Here at Rennie Motorhomes, we specialise in providing motorhomes for hire in Scotland, and so many of our valued clients are likely to be using their motorhomes within this beautiful part of the UK. If you choose to take your motorhome on a camping trip around Scotland, then you are extremely privileged, as Scotland is one of the few places in the UK which lets you pitch up camp almost anywhere. Providing you follow the regulations and are situated on unenclosed land, wild camping in Scotland is actually legal in most areas.
However, just because you can park your motorhome almost anywhere within the Scottish wilderness doesn’t mean that you relinquish all your responsibilities, and it is still essential to go about your motorhome holiday in an eco-friendly manner. The Scottish government is currently in the process of implementing far stricter rules and regulations for activities like recycling, so the prevailing mood is clearly one that is prioritising environmental care. With that in mind, here are a few tips to ensure that your idyllic motorhome wanderings are as ‘green’ as possible.
Choose a Proper Campsite (if Possible)
Motorhome owners have the luxury of setting up relatively spontaneous camp in Scotland, but if you can cause your ramblings to coincide with a proper campsite then do so. Such areas will be used to motorhome holidaymakers, and will be adequately prepared for their presence. Largely abandoned areas can easily be damaged by an over-enthusiastic motorhome owner, and you can also find yourself caught out if you stray onto one of the restricted locations as well. Real campsites largely remove both personal and environmental worries, so use them if you can. Being as static as you can also minimises disruption. Although this fact doesn’t have to confine your approach, if you’re able to drive a long distance and then set up camp for a lengthy stretch, it will be less detrimental than ‘butterflying’ between as many different sites as possible.
Dispose of Everything Properly
Non-disposable items are certainly best when camping, as an abundance of disposable items can create problems. When people go camping, it can be very tempting to just dispose of rubbish by storing it outside their tent; even if the arrangement is only temporary. In a motorhome, the temptation is even more prevalent, as bin bags outside a motorhome won’t disturb you with bad odours, won’t take up space, and will remain largely undisturbed. Or so you thought. This last point is gravely mistaken, as refuse has the tendency to attract an array of curious animals, and such creatures will be only too happy to scatter your litter around a wide area as they search through it. So, whether you’re on a campsite or an isolated patch of land, keep your rubbish secure. It goes without saying that you should also not deliberately throw your rubbish away either, as well as not emptying or wasting water on the ground around your parking area; Scotland is a beautiful place, so let’s keep it that way!
Enjoying the freedom that a motorhome brings is a fantastic way to spend your time, but do make sure that you’re doing so responsibly. We offer affordable motorhome hire in Scotland to make motorhome holidays as accessible to everyone as we can, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.