Help me plan a trip....

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  1. jdk62

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    Having got our first motorhome, we have 8 days off in May 2015 and we really want to tour parts of Scotland.

    We live near Oxford and would like to ask the Funsters for some recommendations of sites to stay at for the journey up/down and also once in Scotland (max stay at any one site in Scotland to be 2 nights).

    We do not want to wild camp and need dog friendly sites ( the Beauty Terrorist can't leave the baby behind...).

    Any suggestions gratefully received
     
  2. barearse

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    Bunchcrew just outside Inverness, quiet low key site on the Beauly Forth. Inverness 10 mins. Simon & Harry are great hosts.:xThumb:
     
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    It will take you a day to get up to the Scottish border and another back, so you only have 6 days and 5 nights left, do not be too ambitious

    But the borders have some great locations, amazing scenery, not unlike a lot further north without the travel time :xThumb:
     
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    Only 8 days stay near the borders, we had 3 weeks this year and didn't even scratch the surface, going back for another 3 weeks next year. Are you in any clubs? :xThumb:
     
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    Just planning my own trip for spring time next year and have chosen Bunchcrew from their website. Pleased to hear you comments about them.
     
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    Hi.
    CC.. Bunree ? Sited on the banks of a sea going Loch,just south of Fort William. Read the poetry about Glen Coe,go and park up there some where quiet,close your eyes...... SPOOKY
    Oban...... I could live there,go and watch the Cal Mac ferries criss crossing magic. Or,up to Aviemoor ? Spelling ? then follow the whiskey trails,"Ballandollach ?" there is an old "Cluotty ? Pudding shop up that way,one of those will last a week,and what is left over can be molded into a leveling block,left out overnight and next day be.... Fit for purpose LOL. Inverness,some where up there you can watch Dolphins playing near to shore,someone will be along to say where,you have to go through a golf course.Enjoy.
    Tea Bag.
    PS. Next year......... Peterhead.....etc LOL
     
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    Just to be controversial......

    Oxford to Inverness 520 miles.

    Oxford to Koblenz 480 miles. Scotland has nothing to compare to the Moselle/Rhein.
     
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    Barearse

    Many thanks - will check it out.
     
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    DavidG58

    Appreciate the advice and you. Make a good point

    Thanks
     
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    Daveandsan

    We are members of the caravan club. you might be right about trying to do do too much... The Borders are lovely

    Thanks
     
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    Blimey.....

    Thanks!
     
  12. jdk62

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    Mmmmm......as a Scotsman I will beg to differ..... There are some fantastic places in Europe but sometimes we forget what fantastic places/scenery we have on our doorstep...

    Each to their own.
     
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    Chanory Point in the Moray Firth, between Fortrose & Rosemarkie . Get there approx. 1 hour before high tide and the dolphins are only 20 - 30 from beach and great to watch.
     
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    I assume you have never been to Scotland.
     
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    I've lived and worked in Scotland for years, I have 3 Scottish grand children, my daughter lives south of Glasgow. I know it better than I know Germany.

    So, I assume you have never been to Germany.
     
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    We've gone up to North Berwick before for a weekend microcar gathering ... it took us ages in our old Commer camper towing our microcar on it's trailer ... but it was great!

    However, 8 days starting from Oxford is very ambitious to be honest and it will take you a long time, that's assuming you don't hit any road chaos on the way there/back. I certainly wouldn't go further than the borders and even then maybe consider somewhere closer such as Northumberland etc which is lovely and save the Scottish exploration for when you have a lot longer to spend there to get the most out of it.
     
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    As others have said don't do to much take your time and enjoy, I would look at the borders and Dumfries and Galloway some stunning scenery and loads to do and see. Inverness is also stunning we spent 10 days touring at the begining of November and hardly touch the surface and we live in Scotland so lot less travelling.
    I would pick an area and then ask for advice and opinions on that area.
     
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    We first visited in a rented moho. We travelled up from Manchester to Perth to pick her up. That first day we stopped at Pitlochry. The first of several times we were towed off site that week! Put me right off front wheel drive vans for good! Just kept going North, a calling ? Picked Bunchrew from Scottish guide book and never regretted it.Been several times now because the site and the two guys really suit us. Not too "organised", lots of international visitors, very laid back with good basic amenities'. Wonderful scenery,12 miles to Loch Ness,Inverness 10 mins, Nairn, The Black Isle,etc.
     
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    No to be honest I haven't, don't know why but just love Scotland even though I am not Scottish. I know I should look further afield such as Germany as I am sure that I would enjoy the vine yards and scenery.
     
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    Whyever not, there are some glorious sights to be seen. I used to work around Aberdeen often and usually headed home via Braemer and Glen Shee whenever the weather was suitable. And for the English, it's pronounced Brumar. I've wandered above it at 10,000 feet in a glider. We've done the Caledonian canal in a boat.

    There is a but, when working I've seen the best of it, take my wife and it usually pours down.

    Germany. First of all it's foreign so that makes more exciting. It's big, very big, a lot of veriety. It's old and prosperous much to see.

    Just click the link in my sig and have a quick look at Germany.

    Excellent though Scotland is, I still believe that given 8 days from Oxford the OP would come back from Koblenz with a more exciting experience, and would be sure to return.
     
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