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Fall for an island campervan hire holiday this autumn

Posted on: October 11, 2018 campervan hire

campervan hireAutumn is an enchanting time across Scotland; the leaves turn from luscious green to rich red, gold and fiery orange, there is no better time to explore the country’s scenic islands in the crisp air before getting cosy in your motorhome rental with a warming hot chocolate.

From stargazing on Coll to beachcombing on Lewis, autumn in the most beautiful country in the world is a truly magical time for a holiday in a motorhome!

Island stargazing in a campervan hire

A hive of activity throughout the summer season, autumn on Scotland’s islands is the perfect escape for a campervan hire break to re-charge the batteries before winter sets in. A blanket of reds, golds and oranges lies across the islands and the darker skies glitter with the light of the bright stars.

The Isle of Coll is a designated Dark Sky Island. With little to no light pollution the island is one of the best places in the UK to view the inky night sky and autumn is the perfect time to experience this beautiful natural phenomenon. Alternatively, set off in search of the Northern Lights this autumn and head to the most northerly island group in Scotland, Shetland. With the right conditions, the ‘mirrie dancers’ are most commonly seen from mid-October until mid-March.

Find a postcard perfect spot to wild camp on the islands in your motorhome rental with no crowds in sight.

Campervan hire with beaches all to yourself

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Lewis and Harris as the islands’ world-renowned beaches are likely to be quieter. Head to beaches such as Luskentyre, Seilebost and Hushinish to stroll along pure white sands and breathe in fresh sea air. With wild camping spots as well as touring parks (check operating hours for the winter) you will miss the throngs and enjoy crisp autumn days in peace while you explore the islands in your campervan hire.

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