Heading South in Scotland

2cv

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That one made me laugh Bill. Last time we were at Glencaple one of the locals told us the bore was due within the next hour. So we waited, and we waited. Eventually the local crowd (well all 4 of them) started gesticulating as the bore arrived. I kid you not, it was no more than a reasonable ripple. I reckon a ripple no more than 6” high at that. What an anticlimax but we were assured that sometimes it’s a bit bigger.
It was pretty impressive along with quite a rumble when we were there one time.
 

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Here’s our bore Bill!!

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If you go to the mull of Galloway area, further east along the coast there is an unofficial Aire on grass at the Isle of Whithorn right at the end of the harbour. Nice spot and free. We spent about ten days in that area heading down from the Scottish isles to the lake District back end of last year. To be honest it's ok but there are far more interesting and scenic areas of Scotland. Pleasant enough if your passing
 

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If you turned up at a C&MC site desperate for the loo with a full cassette, flashing your £55 a year membership card they would turn you away saying they don’t encourage wild camping. The elsan point and freshwater tap must have pissed them of. 😀
Never knew that about C&MC .
There have been a few threads asking which club to opt for .
Don't remember this coming up .
Certainly a good reason to say no
 

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Never knew that about C&MC .
There have been a few threads asking which club to opt for .
Don't remember this coming up .
Certainly a good reason to say no
I am only a member because we like some of their sites. But I much prefer the CCC. They have more grass non EHU sites, offer better prices, and more helpful towards us. They have sites where members can get access to their sites for four hours to empty their cassettes, get fresh water, and take a shower for £7.60.
 
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It has gone up to £10 a night this year, but you are allowed to stay up to 3 nights when it was only one last year. There are 5 carparks along the Ayrshire coast in the trial this year.
We called in to Girvan a few weeks ago. Pleasant enough but also parked, and well settled with equipment spread around, within 10m of the car park were some traveller types spreading litter and feral children everywhere. We were just pretty annoyed that we were expected to pay a tenner whilst they camped for free. I phoned the council but I'm not convinced they were particularly interested.
We moved on to the beach car park just outside town (sorry, can't remember the name) which was great. Busy with mohos but plenty of room for locals too and negligible litter. We did a little tidying but in the morning the council man came along with his picker anyway. No charge but we would happily pay a tenner.
 

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Many thanks for all your suggestions - we stayed West and ended up on the Isle of Skye - beautiful scenery. Sooooo many tourists tho, a bit of a shock after a peaceful week travelling the NC500! Still managed to get a good overnight spot right under the Old Man of Stor, next to a lake.
 

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Many thanks for all your suggestions - we stayed West and ended up on the Isle of Skye - beautiful scenery. Sooooo many tourists tho, a bit of a shock after a peaceful week travelling the NC500! Still managed to get a good overnight spot right under the Old Man of Stor, next to a lake.
It’s a Loch not a lake😡. Skye is the only island I would advise not to visit but glad you enjoyed your stay.
 

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It’s a Loch not a lake😡. Skye is the only island I would advise not to visit but glad you enjoyed your stay.
Ditto, I have never rated Skye, much better inner Hebrides island to visit. The only lake in Scotland is Lake of Monteith.
 
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