Mother nature paints in a brilliant palette of golds, reds and oranges, and there’s no better time to soak it all in. We continue our look at some of the best places to celebrate autumn in Scotland in a motorhome or campervan.
The Hermitage, Perthshire
Head to charming Perthshire in a campervan rental and take a wander around this landscaped, almost cathedral-like, wooded grove of towering trees overlooking the spectacular falls of the River Braan. Perched high above is the delightfully restored Georgian folly of Ossian’s Hall, the perfect spot from which to spy red squirrels and salmon leaping up the falls- quintessential Scotland. The Hermitage is open all year round and access is free of charge.
Killin, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in a campervan rental
Fuelled by the autumn rain, the Falls of Dochart, one of the most photographed in Scotland, make for a sound and sight spectacular as the water cascades over the rocks and under the bridge. Follow part of the 12-mile route from Killin to Ardtalnaig, along Scotland’s famous Rob Roy Way, for views over the head of Loch Tay towards the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers range.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Scottish Borders
Take in the fiery colours at Dawyck Botanic Garden as well as the autumn fruits; from acorns to crab apples, maple keys to fir cones and everyone’s favourites, the conkers produced by the horse chestnut trees. The Garden is a feast for all the senses; make sure to stop by the large Japanese Katsure tree to enjoy its gorgeous caramel scent.
Glentrool, Dumfries & Galloway campervan rental holiday
Wanderers can get lost amongst the trees for an hour or two and gaze out across the tranquil waters of Loch Trool. Part of Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first dark sky park, stay until night falls at Glentrool and wonder at the magic of a sky studded with thousands of stars. Glentrool is accessible at any time with Glentrool Visitor Centre open 10.30am until 4.30pm daily. There are plenty of beautiful spots to park your campervan rental, so all this majesty is right outside your door.