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BE  ACTIVE  ON  YOUR  CARAVAN  HOLIDAY  IN  SCOTLAND


If you like caravan holidays in Scotland, whether touring or in a caravan holiday home, you probably love being out of doors. Wherever you park your caravan or pitch your tent for the night, there will be a forest or moorland or nature trails not far away.  Forestry Commission Scotland forests are ideal for walking, cycling, bird-watching and for just enjoying Scotland’s flora and fauna. There are walking trails to suit all ages and levels of fitness.  Forests to put on your must-visit list are Glenmore Forest Park in the north, Galloway Forest Park in the south west, and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in the Loch Lomond National Park.  Or head for the mountains or the coast and try one of the coastal trails. Perhaps best of all is a walk with the family through the forests or along the river banks; look out for red squirrels and crossbills in the pine trees, otters in the rivers, and golden eagles, hen harriers or kites far above. 

Walking and cycling on your caravan holiday;  there are walking trails, some signposted, in the glens for you to follow but make sure you are properly clothed and equipped if you tackle the longer ones.  Some of the trails are also open to cyclists, and Scotland has many quiet roads.

SCOTLAND'S WILDLIFE
Scotland's wildlife is one of the main reasonsfor people to visit Scotland. Our mountains, moorlands and forests are home to red deer, roe deer, squirrels, hares, eagles and ospreys and many other birds. In the rivers and along the shoreline, you can spot seals and otters; in the seas around Scotland, there are dolphins and whales.  Caravan and camping parks often have areas which are wildlife-friendly, so whether you stay on a site belonging to the Caravan and Motorhome Club or the Camping and Caravanning Club or an independent caravan park, ask staff about wildlife on or near the park.

GOLF
Is golf your passion?  There are hundreds of courses, the majority of which welcome visitors.  Pack your golf clubs  and ask staff on the caravan park for information on local courses.  Some ideas: Pitlochry has a  challenging hilly golf course;  Cruden Bayin the North East is a favourite for many professionals, but welcomes visitors. Some less well-known courses are Balcomie in Fife, Brora north of Inverness, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, Rosemount at Blairgowrie, Newmachar in Aberdeenshire, and West Links in North Berwick. There are more than 500 golf courses in Scotland, so you have plenty of choice, wherever your caravan holiday takes you.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
On your caravanning holiday, you can enjoy hill-walking, mountain-climbing, bird-watching, bungee-jumpiing, tree-top walking, abseiling, mountain-biking,  canyoning, pony-trekking, clay-pigeon shooting, quad-biking, white-water rafting, 4 x 4 driving...start planning now for what to try on your touring holiday.

EVENTS
There are events throughout the Autumn.  Drop in at the Autumn events;  Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland stage events at their castles, often something to illustrate its history, or spend a weekend at a music festival - and book your space on a caravan park nearby. 
 

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