Scenic Routes In Scotland
Hiring a campervan is the perfect way to explore Scotland and its beautiful landscapes. Whether you are looking for an adventure holiday or just want to explore the country, hiring a campervan is the best way to do it. With The Tartan Camper Company, you can enjoy all the comforts of home while travelling around Scotland. You can also save money on accommodation costs as you will be able to stay in your own vehicle. Campervan rental in Scotland offers great value for money and allows you to experience all that Scotland has to offer in comfort and style. So, if you enjoy the great outdoors, love amazing scenery, and want to bring your dog with you (yes, we offer pet friendly campervan hire), then look no further if you want an unforgettable adventure holiday - hiring a campervan is definitely the way to go and travel!
Our fleet of van offer four person sleeping arrangements, with 5 seats when driving, all vans are equipped with “Pop Top” roofs and a bed deck with a ¾ wide Rock N Roll bed below, with seatbelts. The vans have double swivel passenger seats, which you can relax in when not driving. Add an awning when you book so you have plenty of extra room when stopping overnight or cooking and eating outside.
Here are our top three routes to take from our Kilmarnock base.
The Tartan Camper Camper H.Q. to Glencoe.
Route. 117 miles. 2 hours 45min
Fastest: M77 towards Glasgow, M8 toward Glasgow/Erskine then up the A82, taking that road all the way to Glencoe
More Scenic: Head south down the A77 then at Monkton take the A78, heading north to Irvine, Beith and Paisley. At Paisley go north on the M8 toward Erskine then up the A82, taking that road all the way to Glen Coe. Via this route You’ll drive along the Clyde Muirshiel Region Park.
The great thing with this route is once you are north of Glasgow, and on the A82, you travel alongside the very scenic Loch Lomond and through the Trossachs National Park. There are numerous places to visit including Balloch, Tarbet and Inveruglas.
As you travel further north the scenery becomes more and more inspiring. You can leave the A82 and discover Loch Tulla, the Waterfalls at Easan Dubha, on the river Orchy, or discover the wild scenery around Loch Ba.
The drive through Glencoe is one of Scotland's most beautiful routes. Vast mountains provide a stunning backdrop as you make your way through the valley. To learn more, stop at the Glencoe Visitor Centre and get to know how this magnificent glen was shaped and how it shaped the clans linked to the glen.
The Tartan Camper Camper H.Q. to St Andrews via the Fife Costal Route
Route: 113 miles 2 hours 14 mins.
Drive north along the M77 towards Glasgow, come off following the signs for the M8 towards Edinburgh, then take the M90. Go over the magnificent Queensferry Crossing. Once over the bridge look for signs for the A921. Follow the A921 along the Fife coastal route to Aberdour, then follow routes to on to Pettycur, Kirkcaldy, Elie, St Monans, Crail, and St Andrews.
Once you are on the A921 you are never too far from the Fife Costal path. Camp and stay at one of the many camp sites that accept campervans on the route, and walk one of the sections of the Fife Coastal path.
The Firth of Forth to Firth of Tay footpath route is a delightful trek for all ages and abilities. Experience level paths, as well as rugged and wild rocky beaches on the way. At the southerly end of the path you are in old coal mining country, but as you get further north you visit the small characterful fishing villages and harbours of Fife’s east cost: Ellie, St Monans Pittween Anstruther and Crail are charming and an ideal places to pass a day.
We can recommend the fish and chips in Ellie and the East Pier Smokehouse at St Monans; fantastic food and very popular. The coastline is rugged, but ideal for spotting seals and sea birds. Spectacular sandy beaches, vital estuaries, reserves teeming with wildlife, beautiful farmland and lush woodlands are just some of the sights that make up the stunning scenery and journey.
Toward the end of the route, you come to the University town of St Andrews. Enjoy the open space at West Sands, the golf (if you play), or the book-shops, cafes and bars in town.
The Tartan Camper Company H.Q. to Isle of Arran and onwards.
Route: 30.5 miles 1.55min including Ferry
For the more adventurous you might enjoy some island hopping whilst hiring your VW campervan van. Drive and drive the short distance from our HQ to Ardrossan and take the ferry to the Isle of Arran and discover some of Scotland’s amazing islands and their history.
Arran is a place with something to suit everyone - from the mountains and forests to secluded beaches and glens. If you're feeling active, and have hired one of our bike racks, you can even cycle round the whole island in one day. If you'd rather have a more relaxed pace, there are some stunning golf too.
As you get nearer Arran by ferry, Goat Fell is an unavoidable sight - being the highest peak of the island, it's a favourite spot for a hike. The view from its summit is simply breath-taking.
If you want to do something more daring hire a guide and mountaineer from the Arran Adventure Company and let them take you for a hike! Depending on the times of the year you visit you could also attend arts festivals such as the Arran Fold Festival, McLellan Arts Festival or Music Arran.
Your journey can then progress by taking the ferry from Lochranza over to Claonaig on the mainland peninsular and journey onward.
Whichever route you decide to take you’re sure to have a memorable journey. Out team are on hand should you experience any problems whilst driving and there are many campsites and grounds to stay on whilst you travel.