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A Cumbrian Road Trip

May 24th, 2018
Views from village and civil church of Buttermere

 

The next stop on our virtual road trip is Cumbria, a vast region in the North-west of England where raw, untainted beauty captures both the imagination and the soul. A favoured dwelling place and muse of the 19th century English poet William Wordsworth, Cumbria covers almost 3,000 sq miles of terrain, all of it achingly beautiful. It encompasses the Lake District, the Eden Valley, the Furness Peninsula, as well as the North Pennines, which essentially means you are never short of things to see and do. Behind the wheel of the camper van, getting around will be easy.

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Bowness-on-Windermere.

Bowness-on-Windermere

 

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Situated in the heart of the Lake District is Windermere, a historic town that is home to the largest lake in England, and this where we begin our journey. Lying just off the A592, Windermere attracts more holidaymakers than any other part of the Lakes. Characterized by a juxtaposition of seductive, awe-inspiring landscapes and a quaint, bustling town center that sustains it as a healthy area of commerce, trade, and curious interest.From quirky antique shops, trendy bars and restaurants, to tourist attractions, such as The World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere is a delicate portal of Cumbria that offers the best of everything. Campsites are aplenty here, but we recommend Limefitt Park,  located along Patterdale Road.

 

Brothers Water is a lake in the Hartsop valley.

 

Cumbria is mostly mountainous, and for anyone who enjoys a pleasant ramble, it is home to the captivating and challenging fells, including the mighty and mysterious Helvellyn, which is situated directly north of Windermere and requires a 45-minute drive up the A591. This beautiful mountain draws tourists effortlessly to its scenery and expanse.  The county is home to an array of mountains, including Catbells, Scafell Park, and the legendary Great Gable. For anyone more at home with less exhaustive walks, you can tackle one of its smaller hills, including Place Fell, and in your camper van, access is incredibly easy.

 

Ullswater,Kirkstone Pass

 

The great thing about these climbs is that a pub is never far away. So, as you descend the mountain, your stomach grumbling, and your appetite growing, you can appreciate the smell of quality pub food as it drifts through the air, filling you with delight and anticipation at ending the day with some satisfying and well-earned grub. Cumbria is also home to some magnificent coasts, one of which is Grange-over-Sands. To get here from Keswick, you can hop back onto the A591 and travel south, passing Ambleside, another historic town, as well as the Gryzdale Forest along the way, both of which are popular with tourists. Grange-over-Sands is a peaceful seaside treat, perfect for an idyllic break, a walk along the coast, and a chance to soak up a plaintive, coastal atmosphere, and offers the ideal way to end our journey.

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This majestic construction belonged to the Lowther family,the Earls of Lonsdale since the medieval ages.

 

Ditch the rat race..

May 23rd, 2018

 

…and unchain your inner nomad!

 

Longing to drop everything and retreat to tranquil settings of greenery and sunlight? Are you keen to feel the sun’s rays softly embrace your very being atop a view devoid of smut and construction? This list  just might get you moving! Read on for some of the most relaxing and remote places the UK can offer a nomadic soul looking to de-stress and discover.

 

Lundy, Devon


The name Lundy is derived from the Old Norse words Puffin (Lundi) and Island (Ey).

 

Derived from the Old Norse words Puffin (Lundi) and Island (Ey), Lundy is a relatively small island (three miles long and a width of 0.6 miles) yet packs a rich selection of wildlife. Grab your binoculars before you head out to get a good view of the puffins, wild pony, dolphins, wild Sika deer and many species of birds thriving on the island.  Intriguing accommodation options include a 13th-century castle, a Georgian villa and a fisherman’s cottage. The diving conditions are sublime, and the walking around the island offer a one on one experience with nature. The island can only accessible by helicopter or ferry and is home to a population of 28 individuals.  The only pub on the island, Marisco Tavern, frowns upon the use of mobiles inside the pub. Disconnect from the outside world? You might not have a choice!

 

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Henley, Oxfordshire

 

Read a novel under the shade of weeping willows, relish a picnic by the river, take a boat ride or absorb the atmosphere of the lively town.

