Saturday, 23 November 2013

112 Darlington

This was an intereseting spot. MCC CL 4 miles from Darlington and just over the bridge from Croft in Richmonshire. Only £5 per nite, incl EHU. Very popular it seemed, especailly the monthly Country and Western Dancers meet.

111 Beal

Beal, the Nature car park overlooking the causeway to Holy Island.

110 Haddington

About 1/2 and hour east of Edinburgh on the A1 south this little CL has hard standing and a paddock. In process of renovating the facilities but a pricy £15 a night incl EHU. Presently a MCC CL but seeking to swap to CCC.
 The views were OK but it is in the middle of nowhere and opposite the noisy West Lothian Farmers Centre

109 Loch Lomond

This was a nice picnic area about mid way before Glasgow. There were no signs or restrictions but the gates are locked at 8pm. The parking bays were all sloping.

108 Inverary

The Argyle Campsite, a large many static vans site with a number of touring site. On the Loch side and has it's own slipway making it very popular with sailers. Usual price £17-25/nite but off season we paid £10 including EHU. Inverary has a pay and display car park with a few motorhome bays BUT no overnite signs are in abundance.

107 Claonaig Ferry Terminal

The ferry wasn't running over winter but the toilets were open and there were a couple of tourers parked up (for winter) in the car park opposite the terminal. No signs or restrictions so we would have happily parked up for the night.

106 Cambeltown

Killeguer Caravan Park
 1/2 hour north of Cambeltown on the Atlantic coast is this nice little site. Mostly statics but 10-15 tourers facing the sea. Although they were closed they allowed us to park overnite and use the elsan dump.

105 Adfern

Along the road and just past the village of Adfern there is a 10 pitch motorhome stopover site under construction. When finished it will have a small WC/Basin cabin, EHUs and 2 taps.

We phoned and was allowed to stay for nowt. However would have been happy to pay and would certainly visit again

104 Sound of Jura

The was a single track and narrow lane along the water's edge. Wasn't really any places to stop and the verges were very soft.

103 Connel CL & Loch Etive

This is small CL just over the bridge and about 1/2 hour from Oban. It costs £14/nite incl elec.

The views are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. They could charge £14 an hour for the views but hope they won't!

Unfortunately the weather really let us down but would certainly visit here again.

102 More Highlands

Same comments as post 101.

101 Lower Highlands

On the way around the Trossacs and into Argyleshire there were some wonderfull views and laybys. Not sure we would want to overnite in the laybys but quick stops for fotos and a cuppa were more than appropriate.

100 Strathyre

Small Picknique Area just at entrance to village travelling north.
There were no signs or restrictions here unlike the ones at the Car Park a bit further on next to the Post Office. Opposite there was a nice pub/restaurant where we were made welcome.

99 Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel Car Park.
The Council allows overnite parking for £10, ticket payable at visitor centre info desk. You can also use the 'boater' loos and shower but need to leave £5 deposit for the key. The centre is closed Mons & Tues.
The wheel is really a wonder to behold and the paths and walks around the centre crossing the Antonine Wall earthworks are very pleasant too.

98 Old Stables Inn Beattock

A very handy stopping off place on the way up to Scotland. Very friendly hosts and the view of the Moffatt Hills from the car park was very nice. Was allowed to draw water from tap in the car park, which was nice and level. Futher on in the village is the big Beattock Site which allows you to MT the elsan. The pub is a calor gas dealer but didnt have any small 6kgs bottles. Pub stop par excellance and would certainlt stay again.