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Lochs & Glens

Scotland is one of the most scenic and beautiful countries in the world, with a rich history and breath-taking scenery, it is no wonder that people travel to Scotland from all across the world. Everyone has their own reasons for visiting Scotland but stunning mountain ranges and mysterious lochs, it’s easy to see why so many visitors come to Scotland.  With so much to do whether it be to complete a whisky trail, visit castles and explore Scotland’s history or more adventures activities such as climb Ben Nevis, white water rafting, or enjoy cycling or walking along the many lochs and glens to relaxing on the white sandy beaches on the coast there is certainly something in Scotland to keep everyone entertained.  

We believe a motorhome provides you with an ideal base to tour and explore. We have tailored our own route planners that are motorhome friendly giving you peace of mind, below is some of the loch’s and glens we feel are well worth a visit.  Touring Scotland with a motorhome allows you the freedom to come and go as you please, giving you the opportunity to drive through the mountain ranges, glens and loch's at your own pace and stopping off as you feel to visit whisky distilleries, castles, or go for a walk and always to know that you have a warm and comfortable motorhome waiting for you when your finished exploring.  

Glen Affric

Situated south west of Inverness, Glen Affric is one of the most stunning and dramatic glens to visit and popular with those of looking for an adventure, whether you enjoy walking or cycling there is a variety of paths that wind through the glen, and along the loch.  Loch Affric and Loch Beinn a mheadhain is home to golden eagles, otters and ospreys and home to one of the largest Scottish pine forests.   The Scottish pine forest that surrounds the loch is one of the few places in Scotland to see the Scottish pine trees which are home to the red squirrel and pine martin are.  In the autumn and winter, the red deer come down to the forest for shelter and food.  In 2001 Glen Affric was awarded a National Nature Reserve which helps preserve not only Scotland’s wildlife but also the wild flowers, that make this such an inspiring and beautiful visitor attraction.  With car parks available and walking paths don’t forget to pack a picnic and camera and enjoy a stroll along the many trails set out by the forestry commission and really enjoy the beauty of this majestic glen and loch.

Glen affric

The Great Glen

The great glen stretches for 80 miles and links Inverness with fort william following the path of the Caledonian canal and linking loch Lime, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Starting in Glennevis through to Loch Ness.

Glennevis

Starting in Fort William which is popular with hillwalkers and rock climbers, but you don’t need to be super fit as there is many walking paths where you can enjoy the views from the loch with the forest and mountain ranges in the back ground.  Glen Nevis has been used by many directors because of the breathtaking and dramatic scenery, films shoot here include Harry Potter, Highlander and Braveheart among many others.  A walk through the Nevis gorge will take you past the Steall falls which is one of Scotland s best short walks, as well as the Steall falls you will find this to be the ideal location for a picture with the breath taking scenery around you, this walk starts from a car park as this is a popular starting point for the many munro’s in the area, so after your walk you can enjoy a cup of tea in the motorhome. 

Steall falls

Glengarry

Glengarry forms part of the great glen and is located just outside of Invergarry near loch Oich, the river Gary is said to be one of the most fascinating and beautiful rivers with its strength as it runs through the woodland, the river Gary is very popular with fishermen trying to catch salmon and trout and with kayakers who particularly enjoy the rapids that the river offers.  There are 2 walks along the banks of the river Gary where you can enjoy exploring the ancient Caledonia pine forest.

River Gary

Loch Ness

One of Scotland most famous Lochs is loch Ness after Loch Lommond it is the 2nd largest loch in Scotland.  However this is not the reason its famous, loch ness attracts thousands of visitors to her shore not only for the outstanding beauty of the setting but also in search of the loch ness monster known as Nessie a mythical monster said to have been disturbed back in the 1930’s when they began to construct the A82 and now visitors travel far and wide to get a glimpse of the monster.  At Drumnadrochit you will find a visitor center and cafes as well as being a starting point for boats tours on the loch in the hope of seeing Nessie.  In the ruins of Urquhart Castle you take advantage of the opportunity to tour the castle and find out more about its history set in the backdrop of Scotland most mysterious loch surround by the beauty of the great glen.  

Loch Ness and Urquart Castle

Glencoe

Glencoe is on the outskirts Lochaber and on the banks of loch Leven, know for its distinctive pyramid shaped mountains carved out thousands of years ago from glaciers and volcanic eruptions.  Glencoe is probably Scotland most famous glen and said to be the most romantic.  There have been many films shoot here in Glencoe Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azaban where the film producers constructed Hagrids hut in the glen itself, as well as this Braveheart and Highlander to name but a few have been filmed here, directors have fallen in love with the un-spoilt beauty of the location and abundance of natural night.  Lochaber is known as the outdoor capital of Scotland so whether you enjoy a gentle walk in amongst nature or enjoy the more active and adrenaline inspiring activities there is something here for everyone to do so nobody will be bored.   Glencoe is also an ideal base for touring the west coast of Scotland.  

Glen Coe

Glen Feshie

Glen Feshie is part of the Cairngorm national park, there is so much to do in Glen Feshie, travelling up through the Cairgorms national park you will past Glenshee which is Scotland largest ski centre then on towards Balmoral where the queen resides for her summer break, Balmoral castle is open to visitors from April to august and you have the highland games in September at Braemar which is a celebration of Scottish and Gaelic culture and a good way to see highland dancing, pipe band and traditional Scottish games.  Then cut across to Aviemore which has an ambulance of outdoor activities hill walking and cycling through the Cairngorms while keeping your eyes open for the capercaillie and wild cats that roam the mountains.  For those of us looking for a more relaxed day a visit to Eilean Donan Castle (Gaelic for loch of the island) which dates back to the 13th century and is now home to a visitor center and exhibition, set in the most idyllic location and one of Scotland most iconic images,  Eilean Donan Castle sits on the meeting point of the 3 lochs – Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh where there is some wonderful short walks and picnic spots.    

Eilean Donan Castle