VW Campervan Hire Scotland

VW Camper to hire from Scotland and London

It’s now March 20th! This means that we’ve hit the March equinox. Why not celebrate the start of Spring with a VW Campervan adventure!

VW Campervan Hire Scotland

Finally, Winter is over, and we can start to look forward to some nicer weather. Theoretically nicer, anyway. Regardless, it’s the perfect time to start planning for a new adventure with a VW campervan hire in Scotland. Spring is a gorgeous time of year, so it would be a shame to miss out on the sights that the country has to offer. With a VW campervan hire from Rockin Vans, you can have the freedom to see what you want to see and do what you want to do. Best of all, you’ll have minimum limitations. No longer will you spend days agonizing over holidays plans, instead you can book a van with us and have the bespoke holiday you truly want.

In particular, we would recommend visiting the Scottish Highlands during the Spring. Many people hold off until the Summer to visit the Northern parts of Scotland. This is probably because they’re hoping for some sunshine. However, by doing so they are missing out on some absolutely stunning sights that are unique to this time of year. In Scotland, new life begins to shoot up as soon as the snow clears. Colourful flowers begin to blanket the rolling hills of the Highlands, and the crisp air brings about an almost cathartic reaction. Spring is a time of new begins. Why not begin it with a journey in a VW campervan hire?

Here at Rockin Vans, we’re passionate about campervans and motorhomes. We believe that a VW campervan is one of the best camper vehicles out there. In fact, the founders of Rockin Vans can vouch for this. They spent long breaks out in an orange classic VW campervan during their childhood. This has instilled a love for the vehicle, which is why it is a staple of the Rockin Vans rental range. Our VW campervan hires in Scotland offer both comfort and high performance. Due to their size and the pop top roof, they are able to perform superbly as cars. However, they also contain a comfortable double bed, a gas stove, a fridge, a shower and a toilet. You’ll have everything that you could possibly need to have a luxurious holiday.

Our main aim at Rockin Vans is to help our clients to have their own adventures and to create their own memories. You’ll only be able to explore the best that the country has to offer if you have the freedom to move freely. If you opt for a hotel and public transport, you are limited by schedules and ticket prices. This isn’t ideal. We want you to be able to travel where you want when you want. We have depots that offer VW campervan hires throughout Scotland. For more information, please feel free to get in contact. Our team would be happy to assist you!

Campervan Hire Ireland: St Patrick’s Day

Looking for an excuse to visit Ireland?
Why not go on the 17th of March for St Patrick’s Day!

Campervan Hire Ireland: St Patrick’s Day

It’s the middle of March already. Where has the time gone? We’re hopefully almost past the worst now in terms of weather. So, you can start planning for some fantastic journeys with your campervan. The first of this month already brought around a great reason to visit Wales, with St David’s Day. Now, there is the perfect reason to visit Ireland; St Partick’s Day. Ireland is a stunning country that is worth that little extra effort you have to make to get there. There is so much to see and do, that it would be a shame to miss out. Why not make use of our campervan hire in Ireland this March 17th?

Who is St Patrick?

A ‘patron saint’ is a heavenly advocate of a nation, craft, class or clan. They are regarded as guardians over a certain aspect of life. It is largely a religious concept. In the UK, we have four patron saints; one for each country. There is St Andrew for Scotland, St David for Wales, St George for England and St Patrick for Ireland. St Patrick is a huge part of Irish culture. In fact, you could easily argue that St Patrick is the most widely celebrated of the four patron saints of the UK. Believe it or not, he wasn’t actually Irish. Maewyn Succat was born in Britain about 400 AD. At age 16 he was supposedly captured by raiders during an attack on his families estate and held in Ireland for six years. Following his release, he eventually went back to Ireland to become a missionary. When he became a priest, he changed his name from Maewyn to Patricius, which is derived from the Latin term for ‘father figure.’

He is most well-known for teaching Christianity to the Irish. St Patrick travelled throughout Ireland, preaching the Gospel and converting many people to religion. If you google, ‘when was Ireland was converted to Christianity’, you’ll usually see 432 AD as the answer. According to legend, it was largely due to St Patrick. With your campervan hire in Ireland, you can travel throughout the country as he did. Only in a much for comfortable and luxurious fashion. He was thought to have died on March 17th 493 AD, which is why he is celebrated on this date.