 

Home of the 175-year-old Henley Royal Regatta, Henley compensates for its absence of seclusion with appealing ambience, exciting menus and opportunity to unwind by the Thames. Read a novel under the shade of weeping willows, relish a picnic by the river, take a boat ride under the golden rays of the sun or absorb the atmosphere of the lively town over a mug of steaming tea. Take advantage of the wealth of historic buildings, historical walks, ghost tours and other captivating walks. Exploring the woodlands and countryside will lead you on many a lovely walking and cycling trails. Spend your evenings leisurely discovering the delightful town and let Ole Henley charm you.

 

Take a look at our list of the best British hikes to experience.

 

Knoydart Peninsula, Scottish Highlands

 

Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by 20-mile walk or ferry ride.

 

Labelled “Britain’s last remaining wilderness”, Knoydart peninsula is situated between the Loch Nevis (translates as Loch Heaven) and Loch Hourn (translates as Loch Hell). Accessible only by 20-mile walk or ferry, the secluded landscape of craggy mountain passes and sea lochs are outdone only by the challenging mountain of Ladhar Bheinn. Measuring 3347 feet, Ladhar Bheinn is praised as a first-rate mountain for climbing an offers stunning views throughout your journey.  If you’re coming by boat from Mallaig, you’ll land in Inverie, the sole village in the area. From there you can choose to camp by the beach at The Knoydart Foundation Campsite, or any of the guest houses by the coast. Woodland walks, mountain hikes, countryside walking and wild swimming are now at your disposal! After a long day of familiarising yourself with the sights and sounds of Knoydart, head over to the remotest pub in Britain, the Old Forge which is somewhat surprisingly run by Belgian Jean-Pierre Robinet. The pub offers neither Wi-Fi nor T.V and is unable to receive mobile signals. The food, however, is on par, particularly the seafood which the pub harvests from within a 15-mile radius of its location. Excluding internet access, the village offers modern technology in the vein of the Old Forge.

 

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Walberswick, Suffolk

 

Stop by the Grade II listed tower mill at Walberswick, Westwood Marshes Mill

 

The seaside village of Walberswick is located south of Southwold and succeeds in preserving the atmosphere of a scenic town for a not so secluded location. Walberswick is relatively calm, offering a modest offering of an art gallery, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs.  If the sleepy village is too docile, pop over to the neighbouring Southwold or Aldeburgh for a bustling day of discovery. Walberswick is positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and allows for picturesque walks, cycling and rambles among the beach, heathlands and marshes. Sandy dunes back the golden sands and turquoise waves of Walberswick beach and the shore is a firm favourite for water sports like surfing. There are a couple of well-supplied pubs and restaurants by the coast that makes it easy to prepare for the journey and makes for a relaxing meal after a day’s discovery. A significant portion of the houses in the town are holiday homes, so you’re bound to find it an accessible and quiet. Perfect for unwinding!

 

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The prettiest campsites Britain has to offer

May 23rd, 2018

 

While many factors come in to play, most campervan or motorhome travelers are inclined to favor less clogged, more scenic campsites. We’ve compromised a list of what we feel are some of the most beautiful campgrounds, making your trip more memorable.

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Aberafon Campsite, North Wales.

 

Aberafon Campsite is right by the beach!

 

With just 16 camping spots, this blissful campsite located on the Llyn Peninsula is surrounded by majestic mountains and is set right by the beach. This campsite is great for exploring rock pools, wild swimming, wakeboarding, fishing, hiking, walking, and paragliding.  You’re located just a stone’s throw from the beach, and if you visit during the holiday season, an on-site shop is open for restocking. The camp comes with showering, laundry, and dishwashing conveniences and is a few minutes away from Snowdon.

 

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Beech Croft Farm, England.

 

Scenic views aplenty on this campsite located on a sheep farm in Derbyshire!

 

Set on a sheep farm on Derbyshire Hills, this gorgeous campsite offers vacationers an ideal start off point to explore the Peak District. You’ll camp in a meadow, have views of the surrounding Derbyshire Hills and have plenty of exercises to keep you busy during your stay here. Since the farm is set right in the middle of Peak District National Park, there are plenty of walks to enjoy. The campsite offers a heated showering point, Wi-Fi, 16amp hook-up, water and TV aerial sockets and a shop. Two pubs are within easy distance in the next village.

