Stretching from the capital of the Highlands to the Outdoor Capital of the UK, the Great Glen is one of the best places in Scotland to experience nature, and when you explore it in a motorhome or campervan hire, everything is right outside your doorstep. We recommend this trip for outdoor sports lovers of any stripe, from hikers to paddlers to ice climbers- and yes, even monster hunters! Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side in Scotland’s Great Glen?
Edinburgh to Inverness and Fort Augustus in a campervan hire
The Great Glen snakes across the beautiful Highlands of Scotland on a natural fault line, resulting in some of the country’s most stunning landscapes. From Edinburgh, head to Inverness, which is a popular stop for campers. Discover the charming streets, shops and eateries of Inverness, visit Culloden Battlefield- and be on the lookout for Nessie, who may be stealthily swimming around Loch Ness!
Fort Augustus & Campervan Hire
Fort Augustus is home to the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre and the Clansman Centre, the local history museum. This area is another great base for your campervan hire, with many scenic touring parks and plenty of spots to pick up supplies. You can rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the canal yourself, or bring your bikes or hiking boots and get out on the 80-mile long Great Glen Way, which offers a fantastic trail of walking paths and waymarked trails along the canal.
Forget about roughing it in a tent during your Great Glen holiday- at the end of a long day getting back to nature, it’s back to the luxury of your motorhome, where you have all the comforts of home, but the views and tranquillity that you can only get while camping. Next week, we’ll continue our trip down the Great Glen in a motorhome rental as we discover the Outdoor Capital of the UK- Fort William and Lochaber!