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Within the limits and restrictions given below, here is a list of possible places for free overnight parking for a motorhome in the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man. Contact Us with any amendments or further suggestions. Obviously, things change and you may find that an unoff cial stopover has been closed by the Local Authority - in which case we would appreciate feedback to keep our list up to date. Andy Clarke also has a page listing UK Motorhome Stopovers on h s webs te: www.ukmotorhomes.net/ukaires.shtml Maggi Bevis tells us of 2 other free-camping related websites. www.wildcamping.co.uk has a membership, a forum and lots of useful information. The www.motorhomestopover.co.uk website is in the process of development and is still recruiting premises, including pubs, where you may use the car park overnight. When it's up and running, you will have to be a member of the scheme, with a number to give the owner or landlord. General Information Multimap at www.multimap.com can be a great source of information and should be useful in identifying the sites given below. Find more information on: www.streetfinder.co.uk. In popular holiday areas, there may be restrictions on overnight parking in car parks or a road 'layby'. In quieter areas however, it may be acceptable to find some quiet area to park. Upon entering a town look for the sign directing you to the "Long Stay Car Park", where you generally will be allowed to stay the night. It's always surprising where you'll end up, sometimes an ugly industrial area, sometimes a truly wonderful parking spot in the centre of town. On many occasions it's possible to stay the odd night at a rural pub. If you ask the landlord/lady, mostly you're more than welcome to overnight in the car park. Always pick a place in the car park away from the main traffic in and out so as not to cause any inconvenience to the locals. All villages usually have a decent size pub car park and a lot in the country have wonderful views in the morning. Well worth a meal or few pints Tesco Supermarket The general ruling for Tesco is that they have no problem with motor homes "parked up" for the night IF the following is observed: * Park in a discreet corner of the car park - i.e., not right outside the front door, blocking others! * Do not set up BBQ and picnic tables! This also applies to chairs etc. * If there is more than 2 at any one time they start to worry * Never leave anything behind; including water on the tarmac because non-campers think it is from the loo. Seriously! * Only stay one night.
If you follow the above rules you should be OK at most branches of Tesco. If you do some shopping before you leave, it would be a nice gesture to mention to the manager, who you are, and thank him for the use of the car park. (Although sometimes he probably wasn't even aware you were out there!) If he sees you are a customer in his store it could encourage him to keep letting us stay overnight! The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is now used with regard to wild camping. It was introduced on the back of raves and N.A.T.s and all the hassle that went on at Stonehenge a few years ago. Have a look at the government's own website containing the act. Scroll down to the sections on trespass and especially the section headed "Powers to remove unauthorised campers" (77). Hope that gives a clearer definition of what's legal and what's not.... Basically there's no "right" to stay anywhere, other than on someone's land with their permission. Thanks to all those hippies 10-15 years ago, you can be asked to move on at any time and failure to comply can land you in a whole heap of trouble. If you stay in a layby or any part of a highway, like a grass verge, then the local authority can ask you to move on. They first have to know you're there of course, but once you've been spotted and they ask you to move, then you have to move. The Police have powers to move you from landowners land if there are two people camping and (a) you've damaged property or land or (b) you've been abusive to the landowner when asked to leave. In this instance, damage to the land could include ruts formed in the field by the tyres, so they can force you to leave under most circumstances. This also includes common land if asked to leave by a commoner. Of course, once asked, most people will comply and move on, so no problem, but it's as well to be aware that you've really no rights. Service stations started putting up the time limits for parking at the same time this legislation went through.
ENGLAND The list is selected on the co-ordinates of the road map of the AA 2003 Maxi Scale Britain (1:160.000). 02A3 Cornwall - St Just - Large car park in centre of town - free and with no restrictions on overnight parking. Local pubs and shops. Close to lands End, Sennen Cove, Cape Cornwall and Penzance. 02A4 Cornwall - Levant Mine National Trust - The National Trust and Trevithick Trust own and run Levant mine, a working Cornish steam engine. Just above the site is a large level parking area with stunning views over the Cornish coast, engine houses and out towards Pendeen Watch lighthouse. 02B2 Cornwall - Porthcurno - Car park, all-day ticket app. £4. Toilets open over night. 02B3 Cornwall - Carn Brea - Just off the Penzance/St Just road near to the airport. Last hill in Cornwall - flat level site but very isolated. 02B3 Cornwall - Lamorna Cove - Spectacular parking area, but inaccessible for campers over 6 meters and overnight parking not allowed. Great position on edge of harbour wall - great views with walks on either side. Could be fantastic in a winter storm. 02C3 Cornwall - Marazion - Overnight parking is allowed at Kings Road car park. Owners of large motorhomes would be wise to check the availability of spaces before attempting to drive into the town. Price £4, no facilities. 02C3 Cornwall - Marazion - Two layby's, one either side of the road. Take A30 from Penzance and off on to the A394. Lay-by's are only a short distance along. They are well back from the road and are landscaped with bays. Bins are provided for rubbish and views are great. 02C3 Cornwall - Penzance - The parking layby on the coast road to Marazion. Once the pub traffic goes it is quiet. Outstanding views to St Micheals Mount. 02D4 Cornwall - Hayle - There are three car parks: 1. By the north Quay as you come into Hayle from the south. It is wide open and a little windy but only a very short walk to the shops. Park near the arches to get out of the wind. 2. As you go thru town there is a very narrow road across a bridge signposted swimming pool. There's a car park alongside with a nice view across the copper pool. 3. Instead of turning to swimming pool car park go straight on. It is signed as a private road but has access to a beach car park. There are reports that these car parks are sometimes patrolled by Police and overnighters sent away. 02E1 Cornwall - Lizard - The National Trust car park by the Lizard lighthouse. Toilet block open all night. Lovely spot, but be warned, the lighthouse beam flicking across the fields may look pretty but if a fog comes in at night you'll be woken up by a loud fog horn that blasts for 5-10s every 45s or so and it is only a couple of hundred feet from the car park!
Alternatively. near St Agnes . easy access for large motorhomes.Very rural site at Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor. Take left hand lane . 06D4 Cornwall . 05J6 Torbay . Just east of Camelford two roads head towards Rough Tor and Brown Willy (these are mountaintops). 06E4 Cornwall . Officially licensed for motorhomes to stay overnight.A layby between St Austell and Mevagissey.00pm to 10. but thet road is busy. Narrow road and great switch back road . Virtually opposite to the entrance there is a track leading to basset cove car park.long stay Lorry and coach park 03G4 Cornwall .A good place to wild camp is on the B 3301 coast road from Portreath to Hayle.Do not try to drive through Mevagissey as it is very narrow. Car park before houses. 03J6 Cornwall .Paignton: on the seafront.Falmouth . Public toilet block in the car park closes at 10pm.until you come to large open space with level parking. 06E4 Cornwall .idyllic small harbour with pubs. Come into the village off the main Tregony/St Mawes road . Road narrows.A small lorry park 02E5 Cornwall .Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula . Great views over St Austell Bay and towards the Gribben (Fowey).car park on left and short walk into town.There are a number of free sites around Eden/Heligan. Follow that road out of Portreath up the big hill. Fore Street. onto dual carriageway after Trerulefoot Roundabout. . owned by the National trust who don't seem to mind you parking up.02E5 Cornwall .Portreath . 03J5 Cornwall . 1/2 mile. Beware . just go straight into the huge car park on the left. toilets and layby on the left.Redruth . Great walks up to the Tors. Superb walks out to Black Head 03J6 Cornwall .excellent at full speed but DO make sure road is clear.Part of the set of Blue Juice. Very good sea view.rather uneven but passable . 03J5 Cornwall . 03F4 Cornwall . after about 2 miles from Portreath you will pass on the left hand side an entrance for Tehidy Country Park.Follow the A390 into St Austell from Liskeard. Parking in pull-ins of road loop. No services. quay. turn left towards Penrice Hospital and Porthpean. after large roundabout and before ASDA-supermarket. continue until cross road. 02E6 Cornwall .Bodmin Moor . sign posted to Temple Fishery.Tintagel: King Arthur's Car Park. £3 for the night (4.Several layby's on the A30. continue on for approx.00am approx).entering Cornwall over the Tamar bridge on the A390.The car park in Mevagissey will allow you to overnight at a nominal charge and it is in the middle of town and handy for shops. up the hill past Menheniot turning. a lovely little cove.Chapelporth Beach. Reasonably secluded at far end of car park. turn left towards Looe and then immediately left again (Old road left abandoned). restaurants etc. opposite The Old Post Office. Turn left towards Trenarren (Black Head). 04B5 Cornwall . One layby in particular: on top of moors 1 mile north of Bodmin approx layby on left (going south) with burger van in situ. Large level car park in centre of Tintagel town.
