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wildweekend
15-06-2009, 14:23
After crossing loch linne on the Corran ferry head for Strontain on the A861. After Inversanda take the road to the left onto the B8043 an alternate road to get to Lochaline. The drive itself is worth it but if your looking for a spot to overnight this is heaven. Many places. We stayed on a beach side spot the first night well off the road ( which is very very quiet anyway ). The farmer/factor did drive down a couple of times during the evening but never said anything. We think he was waiting to collect a couple of shepards who came down off the hills later in the evening and he picked them up as they walk down the road. Another night we stopped next to a small stream just north of the beach spot. This was right next to the road but there`s hardly any traffic during the day and none at all at night. Both these spots are before the outdoor centre at Kilmalieu.

Beach stopover
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0178.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0179.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0183.jpg

Small stream/roadside stopover
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0185.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0186.jpg

p.s the best thing to get rid of the midges is a small camp fire.

zeezee16
15-06-2009, 18:45
Great info, we are going up there in 3 weeks for a couple of weeks, starting in Inverness, over to Gairloch, then down the coast to F/William.
Cheers, Pete

wildweekend
18-06-2009, 12:49
Hi Pete, we were up that way last month. Why spot at Inverness? Head for Kyle of Tongue then down around Durness, its a great drive. Also as your coming down towards Fort william we spent the night on a nice sheltered spot in Glen Carron next to Loch Duigall ( may be the wrong spelling ). Its after you go under the railway bridge and just at a sign for those coming the other way warning of the bridges dimensions.
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0124.jpg. Also once you drop down onto the kyle of lochalsh road theres cluanie dam. Lots of off road overnight spots. Hope this helps you. I know you will enjoy. Derek

zeezee16
18-06-2009, 19:50
We are staying on a campsite for a couple of days at corpach, so we can charge the batteries, (ours & the vans), showers come in handy too.
Hope to wild for the rest of the 2 weeks, somewhere where there is sea, as I am taking tha fishing gear, barbacue, beer, what more do I need.
Cheers, Pete.

wildweekend
19-06-2009, 22:21
Hi Pete,
was in Fort William at the weekend there and saw 3 anglers filling tesco`s shopping bags full of fish from the car park as you enter Fort william from the south. The big carpark all the MH park in. I`m not a fisherman but it looked like the fish were jumping into the bags to me, lol.

grath
21-06-2009, 15:38
After crossing loch linne on the Corran ferry head for Strontain on the A861. After Inversanda take the road to the left onto the B8043 an alternate road to get to Lochaline. The drive itself is worth it but if your looking for a spot to overnight this is heaven. Many places. We stayed on a beach side spot the first night well off the road ( which is very very quiet anyway ). The farmer/factor did drive down a couple of times during the evening but never said anything. We think he was waiting to collect a couple of shepards who came down off the hills later in the evening and he picked them up as they walk down the road. Another night we stopped next to a small stream just north of the beach spot. This was right next to the road but there`s hardly any traffic during the day and none at all at night. Both these spots are before the outdoor centre at Kilmalieu.

Beach stopover
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0178.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0179.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0183.jpg

Small stream/roadside stopover
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0185.jpg
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/underwood_bucket/moto_0186.jpg

p.s the best thing to get rid of the midges is a small camp fire.

We were there for a couple of nights this last week
On Wednesday night we were near to Laga on the B 8007 and on Thurs night we were just past the Corran ferry on the A861 by the church & fish farm.
Think we did see your M/H on our travels.
We have a Hymer Tramp with air con on the roof and I have a Wildcamping sign in the front windscreen

Both of these pictures were taken from our night stop location
Corran Ferry

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_2423.jpg

Fish Farm
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_2426.jpg

Fish Farm slip
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_2424.jpg

wildweekend
21-06-2009, 17:14
Hi Grath
Great pics mate. We’re out most weekends. Last weekend we did all round the ardgour peninsular, down as far as Lochaline, up to Ardtoe and up thru Arisaig to Mallaig and back down the west side of the Linnhe. I do remember seeing a lady m/homer taking pictures of highland cattle, was this your better half?
I agree with your other comment on your other post about it not always being easy to find a spot to overnight. North of the line between Fort William and Inverness is much easier. Worst place we tried on that weekend was the road along side Loch Morar. No overnight parking and NO CAMPING signs virtually ever 5 yards - lol that’s an exaggeration but I defy anyone to find a spot up there.
Next weekend we’re hoping to be on Harris and Lewis setting off on Thursday afternoon and returning on Monday night. I know this is far to short a visit:( but we’re just weekend campers at the moment.
Derek

grath
21-06-2009, 20:02
Hi Grath
Great pics mate. We’re out most weekends. Last weekend we did all round the ardgour peninsular, down as far as Lochaline, up to Ardtoe and up thru Arisaig to Mallaig and back down the west side of the Linnhe. I do remember seeing a lady m/homer taking pictures of highland cattle, was this your better half?
I agree with your other comment on your other post about it not always being easy to find a spot to overnight. North of the line between Fort William and Inverness is much easier. Worst place we tried on that weekend was the road along side Loch Morar. No overnight parking and NO CAMPING signs virtually ever 5 yards - lol that’s an exaggeration but I defy anyone to find a spot up there.
Next weekend we’re hoping to be on Harris and Lewis setting off on Thursday afternoon and returning on Monday night. I know this is far to short a visit:( but we’re just weekend campers at the moment.
Derek

Hi Derek.
No not us but probably the same cattle as we came across them on 2 days running straddling the road near the junction with the A861 and the A884.
Never seen so many No Overnight parking signs, but we did not go north of the Caledonian canal except for Skye

At the side of the road

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_2416.jpg

This was where we overnighted near to Laga on the B8007
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_2405.jpg

wildweekend
22-06-2009, 22:18
Booked the ferry from Skye to Harris for Friday. Travelling up on Thursday afternoon any tips for wilding near Uig grath?. Planning to stop at our usual on the Cluanie but I could keep going onto Skye if I was certain of a spot near the ferry. Doesn’t depart till 2pm.

grath
23-06-2009, 17:04
Booked the ferry from Skye to Harris for Friday. Travelling up on Thursday afternoon any tips for wilding near Uig grath?. Planning to stop at our usual on the Cluanie but I could keep going onto Skye if I was certain of a spot near the ferry. Doesn’t depart till 2pm.

If you go past Uig and up the A 855 to the coast there are some fantastic views with over night parking.:cool:

wildweekend
30-06-2009, 13:54
Thanks for the tip Grath, spent quiet night there before catching the ferry. Sea views stunning but the rock formations were amazing. Derek

grath
30-06-2009, 18:46
Thanks for the tip Grath, spent quiet night there before catching the ferry. Sea views stunning but the rock formations were amazing. Derek

Thanks wildweekend, I was very pleased to be able to help and it was also exceptionally nice to receive some positive feedback.
Thanks and pleased that you enjoyed.:cool:


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