Site Spotlight – Loch Lomond
The phone has been ringing constantly since we returned to work last week. I just love chatting to would be hirers about their travel plans. We have many newcomers looking for reassurance and return customers keen to plan their next GlamperRV adventure.
Of those planning longer trips we always seem to have an equal number heading north to Scotland and south onto the continent. Whilst obviously the weather is more reliable with the later, if you are well prepared Scotland presents so many truly incredible landscapes to experience.
One of the great outdoor activities north of the border is Munro bagging. That is climbing a Scottish mountain over 3,000ft (914m), named after Sir Hugh T Munro, who surveyed and catalogued them in 1891. Climbing these peaks is a great way for experienced walkers to explore some of Scotland’s finest scenery. There are 282 Munros, the most popular being Ben Lomond which offers fantastic views the length of Loch Lomond and its islands.
The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is only an hour north of Glasgow and presents a very do-able Scottish adventure if time is more limited (or the start of something longer). There are two picture perfect campsites nestled on the east and west banks of Loch Lomond respectively – Cashel and Luss. Both provide the opportunity for loch side pitches which from our experience are well worth the extra pennies. Put either into Search for Sites and a whole host of alternative overnight options will become apparent.
One of the great joys in Scotland is the option to ‘wild camp’ however in the Loch Lomond National Park you will need a permit to overnight at some locations between March and October. We encourage customers to be responsible and follow these basic guidelines when choosing an overnight spot.
The Ben Lomond Car Park is managed by the Forestry Commission and for a small fee you can park up right by the loch. It is a perfect base from which to bag your first Munro, Ben Lomond. You will soon realise the enormous benefit of having your luxury home on wheels – within a few minutes of returning from your hike you will be out of your wet clothes and enjoying a hot cup of something (yes, it does rain in Scotland!)
If the views from Ben Lomond inspired you then a short drive to the west side of Loch Lomond and you can bag your next Munro, Beinn Ime. Head to Tarbet Pier Parking where you will find plenty of space to park. Enjoy amazing views of the lake and make use of the on-site motorhome facilities.
For those who prefer exploring on two wheels then Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park offers a huge array of places to mountain bike, from way-marked,easy-going routes to remote single tracks. I know my youngest son will be signing up to that adventure!
We hope you have enjoyed our Site Spotlight – Loch Lomond and look forward to hearing about your adventures.