30th Sep).00 for the night to be paid in the fish shop. 10D4 Dorset . in the centre.outside Bridport.footpath to the Spittles. 09F3 Devon . Pull in and turn to left but not down to the fishery. Follow road through the back of village and then up a hill.Abbotsbury . . £5. Charges £3 all day and 30p for the night from 9pm-8am. 10D3 Dorset . Not sure if overnight staying is allowed during the summer months (1st May . They don't usually have any facilities and the bigger spots can get fairly busy from early on in the morning with tourists.Dartmoor has loads of great parking spots. out of Lyme heading towards Charmouth .On the main Bridport to Weymouth road.The parking towards the end of the seafront (towards Orcombe Point). The most stunning views over the Fleet towards Portland.Small car park at West Bexington overlooking Chesil Beach. 10C4 Dorset .through village to road junction.07F6 Cornwall . The bigger ones are generally marked on maps but there are also plenty which aren't. The layby is used by loads of surfers. if timed correctly. Empty moorland in front of you! 08B3 Devon . Left is a pub .Eggardon Hill . There is now a gate there to stop you driving along the lane with a notice saying the land belongs to the National trust.on Chesil Beach. opposite a pub.Exmouth .turn right up the hill.It's possible to park on the harbour at Exmouth. 09F3 Devon .go straight on . It is not believed that an overnight stay would be frowned upon. 07G4 Cornwall . Paid parking between 1st Oct and 30th Apr. turn left. 09K5 Dorset . 09F4 Devon .Exmouth . Can be accessed off the A35 Dorchester/Bridport road . there is a small lake and fishing advertised. heading towards Hardy Monument. The parking faces the sea.100 metres and road veers around to the left .There is a toilet block and café.the Spyway Inn.Dartmoor National Park .Of the A351 Wareham/Swanage road turn towards Steeple. on the left-hand side.Lyme Regis. excellent walks around Tyneham and Worbarrow Bay.West Bexington .A layby next to the Budemeadows campsite on the A39. no reports of any problems.Woodbury Common is situated between Exeter. There are at least one or two parking areas where a motorcaravan can be parked. Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. After approximately one mile there is a flat level parking/picnic area in front of a disused line kiln.turn towards Askerswell . 10C5 Dorset . Just drive along a road and chances are you'll find a decent spot to park up.Fleet . Between Abbotsbury and West Bay. past Launceston. you come off the dual carriageway and.Widemouth Bay . Although the land is owned by Devon Clinton Estates. Second turning on the right there are a number of secluded picnic bays ideal for an overnight stay. 11G3 Dorset . This site is no longer accessible.Woodbury . Before you go through the Army controlled checkpoint there is a large car park on the left. Enter village. Great views and.turn right just before Timber Vale campsite .Heading into the county on the A30. Go past monastery (I think!) up the hill.
Take minor road from Bere Regis towards Wareham . 2.pull in outside Corfe Castle. under the Ashley Heath Roundabout and take the next roundabout left opposite a 'Little Chef' (park is signposted). Several other places in area. but at least you'll have a nice view in the morning! (Watch out for the tide. especially if it's a really high spring tide) 1. opposite the garage (Shell?) and screened from the main road a bit by trees. coming from Midhurst on the A272. . 2. Nice views of castle & steam trains are a bonus 11H3 Dorset . Toilets nearby.main road into Kimmeridge. There's a disused bit of road here.A Lorry park on the outskirts of Christchurch (It's possible this site doesn't exist anymore) Ended up in layby on A35 within sight of the "Welcome to Christchurch" sign. 12D6 Hampshire . Go past Ringwood towards Poole. the road from Studland to Corfe Castle. if you don't mind nosy cows. the car park is probably the one marked 02 on the map. Before the road drops down into the village there is secluded parking in a disused quarry on the left. 13H6 Hampshire . but gets busy during the day. Various parking areas. there's a layby on the right hand side.officially no camping but presumably no problem.Petworth .Poole Harbour . On the mainland side of the bridge there's a public car park shared with the Ship pub.Hayling Island .and kitesurfers. Forestry commission car park on left (Bull Hill). 12E4 Hampshire .There are three spots within yards of the bridge to Hayling Island which are occasionally used by motorhomes. It's near the lifeboat station. Rather quieter. 12A6 Hampshire .The car park near Poole Harbour . And if you carry on down the main road another half mile there's a track next to the Esso garage which leads to some parking and a slipway.Just before entering the village.In the New Forest try the Avon Forest Country Park on the A31 outside Ringwood. There are several places inland for overnight. next to the slipway (public loos too). No pub in village but great beach and cliff walks. there's a parking on your right that looks suitable for an overnightstay with a motorhome. South of Bembridge follow signs to Culver Down. 3. 12B5 Hampshire . Parking for one or two vans only on seaside of road after about 100 meters. It has spectacular views. If it's foggy be prepared to get woken up by the ferry very early. 11H4 Dorset . None of these is official. There are several National Trust car parks suitable for overnight with good views.Isle of Wight . 1. There's a not too obvious turn on the right-signed 'Hayling Billy Trail'.On the B3351.Parking on the coast in the daytime has high parking charges. or could be described as quiet.Kimmeridge . 14C5 West Sussex . Turn left immediately after crossing the bridge towards Northney marina.11G3 Dorset .'Egdon Heath' in 'Return of the Native'. There are toilets/water and it is quiet. Continue about 50 meters further on the main road after the turn to (2). 3. 11G5 Dorset . just past the Golf Course. 11H3 Dorset . There is a width restriction.From Lymington follow road to Beaulieu. but busy if it's windy because of wind. Next to Blackgang Chine there is a National Trust car park.
There are frequent bus services into town. 15J2 East Sussex . 15H2 East Sussex .014E). is Telscombe Cliffs.Follow this multimap link and zoom out to get your bearings.Horsted Keynes . A must for any steam.At Hove Lagoon (3 miles west of Brighton) there is a slip road off from the A259 where lorries park next to some toilets. 15F2 East Sussex . 5 miles) out of Brighton on the A259. probably OK if you arrive late and leave early. local food shop. south of Wych Cross.Madeira Drive. It has no restrictions but part of the area is marked out for HGV's. or retro enthusiast. about half a mile.If anyone is catching a very early ferry from Newhaven.15F2 East Sussex . and about 10 minutes drive from the docks.Telscombe Cliffs . is an area on your left hand side. which can be noisy! 15H6 East Sussex . behind the King Alfred leisure Centre car park opposite the bottom of Hove Street off the A259 coast road. Just remember to park well away form the bottle banks.Ashdown Forest . It's a pay-and-display park but free after about 6:00 PM and at weekends. . There is a sign saying 'No Overnight Parking'. which is on the seafront east side of Palace Pier on this multimap link They block the road off some nights.Lewes . after Rottingdean and Saltdean.Brighton/Hove beach front . but continue following the road around to the port and you can park underneath the sea wall . Access is from coast road at Bexhill towards Pevensey Bay or vice versa.There's a car park with no barriers at Spring Gardens (off North St) in Lewes. Toilets and a shop at the train station.8735N. but will open it for motorhomes.Try the beach at Cooden (near Bexhill). Also you can contact the Bluebell Railway for permission to camp on the field overlooking the station. a good place to sleep overnight might be on the seafront at Seaford.Brighton/Hove beach front .Lewes .much more secure.Heading east (appr. 15F2 East Sussex .Cooden . Charge £3 per night (including the key to the station to use their toilet and shower). The local village is then back to the roundabout and turn right. it's pay-and-display but not at weekends.On the A21 heading north just past the Robertsbridge by-pass roundabout.There are pull-ins to picnic areas each side of the A22 in Ashdown Forest. but motorhomes have been seen there at night. 15H3 East Sussex . As you enter Telscombe Cliffs there is a sign off to the right to a public car park (if you get to the roundabout by Stewart Mouland Motorcaravans you've gone too far and need to turn back). behind the Friends MeetingHouse (50.A good place for staying is the small pull-in car park bay on the approach road to Horsted Keynes Station.Robertsbridge . 15H3 East Sussex .A town-centre car park with no height barrier! It's in Friars Walk. You can't get in the car park because of height barriers but you can park on the access road outside right on the cliff top. use the public toilets and admire the views to Brighton Marina and Worthing. 15G5 West Sussex . 16B3 East Sussex . 0. West from Brighton pier and left at the traffic lights after the King Alfred.next to Brighton beach . Unrestricted parking. It's located on Hove Street South. 16B5 East Sussex .
It's pay & display.Dungeness . 17J7 Kent . in the town centre carpark.Denge Beach . 18E4 Devon . 18C4 North Devon .Go through Westward Ho! keeping the sea to your right. but only suitable for small or medium size motorhomes (American RVs will definitely get stuck!). Head down Beacon Hill and turn right at the Tweaseldown pub. post office.Exmoor National Park . .The car park at Hartland Point looks OK to stay. if you park on the far side. 17J7 Kent . 19J7 Devon . there is a lane on your left at the start of the golf course. 24E4 Hampshire . Public toilets and drinking water outside tap. Only 5 minutes walk to City Centre and 2 minutes to Library with email access. but steer clear of any military exercises. 17F4 Kent . 17F6 Kent . for about half a mile and there is a clearing on the left with hardstanding suitable for motorcaravans. There is parking for 3 or 4 motorhomes there. No overnight charge after 6.Lynton . The surrounding area is Ministry of Defence property with access to the public and is great for walking.Dover.Just off the A 259 Leaving Dymchurch heading towards New Romney. 20B5 Somerset . Another spot is to go past this one for another half a mile and there is a small car park on the right. reasonably quiet. Drive along this lane (100 yards) to the sea wall. are round the corner. which is on the main road two minutes from the ferry terminal. Used quite frequently and busy in summer periods.Winchester . 25J7 Hampshire .Heaven's Gate.butchers. follow the signs to the "Elizabethan Restaurant".Exmoor has loads of great parking spots. chemists etc. fantastic scenery and only £1. The shops etc. 17J7 Kent .00 per night.near Frome .Dover .Westward Ho . However the entrance is on a slope and is rutted.Lots of places to park right on the beach at no charge.Dymchurch .From M3 Junction 5. Particularly around Dunkery Beacon way where there are some superb views to be had. On your left you'll see a fair sized car park to use and Heaven's Gate is a short distance away. passed the Tweaseldown racecourse. near to the Hoverspeed terminal. 22E6 Wiltshire .Dover. Head along this road. running and mountain biking. NW of centre. about 15 minutes slow walk. keep on going and you'll find an amazing car park site next to the Westward Ho! Tors.Motorhomes can overnight in the signposted area along the seafront at Dover."The Valley of Rocks" car park. You even get the mobile burger van in the mornings. There is a monument to the first flight of the old RFC (now RAF). so take care. It is free until 8 am and. To get there come of the A36 onto the A362 and follow the signs to Longleat. Metered parking.the town coach park in front of The Winchester Hotel. a small layby on the B road towards St Margaret's.Hartland Point . At the roundabout take the first exit signed to Centre Parcs but keep going along there past the wood mills etc.Fleet . take the A287 to the south of Fleet and turn left at the roundabout onto the B3013. Longleat Estate.
