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Where to Park Overnight at Knockan Crag

Knockan Crag is one of the most stunning locations we parked overnight at when doing the NC500! The high up, uninterrupted, panoramic view out over a loch and the mountains will take your breath away! We were extremely lucky and saw a deer swim across the loch!

This location really has it all. The facilities are first class, and there is even a visitors pavilion that has educational resources to learn about the history and geology of the area (as it is part of the North West Highlands Geopark), it seems far too good to be free. 

The main flaw at this spot was the lack of service and 4G signal! The ground isn’t that level either. Both of us slept pretty poorly here, however, we are unsure why!

All in all, despite a relatively poor night sleep, Knockan Crag was definitely one of our favourite places that we chose to park overnight! 

Location

Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre

58.033728, -5.071152

Lairg, IV27 4HH

Price

FREE

toilets

YES

Water

YES

Bins

NO

signal / 4G

H+ (but basically useless)

The view from the car park at the Knockan Crag Visitor Cetre. It looks out over a loch and into the mountains.

If you have any questions regarding where to park in Knockan Crag… or Scotland in general don’t hesitate to comment down below. 

Or why not check out all the great overnight parking places we have been to so far here!

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A complete review of facilities, views, signal, and more at the Knockan Crag Viewpoint car park. This car park is undeniably scenic, but is it worth staying the night? We certainly think so! Vanlife | NC500 | Free places to park overnight in Scotland | Park for night | Free camping | where to park for free on the NC500 | Durness | Knockan Crag | North West Highland Geopark

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