Autumn Colour Camping Road Trip in Scotland

Autumn is perhaps the most beautiful time of year and is a wonderful time to enjoy a camping road trip to some of the most wild and stunning natural environments of the UK. There are plenty of places to enjoy autumn leaf colour in the UK but it could be said that Scotland's ancient forests offer some of the best destinations for this time of year. A camping road trip is the perfect way to gain access to these breathtaking locations, whether you prefer to camp in a tent, motorhome or caravan.

Stirling is a great place to begin your road trip. From there, make your way into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Here you can enjoy the lovely colours of the leaves as you make your way up to Callandar and on to the banks of Loch Tay.

The Loch Tay Forest Park offers plenty of opportunities for camping and hiking through woodland and forest and the autumn colour will only improve as you make your way northwards to the viewpoints on the banks of Loch Tummel.

Loch Tummel and the neighbouring Loch Rannoch offer plenty of lovely places to linger a while. After you have spent some time exploring the wealth of walking trails there, cross over eastwards towards Pitlochry. Head northwards to the Cairngorms and enjoy the woodland around Aviemore and Coylumbridge before cutting back down from through Perthshire towards Crieff.

From the area around Crieff, detour to Dollar Glen, where atmospheric Castle Campbell is reached through delightful woodland, before returning to Stirling to complete your road trip.

There are of course plenty of campsites and wild camping locations that you can enjoy along this route and plenty of additions that could be made to this route, and should be made if you have the time. Those with more time on their hands should definitely extend the route to take in the stunning coastal oak woods as you make your way out onto the Ardnamurchan peninsula, on the west coast.

Autumn colour can be truly inspiring and can really lift the spirits as we descend into the colder months to come. Take a camping road trip to make the most of the season and set you up for the winter to come.