

Somerled
12-09-2014, 20:36
Hi Chris

Some more from our most recent trip starting with an update on standpipe WS Lochaline 1 (Highland) - very slow flow but if you're not in a hurry (we weren't) gets there in the end

And some new ones
WT Strontian (Highland) - 56.695414,-5.569966
WT Acharacle (Highland) - 56.741592,-5.789103
WS Glenuig (Highland) - 56.830039,-5.820801 - standard fitting, behind fence at right of Community Centre's main door
WT Arisaig (Highland) - 56.910045,-5.847634 - donation hoped for
WS Ganavan, Oban (Highland) - 56.437516,-5.468885 - standard fitting, standpipe on bank to right of toilet block, supply had been turned OFF last year, this year it was ON
and finally a strange one
WS Mallaig (Highland) - found supply was ON last year but turned OFF this year; however there's now also in the same building, opposite side
WT Mallaig (Highland) - 57.005519,-5.830945 - temporary toilets open 0900-2100 every day, new block being built at marina and probably open by next year

Regards
Derek

POI Admin
13-09-2014, 14:32
Thanks for the additions/updates - all duly noted in the Tap POIs :D

alisonwo
19-09-2014, 15:50
Hi Having been caught out a few times on our trips and having to book into a campsite at some exhorbitant fee. Can I suggest anyone willing to offer these facilities at home put there details. We live in Weymouth and have no objection to helping people. Wouldn't want a queue on the road though. Our postcode is DT4 0DZ number 12, the one with the motorhome. Take your chance we are at home.

naturistRV
20-09-2014, 07:29
we have found that no matter where we travel to, keep one thing in mind..... you will always pass a graveyard, and every graveyard has a tap, usually close to the road.... Voila, endless supplies of water

Somerled
02-11-2014, 11:44
Just downloaded the new POIs and realised that after visiting Lochaline a few weeks ago, didn't advise you that WS Lochaline 1 (Highland) might be unavailable for a while. It was sited on a temporarily disused timber-loading jetty, but when we arrived this time a timber carrier was loading hundreds of tons of timber which was arriving by road on a convoy of trucks. Don't know how long this will go on for. Shame as it was also a nice place to spend the night, out of everyone's way and with stunning views up the Sound of Mull. There are still two more water sources in Lochaline, so no problems.

POI Admin
02-11-2014, 12:15
Thanks for the update :D

delicagirl
11-02-2015, 07:56
Isle of Whithorn in south west Scotland has a public toilet and a tap at the end of the quayside, you can park right next to it. Just before the end of the quay the harbour masters office has a shower and laundrette upstairs accessible 24/7 (the sort of shower where you need plastic shoes, and don't touch the shower curtain tho)

POI Admin
11-02-2015, 13:22
Thanks for the information about the showers.

The tap is already noted in the Tap POIs, but it's good to know it's still there.

Somerled
13-04-2015, 17:10
Hi Chris

First trip of the year and found these, all in Argyll & Bute apart from the last in Dumfries & Galloway. D&G seem to have embraced the stainless steel, push button hand washer/driers in a big way, makes life more difficult for us thirsty people.

Kames (Argyll & Bute) WT (+ WS in Gents only) 55.892661 -5.242584
Portavadie (Argyll & Bute) WT (open during Ferry hours) 55.876308 -5.316107
Dunoon Newton Park (Argyll & Bute) WT 55.882501 -4.971068
Colintraive (Argyll & Bute) WT (+ WS in Ladies only) 55.923695 -5.152830
Kilchattan Bay (Argyll & Bute) WT 55.750611 -5.023587
Rothesay Cemetery (Argyll & Bute) WS 55.831567 -5.071162
Port Bannatyne (Argyll & Bute) WT 55.860757 -5.086898
Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre (Dumfries & Galloway) WT (open when Centre open, and a bit of a walk but sometimes needs must) 55.060477 -4.270106

Regards
Derek

Charlie
13-04-2015, 17:47
If you were desperate I would be more than happy to let you have access to water but I would not be happy to put my contact details on here...has anyone else helped out a "wilder" through here?

POI Admin
13-04-2015, 17:52
Thanks for all those suggestions - I've added them to the Tap POIs :D

The multifunction hand wash units are a curse! I have found that with a short hose with a push on rubber connection it is possible to fill a container ... Best avoided though!

Somerled
07-06-2015, 19:30
Hi Chris

Some more for you from our recent trip out west. Either filled or emptied (or both) at most of them, the rest checked out for suitability.