 

Make reservations here!

 


Badrallach Campsite, Bothy & Cottage, Scotland.

 

This gorgeous campsite is a good eight miles distance from civilization!

 

Perfect for travelers looking for peace, quiet and isolation. The campsite is located a good eight miles from the nearest busy road and offers campers the privilege of privacy with individual camping pitches being tucked away behind bushes.Set on the banks of Little Loch Broom, with imposing mountains towering over you, the campsite is famed for presenting visitors with the chance to enjoy the thriving wildlife in the area. Expect to see otters (who doesn’t find otters the most adorable creatures?!) deer, white-tailed sea eagles and red squirrels among other animals. The area also dishes up some delightful spots for walking, hiking (An Teallach is a stone’s throw away), kayaking and canoeing.

 

Find out what facilities and services are available at the campsite here.

 

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Lickisto Blackhouse Camping, Scotland.

 

This campsite offers one the opportunity to camp right by the beautiful isle of Harris!

 

Described as many as one of the most beautiful campsites in Scotland, Lickisto Blackhouse enables campers to set about getting acquainted with the East part of the Isle of Harris. Individual pitches allow for privacy and unmatched views of the ocean twinkling below. The campsite has yurts, caravan camping pitches, a vegetable patch which you can help yourself to and a shared communal kitchen. The area is excellent for fishing, cycling, canoeing, and hiking and the beach rolls right up to the campsite. Be prepared to be befriended by the resident game birds!

 

Speak to Harvey and John, proprietors of Lickisto Blackhouse Camping about your possible reservations here

 

Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park, Wales.

 

Stunning views and the historic town of Brecon are ready to be enjoyed!

 

A magnificent castle, on which grounds armies battle each other, Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park retains memorabilia of its glory days like an old chapel and crumbling walls.  Located near the Brecon Beacons, the site allows hikers and walkers the benefit of being right beside some of the tallest peaks in the area. Vacationers can also embark on mountain biking, canoeing, pony trekking or watch over the little ones at the campsites park. The campsite is an award winner that offers guests exceptional amenities, picturesque views, and a quiet, lovely camping spot.

 

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Additionally, check out:

Three cliffs bay

Penrallt Coastal Camping 

Greenacres Camping

Brook Meadow

Wheems Organic Farm

 

If we’ve enticed you enough to get travelling,  and enjoy the abundant beauty around the UK.

 

Were your boots meant for walking?

May 23rd, 2018

Walk 500 miles and 500 more (or less) with our list of the best walks and hikes in Britain. We’ve included day walks as well as more difficult ones. Trails for the family and more challenging hikes for the dedicated adventurer.

 

Bochlwyd Horseshoe, Wales.

 

Rated as a Grade one scrambling route, the Bochlwyd Horseshoe consists of the iconic Welsh mountains Tryfan Ridge, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fachas and Y Gribin Ridge.

 

Distance: 5.3 Miles.

Get as close as you can to Tryfan to begin your hike amongst one of Snowdonia’s quintessential scramble trails.  Rated as a Grade one scrambling route, the Bochlwyd Horseshoe consists of the iconic Welsh mountains Tryfan Ridge, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fachas and Y Gribin Ridge. You can spice up your walk by adding in Bastow Buttress depending on your experience with more taxing courses.  We recommend you come early to ensure you don’t miss out on a parking spot as they tend to fill up quite quickly. Pack in helmets and rope if you’re not too experienced with scramble walks. The hike up is trickier in winter.

 

Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria, England.

 

Favored by many a walker, the hike dishes up a diverse landscape and allows the hiker to experience the life and times of the men who defended these walls.

 

Distance: 84 Miles.

The defensive wall built by the Romans from 122 AD onwards was once used to safeguard the Roman-occupied areas from Scotland yet now serves as a coast to coast National Trail. Favored by many a walker, the hike dishes up a diverse landscape and allows the hiker to experience the life and times of the men who defended these walls and includes Roman forts along the way. Divide the trail up into more comfortable walks to suit the hikers’ preference.

