Originally Posted by kaman
I've found that when wild camping around Scotland touring on my motorbike groups of up to 6 are generally acceptable.
When going with guys from work and there is more than 6 we tend to split in to smaller groups - even when going to campsites.
A large gathering of guys and noisy engines tend to strike fear into the heart of the locals.
No doubt wild camping won't be up everybody's street so probably manage a larger group out on the water with some preferring to return to mainland for a more lavish form of accommodation.
Agree Kaman..problem is..the Law is not clear what a small lightweight group is. Folk that are not keen on their land being used..will argue even six is too much..others dont bother..as long as you are not noisy or making a mess.
I do know the people of Millport will "stone you to death" if even a small party of two or three try to camp there..so its a no no for me at any time.
Bute folks..are very proud of their island..and rightly so.. I cant say for sure..but I think a group of nine or ten boats would annoy them..any you will be noticed ... as mentioned..its quite a well populated island.
I know other places where its less likely to cause agro..but Im not prepared to mention them on line..for hopefully ... obvious reasons.
Also ..a big group of fast boats going through the narrow Kyles ..it might be frowned upon too ? .. I believe it is a no wake zone for quite a distance..but hey..anyone who knows the area will know that..and may well know it better and say from experience ..its ok for twenty boats to go through there in convoy at 15knots ? I dont have that experience as I just go through it alone.
Its one of the problems with the popular Clyde..compared to more remote Easdale area..but Im looking forward to it..and only highlighting issues that may or may not be correct. Its not my shout either..Im just offering my thoughts. I honestly love big parties