Neil Greentree tests the Swift Basecamp in Scotland

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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.

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