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Message posted by marie3511/6/2009 at 4:13pm
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hi please help we and the family 5 of aus youngest 16 oldest 45 and one motorhome and car/ we r wanting to explore scotland 4 2 weeks travelling as near to john o groats as possible but wud like to say at campsites on the way and do touristee things and which way to go from sheffield and any big hills to aviod as motorhome does not like big uns.any help will do like any goods campsites or beaches and any good lay bys for the way up the first night thankyou marie

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Message posted by star123411/6/2009 at 6:25pm
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Hiya it really depends how much travelling you are willing to do, there are too many places to list that are of interest from the west to the east, you have Edinburgh castle & the zoo also the museum of flight, Glasgow is great for shopping and also has 3 great museums, Ayrshire -  Robert Burns, Inverness - Nessie, Culloden, Moray Firth for Dolphin spotting -  St Andrews - home of golf.....  Glen Coe, the West coast probably has some of the best scenery in the world could go on and on, best thing would be to kind of plan a route and then post back on here for things to do and campsites around the area.

 

 



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Message posted by Trek 3911/6/2009 at 6:58pm
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If you see the scotland thread there is info on there that loads have posted as well as me for layby's i have some marked off on a map but you need to know where you are going or just e mail me and i will send you them i used to have a motorhome.

The caravan club site at Bora (dalcham) is tops 60 mile from wick and john of groats the site has a beach (shingle ish) just a walk across the golf course. Bora is so laid back it is unreal.

The drive to wick from Bora is one big hill and it is quite hard but well worth it.

www.vistscotland.co.uk

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I will rply to e mail etc tomorrow

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Message posted by Tricky000197911/6/2009 at 9:12pm
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Before we started camping we stayed in a bugalow in aviemore in the cairngorms and travelled every day to different areas as from there most places are two hours drive away defo look at campsite near inverness.

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Just done Sheffield to Lochinver - an 8 day tour at Spring Bank ...

Stopped at Abington 2* one night one the way up and on the way down, Blair Castle 2 nights on the way up, Clachtoll 3 nights, and Avimore 1 night on the way down ... my reviews are still in the system .... I can highly recommend them all ... BTW ... if you can't do "big hills" .. go to Norfolk 17

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Message posted by ANDY-R11/6/2009 at 11:50pm
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Marie35

On the A9 leaving Helmsdale there is quite a long old haul of hill, leading onto a HORROR of a hill at Berridale (Berridale Brae) which includes a couple of hairpin bends. Further along at Dunbeath is another big dip in the road but you can get a run at this down one side and up the other.17

 

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Message posted by jehpesto12/6/2009 at 11:21am
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Great campsite with fabulous views of Handa (island) at Scourie. All level terraces. From there not so far up to Cape Wrath - north west coast.

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Message posted by Sproz12/6/2009 at 5:44pm
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Quote: Originally posted by jehpesto on 12/6/2009
Great campsite with fabulous views of Handa (island) at Scourie. All level terraces. From there not so far up to Cape Wrath - north west coast.

I stayed here many many years ago, superb part of the country. North East scotland above Inverness tends to be a bit barren in places, if you want to do John O Groats I would definatlety travel back along the north coast all the way round and down the west coast, but remember that it is a long way and the roads along the top and down the west coast can be single track in places, however its rare you meet anyone! The beaches down the west coast are out of this world especially if you get the weather, roll on global warming!!

If going in July take the midge cream or else you will be eaten alive!!

Also remember that its ok to wild camp in Scotland so no fees if you have onboard facilities.


Message posted by jocko213/6/2009 at 3:20am
Outfit:  Geist LV550 - Santa Fe 2.2 Premium     Location:  Stenhousemuir - Scotland.
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Hi Marie........nearest Club site to John O' Groats is probably Dunnet Head but there is a basic site at John O' Groats. If you are there, take the Ferry/Bus Tour to Orkney to visit Scara Brae - Maes Howe - Churchill Barrier - Italian Chapel - Standing Stones etc. There is also a Club site at Wick.

The A9 runs all the way from Stirling to John O' Groats but there are many sites en-route


Message posted by marie3513/6/2009 at 3:40pm
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thank u for all ur help marie

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