The Scottish Highlands can provide you with a remote sense of escape that few other places in the UK offer. When you arrive at Fort William, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking scenery and a brooding atmosphere that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. A solo road trip can be one of the best ways to tackle a holiday in the Highlands. Read on to find out how to plan the perfect solo road trip here.
If you are arriving in Scotland by bus, aeroplane or train, the next step to consider is how you’ll travel around the Highlands. Ideally, you’ll be able to rent a car to give yourself the freedom to visit any destination you want, whenever you want. Just ensure you take out temporary car insurance to give you peace of mind and the safest of travels.
It’s difficult to navigate around unfamiliar roads – and it’s even harder in the Highlands. As such, you should bring along a portable charger for your phone as well as a road map. This can ensure that you never get lost, and it can help you find hidden gems on the way.
Dealing with the sun
During summer, it can get warm with clear skies. Even if it doesn’t feel that hot, you’ll still be at risk of sunburn and potentially heat stroke. But by packing sunscreen, a hat, and by taking rest breaks in the shade you should be equipped to deal with the sun.
Dealing with the rain
Regardless of the season, you’re also likely to deal with rain in the Highlands. It’s advisable to pack waterproofs and grippy hiking boots to make sure that you’re able to continue to explore the landscape in a downpour.
It’s important to ensure you have energy when you’re in the Highlands. You’ll most likely be having to get through plenty of walking – including many long and steep hills. To get the most out of your solo travel you’ll need to eat well outside of meals. Ensure that you bring plenty of snacks to help you refuel when you’re on the go.
Solo travel around the Highlands can be incredibly rewarding. You’ll be taking in some spectacular sights, while also getting plenty of exercises done. And by following the advice above, you should be all set to enjoy a refreshing and invigorating trip.