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Campervan trip in April 2019

We are campervanning around Scotland in April from 16th to 30th. Planning on heading north to the top, across the top and down the west coast. Just not sure what to do about Easter as we don't really know where we'll be and have been told to book in caravan parks over this time. If we get stuck, can we just park somewhere without being told to move on in the middle of he night! We have a loo in the van so won't be going behind a bush or anything!
Do you have an idea on how long it may take us to go up to John O Groats from Edinburgh and across and back down to Kyle of Lochalsh, assuming we drive all day (leisurely) and only stay 1 night where we end up each evening?
Sorry this is so vague but no idea as to how far we can realistically drive in a day.


  • VisitScotlandCarolVisitScotlandCarol Member, Moderator
    Hi @Tassie_Duo388!

    Sounds like you've got a great trip planned and it should be a good time to see the country. Whilst you should avoid the peak season crowds, some parts of your route might still be fairly busy and I would recommend booking your sites in advance if at all possible, and certainly over the Easter weekend. 

    If you wish to try some wild campervanning you might find the following link useful:

    In order to divide your jouney up into manageable chunks it might be useful have an idea of what you would like to see and where you would like to stop and then play around with a route finder such as this:  As a starting point, your route from Edinburgh to Kyle of Lochalsh via John O'Groats and the north coast is 515 miles long and would take at least 12 hours if you drove non-stop. With two weeks however you should be able to take your time and enjoy the journey.

    Hope this helps and happy planning!
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