5 Night Tour Glencoe, Skye, Eilean Donan and Oban

Day 1

From Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base) head north on the A82 through Glencoe and on to Fort William.

Things to see and do:
• Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
• Get last minute suppliers at Green Welly Stop at Tyndrum
• 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
• Visit National Trust Glencoe Visitors Centre
• Walk to the hidden valley in Glencoe https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/lostvalley.shtml
• Stop at Loch Leven Seafood Café http://www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk/ for seafood (highly recommended by other customers!) by Ballahulish Bridge for amazing oysters, scallops and langoustines

Campsite: Glen Nevis
http://www.glen-nevis.co.uk/campsite/

Driving Time 2 hours 15 mins Four Seasons Campers to Fort William

Day 2

From Fort William continue up the A82 to Fort Augustus and Loch Ness and north to Invermoriston then head west on A887 to the A87 through Glen Sheil and along Loch Duich to Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie. Then head north to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the bridge to Skye (a detour into Plockton is nice for something to eat). Drive along the A87 north through Skye to Sligachan then A863 west and then south down to Glenbrittle.

Things to see and do:
• At Fort Augustus you can enjoy the yachts sailing through the locks that make up the Caledonian Canal
• Look out for Nessie the mythical monster at Loch Ness
• Eilean Donan Castle
• Plockton – great seafood at Plockton Inn

Campsite: Glenbrittle Campsite

Driving Time 2 hours 40 mins

Day 3

Enjoy pottering around Skye and head north towards Dunvegan then around the coast to camp at Loch Greshornish or Kinloch campsite near Dunvegan.

Things to do:
• Dunvegan Castle and gardens
• Talisker Whisky Distillery
• Fairy Pools
• Edinbane Hotel for great pub food and live music some nights in summer

 

Campsite:
Loch Greshornish Campsite
or
Kinloch campsite near Dunvegan

Day 4

Drive around to the pretty fishing village of Portree on east of Skye then head south to Broadford and take the A851 to Armadale and get the ferry over to Mallaig then drive south 10 miles to the beautiful white sand beaches of Arisaig and either camp at one of the many campsites or wild camp beside the beach. The campervan is charged a car price on the ferry and is not very expensive. https://www.calmac.co.uk/mallaig-armadale-skye-ferry-summer-timetable

Things to do:

• Visit the colourful town of Portree on Skye
• Get the West Highland Jacobite steam train between Mallaig and Fort William (or vise versa) (made famous by the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter)
• View the Glenfinnan viaduct and monument at the head of Loch Sheil
• Visit Camusdarach Beach made famous in Scottish film ‘Local Hero.’

Campsite: Arisaig Sunnyside Camp Site

Driving time 2 hours 35 mins including ferry time

Day 5

Head south towards Fort William and then onto the A82 towards Ballahulish. Take the A828 south from here towards Oban, with a detour into Port Appin for lunch then continue down to Oban. After visiting Oban head north again to the Connel Bridge and east on the A85 to Lochawe then take the A819 south to Inverary and round Loch Fyne onto the A83 over to Tarbert and Loch Lomond. Drive round the south of the Loch to one of the campsites on the east side of Loch Lomond (the one on the west side is only open to full club members).

Things to see and do:

• View the Glenfinnan viaduct and monument at the head of Loch Sheil
• Visit the pretty village of Port Appin and walk round the headland then eat at The Pierhouse Restaurant for lunch
• Visit Macaigs Tower in Oban
• Visit the fairy tale castle at Inverary
• Eat at The George Hotel Inverary for lunch
• Eat at the Oaktree Inn Balamaha

Campsites: Milarrochy Bay or Cashel Campsites

Driving Time 4 hours 30mins

Day 6

Driving Time 30 minutes from Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base)