Wild Camping on the West Highland Way

Q. In May 2006 I am planning on doing the West Highland Way again with a mate. We are trying to keep the expenses down so that we can enjoy a good earned bevy when the opportunity arrises along the way!!

I have seen and heared of "Wild Sites" along the West Highland Way of which I understand that no facilities are provided but that is not a problem.

Does anyone out there have or know where I can get information regarding these sites.

Also does anyone know anything about the "Dusk till Dawn" camping above a specific altitude. I have heard that you can camp in the Highlands anywhere as long as you don't pitch your tent till Dusk and have taken it down by Dawn as long as you are above a specified altitude.

Any comments on any of the above would be greatfully received.

Alun Miles, Forest of Dean



A. You can camp wherever you like in Scotland, cropped fields and gardens excluded. Just be sensible about it and remember when you leave the next day there should be no sign of your having been there. Bury your poo at least six inches down or take it away with you and don't pee or poo near watercourses. Job done :)

J Greenan, Edinburgh


A. There are also 2 'Bothies' along the route (stone huts open to all). I will leave you to read the visitors books before you decide whether it is wise to stay!

Bill Cord, Cardiff


A. Not sure about the 'wild sites' - but see Wild Camping for more information on camping in Scotland .

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor)


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