14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon

I’d long wanted to go to Applecross in North West Scotland and needed a good excuse to visit.  So when I came across the Applecross Duathlon when researching adventure races it was an easy… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Geert, Mia and ‘Basilio’

  Geert and Mia live in Belgium and named their VW California ‘Basilio’ after their grandson, Basiel.  They settled on a Cali for its convenience and love the flexibility of being able to… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #11 – Try sea kayaking

I dipped my toes into the water so to speak when I bought myself an inflatable kayak a few years ago.  This seemed a fairly easy introduction to kayaking: relatively less expensive, no… Continue reading

Jon, Emily and their Bongo

Jon and Emily’s latest foray into camper vans has seen them move away from older VWs to a Mazda Bongo – a practical, well-specced and affordable option.  It helps when you’re mechanically-minded, and… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

When I added “Go on a kayak/camping trip” to my 14 for 2014 at the start of the year I had no idea how I was going to achieve it.  It just sounded… Continue reading

Happy Campers: Anita and ‘Gwyn’

  Anita and her growing family took the plunge and opted for a bespoke VW camper van conversion last year, which they helped design themselves.  They love the convenience of having the van… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #9 – Climb the Rois-Bheinn Horseshoe

The three Corbetts that make up the Rois-Bheinn Horseshoe – Sgurr na Ba Glaise, Rois-Bheinn and An Stac – have views that are perhaps unmatched across the whole of the Western Highlands.  While not… Continue reading

Campsite Review: Balloch O’Dee, Dumfries & Galloway

In a nutshell Where: Balloch o’ Dee, 6 miles west of Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.  Web:  www.ballochodee.com Tel: 07967 666 908 Cost: Tents £10/night.  Campervans £12/night.  Adults £2.50/night.  Children and dogs free.  Bothy £45/night.… Continue reading

Volksfling, Scotland’s VW show

I’ve attended Volksfling three times in the last four years, a great opportunity to be part of Scotland’s biggest VW festival.  It’s a good day out, lots to see and a laid back… Continue reading

The Kelpies at Falkirk – ‘Destination Art’

The Kelpies are now a familiar sight beside the M9 at Falkirk.  These two 30 metre-high sculptures by Andy Scott sit at a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal where it… Continue reading