A Motorhome called Myrtle

by Laurence & Stevie Barber

Welcome to the travels of a little motorhome called Myrtle, she is 6m long with a cycle rack on the back. We bought her in 2010 with 14000 miles on the clock.  We have been to Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and we are still loving the freedom that comes with a Motorhome

The background image on these pages is of the river estuary on the south west coast of Portugal called Villa Nova de Milfontes

Camping - your choices

Maybe you like the full on campsite experience with shower block and dog walking areas, they often have an assortment of pitches ranging from no electric hook up - to hook up, your own water supply and waste water outlet. Or maybe you go for the CL campsite with only 5 pitches, a bit more peace and quiet, they tend to be much cheaper as you don't usualy get all the extras. Then there are stopovers in places like pub car parks (Britstops), Fine if you like a drink or want someone else to cook. Click on the choices left for the full list of camping options

Glen Etive

If you like remote places then drive up Glencoe towards Rannoch Moor and when the road levels off on the top you will find a small road on the right C1094 to Glen Etive. The "Glen Etive Road" follows the River Etive down to the Loch and it is a single track road (7 miles long) with passing places and a few parking spots on the side of the road. The location was used in the latest "Bond" film (2014). At the bottom is a small car park where you will have to turn around and come back up.

"Travel broadens the behind"

We have stayed in the Glen twice now and it is about as peaceful as it can get. There are a herd of Red Deer in the Glen and the river has a few places where people swim. I believe there is the wreckage of a small plane on the hillside somewhere.

glen etive

Glen Etive, Scotland

Glen Loy (B8004)

Another remote spot for a bit of wild camping, the sign below is posted at the entrance and says it all, someone had been using it for target practise so I had to doctor it in Photoshop so you could read it. Not quite on a par with Glen Etive but still peaceful and not so well known.

Glen Loy sign
Entrance sign to Glen Loy

Glen Loy
Glen Loy, with Fort William due south