WS, Arinagour (Isle of Coll) 56.621955 -6.524300
WS, Breacleit (Great Bernera) 58.228155 -6.841678
WS, Breibhig Harbour (Lewis) 58.267239, -6.294897
WT, Achiltibuie (Highland) 58.029985, -5.361214
WT, Kylesku (Highland) 58.256960, -5.017549
WT, Scourie (Highland) 58.352244, -5.148746
WT, Tongue (Highland) 58.476440, -4.417438
WT, Lairg (Highland) 58.023658 -4.397684
WT, Bonar Bridge (Highland) 57.890766 -4.349685
WS, Fort Augustus (Highland) 57.146098 -4.681603

Regards,
Derek

POI Admin
10-06-2015, 19:36
Thanks very much Derek - I have added all your 'finds' to the Tap POIs :D

Somerled
21-07-2015, 19:44
James
Afraid only one new one on last trip.
WT Cullen (Highland) 57.69383 -2.82199, emptied and filled ok.
Will try to do better next time!
Derek

POI Admin
21-07-2015, 23:16
Thanks for the submission.

I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

james1508
21-07-2015, 23:22
James
Afraid only one new one on last trip.
WT Cullen (Highland) 57.69383 -2.82199, emptied and filled ok.
Will try to do better next time!
Derek


Hi Derek,

Thanks as always for helping to grow the data base, out of respect to chris and acknowledge his hard work , the data base updates are all down to chris now.

Thanks james

beatlejus
17-08-2015, 13:19
Found three during our last trip, hopefully the structure is ok:

51.045974, -0.044745, WT Horsted Keynes (Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7BE) - inside the toilets of Bluebell Railway Station
51.644363, -8.584371, WS Garrettstown Strand (Co. Cork, Ireland)
51.923574, 1.266579, WT Dovercourt Bay Parking (Essex) - outside of the toilet building

Rgds,
Norbert

POI Admin
17-08-2015, 20:28
Thanks for the information.

I have added the first and last to the Tap POIs :D The POIs don't cover Ireland.

I presume that the tap at Dovercourt is actually a WS (water standpipe). Is that correct?

beatlejus
18-08-2015, 05:53
Thanks for the information.

I have added the first and last to the Tap POIs :D The POIs don't cover Ireland.

I presume that the tap at Dovercourt is actually a WS (water standpipe). Is that correct?

Wasn't sure about Ireland, but now I know ;-)

Dovercourt is not a WS, it's a watertap mounted on the outside wall of the toilet building.

POI Admin
18-08-2015, 15:03
Dovercourt is not a WS, it's a watertap mounted on the outside wall of the toilet building.

That is then a WS - WT means a tap within a toilet building which in many cases will be one of those dreaded push taps!

beatlejus
24-08-2015, 05:52
OK, noticed - thanks for explanation

Croftland1
24-08-2015, 08:47
The cemetery on Grange Fell has a standpipe just inside the main gate.

POI Admin
24-08-2015, 13:03
Many thanks - I've added this to the Tap POIs :D

jas900
28-09-2015, 18:13
Tap outside toilet block on south side of the bridge. Also dont think the toilet came up either

jas900
28-09-2015, 18:17
Toilets by station at Ardgay,maybe tap too but didnt investigate just saw toilet block when drove past and didnt come up as poi

POI Admin
29-09-2015, 13:35
Tap outside toilet block on south side of the bridge. Also dont think the toilet came up either

Thank you - I've added this to the Tap POIs.

(Not all toilets will appear on the POIs - this info is sourced from OpenStreetMap but it's the most comprehensive source I've found.)

POI Admin
29-09-2015, 13:36
Toilets by station at Ardgay,maybe tap too but didnt investigate just saw toilet block when drove past and didnt come up as poi

If you should pass again, please will you check for a tap?

Many thanks :D

AndyC
05-10-2015, 10:46
There's a water tap here 51.930314, -1.279624 Just up the lane from the canalside wildcamping location.
Narrow lane with not much space for parking but you might get away with stopping for a few minutes, or just take a container.

AndyC

POI Admin
05-10-2015, 19:06
Thanks for the information.

I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

saxonborg
05-01-2016, 17:31
One of our members has asked if we can start a water POI database. This will be included with the POI downloads as a separate file.

What we need is for members to post locations where you can get fresh water so that we started.

Please post the longitude and latitude of the location and a brief description.

Thanks
POI at Carsethorn, about 30 yards away there is a public toilet and a push button water tap outside, we visited this location on new years eve and it was still open.

POI Admin
12-01-2016, 16:22
POI at Carsethorn, about 30 yards away there is a public toilet and a push button water tap outside, we visited this location on new years eve and it was still open.

