Dumfries and Galloway anyone?

barryd

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Thanks for all the suggestions. We will be going off grid again shortly so may not be back online for a bit.
 

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Did you just wing it at Otter Pools? I thought it was no overnight although I was tempted when we stopped for lunch.

Enjoyed the drive through from east to west at a steady 10 mph and payed the £2 at the machine. Didn’t like the look of Clatteringshaws because the place was mobbed that day. Handy to tip the loo off though.

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H
 

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Can get very very busy down there especially at weekends, despite the pictures.Its too close and accesible to Glasgow.
I think the forest drive is still closed there as well (due to too many undesireables abusing it).
Well, what's one more undesirable .....

...... go for it Barry. :giggle:
 

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We stopped with the landrovers a couple of years back on the shores of Loch doon....
Was'nt bad when we landed on the Thursday night BUT Saturday when we, broke camp to carry on up the West Coast it was turning into NED central...
The evidence all around (a lot of which we cleared/bagged and shipped out) was that it was a regular spot for folks to head to and consume their own body weight of tenants/Buckie at....
The final straw was a camping chair with a hole cut in the base on the Loch side.
 

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Well at least Loch Doon is in Ayrshire, so it cant spoil the Dumfries and Glloway reputation!
there used to be so many burnt out caravans up there, but it all got cleared up, however last year the lockdown crowds arrived......
 

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Hi re otterpools, the sign says the carpark is not part of the trial scheme but didn't have a definite no. We arrived late left early.
 

barryd

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This may not be what your after, but this is a nice little stop over behind the Steam Packet in at WhithornView attachment 101934

I can vaguely remember a car park round the corner from the pub at Whithorn but for some reason I thought you couldn't overnight there. Is it OK then?

Anyway. Here is the plan now. I think we will head down the coast to the Mull of Galloway and miss our loch Doon. Maybe go up to Loch Ken when we head east along the coast.

Still not sure what's going on with the battery. We were off grid last night after four days on EHU and after a night of telly and general usage it was reading 12.3 at bed time (11:30) but is showing 12.9 this morning and now 13.1 with no real solar charge going in so it's all a bit odd. I think therefore I'll just wing it and see how it goes. If it dies it dies. I think we will leave Arran early next week if we can get a ferry booked tomorrow.

Hopefully we may well be out into early October which is not bad going considering we were a gnats knob away from selling the van back in May but decided to naff off in June on a bit of a trip
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Thanks for all the help so far.
 

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Isle of Whithorn is a really nice place to stop for a couple of nights and bang on the slipway to get your kayak in the water.

We had a night there last week. There is a tip off for the loo via a screw cap on the stack at the back of the harbour toilet in the portacabin and there’s a tap round the front. The street lighting is on all night, which was a bit of a pain. Food at the Steam Packet is good, a bit prissy apart from the fish and chips and not as cheap as Wetherspoons.

Cheers

H
 

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barryd

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Isle of Whithorn is a really nice place to stop for a couple of nights and bang on the slipway to get your kayak in the water.

We had a night there last week. There is a tip off for the loo via a screw cap on the stack at the back of the harbour toilet in the portacabin and there’s a tap round the front. The street lighting is on all night, which was a bit of a pain. Food at the Steam Packet is good, a bit prissy apart from the fish and chips and not as cheap as Wetherspoons.

Cheers

H
Sounds good that. I remember the grassy car park but it must be 13 years since we last were there. I'm sure there were no camping / overnighting signs back then otherwise we would have stayed but clearly from your post it's ok now.

Fish n Chips sounds good from the pub. After the prices on Arran I suspect everywhere will seem cheap. :D
 

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