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#1 AllyFalkirk

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:43 AM

Hi Guys, planning a trip up to Loch Awe sometime soon and was wondering what the rules are on camping? Are there campsites I can use (not seen any on Google) or is it ok to camp on the shore? Also a wee camp fire to warm my cockles too?

Obviously tidying up behind me and clearing up fire etc is a given but don't want to be upsetting any locals etc.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:43 PM

So long as you obey the first and most important commandment of all, you'll be OK...

DON'T GET CAUGHT

If there is a site I'd be interested as well could stage through there on my way north.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:23 AM

I don't think there is a camp site on the banks of Loch Awe, but have a read here.
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#4 AllyFalkirk

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

I don't think there is a camp site on the banks of Loch Awe, but have a read here.



Cheers for that Lutra, that's a great help.

#5 flee2

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

me and my friends have been fishing loch awe for the last thirty odd years.we camp on the banks of the loch.as long as you have a permit you should be ok.as for a camp fire we take our own wood(old fences ect)as long as you dont cut down trees,branches ect you will be ok there should be plenty of dead wood around to use.there is a ranger that comes round to check to see if you have a permit.there was an old boy years ago who checked our permits then sat at the fire and had a can o beer and something to eat with us a few times.
and we always clean up after us.
so ally, pitch your tent hae a wee fire and enjoy. :)

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:34 PM

me and my friends have been fishing loch awe for the last thirty odd years.we camp on the banks of the loch.as long as you have a permit you should be ok.as for a camp fire we take our own wood(old fences ect)as long as you dont cut down trees,branches ect you will be ok there should be plenty of dead wood around to use.there is a ranger that comes round to check to see if you have a permit.there was an old boy years ago who checked our permits then sat at the fire and had a can o beer and something to eat with us a few times.
and we always clean up after us.
so ally, pitch your tent hae a wee fire and enjoy. :)

IAM getting back into fishing again after 15 odd years , Now iam the father taking his boy ! had to go and get all new gear,but must admit am fit to burst with excitment!! HEADING for the awe this weekend,as i say been a long time.Was going to head for Portsonachan ? Can you recomend anywhere? Realy not to fust about the fishing just want a place to pitch a tent have a small fire and make my boys first time away a good one !!! ;)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:04 AM

Hi Ally, I am quite interested on how you got on at loch awe, I m planning on going this weekend and camping also any tips would be great?
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