The Coronavirus pandemic has altered the way we live and travel, and it doesn’t look to change anytime soon. But that also doesn’t mean all is lost when it comes to a summer holiday. As many people abandon their regular plans abroad in favour of more local options, caravan touring provides the perfect opportunity to explore the truly stunning landscapes that the UK has to offer.
If you’re lucky enough to have your own caravan, or if you’re planning to rent one, below are some of the best places to visit in the country.
The Lake District
With its vast sweeping mountains, rolling hills, and picturesque lakes, it’s no surprise that The Lake District is at the top of this list. As a popular destination for all kinds of nature travellers, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic areas. Depending on how far north you want to travel, there are caravan sites in Windermere, Kendal, Derwentwater, Keswick and more. Bear in mind that the popularity of The Lake District means it can get crowded in the summer months, so book ahead where possible.
Home to the tallest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdonia is an idyllic place for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. With a spectacular coastline and 823 square miles of natural beauty, Snowdonia is the largest national park in Wales. For caravan travellers, there are camp options near riversides, lakes, inside the national park, or close to the rocky craigs.
Cornwall is another famously beautiful place to visit. Less mountainous than the options above, Cornwall boasts a stunning coastline and loads of cultural and historical sites. Depending on your budget and how long you’re travelling, you may want to traverse the length of Cornwall from Bude to Penzance, as there are plenty of caravan sites dotted all along the coast. If such a long trip tickles your fancy, but you’re struggling to come up with the funds, you could apply for finance from Auto Finance Online.
Gulliver’s Meadow – Milton Keynes
For those who fancy less rugged terrain and more of a family holiday, Gulliver’s Meadow is a popular option. Hosting a fun-filled adventure theme park, travellers can park up their caravan in one of their 90 grass pitches and make the most of modern facilities, including showers, flush toilets, and electric hook-ups. Gulliver’s Meadow is perfect for those who are looking for a different kind of holiday adventure than the rugged one that mother nature provides elsewhere.
And finally, if you want to marry the best of both worlds and combine a city break with a rural one, Foxhill Park may be an ideal choice. Located just outside Claxton in Yorkshire, you have the option of exploring the countryside on foot, soaking in the sites of the city of York, which is only a 20-minute drive away, or beaching it up on the coast an hour away from the campsite.
There are so many areas to explore across the UK, especially if you have the freedom and luxury of doing so in a caravan. Have fun on your mobile adventure!