 

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Seven Sisters, East Sussex.

 

Seven Sisters, East Sussex

 

Distance: 13. 8 Miles.

Towering over the English Channel, these porcelain white chalk cliffs enthrall walkers with its views of the fantastic coastline.  Consisting of the “seven sisters” Haven Brow, Brass Point, Rough Brow, Flagstaff Brow Short Brow, Went Hill and Bailey’s Hill, the walk dips down to the shoreline making it a great spot to cool off! The beautiful town of Seaford rests on the south coast England and will be the starting point of your hike. If you wish to make a shorter trek, then we recommend you begin the walk from the Seven Sisters Country Park. Walkers must stay away from the edges of the cliffs as it is known for giving in to erosion.

 

Walberswick nature reserve, Suffolk.

 

The Reserve consists of a variety of sceneries ranging from lagoons, woodlands, grasslands, and marshes

 

Distance: 10 Miles.

This one is a particular favorite for bird lovers and best visited in the spring months. The Reserve consists of a variety of sceneries ranging from lagoons, woodlands, grasslands, and marshes. Rich in habitat, this reserve is called home by an assortment of animals like otters, deer and abundant spices of birds. You can begin your walk from Walberswick to Dunwich through a clear path or use the ferry to cross river Blythe and start from there. Keep an ear open for the calls from the March Harrier, Wigeons, Pintails and the Bearded Tit amongst many others. You can stock up on refreshments at Dunwich village.

 

Check out this list of amazing wild swimming spots!

 

Box Hill, Surrey.

 

Keeping your little ones entertained and guaranteeing a fuss-free journey is this pleasant walk through the Surrey countryside

 

Distance: 04 Miles.

Keeping your little ones entertained and guaranteeing a fuss-free journey is this pleasant walk through the Surrey countryside. The trail takes a modest hour and a half to complete which means families can stop by the stepping stones at box hills for a relaxing picnic. The walk will keep even the most boisterous tots engaged with rope swings, tunnels, intriguing wildlife and log bridges.Located at the visitor center by the car park are amenities like washrooms and cafes are.  Keep an eye on your kids in case there is any tumbling over!

 

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Wild Swimming!

May 23rd, 2018

 
Water you think about our top picks?

 

There’s nothing shallow about the joys of splashing around to your heart’s content in a secluded river or a refreshing waterfall! We’ve tried to include the best, unpolluted spots that cover everything from cliff diving, waterfall diving to sheltered bodies of natural water that benefit the body and the mind. Take a look, and maybe later, a dip perhaps?

 

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Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

 

Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

 

Formerly used as a quarry, the outer wall facing the sea was demolished by locals who in turn created a stunning amphitheatre that has been a hotspot for cliff divers. The Red Bull Cliff Divers’ World Series was held here in the year 2012 & 2013, and it’s no real surprise as the aquamarine waters, and towering cliffs make for an impressive backdrop and secure cliff-diving conditions.  The water below is estimated to be around 25 meters or so downwards has daring cliff divers and adrenaline addicts gleefully plummeting into the waters below!

 

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Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

 

We can’t guarantee you’ll see fairies but who needs them when you have these magical pools of fresh water go for a dip? Undoubtedly your swim will be somewhat chilly, but boy will it be worth a mild bout of teeth chattering! Take a quick hike through Glen Brittle forest or access these pristine pools is through the village of Carbost. The less adventurous can opt for the fairy pools walk or whip out their cameras for some fantastic scenic shots!
 
Relax. We’re doing the hard work! Located very close to the Fairy pools is Glenbrittle Campsite & Café. Not only is it situated near the Loch Brittle beach making for an ideal campsite for your motorhome, but you can also purchase freshly baked goods at the site. Make your reservation here.

 

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Linhope Spout, Northumberland, England.

 

Linhope Spout, Northumberland, England.

