Picture this: you’re in the middle of the mountains wrapped up in bed, a warm drink in hand, and your partner or four-legged-best friend by your side. Sound like your idea of a holiday? Then you’re in the right place.
One of the best parts of owning a campervan is that you can have your very own adventure, on your terms, minus the expensive hotel costs (especially during the school holidays). Plus, you get to wake up surrounded by stunning scenery and have all the creature comforts you need – talk about bliss.
If that didn’t get you excited enough, below are three of the best destinations for a campervan adventure in 2024. And if you don’t already own a camper, don’t forget to check out our campervans for sale section of our website to turn your van life dream into a reality.
The Lake District is a beautiful part of the UK to visit in a campervan. Full of historic towns and impressive scenery, you’re bound to find something here to enjoy. I guarantee you’ll be wowed by the picturesque backdrop of the mountains from the moment you drive into the Lakes – it really is an impressive driving route.
In terms of where to stay, Keswick is one of the main towns, full of walking shops, quaint cafes, and lovely restaurants. It’s also got plenty of campsites nearby and is within driving distance of almost every walking trail. If you’re an avid hiker, the Lake District is also home to Scafell Pike, which is England’s tallest peak. But don’t worry if you’re not, there are plenty of shorter and flatter walks around the lakes, with a pub waiting around every corner for a well-deserved pint or G&T.
In the Lake District, it’s best to stick to local campsites or approved areas, as the local police have been cracking down on roadside stays. There are some pubs and farms that offer overnight stays too. I’d recommend getting the Park4night app to find the best places to park and stay during your visit. It’s full of handy recommendations from fellow travelers, such as images and reviews, and even includes locations to fill water, empty dirty tanks, and do laundry.
Scotland is a fantastic place for campervan adventures, whether you’re looking for a place close to the city or you want to drive through the famous Scottish Highlands. It was too difficult to choose just one route, so here are the best two to take if you fancy a trip to Scotland:
If you do like city breaks, I’d also recommend a trip to Glasgow or Edinburgh. In August, Edinburgh hosts an amazing three-week festival called Edinburgh Fringe. This is a great time to visit and watch performers from all over the world, including comedians, theatre groups, and spectacular circus acts. And because you’ll have a van, you can escape the expensive hotel costs (but you’ll need to book in advance for campsites near the city).
From miles and miles of coastlines to beautiful countryside and stunning bicycle routes, Wales is great for adventure and relaxation. If you’re a fan of water sports, strap a canoe or surfboard to the roof of your camper and have the summer of a lifetime in Langland Bay.
And after a day of traveling, get your camping stove out, get some burgers on the grill, and enjoy looking out over the clifftops. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch some puffins soaring the skies – and you’ll feel just as free as they look! Wales is also home to many gorgeous National Parks, such as Pembrokeshire Coast.
You can camp at the base of one of the many mountain treks, wake up in the morning, and set off without a care in the world. There are also many driving routes online if you need a little inspiration to get started. Or, just head out on the road and see where life takes you – that’s one of the best ways to adventure (just make sure you’ve got plenty of gas). Google Maps is also a great app for pinning locations that you want to visit during your trip.
Whether you’ve already got a campervan or you’re looking to start your very own van life adventure, there are plenty of stunning locations in the UK. The Lakes, Scotland, and Wales are just some of the best to check out this year. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get out your map and start planning your next UK campervan trip – we’ll catch you on the road.
And if you do decide to head off in one of our campervans, feel free to reach out with some photos of your trip! We’d love to hear from you.
Blog written by David Elliott (MD)
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