Why should I visit Ireland on St Patrick’s?

Really, any time is the perfect time to make use of our campervan hire in Ireland. However, St Patrick’s Day is a particularly great period in which to go. This is purely due to the festive atmosphere and the many fantastic events spread throughout the country. If you fancy a trip to Dublin, they run a St Patrick’s Festival between the 14th and the 18th of March. Along with parades and music, you’ll also be treated to guided history walks, film screenings, singing workshops and what is being cited as, the world’s largest céilí. We all know the cliché; St Patrick day is known around the world has an opportunity to drink. Which isn’t great if you’re the designated driver. However, if you’re driving in our campervan hire in Ireland, you can still take part in the festivities. The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin runs tours on St Patrick’s day. It’s like drinking, without drinking. Really, we’d advise parking at the nearest camping location and using public transport if you fear you may be tempted. Alcohol or no alcohol, a visit to Ireland on St Patrick’s day can lead to some fantastic memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Why utilise a Campervan hire?

Travelling during a busy festival can be a total nightmare. There is no way you’ll be able to find access to a cheap hotel, and transport prices tend to skyrocket at every opportunity. A Rockin Vans campervan hire is ideal for this reason. You’ll be travelling in a convenient home away from home. You have the comfort of a hotel, combined with the convenience of a car. All of our campervans come equipped with a comfortable double bed, a shower, a toilet, a fridge and a 2 hob gas stove. You’ll have everything you need to make the most out of your trip. Rockin Vans have depots dotted throughout the United Kingdom. Sadly, we don’t have any in Ireland yet. Thankfully, a trip to Ireland is just a ferry away in our campervans.

Get in contact

So, if you fancy a trip to Ireland, why not go for St Patrick’s day? Our campervan hire in Ireland can allow you the freedom to explore Ireland at your leisure. For more information on our campervan rental, please feel free to get in contact. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Motorhome Rental UK

It’s not International Mother Language Day anymore, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t utilise a motorhome rental to enjoy the diversity of the UK!

Motorhome Rental UK

Budget VW Camper to hire from London Scotland Edinburgh

We couldn’t possibly ignore the two other countries that make up the United Kingdom. We’ve already had a look at the unique languages originated by England and Scotland, but Northern Ireland and Wales are fantastic locations with really distinctive dialogues. You don’t have to wait until the 21st of February next year to use a motorhome rental in the UK to explore the joys of language. Rockin Vans are always ready to go. Our motorhome rentals throughout the UK can allow you to have the freedom to explore some fantastic locations. You won’t have to worry about booking a hotel or travel, as you’ll be equipped with both.

Northern Ireland (Irish Gaelic, Ulster Scots)

Similar to Scotland, Northern Ireland is an English speaking country that comes with its own set of unique languages that are not as commonly spoken. Irish is native to the entirety of Ireland. That is to say, it’s not just Northern Ireland that lays claim to this almost lyrical language. Originally though, it was predominantly spoken throughout what is now known as Northern Ireland. According to the 2011 Census, only 3.7% of the population regard themselves as being fluent. However, similarly to Scottish Gaelic, there has been an increased interest in preserving Gaelic. This has been displayed through an increased focus on it being taught in schools. However, perhaps less known is the second language of Ireland; Ulster Scots. This is a dialect that is more specifically targeted to a group of people. It comprises of aspects of Scots, with the main difference being that it is spoken in Northern Ireland opposed to Scotland. Only 2% of the population claim to speak Ulster Scots.    

Now in terms of visiting, Ireland is a gorgeous country full of mythos and charm. From the busy streets of Belfast to the stunning hexagonal Giant’s Causeway, there is so much to be experienced. There are so some really interesting tourist attractions that people interested in literacy and history will enjoy. We believe that is a fantastic place to visit with a motorhome rental in the UK. In particular, we would recommend visiting the Titanic Experience in Belfast.  