 

Compromising of a 60-foot waterfall dropping into a bottomless plunge pool below, Linhope Spout is a picturesque spot for a dip and has a beautiful meadow that is ideal for picnics. Situated in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the walk up is appreciably mild and requires a wee bit of scrambling to reach the falls. If you’d rather stay dry, take the Linhope Spout walk, which is a mere 3 miles starting from Hartside to Linhope. Be on alert for furry red squirrels in spring and autumn!

 

Super close to the waterfall is River Breamish Caravan and Motorhome Club Site. Camp your vehicle here and enjoy yourself with nature walks or cycling.

 

 

Achmelvich Bay, Scotland.

 

Achmelvich Bay, Scotland.

 

Just looking down at this bay soothes the soul. Located in the village of Lochinver, gorgeous blue-hued waters lazily roll up on white beaches. You’re bound to forget you’re in Britain and not on a Caribbean island! If you’re put off by the slightly taxing walk there, we’re not going to try very hard to persuade you back on. Paradise shouldn’t be congested! While Achmelvich village is relatively small and offers a caravan park and a campsite, it’s the selection of beaches that will send your heart soaring! Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales!

 

Get away from the rat race and closer to the sparkling beauty of the shoreline. Park your motorhome or campervans here and throw on your bathing suit!

 

 Tongue pot, Upper Eskdale.

 

Tongue pot, Upper Eskdale.

 

Tongue Pot is by far one of our top favourites. Located at Lake District National Park, the part of river Esk known as Tongue pot is a famed secret pool that glistens under an old packhorse bridge while a river starting way up from Scafell Pike thunders into it.  The refreshing pool is about an hour’s walk from the road and formed when two rivers meet. High jumps of 05 meters are possible, and the water is quite clear. Drop in at kali pot below for a more private, shallow-watered natural pool. Additionally, you could hike onwards to Scafell Pike where the trail is not too tiring and walk down via Broad Strand for some breathtaking views.

 

Get ready to enjoy the nothing but the hills of the Great Langdale Valley at the unfussy Baysbrown Farm Campsite. Camp with your motorhome or campervanand and hike up to the breathtaking Tongue pot.

 

 

 

Wild campsites in Scotland you shouldn’t miss!

May 21st, 2018

 

While motorhomes are just about great for wanderlust stricken soul, not every motorhome campsite offers you the luxury to get closer to wild and further away from the bustle of people. The campsites listed below are close to campgrounds where you can comfortably leave your vehicle and take a day, two or three to hike, bathe, climb and star gaze, all with the seclusion you crave.

 

Loch Enoch

 

Enjoy the striking view of Loch Enoch

 

Home to the “wildest guesthouse in Scotland,” Skiary, indicates that your camping experience at Loch Hourn comes with an undersupply of crowds and (if possible), an oversupply of misty hills, unpolluted visibility of the 14-mile loch sea and a wide-ranging selection of breathtaking views to drink in. The coastline is seldom reachable by road and has a sparse population, (the largest community, Arnisdale, contains a total of 30 residents!) living up to its title as “one of the last remaining wildernesses in Scotland”  making for fantastic hiking and camping conditions.

 

 

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland.

 

The “most beautiful beach in Britain” - Sandwood Bay

 

Formed when a massive cap of ice gurgled into the sea via the pass of Glencoe, The Lost Valley, Glencoe was formerly used by Clan Macdonald to hide livestock and a retreat during the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Though the hike there is a little strenuous, your first view of the valley will be gape worthy. You’ll get a magnificent view of the three sisters, Bidean, Gearr Aonach, and Beinn Fhad, waterfalls, lakes with crystal clear water and the perfect conditions for skiing in winter.  Though family-friendly, the terrain is steep, rock-strewn and involves the crossing of a river which may be difficult after heavy showers.

 

Take a look at our list of the prettiest beaches in the UK!

 

Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.

 

The azure waters of the Caribbean’s at Vatersay beach

 

Craving the azure waters of the Caribbean’s? Let the Caribbean’s come to you! Introducing Vatersay, in the Outer Hebrides! We’re talking ivory shaded beaches, protective dunes, and a sea tinted with the most beautiful blues. Not only are you treated to the sights of vibrant flora, fauna and machair habitat, if you’ve got a little time for exploring, there are also many beautiful beaches in the area like Castlebay. This quiet beach overlooks the Sandray, Pabbay and Mingulay islands which are no longer inhabited by man, but is home to a plethora of seabirds.  A boat ride will get you to the islands.