some traffic noise. There is also a layby on the opposite side of the road but it is exposed. the road comes to a dead end with fields either side.On the A4 1/2 Mile East of Maidenhead is a layby on the south side of the road. Take the second right signposted to the Seafront and Lake Grounds. This is in an area known as Saville Rd and normally during the day it's used as an unofficial truck stop.Gerrards Cross . but the view across the sea to Wales from your camper is excellent. There are some good walks from here and it's quite near Silbury Hill. Update: 10/1/04 There is a high charge to park in the day and overnight parking is forbidden. There's only one entrance and you go up a slight rise to a level area at the top. straight after you go under the Railway Bridge as you approach Taplow. From junction 19 of the M5 take the A369 to Portishead. 31J3 Reading .Portishead. Although there are houses nearby. 32C6 Buckinghamshire . You cannot swim in the estuary due to very dangerous tides and soft mud.South of Reading .M4 Junction 11. 3 miles from the M5 motorway. 32B5 Windsor & Maidenhead .Just off the A484 in Burry Port. 28D4 North Somerset . You can park for free day and night anywhere along the promenade. Public toilets (pay) are just across the road. 29F4 Bristol . on the A415 going south from Abingdon.26B7 Carmarthenshire . If heading out of Maidenhead it is on the right. There is a café. and an open-air swimming pool. Excellent level gravel Coach Park at left entrance to Romney Lock / Tennis Courts road access. complete with a mobile burger bar. one comes to a wide sea front overlooking the harbour. As you enter the town go past the Co-op supermarket on your left. Quite a pleasant spot.There is a location on the Downs area of Bristol (top of Parrys Lane just off the Downs) where you can park. 32C4 Windsor & Maidenhead . 30B3 Wiltshire . £5 for 24 hours maximum. There is even a public toilet nearby. public toilets. .After leaving the A40 onto the A413 there is a layby on the right hand side in about half a mile.A useful stop on the way to (or from) the West Country is a layby on the A4 just over a quarter of a mile west of the roundabout at Beckhampton between Marlborough and Calne.Abingdon . on the left hand side just across the river bridge. This town overlooks the Severn Estuary and is 15 miles drive from Bristol. no one seemed to mind one or two motorhomes parked by the edge of the harbour. 31G7 Oxfordshire . and a caravan selling hot and cold food and drinks. but the whole area is really a picnic site without noisy amusements. head south on the A33 take the first left then left again heading back towards the Motorway. above and fairly well screened from the main road.Maidenhead . When approaching Maidenhead along the A4 from J7 of the M4 the layby is on the left after Taplow before you go under Railway Bridge.Windsor . Reasonable metered hourly ticketing plus additional overnight rate. it is set about 20 yards back off the road with a grass verge between layby and the road.The Rye Farm Pay & Display car park. Follow the signposts to the harbour. Thames East from Castle a 10 minute walk.The Datchet Road Car park just towards R. past the start of the High Street on your left and take the next left opposite the Waitrose Esso petrol Station.
The Kingsmead coach park is open to motorhomes. all day parking is allowed. You have to go to Swanley to get onto the M20.The Lorry Park beside the A2 just outside Gravesend (the one on the north side by the Cafe). you could use the A25 to Wrotham and join the M20 there! 34A4 Kent . The entrance to layby is just before a large pub called The Grasshopper with huge height barriered car park. Immediately on your left there are two parkings.and fresh water for refilling tanks.Layby on the A25. 33H1 London . There are shops. The site is fenced and has CCTV. Otherwise it's back to Junction 6 for the M26/M20 less miles route. Overnight parking of motorhomes is allowed at 2 x daily rate. 35F3 Kent . Early morning Lorries in and out. Have had no trouble staying there. about 1 mile from Canterbury city centre along the A2. They are several dedicated Motorhome parking bays. 34C2 Kent . but when on the roundabout take a small road immediately left to Martyr's Green. exit At junction 10. 35G2 Kent .50 per day and includes bus fare.at road level so that onboard tanks can be emptied . A £6 fee applies. To continue to Dover you need to go on to Junction 5 of the M25 but there is no access to the M26 from that junction. between Limpsfield & Westerham.You can stop at the Maidstone Services on the M20. Do not take the main road (A3) to Guildford.At Leysdown-on-Sea you can park along the seawall (but not at the carparks). 33F3 Surrey .Canterbury . turn left as if you are going back to A2 towards London.Isle of Sheppey . one with a loo. The gate is never closed. 34B6 Essex . no charge. The charge is £2.In the Basildon area of Essex there is a lorry park well sign posted if you head in the Southend direction from town centre. The sign says only overnight sleeping in specially converted lorries for the purpose. Take the turning to Singlewell. You will see entrance to Lorry park on left before reaching the bridge. 34F4 Kent .Whitstable . caravans. overnight.Maidstone Services (M20) . A matter of personal choice.The Dover Road Park & Ride facility. After approximately one mile go left on Old Lane. come over bridge over top of A2 as if you are going into Gravesend but immediately you are over A2. etc.M25 (South) Stopover en route to Dover . Take the Shellness road out of Leysdown past the caravan site.Marine Crescent. has dedicated spaces for motorhomes. although. . 24 large parking bays. which I think are suitable for a motorhome. If you are travelling west. a dead end road by the shore just pull up and park up. Leave the M25 at J6 and follow the A25 for about 10 minutes max going steady. past the closed and height barriered patch of grass called a 'park' (with no camping.A large car park behind the High Street (at the rear of the frozen food shop). On payment of a £5 fee for 12 hours..Canterbury . toilets and showers. (Layby slopes and is only levelish at the bottom). Water is available and there is a ground level dump station for black & grey waste (free on payment of parking fee). It is in an area called Burnt Oaks. Overnight parking is tolerated (despite the signs).On the M25 From Leatherhead to Byfleet.Malden .32D2 Surrey . signs) and on to the sea wall which runs for ½ mile or so with varying parking alongside. 35G2 Kent . There is access to toilet waste disposal facilities .
no houses very quiet at night.Tankerton .Nearest place to Dover is the car park right in front of Walmer Castle (between Dover and Deal) with views of channel shipping. Level. There is a small charge (the general car park fee). 35J2 Kent .7pm) including free use of a toilet drop and fresh water supply.Hay-on-Wye . paved.Canterbury offers drivers of motor caravans the facility to use the Coach Park in Kingsmead Road at £10 for 12 hours (7am .A nice site in the Cotswolds next to a stream and about ten minutes walk from a couple of pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water. Have overnighted there many times HOWEVER.Follow signs to long stay car park. 35J1 Kent . There is as small picnic area and old ferry here.Overnighting before Dover.Large town Car park at top of town. The road stops here so exit is back the way you drove in.m.35G2 Kent . 41F3 Gloucestershire . There are a lot of picnic areas but most of them are locked at 7. Go to Streetfinder. pass Abbey on the left and then coach park on right.Motorhomes overnight unofficially on the town quay with no problems.Forest of Dean . security camera's. some lorries overnight there. and right by excellent Info centre with email access and toilets. 41K4 Gloucestershire . Few minutes walk into town by a footpath. as the road bends to the left there is small lane on right signed "Lower Load.Past Whitstable at Tankerton there is a beach with all the beach huts on. nice park next to it. when the beach hut owners go home. 41K7 Worcestershire . 35G3 Kent . 35J2 Kent .Look for Cheltenham pump rooms. The road that is just behind the beach huts is usually empty after 9 p. There are usually a couple of campervans parked overnight. 40B7 Powys .Sandwich . Free overnight parking 6pm to 8pm.Pershore . 24 hrs). This also leads to a large layby.Dover .Canterbury . type in GL54 2PS. and some have freezer engines running all night. Only 2 Pounds a 24 hr. if you don't mind being locked in for the night. . nice pull in as river crosses road. There are also some places on the Cinderford to Coleford road.30pm. past Canterbury on the A2 for about 2 miles. 41J5 Gloucestershire .Tewkesbury . 42C4 Gloucestershire . Some of the bigger ones have the gates closed at 7.Follow A38 through Tewkesbury towards Gloucester." Follow this lane for half mile down to River Severn.30 pm. No overnighting 35G2 Kent . signposted from Cheltenham racecourse. BUT in their wisdom Dover District Council are imposing pay parking on the town from 2003 so that may all change. Look for a garage and campsite on your left-hand side and pull in.day. £4.The Guildhall car park (long stay) is officially allowed for overnight parking (max.Cheltenham .Sandwich .There's a fair number of decent sized Forestry Commision car parks in the Forest of Dean. 10min walk into Cheltenham. a nice spot.
Thetford Forest has a good site near Santon Downham. It's shielded from the road by a belt of trees. 56B8 Cambridgeshire . 54A8 Leicestershire .deer seen last year.on the A444 between the M42 and the A5. then it levels out go for about 1/2 mile till you come to cross roads your right of way. Great views looking over Stratford on Avon and towards Birmingham. not used by many truckers since by-pass opened. there is a bit of old road which sometimes has a cafe in it during the daytime. just before the signs for East of England Showground and Alwalton. 5 minutes walk to all night garage with shop.30 return per adult.there are several carparks on the coastal road. over the River Bridge and Rail Bridge . 47H5 Essex . floodlit. The P&R car park is north of the town centre near the roundabout at the junction of the A3400 and A46 (Stratford northern bypass). Once in Oak Road on left-hand side just a few yards in is grassy area. Pub and Cafe' opposite and garage 1 minute walk offering usual newspapers groceries etc.Leominster . .Dovercourt (near Harwich) . Not sure of overnight charges if any. Lovely walks through the woods . Just outside of Chipping Campden there is a left turn.Halstead . Turn right into car park.An old road at Stibbington where the truckers' 'diner' is situated. Free. One is "Award Beach" parking. no height barrier. Garage within 10 mins walk down the hill. Telephone box also on Grass Area.42C6 Gloucestershire .On approach from Braintree on A131 take first available right into OAK road.Around Water Newton. The bus into town centre is £1. There are about 6 'old road' layby's. Check signs for By-laws and charges.Halstead .In the centre of town is a car park (no height barriers at time of writing) suitable for a stopover. 46C4 Essex . 53H3 Warwickshire . The council has recently put notices restricting parking to a max of 12 hours . Walk toward large oak tree and continue straight across grass areas. it could be worth a short detour.Lorry park at Springwood Industrial estate. 58A7 Norfolk .parking in forest area on the right. (pay & display). 56A6 Cambridgeshire .Braintree . Turn right towards Weston Subadge up the lane 200 yards. Watch the weight limit on the bridge .From Chipping Campden take the B4035 towards Aston Subadge.so they would be OK for overnights. They are between Twycross and Fenny Drayton. You might find it somewhere here.Stratford upon Avon has a Park and Ride with an area dedicated to motorhomes with about 20 places. 46C5 Essex . The one nearest Fenny Drayton (just north of it) has a caravan cafe during the day . but there is usually a somewhat ramshackle 'Cafe' sign. If you pass turning named White Horse Avenue you have passed the turning so turn around.3 tonnes but you can get to the site from the other direction. 46C5 Essex . 20 minutes walk to town centre.so could provide breakfast! It is only about 5 minutes off the A5 so is you are looking for somewhere there. About a mile after the main junction with the A47 (bridge over the road). go up the hill.Follow signs to long stay car park. Parking is free.Chipping Campden . Ideal for a quick overnight. 51H3 Herefordshire . some screened from the road by shrubs.
