During the Summer, when the weather’s fine, Scotland is a beautiful, rugged, mostly unspoiled wilderness just begging to be explored, but this isn’t the only time of year where it’s fun to get out in the outdoors North of Hadrian’s wall. A sunny day in the Autumn the Trossachs National Park is a joy to behold and if you go a motorhome camping in the Trossachs instead of a tent, you can still have an enjoyable camping experience, no matter how bracing the wind or how chilly it gets at night. Arranging motorhome hire is the absolute best way to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of this national park at a time of year wen you’ll likely have it more or less to yourself.
Driving a Motorhome to the Trossachs
The most direct way to take a motorhome to the Trossachs is to join the M6 and head North to its end. At Gretna Green this becomes the A74(M)/M74 and can befollowed all the way to Glasgow. From there a series of A-roads will take you the remaining 30 or 40 miles to the outstanding beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Thanks to the Scottish right to roam, your options for motorhome camping are far more varied in Scotland, with the right to responsible Wild Camping enshrined in law. Going motorhome camping in the Trossachs therefore, allows you access to the fourth largest National park in the UK and with 720 square miles of scenery to enjoy, you won’t have a problem finding a perfect spot to settle down for the night and give you breathtaking view to wake up to.
The National Park and Lock Lomond, which is Britain’s Largest lake, at its centre are just ripe for exploration. A good place to start is the National park Centre in Balmaha which as well as having information on the geography and geology of the Trossachs has a wealth of information about things to see and do while you’re there.
Whatever outdoor activities you enjoy, whether it’s walking, climbing, cycling, boating or even falconry, you’ll be able to do it there.
Other Attractions in the Trossachs
As well as the fabulous natural scenery, the Trossachs is home to a number of to other attractions. The Sea Life Aquarium is a modern but tastefully constructed attraction on the shores of Loch Lomond and is already an incredibly popular attraction featuring, amongst other things, the largest shark tank in Scotland and an underwater viewing area.
A trip to Loch Lomond wouldn’t be complete without visiting the ‘Maid of the Loch’ a 208 foot paddle steamer which is the last of its type. It’s in the process of being put back into service and may once again offer rides in the near future, but for the time being, tourists are still able to set foot on this piece of history. If a cruise on an active historical ship is more to your taste, then a trip to Loch Katrine will giive you the opportunity to ride on the SS Sir Walter Scott a steamer that’s nearly 120 years old but still going strong.
In the village of Callander, at the gateway to the Trossachs, is the Rob Roy Visitor Centre. As the name suggests, it’s an attraction dedicated to looking back on one of the Trossachs most famous historical figures.
Scotland is famously full of ancient castles and The Trossachs is home to some of the finest, Stirling Castle in particular being one of the most symbolic. With many of the great heros and notable figures in Scottish history having associations wit this striking and strategic castle.
For fans of a scenic route, the Trossachs trail is a spectacular drive, a loop, which at 30 miles long could also be cycled or even walked.
Motorhome Camping In The Trossachs lets You Explore at Your Own Pace
With such a huge expanse to explore, filled with scenery, attractions, wildlife, forests and activities, there’s more to see and do in The Trossachs than anyone could fit into even a fortnight. Whether you go to admire the views, take in the clean air, see the stars or indulge an outdoor activities, motorhome camping the Trossachs gives you access to almost unlimited adventure and a warm comfortable bed in which to camp wherever you choose to stopover.
Contact us to make your booking and experience the grandeur of The Trossachs from the comfort of a luxury motorhome from Priory Rentals.