Wales (Welsh/Cymraeg)

Last but certainly not least, we have Wales. Unlike the other countries throughout the United Kingdom, the main distinctive language of Cymraeg (or Welsh) is still relatively common. According to the 2011 census, 19% of the population of Wales are able to speak Welsh. Being that the language is potentially up to 4,000 years old, it is entirely plausible that Welsh is one of the oldest surviving languages throughout Europe. Similar to the variations of Gaelic throughout the isles, Cymraeg is a variation of the Celtic language. It has also had a similar journey in that it has somewhat fallen out of circulation. In fact, it almost became totally extinct in the 20th century as the numbers of speakers plummeted. It was revived by political campaigns back in the 1960s. The formation of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Cymraeg led to the eventual ‘Welsh Language Bill’ which gave it equal status to English in all public bodies. It is common for Welsh children to study Welsh until at least age 16.

Wales is a country that we think everyone should visit with our motorhome rental in the UK. We have a new Rockin Vans depot in Redditch that is only a three-hour drive away from Wales, meaning it is now easier than ever to take a trip to Wales. The classic location within Wales that we would recommend is Snowdonia. Who wouldn’t want to visit the fourteen majestic peaks? For fans of history and mythos, Snowdonia is featured heavily throughout the King Arthur legends. Wales is also home to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It is significantly easier to refer to it as Llanfair PG, but where is the fun in that? A visit to see that sign is alone worth it, nevermind the other stunning sights spotted throughout the country. 

Northern Ireland and Wales are just two more places to enjoy our motorhome rental for UK travel. For more information, please feel free to get in contact with one of our team.

Campervan Rental UK

Happy International Mother Language Day! Why not celebrate the diversity of language with a campervan rental in the UK?

Campervan Rental UK

Budget VW Camper to hire from Rockin Vans

Despite English being the most commonly spoken language in the sovereign state; Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland all come along with their own set of unique languages. Some are maybe less spoken than others, but all deserve to be preserved and celebrated. The UN has set the 21st of February as ‘International Mother Language Day.’ Like with any holiday, we like to view this as an opportunity to go on a jaunt around the United Kingdom. It’s there and ready with tons of opportunity for adventure, education and great memories. Why not celebrate the many great languages of our wee island with a Rockin Vans campervan rental in the UK?

Scotland (Scots, Scottish Gaelic)

The first country on our list and already we’ve stumbled into the dialect versus language debate. There are no set criteria to distinguish a language from a dialect and depending on what scholar you ask, you’re going to get a different answer. Is Scots technically a language? Debatable, but it’s our blog and we say yes for now. It’s generally regarded as a slight variation on English, but it does change depending on the region all of which have their own distinct dialects. The Scottish language is well known throughout the world. After all, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is used throughout the English-speaking world as a New Year’s Eve tradition. While you could celebrate by reading The Broons (Browns) comics, why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to take a trip throughout Scotland with your campervan rental in the UK? While there you can also get a taste of the easier to define language, Scottish Gaelic.

Maybe we’re a little bias, but we believe Scotland is a fantastic country in which to utilise a campervan rental in the UK. There is such a staggering variety of things to do and see, that it is an impossibility to see it all in one trip. You have the popular highland views and scenery, but then you also have a wide selection of distinct cities. For those wanting to get the most out of a shopping experience, Glasgow is the place to be. Alternatively, Edinburgh is an amazing city for history enthusiasts. In Scotland, there is something for everyone.

England (English)

According to the 2011 Census, 98% of people in the United Kingdom speak English. It is by far the most popular language in the region. If you can read this, you probably have at least a basic understanding of the nuance of the language and how it works. Just to give you some extra insight though; it’s a West Germanic language that was originated back in the 5th century by Anglo-Saxon settlers. Like with any language, it has developed throughout the years and older iterations are now regarded as being extinct. That is to say, you’re not going to be able to go to London in a campervan and then learn how to speak Old English.

England has some of the most iconic cities in the world. London is known internationally for its fashion, tourist attractions and shopping districts. If you’re looking for a painfully British experience, it’s a place that even people from the country need to visit. Who doesn’t want to have a tea near the Queen’s house? However, that’s not all that England has to offer. Despite not being as well known for it as Scotland and Ireland, England also has some absolutely stunning landscapes. It’s also the home of Stonehenge, the mysterious yet magnificent stone ring monument that is known globally. It’s a place you have to visit with your campervan rental in the UK.

Keep an eye out on our blog, where we’ll soon post a look at the offerings of both Wales and Northern Ireland!

It’s also worth noting that due to the freedom of movement that modernity has brought about, these countries aren’t just limited to the languages that we’ve listed here. We’re a diverse nation with many languages from around the globe, all of which should be celebrated.

