Staff, 2022-11-24 12:00:00,
Our first night is a hit, and we celebrate with a hearty breakfast alfresco (seated at the picnic table and chair set provided with the motorhome), enjoying Scottish black pudding, fried haggis and baked beans. The plan is to head to Loch Lomond National Park, breaking up the journey with crumbling old castle tours, as you do in Scotland.
First up, we stroll through the grounds of humble Midhope Castle (a must for fans of the Outlander television series), then it’s onto the imposing Stirling Castle, which has dominated this landscape since the early 12th century .
Tip of the day: You can’t drive seven-metre motorhomes into the heart of ancient medieval towns and expect to find a park. In future, we park at the edge of town. Second tip: Book well ahead with your campsites during summer, as they tend to fill up at popular times.
We end up “wild camping” in a field for the night. This is fine to do now and then if you’ve got sufficient battery power and water, but these resources need to be replenished soon after at a paid campsite with facilities.
Day 3: Conic Hill hike and exploring Loch Lomond
We’re here to explore the West Highlands on foot, so take a day off from the road. With sandwiches prepared in our onboard kitchen, and containers of fresh berries gathered by the kids, we make our way up the winding forest…
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