 

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Loch Etchachan. 

 

The spectacular glen of Loch Etchachan

 

Easily accessible by foot from Fort William, the spectacular glen of Loch Etchachan is right in the middle of the highlands and has many a forestry trails making it a top spot for biking enthusiasts and dishes up premium walking trails, some of the best in Scotland. Bordered by the hills Ben Nevis, Aonach Mòr, Càrn Mor Dearg, Aonach Beag and the Mamore range this U shaped valley is even home to stunning waterfall An Steall, gushing from a hanging valley. Fort William is noted for a variety of outdoor sports activities where everything from rock climbing to white water rafting is available.

 

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Get your 2018 groove on!

May 18th, 2018

 

Music festivals scream many things, none of them including the word mundane! We’ve made a list of music festivals for the kids and the big kids. Take a look, hire a campervan or motorhome and get ready to unleash some wicked moves!

 

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Bestival.

 

Bestival 2017 - Dizzie Rascal Performing.

 

Dates:  2 August -5 August 2018.
Venue:  East Lulworth, United Kingdom.
Headliners: London Grammar, M.I.A, Mura Masa, Grace Jones and others.

The lowdown:
Instagram worthy décor, stellar lineups, theater, comedy, an Insect Circus Museum, brilliant visuals and intriguing audios are part of the reason people are attracted to this thronging of elaborately dressed revelers. Perhaps trying to make up for the void created by a Glastonbury-less 2018, the festival has moved forward and included much to do besides raving. Give the wood fired hot tub a shot or partake in a yoga workshop. Indulge in four days of festival fun at ‘the most colorful show on earth’!
PS – This year’s festival is circus themed!

 

More information, here.

 

Honorable mentions -
Kendal Calling
South West Four
Boomtown 
Standon Calling
The Great Escape
Field Day

 

 

Download Festival.

 

Download Festival - A pumped-up haven of all things Metal!

 

Dates:  8 June – 10 June 2018.
Venue:  Donington Park, England.
Headliners: Avenge Sevenfold, Guns and Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson and more.

 

The lowdown: Easily the second most prominent music festival after Glastonbury, this prestigious metal/rock festival continues to impress with an extraordinary lineup for 2018. Over the course of three days, expect to be blown away by a plethora of bands spread over three stages, playing to masses of head-banging fans!

 

Purchase tickets here

 

Honorable mentions -
Bloodstock Open Air

 

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NASS Festival.

 

Nass Festival - The joining of Sport and Music.

 

Dates:  5th July -8th July 2018.
Venue:  DoniRoyal Bath & West Showground, England.
Headliners: Dizzie Rascal, Run DMC, Damien “Jr. Gong’ Marley and more.

 

The lowdown: Do you enjoy skating as much as you enjoy your music? Look no further than NASS festival! Enjoy wild beats and even wilder stunts as you partake in three days of action sports, mosh pits and a healthy atmosphere that has party animals coming back year after year. Compromising of seven music stages and six sports courses, you can divide your time between the great music on offer, the world-class skaters and the BMX riders impressing audiences with their daring spins and twists.  Declared to be the only music festival of its kind in the UK, you need to give this a visit!

 

Check out this years lineup and ticket information here

 

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Aldeburgh Festival

 

Aldeburgh Festival - Classical music at its finest.

 

Dates:  08th June -24th June 2018.
Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall. -Suffolk, England.
Headliners: John Mahler, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Chamber Orchestra, Wilson, Michael Hersch, Claire Chase and more.

 

The lowdown: If you’re the kind who enjoys your music classical and bass-free, we recommend the Aldeburgh Festival to you. Sample some of the most beautiful classical music on offer and participate in what New York Times calls ‘a festival so broadly rich in interest that it ranks among the finest in the world.’ Besides poetry, art and musicals, take part in walks and talks.