To get the most out of International Mother Language Day, why not travel in a Rockin Van campervan rental in the UK. For more information, please feel free to get in contact.

Campervan Hire Wales: St David’s Day

Looking for an excuse to visit Wales?
Why not go on the 1st of March for St David’s Day!

Campervan Hire Wales: St David’s Day

The year is flying in. We’re now almost in March. Where has the time gone? Anyway, March is a fantastic month for travel. Well, any month is, but March also offers a great excuse to take a visit to Wales. St David’s day falls on the 1st of March and is a fantastic reason to take advantage of our campervan hire in Wales. It’s a gorgeous country to visit with an interesting and diverse culture. Not to mention, there are tons of things to see and do. Whether you’re looking for an adventure holiday or a visit to see some stunning world heritage sites; Wales has everything you could possibly want.

Who was St David?

To understand who St David is and why he gets a day dedicated to him, you need to be familiar with the concept of patron saints. According to Historic UK, a ‘Patron Saint’ is someone the nation “calls upon in times of great peril.” It’s also very religious based. The UK has four patron saints; St Andrew for Scotland, St for George for England and St Patrick for Ireland. St David is the patron saint of Wales. He is a big part of Welsh culture, but surprisingly little is known about his life. It is thought that he lived to be one hundred, but the first writing on his life only appeared five hundred years after his death so no one knows for certain. Supposedly, he came up with the idea of Welsh soldiers wearing a leek so as to distinguish them from the Saxon invaders they were combating with. The Welsh won the battle and St David was canonized by the Catholic church after his death. March 1st is now a national holiday as it regarded to be the date that he died.

Why should I visit Wales on Saint David’s?

We truly believe that St David’s day is a fantastic time to utilise our campervan hire in Wales. If you’re wanting a proper cultural experience in which you get to fully embrace Welsh mythos and tradition, it is the perfect time to go. In Wales, many people attend parades, church services or choral recitals in celebration. The National St David’s Day Parade in Cardiff is an event not to be missed. Here you’ll find a spectacle full of dragons and theatre, and apparently, the crowd gets together to sing the Welsh national anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.’ Plus, you’ll get to see a host of daffodils, as people usually wear them to commemorate the day. You can begin to leave Winter behind you and embrace the Spring. You seriously won’t find a better time to go.

Why use a Campervan hire?

Travelling can be a nightmare. Booking a hotel and trying to find a cheap mode of transport can seem impossible. That’s why a campervan hire in Wales is ideal. All of our campervans come equipped with a fully functional kitchen, a very comfortable bed and ample storage space. So, you get the luxury of a hotel combined with the travel capabilities of a car. No longer will you be constrained by booking websites. You’ll be free to come and go as you please.

Why use Rockin Vans?

The team at Rockin Vans are passionate about campervans and motorhomes. We are a business that started out as a hobby. One that we loved so much that we made it our lives. Most of our rental vehicles are converted in-house so that you can sure you’re travelling in a fantastic and reliable campervan. Our vans have been tried and tested by many highly satisfied customers over the years so we are confident that we offer a campervan service that delivers a great experience. While we don’t have a pick-up point directly in Wales, Rockin Vans are still a fantastic option You can collect one of our campervan hires for Wales travel from Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Birmingham or Redditch. Our new Redditch depot is only three hours away from Wales!

Contact Us

For more information on our Campervan hire in Wales, please feel free to get in contact. Our team will be delighted to help you. Alternatively, we do have an FAQ page on our website that can maybe help with any questions you may want to be answered.

Rent a campervan in Redditch – Rockin Vans newest depot

Rent a camper to travel to Wales

Rent a campervan in Redditch

Rockin Vans has opened a campervan and motorhome hire depot located in Redditch. This great new location will offer a mixture of 2, 4 and 6 berth motorhomes and campervans to hire. From Redditch there are many locations you are able to visit.

Rent a camper to travel to Wales

In your campervan you will be able to travel quickly to Brecon Beacons, in Wales as our location is just off the M42 motorway, just 15 miles south of Birmingham. From the wonderful Brecon Beacons you can then explore the fantastic and mountainous country of Wales.

