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    Ok, I've looked through the old & useful "Sutherland" section & can't find my answer.

    We're off on a Child Free week in July (dogs in tow) and decided against the 300+ (incl a discount) Irish crossing from Cairnryan, so it'll be back oop North & no hardship there. We're after outta the way but beachy places. We'll have to do some of the NC500 to get between spots but want a few of the more remoter places.

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    I've been to Achmelvich 3 or 4 times but 10+ yrs ago on the Motorbike & stopped at the "Hostel". We nearly camped in the Castle Folly but the tide and smell o' rotting seaweed put us off. That was long before we got a M/home. Just noticed on Google Earth the Big Car Park with wee Tourist info Wildlife hut looks to have gone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mul View Post
    Ok, I've looked through the old & useful "Sutherland" section & can't find my answer.

    We're off on a Child Free week in July (dogs in tow) and decided against the 300+ (incl a discount) Irish crossing from Cairnryan, so it'll be back oop North & no hardship there. We're after outta the way but beachy places. We'll have to do some of the NC500 to get between spots but want a few of the more remoter places.

    Now ...

    I've been to Achmelvich 3 or 4 times but 10+ yrs ago on the Motorbike & stopped at the "Hostel". We nearly camped in the Castle Folly but the tide and smell o' rotting seaweed put us off. That was long before we got a M/home. Just noticed on Google Earth the Big Car Park with wee Tourist info Wildlife hut looks to have gone ?

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    Locals aint that friendly to motorhomers, I'm sure hostel operator ask guests to make as much noise when opening closing their cars. Shame really, as a nice spot.
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    We're off on a Child Free week in July (dogs in tow) and decided against the 300+ (incl a discount) Irish crossing from Cairnryan
    I just booked Belfast - Cairnryan last night for dates in July (peak season) for 159 return (<6m M/h) what are you driving a coach?

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    Head off to the Uists. Ferry not to expensive and lots of endless empty beaches to park up next to. The mainland is gettin to busy in June. The NC500 is great for tourism but not so good for us solitude hunters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malagaoth View Post
    I just booked Belfast - Cairnryan last night for dates in July (peak season) for 159 return (<6m M/h) what are you driving a coach?

    We got quoted 153 ONE WAY ! <6m < 3m !
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    Quote Originally Posted by caledonia View Post
    Head off to the Uists. Ferry not to expensive and lots of endless empty beaches to park up next to. The mainland is gettin to busy in June. The NC500 is great for tourism but not so good for us solitude hunters.
    Great idea and great places to visit thanks, but having done 'em 3x (even as far down as wee Vatersay) it's time for remoter old haunts. Never been to Raasay off Skye, so that's another 1 nighter sorted and ups the Island bucket list too.

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    Hello,

    You could try - Mellon Udrigle -http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/poolewe/mellonudrigle/ There is a campsite at the end of the road, its just a field with a bin but if you drive past it you will find a car park with exactly the same facilities and free to park

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101279 View Post
    Hello,

    You could try - Mellon Udrigle -http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/poolewe/mellonudrigle/ There is a campsite at the end of the road, its just a field with a bin but if you drive past it you will find a car park with exactly the same facilities and free to park
    That's more like it , just what we're looking for. The dogs'll love it too, thanks. Never been down that road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101279 View Post
    Hello,

    You could try - Mellon Udrigle -http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/poolewe/mellonudrigle/ There is a campsite at the end of the road, its just a field with a bin but if you drive past it you will find a car park with exactly the same facilities and free to park
    I have stayed in the car park. It is quite small so you will have to take pot luck.

    It's a lovely spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101279 View Post
    Hello,

    You could try - Mellon Udrigle -http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/poolewe/mellonudrigle/ There is a campsite at the end of the road, its just a field with a bin but if you drive past it you will find a car park with exactly the same facilities and free to park
    AND a no overnighting/camping sign ....yes I know NOT enforceable BUT bit rude not to take advantage of the 10 a night site ....

    Beautiful spot AND frankly the campsite is much nicer to pitch on than the carpark as the views are better, so I don't begrudge the small charge








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