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    Default camping in scotland

    well are there any decent campsites in scotland prefferably within 10 -20 miles of loch lomond as we usually camp on the beaches of loch lomond but the river police dont alow that no more and we dont have a canoe to get to the islands thanks were going on wedensday

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    well are there any decent campsites in scotland prefferably within 10 -20 miles of loch lomond as we usually camp on the beaches of loch lomond but the river police dont alow that no more and we dont have a canoe to get to the islands thanks were going on wedensday
    There are loads, mate!!! Nip into WH Smiths & have a look at Cool Camping Scotland. Or Campsites UK on the web give you campsites within 20 miles of a location. Cheers

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    i was on a website called campsites.uk yesterday but ther was a few on locklomond but they were caravan and campinng

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    try http://www.scottishcamping.com/ lists site by region

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    Default Too cold yet?

    Do you reckon it's too cold to camp in Scotland yet?

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    Depends what you regard as cold and where you are thinking of camping.

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    I've camped in Scotland, & other places, at well below freezing so no time of year is off the schedule for me. Its normally warmer at night than a bothy option!

    The only thing is if you get cold & wet during the day & want to get stuff dry - hard in a tent!
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    At least in a bothy you can light a fire and get stuff dryer but I think you are right, in a tent there is a small volume of air to heat, in a bothy, it can be quite large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Cooper View Post
    At least in a bothy you can light a fire and get stuff dryer but I think you are right, in a tent there is a small volume of air to heat, in a bothy, it can be quite large.
    Indeed. Last year it too two nights of fires before the ice on the floor defrosted & the mice woke up....you're right about drying stuff though. Mind you, with a huge supply of free wood donated we once got a bothy up to +24c when it was frozen outside....none of us could get to sleep in our winter down sleeping bags....too hot & sweaty!

    Sorry, hijacked thread a bit!

    Are you thinking campsites or wild camping? Some campsites will be closed but if open having facilities is always good when its cold, & you can normally find a local pub to warm up in. If wild camping for more than a night or two the damp gear thing can get to you.
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