Brecon Beacons Campervan Hire
Brecon Beacons Campervan Hire

Wales has 3 national parks, taking up 20% of its space. All within 3 hours of Rockin Vans Redditch Rental Depot. Pembrokeshire National Park is full of outstanding natural beauty, rugged coastline and full of wildlife. Snowdonia National Park is only 2 hours 40 minutes away from our depot in Wales. Within Snowdonia there is fantastic scenery and lots of activities, come rain or shine! The world’s longest Zipline is a great activity, as well as the largest underground cave system.

Snowdon National Park in a campervan
Snowdon National Park in a campervan

Heading south from the Redditch depot there is some fantastic scenery. Head into the Cotswolds for country pubs and true English countryside. Further south still, head to the Jurassic Coast, with Redditch only 3 hours away from this amazing coast in Bournemouth.  

Cotswolds Campervan Hire

The South East, has some wonderful little towns, full of independent and craft shops, as well as pubs and restaurants. Whitstable is only 3 hours away from our Redditch hire depot. The scenery here is lovely, don’t forget to try some of the famous Whitstable Oysters! 

Whitstable in a camper rental

The central location of our Redditch depot means that much of the wonderful UK countryside is within easy reach. Just pick up your campervan or motorhome and hit the road!

Campervan Hire Glasgow

VW Camper Hire for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Rockin Vans provides clients with a fantastic way to travel

Campervan Hire Glasgow

Budget VW Camper to hire from Rockin Vans London and Edinburgh

Campervans are fantastic. Seriously, we cannot rave about them enough. Imagine being able to travel around the UK without having to worry about hotels or travel. With a motorhome or campervan hire in Glasgow, both aspects are conveniently covered in one package. You will have the freedom to travel without any significant limitations. You can have the holiday you want, instead of one cobbled together from a list provided by a travel agent. Rockin Vans have a range of vehicles, drop-off points and travel deals so that we can help you tailor-make your ideal getaway.

Rockin Vans was founded out of a passion for campervans and motorhomes. We believe it is the best, most cost-effective way to have a bespoke holiday. You can do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it. You could visit Edinburgh and then decide on a whim to go to Inverness instead of continuing with your stay there. It makes for an easier, more liberating experience. It will also save you a ton of money. Each campervan comes with its own kitchen space so that you don’t have to spend every day of your holiday eating in expensive restaurants. You’ll be travelling comfortably in your own home away from home.

You may be concerned about the technicalities of it all. While you may be sold on the idea of our campervan hire, the unknown details might put you off. Trying something new can be scary; we get it. While we do have a frequently asked questions page that you can reference, we don’t mind emphasising the ease of our hire service again. The Rockin Vans service is meant to offer freedom to travel, not an intense sense of anxiety. You can pick up a campervan from anywhere; we bring it to you and do all the paperwork then and there. The only thing you need to plan is the drop-off. We currently have six locations spread throughout the United Kingdom. Two of them are particularly relevant to our campervan hire in Glasgow: Glasgow Central and Glasgow Airport. If you don’t fancy a trip to the dear green place, that’s alright. We also have drop-off points in Edinburgh, the West of Scotland, Birmingham and London. If you pick-up a van in Glasgow, you don’t need to drop it off back in the Glasgow location; we’re happy to offer one-way campervan rentals.

The campervan hire in Glasgow is a popular service. Rockin Vans are typically one of the first companies to become fully booked during the peak seasons. For this reason, we recommend getting in contact with us sooner rather than later so as to avoid disappointment. For those wanting to save a little bit of money, we do also have campervan relocation deals running throughout the year. This involves specific pick-up and drop-off locations during set periods for greatly reduced rates. This means that you could have one of our fantastic campervan hires for as little as £5 per night. These deals change every week, so it is worth keeping an eye on our page. For more information on this or our other campervan hire deals in Glasgow, please feel free to get in contact. Our team will be delighted to hear from you!

Campervan Hire Scotland

Mini Camper to hire from Scotland and London

Rockin Vans offers a fantastic way to travel with our Campervan Hire in Scotland

Campervan Hire Scotland

Now more than ever, people are able to experience the world through the eyes of another. Social media allows us a unique glimpse into life around the globe, and it is a gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted. However, we believe that 2019 should be the year of travel. We don’t even necessarily mean for travel out of the country either. Scotland has so many fantastic spots to check out that most people living here don’t even consider. Why spend a lot of money travelling abroad when there is so much to see right here. Rockin Vans offer a campervan hire in Scotland so that you can check out all that our fantastic country has to offer.