have even seen lorries parked there.Aldeburgh. Spode Cottage (Tom Cobleigh outfit). 67H6 Lincolnshire .North of Lichfield . The Ram Jam Inn and the adjacent garage share a large car park which might be useful if you park discreetly (that's off the A1 at the slip road for Oakham. Immediately over crest on left pull in to small canalside parking area . Park on the sea defences to the south of Aldeburgh in East Anglia. Often a passable breakfast served by chap with a mobile kitchen.Snape. There is a McDonald's and fuel at the Motorway Island. drive past a car park up onto the wall/track.From Stafford on A518 towards Gnosall and then onwards to Newport. where the fuel stations are) there is an off-road layby which was an old road. 59J3 Suffolk . Used by lorries some nights. with a playbarn). Warning: The LA may be about to ban overnight parkingç 63J6 Staffordshire .30am and 8.Colsterworth .Whitchurch .towards Rugeley.M42/A444 where the M42 becomes the A42 . in Measham itself is a Cantonese takeaway next door to a fish and chip shop.Plum Pudding (now also quite a good restaurant . It says £2 overnight and HGV's only. 67H4 Lincolnshire .Just off junction 11 .if you really feel you must have a pre-breakfast round!) 65G3 Staffordshire . but I've never seen it full and its empty at weekends. on the A1094 from Friday Street to Aldeburgh.There is a dedicated truck park just off the A53 at the junction with the A529. so plenty to eat! The junction is half an hour from the NEC off peak (an hour plus between 7.half a mile towards Measham on an unclassified road (used to be the A453 before the A42) there is a large layby (old road). Some are set back from the road so will be that bit quieter. Virtually opposite Seedy Mill Golf Club (takes all comers I believe .A515 signposted Ashbourne At junction with road signposted Handsacre there is a layby (rough ground) where Motorhomes have parked up before now and been undisturbed. There is also a hotel (the Metro) at the Motorway Island . turn right under the A1 bridge.If you come off the A1 (left) soon after Grantham onto the B6403 there are a couple of areas that lorries use in the first 200 yards off the A1. and Ash Tree . then left and immediately left again).which has a restaurant. there is a clearing at the crossroad to Tunstall that is an ideal spot to park. It is outside the livestock market and just behind a big Tom Cobleigh pub (family friendly. Three pubs in vicinity .Market Drayton .A518 Stafford to Newport .59H3 Suffolk . a number of good layby's would be very good for occasional overnighting.30am). . 64B5 Shropshire . 65G3 Staffordshire . but thisseems not to be a problem. and 2 miles beyond the layby.take turning left through Handsacre and Armitage. Yachts on one side. Just after Plum Pudding PH slight hill. You sometimes get refrigerator trucks here which can be noisy! 64D4 Staffordshire . sand and sea on the other! A truly spectacular site. 65J3 Leicestershire . again used by lorries.but a bit pricey). Some of this is grass but on the South side there is a fairly long patch of concrete.M42/A444/A5 . Alternatively there are various layby's on that route.Just beyond the Colsterworth roundabout (junction with A151. It is quieter here than your average lay by and less busy.Took the road to Whitchurch Truck Stop just outside Whitchurch.suitable for anything that can get off the road quickly .
Going into Chester on the A483 (Wrexham road) it is on your right where the castle wall meets the river.The train station car park is free.Newhaven . Another Lorry congregating spot.parking on the right and toilets on the left.00 but there is a number to ring if you need to get off in an emergency.Next to the river and near the race course. Carpark is immediately beneath Waitrose. . Parking adjacent to the river is level compared to rest of car/coach park. £1 per night. then the road will flood.A15 south of Waddington . Quiet with a view of trawlermen trawling between two small boats. Just outside city wall.Burnham Overy Staithe . Near the lake is a large layby on the right hand side.Chester .Overnighting is allowed in the Coach/car park next to castle. where the old bends have been straightened. Spoke to a rod & lineman he said "no problems there with all night fishing also the trawlers are only after Salmon and have been know to give away anything else they catch". Good place to fill up with water. The attendant goes home at 4pm and locks the height restrictor. 77H1 Derbyshire . Fantastic views over the salt marshes. Big Long Stay Car park. signposted towards a pub and keep going down. Turn towards the coast off the A149.1 mile down dead straight and then turn off on second bend. 72E2 Gwynedd .Matlock . CCTV covers the whole car park. 71G3 Norfolk . Only a few fishermen for company (rod & line). 75F2 Flintshire . There is a toilet emptying point and fresh water tap. 77J1 Derbyshire .National Trust and boating club car park.Chester . In town turn right to signs of Industrial Estate.Thornham . Water taps outside toilets.On the A5 between Betws-y-Coed and Bethesda. 75G2 Cheshire .At the salt marshes.30 till 06. 75G2 Cheshire . Turn left at roundabout down to the end and turn right where it says Coach parking.The car park in Matlock Bath (but it can be crowded there) 79H2 Lincolnshire . It's called Little Roodee. Mountains on either side of the road. The coach park is well sign posted. Check the tides! 70A7 Norfolk .Brancaster beach . Turn right and park in layby by riverside.A1151 (The Wroxham road out of Norwich) pass the Green Man pub at Rackheath.The car park at the end of Fort Road. Recommended for Air spotters but if Waddington is flying this spot is at the end of the runway so be warned.Matlock . Be there before 3 pm and pay just £3 per night.Exiting Caernarfon past the castle (on your left) you come to a roundabout immediately before Waitrose. 73H1 Conwy . so if you turn up late you will have to park up outside the car park and wait till the next day. keep going till you reach the riverside. At night the gates are locked at 22. 1/4 mile on the left-hand side. Good spot backing on to river. 70B7 Norfolk . BEWARE of very high tides. Cost £1 per night. all right for staying one night. 77J1 Derbyshire .Coming into North Wales via the Mersey tunnel and through Queensferry take the B5129 to Connah's Quay.Go past the airbase until you come to tower lane on the right.69J7 Norfolk .
00 till 08. If the Red Arrows are flying this spot is spectacular.Leave Lincoln on the A57 and just as you exit the last few houses you come to the West Common which used to be the Race course.Follow the signs to "Highstreet Long Stay Cart Park" near Brayford Pool. Quiet with view of river. . You could stop here overnight but for a more private location take the turning on the city side of the grandstand complex just after the new pedestrian crossing as you leave town (150 meters south of the grandstand).80 per 24 hours. The last two spots are fine for the Xmas mart but use the park and ride which is five minutes away. sometimes there is a special park and ride on the showground. 79H3 Lincolnshire . 83F7 Lancashire .A location often used is on the A57 about 2 miles out of town. In about 1/2 a mile just after the first right turn is a layby on the right before the road bends left. £ 1.00 AM. This is an access road to the rear of the grandstand and golf course.Lincoln . free from 18. the car park by the river now has height barriers. (Don't use the viewpoint at the top of the hill on the A1500 as has been suggested on other sites as it has become a meeting point for gentlemen looking for a male partner.00 per night from 18. Turn right towards Scampton village.Not possible anymore. It's ideal for visiting town. On the right there is a deep layby (or picnic spot as rubbish bin present).00 or £ 7.Turn off A15 onto A1500 at the showground signposted Marton/Scampton/Gainsborough. 79H3 Lincolnshire . Also back towards the A15 there is a spot at the side of the showground. use the other end near the dog club. 80B5 Lincolnshire .Scampton .Lincoln . there is a viewing area right on the junction. It's pay & display. Use the 'lower parking' as it's more quit. 79H4 Lincolnshire . 85F8 North Yorkshire .Lincoln . 79H3 Lincolnshire .79H3 Lincolnshire . 5 miles north of Lincoln on A15. It's pay & display. cathedral and castle. Hear is an area you can use.00 PM till 08. If you are narrow enough you can get into the car park section (I can just get in with my small coachbuilt).Go to the "Victoria Grove" parking in the centre of town.40 for more than four hours.Ripon . no charges and no height restrictions. past the race course and over the Bypass still on the A57. Go beyond the houses and you come to a large factory on the left. In the daytime you can park o the n left at the north end of the grandstand in a small parking/ picnic area. Very steep climb though. The city centre is about 10-15 minutes walk but you pass several bus stops on the way.Tadcaster. For a quieter location go past the main gate travelling north and turn left onto the A1500 and use one of the smaller but quieter spots at one of the side gates. You can get some privacy and shelter from the road noise by going behind the trees. £ 2.on the A631 between Market Rasen and North Willingham is a picnic area on left just beyond the racecourse. Leave the city on the A57.Lincolnshire Showground.Entering Lancaster from the south turn left at foot of bridge over river signposted as Industrial Estate. Don't park near the two houses. Just outside the main gate on the A15 is a large area of tarmac and gravel which is often used overnight by MH's although after 5am the A15 does get busy. The only restriction is you need to move before the golf club opens and don't drive on the golf course.Lincoln . 85H5 North Yorkshire .
