Haggis Hunt Day 5 – Glenelg to Big Sand (via Applecross)

After a brisk start to the day, we decided to travel some local byways and see some of the beautiful sights.  The Applecross pass (Bealach na ba) was very impressive – as we reached the summit, the fog hit us and visibility was just a few feet. I’m sure the view from the top is…

Haggis Hunt Day 4 – Muir of Ord to Glenelg (via Skye)

Day 4, and the plan was to stay at the Dunvegan Camp Site on Skye. I’m sure that Sky is wonderfully beautiful, when you can see it!  As we turned up to the camp-site, the tents that were there were blowing around quite spectacularly and the rain was literally sideways, so we decided to head…

Haggis Hunt Day 3

A beautiful day travelling through the Cairngorm mountain ranges. After a brief stop at the Glen Muick spittal we visited the Glen Ord distillery for a tour and a taste of their Singleton whisky.

Day 2 Haggis Hunt

Some beautiful scenery around The Queen’s backyard, we travelled through the Cairgorm National Park. The weather has been on and off all day – as we travelled through Glenbrittle, the misty rain was so thick, you could barely see the road edge. Some sunny spells later and we are chilling by the fire after dinner…

Day 2 Haggis Hunt – lunch at Dalnaglar Castle.

After a warm, but wet start to the day, we had an unfortunate brake problem (all sorted at the side of the road by Colin). Thankfully, we encountered Jean’ s Baker van – cakes and drinks later we went happily on our way to our lunch spot.   The roads are stunning and the scenery…

Dutch Oven BBQ Chicken Parcels

You can make these beauties before hand and cook them straight on the coals if you prefer. This recipe is for an 8l Dutch Oven (we used also used a 4l on top because we had 9 to cook) Layer veggies in a foil parcel (cherry tomatoes, baby corn, mange tout, courgettes, peppers etc) and…

Haggis Hunt Day 1 (afternoon).

After a beautiful lunch spot, we trotted up the A1 to Dunbar, where we had chicken parcels (recipe to follow) and a camp fire on the beach. Dutch ovens did sterling work banging out 9 teas, and we got to see a beautiful moon rise, stunning views of the Perseid meteor shower and a glorious…

The Haggis Hunt Day 1

After a leisurely start, we stopped for lunch just north of Alnwick. A few miles from the A1, a bit of byway driving and we arrived for lunch.

Wild Camping

A throwaway comment on Facebook this week got me thinking. The thread was about irresponsible motorhome owners who leave a mess (tipping ELSAN waste over walls, leaving rubbish, destroying bothies). I linked the advice we give to our members. In response, another commentator criticised the mention of loo roll in the post and as a “proper”…

Robin Hood Overlanders Decals

Lots of you have been asking about the stickers on the various RHOL vehicles.You can purchase them here…  DECALS from just £1, they are great value.    Club members taking trips receive their coveted black oval and a country (or countries) sticker with the year we visited on as part of their trip cost. Ask…

Vehicle preparation for longer trips.

As we are about to embark on a 2 week journey around the Scottish Highlands we carry out some specific checks on the vehicle on Alice before we leave. Before any long journey we always check all fluid levels and particularly; engine oil change diff oil change (front and rear) check gear-box and transfer box…

Lasagne Soup Recipe

Here’s one of our favourite Dutch Oven recipes – one pot Lasagna soup. We serve this with garlic bread and it serves 6 people. INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, finely diced 625g lean minced beef 2 red peppers, finely diced 2 tins chopped tomatoes 2 tins cream of tomato soup 3 tbsp oregano 3 tbsp basil…