Our roadtrip took us north via the M6, first stop Rosetta Holiday Park in Peebles just 20 miles south of Edinburgh. A camper van pitch cost £25 p/n on hard standing with electric. Next we headed to Glen Nevis Holiday Park, giving great access to Ben Nevis trails. Amazing facilities, great people with an onsite shop.
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh's pictureque hillside Zoo. This gem of a Zoo is home to some of the worlds rarest creatures including Panda's and White Rhino's. The Zoo is somewhat concealed by a huge Premier Inn, parking is somewhat limited but we managed to squeeze the camper in.
Believe it or not the trails for Ben Nevis aren't as easy to find as you'd think. We spent the night at the Glen Nevis campsite, just 5 mins from the trail head. The trail starts of relatively gently passing through a stunning valley before starting to climb after wading through a waterfall. The Ben Nevis trail takes circa 3 hours depending on experience.
Its impossible to put together a better Scottish Motorcycle route plan than the thousands of others who've done it before us. However one of our favourite motorcycle rides in the Scottish Highlands was from Glen Nevis Campsite to Glen Finnan (A830) where you'll find a charming cafe and the Glen Finnan Viaduct. Continue on the A830 to the coast for a stunning ride.
In parts of Scotland wild camping is still legal, which is great fun and useful if you get caught short on a long drive. We pitched up in specially marked laybys in the dead of night and were pleasantly suprised to wake up to stunning views of Loch Lomond. Check out or drone footage, taken early in the morning in autumn.