Wild camping on Skye

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Wild camping on Skye

Post by nth » Wed May 20, 2015 8:20 am

Hi, we will be heading up to Skye next week for our first outing longer than one night. Never been to Skye before so looking for some suggestions for wild camping spots, the only catch is it has to be somewhere suitable (ideally with nice views) for putting a large awning up so some nice flat grass or soft ground. Would really prefer to avoid proper campsites.

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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by g8dhe » Wed May 20, 2015 9:18 am

We use several places but none suitable for "staying" with an awning, most Wild Camping is overnight and minimum impact!
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by nth » Wed May 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Should have said wouldn't ideally be staying in the same place every night, would like to try different places.
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Post by g8dhe » Wed May 20, 2015 5:10 pm

Well the Beach @ Tokavaig 57.132323, -5.971495 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/57% ... !1s0x0:0x0

http://360.g8dhe.net/default.php?61020

Forestry commission car park 57.178189,-5.800288 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/57% ... x0!6m1!1e1

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I wouldn't advise anything other than a small windout awning in either location however, they are Wild camps not sites, you would be likely to generate a bit too much attention with a pegged out awning!
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by Simon Jones » Wed May 20, 2015 5:41 pm

Not quite free, but we stayed here & you can wander over the road to warm up & get a meal in the hotel: http://www.sligachan.co.uk/sligachan-campsite.php
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by mulshy » Wed May 20, 2015 9:56 pm

nth wrote: Would really prefer to avoid proper campsites.
Our thoughts as well,though everytime we're on Skye we end up at Glen Brittle campsite

https://www.coolcamping.co.uk/campsites ... lenbrittle

It's where Danny Macaskill done his front flip when making 'The Ridge'

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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by g8dhe » Wed May 20, 2015 10:08 pm

Have you thought about joining the Wild Camping forum ?
http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/
Get there POI file and take your choice! The money you save on the first night will pay for the years subscription!!!
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by nth » Thu May 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, It's not really about the money, im just not a proper campsite person. The problem is I really need the extra space with the awning for extra storage (we have a 2 year old with us). This will be my first time away with an awning.
The Glen Brittle Site is looking appealing though, doesent seem to 'campsitey' but would probably just stay put once there.
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by nth » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:57 pm

Just thought id update, stayed at the sligachan campsite in the end, wasn't worth the hassle of moving around with the awning. Very basic which is what i was looking for, only problem was the disgusting smell of chemical toilets coming from the toilet/shower block with people emptying their toilets down the pans & leaving it splattered everywhere. The site clearly has signs up everywhere saying they do not have facilities for chemical toilet disposal.
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Re: Wild camping on Skye

Post by Simon Jones » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:19 pm

Sorry to hear your stay was marred by a few ignorant folk. Hope the weather was better than when we stayed in 2013. We stopped over on the way to Uig to get the ferry to Harris.

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