Top Tips for touring the North Coast 500 in a campervan out of season

If you are planning to tour the North Coast 500 in a campervan in late autumn, winter or early spring, read our top tips for touring the NC500 in a campervan.  Plan your trip carefully. As tourism providers catch up with demand, many businesses remain closed until the beginning of April so don’t count on them being open at this time of year and miss out on seeing something else you could have en-route.     Book accommodation in advance.  Many  campsites on the NC500 route close Continue reading →

Is summer the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan?

Having suffered one of the wettest summers this year, I have to say that summer is not always the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan.   If midges and crowds aren’t your thing then it might be much more preferable to visit Scotland in autumn, winter or spring …as long as you’re prepared and happy to bring some warmer clothing. In my opinion, the best months to visit Scotland in a campervan are May and September:  May because of the glorious colours of Scotland’s Continue reading →

Top Tips when visiting Scotland

Bring a variety of clothes no matter what the season! It doesn’t matter what time of year you are visiting Scotland, you can’t plan for our unique island weather system.  I’ve sunbathed on a beach in a bikini at the beginning of April and enjoyed a snowfall amongst the blossom of cherry trees in June.  Our weather is what makes our landscape beautiful but you need to make sure when travelling around Scotland that you dress for every occasion.  A light rain coat is a Continue reading →

Ten Top Tips for planning the perfect Campervan Tour around Scotland

Decide how many miles/how many hours you want to travel per day. Remember when planning your route, that many roads in the Highlands are single track and therefore you need to allow extra time. Decide 5 key sites you don’t want to miss and plot them on your map. Use a map plotting tool such as Google Route Maps  Next plan your campsites each night. Combine wild camping with campsites so that you can stock up on water and empty your waste.  We recommend approximately Continue reading →