follow road round to left behind council . go over little bridge. 84A7 North Yorkshire . Chargeable between 7am and 6pm. There are no barriers here. 87G8 East Riding of Yorkshire . Also frequent buses into the centre of York.Yorkshire Dales . but is worth negotiating.Ullswater . and it's in the middle of nowhere so little chance of being bothered in the middle of the night. At the side of Wast Water there are one or two reasonably good sized gravel layby's almost right on the waters edge. signed posted Ski slope and tip. The entrance has a couple of tight hairpin bends. but it would probably help if taken advise in tourist office.Buttermere .Follow A66 about 3 miles past Keswick West bound. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. 88E8 Cumbria .Q. 88B6 Cumbria . It's very isolated and no facilities. and it is at a Factory Shop Outlet.The car park by the beach at St Bees. as you exit town. and no signs saying 'no overnight stays'. No problem with coachbuilt van if tucked away in a corner.A picknick place (with toilets) with a fine view of the Humber Bridge. the second one does. roughly 2 miles on the left is a lovely forestry location.A deep layby on left of the A165 coming out of Bridlington. 85K6 York . then follow signs "Bridge viewing Area". At each of the three areas listed it is necessary to stop at the Office ('Bureau') to ask for the barrier to be raised.Unofficial overnight stop on the roadside down Ullswater about 3 miles short of Glennridding.St.Slaidburn .Braithwaite .Follow signs for Wasdale Head from the A595.Kendal . From the A15 take exit Barton. A1036 (Southwest) and near Rawcliffe (North).B.Go through the town on the one way system with canal on left.Wasdale Head . 88E6 Cumbria . 89G7 Cumbria . take first left. 89H4 Cumbria .The public car park at the end of the village allows overnight stops. Two big parking areas. Bees .Try Streets Gate above Malham or the main car park in Malham. 89G7 Cumbria . There is a fourth P&R at the 'Designer Centre'.Trough of Bowland . Each individual parking place has a little path to its own picnic table and the table has a slate square for the B. 88D6 Cumbria .Just outside the city of York are three Park & Ride parking places: A1079 (East).Wasdale Head . But cracking views. When coming up from Beverly on the A165 about 7 miles before Bridlington on the right.unofficial overnight stop on the Buttermere side of Honister pass by the Big Boulder. turn into the village of Braithwaite. The road number is the B5292. follow main road through village and signs for The Pass (Whinlatter Pass). 86E2 Lincolnshire . Maximum stay 24 hours.Barton-Upon-Humber . along the B5289 from Borrowdale to Buttermere. the first does not have a "no overnight sign" (and must be the only one in the national park not to have one).There is a large triangular grassy parking area at Wasdale Head.83H6 Lancashire . 88D5 Cumbria . near Whitehaven. Facilities include public toilets and an outside tap.Centre of village tourist information. £2.70 no overnight restriction. signposted off the A64.Glenridding .
Anybody camping on there is likely to be taken as a new trader waiting for the morning. then retrace towards the Motorway. follow A685 for a couple of miles then shortly after a fairly steep incline there's a small car park ideally suited for an overnight stop. 90B5 Cumbria . no shops.. 90B1 North Yorkshire . On the Left just before the Motorway is the Cattle market. no height barriers but unlit at night. On Friday nights many traders for the Saturday market (400 stalls) sleep in their vans overnight.Off the A1M Junction 58 Turn towards Bishop Auckland.Nice safe car park. Seems okay for overnights but probably not for longer stay.Coast view parking at Scarborough to the North of town. It's pay & display.A169 Pickering to Whitby road just before 1 in 5 hill down to village of Sleights.. of Pickering on North Yorkshire Moors. 92E4 North Yorkshire .Near Kirkby Stephen . Steep climb to town centre though.The beach car park 93G3 North Yorkshire . There is a gravel area as you enter the market that is used as a car park. There are no signs saying you can't stay overnight and there's nothing nearby.From the M6 Junction 40 (Penrith) Take the A66 West to the "Reghed" (Ullswater) Roundabout. 91G8 Durham . no village.Penrith . Perfect for those travelling to Scotland and in need of a quick stopover as it's only a few minutes off the M6.Follow signs to the "coach parking" Wonderful place to stay for the night.Yorkshire Dales .North York Moors . Toilets open at 07:00 and one or more catering vans open from about the same time. Car Parks (2) at top of Blue Bank. good park and ride at Scarborough. 92E2 East Yorkshire .Hole of Horcum. There's a report that the car park had has now locked barriers. 89J5 Cumbria . . 89H8 Cumbria . hidden from main road.Thornton Le Dale .Richmond .Great wild camping at the Ribblehead viaduct on the common land adjacent to the Railway Inn.00 AM.tip and in front of the ski slopes is a large quiet car park.Four miles east of Kirkby Stephen on the B6270 to Keld and right on the county border is a decent sized layby.Tebay .Saltburn-By-The-Sea . about 4 miles on the righthand side. 5 minutes walk from centre. A169 N.Exit M6 at junction 38.The car park just over the road from the beach. Otherwise for those who do not mind staying on the road side there is a large area just before the Motorway when approaching from the East where truckers pull in.Sandsend (north of Whitby) . 92E5 North Yorkshire . but free from 18. no anything.00 PM till 08. just fields. 92C7 East Yorkshire . Popular spot for parking whilst walking in the three peaks area. 92E6 East Yorkshire . 91F5 North Yorkshire .
Coast view parking at Whitby to the North of town. where there is a Roman fort enclosed in a farm. There is no staying overnight on the island. Overnight stay permitted.93G3 North Yorkshire .Try Gilsland. use the rough undeveloped land at the south side of the dock gates for peace and quiet as at weekends there's sometimes plenty happening. Whitby has a strict policy banning overnight sleeping in vehicles. but are OK about it).000). 108E8 Northumberland .Gilsland . 99F6 Northumberland . The "fields" is a square just off Kingsway and has a large number of Company HQ's spaced so there is a single metered parking space between their gates. (Watch for snowgates closing . Warning: This site lies inside the Congestion Charge Zone (and the proposed Low Emissions Zone)!! SCOTLAND The list is selected on the co-ordinates of the road map of the AA 2003 Maxi Scale Britain (1:160. Car parks at all Ski centres are OK. Lots of car parking plus room for about ten 25 foot motorhomes. 117H1 Northumberland . 109G4 Northumberland . not sure about night time.The causeway to Holy Island (also known as Lindisfarne) is closed twice a day as the tides cover it. It is advertised as an overnight caravan stop (sign on A68 on approach to Castleside from Rowley).Haltwhistle .40 per hour. £ 3. or the Thames. There are toilets (locked at night). 154/155 London . There is a charge in the day in summer. then follow the coast south.Lincoln's Inn Fields.Scarborough .Castleside .police may check on you. Ask at the pub.For those visiting Hadrians Wall: We stayed in the car park across the road from the Roman Army Museum (near Haltwhistle). is about 150 yards from Holborne tube station & 500yards from Oxford St. but the Town Centre car parks do not have barriers.Lincoln's Inn Fields .30pm & free on Sundays & bank holidays. . Could be used as an overnight by motor homes. Follow signs "Coach and Car parking". head for West Cliff signs. there are several good spots overlooking the sea before the road peters out.Holy Island . 100C3 Durham .A good spot in the north-east is on the coast near Scremerston (south of Berwick-upon-Tweed): Turn off the A1.Scremerston .30am & 6. It's one of the few car parks in the area without a dreaded 'No Camping/Overnight parking' sign.Alnmouth . 101H1 Hartlepool . Ideal stop for onwards to Scotland. Car park on sea front is OK for overnighting.Follow signs to car and coach park in Alnmouth. Maximum stay is 2 hours between 8. go through Scremerston and cross the railway.Coar Car park at Wrea Lane.around Hartlepool Marina plenty of good restaurants pubs and there is the Historic Quay on your doorstep. Cost is £2. There is a car park on the left before the start of the causeway.50 for 24 hours (2003) 93F6 North Yorkshire . near Haltwhistle. 99G5 Northumberland .The car park at Smelter Arms pub on the A 68.
One of them has 2 water taps. 107G4 Borders . just off the A711 Solway Coast Road.On the A68 south of Jedburgh. which is beautifully illuminated at nighttime. Also on A68 right on Scottish borders on top of big hill are 2 large layby's with fantastic view to the north up to 8-10 mile on clear day.In Kirkcudbright at the junction of A711 and B727 there is a forestry commission car park.Kirkcudbright .Dalbeattie . In winter it could be possible to stay on the ferry car park because it is a seasonal service. St Mary's Loch .On the A697 in Coldstream.Newmill . Toilets in the car park. 107K3 Borders . Keep going till road sign says 'no unauthorised traffic'. Entrance is on the left. Notice board says Ericstane Forest. . Go past the ferry.Coldstream . There is a picnic site on right next to sea. just room to turn a 16 foot van. As far as I know there is no charge. On the other side is Jedburgh Castle. 106C3 Dumfries & Galloway . There is a layby each side of the road.In Glentrool Village follow dead end road to Bruce's Memorial (Loch Trool).Skipness . Good place for overnight stay. The layby is on the right side of the road 100yds before pub. 5 minutes walk away is town centre and the house Mary Queen of Scots lived in. There are several places for overnighting next to the beach. On car park is also toilets and small cafe and souvenir shop. A car park about three-quarters of the way through the Borough.In Kirkcudbright take the B727 towards Borgue. 96C4 Dumfries & Galloway . Toilet block. If you stop on these parts you won't get going again.There are 2 forestry commission parking sites very close to one another. 106E5 Dumfries & Galloway . Have seen many campers there.Kirkcudbright . 112B3 Argyll & Bute .Jedburgh on A68 (Scottish borders).95G7 Dumfries & Galloway .On the A7 there's a layby going north just before Newmill. Both under a mile North East of Dalbeattie. parking in the middle to the back is fine as the sides are deep with stones. Several places along this road. Just off A68 there is a car park around which flows a small river. 96E5 Dumfries & Galloway . Take the B8001. Both are close to the road but it is a very quiet road with little traffic. then follow sign to Arran ferry.Approaching St Mary's Loch from the Gordon Arms (Moffat) about half way along the loch is a small layby beside the loch. and a longer one on the opposite side. Follow good track about 60-70 yards.Moffat . The ferry car park is gravel. 10 minutes walk into town.Overnight stop four and a half miles north of Moffat on the A701 for Edinburgh. 96C4 Dumfries & Galloway . good for overnight stop. very quiet.Glentrool Village . 30 yards short of the grey/white telephone exchange on the right.Ettrick Valley. 108C8 Borders . There are toilets at the visitor centre. 107K5 Borders . the road goes to Skipness which is a dead end.On the north east of the Kintyre Peninsula. Both are well clear of the road and there are no signs to deter overnight parking.Carter Bar .
