When it comes down to it, camping can be one of the most authentic and relaxing trips you can go on. Yes of course going to the spa can be relaxing too, but going on a camping trip, if done right, can be an incredible experience. Naturally, where you go camping can either make or break the experience, which is why you should visit Scotland for your trip. Undeniably, Scotland has some of the most beautiful scenery throughout the United Kingdom, and indeed the world too. Therefore, it only makes sense to give it a chance whether you’re planning your first camping adventure or the twelfth.
In the interests of responsible writing, you should of course ensure you have solid travel insurance. This is in case anyone gets too excited or enthusiastic about activities on the camping trip, but all should be fine. With that covered, there’s an important question to the sound of, “why Scotland”? I was getting there, panic not.
The Camping Experience
Scotland has an incredible range of activities on offer for everyone wherever you go for your trip. People have different ideas on what a camping trip should be, whether it’s a more naturalistic survival camping trip devoid of luxuries, the complete opposite, or a caravan. Each has their own merits, but if you’re new to the idea of camping then perhaps a more homely experience will suit you best. For example, if you look around then you’ll notice that some campsites have nice hot water shower facilities, Internet connectivity, and even wood hut saunas and steam rooms. Admit it, the idea of waking up in the still morning surrounded by beautiful scenery and freshening up in the sauna can only but brings about a dreamy smile. These sorts of camping experiences are for those that want to be able to enjoy nature and an almost comatose state of relaxed bliss.
Caravans can act as a home away from home, with gas cooking, electricity and a reasonably comfy bed. But you’re not going camping just for the experience of a caravan or tent, it’s the opportunities and activities. This will naturally depend on where your pitch is, but each are will have something for you to do. If you’re near a lake or the coast, have a look out for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting down rivers. This is a truly beautiful and immersive experience that adds so much to any trip. Equally, golf courses shouldn’t be too hard to find if you feel like having a swing at a round of golf, while going on a beautiful trail walk is free and an excellent way to take everything in! More of an adrenaline rush could come from quad biking, if your area has this on offer then have a go; getting covered in mud and water is part of camping anyway!
Your camping experience is what you make it, so add as much or as little to it as you want. There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy yourself in Scotland!