Neil Greentree tests the Swift Basecamp in Scotland

Loading the player ...

Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Neil Greentree tests the Swift Basecamp in Scotland

Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park
Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Friday, 10, Mar 2017 07:24

by Tom Leaning

In the first part of this Basecamp series of videos, Neil Greentree and his son take Swift's Basecamp caravan up to the heart of the Scottish wilderness to test how it can adapt to harsh winter conditions while accommodating holidaymakers who enjoy outdoor sports.

After the long journey up to Scotland, Neil sets up camp in the middle of the Cairngorms National Park and reviews how the Basecamp holds up to the conditions and the surrounding environment.

If you've holidayed in Scotland or even in the Cairngorms National Park with your leisure vehicles, please tell us about your experiences in the comment section below.

Related stories

What are Telescopic caravans and motorhomes?

Is this the future of caravanning or even motorhoming?

Right now, most of the news in the caravan and motorhome world is focusing on how best to use your leisure vehicle all year round or during our long winter months. But whilst us Brits are out enjoying ourselves the French are being industrious.

New CAMC report reveals over 16 million touring trips expected by 2030

The number of touring trips where the main form of accommodation is camping or caravanning will rise by six per cent

Caravan and motorhomers with a thirst for adventure and sense of freedom will lead to an increase in the number of caravan and motorhome holidays, according to an Inspiring Adventure Report published this week by the newly renamed Caravan and Motorhome Club.

New luxury glamping resort to showcase latest in natural swimming pool design

The Love2Stay resort is being developed by Salop Leisure

A new luxury £4 million touring and glamping resort near Shrewsbury, with a state-of-the-art natural swimming pool at the heart of the development.

Scottish economy reaps benefits from Caravan Club members

Caravan Club members spent £37 million off-site when in the Scottish region in 2016

The Scottish economy saw a significant increase in growth thanks to the off-site spending of members of The Caravan Club during 2016, according to recent report.

Why do not more people motorhome in Winter?

The CaravanTimes production team traveled this month from London to East Yorkshire

I recently took our CaravanTimes production team on location to East Yorkshire, to investigate what motorhoming in deepest, darkest winter was really like.

5 New Year Resolutions for Caravan owners in 2017

New Year Resolutions for Caravan Owners in 2017

To prepare you all properly for the year ahead, CaravanTimes has asked some Caravan and Motorhome experts to recommend Five New Year Resolutions to promise yourselves this year, to make your 2017 as good as it can be!

5 Brands Under One Banner With Travelworld At The NEC

This may be Travelworlds most impressive NEC line up to date

It seems like every time I have a look at industry news there is an update about the ongoing success that Travelworld are experiencing. We spoke to the guys at the Dusseldorf Salon where they had some teaser style announcements ahead of the October NEC show. Now we are at the show we can get a good look at their brand new models and find out what brand they have just added to their already impressive portfolio.

Prima Touring Essentials At The NEC

Check out Prima this week at the NEC for some show exclusive deals

The NEC is a huge show with an even wider range of products, offer and prizes available. No matter what you are looking for the Motorhome and Caravan show will have it and you are more than likely to find your perfect touring essentials on the Prima Leisure stand.

Meeting Truma And Their Exclusives At The NEC

Shoe exclusives with Truma at the NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show

A caravan or motorhome is only as good as the tech you find under the chassis, I mean it's where you eat, sleep and relax. So with that in mind we caught up with the Truma team this week at the NEC to find out what they are presenting at this year's October NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show.

The Benefits Of Being A Caravan And Motorhome Club Member

Members with benefits via The Club at the NEC

The Caravan and Motorhome Club are a true membership organisation and as well as providing insurance and an impeccable site membership they work to leverage the buying power of there over 1 million members to get some excellent deals for members.

Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

At CaravanTimes we recently had a Benimar Tessoro 483 on test for a couple of weeks. We have done just over 2000 miles in the Tessoro and tested in various ways - as you will find out in our inspiration features coming up. But before we give you some ideas of where and why you should use a motorhome like the Tessoro we wanted to bring some information on the Tessoro range and the very interesting 483.

Bristanbul Video Documentary Part 1

Part one of the documentary is here

So as most of our readers will know, the CaravanTimes team were lucky enough to be part of Bailey of Bristols, Bristol to the Bosphoros trip. Travelling 21 countries in 21 days the team did a fantastic job to take the 2 caravans and motorhome cross-continental.

In pictures: testing the new Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 to the extreme

Caravan Times' Favourite Adventure Couple, Simon & Faye, CHeck out the new Autotrail V-line

This weekend however, we decided to test out how sporty the Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 really is.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.