Where shall we go on holiday? Travelling with a caravan means you have the entire UK to choose from in terms of travel destinations, your only constraint being how far you are prepared to travel!
With this in mind, we have put together our top destinations with some closer than others to help you plan your caravan holiday for 2017. But don’t linger, some of the top sites do get booked up well in advance of the caravan season.
The Lake District
The Lake District is always a popular choice with its’ beautiful scenery and stunning views. From soaring mountains to sparkling lakes and tranquil valleys there is plenty to inspire you. Lake Windemere is a must visit but most of the lakes do offer water sports whilst there are plenty of cycle paths and walking routes around the lakes to enjoy as well. The area has many caravan parks and you can choose remote secluded sites or ones close to the main tourist attractions. Please do research the routes you are planning to take through the area throughly and do not rely on the SatNav, there are tight corners, narrow lanes and steep gradients in this part of the country which can be tricky to manoeuvre with a caravan and we wouldn’t want you getting stuck!
In Cornwall it’s all about the coast and the sea. If you’re a surfer, then this the ultimate UK destination for you with surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing all catered for. There are sweeping sandy beaches to enjoy or secluded coves to explore or perhaps you’d enjoy the sea angling or boat trips on offer. If you’d like to take in some culture then how about enjoying some Shakespeare at the Minnack Theatre? This area has also grown in popularity following Poldark with many people inspired by the scenery and the history of the tin mines. Looking at the caravan sites in the area, you could chose one near the beach listening to the sound of the waves or one in the quiet countryside and enjoy the tranquility.
The New Forest
The New Forest is the most popular national park in the UK, first recognised 900 years ago when King William the Conqueror set it aside as his hunting ground. Still with an abundance of wildlife today it is a joy to visit with walking and cycling paths covering the 219 square miles of the park. The are some beautiful villages in the area as well as horse riding and golf for the more sporty amongst us! If it’s motoring you’re interested in then the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu is the place to go with its’ vast display of vintage, historic and famous vehicles. The caravan sites in the area are often booked well in advance so do plan your trip and ensure you have chosen and booked your site beforehand.
Further afield, Wales is a fantastic place to visit with plenty for visitors to enjoy. There are three national parks, five areas of outstanding natural beauty and 870 miles of coastal paths. There is plenty of history to be discovered with Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age sites as well as 600 castles! The Snowdonia National Park is breathtaking and you don’t have to walk if that’s not your cup of tea as there is a mountain train to take you to the top. Portmerion is also worth visiting as this very pretty tiny village is built in the Italian style and quite a sight to behold. There are many caravan sites to choose from across the country and again it is worth checking your route when booking a site as some of the mountains and hills can be very steep and challenging if you’re towing.
If you’d like more advice on travelling with your caravan and ideas for sites and places to go, please come in and have a chat with our team of friendly professionals; we’ve 80 years of experience and can help you with the perfect getaway.