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    Calling Misc Laywers.....Going Ben Nevis (camping question)

    Me and my friends are going camping in 2weeks to Ben Nevis (Scotland).

    We don't want to stay at the camp site, we rather just be in the middle of know were.

    I'm wondering if its legal to set up camp anywhere near it on some land, or do we HAVE to go on a camp site.

    Thanks!

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    If anyone asks tell them you're a traveller... they seem to be able to camp where they like though you may need a few caravans and dogs first... and some transit vans!

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    DAMNOME;2097673

    If anyone asks tell them you're a traveller... they seem to be able to … If anyone asks tell them you're a traveller... they seem to be able to camp where they like though you may need a few caravans and dogs first... and some transit vans!


    lol.

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    SCOTLAND
    scotland is just brilliant for wild camping, the law is different in scotland and wild camping is completely legal and well accepted. the current access legislation is explicit about people's right to camp on hill land - usually more than 100 metres away from a public road, some landowners do take exception, but thankfully they are few and far between. if you're near a dwelling it's also a good idea to ask permission and not just set up camp on their doorstep!
    for more information go to> outdooraccess-scotland.com/def…asp



    Wild Camping on Ben Nevis
    Q. Is it possible to wild camp on Ben Nevis.

    A. Don't see why not - see below.


    NB. Wild Camping and The Law in England, Scotland and Wales.

    Tents cannot be pitched just anywhere because every piece of Britain is owned by some individual or some organisation and according to the strict letter of the law permission must be obtained prior to pitching tent and camping.

    In practice however, this is often impractical and wild camping is usually tolerated in the more remote areas - typically, more than half a day's walk from an official campsite or other accommodation providing you:

    Keep groups small
    Camp as unobtrusively as possible
    Leave camp as you found it
    Remove all litter (even other people's)
    Carry out everything you carried in
    Carry out tampons and sanitary towels (burying them doesn't work as animals dig them up again)
    Choose a dry pitch rather than digging drainage ditches around a tent or moving boulders
    Toilet duties should be performed 30m (100ft) from water and the results buried using a trowel
    At all time, help preserve the environment
    And if you are in any doubt about what you're doing, find out more
    In Scotland, the current access legislation (which came into effect in early 2005) is explicit about your right to wild camp on hill land providing you are at least 100 metres away from a public road.

    There appears to be an exception to this with respect to camping in Dartmoor National Park where the right to wild camping is actually enshrined in the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act, 1949 amendment Dartmoor Commons Act, 1985 - see Wild Camping in the UK for more details.


    For the definitive answer with respect to wild camping in Scotland see the answer supplied by the Scottish Natural Heritage

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    thanks for that, so i can camp anyway, repped!

    You will be ok so long as you leave the sheep alone this time, didnt they say in court that if you get caught for a third time they will throw away the key?
    http://www.spareroom.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/sheepFINAL.jpg


    Oh and dont go disturbring the wild haggis either as they have a nasty bite to them!
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/531px-Wolpertinger.jpg

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    ROFL LOLuren!!!! I was found not gulity! so please stop or I will have you done for slander :oops:

    black gerbil1;2098116

    ROFL LOLuren!!!! I was found not gulity! so please stop or I will have … ROFL LOLuren!!!! I was found not gulity! so please stop or I will have you done for slander :oops:


    Only because the victim wouldnt testify a-baa-t ewe!

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    harlzter;2098126

    Only because the victim wouldnt testify a-baa-t ewe!


    :-D

    anyone ever climbed it before, tips etc etc.

    I haven't been on Ben Nevis but I have camped in the middle of nowhere in Scotland before, top tips, plenty of noodles and even more Midge repellent!

    Original Poster

    were going Lake District now lol.

    Which route up Ben Nevis are you going to do ?

    If you haven't done hill walking before, I'd recommend you doing the 'tourist route' as the other climb on the north face is quite tricky and dangerous if your not careful.

    I've done Nevis a few times and it is gorgeous! There is a nice wee waterfall halfway up the mountain where you can sit and have a drink of water from the waterfall and look out at the amazing scenery.
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