Lochgoilhead .Ardfern/Aird . head towards Dean Bridge from Queensferry Road. There are two car parks along that road.A few miles out of town on A 819 there is a picnic site on the right hand side of the road.Go north from Lochgilphead on the A816.Go south from Oban on the A816 for about 27 miles.Argyll & Bute . 119F4 Argyll & Bute . Toilets open 6.Lochgilphead . 120E6 Argyll & Bute .South of Largs. .00 am and there is a fresh water tap just at the side.Barcaldine .Stirling .Try the car parks right of the pier on the seafront. 112D5 Argyll & Bute . Don't use this spot if snow is forecast as it's between the snow barriers.City of Edinburgh. 121G2 Argyll & Bute . 121G2 Argyll & Bute . 115K2 Borders . Not sure about the coach park. 116B2 Borders . Then take the B8002. Great views over Dean Village and free parking Friday night .Fionnphort: the car park at St. Ask lock keeper to park.On the A82 between Luss and Arrochar (121J1) are numerous large layby's alongside Loch Lomond. The other one has a main car parking area that is in view. On the south side of the village there are two picnic sites signed from the main road. then first left. Loch Creran is on your left.112B7 Argyll & Bute .Inveraray .Try the road by the side of the ferry. Two shops. but a few yards further on is a small spot just out of sight. a pub and a toilet. Take the road to Carrick Castle.Between Carfraemill and Fala on the A68 are two layby's on opposite sides of the road on the uphill drag. right on the waterfront. Columba Exhibition Centre. 115H5 Edinburgh . It looks like an ordinary layby but it goes back off the road. 113F7 Argyll & Bute .Lochgoilhead. You go though a village called Ardfern. In 3 miles there's a turn off on left where you can stay overnight. go over canal bridge and on your right hand side is a car park. 113F2 North Ayrshire .Carfraemill . take left fork on B841. hang a left at Church immediately on your right before bridge and head into crescent past residents spaces. There are 6 or 7 layby's on left.Fairlie . North to first roundabout. 113F8 Argyll & Bute . A nice spot overlooking Jura. on the coast. Open gate and drive about 100yds in to small car park where you can stay. Keep going till you come up to a gate.Go north on the A828 past Barcaldine camping caravan site (you can empty chemical and get fresh water there for small fee). 113G7 .Heriot . The big car park through the arches has a sign saying 'no overnighting'.Inveraray .Colintraive . 114C7 Stirling . If they close the road (regular when there is snow) you are trapped between the barriers.Monday morning. don't turn first right.Try the Wallace Memorial car park in Stirling.Try the main car park by the sea in the village.On the A7 watch for sign "Heriot layby" on left. One has a small toilet block. The car parks next to water have signs saying no motorhomes or caravans. 120C1 Argyll & Bute .
Go up the lane over cattle grids and keep climbing up the mountain till you come to the visitor centre for Ben Lawers Mountain. 122E5 Perth & Kinross . There were rudimentary toilets but they were out of order at the time. There is a path leading onto Forestry Commission land. Go onto top car park. Loch Tulla and only 4 buildings.Inveroran Hotel .Lochearnhead . Shop opens in the morning at 9am and the shop has a nice toilet. off the A851 before you get to the . there is a layby on the left.The Isle of Skye .On the A85.Bridge of Orchy .Aberfeldy . Quiet spot. about 5 miles from Dalmally there is a dirt pull in layby on the left (from Dalmally) but behind it is another track hidden in the trees. It's a loop road going through Tarskavaig and Tokavaig. before the pub or in the road end car park. There is another car park on the left off the main road used by walkers. OK for overnight stay.Loch Tulla . Car park is partly grassy and we were the only vehicle there at night.24 miles west of Perth city on the A85 you can wildcamp virtually all the length of Loch Earn. right on the coast. the road doesn't have a number. Use the car park.A private car park at Ardtoe.Over the old bridge at Bridge of Orchy there is plenty of gravel for parking on. Few minutes walk into town. this area is used a lot but fairly clean if you pick your spot. 121J6 Highland . 122E5 Perth & Kinross .121H4 Argyll & Bute .Overnight spot on the dam past the Ben Lawers visitors centre on the road down to Glen Lyon. On the same road. If you go further up the road. with deserted coves. Great view to Bridge of Orchy.Lochawe .Crieff .In Aberfeldy take the A826. after a hairpin bend that climbs up to Rannoch Moor. There are 2 beaches only feet away. 122E4 Perth & Kinross . At about 1200 feet it is quiet overnight and in a superb setting.Three miles down the road is a choice of spots for a motorhome.A free camp on the Sleat Peninsula. clear waters. Plenty of coaches pull in there for the view. from where you can see 24 mountain peaks. drive further on. In about a quarter of a mile there is a picnic area. I asked if we could stay overnight and we settled on 1 pound. It charges 40p for an unspecified time. 121J6 Argyll & Bute . 121J6 Argyll & Bute . It's just across a little road from the sea.Parking on the A82 north to Glencoe (near Tulla Cott). 127G2 Highland .On the A82. you will come to a dam where you may also find a place to park. 123G3 Perth & Kinross . ignore the first picnic site on right (no overnighting).On the A827 near Milton Morenish is a small lane towards the Bridge of Balgie. 127G7 Highland . 123G7 Perth & Kinross . still climbing. If you feel like it drive on the back road for three miles to Inveroran Hotel where you can stay either before the hotel or in the car park about 1/2 mile further on.Milton Morenish .Milton Morenish . Popular with fishermen. Piper may wake you up if lucky. and fantastic sunsets.Crieff Visitors Centre car park. 121J6 Argyll & Bute . not long after Bridge of Orchy then Loch Tulla.
128D2 Highland .Strontian: the car park at the Tourist Info.Corran . Loads of space in car park. 128B4 Highland . 128C1 Highland . . Water is available.clan Donald centre.Ardgour . about 2 miles on right hand side is the road to Ben Nevis. Very picturesque setting and free toilet block for boaters run by Waterways. Quiet spot. 128C1 Highland . 127J1 Highland .Fort William . 128C1 Highland . Parking is for 4 or 5 vehicles only. only a short crossing but saves about 60 miles.Fort William . On the right there is a narrow entrance which takes you on to the loch side. of town built to service yacht owners at top of Locks on Caledonian Canal. There is a much larger car park at the bottom. there's a layby in the trees.From Fort William go north on A82. Out of season is the best time as the Glen is fairly quiet.Fort William .The Ardnamurchan is pretty wild country. 127J1 Highland . it's very steep and there are few places you can even pull in.a nice flat and sheltered bit of green near a ruined Macdonald stronghold and right at the waterside. Quickest way to get there is to use the Corran ferry from the A82.Ardgour . about 1 mile up the road.The ferry terminal on the Fort William side. It is likely that a better parking can be had at the lower car park near the Moorings Hotel as you turn right off the main road. 127F2 Highland . the other does not.Loch Sunart . 128D3 Highland .The car park.Glenfinnan . just off the main road.Leave Fort William on the A82 towards Inverness and turn left at the lights signposted Corpach and the road to The Kyle of Lochalsh (A830). A lot of the small villages are crofter style and the whole Ardnamurchan/Sunart/Moidart area is a great experience.Nice parking lot at top of 'Neptune's Staircase' locks N. Take the first right after the Bridge and wind your way up the road. 128D3 Highland . 128C1 Highland . No charge or signs apparent.Some excellent overnight stops in Glen Nevis on the roadside all the way down the Glen. but ask the lock keepers first.E. 128D3 Highland . The site is between the two villages but closer to Tokavaig . No passing traffic.Ardgour -Go north fom Ardgour. 127F8 Highland . Keep the loch on left and you will see places to park on the old dead road. One has a 'no overnighting' sign. very rocky with lots of heather bracken and tussock.Glen Nevis .Go south from Ardgour on the A861.Overnight stop at the base of the path to Garbh Bhien in Ardgour on the A861.On the A861 between Strontian and Salen there are two forestry commission car parks.The Isle of Skye .Don't bother trying to camp anywhere near Elgol. at the start of the private road that leads under the viaduct. A few free camping areas on the A861 and B8007 if you don't mind a few midges and bit of true wilderness.