You may be asking yourself; why would I spend money on a campervan hire in Scotland rather than on plane tickets? Well, not only is it significantly cheaper, but a campervan holiday allows for a personalised experience. You can tailor-make yourself the perfect holiday. No longer will you be held to the whims of a travel agent, now you can choose where you go and for how long. You can choose what activities you really want to do and what you can afford to skip.

Stunning Landscapes and Natural Wonders

Do you want to go on a holiday where you see some of the more stunning natural landscapes in the country? No bother, with your campervan hire in Scotland, you can drive up North and sleep among the stars and rolling hills. There are a couple of places that we would definitely recommend. Fort William is the gateway to Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom. If you manage to make it to the top, you are treated to some of the most gorgeous sites you will see anywhere. We do recommend that you take this one on during the peak of Summer, as mist does have an annoying habit of hindering the view.

Don’t want to climb? That’s alright. Fort William and the surrounding areas have some other fantastic sites to behold. Why not take a visit to the West Highland Line? It connects Glasgow with Mallaig and Oban and has been voted the most scenic railway in the world twice. However, the best part has to be the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter film series, it’s a structure that you won’t want to miss seeing.

Tons of Activities and Experiences

Perhaps you don’t want to sightsee or hike. That’s fine. There is a lot more to Scotland than just natural wonders and challenging walks. We’ve been blessed with a ton of fantastic attractions that you don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy. From the creepy to the historic, we have a number of activities to do and attractions to visit that will entertain anyone regardless of age or background.

For those horror fans out there, Edinburgh is the place to be. The Old Town is an undeniably creepy area, despite its majestic historic features. There are so many horror tours that run throughout the city, that you would have to stay a month to experience them all. Best all, a load of them are totally free. If you’re wanting a really chilling experience, you could take a visit to Mark King’s Close, a 17th-century street that was locked under Edinburgh’s streets after it became inundated with plague victims.

Not everyone likes horror-filled holidays and that is understandable. We have a range of museums that feature less gruesome exhibits, some of which are fantastic for children as they allow you to interact and fully immerse yourself in the experience. We would recommend that all sea life lovers get themselves down to the Deep Sea Life near Edinburgh and to the Sea Life in Loch Lomond Shores in their campervan hire in Scotland. Both offer some fantastic interactive exhibits that both adults and children will love.

Rockin Vans Campervan Hire

Here at Rockin Vans, we’ve been hiring motorhomes and campervans in Scotland for a number of years. We truly believe that a travelling hotel is the best way in which to explore the country without limits. You won’t have to worry about booking hotels or train tickets, you can use our rental vans to explore at your heart’s content. For more information, please feel free to get in contact. You can also visit our blog for more ideas on things to see while you’re travelling around the country.

Long Hikes With Your Adventurer Motorhome Hire: Scotland

ADVENTURER motorhome to hire from Rockin Vans

Long Hikes With Your Adventurer Motorhome Hire: Scotland

 

Not everyone can afford to go on holiday abroad with their groups of friends. That’s okay, there are other options out there. Here at Rockin Vans, we know you can have a great time right here in Scotland. There are some fantastic long hikes that you can endeavour to complete with your friend group. If you want to save some money on travel and accommodation, a motorhome is a perfect home away from home. You can travel in comfort with up to four friends in our Adventurer motorhome hire in Scotland. It’s one of our larger vans, meaning you can bring as much equipment as is required to complete some of the more difficult trails throughout the country.

Scotland has blessed its residents with a number of stunning natural locations to visit and explore. We’ve selected a small number of long hikes that we feel are particularly worthwhile. By going to these awesome locations with one our Adventurer motorhome hires in Scotland, you’ll be making memories that’ll last for a lifetime in a comfortable travelling hotel.

Cateran Trail

We’ll start with a doozy of a walk. The Cateran Trail takes its name from the deadly band of cattle thieve known as the Caterans. They brought terror and bloodshed to the Highlands between the 1300s and the 1600s. You could say that the walk brings about similar feelings to overly ambitious walkers. Rather than a day trip, this one is a commitment. Sixty-five miles of great mountain views, moors and glens await those who attempt this walk. It’ll take you about five or six days at a leisurely pace. So, for those wanting a more challenging hike, this is perfect. The Cateran Trail is a circular loop that begins and ends in Blairgowrie, so you can drop in and out wherever you want. You’re never further than seven miles away from a village on the trail. This means that less experienced walkers can get a taste of the epic views from the full walk, without knackering themselves. It’s a relatively easy hike, distance aside. With your motorhome, you can opt to start at the official beginning or travel to whichever point you want conveniently.

