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Loyalfriend
10-07-2016, 12:28
Going across on the 19th July. Any good tips. Cheers eddie

runnach
10-07-2016, 13:21
Where is your point of landing, Loyal?

CavityandLacey
10-07-2016, 14:04
Going across on the 19th July. Any good tips. Cheers eddie


Hello, we landed at Tarbert and headed down to Harris. If you want to phone or use 3G, Tarbert might be the place to do it if you are on EE. We had no signal at all in Harris. We headed to the beaches, Luskintrye first, where there are a few places for camping along the approach road to the beach car park. They belong to the Harris trust and they look for a 5 payment via honesty boxes or paypal. You will see these stop over places dotted about harris and they are great.

Horgabost is another beautiful beach with a campsite - we didn't stay but we paid to use the facilites there.

The beach at Northton in Harris is a good wildspot for camping overnight, just passed "Croft 36' which is a small hut which sells home cooked food (google it) its fantastic, just choose what you want and leave the cash in the honesty box. They also deliver home cooked food to your motorhome.

Bhaltos Also known as Valtos and in our satnav Altos - good wild spot above the beach.

have a look at this website before you go and make good use of the showers and CDP at the harbours, take a bag of 1 coins as you need them for the showers. - print the info out before you go because you wont get internet access to do it when you are there. Public Toilets and Portable Toilet Disposal Points - Outer Hebrides (http://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/visitor-info/facilities/public-toilets-and-portable-toilet-disposal-points)


A visit to stornoway for us was essential for gas and fuel and then on up to Lewis. The weather wasn't with us at this time so we stopped at Eoropie Dunes Park which has a kids outdoor adventure play park on one side and a carpark leading to another beautiful beach. The phone signal is quite good here. We didn't stay long because of the weather and decided to book ferries for Bernaray (make sure that if you are going to other islands you can get back as the ferries are very busy - we were told that one couple in a motorhome had turned up on spec looking to go to Harris for a day trip, they got on the boat but when they were enroute they were told there was no space for a return trip for 3 days)

We didn't enjoy the Uists but i think that was more to do with the weather than the island. Using the causeways and we ended up in Eriskay, which was beautiful, we stayed two nights there, one wild spot on the beach within walking distance of a pub which does excellent food - the SS Politician (of Whisky Galore fame) we got a ferrry from here to Barra, again beautiful and worth the visit. The airport cafe serves the beast cake and coffee we had tasted in the outer hebrides and as a bonus we watched the plane take off on the beach - there are two scheduled flights a day on the beach and well worth watching.

You will love the islands, they are well set up for motorhomes and for us being new to this game it was a great trip and an introduction to all the isles have to offer, we will definitely go back.

All the places we stayed at are on the POI"s, downloaded from here. We drive around with it on so that we don't miss any potential spots for overnighting.

enjoy your trip

Loyalfriend
11-07-2016, 07:04
Where is your point of landing, Loyal?

Stornoway first finishing up in barra a week later then across to Oban. Cheers

Loyalfriend
11-07-2016, 07:10
Hello, we landed at Tarbert and headed down to Harris. If you want to phone or use 3G, Tarbert might be the place to do it if you are on EE. We had no signal at all in Harris. We headed to the beaches, Luskintrye first, where there are a few places for camping along the approach road to the beach car park. They belong to the Harris trust and they look for a 5 payment via honesty boxes or paypal. You will see these stop over places dotted about harris and they are great.

Horgabost is another beautiful beach with a campsite - we didn't stay but we paid to use the facilites there.

The beach at Northton in Harris is a good wildspot for camping overnight, just passed "Croft 36' which is a small hut which sells home cooked food (google it) its fantastic, just choose what you want and leave the cash in the honesty box. They also deliver home cooked food to your motorhome.

Bhaltos Also known as Valtos and in our satnav Altos - good wild spot above the beach.

have a look at this website before you go and make good use of the showers and CDP at the harbours, take a bag of 1 coins as you need them for the showers. - print the info out before you go because you wont get internet access to do it when you are there. Public Toilets and Portable Toilet Disposal Points - Outer Hebrides (http://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/visitor-info/facilities/public-toilets-and-portable-toilet-disposal-points)


A visit to stornoway for us was essential for gas and fuel and then on up to Lewis. The weather wasn't with us at this time so we stopped at Eoropie Dunes Park which has a kids outdoor adventure play park on one side and a carpark leading to another beautiful beach. The phone signal is quite good here. We didn't stay long because of the weather and decided to book ferries for Bernaray (make sure that if you are going to other islands you can get back as the ferries are very busy - we were told that one couple in a motorhome had turned up on spec looking to go to Harris for a day trip, they got on the boat but when they were enroute they were told there was no space for a return trip for 3 days)

We didn't enjoy the Uists but i think that was more to do with the weather than the island. Using the causeways and we ended up in Eriskay, which was beautiful, we stayed two nights there, one wild spot on the beach within walking distance of a pub which does excellent food - the SS Politician (of Whisky Galore fame) we got a ferrry from here to Barra, again beautiful and worth the visit. The airport cafe serves the beast cake and coffee we had tasted in the outer hebrides and as a bonus we watched the plane take off on the beach - there are two scheduled flights a day on the beach and well worth watching.

You will love the islands, they are well set up for motorhomes and for us being new to this game it was a great trip and an introduction to all the isles have to offer, we will definitely go back.

All the places we stayed at are on the POI"s, downloaded from here. We drive around with it on so that we don't miss any potential spots for overnighting.

enjoy your trip

Thanks for the info much appreciated. New to this myself. This will be first time wild camping so hopefully will enjoy it. All the best eddie

runnach
11-07-2016, 07:17
Here is a thread I started 2013, lots of input from members, which may help you plan your trip.

Outer Hebs are magic!

http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/wild-camping-motorhome-chat/29843-hebrides-help.html?highlight=hebrides


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