We camped up an old logging track one year just above loch lochy, there was a huge turning area for the trucks and nobody bothered us at all. We did a reccy on foot first just to make sure it was ok to drive up.Quite a few wild camping spots up there with some fantastic views
ArthurWe have booked into Ballater Caravan Park, AB35 5QW for the end of September. They say we should have no issues getting in -11.5m.
I echo Fleetwood Hilton's thoughts - I would not want to do it with a 'towed' on, too much chance of having to reverse for an oncoming 'idiot' (other nationalities are available !!)What is the road like from Grantown on spey to Ballater ? We have driven several times up the A9 and then A95 to get to Elgin. Never really had much trouble, but have never tried the small roads from Grantown accross.
just noticed your heading to Ballater have you given any thought how you are going to get to Ballater
are you heading up the coast road ,,Perth Dundee stonehaven and across to Ballater
or are you thinking of the A93 Perth guildtown blairgowrie bridge of Cally spittle of Glenshee Braemar
i would not take my 12 mtrs up the A93 parts of the road are alright but there are a few parts that are really not that clever although the scenery is much Better going that way but my blood pressure couldnt take it
coast road to Aberdeen is much easier although a bit longer worth the extra on diesel
are you making around trip up here say for a few weeks Rgds Jimmy C
We are still planning up & back at the moment, we will be in Ballater for about a week for a wedding.
I have just used Google maps but will run the journey on the 'Snooper' sat nav, below is the thought we have at the moment.
Rather that going there & straight back we thought we would embark on a Grand Tour.
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UPDATEThe hump back bridge at Gairnshiel Lodge is always 'fun' - ferry lift NEEDED - although I have heard that they have recently imposed a weight limit thereon, because our visiting coach drivers (more used to driving on the autobahns / autoroutes / autovias !!) could not adapt to driving on Scottish roads