Camping in Scotland: Top Tips for a Happy Holiday!

I have been talking to some of our customers, who have hired our motorhomes and campervans and a lot of them have gone up to Scotland so I thought it would be a good idea to put together some useful tips for wild camping and a few other bits to help you plan your trip. Camping in Scotland can be one of the most beautiful and amazing experiences of your lifetime, with endless, mountains, picturesque hamlets and an endless array of ore inspiring valleys and loch’s; it’s easy to see why people can get lost in the aesthetics of such an amazing landscape. However, there are a few things you need to understand about this vast country before you can take it head on. Take a look for yourself.

Take Extra Fuel
Scotland can be a very rural country and in turn, some stretches of road may not have fuel stations for over 50 miles. The west coast is especially infamous for this, simply as there are not many people living there so fuel stations simply are not in demand. It is always best to stock up on fuel where you can and whenever you can.

Wild Camping is Amazing
Wild camping is one of the many amazing things about Scotland. Unlike staying at a camping site or motorhome park, wild camping allows you to be able to find untouched locations and camp in the Scottish wilderness. If you want to be able to wake up to a view of the mountains, view of the coast or simply want to sleep within the forest, wild camping could be your new best friend. Unlike England, Scotland allows wild camping and more so actually encourages it, so you won’t get into trouble camping in Scotland and you’ll find many car parks open overnight that boast amazing views over the Scottish highlands.

Take the Four Legged Friend
Scotland has endless forestland and mountains to be able to give your entire family the most enjoyable time possible and luckily for dog lovers, this means including the furry friend. Taking your dog along with you in a rental motorhome is made possible with Easicampers Motorhome Hire @ Edinburgh and in turn, you can really make the most of your get away. Simply let us know you are bringing your pet when you book your campervan or motorhome.

Single Lane
There is an array of back country roads north of Inverness that are all single lane, due to this you’ll need some confidence in driving if you’re going to stay calm whilst navigating a motorhome around single lane roads. There are alternatives however these alternatives to the back country roads can add hours onto your journey so to be able to reach the heart of rural Scotland and ensure a smoother trip, build your confidence in larger vehicles before taking to the open roads.

Pack Right
Packing right for a motorhome get away is usually very simple, clothing, bedding and a few optional extras. However, motorhome camping in Scotland is not this simple. Scotland can be a very unforgiving place so it is important to pack everything you will need in case of an emergency.

A first aid kit is included within the motorhome, however things such as extra blankets in case you run out of fuel and become stranded, extra food in case the weather does not permit movement to the local shops and other precautions should be taken.