So, now you’re the proud owner of your first motorhome, have just upgraded to a new one, or are already on the verge of making that investment. There’s just one question left – where can you go to fully enjoy the benefits of your second home on wheels?
One of the great things about the UK, of course, is that the rich diversity and beauty of these isles means that you are likely to be spoilt for choice. But here are just a few motorhome destinations to inspire your choice.
If you’re English, any foray north of the border takes you to a whole new country – culturally, historically and scenically.
The wide-open spaces, the rugged moorlands and mountains, stunning lochs, coastline and outlying islands are perfect for exploring in your motorhome.
You don’t even need to venture very far into Scotland to find the other-worldly, fairy tale magic of a castle on the south coast of Ayrshire at Culzean. The Camping and Caravanning Club’s site is in the very grounds of the castle itself and opens up to some stunning views across the water to the Isle of Arran. With 90 pitches, you are almost certain to find a perfect place to stay.
Probably the greatest draw for visitors from south of the border, however, are the Scottish Highlands, where the Camping and Motorhome Club’s site at Altnaharra has everything you might have imagined – including breath-taking views across Loch Naver to the mountains of Ben Klibreck.
An equally “foreign” adventure might take you into the heart of Wales.
The North, Mid-Wales, or the South all offer distinctive touring and holiday destinations that shake off your English roots and welcome you into a land of stark contrasts, rugged mountains, gentle costal walks and green valleys.
To the north, of course, is the stunning majesty of Snowdonia National Park – 823 square miles of diverse natural beauty and a home and working environment for more than 26,000 people.
Pull up your motorhome for a night or two at the family-run Celyn Brithion campsite, which is situated within the National Park.
Did you know that Mid-Wales has its own Lakeland – a rural idyll between the coast and the border country of the Shropshire Hills across the border in England. Wyeside Camping and Caravanning Club Site makes the perfect place to stay.
In South Wales, the scenery shifts dramatically from the valleys of the Brecon Beacons, to the Gower Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire coast.
Pitton Cross Caravan and Camping Park is close to the renowned Rhossili headland and a beach that has often been rated the “Best in the UK”.
From the Lake District in the northwest, the wild and rugged Northumbrian coast to the east, the rural charms of the Peak District, the Heart of England in Shakespeare’s homeland around Stratford upon Avon, East Anglia, the coastline and the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, or the Garden of England in the southeast, you are still spoilt for amazing choice if you prefer a shorter drive in your motorhome.
When you’ve done touring for the day – or you just want to rest and relax to take in the views – each of these English regions have campsites galore for you and your motorhome.
Individual sites are too numerous to mention – so we’ll leave it to you to discover your own favourite bolthole.