 

To make a reservation or book tickets click here

 

Honorable mentions -
Cheltenham music festival 
Buxton international festival 

 

Blissfields

 

Blissfields - Party, hard. With the kids!

 

Dates:  5th July – 8th July 2018
Venue:  Vicarage Farm in Woodmancott, England.
Headliners: Dub Pistols, Norman Jay MBE, Too Many T’s, Kioko, Skata Jones and more.

 

The lowdown: Why should adults have all the fun, running through clouds of glitter and shaking limbs to rhythmic beats? Get your kids in on the music festival experience. Dishing up something for everyone in the family Blissfields has everything from pizza making classes and paint fights, to the ‘Unicorn’s Nest,’ a place toddlers are securely babysat while their parents can head out for the great food and beer available on the grounds or just savor the great music drifting through the air.

 

Check out the festivals activities and other details here

 

Honorable mentions -
Alfresco
Geronimo
Maverick 

 

 

 

It’s Britain, Beach(es)!

May 15th, 2018

 

Sun worshipers, migrators and holidaymakers alike, here’s our pick of best beaches in Britain that offer more than the obligatory sun, sea, and sand.

 

Southwold, Suffolk.

 

Southwold, Suffolk

 

Why?
Unperturbed by urban development, the slow-paced town of Southwold embraces the charm of bygone eras. Great for a relaxing staycation.

 

What you’re likely to see:
Brightly colored beach huts, a lighthouse placed somewhat curiously in the middle of town, a mischievous water clock, cozy pubs, Michelin rosette awarded restaurants and an award-winning pier that houses many sunny cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

 

Recommended:
Visit the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery to experience onsite brewing dating back to over 670 years. For fine dining and a look at Southwold’s oldest building visit the Sutherland House Hotel & Fish Restaurant. The Southwold museum and the amber shop are also worth a visit.

 

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Barafundle Beach, Pembrokeshire

 

Great for swimming and surfing

 

Why?
Perfect for anyone looking for a secluded beach and rural scenery. Think Caribbean-esque beach vibes!

 

What you’re likely to see:
What you won’t see is many people! Formerly a private beach, accessible only by a half mile walk, with no beach facilities nearby, this is for the ardent thalassophiles. Prepare to be blown away by aquamarine-hued waters and golden carpets of sand. Great for swimming and surfing!

 

Recommended:
Dog-friendly Stackpole Inn is relatively new and has a smitten following. The Boathouse Tearoom, a converted boathouse, offers excellent food and views over Talkin Tarn.

 

Porthminster Beach – West Cornwall

 

Soft sand and crystal clear water - the Caribbeans right here in the UK!

 

What you’re likely to see:
Tranquil waters, swaying palm trees and flax-golden sea sand. This beach is a smooth 05 minutes distance from the town and is very close to the St. Ives railway station. Check out the mini golf course and restaurants by the sea.

 

Recommended:
Feeling peckish? Award-winning Porthminster Café is slap-bang on the beach! If you’ve got spare time, drop in at the secret Chapel Porth Beach.

 

Travelling? We’ve listed out the best places to see when taking a road trip through Cumbria!

 

Woolacombe, Devon

 

Woolacombe is considered one of the best family beaches in the UK!

 

Why?
Bustling kids clubs, excellent swimming and surfing conditions, rock pools and glorious views, this seemingly endless golden sanded beach is top for family vacations.

 

What you’re likely to see:
A typical British seaside resort, surfers glide on waves while tots cheerfully splash away from concerned parents. Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park offers a variety of facilities including an impressive kiddie splash pool and a late night bar. The city is small yet well stocked with cafes and surf shops. Lots of parking space!

 

Recommended:
Sunset picnics by Barricane Beach Café, which serves delicious Sri Lankan food. (Unlicensed, so take your alcohol.) Oh! And the beach of course! Rated best beach in Europe for 2015 & 2016 by TripAdvisor. Visit The National Trust Headlands for stunning countryside walks.

 

 

Oxwich Bay Beach, Swansea, Wales.

 

Great for walks and baywatching!

