Here at Trax we recommend Glasgow for collecting your VW Campervan Hire. This doesn’t necessarily mean only staying in or around Glasgow because that would defeat the object of a campervan trip right? But we have planned a scenic campervan trip to Skye. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
Starting off in Glasgow
As you already know you’ll be collecting your campervan in Glasgow. Your collection will be at 3pm with one of our Trax experts. We can’t wait to talk about some of the destinations you could visit on your way up North to Skye from Glasgow Camping. So let’s get to it!
There are four Munros in Scotland with the name More (meaning ‘big’ in Gaelic). One of them is Ben More! It is situated inside the National Park and it is located close to Crianlarich. At 1,174m and with an elevation of 986m, this Munro is a challenging climb and quite steep. We recommend you start at Ben More Farm on the A85, walking south-east to Ben More and then onto Stob Binnein. The views are absolutely incredible and if you are lucky you’ll even be able to spot red deers and breeding waders.
Glencoe Mountain Resort
For all your adventure needs, this is a perfect resort for families and groups! They have lots of summer activities to choose from; biking, hiking, tubing and also skiing!
Fort William is located in Lochaber in the West Highlands. The town is often described as the ‘Outdoor Capital of UK’. There are plenty of things to do here, such as enjoying a walk on sandy beaches with a beer, if you would have stayed at Glasgow Camping then you wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the beaches - Just sayin’! The popular movie has been filmed here, I think you all know what it is - we’ll give you a hint! You can explore the Jacobite Steam Train. Do you enjoy Kayaking? This is a great place to whack out your Kayak and explore the lakes.
Invergarry is a village located in the foot of Glengarry. The nearby ruined 17th century Invergarry Castle on the shore of Loch Oich is the number one walking route. You can enjoy a walk towards the Castle or even explore the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum. If you like arts and crafts there is a nearby Glassblowing Studio. If you like an Indian take a bite at Emily’s Byre, they serve delicious genuine Indian food specialising in the ‘Northern Frontier’ cuisine.
A bit more North you’ll find Loch Cluanie Viewpoint. This stunning scenery is unbeatable! Why not have a little picnic here?
Sgurr Fhuaran is one of the three Munros in a group of peaks on the North of Glen Shiel ridge known as the ‘Five Sisters’. The main mountain lies to the East. There is a long ridge with fairly steep and rocky slopes offering a descent route for those not wanting to complete the Five Sisters. The beauty of this is you can park your campervan pretty much anywhere as long as it;s safe to do so and you can explore the highlands! Compared to Glasgow Camping, this would have not been possible as such because you’d have to pay for parking in the city.
Eilean Donan Castle
It is recognised all around the world. It is situated on an island where three great sea lochs meet and it’s surrounded by beautiful scenery. This is a very much visited attraction in the Scottish Highlands. As well as exploring around the Castle you can step inside. You can find the admission cost on their website as well as the opening times, so you can plan your trip well ahead.
Kyle of Lochalsh
This is the land of hills and lochs and the gateway to the Isle of Skye. Scotland's highest waterfall is located in the village of Plockton near to Kyle of Lochalsh. In Plockton, if you fancy a good fish and chips then don’t sleep on it but head to The Harbour Fish Bar.
The final destination Isle of Skye
You have made it to Skye from Glasgow Camping. There is so much to explore here and the freeness of being able to stop the campervan anywhere you like for the day or night is amazing! Trax’s number one recommendation is swimming in the Fairy Pools. They are in Glen Brittle and are deep blue pools in the river filled with crystal clear water from the Cuillin. They have definitely become most popular for wild swimming. Some of our campers couldn’t stop talking about the restaurant called Three Chimneys, they cook your food with fresh local produce and they have won a host of awards for their fine food! A very popular activity among us is going onto the Seaprobe Atlantis, this is a glass bottom boat and you get to see what’s happening under the sea.
See you soon!
Hopefully we have given you some lovely ideas for your pit stops on your campervan trip. Wild camping is definitely different to Glasgow Camping! You can get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form on our website.