Scottish landscapes offer supreme beauty that is hard to find anywhere else on earth, but Scottish slang can often be rather confusing for those unfamiliar with oor wee country. Lochs, glens and midgies; what are they? Let us explain.
The word Glen comes from the gaelic language and means “a steep sided valley”. Most of Scotland's Glens were carved by the ancient glaciers years ago which makes each one completely unique. No matter which Glen you choose to visit you are sure to marvel at the views, embrace the tranquillity and maybe catch a glimpse of some local wildlife.
The simple answer is not very far at all!
Scotland's countryside is covered with Glens. If you choose to spend your motorhome holiday doing some walking you will not be disappointed with what you will find. There is no shortage of walking trails in Scotland, just be sure to tackle one appropriate for you and your party.
The Visit Scotland website has an array of information to see what Glens may suit you best.
Wondering what Scottish Glens are best to visit on your campervan or motorhome tour of Scotland? We've listed some of our favourites below:
Heading North you will come across Glen Feshie. One of scotlands hidden gems which is slowly returning to its former glory with the pinewoods regrowing after years of decline. This glen is very popular with walkers as it leads to the “Geldie”. Here you will certainly work up an appetite before returning to your motorhome.
If you plan to island hop whilst with Scottish Tourer why not hop over to Harris. Here you will find Glean Mhiabhaig which is not well known but no less deserving or picturesque. This Glen sits right in the heart of the remote mountains of Harris. Remember and pack your binoculars as theres an eagle observatory and spectacular views of the peaks.
Whilst visiting Lochaber you will find three fabulous Glens. Glen Nevis is probably the most visited due to its location near Fort William and sitting on the foot of Ben Nevis. Glen Coe on the other hand is possibly the better known Glen with mountains set on either side and having a close proximity to the road its beauty can be appreciated from motorhome, foot or exploring. Glen Etive is Glen Coes neighbour and was a film set for James Bonds Skyfall. Its unusual as you enter as a visitor from the top and its well worth a visit before the landscape is changed with hydro developments planned.
To enable you and your party to explore Scotlands beauty, all our motorhomes for hire provide you with flexibility, mobility and luxury without compromise.
You wont feel like you have compromised on your home comforts spending your holiday in a Scottish Tourer motrohome or campervan. Enjoy a hot shower on return from a long day. Roll out the awning and watch the sunset with a BBQ and a favourite tipple. Or simply enjoy climbing into the luxury mattresses provided as standard in all our motorhomes and sleep away your weary legs.
To find out more about the motorhomes and campervans we offer, contact our friendly team today.
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.