Moyle Campsite is a fantastic out of the way tranquil campsite. The children spent hours looking for fish in the river which in August was safe for 9 year olds. Behind us there were walking/cycle tracks. We had breakfast watching the birds of prey coming out of the woods behind us. Although it seemed in the middle of nowhere it was quite good for Skye. If towing take the pass in 2 stages, we got to the top towing a caravan and overheated. Take it slow and stop half way to admire the view and have a picnic. The road is fine but just don't rush it. Wouldn't advise taking a caravan to Skye this way, we used the ferry and Moyle as our base. Enjoy
Quite a coincidence, once we knew we were coming to this area, I found there was a Camping Club Certificated location about halfway over the pass, on the gentler side. We didn't bother staying as we camped on the beach but on our way back, we noticed three smaller motorhomes on the site. I suspect they don't get many caravans, due to the nature of the road but it looked a lovely location on the banks of the Glenmore River.
1 acre level site, no electricity but it does have hard stands which is probably wise thinkig about the weather. Open Jan - Dec.
£5 - £6 a night.
I am fairly certain there is an ordinary camp site there, also. It's advertised at the beginning of the pass.
It's location, I guess!!!! Also I would think it's popular with hikers; there appear to be some rather major footpaths in the area.
Now this was our ideal type of camping. A long shingle beach to the north of Glenelg where free camping is permitted by the landowners. Originally, donations were accepted which went towards the building of the new village hall . When I asked a fellow camper if we could leave a donation anywhere, he told me the landowner didn't want money or gifts, he simply liked people to camp and enjoy their time there. He gained pleasure from other peoples pleasure!!
Now there is a story about the two parts of the beach where camping is allowed. Where we stayed, we noticed high up on the hill behind us were a couple of fences coming down the hillside. These were the boundaries of the two seperate pieces of land. Camped at our end, the owner didn't like or allow caravans to be left unoccuppied as they took up camping space. Also, come the winter, they would be blown to pieces and wrecked by the storms. At the far end of the beach, caravans were allowed to stay over winter with the messy result of piles of debris and a burnt out caravan. We had definitely chosen the right end to camp on.
There were three other motorhomes camped with us. They had all been there a couple of weeks and returned every year. One elderly couple were in their eighties and nineties and travelled with their pet white doves and another had returned 35 years in succession. The other motorhome was a widower who again, had been for years with her husband until he died and then she drove herself every year since. They had all been befriended by the locals. They were such very interesting people and we learnt a lot about the area.
The views across the Sound of Sleat were spectacular, especially when the dolphins arrived to entertain us. A very special time that I will treasure forever.
It's also a good place to take boats out, although be aware of the currents out near the headland.
Be careful not to get bogged in when the grass is wet nor to venture too far onto loose stones.
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