MOTORHOME ROUTES SCOTLAND
Day 1 – , Motorhome Routes Scotland, Perth to Arisaig (4 hours – 160 miles)
Leave Perth up the A9. turn off at Dawhinnie head for Fort William stop here for some shopping. Got to Arisaig and check into Sunnysite campsite. http://www.sunnysidecroft.co.uk Very nice campsite with excellent facilities. And fantastic views , Around £18-£20 per night for 2 people with electrical hookup. Day 2 – Arisaig – Skye (60 miles) Short drive to Mallaig for the first ferry over to Armadale on Skye. Travel up the west cost and back down the East , Excellent local butcher! Stay at the Kinloch campsite . http://www.kinloch-campsite.co.uk/ which is really good for around £20 including electricity hookup. Walk for 5-10 minutes up to the main road and go for dinner at The Old Schoolhouse , www.oldschoolrestaurant.co.uk, This restaurant is highly recommended to Then drive over the Skye bridge to take some pictures of our favourite castle Eilean Donan at Kyle of Lochalsh)
Day 3 – Skye , Motorhome Routes Scotland, – Harris (30 miles)
45 minute drive up to Uig to catch the next ferry over to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. First place to visit was Hushinish beach on the west coast. It was a single track road which will take around 40 minutes to get there, You will pass through the Amhuinnsuidhe estate. This seems like you are about to drive through someone’s back garden but it is the main road. Leaving Huishinish we headed back towards Tarbert and to the campsite, Lickisto Blackhouse Camping. This campsite has an original blackhouse which has a communal area with fire and lounge area. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=9085
Day 4 – Isle of Harris exploring
From Lickisto head north towards the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and then onto the standing stones at Callanish (all on the A858). Callanish has a nice visitor centre where where you can have a lovely lunch. Next stop the Harris Tweed shop in Tarbert before heading south to the beautiful bay on the road to Luskentyre. This is a massive sandy bay which is a nice stop on a sunny day From Luskentyre Then head to Leverburgh.
Day 5 – North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist (around 60 miles)
Once over on North Uist head for MacLeans Bakery and Butcher at Uachdar to pick up some extra supplies. for lunch follow signs for the Hebridean Jewellery Café at Iochdar. http://www.hebrideanjewellery.co.uk The café is lovely as is the shop! T
Day 6 – Eriskay to Barra , At the ferry “terminal” there is a drain to empty the waste water and also a hose to fill up with fresh water. Once on Barra head to Vatersay. We had a play on the beach before lunch in the motorhome. From here we headed out towards Barra airport and watched the planes landing and taking off from the beach (check with flybe for flight times!). As it was still the afternoon we went back to Castlebay and took Aaron for a swim at the local swimming pool. We went for dinner at the Craigard hotel which was unfortunately pretty poor considering the price (£17 for frozen scampi and chips!!!). We just parked up in the ferry queue for the night as we were leaving on the 7am ferry.
Day 7 – Barra ferry to Oban the drive to Killin (55 miles, 1 hour 20) After the 7 hour ferry crossing to Oban we slowly made our way to our last campsite at Killin. We stayed at the Maragowan campsite, slightly more expensive as we are not members with the Caravan Club. We walked along the main road of Killin and ended up at the Old Smiddy. This is an excellent restaurant (although very busy) which also does takeaway. Day 8 – Killin to Perth(50 miles, 1 hour 20) via Motorhome Routes Scotland