backpacking through Scotland

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11. Posted by star_bug (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hunny... you KNOW I won't have a problem with it... it's rain... that's all we ever get here and you know it

12. Posted by Sea's-Sway (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

And the occasional sunny period with light sprinklings of Monty Python and alcohol! haha!

13. Posted by adell (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y Star this if you like it! - this is the cheapest way to travel between main cities in scotland BUT you must book in advance and dont expect a lovely journey if your travelling peak rush hour as its very busy.

14. Posted by Misty (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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15. Posted by talpeer (Budding Member 26 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey you guys. What part of Canada you from? Im Torontonian living in Glasgow, and I'm about to go on a trip all over the north of Scotland n about a month. It really hasn't been that rainy a year in Scoaltnd this year, but for Scotland that means like 4 out of 7 days it rains insteand of 6-7 lol. Also Glasgow gets less rain I think than most of the rest of Scotland.

I'll post again here in a month or so letting you guys know some cool shit about the north, but for now I can tell you Edinburh is gorgeous and has hostels for like 10 pounds a night. There's a lot of different hiking trails anywhere you go in Scotland so if you're into that, bring your gear! And Glasgow is a fun town for a good night out, not too touristy, cause they don't have many landmarks.

You guys will love this country though... The people are awesome and not as violent as the stories go. LoL

happy travelling

16. Posted by Freesprt5 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,
I'm travelling to Scotland in June...but I'm backpacking it all and camping along the way (with perhaps a few comfy hostel stays). I'm starting in Edinburgh and heading up toward Skye then over to Iverness and Aberdeen where I'll fly out of. My opinion is, if you have the experience, camping is FAR cheaper (and easier with the new law) so you can save money on accomodations every night. Even campsites (which have some amenities like bath houses and whatnot) are cheaper than hostels. HOWEVER, if you are going to stay in hostels, best to book them now to ensure you have the beds, because hostels fill up well before summer. September might be quieter but better to be safe than sorry. Have a blast and post some pics and experiences after! is pretty good for finding deals any and everywhere.

Fellow highland trekker,

17. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yeah that's good advice about Scotland, I posted something in another thread about camping being a bad idea but in Scotland it's a lot easier as so much of the country is just countryside with the odd village and you can camp for free in many areas. A couple of good places to stop off and explore some of the countryside are Tyndrum and further up North at Cape Wrath which is a very nice spot. If you stop at Tyndrum and you took the train - not very long from Queen Street station in Glasgow - then turn left as you step off the train and walk over the train tracks (literally, but this is legal here) and up the path on the other side. If you keep going up the path there are loads of places in between the trees (there is a particularly lovely spot that I stay at but I don't know if I could describe how to get there) that you can set up a tent and there's some shops in the town itself where you can get supplies.

18. Posted by custardkat (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Scotland is cold and wt but beautiful.
The youth hostels are really cheap. But watch out for Edinburgh in August cause the festival is on (amazing) but they can get really expensive. The 'megabus' is the cheapest. It is like £1 for a trip.
Hope u have a great time and it doesnt rain for u!

19. Posted by nekoi (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hiho, hope you dont mind me riding on your tread: me am going to Scotland in early Oct, prolly the first week. Will the weather be too much for people from warm humid countries? Just wondering.

20. Posted by AudreyPoon (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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