Wild camping in Scotland in a Motorhome
Wild Camping in Scotland in a Motorhome are free stopovers are a free network of places to stop.
More Information on wild camping in Scotland in a Motorhome can be found at www.outdooraccess-scotland.com
Although it is rare to hear of any incidents involving motorhome stopovers, and wild camping in a hire Motorhome in Scotland, security and your own well being is important. If the area feels dodgy and the site is vulnerable then moving on to the next stopover is the best option.
Wild Camping in Scotland in a motorhome means you will have little or no facilities, when using these conserve water and the 12v leisure battery as much as possible. Emptying the chemical toilet when wild camping in a motorhome is not possible; instead plan a campsite stop every 3 or 4 days to empty waste and take on water. Using a generator is frowned up on by fellow motorhomers and not allowed on most sites.
Using wild camping in scotland in a motorhome is normally free and therefore as a motorhomer your duty is to keep them tidy and it is extremely important when leaving that all litter has been removed even if it not yours.
Hire Motorhomes and Music festivals in Scotland
Hire Motorhomes are a great option for festivals, offering a home from home at the end of a long day of fun (and for avoiding the rain in bad weather)check the festival information to see if motorhomes are allowed, whether special tickets are required and if there are motorhome length and height limitations.Some festivals only allow motorhomes on and off the site on particular days, at certain times or via pre defined routes – factor this information into your planning.Pack the vehicle well – you probably won’t be able to leave the site to stock up on essentials mid festival.
Electric hook ups will not be provided and you will be reliant on the 12v leisure battery supply and gas. Keep the leisure battery topped up by running the motorhome engine each day – we recommend the most convenient time to do this is over breakfast. Avoid using items such as the TV, spotlights etc. These consume large amount of energy and will quickly run down the leisure battery.You will have access to fresh water but you may not be able to drive to the tap to fill up – conserve water as much as you can and take a water roller barrel so you collect more water.
Water conservation is important when wild camping in scotland in a motorhome, so when showering avoid leaving the shower on, instead wet yourself down then switch the shower off, wash yourself down with soap or shower gel then switch the shower on again to rinse off the foam. Keep the motorhome keys in a safe place at all times, losing keys would be a disaster to your stay.Remove your boots before entering the motorhome, mud and grass in the motorhome will affect your comfort.
Allow plenty of time in your journey schedule for leaving the festival – events such as T In the Park in Scotland have around ,1000 motorhomes and campervans on site and this amount of traffic can take a long time to clear.
Returning the motorhome to the Hire Company
To avoid charges when returned to the hire company …Return the motorhome at the agreed time and at the agreed location; remember the motorhome will most likely have to be prepared to go out again on the same day.When returning the motorhome make sure the toilet cassette and grey water tank is empty and the gas is switched off. Check fuel is at the same level as when receive. When emptying the motorhome open all the cupboards, check the garage area and any other storage to make sure no personal belongings have been left behind such as i pods, computer leads etc.Remove all litter and give the motorhome a good sweep out.