If you've read any of our other blogs, met us in person or used our pre-planned routes for your Scottish getaway, you'll know we are big believers in wild camping. Sure, the many popular parks and camping sites offer useful amenities, but they can't provide the same feeling of freedom and being one with the landscape.
Finding the perfect, wild camping spot can turn an everyday pitstop to an amazing evening. You can write your own story, experience campervan life as it should be and find some of the best spots in any area of Scotland you're driving through.
If you find yourself in Inverness, the starting point of the popular North Coast 500 route, we've got some fantastic wild camping spots that can make for an unforgettable holiday.
It may be a busy tourism spot throughout the year, especially in summer. Still, Loch Ness is iconic for a reason. It's stunning, located just outside of Inverness and has many activities in the area you can do, whether you're alone, with a partner or with the whole family.
There are plenty of fantastic spots on the banks of Loch Ness, so just find one that catches your eye and settle in and have a peaceful night. From here you can head out on a boat ride, into Inverness itself or onto the next spot of your trip, whether that's to the coats or deeper into the Highlands.
Suppose you're heading into or leaving Inverness from the East. In that case, you might be passing by Nairn, home of a seaside resort, award winning golf courses and beautiful beaches.
The latter of which you can enjoy as you rest in the evening, one spot we have used, and which we recommend can be found right next to the beach (http://tinyurl.com/yypcm2w). Close to anything you may need, and with unbeatable views, it may not be as 'wild' as wild camping can be, but it certainly makes for a lovely evening.
Travelling south from Inverness, you'll find Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin, Glen Affric, a spot that's surrounded by stunning mountains and ancient pine trees. The glen has many small beaches that make for some unforgettable wild camping. You can rest the evening, swim over to some of the small islands that are scattered around the loch and get some real peace and quiet.
If you're interested in the benefits of wild camping, wish to know about more great spots or to enquire about renting one of our campervans for your next trip, get in touch.
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.