Loch Altan, Donegal – Wild camping at its finest

My son and I had an excellent easter trip to Lough Altan in Donegal. It was wild camping at its finest. An idyllic pitch, a campfire which burned all evening, a haunted mansion, and stars bright in the sky. And best of all, not a midge in sight!

We parked up at the Errigal carpark and walked half a mile up the road to meet the old bog road which heads over the hill to the Lough. And what a beautiful walk. Just long enough to keep the remote feeling but not too long a walk in for my young lad (walk out is a little tougher). We retunred to the Errigal car park the next day to climb Errigal. All in all, I think my son has got the wild camping bug.

Beginning the winding descent to Lough Altan

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The Coleman Cobra3 all piched up and handling the gusty wind very well

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Chocolate pud and custard on the Trangia

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The old ruined folly.

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Plenty of dry driftwood about to make a campfire.

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Light painting inside the tent after sunset.

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Beautiful clear skies for taking pictures of the stars from the warmth of my sleeping bag.

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And a few more from the walk up Errigal on the 2nd day.

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Original Post is here with thanks to Andy McInroy.

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