We left for Scotland on the 8th May despite the vans oil change warning lights flashing and telling me it needed a service which according to me it wasn't due for one but according to the engine computer it was.
This was more or less our route, about 1500 miles.
We stopped off in Lancaster for a night to break the journey, after a horrible trip along the M5 & M6 which were full of roadworks. After Lancaster we moved on to just outside Glasgow for 2 nights to have a look around the City. Its a big sprawling city and as we were only there for a day the best way to see it all was on the Hop on Hop off Tourist bus. These are really good if you just want a flavour of the place, and as the name implies you can stop off wherever you like. This was the day where I forgot my camera and didn't even use my phone camera. There are always interesting places in any city and Glasgow does have some interesting architecture but its very similar to many.
After Glasgow went to Loch Lomond for 3 days. It rained on the first day and that after that we had no rain for the rest of the trip, just amazing weather. Its 20 odd miles long and the largest inland water in the UK.
From here we had a fantastic scenic drive to Fort William and Ben Nevis. The campsite was in Glen Nevis surrounded by the Ben Nevis range and was definitely the best site on the trip.
Still snow on the peaks and not just Ben Nevis.
It was a couple of miles walk from the campsite into Fort William and a good route through Glen Nevis.
I'll leave it for now in case of "overload" and do another post later.