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Camy
31-07-2013, 16:57
After a good few hours of google searching i have decided to ask for some proper help on this one!

Looking to wild camp near inverness in a few weekends time, but im struggling to find information on where is the best place to camp where we can get:

Over night parking no problems
Wild/remote so we wont bother locals/holiday makers
Near sea
No midges
Ideally around areas such as Findhorn, rosemarkie, dornoch. Findhorn being our personal fav!

Dont need facilities or anywhere fancy, just a good pitching point and no problems with overnight parking, which seems to be a big issue rising up in scotland! We have the right to roam act but the caravan sites are forcing ppl into a camping bottle neck but deeming all car parks (even in middle of nowhere) no overnight parking. Now id hope those restrictions are in place to stop ppl living there perimantly such as gipsys etc, and also to discourage neds. But hard not to get the impression the local caravan sites have something to do with it!

Anyways! Not trying to start an arguement or anything, im sure failing our attempt to find a good wild spot, we will be happy to give these campsites our business as they all look great. We just wouldnt wana bother everyone else, or put up with children in any shape or form.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Euan

sagart
06-08-2013, 19:14
After a good few hours of google searching i have decided to ask for some proper help on this one!

Looking to wild camp near inverness in a few weekends time, but im struggling to find information on where is the best place to camp where we can get:

Over night parking no problems
Wild/remote so we wont bother locals/holiday makers
Near sea
No midges
Ideally around areas such as Findhorn, rosemarkie, dornoch. Findhorn being our personal fav!

Dont need facilities or anywhere fancy, just a good pitching point and no problems with overnight parking, which seems to be a big issue rising up in scotland! We have the right to roam act but the caravan sites are forcing ppl into a camping bottle neck but deeming all car parks (even in middle of nowhere) no overnight parking. Now id hope those restrictions are in place to stop ppl living there perimantly such as gipsys etc, and also to discourage neds. But hard not to get the impression the local caravan sites have something to do with it!

Anyways! Not trying to start an arguement or anything, im sure failing our attempt to find a good wild spot, we will be happy to give these campsites our business as they all look great. We just wouldnt wana bother everyone else, or put up with children in any shape or form.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Euan
Overnight parking is less an issue in Scotland than in England and the dreaded black on yellow "no overnight parking" signs have no legal force.
As to "where to stay". Head north of Inverness on the A9 and look for a right to Cromarty & Munlochy.
Turn there and drive to the junction beyond the village (past the school"). Turn right there and drive about 400 yards to a large parking area on the right.
No midges and views of the water.

Bakedbeans
06-08-2013, 19:22
57.672070 -3.503111

not far from findhorn. Forestry car park for the woods/beach. Has a toilet block.

John H
06-08-2013, 19:26
We have used Fort George on a number of occasions - details of this and other possibilities are in the Scottish section of this forum. Have a good trip.

runnach
06-08-2013, 20:18
We have the right to roam act

Hi Euan,

We do have the right to roam act, however, this does not give us the right to park up on landowners land, without their permission.

alanval
07-06-2014, 17:13
Hi we parked no problem on the Marina in Inverness .


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