Wild Camping: Galloway Forest
Following the success of our wild camping at Glen Etive and Glen Affric in 2016, a friend and I planned a wild camping trip up in the Scottish Highlands for April 2017. We had great designs to visit Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, via a stop over at Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe, but once we were a few days off leaving it became clear the weather was against us. In fact the forecast for the Loch Shiel area was heavy snow, with a ‘feels like’ temperature of -14 C… maybe not then!
So with only a couple of days’ to go, we needed a new plan. After some intensive research, we settled on the Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries and Galloway, specifically Loch Riecawr and Glentrool. And I’m glad we did – the Forest Park is a beautiful place, with huge dark skies, rugged wilderness, some lovely lochs and vast forests.