Thanks for the information. I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

bartman
16-02-2016, 17:51
50.610939, -3.398290
Push button tap on the outside wall of gents toilets, situated behind the lifeguard HQ.

Edit - I've just replaced version 1 of the App with V2, and this POI appears on there. I'm fairly sure it wasn't on V1. It's certainly not on the online POI map, or the PC version on Google Earth.
Are there major differences between the POIs on the different versions/platforms?

POI Admin
16-02-2016, 18:23
Version 1 of the Android app doesn't have up-to-date POIs.

All the other means of accessing the POIs use the same database.

I will check this entry ... thanks :D

bartman
16-02-2016, 18:28
Version 1 of the Android app doesn't have up-to-date POIs.

All the other means of accessing the POIs use the same database.

I will check this entry ... thanks :D

I've just looked at the App on my phone again - still getting used to the differences with V2 - I think the answer is that it just shows this location as WC, rather than water standpipe. So it looks as though it just needs to be added as a water source in addition to WC.

POI Admin
22-02-2016, 18:11
I've added this to the Tap POIs.

Thank you :D

Somerled
21-05-2016, 09:33
A few more from our last trip

WT Brora (Highland) 58.010518 -3.854959
WT Rogart (Highland) 57.988723 -4.155924
WT Rhiconich (Highland) 58.425443 -4.988292
WS (ask) Balnakeil Cocoa Mountain (Highland) 58.570510 -4.765406, enjoy fantastic chocolate and ASK
WS Bettyhill (Highland) 58.525087 -4.222476, tap at rear of building next disabled entrance
WT Helmsdale (Highland) 58.117010 -3.654196
WT Dornoch (Highland) 57.876907 -4.020858

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
21-05-2016, 14:04
Thank you for these which have been added to the Tap POIs :D

The location at Rhiconich is slightly out, and should be 58.42477, -4.98925

Streetview confirms your report ...

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/YV84S8btkrB2)

kiwi
28-07-2016, 13:37
Found this water tap outside the shop/garage cash desk at the Rheged Centre , SW of Penrith. Couldn't establish it's free use but I guess provided you ask they wouldn't mind a fill-up. Whilst submitting this, what are the principals adopted by Wildcamping regarding such taps when found? Should we provide more info? Sorry couldn't on this occasion. Co-ords...53deg 38.8493N; 02deg 46.8740W

POI Admin
29-07-2016, 18:58
Thanks for the suggestion which I've added to the Tap POIs :D

Incidentally the location is 54 38.8493N; 02 46.8740W

I think garages are unlikely to refuse water especially if you're filling up!

Arnold
29-07-2016, 20:11
There is a tap location at cnoc bay on Lewis which is in the poi already but there is a sign saying not drinking water.

Also admin if you see this there is now a no overnight unless by prior arrangement sign at the poi at Loch of lowes near Dunkeld.

POI Admin
30-07-2016, 12:11
There is a tap location at cnoc bay on Lewis which is in the poi already but there is a sign saying not drinking water.

Also admin if you see this there is now a no overnight unless by prior arrangement sign at the poi at Loch of lowes near Dunkeld.

Thanks for the information about the tap. I've removed it from the Tap POIs. (Incidentally it's much easier to update POIs if the precise POI name is quoted. This tap was WS Braigh.)

The POI description for the Loch of Lowes car park states that permission is required from the Visitor Centre.

pughed2
30-07-2016, 17:55
Hello james...........excellent idea.........I been using a default system to find a water supply daily on the continent, so far not failed, but not sure if it works the same in UK. That is to locate local cemeteries, all of which have good water supplies over there, using mapfactor. sat NAV. on the tablet. Mapfactor has all local amenities like cemeteries listed and highlights them on your downloaded local maps. I have not had to use the system in the UK yet, as I know my local areas, but the system is certainly infallible abroad..........meanwhile, as poi, the hot and cold water toilet block above Fortuneswell, Portland, Weymouth, open 24hrs, just round the block from yeates. Roundabout at hilltop, short hose needed , sorry, don't know the coordinates........Steve bristol

POI Admin
19-08-2016, 12:55
meanwhile, as poi, the hot and cold water toilet block above Fortuneswell, Portland, Weymouth, open 24hrs, just round the block from yeates. Roundabout at hilltop, short hose needed , sorry, don't know the coordinates........Steve bristol

Thanks for this information. I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

Somerled
22-08-2016, 20:07
A couple more for you.

