If you are travelling in a motorhome or caravan around Scotland, it is always advised that you use official campsites or designated overnight parking areas. This will help preserve Scotland's natural landscape and benefit our small local communities and residents.
There are hundreds of campsites in scenic coastal or beach spots across the country, complete with facilities and docks for your motorhome too.
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Caravan and motorhome drivers should be aware of how narrow some roads in Scotland are. It can sometimes feel “tight” passing other vehicles on normal main roads (classified as A roads) and secondary roads (B roads) which branch off from the main ones.
Many roads in the Highlands and islands and other rural areas are completely unsuited to caravans and motorhomes. Many are “unclassified” meaning they are single-track or in poor condition. Some like the famous Bealach na Ba’ pass are so twisting and steep that they are almost impossible for larger vehicles navigate.
Be sensible and stick A and B roads. Failure to do so can result in blocking the road, getting stuck in verges, and causing avoidable accidents. Road signs will sometimes indicate if a road is unsuitable for large vehicles, but responsible drivers should always consult a road map and research the most suitable route themselves before setting off.
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Please remember to:
- Plan and book ahead. It's always useful to have a plan B ready.
- Be considerate. If you arrive somewhere and it's fully booked, contact nearby campsites to see if they have availability. Please don't stay overnight in an undesignated area.
- Always take your rubbish home with you and pick up after your dog.
- Keep a safe distance from any land management operations.
- Be very careful not to disturb or destroy a plant, bird, animal or geological feature.
- Don't damage or disturb cultural heritage sites.
- Be a considerate driver and learn the rules of the road before travelling.
It's important to remember that access rights don't include motor vehicles. If public or private land owners restrict or regulate parking on their land, you should stick to their rules.
Find out more about being a responsible traveller