7 Night Tour – Arisaig, South Uist, North Uist, Harris, Lewis, Dunkeld

Day 1

From Four Seasons Campers head north on the A82 towards Glencoe and onto Fort William.  Continue past Neptunes Staircase on the A830 towards Arisaig and Mallaig.   The road runs parallel to the Jacobite Steam train railway line made famous in Harry Potter as the route the Hogwarts Express took.  Turn off the A830 at Arisaig where there are an abundance of campsites and beautiful beaches that look towards the Inner Hebridean Islands of Eigg and Rhum. 

Things to see and do

  • Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
  • Enjoy ‘healthy’ fish and chips from The Real Food Café in Tyndrum
  • Stretch your legs along part of the West Highland Way at Bridge of Orchy and enjoy some great pub food at The Bridge of Orchy Hotel
  • Neptunes Staircase is a series of canal locks that link the Caledonian Canal to the open sea and is well worth a visit.   At this time of year you should spot some beautiful Scandinavian yachts coming through the canal on their way to the beautiful West Coast and Inner Hebrides.
  • Glenfinnan Monument erected in memory of Jacobite rising and men who fought for Prince Charlie’s cause and the Glenfinnan Viaduct – a great engineering construction
  • Jacobite West Highland Line made famous in the Harry Potter films by Hogwarts Express
  • Stop at Loch Leven Seafood Café Stop http://www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk/ for seafood (highly recommended by other customers!)   by Ballahulish Bridge for amazing oysters, scallops and langoustines

Camping             

Campsite: Arisaig Sunnyside Camp Site

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Time to travel                   Four Seasons Campers to Arisaig 3 hours

Day 2

Take the ferry from Arisaig to Lochboisdale.

Things to do:

  • Eat at Polochar Hotel Restaurant – great scallops
  • Visit beach at Askernish golf club

Camping:                            

  • Campsite: Kilbride Campsite

Time to Travel                   Arisaig to Lochboisdale 3 hours and 30 mins

Day 3

Travel north to North Uist

Camping:                            

  • Campsite: Balranald Campsite

Time to Travel                   South Uist to North Uist 1 hour 6 mins

Day 4

Travel north to Harris

Things to do:                     

  • Archaeological tour – see attached information
  • Harris Tweed shop –  Tarbert
  • Visit famous Scarista Beach
  • Huisinus Beach
  • Niseabouist beach with stunning views across the Sound of Taransa.

Camping                              Campsite: Talla na Mara on west coast of Harris

Minch View Campsite on east coast of Harris (Camping and                                                                                Caravanning Club)

                                                                      Huisinish Campervan Site

Time to Travel                   North Uist to Talla Na Mara 2 hours 38 minutes (including ferry)

Day 5

Travel north around the west coast to Hushinish

Things to do:                     

  • Archaeological tour – see attached information
  • Huisinus Beach

Camping                              Campsite: Huisinis Campervan Site

Campsite: Minch View Campsite on east coast of Harris (Camping and                                                                                Caravanning Club)

Time to travel                   Talla na Mara to Huisinis (1 hour)

Day 6

Meander north through Tarbert into Lewis and head west through Achmore and Kinlochroag then north to Kneep to the stunning beaches beside Traigh na Beirigh campsite.

Things to do:                     

  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
  • Dun Carloway Broch and Visitor Centre

Camping                              Campsite: Traigh na Beirigh Campsite

Time to travel                   Talla na Mara to Kneep 1hour 42 mins

Day 7

Take the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool then drive south to Inverness and continue down the A9 to Dunkeld

Things to do

  • Museum nan Eilean – in Lews Castle – home to some of the Lewis Chessmen- Stornoway
  • Blue Pig Studio – Callaway, Lewis
  • Enjoy lunch at the Ceilidh Place Ullapool
  •  Eat the well known fish and chips from the chippy at Ullapool or try out the Seafood Shack up the road on Argyll Street
  • Stop at House of Bruar for food or clothes/gift shopping
  • Enjoy live music in the little pubs in Dunkeld
  • Walk by the river at Dunkeld and watch the fishermen
  • Walk among the gigantic trees at The Hermitage just off A9 before Dunkeld

Camping                             

Campsite: Invermill Farm Caravan Park Dunkeld

Day 8        

Time to Travel                   Return Four Seasons Campers – 1 hour 30 mins