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Glasgow to Fort William


The first stage of the trip will take you northwest to Fort William. For your first day of driving, I recommend that you visit Loch Lomond and spend the night here. Loch Lomond is the largest lake in the UK in terms of surface area. It is surrounded by the Trossachs National Park.


You can easily spend your entire vacation here, climbing many mountains and even taking a boat trip to the lake. We spent a day camping in the wild at the foot of Ben Lomond and then climbed the next morning.

Three Forests Way Campground in Scotland

From the top, you can enjoy the best views of the loch below. Or, you can camp overnight at Three Lochs Forest Drive Park. This is a one to two hour drive, but it is possible to camp overnight for free.

Loch Lomond, Scotland

This was one of the best drives of our entire trip, and the place where we spent the night was one of my three favorite campsites of the entire trip (see below).

After spending the night here, it was on to the charming seaside town of Auburn! There is an old tower that reminds me of a Roman amphitheater that is lit up at night and offers amazing water views.

Near Glencoe, Scotland

I recommend spending some time here during the day, but make sure you leave a few hours before dark to head north to Fort William. Take the longer circular route (A85/A82), which probably passes through the most naturally breathtaking part of Scotland we’ve seen. Eventually, it ends at Glen Coe, the best of the valleys.

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