/ Good spot to wild camp with young kid near Edinburgh
I was thinking of beaches out east towards North Berwick and Dunbar, are these fairly easy to camp at?
I was thinking about Yellowcraigs and finding a reasonably discreet spot somewhere but I have no idea how leery it may get at night on a nice summers day. The challenge on this sort of thing is finidng a nice spot thats accessible but doesn't run risk of becoming a party zone for local neds or right next to teh local dogging spot. Middle of noweher I wild camp without a hesitation, anywhere near civilisation the nerve levels begin to rise for me....
I also wondered about Pentlands... walk up from Bonaly and find a spot perhaps?
Avoid djembe playng trustafarians by not going to the John Muir Country Park by Tyninghame at a weekend.
Apart form this arrive late and depart early is my best advice. I'm from East Lothian and have walked and camped along that coast a lot. It's great and you can usually spot a good site by the evidence left (not always in a good way). Fresh water is always an issue - best not to rely on the public loos as they are sometimes locked.
I'll have to scout about and probably play by ear on eth day, to be able to arrive somewhere in afternoo/evening to set up for dinner and (relatively) early bed for the wee fella. And hope others do not arrive after we have set up quiet camp....
Yellowcraig west to Gullane offers the best options for dune camping. Have a ball.
If it was me, I'd do like Ferret-- walk in to the loch in the middle of the Pentlands.
Go a bit further south and the Moorfoots are ultra-deserted, and then there's all that open space around places like Stobo and Drumelzier.
More than 20mins from any roadhead or caraprk seems to be the best bet. These beaches have very little if any midges, a bonus.
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