 

Why?
Easily accessible, Oxwich Bay Beach boasts of calm waters, beautiful fauna, watersports, bird watching and history walks.

 

What you’re likely to see:
An intriguing blend of dunes, salt marshes, woodlands, and watersports, this curved beach has been named one of the most beautiful in the world and is dog-friendly all year round!

 

You’ll be spoiled for choice with our collection of campervan hire!

 

Recommended:
Walk towards Nicholaston Burrows if you’d like more natural and fewer vacationers. Grab a bite at the Beach House Restaurant, which has rave reviews and is the AA Hospitality Award winner for 2017.

 

 

 

A Small Roundup

October 25th, 2013

 

 

 

It’s been a little while, to say the least, since there has been a blog post on Camperbug and it’s definitely time to do a little round up of the past year or so. So what’s been going on? Well lots of exciting stuff actually. We’ve been incredibly busy and Camperbug has grown to become the largest vw campervan hire website on the internet. There are many fantastic campervan companies all over the UK and lots of them use Camperbug but the site itself is a useful tool for a potential hirer that wants to see all the vans in one place. They can see the campervans that are available for hire in the UK and message all the owners directly from the comfort of the rather comfy campervan messaging system. Every day more and more vans are joining and the interest in campervan holidays seems to not be waning.

There have been thousands of amazing trips completed and long lasted memories made by our users that have rented a van through the site, something of which we’re really proud and we don’t want to stop there. We want to keep providing an amazing service and telling more and more people about all the amazing places they can visit in a camper and all the wonderful adventures they can have. There really is not better way to travel.

 

 

If you’re reading this post and if you have a van and you might consider renting it out then feel free to drop us a line and we’ll happily provide some advice. We not that sharing your camper is not for everyone but it’s a great way of covering some costs and an excellent source of additional revenue. Many people are slightly unsure about renting their van at first and Camperbug understands this being bus heads ourselves. However, many campervan owners will hire their van for just a couple of weeks of the year to cover insurance and tax. For a single week, you could hire your van to a careful young family of four, who drive it carefully to a beautiful campsite on the coast, where it sits securely parked. The family have a fantastic week and the campervan owner gets to cover some maintenance costs. The first hire is always the hardest, but once you tale the plunge and do the first one, you won’t look back. The sharing economy is growing and Camperbug is happy to play its part in collaborative collaboration assisting communication between campervan owners and hirers. So have a think and let us know what you decide!

Finally we have a new page with various badges that you can grab and post on your site. We’d love to see the Camperbug illustrations popping up in different places! If you look at the badges page, then these are all there. Just click this link to find them

Here is an example of one.



 

Also you can see the Camperbug scroller below which appears on our homepage.  This is the wonderful scrolling bar of campervans which features on our homepage. This bar constantly updates as campervan owners “feature” their vans so is always different. If you would like to have lots of beautiful campers scrolling across your webpages, just grab the code underneath and paste it on your page. It is highlighted in bold underneath the scroller itself.

 

 

<iframe src=”http://www.camperbug.co.uk/widget/widget.php”></iframe>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.camperbug.co.uk/widget/style.js”>

 

So the code for the scroller is above, you can whack it into your WordPress blogs or websites and it should work just fine. We are also planning a series of illustrated gifs based on the Camperbug illustrations, that should look quite nice too.  Any issues, please let us know. Well that’s all for now folk, just a small quick update, more very soon! Ahem.

 

Doris the Glampervan – A Forthcoming Van of the Month

June 14th, 2012

Here’s a sneak preview of the forthcoming Camperbug van of the month for September. She’s called Doris and is a stunning 1971 Bay Window. Doris is a true glampervan and is kitted out in some style. She’s a fantastically cool camper, whose interior is just as immaculate as her exterior. She’s certainly a van you’ll get noticed in and her uber cool paint job and cheeky looks will cheer up anyone that sees her cruising past. Check out Doris’s Camperbug profile and once you’ve feasted your eyes, get in touch with her owner to discuss this vw camper that you can’t wait to take out for a spin!

Click the image below to visit her Camperbug profile page.

Doris the Glampervan

Doris the Glampervan