One of the greatest joys of owning a campervan is the absolute freedom to go wherever you want. Whilst others are stuck with looking for hotels and other types of accommodation, a campervan acts as both your transport and your comfortable lodgings in all one fun vehicle! In 2020 particularly, there has been a bigger focus on travel and vacationing that minimises both social contact with strangers and international locations, and that is set to continue in 2021. If you are being careful with your family and want to find a holiday option that keeps you in the country whilst still being memorable and exciting, then this is the article for you. With a well maintained van and campervan insurance UK destinations are your oyster. Here are some of the most popular places in the UK to visit when you first get a campervan.
North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire
When it comes to sheer breath-taking scenery, you can’t do much better in the UK than the North York Moors. There are plenty of spots to park and camp up in this beautiful national park, and coming out of the campervan, you can spend entire days hiking stunning trails that always offer something new depending on the time of day and direction you take. There is an otherworldly feeling about being based in this middle of this vast beautiful part of the country.
North Coast 500, Scotland
When the sun is shining on the North Coast 500, you might imagine you are anywhere in the world! Boasting more than 500 miles of camping bliss, this area of Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, from bracing seascapes to rolling hills and fields that give such an amazing sense of calm and freedom. Wild camping is completely legal in Scotland, which means that you have a huge choice of locations without restrictions.
Keswick, The Lake District
Those who love spending time by the water but not necessarily the coast are in for a treat with the Lake District. Keswick in particular is a wonderful base for a campervan, right on the doorstep of some great scenic walks and mountain hikes that are perfect for active exploration. For literary fans, this is also the home of Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter, something that Keswick is extremely proud of.
The Cornish Riviera, Cornwall
The name might be a little tongue in cheek, but when the sun is right, this part of Cornwall really does look and feel like the Riviera! This is a surfer’s paradise, so if you have space in/on your campervan for a board, then you can’t miss out on the best waves in the UK. Sandy beaches and cliffside camping spots, it’s a heavenly combination.
If you want stunning scenery, glorious beaches and plenty of interesting things to see and do, North Wales delivers. There are seaside towns, magnificent castles and also, Snowdonia National Park. It the ideal location for a holiday that combines, costal, countryside and urban entertainments.
The great thing about the UK is that there are very few areas that are inaccessible to campervans. For new owners it is best to stick to popular spots with plenty of facilities until you become a pro campervanner!