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The Filth

Scotland camping suggestions

We're having a cheap holiday this year, going on the first week in September.

Now I've only been to Scotland once when I was just a filthling, I went to Luss, Glasgow and Edinburgh with my Great-Grandpapi... Ace it was too.

I wouldn't mind re-visiting any of those places, but I would like to spend most of my time discovering somewhere new to me. Any suggestions on places to stay/visit/eat/drink etc. would be thoroughly appreciated.
Cutsyke

Don't take this a slight on Scotland but we did the campingthing last year, great it was too, in Quebec, but it lashed it down. How's the weather over there? We ended up getting hotels half the time and paying last minute prices. Either that or swim around a camp ground.
The Filth

Not too sure about the weather, but it's just a risk we'll have to take as we can't afford another big holiday this year.

If it's that bad that we'd need a hotel then we'd just have to come home, hotels in England/Scotland are a bit on the steep side at the moment.
Tank Girl

hang on i'll consult my mum for info.

the one and only time ive ever been camping it was near luss, so that's no help.

are you prepared to go quite a bit further north than loch lomond area?
The Filth

Honestly don't mind where we go (as long as it's nice), all suggestions welcome.
Cutsyke

Lake District Cumbria is nice. It usually does rain but rarely all day.
The Filth

Thanks, I've passed your suggestion onto The Filthette who's going to have a look into campsites in Cumbria; I'd do it myself but I've just been given a dressing down at work and feel that I should try to "buck up my ideas", at least for the next day or two. After which I will go back to being a lazy cunt again.
Pond Life

The Filth wrote:
Thanks, I've passed your suggestion onto The Filthette who's going to have a look into campsites in Cumbria; I'd do it myself but I've just been given a dressing down at work and feel that I should try to "buck up my ideas", at least for the next day or two. After which I will go back to being a lazy cunt again.


Yes you'll need a break after that. How very dare they?
Tank Girl

first bulletin - solway firth is nice by all accounts, i'll return with more info tomorrow.
Tank Girl

http://www.ukcampsite.com/highlan...reat-glen-water-park-ggwp-hsp.htm

Great glen, fabulous - but that is right "up scotland", as we say.

Leave it - you gonks.
bearing

Portpatrick is a great place and as it's on the West coast it generally has good weather.
The Filth

Pond Life wrote:
The Filth wrote:
Thanks, I've passed your suggestion onto The Filthette who's going to have a look into campsites in Cumbria; I'd do it myself but I've just been given a dressing down at work and feel that I should try to "buck up my ideas", at least for the next day or two. After which I will go back to being a lazy cunt again.


Yes you'll need a break after that. How very dare they?


I got another bollocking before I went home... then a parking ticket when I got to my car. Same place I've been parking it for the last 4 years.

I'm starting to think that a week in a tent might just further exacerbate my woe's.

Anyway, we've been looking at what you lot have suggested and they all look lovely places. However, her indoors has now set her sites on Seahouses as her friend recommended a campsite there, so it looks as though this will be on the cards now.

I'm sure your suggestions will be used some time in the future though. Let me know if any of you have been to seahouses and any recommendations of things to do. Likewise, if you've been to Seahouses and think it's shit, I would like to know too so that we can change our plans.

Thanks,

The Filth.
Plastic Man

The Filth wrote:
Let me know if any of you have been to seahouses and any recommendations of things to do. Likewise, if you've been to Seahouses and think it's shit, I would like to know too so that we can change our plans.


Is that the camping and caravanning club site at Beadnell Bay?

Seahouses is pleasant enough - not a great deal in the town itself.

There's boat trips to the Farne Islands, though it's probably a bit late in the year for the nesting birds.

There's Lindisfarne (Holy Island); Bamburgh Castle (they were filming for Google Street View off-road using a tricycle to get round the castle a few weeks back [pictures not up yet, but look for a chap wearing a crown and swanning around in ermine robes]); Alnwick; Berwick; Edinburgh at a push; some great beaches (park by side of road between Seahouses and Bamburgh and climb over dunes); fishing off the harbour walls in Seahouses and Beadnell Bay.
bearing

My parents love Seahouses, lovely place they reckon..........



........bear in mind they're in their mid to late 70's.
bigbone

Fantastic sandy beaches.

The Ship Inn at Lower Newton is worth a visit.

The campsite at Beadnell Bay is featured in " Cool Camping" book so should be ok.
Plastic Man

bigbone wrote:
The campsite at Beadnell Bay is featured in " Cool Camping" book so should be ok.


I was surprised when I saw it listed elsewhere as a top 20 coastal campsite (see link below).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel...ns-20-best-coastal-campsites.html

I stayed there a few years ago and wouldn't rate it much beyond okay. It's smack by a busy road. Admittedly the dunes/ beach/ rock pools start on the other side. Proper beach and harbour about 15 min walk away. It was fairly basic - not much in the way of facilities, but this may have improved.

Someone did tell me about another site in the same area which they said was much better than the Beadnell Bay site. Unfortunately they're away at the moment, so I can't ask. From what I remember, it's near a castle, if that narrows it down.

I like Hooks House Farm, in Robin Hoods Bay, which oddly also appears on that list (number 15).

Basic facilities, but great view.
Pond Life

The Filth

Beats my last camping holiday:

lebowski

The Filth wrote:
Thanks, I've passed your suggestion onto The Filthette who's going to have a look into campsites in Cumbria; I'd do it myself but I've just been given a dressing down at work and feel that I should try to "buck up my ideas", at least for the next day or two. After which I will go back to being a lazy cunt again.


We've been here several times in the last few years, its fantastic, right on the shores of Ullswater, a stroll along a nature walk into Pooley Bridge, good facilities and family oriented, the location takes some beating.

http://www.watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk/
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:


Someone did tell me about another site in the same area which they said was much better than the Beadnell Bay site. Unfortunately they're away at the moment, so I can't ask. From what I remember, it's near a castle, if that narrows it down.



Dunstan Hill?
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

lucky you arent going this weekend Filth - rains bombing it down
The Filth

Won't be doing that again. Nice place for the first few days, we were really enjoying it... then the storm hit.

Came home two days early and had to bin the tent. Most of the bedding is still drying on the line.

As usual I'm now back at work, looking out of the window at blazing sunshine.

Fucking bollocks.
Late Doors

That is a bummer, fecking lousy weather. On the bright side it might have used it all up by the time we get there next week. I'll let you know  
The Filth

Late Doors wrote:
That is a bummer, fecking lousy weather. On the bright side it might have used it all up by the time we get there next week. I'll let you know  


Ahh, good luck with that butty. I'll just say though not to bother getting fish and chips from neptunes. I'd heard it was the best in town but i can't imagine it was... there's about 10 chippies and i reckon most of them should be better than that one.

As someone said previous, the Ship Inn was well worth a visit for a decent pint of ale.
The Filth

On a more positive note - these were the views from our tent.



Bamburgh castle



The Sea



The Sun

Then we went to Edinburgh for the day and found a chippy that did deep-fried everything; Pizza, mars bars, haggis, pies. You could also buy booze, fags and rizlas. It was as near as i've come to heaven on earth.

Had myself a deep fried mars bar:



Now I know it may look like a turd covered in melted cheese, but it was lovely. Tasted like a mars bar wrapped in a pancake... which is what you'd expect as that's pretty much what it was.

Champion.
smiling badger

That looks truely fookin vile.
Just like the weather that you had.
Pond Life

Glad you made it back in one piece. Nice picks, are they deep fried farm machinery in the top pics in the fields?

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