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Route planning advice

How far to go

You should aim not to drive more than 80-100 miles each day and you may wish to have a rest day in the middle of your holiday.

 

Single track roads

When traveling in the Scottish Highlands you will encounter many single track roads. There are very few of these roads that can’t be driven with our motorhomes; however it may be difficult to drive much more than 30mph and you need to allow extra time for this. You should not drive on any roads which are sign posted as “not suitable for caravans”

If you meet oncoming traffic when driving on single track roads then simply pull in to one of the passing places on the left. NEVER pull in to a passing place on the right! If the passing place is on your right, then it is best to simply stop on the road and allow the oncoming car to drive around you.

If you are holding up traffic behind you then you should indicate and pull in to a passing place on your left and allow them pass. Click here for more advice.

Where to stay overnight

One of the great things about a motorhome holiday in the Scottish Highlands is that you are permitted to wild camp as long as you adhere to the countryside code. However, you will on occasion need to use the associated facilities that can be found on campsites, such as showers, water filling and toilet emptying. We suggest alternating your nights between campsites and wild camping. Normally there is no need to book campsites in advance.

Here is a link for campsites: Click here

Maneuvering

Even if you are used to driving larger vehicles, you should always get a passenger to assist you when you are maneuvering or reversing at all times.

Ferries

Many of our customers use the ferry network to visit the islands. This is standard practice and our motorhomes will fit on all the ferries in the Highlands.  However, please remember that ferry services can be weather dependant and may be canceled without notice so it is best to allow plenty of extra time to for this. i.e. don’t book a ferry for the morning that you are due to return the motorhome.

Your last evening

It is best to stay in a campsite on your last evening as the motorhome needs to be returned with a full water tank and an empty toilet tank. If you wish to stay at Beauly Holiday Park on your last evening then this is free of charge.

We strongly advise to stay no more than 30 miles from Beauly on your last evening, as we have had incidents in the past such as traffic delays etc which have made customers return late.

Here are some links to a few of the local campsites:

Loch Ness Shores Fortrose Bay

 

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