Camping in the winter can be a truly magical experience. If you’re travelling to the north of Scotland and get your timing right, you could be treated to a blanket of snow. RockinVans have always given you the freedom to sleep around, so why not take advantage and do it all year round?
You might be wondering what’s so special about wild camping during the winter. What can be done that can’t be done in the (not so) hot Scottish summer? Well, in truth, nothing, but it’s not until the winter that you will truly appreciate the comfort and warmth of your camp.
Camping in the winter can be a truly magical experience. If you’re travelling to the north of Scotland and get your timing right, you could be treated to a blanket of snow.
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It can be really peaceful waking up in the depth of the forest with nothing but the sound of the birds and fluffy white snow as far as the eye can see. For some reason, sights, sounds and smells are just so much crisper in the winter.
Wild camping may not be for you even if it is the height of summer, so if you would prefer the comforts of a campsite, check out some of these Scottish campsites that are open in the winter.
Situated in the woods around Loch Lomond, this campsite is in an area of natural beauty but still has good links to Glasgow. The camp itself has all the necessary modern facilities and outdoor play areas for the kids.
This full facility park has both grass and hard-standing pitches, plenty of facilities and a high level of security. The caravan park is just a few miles from Carlisle, the English border and Gretna, so it’s ideal if you want to explore Scotland a little further.
You will find some the most stunning views Scotland has to offer at the Uig Bay Campsite, thanks to its unique position on the coast of the Isle of Skye. A complete refurbishment means that this campsite has great modern facilities and Wi-Fi access
It’s a joy to spend a few days in the winter in Deeside as it is a truly tranquil retreat, perfect for escaping from it all. It’s a great place to stop if you fancy a trip into Aberdeen but want to avoid the hustle and bustle.
Loch Mochrum is just over a mile away, the surroundings are made up of rose gardens, great facilities and internet access. This great caravan site is clean and modern, so you’ll soon find yourself at home during the cold winter months.
Whether you to choose one of the campsites that are open in the winter or fancy wild camping, make sure you’re prepared for the Scottish weather. It’s not just about wrapping up warm, the winter is often wet and windy too.