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    Was thinking of getting up to Scawtland to do a few hills in the camper.

    Don't want to be paranoid but you're kind of asking for it in a car park at the bottom of a mountain that takes 4 hours to climb there and back aren't you?

    Any thoughts?

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    Yes a bit paranoid.

    My wife is starting to relax now after two year here. This aint England with the population pressures, this is Scotland with a tenth the people, and thus a tenth the yobs.

    I don't give it a 2nd thought. What you do want to consider is knowing how to map read and use a compass. Do not think of relying on a phone. The mountain rescue people get fed up of rescuing those idiots and south of the border you don't get that sort of news. That was another eyeopener for the wife.

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    I've done the Scottish hills many times without any problems.

    I often leave a radio on in the van though if I am going to be away from it for any length of time, just so it sounds like somebody is inside.
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    Having lived in Scotland for many years I never had a problem leaving the van anywhere even when walking for long periods,the only thing I did was to put a dog bowl on the step and tie a long lead to some part of the van.
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    Sadly there have been some break ins reported whilst people have been off hill walking, fortunately not at all frequent, and usually in the most popular areas. The remoter the better it seems. Still less chance of it happening though, than in most locations. Apart from taking usual precautions I wouldn’t give it a second thought.
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    My experience is the more remote a location the less issues.
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    Astounded at this post.

    I have been a keen hillwalker for over 40 years, and the type of people you meet on and around the hills are rarely if ever of the yob variety. You will meet nothing more than like minded people who enjoy the outdoor life and the challenge and benefits that hillwalking provides.

    I have parked my car hundreds of times not returning for many hours, even more than a day when camping. I have never heard of any problems..

    Enjoy our hills and Scottish hospitality, for on the hills your biggest problem will be acknowledging others whilst out of breath.
    If we all agreed there would be no discussion, and it would be a dull boring world.
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    I have to agree with fisherman. And echo comments about making sure you are properly equipped and experienced.

    Personally have never encountered any problems in all my years expiring the mountains. Quite the opposite.....depending on where you are going you might not even meet another human. I’d watch out for aliens though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorfal View Post
    I’d watch out for aliens though
    ...or the big grey man of Ben Macdhui!

    (and before anybody says it, No, I don't mean me!)

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