Autumn Hiking in Scotland
Written by Anne Marie McEwen|
Pack up your walking boots and swimming costume, and load your bicycle, and get ready for an adventure.
Scotland is perfect for exploring
Scotland is renowned for its beauty, wilderness and spirit. With the greenest of open spaces, cool, meandering rivers and clean, sandy beaches, Scotland is perfect for exploring.
Hiring a campervan is the best way to discover every inch of countryside and hidden corner of the Scottish coastline. Pack up your walking boots and swimming costume, and load your bicycle, and get ready for an adventure.
When we’re travelling in the campervan, we look for the best campsites in Scotland.
We look for wide spaces to berth the campervan, clean facilities to shower and freshen up and warm welcome with friendly service. As we travel with young children, we often focus on places with kids facilities too.
Here’s our favourite campsites in Scotland:
Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park
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The view from this campsite in Scotland is out of this world. Waking up, opening the doors of the campervan, and seeing Ben Nevis on the doorstep is breath-taking.
And the view of the majestic mountains soaring to the skies is just one attraction of the Glen Nevis Caravan park. It is set in a Highland Estate, with 1000 acres of green land to roam, and you’ll even get to meet the Pedigree Highland Cattle, try a spot of fishing, or get the bikes off the campervan and on the paths.
The area is full of adventures for you and your family, with clean facilities and a warm welcome at the campsite when you return. Put your campervan on the hard with electric, or go fully serviced with water and drainage too. They’re open from March until November.
Meadowhead's Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park
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On the south side of Edinburgh, this campsite is perfect for visiting Edinburgh and the surrounding area. With lush and spacious surroundings this is a wonderful place for the kids to run free and there is a play area for the younger kids too.
The staff are warm and welcoming, and the campsite is open all year long. They do get busy in peak times, so book ahead.
There are multiple choices for the location of your campervan, it can go on the hard or the grass, and can have electricity and water if you like, for all your creature comforts.
Campsie Glen Holiday Park
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Campsie Glen Holiday Park is a gorgeous park in Stirlingshire, and the staff are very welcoming and helpful. The park has different options for parking up your campervan, with hard standing with electricity, or the full service with water too.
It is set in a gorgeous tranquil location, which makes for quiet nights and fun days. Children have lots of options with a heated pool (open until October) and a play area, and when they’re done, pull on your boots and start your own adventure, with lots of interesting walks and cycle routes in the area.
The area surrounding the park is filled with historical places to visit, including Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument, so this is an area not to be missed on your campervan tour of Scotland. They’re closed in Jan and February.
Loch Ken Holiday Park
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The Loch Ken Holiday Park set near castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderful campervan destination. The campsite is perfectly sited overlooking the river, and you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the bridge. This campsite ticks all the boxes.
They welcome families, and there are plenty of facilities to keep the younger ones occupied in the park and kids club, while the older ones try the water sports, with kayaking, paddle-boarding and boating. If you’re bringing a small campervan you can put it on the grass, and if you want electricity too then put it on the hard.
Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderful holiday destination. The dark skies are some of the best in the country, the countryside is ideal for the adventurous and the activities in this county are well worth a trip in your campervan to see.
The Burrowhead Holiday Village
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It’s remote, quiet and peaceful, but with great facilities for family holidays with the campervan. You can park up on the grass with electricity, with shared water points.
The site is open March until November, leaving loads of opportunities throughout the year to visit local beaches and walk in the stunning countryside.
Little ones will enjoy the facilities just for them, with fun play area, soft play area, splash pool and slide, and a ball pool. Tired after a day of driving? There is a heated outdoor swimming pool. There’s loads of facilities for adults too, you can easily spend weeks here.
Bonnie is a converted Volkswagen, the perfect vehicle for the Scottish terrain. It is kitted out with all the facilities you’d want in a campervan, with a luxurious edge.
Get in touch if you would like more information on renting our campervan in Scotland.