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Honeymoon road trip advice

Hello! Me and my husband have planned a couple of weeks exploring the Western side of Scotland for our honeymoon in July. We were initially going to do a couple of nights in the Galloway forest area, a couple in Loch Lomond then on to Fort William, Skye, Gairloch and then down via Glasgow (back towards the Lake District then home to Todmorden). It did end up looking like a lot of driving on the way back down, plus BnBs were getting booked up very quckly.

We are now rethinking and quite fancy camping and essentially still doing the galloway forest and Loch lomond (at some point in the trip) but also doing more of the islands such as Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull and Skye. 

Does anyone have advice as to the best way to do this and whether there is anything to bear in mind in terms of island hopping ferry days/routes?

I also fancied going on a whale watching trip for Gairloch but if we don't make it up there, are there any from get to Skye?

Also is camping as easy as it sounds in these places? 

Any other advice, ideas, recommendations gratefully received!


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  • Thank you so much for the advice! Will spend the evening checking out all the links and ferries. 

  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Forgot to give you the biggest tip of all, when you come into Scotland buy a anti-midge cream. Midges are small flea like insects that can be a nightmare to deal with due to their bites. The 2 main brands are Smidge & Avon Skin-so-soft. The only campsite from the list above I had a major midge problem with was at Loch Lomond, the rest of these campsites were devoid of any midges during June. If there are midges at your campsite, make sure you get in & out of your tent quick :wink:
    I'm Anirudh, an Indian travel blogger who has explored a lot of Scotland by public transport. My blog. Find me on Facebook | Instagram

    Best of Scotland in 1 week itinerary (fully by public transport)

    My Scotland travels (includes EdinburghSkye, HarrisMullArranOrkneyLoch Lomond, Islay, Oban, DunoonSpeyside)

  • Ah yes had heard about the midge issue! We used the Avon skin soft in Turkey to guard against mosquitos so hopefully it will work for us in Scotland too!
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