Scottish Highlands Tour – Lochs & Glens
Exploring & discovering Scotland’s countryside in a motorhome is one of the best ways to appreciate this country at its most beautiful. A trip of peace and relaxation, there is a good chance you will see some of Scotland’s abundant wildlife along the way.
There are over 30,000 lochs in Scotland, each with its own distinctive atmosphere, character and occasional monster! Touring Scotland in one of our luxury motorhomes allows you the flexibility to enjoy as many as you please at your leisure.
One of the most photographed sites in Scotland is called ‘The Queen’s View’ which is located within highland Perthshire at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel, surrounded by the Tay Forest Park. Set amongst the forest and looking out over the loch towards the iconic mountain of ‘Schiehallion’ or as its also known locally ‘Fairy Mountain’ you would be forgiven for believing that you are in God’s own country!
Our Favourite Lochs to Visit:
Home to the world famous Loch Ness Monster, this loch plummets 230m deep and covers 22 square km, so there’s plenty of space for Nessie to hide in. Even though it is a popular destination for tourists, it is possible to soak up the atmosphere and landscape in peace, such is the scale of the loch.
Scotland’s 2nd most famous loch, also the largest freshwater loch at 71 square km. There is plenty of space to for visitors to enjoy various activities, including sailing, swimming, canoeing, fishing and taking it easy on the shore with a picnic and a gentle stroll or cycle.
Well known for its delicious oysters and the picturesque setting with towns and villages along the shore. Loch Fyne is home to an array of wildlife on the land and in the water, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, basking skarks, seals and otters, maybe all in one day.
Home to the atmospheric Kilchurn Castle, the loch is a popular destination for photographers looking for a stunning shot of the ruins. The loch is popular with fishermen trying to catch a huge brown trout while enjoying views of forested slopes, snow-capped mountains and beaches on the shores.
Situated near Strathyre in the Trossachs, the beautiful Loch Katrine has been a popular destination with holiday-makers since the Victorian era, when the steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’, still in use today, was first in use on the water.
Placed between the stunning highlands and beautiful islands of Scotland’s west coast, Loch Alsh is the perfect location to try out water sports on a sunny day. You can also visit Eilean Donan Castle, which sits where Loch Alsh meets Loch Long and Loch Duich.
No adventure to Scotland would be complete without a visit to our spectacular Glens, whether that be the drama and splendour of ‘The Great Glen’, a giant geological fracture which dissects the highlands from Inverness on the Moray Firth to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe or ‘Glencoe’ with its spectacular mountainous valley, steeped in Scottish folklore and world renowned for its challenging climbing arenas.
Our personal favourite is ‘Glen Affric’ which, with its magnificent mountain scenery, spectacular lochs all surrounded by ancient Caledonian pine forest provides beauty, tranquillity and splendour all within the same breath. Enjoy Scotland’s magical and mysterious landscapes, our great diversity of wildlife, our stunning flora and fauna and all at your leisure. We can provide you with an itinerary or some suggestions to help you on your way, please just ask.
Our Favourite Glens to Visit:
The best known of Scotland’s glens and with good reason! The mountains that flank the glen are alpine-like in their grandeur and their close proximity to the road means you cannot fail to be impressed. Glen Coe’s beauty has also been put on the silver screen, featuring in both James Bond’s Skyfall and several Harry Potter films.
Among the most visited glens in Scotland, it leads up from Fort William and is at the foot of Scotland and the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. There is plenty to do in the area, there are several walks to undertake without having to climb Ben Nevis that still offer fantastic views of the scenery.
A simply stunning glen, regarded by some as the finest of them all in terms of beauty. It incorporates the remants of the once great Caledonian Forest, the freshwater jewel that is Loch Affric and some of the country’s grandest mountains. Throughout the year, Glen Affric is must-visit location to experience for yourself.
The great peaks to the north give this region its fantastic reputation but the glen itself is simply splendid. The grandeur hear rivals the likes of Glen Coe with beautiful pinewoods and great sea-loch it is well worth visiting.
You may not be able to pronounce the name but Gleann Mhiabhaig has a dramatic beauty that attracts visitors to the heart of the remote and wild mountains on the Isle of Harris, which is in itself a beautiful island to visit.
Angus boasts many beautiful glens, such as Glen Esk, Glen Prosen and Glen Isla, they’re all worth exploring, but we think Glen Clova is the standout. The towering munros Mayar and Driesh are here as well as the beautiful Loch Brandy and Loch Wharral.