if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

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if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by ton » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:10 pm

which 2 beaches would you choose, and why.

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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by The Cumbrian » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:20 pm

Sandwood Bay, because it's beautiful and takes a bit of effort to get there. And it would be a nice track to cycle along (I've only walked it).
One of the smaller beaches near Durness, because you can get supplies there and there's a pub.
One of the beaches north of Ullapool, but they're close to the road.

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Post by htrider » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:20 pm

Sandwood bay as its amazing, no road access and a rock stack.
Kervaig up towards Cape Wrath as its also not got public road access, is also amazing (nice view to Iceland!) and has a nearby bothy if / when the weather is horrible.

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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:33 pm

Wild or campsite?

Another vote for Sandwood if the former. Or Balnakeil.

Big Sand at Gairloch for the latter.

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Post by ton » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:46 pm

wild if possible. but it will be early october so hopefully quiet either way.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Also Achmelvich for a site.

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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by Alpinum » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:48 pm

On Harris (if that still in the range) my girlfriend and I had a magic camp at Luskentyre.
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Also Achnahaird. Colourful beach and rocks with amazing colours and structure. A lovely little camp ground amidst sheep and seagulls (yes, and also some animal poop).

We also camped wild at Mungasdale, asked the farmer and he was okay with it.
Had some magical moments with 'retired' horses. And midges :-)
It's a small beach and there's not as much to discover compared to e.g. Sandwood or Luskentyre, but the view...

The views from Mungasdale and Luskentyre out to the isles are absolutely unforgettable.

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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by The Cumbrian » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 am

Sango Sands campsite at Durness is really good. Right on the headland above a lovely beach with great views.

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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by Blair512 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:00 am

Another vote for Sandwood bay, it's the one place I want to go once we're allowed out proper!
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Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Post by Pickers » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:49 am

This spot at Traigh Allt Chailgeag was a couple of miles east of Durness, just up from the beach. Far enough from the road to be quiet.
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The view out when the sun was out
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