advice for Scotland hike and camp

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ddave489

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Mar 20, 2014
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Gateshead
Hi all, I'm looking to take a little break in Scotland, I live in Durham and would preferably only want to drive a max of 2 hours. I'd like to be able to park up somewhere, hike for maybe 5/6 miles and then wild camp by a nice loch for a bit of fishing for a cpl of nights before returning. Does anyone have any suggestions for an area, any advice as always would be much appreciated.
 

nic a char

Settler
Dec 23, 2014
591
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scotland
The Grey Mare's Tail NTS car park north of Moffat is about 120 miles from Durham. Stiff climb by peregrines & wild goats to Loch Skeen, free wild brown trout fishing. May earliest as it's quite high. It's not 5-6 miles' hike, but further on Gameshope Loch will be, tough rough walking, and it has trout too. I camped there in May a couple of years ago, got plenty trout in the evening after a brassy blue-sky day - in the morning the (green) tent was white with frost & the ground frozen. Kept awake by myriad frogs...
 

nic a char

Settler
Dec 23, 2014
591
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scotland
ay well trout season starts 15th March, but the old adage is, they aren't in shape till the waterside birches' leaves are the size of a mouse's ear = VERY sheltered low-ground lochs/burns... Lots of coarse fishing venues in the Borders though - which I've only read about.
 

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