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Post by bazil on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:38 pm

Anybody know of any sites on the Isle of Skye that are open through winter, or anywhere that you can park up and hook-up?
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by Dutto on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:57 pm

Hi there,

Two questions from friends from Glasgow:

1.  Why would you want to go to Skye in winter?  scratch head

2. What do you expect to do in Skye in winter?  scratch head

.... and one from myself ....

3.  Why is EHU essential when you have a self contained motorhome?  scratch head

Best regards and Happy New Year,
drinksallround

PS We have cynical friends!! allthumbzallthumbz

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by dandywarhol on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:15 pm

Apologies for Dutto's inquisitive "friends from Glasgow" Bazil. 
Of course, it's none of their business why you want to go to Skye and what you intend to do in Skye in winter, any more than why Ian wants to know why you need hook-up. Manners are something that Ian and his friends have yet to master...............

This might give you some info on all year round sites 
http://www.scottishcamping.com/links.php?n=19

Enjoy the wilds of Skye - it's a pretty stunning place - as Danny Macaskill will testify  up! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by bazil on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:43 pm

If you have ever been to the west coast of Scotland in winter you will know how stunning it can be! For us its sea kayaking and walking, probably not the kind of walking you do in Lincolnshire, which equals a lot of damp/wet kit that needs drying out. Plus we plan on being up there for up to 5 weeks, unless the snow is good in The Cairngorms , in which case we will be over there skiing and biking. We have been in the van full time since April and have found that a EHU is essential from time to time.
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by bazil on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Cheers Dandy.
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by Dutto on Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:04 am

Bazil wrote:If you have ever been to the west coast of Scotland in winter you will know how stunning it can be! For us its sea kayaking and walking, probably not the kind of walking you do in Lincolnshire, which equals a lot of damp/wet kit that needs drying out. Plus we plan on being up there for up to 5 weeks, unless the snow is good in The Cairngorms , in which case we will be over there skiing and biking. We have been in the van full time since April and have found that a EHU is essential from time to time.
Cheers
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With regard to "all-year" sites on Skye the only two that may be of interest to you are:

o  Moyle Park Campsite.  It's in the middle of nowhere, nowhere near the sea and doesn't have EHU so probably not what you are looking for.

o  Uig Bay Caravan and Campsite, IV51 9XU.  Phone 01470 542714.  Near the sea, with EHU available.
    Looks to be your best bet. allthumbz

Er ... few other things ....

.... Glasgow is actually situated on the west coast of Scotland.

.... For four years my wife and I ran a company called "Tramp the Gramps" to provide walking holidays in Scotland.

Stating what you intend to do actually helps when formulating advice; and having lived in a caravan "on the hill" without EHU through six Scottish winters doing forest protection work I still regard it as a luxury rather than a necessity.

Enjoy Skye.  It may be beautiful but remember the saying ....

"When you can see the mainland it's about to rain and when you can't see the mainland it's raining." Whistle1 


Best regards,
drinksallround

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by dandywarhol on Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:49 am

You don't really get it, do you Ian?

The original poster asked a perfectly polite question about the availability of open campsites and hook up. 

You need to realise that not every question is about you or what you think people should or shouldn't be doing. This comes through time and time again in your posts. If you can't give a civil answer then leave it to someone who can.

Seasons Greetings  drinksallround

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by bazil on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:09 pm

snigger snigger snigger
Cheers Dandy
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by Dutto on Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:22 pm

dandywarhol wrote:...............

You need to realise that not every question is about you or what you think people should or shouldn't be doing. This comes through time and time again in your posts. If you can't give a civil answer then leave it to someone who can.
..........
... and posting a list of camp-sites that are either closed or nowhere near what the person is interested in is useful is it?  shrugg shrugg

Happy New Year!  up!

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by Paulmold on Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:39 pm

There are 4 sites open all year according to ukcampsites

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/results.asp?county=Isle%20Of%20Skye&openallyear=on

You can discount the bunkhouse but the other 3 all have hook-ups.
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by bazil on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:53 pm

Thanks guys, been in touch with Uig bay, just turn up and pitch, no problem.
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by dandywarhol on Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:02 pm

Bazil wrote:Thanks guys, been in touch with Uig bay, just turn up and pitch, no problem.

Handy for the Outer Hebridean ferry too - just over £80 for the van and 2 passengers  up!

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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by bazil on Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:23 pm

Yes, used the ferry in August for a little trip out there to kayak the sound of Harris and Scarp, brilliant place. Who knows what might happen if we get a big high pressure sat over the UK.
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Re: Isle of Skye

Post by BobK on Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:30 pm

Spent a pleasant overnight at the Skye Boat Centre, which is basically a small marina/boat yard but also a CL type site for several units.    It is on the main A.87 between Broadford and Portree, and very picturesque (weather permitting)   Not sure if they will be open at this time of year, but the owners are on site so worth giving them a phone call.     check them out here : 

 http://www.yell.com/biz/skye-boat-centre-isle-of-skye-2709503/

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