NO2875 : Lost campsite of Glen Doll - an important stance in many long trips

taken 10 years ago, near to Acharn, Angus, Great Britain

Lost campsite of Glen Doll - an important stance in many long trips
Lost campsite of Glen Doll - an important stance in many long trips
The former campsite, closed in 2001 as part of the foot and mouth hysteria, and never reopened. Reason often given is that it would cost too much to bring the facilities up to date and satisfy the softies. Glen Doll is the start and finish of several Mounth Roads, and to take this and the hostel away at the same time is pretty short sighted.

The Forestry Commission opened the site to prevent folk from camping where they like in the forest and glen - now that's what folk have to do, if they do not want the long detour to the often full bunkhouse at Milton.

A small discrete notice says backpackers should contact the "rangers" - I expect there is somewhere to break the journey that will not annoy the locals.

A positive side to the closure is that the dreaded "heavy campers" who besmirch many roadsides in Scotland are kept out.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 August, 2008
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Campsite   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 284 759 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:52.1707N 3:10.4807W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 284 760
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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