Motorhomes offer great freedom in allowing you to go wherever your heart desires (in line with the COVID-19 recovery phases, of course). With this in mind, it’s important to know how to get the most out of your Scottish motorhome trip. Here are some ways you can prepare.
Pack for all weather conditions
The Scottish weather can be very unpredictable (as we all know), so it’s worth packing with the expectation that you might experience four seasons in one day. An unpredictable forecast can mean potentially hazardous driving conditions such as heavy rainfall – or even snow and ice. So, make sure to pack some warm clothing and extra food and water.
Research where to park up for the night
We advise that you use official campsites or designated overnight parking areas when travelling in a motorhome. By planning ahead and knowing your route, you can choose from thousands of campsites, complete with facilities and docks to set up camp for the night. The campsites make for a real home from home.
Don’t light bonfires or barbeques
While makeshift bonfires and barbeques can be fun, they are also extremely dangerous. These can easily get out of control and not only are they dangerous to you, but also to your surroundings. One of the biggest rules of touring a motorhome is to take only memories and leave no trace. If a barbeque is essential, instead of making your own, consider buying a disposable one and then dispose of it safely.
Why not consider brushing up on your Scottish Outdoor Access Code before you go so you can be as eco-friendly as possible.
Make sure you pull over to see the sights and explore
Scotland has miles of famous routes and tourist routes across the country. As there’s so much to see and do in Scotland, it’s important to plan out the top places you want to visit to get the most out of your motorhome trip. Whether you’re travelling the scenic coastlines or going rural past the lochs: Scotland has an abundance of experiences for you to enjoy.
Document your trip
Lastly, you’ll want to document your memories. Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with iconic views. Documenting your motorhome trip is a great way to reminisce and look back fondly on the time you spent. What’s more, it might even help you to plan your next trip, as you’ll remember all your favourite spots better! Feel free to tag us on Facebook.
For more information or to book your motorhome hire, contact the team at Lowland today.