Travels in Our Motorhome – RV66 ORG – Autotrail Imala 736G- occupants - two adults of a certain age
First night in Scotland – Strathclyde Country Park
After stopping at Tebay and then Tesco close to J46 we were well stocked up and ready for our Scotland adventure to begin.
Our first stop was Strathclyde Country Park. This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club site – non-members welcome. The site and its facilities are all up to the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s usual high standards.
We have used this site on a few occasions. It is very close to the M74 and very easy and convenient place to stop when travelling from the south. Great
It is very close to the M74 and the traffic noise is constant day and night. Sadly, it is noisy. Not so Great.
But there are advantages. First - a Toby Carvery is just a short walk from the site entrance. Not Haute Cuisine certainly, but a choice of tasty roast joints, Yorkshire puds and an amazing choice of vegetables, vegetarian option, all for a very reasonable price. Drinks also reasonably priced. We don’t self-cater when we are here.
Second – really convenient for getting into Glasgow. Don’t think of driving. Get a very cheap taxi to Bellshill Station – just a few minutes’ drive and then an equally cheap train journey into Glasgow centre. The trains are quite frequent as well.
Strathclyde Country Park has a very interesting history and has been created on land that was once part of the grounds of Hamilton Palace. The Dukes of Hamilton, like many others exploited the coal that was under their land. My Scottish forebears were coal miners and since researching my family history I have become interested in Scotland’s history in general and its industrial heritage in particular. This link tells you all about the Dukes of Hamilton and what happened to Hamilton Palace This is a link to information about the country park today.