WS Insch (Aberdeenshire) 57.343120 -2.626846
WT Torphins (Aberdeenshire) 57.105632 -2.624312 (restricted hours, especially in winter)

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
22-08-2016, 20:18
Thanks for these additions to the Tap POIs :D

nsdev
09-09-2016, 20:20
For anyone travelling to islay and Jura, water at kennacraig ferry terminal 55°48.358'N, 5°28.746'W roughly, tap on rhs of main office as you face it, ask at desk for obvious courtesy but seemed a regular request by the polite and helpful response, it's a tap, good pressure, short hose required, 3/4" thread

POI Admin
09-09-2016, 21:05
Thanks for the information. I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

Todtod
03-10-2016, 20:20
St Abbs harbour. Standpipe tap 20 metres past "Ebbs cafι". Use car park and collect water from tap in container. On quayside road, but no vehicle access allowed. GPS N55°53.923' ; W2°07.821'

POI Admin
03-10-2016, 20:39
St Abbs harbour. Standpipe tap 20 metres past "Ebbs cafι". Use car park and collect water from tap in container. On quayside road, but no vehicle access allowed. GPS N55°53.923' ; W2°07.821'

Is the tap located on the road to the right of the cafe here?

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/dRkfQ1CuBLR2)

Or is it down here?

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/rqD2TULdmdK2)

Thanks :D

handchicken
15-01-2017, 14:59
Please remember that water is not free and someone will be paying for it. Unless you are sure that you are allowed to take water, always ask permission to take water or use a tap

One of our members has asked if we can start a water POI database. This will be included with the POI downloads as a separate file.

What we need is for members to post locations where you can get fresh water so that we started.

Please post the longitude and latitude of the location and a brief description.

Thanks

The Metrodome leisure centre "known as calypso cove" in Barnsley , South Yorkshire, (5mins from junction 37 of M1 motorway as a fresh cold water tap fixed to the rear of the sports hall next to the blue fire doors this can be accessed 24/7 from car park 4 (there is no height restrictions on the carpark entrances) . you can drive as near as 5ft from tap so only a short hose needed if filling onboard tanks.

POI Admin
28-01-2017, 19:37
Thanks for the information. I've added it to the Tap POIs :D

RandS
22-04-2017, 21:10
Thanks once again for all these submissions, now added to the Tap POIs :D

The tap you failed to find at Nairn is shown clearly in this Streetview image:

Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/r33U4)

Perhaps it has been removed, or it was a temporary installation ...
It is still there. I used it recently! 04/2017

Somerled
05-06-2017, 12:40
WS Fionnphort (Mull) 56.325429 -6.368720 - tap between the two buildings
WT Lybster village (Highland) 58.303352 -3.285160
WT Keiss (Highland) 58.534442 -3.122611
WT Dunbeath (Highland) 58.245950 -3.423328
WT Wick (Highland) 58.442747 -3.093581
WT Dingwall (Highland) 57.594696 -4.429581
WT Cullen should now be WS/WT - standpipe and short hose has been fitted to outside wall
WS Dalwhinnie may be gone - padlocked access gate when we passed last month

Regards, Derek

POI Admin
05-06-2017, 15:54
Thanks for all these additions. I have updated the Tap POIs :D

The tap at Dalwhinnie was reported as unusable in October 2015 but it was unclear if it was permanent. Apparently it was.

Looking at Streetview images right back to 2009 the toilets were apparently blocked off, so the tap may have survived for a while.

peter palance
06-06-2017, 07:59
Please remember that water is not free and someone will be paying for it. Unless you are sure that you are allowed to take water, always ask permission to take water or use a tap

One of our members has asked if we can start a water POI database. This will be included with the POI downloads as a separate file.

What we need is for members to post locations where you can get fresh water so that we started.

Please post the longitude and latitude of the location and a brief description.

Thanks
many thanks from pj palance and pat for rutland water very good

HOLY SMIT
03-08-2017, 22:00
The Shell garage on the A46 - A18 roundabout has a tap on the side of the building near the car wash. easy to get near but you do block the car wash! might be worth spending a couple of quid to clean the camper whilst you fill up ;)
Barton St, Laceby, Grimsby DN37 7LG

POI Admin
04-08-2017, 00:12
Thank you - I've added this to the Tap POIs :D

akradiabra
09-10-2017, 12:08
I have an external tap accessible at all times on the front wall of my home. The carriageway is about 20 feet away. My house is on a single yellow line road (parking restriction 08.00 to 18.00), although I've parked up for sufficient time to "load" during these times without incident. Before I divulge details would a private address be an acceptable addition? Also, if I'm in I see no reason why cassette emptying down a manhole (behind a locked gate) in the back garden could not be included.

POI Admin
09-10-2017, 15:15
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