The Borders Abbeys Way

Abbeys Way is a fantastic hike for those who like architecture and history. Walkers are treated to a long one hundred and seven-kilometre trek through some of the oldest historic abbeys in the country, hence the name. It was in fact developed around the four ruined Border Abbeys. While they are now abandoned, they are now stunning monuments to the monks who lived there throughout the 12th and 16th centuries. It’s compromised of five stages: Selkirk, Melrose, Kelso, Hawick and Jedburgh. You’ll travel through oodles of idyllic postcard-worthy villages and pass scenic rivers in Tweed and Teviot. Thankfully there are a lot of interesting things to visit on the route, as the entire thing could you between five or six days. With your Adventurer motorhome hire in Scotland, you could skip entire sections if you had less time, but still get a look at all the interesting sites. It’s entirely up to yourself.

The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way

This particular ninety-kilometre trek has been named as one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance routes. Originally devised by James McLuckie, the trail runs the length of the Cowal peninsula. You start off at Portavadie and end your journey at Inveruglas within Loch Lomond Shores. Anyone who chooses to make this hike is treated to forests, hill-passes, shores of sea-lochs and stunning waterfalls. According to the ‘walkhighlands’ website, it’ll take you about twenty-nine hours. Three or four days at the very least, but again, shorter if you utilise the Adventurer Motorhome hire. Scotland is home to a number of fantastic quieter routes and this is one of the best. You have all the scenery of the more popular highland locations, without the abundance of tourists. It’s a long hike that we would definitely highly recommend.

The Cape Wrath Trail

If you’re really wanting to bond with four friends in one of our Adventurer motorhomes for hire in Scotland, why not really go for it. Who wants to go on a stunning four-day journey, when you could go on an epic two-week trek? To call it ‘long-distance’ is a tad of an understatement. This walk involves travelling from Fort William, all the way to the most northwestern point of mainland Britain in Cape Wrath. It’s a lot more difficult than the others on the list, purely because it isn’t officially marked. Three hundred and forty-eight kilometres await those who attempt this difficult hike, but it’s more than worth it. You’ll be rewarded with magnificent landscapes and the prestige of being able to say that you completed it. We do advise that you do extensive research before embarking on this hike.

Completing a long hike in on of our Adventurer motorhome hires in Scotland is the perfect way to see the best that Scotland has to offer while bonding with friends or family. You won’t be in discomfort either, as Rockin Van’s motorhomes are luxurious and spacious. They contain everything you need to have the perfect home away from home. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Our team will be happy to help!

Rockin Vans opening new Birmingham depot and showroom

Rockin Vans opens new Birmingham campervan hire depot and campervan showroom

New Rockin Vans Birmingham Depot

Rockin Vans is pleased to announce the launch of its newest campervan hire depot in Birmingham. You will be able to collect your motorhome or campervan rental from our depot 15 minutes away from Birmingham airport, just outside Redditch. Our Birmingham depot will also have a large campervan showroom for any campers that we have for sale.

From our Birmingham depot you will be able to explore many of the local attractions.

Snowdon National Park is located just 3 hours away through wonderful Welsh scenery. Here you can have a go on the world’s longest zipline, and bounce in the underground trampoline park.

Closer to home the Cotswolds is just a short 1 hour drive away from our Birmingham camper hire depot. In the Cotswolds explore wonderful English scenery and check out the incredible local pubs. The Cotswolds Wildlife Park is a great day out for the kids.

If the ocean is more your scene, you are only 3 hours to the wonderful Dorset coast. Make sure you visit the awesome hippie towns of Bournemouth. And the more remote location of Lulworth Cove. Both will give you the full experience of the wonderful English coast.

If you are wanting to head further in your campervan hire, why not book a one-way rental. Rockin Vans has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. You are able to collect your campervan from our Birmingham offices and drop off in Scotland. Meaning you can explore the full length and breadth of the country. Check out our other blogs on what to do in Scotland.