131F6 Aberdeenshire .Invergarry .If you go up the A890 from Kyle of Lochalsh there is a large layby overlooking Loch Carron where you can park.Near Lock Garry on the A87 you have a choice of three off road layby's.North of Pitlochry turn left onto B8019. Turn left just after this. It is OK for motorhomes.South of Fort Augustus take the B862. Keep the garden centre gate clear as they start at 06. there's an 'Aire' at the Fettercairn Bowling Club. There is a hard standing car park just over the Linn of Dee bridge which does not display any signs regarding overnight parking.Take the road west out of Braemar to the road end. then take the B8004 from the Commando Memorial to Gairlochy and then the B8005 to Clunes. is further along.Glenelg . 134D4 Highland . just take your time. Road narrow at first.Aberdeen . 134E7 Highland . This is an old military road.The sugar bowl car park. 135J1 Highland . You can park at the top (large viewpoint).Pitlochry . Going round the bay you come up to a church park on left where it's OK to park.Fettercairn.The Isle of Skye has many opportunities for wild camping in layby's. where they will try to discourage you. following signs for Glenelg and the ferry.Cairngorm Mountains . 132D3 Aberdeenshire . just past Queens View turn right into picnic area (Loch Tummel). There are toilets here. All the entertainment. 135H4 Highland . local facilities at Glenmore 1 mile or at Aviemore 7 miles. 132E5 Aberdeenshire . You can also go up the mountain pass. Cairngorm Mountains .Linn of Dee. picnic sites etc. Going down there's a campsite just as you get to village on left. 130D1 Perth & Kinross . go right through the Glen until you see a petrol station on your left. No facilities on site.Banchory . and of course avoid blocking the passing places on one-track roads.From Fort William take the A82 up to Spean Bridge. 131F6 Aberdeenshire .128D3 Highland . Along that road there are two layby's in which to park at the top of the hill. cafes. 129G7 Highland . if you want to tour around Lock Ness for a few days.The Isle of Skye . No problem (except midges). Car park is level hardstanding. Parking fee appr.Try the car park at "Flemings Building Supplies" on the left travelling in from Aberdeen (A93). funfair etc. single lane with passing places. lots of passing places.30 in the morning. but beware . The best places are across from the golf course.Take the A87 toward Glen Shiel.Fort Augustus . 133H7 Aberdeenshire .You can park on the Aberdeen beach esplanade. A couple of times we asked permission to camp outside a hotel/restaurant where we were eating or drinking. Follow this road up the Ratagan pass. Good places to use as a base.Kyle of Lochalsh . let cars pass you and keep everyone happy.Clunes . Through the Mile Dorcha (dark mile) to a car park on the right. 128E5 Highland .The coast road of the Trotternish peninsula has various pull-ins overlooking the sea. Avoid areas too near a proper campsite. £2 per day.
Try the ferry at Nigg.From Rosemarkie take the A832 towards Cromarty. 137K3 Highland . half a mile west of the village. While the porpoises are in the bay they drive the salmon into the shallows. good lighting.Poolewe . but take a right turn (signposted to the ferry) before you reach the village.Braemore . but any rules fade into .Leave the A96 (Elgin to Keith) on to the B9015 (travelling inland). the site is owned by The Kirk so there are rules about not putting out washing on Sundays etc. 146D3 . Keep going until you come to a car park for old WW II base.Highland . Good for overnight. north of Staffin. Drive about another half a mile until you see the sea.Tomintoul .12 miles south on A835 from Ullapool.9 miles west of Inverness. appr.Beach area with plenty of space to camp. On the right hand side there is a large car park which goes well off the road.(near Elgin) . there is a truck stop behind the police station. 139G1 Moray .Tomintoul: A free parking can be found at the "Estate Office" towards the end of Mainstreet in Tomintoul. 137J3 Highland . just before B9103 there is a Forestry Commission Car Park with plenty of space. take right fork on B852.The car park of Tomintoul Bowling Club. 137H6 Highland . which has a large car park and although there is no fishing from the pier.as it is extremely steep! There is a picnic area about two thirds of the way up where you can stop. 144D3 Highland .Findhorn . maximum stay 2 nights. nice place for an overnight stop.Go from Poolewe on the B8057 towards Cove. It is a very short walk into town. 146C2 . 139G1 Moray . picnic area along the A835. Watch out for the school of porpoises and the occasional whale.Beauly . Pass the turning onto the B9160. 143H3 Highland . 138C6 Highland .Contin. Continental type Aire de Service. off the B9008. Very quiet. there is a large layby with public toilets. The site is specifically for motorhomes. 142C2 Highland .Inverness/Loch Ness/Dores . Carry on over the pass and descend into Glen More.Rosemarkie . if you have a good rod and a good casting arm a salmon or two can be taken in late August. There were several places we could have stopped in that area. 139J6 Moray . Follow the road almost into Glenelg. That's on the main track.The Isle of Skye . There is a pub on the t with a spot to park by the beach.A picnic layby near Flodigarry. Lecht Drive. The cost is £5 per night.Highland . Toilets and water available on the beach. then just park up wherever you fancy. The toilets are closed at night. making it easier for poor fishermen like me. Park there. 139F7 Moray . Tomintoul.Coming out of Inverness on the B862 after 8 miles you come to a fork in the road. if you go on the A832 there is a large layby overlooking the valley looking towards Ullapool.A quiet camp site is the one at Portmahomack near Tain. Very nice beaches along that road with parking.
at present.Try the western side of the island of Barra.Durness . close to the houses.com/) and tourist office can advise of other areas where camping with vehicles is permitted. this area has now had to be protected and closed off. in January 2010 Guy Harrison wrote to us with the following warning: "You currently feature the beach by the airport on the Isle of Barra (Western Isles) 153A2 as a site for free camping. Park up by air strip. 151G7 Highland . junction Castletown (between John O'Groats and Thurso). Bread only comes to the island twice a week so take plenty. in the direction of the Information Centre.Thurso.isleofbarra. It's the only main road from Castlebay Head towards the airport.Castletown. in Noss Head on the car park near the lighthouse at Castle Garnigoe & Sinclair. there's a nice pitch overlooking the bay with a fresh water tap on the roadside. Free parking. the car park near the harbour (appr. 151H7 Highland . This is designed to protect the area from flooding and safeguard the airport. stick to runway and you should be OK. junction Lybster. plenty of space to stay near the harbour. near the yacht harbour. About one mile after the Barra hotel keep the sea on your left side. a vital island resource.insignificance beside the gently sloping beach where the waves only just lap the beach as it is almost directly facing Northwest and safe within the Dornoch Firth. When on Barra take the A888. 148D5 Highland . 149F7 Highland .Wick. Be careful driving on beach as there are soft spots and you can get stuck.Lots of places to park on the A838 from Laxford Brige. 151J5 Highland . 151H3 Highland . NORTHERN IRELAND Broughshane . 153A2 Western Isles . In Wick first follow the road signs Papigoe-Staxigoe. When the airport is closed you can get water at nearby ferry terminal.Kinlochbervie. ." 153A3 Western Isles . then Noss Head. Due to the numbers of visitors there and the severe erosion caused.The first continental parking was in the village of Broughshane in Co Antrim at the Houstons Mill at the Larne end of the village. and all vehicular access (parking or camping) is now not allowed. However. Planes land on the beach when the tide is out.Barra Island . a nice spot can be found in Lybster Harbour near the Waterlines-building. 200 metres). but visitors should know that the number of pitches is. £1 for services.Lybster.the best beaches in Scotland so well worth a trip. limited. French style 'sani-station'.Barra Island . Western Isles Planning Dept have been forced to put up posts. One of the locals advised to stay on the north side. Access via the A836. 151K7 Highland . a car park west along the river. Take the ferry from Oban. Access via the A99. The Barra website (http://www.John O'Groats: the car park at Duncansby Head.
Sulby is well used by locals but gets busy around TT race time. but you require a permit. Co Down BT23 6QH. It is signposted from the main road.Ballyboley Inn. Dunbrattin Head . 152M5 . You may stay for up to 14 nights. Ballymoney . Free parking in pub car park. Ramsey. We were told of a spot at Kilmore Quay. Phone 028 2583 1208. Some nice spots to stay here. Co. 139 The Vow Road. and follow the signs.The Angler's Rest.there are houses as you drive up this lane. ISLE OF MAN 152M4 . You may stay for up to 14 nights. Ballymoney. No facilities . Antrim. Glenwherry. Newtownards . very narrow and trees around. There are toilets here and I was told a top but didn't actually see it myself 2. Two pubs & shop close by. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (compiled by Carol Weaver) Wild Camping Spots found in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland during a trip from May July 2003.Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn. but we didn't actually need this one. Bear in mind our route had been Pembroke. Phone 028 7086 8209. Coleraine BT51 4AD. Free parking. 152M5 . Phone 028 2954 0280.Sulby Claddagh (in the north). so these spots are following in that direction . Just bring your insurance details.Rosslare and we took a route clockwise around Ireland.Daft Eddys. some nice walks. Phone 028 9754 1615. Newtownards. but there were people around looking. do not block or cause a nuisance to anyone and do check with owners where there are any obvious ones. but a wonderful place to stop the night . Leave nothing behind except your tyre marks.Aghadowey . Lovely place to stop along side the river. These may no longer be available but of course if goes without saying.no one else anywhere near . for no cost. which would have been a spot to use. so were further along when we wished to halt for the night. Ballymena BT42 3EP (on the main road from Larne to Ballymena). fresh water available. Free parking in pub car park. as we had stopped at St Margaret's Caravan Site straight from the ferry. no facilities.Smeal Beach . Aghadowey. 1. Sketrick Island. I didn't have GPS so can't give these details.This is on the north west side of the Island right alongside the sea NT land.you will need a map. pub serves food in the evenings during the week and all day on the weekend Glenwherry . This is free and is available from the town hall in Ramsey.no signs to say you cannot park. Motorhomes are positively encouraged to park and enjoy the area. This is quite a large site owned by the government NTrust. No facilities 3. then leave for a night then start again.up to the right of the road. 209 Agivey Road.Mooragh Park. Free parking in restaurant car park. Galtee Castle Woods . 125 Shanehill Road. There is toilets/washing & water available and if you lift the grid by the toilets you can deposit your waste.
