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Forestry commission Scotland new initiative

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Post by Paulmold Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:45 am

Trialling over-night stopovers......

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Post by rogerblack Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:24 am

There does seem to be a slow realisation that welcoming motorhomes rather than banning them may actually pay off in tourism terms. Here in Fife there is a new initiative, delayed by Covid-19, to provide official 'freedom camping' at locations where it already happens unofficially, such as Ruby Bay, Elie and Kingsbarns beach. 

This page has details and includes a link to a very comprehensive discussion paper which is well worth a read:

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There is another location already up and running at Lochore Meadows near Lochgelly:

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Post by Peter Brown Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:01 pm

My brother lives in Scotland and has been overnighting in Forestry Commission car parks for several years without any challenge.
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Post by oldfred Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:47 pm

So have we but until now we have avoided the larger more touristy spots. Great to see many are now in this scheme. Along with THS opening in August and our usually 'wild camping' places we will have plenty of choice for touring in Scotland this year.

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Post by Paulmold Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 pm

Trial cut short, probably pressure from campsite owners.......


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Post by rogerblack Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:59 pm

Slightly more detailed version of the statement, including comments about "competing with formal sites " here:

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Post by Paulmold Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:05 am

A further update cancelling previous update....

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Post by IanH Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:13 am

Going to Kielder forest next Thursday for a night stop, not at one of these stops, but a pub stop in the village. The local FC one to there is Kielder castle car park, not on current list. I'll wander round ( on foot!) and check it out, then report back if anything to say.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:05 am

IanH wrote:Going to Kielder forest next Thursday for a night stop, not at one of these stops, but a pub stop in the village. The local FC one to there is Kielder castle car park, not on current list. I'll wander round ( on foot!) and check it out, then report back if anything to say.
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Post by IanH Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:51 am

Thanks Boaby

We're going to this pub, in the village.......Anglers Arms.
Doesn't stop midges tho, only one night and my MH is well protected by chemical welfare, some of it is also for midges!!!

Will do a write up for the forum after back

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