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Planning Galloway Forest

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by juliojordio1983, May 5, 2019.

  1. Trig

    Trig Nomad

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    Shame it started that way but hopefully they bear it in mind for future dealings with people. Not a job id do either, but not the approach to take solo in that area either going by some of the behaviour of certain types camping there.

    Does anyone know if you need to pay to park near loch braden? Been googling about and its the first ive heard of it, but £2 to access the forest drive and for 1 days parking is mentioned various places. Not extortionate, but planning a couple of nights in the area.
     
  2. juliojordio1983

    juliojordio1983 Forager

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    Huntersforge, would i have enough room to pitch my Varanger here? Theres some grassy areas near the parking/picnic area, is there anymore flat land near here?

    I have also seen that there is a £2 charge to access the forest drive, but in truth, i havent been asked to pay once, and I havent seen any honesty boxes or the like so..... I do tend to arrive very early though, usually around 5-6am. I cant help regarding Loch Braden however.
     
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    Loch bradan is nice. If you go in the entrance at Stinchar falls and go right along the road a few miles till you see the loch then veer left at the y junction there’s a nice secluded area overlooking the loch.
    Have fun fella
    HF
     
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    Thanks. I went down Friday and yesterday. Parked at loch bradan where Huntersforge mentioned,and i kept my eye out for any signs etc about payment. Left by the doon side,and never saw any signs over there either. Apparently there are ticket machines, but perhaps they've been removed and the websites havent been updated.
     
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