where we have stopped for the night.30 hrs! So use this one with caution. This was closed when we were here. not sure exactly where it is.4. Well worth a visit 6. but we drove out to Castlemaine and followed a route. who asked if we were the ones enquiring about stopping. Bantry House . we did go into the Armada Exhibition and asked when paying if there was any chance of stopping overnight in the car park (we had been told by a local that it is sometimes possible).and now think this was the smell . Water was also available here. We stopped here for the night. The view on one side was over Castlemaine and the harbour (which is a nature reserve) and a few hundred yards further on was another viewing point. We were in a picnic spot in the Ballaghisheen Forest. on the right hand side up slightly from the road is a picnic spot. it was signed "Blackwater Tavern 4km" We pulled in at a large area of waste ground on the left and stopped for the night 9. and where you could see Tralee and Tralee Bay very clearly 13. If you take the road thru the middle and continue on towards Glencar you come across a large bit of gravel at the top of the pass. After about 90 minutes we could smell gas. we had decided to stop for the night. no problem there was a water tap behind the little chalet (used for paying). Gougane Barra National Park .well it wasn't. Back to Waterville and up again through the middle of the Ring of Kerry. I think it was heading towards Moll's Gap .still on the road up thru the middle of the Ring of Kerry 12.but it was awful 10. No facilities 5.This is a lovely park and we stopped down close to the toilet block. BUT do ask here.again another wonderful spot. scenic with a viewpoint. and became a little concerned. We passed through Sneem and then we turned off on a road that goes up to meet the R566 Sneem to Kilarney road. not because of noise but because of midges. There are lovely walks here. but we did discover we were nearly out of gas .we went to the car park. We didn't get it again. He said. we wondered if it was because we weren't level . we were approached by what we then learned was the owner. tucked back into a corner away from the entrance to the walkway and Tourist Information Spot. Lovely spot and fantastic drive through the middle but watch the season 11. Looks quite nice and should be quite quiet . Another spot that was a possibility was Ballinskelligs Beach (CP) but it was too early. We ended up evacuating it at 23. there was a loo . Whilst walking around the gardens. Next stop might suit you. Another of those. lovely views over Garnish Point 8. we didn't get so low again! . after all it is a private house 7. I went to take photos as usual it was nice. We were told of a spot at Dursey Island (cable car) BUT we got there and were told in no uncertain terms that NO YOU CAN'T stop here. Could be windy. So we turned back down the road and as you return. Mizen Head . but it didn't us! We got to Slea Head itself and there is a car park with a twisting road down to the beach .I hasten to add to this one.so decided to move on.
Lovely little harbour. started with grass down the middle but got worse. We decided this was the place for the night and made ourselves comfortable. just the width of the motorhome. we ear-marked it as a place to stop for the night if we didn't find anything else. We decided to stop here the night overlooking the golden strand. we saw a large monument . This is on Achill Island . Well worth it for the views alone. which is yet another ruin and seems to be popular by the number of cars that have pulled up. Noted this one: further on along the coast. Nice walks up on the Head with blow holes in the cliff. but I still haven't found anything about it at the TI offices! 21. Perhaps if you were a camper you could stop here 18. this then took us out on the R292 loop road to Strandhill. Plenty of cafes/pubs all doing fresh fish. We passed the deserted village. Pub opposite which serves evening meals as well. well making it safe 15.they landed here in 1919 on the first flight across the Atlantic at 109mph Not a stopping place. The Anchor Bar & Lounge & Restaurant. The sad bit is that they are repairing the castle. which made me hang on for dear life at the beginning. we started at the first. Up here we . as it gave a view of the whole of the bay. but it wasn't a good place to stop at 23'. We then drove through Ballysadare where the Bay encroaches on it. It gave brilliant views though of the surrounding area. one called Barnynagappul Strand and Goldren Strand. and we followed the road. The first one we found.14. We went to Ballylongford where we have come down to a Castle. We stopped on a pier in Liscannor where the cruises to the Cliffs of Moher start 16. deserted due to the famine. there was a good parking spot at Bealaglugga but we were too early for a night stop 17. but was OK if you were slow and careful. We followed the road with the intention of taking a couple of the little coastal roads that go off this main route. there was a coach park there). Carrigafoyle Castle. this one taking us to Downpatrick Head. We found a scenic road leading off to the right. but if you are here. Road a bit iffy. all that remains are the walls of the houses laid out on the hillside. There were about four areas in which to park. and then we came to Doogort where there are two beaches. The monument is to Alcock and Brown . We stopped at in a car park just on the west side of the town. so this was very convenient. and we got in as well so the place was big. do make sure you take in The Sky Road. Within a few hundred yards. It would be a nice place to stop. We stopped here for the night. It specialises in fish 20. We were on the main road R314 towards Sligo and continued passing what we have later learnt is a Neolithic centre (but it looked closed when we were there. a sign to Errislannan Point. stopped between 5 and 10 minutes and then retraced their steps.We continued around taking the Atlantic Drive to Keel and then turned to take the Atlantic Drive around the hills. Shame really as it would probably have been very interesting. there are signs 22. We then turned off to do yet another of our loops.and guess what: a viewing area. so do be careful. ended on the second for the night. hoping to find a stopping place for the night. Fantastic views for 360 degrees. This goes west out of Clifden 19. We continued on a tour and then around the coast to Roundstone.
there is a bungalow at the top. There is a small area to park and see this nature reserve. Noted this one when we continued around the R263 towards Glencolumbkille where there is a viewpoint overlooking the village with a picnic table etc. well that is what we think it is called. more like pull ins . down a hill from the road. several others did though 23.not proper viewpoints. restaurants and toilets close. but I must admit we didn't make it to the top. really excellent viewpoint. We stopped here and walked up to the waterfalls. We had looked around Donegal. This lovely spot was found with difficulty. we then came across Lough Barra which sits under another high mountain Slieve Snaght (683m). and we passed through Manorhamilton and on to Glencar.back breaking work. This was after going to Glenveagh National Park on the R254. Next we were into Co. Very quiet here. The road back down to Portsalon was good too. Back to Dunglow again 29. overlooking the entrance to Killibegs Harbour. It is slightly sloping but we put out the levellers and watched a guy and his wife stacking their peat . We carried on all the way down to Millford and back up around another peninsula to Fanad Head. but a sign saying no camping etc.and we loved it 30. It should be a lovely stop on a nice day that is for sure. 26. We got to Portsalon and and then we found a beach. and the beach is a long one used for surfing. so not too bad The next bit is the Inishowen Peninsula . Leitrim. saw the castle and then returned to the car park. as we were high up and able to view the coastlines. and we were faced with a mountain climb with corkscrew bends. Melmore Head. We then started a tour. Not strictly a wild spot . so we found ourselves in Rathmullen. Seemed a dead place. Pubs. stopped for lunch and then were joined by about 14 cars in total. Noted this as well: we drove on to Malin Beg (Head?) where there was a view point and car park. the owner has flattened out the top of a hill and it is about 50ft circular. Rinmore Point to the West and then Dunaff Head and Malin Head to the East of us. We decided to stop the night here. We continued on the track/road to rejoin the N56 to Dunglow 28. There were viewpoints. So on we drove and came across a beach called Tramore B and stopped here for ay . At Fanad Head we could see Hord Head.make sure this is a MUST DO on your list .for 3 hours . It was a nice spot for an overnight stay 27. drove through to Killibegs and decided to try Killibegs Motorvan Stop Over.it is even signposted well . We then dropped down to Culdaff which had a lovely beach and parking area. we found three other parking spots that would have been useful 24. coming and going. no showers etc. Continuing along this loop road. We walked up the mountain. this is where Tawny/Tamry is (they can't seem to make up their minds either!). when we followed a sign to Dooey Point and ended up for the night at Tra Beach. but parked down by the pier/beach. We were behind sand dunes. and what views.but one to add to your list 25.found a mountain car park which we thought we would use to stop the night. It is a nice spot surrounded by mountains and a lake. This was a really good drive (road awful as usual) but interesting. there are toilets and water available. no camping . we arrived with an empty car park. but they weren't flat or suitable. It was only opened at Easter. Electricity. water and dumping facilities are available.
the car park and facilities are on Moyle District Council's land and you have to pay. probably close to a place called Port . We wanted to see the Giant's Causeway. Definitely worth a visit. we asked if it was possible to stop the night. When we got back. Definitely a nice stop. Back into the South again now. A few houses up on the hill and that is all. and it may be granted 33. It is a small beach and is rocky just off the beach that you can walk on. and there is a picnic table 31. Drove up and paid 5 to park. we drove back to the main A2 and followed that through (bypassed) Limavaddy and to Downhill. so somewhat noisier than usual as on that evening some young lads decided it was a race track for their motorbikes 36. So here we are up on top of a 1 in 5 hill having driven around a mountain and drive a straight line and we are perched in a parking space right on top overlooking Magilligan Point with a fantastic view. we would detour to that and stop the night. it is NT land 34. but close to the A21. even as an NT member. From the Silent Valley (Belfast Water Reservoir. We then drove down through Larne and Carrickfergus to Belfast. Did Mount Stewart (NT) and returned to near Mount Stewart to the Conningsbury Picnic Spot to stop for the night. We got here at 15. In the car park. somewhere between Dunany Point and Clogher Head. no signs to say you can't stop the night either. So ask. just said. Next afternoon we got to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (NT) and parked up and walked the 1km down to the bridge. he let us in for free then and we stopped in the car park (did get a knock later to check we were OK. very well done 35. worth another visit) we drove some more around the Mourne Mountains and then back down to the coast.the night. It is very nice. Another motorhome was there as well. having decided to visit the National Ulster Folk and Transport Museum which is on the road to Bangor. the parking attendant. After Londonderry. Again ask. Next stop for the night was a very breezy beach spot facing the Irish sea.with a viewpoint 3 miles. We decided to drive part of a tour and as there was a parking viewpoint at Spelga Dam. We were told it wouldn't be a problem. we said no problem. and found a night stop at a place called Slieve Meelmore 38. We went to Newcastle and then we drove back up into them again via another road. "I didn't hear and winked at him". 1 for the audio visual show too. I then saw a sign to Gortmore .00 hrs and asked if it would be possible to stop the night in the car park as after speaking to the guy at the reception two hours would not be enough. There were no signs saying no overnight camping 37. which is good 32. We went to both museums the next day. The parking area has recently (very) been tarmaced. explained we had asked) and he said he would be locking us in. we had asked if we could stay the night.
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