Three Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Motorhome Trip In Scotland
Thinking of planning a trip away in a motorhome? Motorhome’s offer a great way to freely explore Scotland and experience its wide variety of history, culture and activities.
Hiring a hire a campervan provides the best of both worlds; you can have a travel plan but you can also choose to alter your plans last minute if you want to see more of a certain location (as long as sites have availability, that is).
Above all, regardless if you’re new to motorhoming or not, it’s wise to make sure you’re going about your travels responsibly. Here are our three top tips to keep in mind to make the most of your time on the road and to make sure you’re looking out for Scotland’s natural beauty in the process:
Tip 1: Follow road safety rules and etiquette
Before turning the key in the ignition, make sure you know and follow the road safety rules, etiquette and regulations to keep you and who you are travelling with safe as well as other road users. Be aware of the measurements of your vehicle and take extra care particularly if you haven’t driven a large vehicle before.
As your camper will be larger and may be slower, it’s best to let other drivers overtake you if there is traffic behind you.
Tip 2: Be prepared for any kind of weather conditions
Whether it’s sunny, windy, or even snowing where you are, Scotland’s weather can change very quickly. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for driving in hazardous driving conditions.
In your campervan, check if you have a shovel, de-icer, warm clothing and plenty of extra food and water handy.
Tip 3: Plan ahead and leave no trace
Planning to make a stop overnight somewhere? Scotland has a great range of campsites and holiday parks to book online. Check what accommodation sites are open and which are closed.
If you’re wanting to travel around Loch Lomond & Trossachs, it’s best to purchase a motorhome permit online before you stay there overnight.
Before you leave somewhere you have visited, make sure you leave no trace. Take a look at the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and be aware of any natural hazards when outdoors. Lighting bonfires or barbeques is not advised as these can very quickly get out of control.
If you have any waste that you need to dispose, campsites and caravan parks will have general waste and recycling facilities where manage this appropriately.