Scottish Motorhome Hire – Wild Camping


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Easicampers continues to invest heavily in its fleet in 2020. New additions to the fleet include the Auto-trail Tribute motorhome, Auto-trail T615 motorhome and the Fiat Toleno L motorhome.

Easicampers is number #1 in Scotland for hiring a motorhome for your Scottish adventure. With a great fleet, you can be sure your Scotland travelling experience is as best as it can be. We have a friendly rental team based in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh who will show you around the motorhome before you begin your Scottish venture!

RESPONSIBLE WILD CAMPING MOTORHOMING IN BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND

Scotland, unlike England, is unique in that it allows wild camping (except in certain areas like Loch Lommand, and the Trossachs where permits are required please check www.lochlomand-trossachs.org).

To ensure Scotland maintains this wild camping benefit to us all please follow the following guidelines:-

1. Always tidy up after camping in a remote area.
2. Try and leave the area BETTER than when you arrived.
3. If previous campers have left rubbish around please pick it up. I know this sounds crazy but we have to respect the countryside and maintain the beautiful surroundings.
4. Do not empty chemical toilets anywhere except designated places.
5. Please do your shopping for food and goodies in SCOTLAND. Please do NOT stock up at home and bring everyone you need to eat in the van. The Scottish people need to benefit from the hundreds of campers that descend on their beautiful highlands and islands i the summer. Its nice if they can benefit financially from this invasion. There are lots of small shops who welcome your spending power.
6. Smile and be happy. Happiness is contagious and the Scottish have a great sense of humour. Do not be too picky or obnoxious if things are not as slick or pristine as in your perfect city environment. Sometimes you will think you are in a time warp going back to the 50”s. Chill out and enjoy.
7. Roads can be very narrow, single track. If you have a line of cars behind you please stop and let them pass. They may be going to work whereas you are on your holidays.
8. If, at a passing point the car facing you does not give way please reverse if you can. Don’t get involved in a stand off. If they want to be petty then let them get on with it. Some people are small minded and petty. That is their problem. Reverse, if safe, smile, and enjoy your leisurely road trip around this stunning country.

Good Websites:-
www.britstops.com
www.caravanclub.co.uk
www.campingandcaravanclub.co.uk
www.pitchup.com
www.campsited.com

Great Books to buy:-
Martin Dorey, “Take the Slow Road” series, click here

Scottish Motohome Holiday Itenary

Since the Scottish NC500 opened 2 months ago, it has already been voted one of the best coastal road trip routes in the world for history, food and culture. This in turn means that we simply had to bring it to your attention for your next motorhome holiday on the 500 miles route

Scottish Motorhome Holiday – Day One

The route starts your journey in Inverness, the capital of the highlands. Inverness its self is home to many churches, castles and even lively culture and history having been home to two battles with Norway.

Once you have explored Inverness to its full, you will be on the open road westbound via Garve and the Achnasheen Valley before coming to the east coast of the country. Here you will bypass the Loch Kishorn Estuary and head to Applecross. The road to Applecross is comprised of rolling Scottish hills and small Scottish villages. However, once you reach Applecross this all changes as you are given open roads and beautiful coastal views.

Apple cross its self is a small village located on the East coast of Scotland, the village its self is a very small picturesque location with a population of only around 550 people. The village is so remote and rural that there is actually the UK’s first unmanned petrol station. Simply because the nearest other petrol station would be 36 miles away and there is not enough population in the surrounding areas to be able to take work at the petrol station.

Perfect, if you like to be able to escape everything and relax.

From Applecross is a short drive north to your next location along the coast, if the weather’s clear you might even be able to look out over the water and the Inner-Hebrides on your journey before reaching Loch Torridon.

You could either stay here for the night in the local motorhome park or you could persevere along your journey a little longer and make camp at Loch Maree which is a beautiful loch situated in a small valley on the Loch Ewe Estuary

Scottish Motorhome Holiday – Day Two

The route then heads north to Durness on the North coast of Scotland, the route its self is a mixture of beautiful open coastal road and smaller narrow country lanes cutting through the highland peaks. On these roads, you will begin to see things such as deer, rabbits and highland cows roaming the roads so make sure to take it slow as not to hit the fluffy monster like cows on your journey.

Once in Durness, there is a motorhome campsite to be able to pitch your motorhome and relax through the night. The campsite its self is a coastal-based site, which means that you will be able to relax looking out over the ocean and the blue unpolluted seas that North Scotland seems to have all year round.

Scottish Motorhome Holiday – Day Three

In the morning it will be your third day on the route and time to be able to take in the north coast in all of its glory, you will be following the route to Thurso, which is the main ferry crossing to the Shetland isles. This in turn means that you will be heading out of rural Scotland and back into civilization for the night. Along your route, you will see many amazing rock formations and blue seas .

Once you reach Thurso, there are lots of places to be able to pitch your motorhome as with it being a ferry crossing it is very popular with motorhome tourists.

Scottish Motorhome Holiday – Day Four

The following morning brings you to the very end of your journey and the final stretch back to Inverness. This last piece of road has been classed one of the most scenic and beautiful roads to behold in the UK and for that reason are truly amazing to drive upon. It will take you south from John O’Groats along the low-lying coast to be able to truly feel the might of the Scottish cliffs and mountains as your pass below them. Whilst at the same time you will have the Nordic North Sea to your left giving you amazing views across the fishing routes of Northern Scotland.

Once you reach, Inverness the route would have ended, however, the trip may not have; you could choose to return home after the four days on the NC500 or take to the mountains and make your own journey finding beauty in the highlands in your own time.

If you require any further information on the vw California or the ford zefiro 675/690 then please do not hesitate to contact us!