We don't seem to have a walking or outdoors stuff thread, and I find myself in need of wild camping advice. I love my walking in Scotland, but I hate staying in hotels and B&Bs so I've equipped myself with a tent and sleeping bag and am intending to head up in the next few days to try out the wild camping experience.
I've never done it before, though, and I've got no idea how it works. So..
1. Can you just pitch up anywhere you like in Scotland? Or do you officially have to park up somewhere then take the tent away from the road? Don't want to get moved on in the middle of the night. I don't intend to light any fires or make any noise, just have a sleep and be away by seven bells the next morning.
2. More importantly, can anybody recommend anywhere within about an hour of Fort William, North or South (or East), to pull over and pitch? I'll be going up via Callander, Lochearnhead and Crianlarich, but could go the Perth/Crieff way if it helps. Glen Etive before Glen Coe looks OK, but it always seems to be already full of tents by the time I get there.
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