Can you wild camp in the Shetlands?

Can you wild camp in the Shetlands?

Wild camping in a tent is legal in Shetland and gives the possibility of staying in some truly spectacular and out of the way spots, though you should always stick to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and call in at the nearest dwelling to make sure that all is fine.

Where can I wild camp in Shetland?

Places to Stay

  • Wild camping on the coast. On a mission to find the most remote and picturesque place to camp, we headed up Ronas Hill in Northmavine – the highest point on Shetland – before descending to the stretch of hidden coastline that lay beyond.
  • Johnnie Notions Böd.
  • Sumburgh Lighthouse.
  • Campervan and fishing bay.

Can you free camp anywhere in Scotland?

Thanks to the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 it is perfectly legal to wild camp in Scotland. Apart from a few exceptions (read on to find out more), you can pitch your tent pretty much anywhere you like as long as the land is unenclosed.

What clothes to wear in Shetland?

Jeans – because they are just so versatile, and can be dressed up or down and worn for everything from hikes to dinners. An oversized jumper/cardigan – these again are great for adding layers, for keeping cosy at night or for throwing over your knees in the back of the car.

Can I take my caravan to Shetland?

Whether you’re sleeping in a tent, caravan or motorhome, camping gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore Shetland at your own pace. There are a number of registered campsites dotted throughout the islands, all of which have on-site facilities. Wherever you stay, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

When can you see the northern lights in Shetland?

In general, aurorae are most likely to be seen between mid-October and mid-March; it helps greatly to avoid times when there is a full moon and of course you should move away from areas with street lighting, particularly Lerwick, to have the best view.

Can you sleep in a layby in Scotland?

People with campervans and motorhomes can still use laybys in the Camping Management Zone to stop and rest (including sleeping overnight if necessary), but encampment on a road (including laybys) is an offence under road traffic legislation and will be managed by Police Scotland accordingly, in cooperation with land …

Can you take motorhomes to Shetland?

Whatever your reasons for visiting Shetland, a caravan or motorhome makes a great and very flexible base. There are licensed sites with facilities in many parts of Shetland and all of them have at least four hook-ups. It’s easy to get here, by nightly car ferry from Aberdeen.

Do you get midges in Shetland?

Midges are most prevalent in heathery hills and beside lochs or burns. They are a serious annoyance and, in June, you can be assured that they are less likely to bite!

Do you need a car on Shetland?

To get to the main inhabited islands from the Shetland Mainland, Shetland Islands Council operate an inter-island ferry service. The services are fast and frequent, and you can travel to all of them as a foot passenger and many of them with your own vehicle.

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