The 05 best campervan journeys to make in the UK  August 6th, 2018

 

Campervan ownership or a campervan hire is perhaps one of the best decisions you’ve made. The scenery comes to you – free of charge. You chose the pace at which you want to travel. You decide if you’d like to stick to your travel itinerary or stay at a location another day and, perhaps the best part – you’re part of a campervan community! You’re guaranteed to make friends with the owner of the camper parked next to your vehicle. When was the last time you started a conversation with the guest in the hotel room next to yours? Here’s our list of the most cost-effective campervan journeys that don’t involve prolonged travel time. You don’t need to travel a great distance to be wowed by Britain’s beauty!

 

Hastings to Worthing – England

 

Start at the vibrant town of Hastings in the UK. Image courtesy of Berit Watkin on Flickr

 

From the town of Hastings, get on the A259 or the coast road. Pull your windows down and drink in the splendour around you! You’ll pass the chic shopping centre at the yacht harbour in Brighton Marina, see the Birling Gap where you can stop your camper to try your hand at rockpooling. Alternatively, you can sit down and drink in the views of the proud seven sisters and, refresh yourself at the De La Warr Pavilion which is located on the picturesque seafront at Bexhill on Sea and is a revolutionary centre of arts and culture and contains a great eatery!  Savour breathtaking views along the way and enjoy a ride along the coast!

 

Glasgow to Oban – Scotland

 

Loch Lomond. Image courtesy of Mike Davison Photography on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-ND


Described as one of the best drives in the UK, this drive is relatively straightforward and is easy to access. Begin from Erskine Bridge in Glasgow and curve your way towards to Loch Lomond. The loch is said to be one of the most beautiful in the country and at times, runs alongside the banks of Britain largest lake, Once you leave the loch behind head west towards Argyll and follow the coast. You’ll pass the town of Inveraray and the Loch Fyne. Stop for a bite at the Loch Fyne Oysters and proceed towards Oban, which is the most significant settlement in the region. The Oban Distillery is located alongside great seafood restaurants so cheers and Bon appetite!

 

St Ives to St Just – England

 

Aerial view of Pendeen Lighthouse. Image courtesy of lcs_drone on Instagram

 

Arguably the prettiest and assuredly the most remote slice of the coast, the 17-mile drive from St Ives to St Just is bound to take your breath away. Before you start, pack in your food and drink for the ride and get a good night’s rest before embarking on this drive. There are a handful of places to buy refreshments, and the sharp ascents and reductions mean you’ll take longer to navigate the roads. Leave St Ives behind as you start your journey on the B3306. The first town you pass will be Zennor. Stop by the local church St Senara or follow a footpath down to secluded beaches and coves. Feeling puckish? The Tinners’ Arms will sate your appetite! As you head away from the town, you’ll pass iron-age fields that remain as they were.  Passing a few hamlets, you’ll reach the village of Morvah which is well-known for its Iron Age settlements. Pendeen is up next! Stop by the Geevor Tin Mine to try your hand at panning precious stone and gawp at your surroundings, which are primarily left just as the miners of 1990 left them. Pendeen Lighthouse and the surrounding scenery is worth a visit.    You’ll pass the village of Trewellard next and is a great place to fill up on petrol. Next, you’ll pass the hamlet of Carnyorth. Drive by at the right time of the year, and you’ll see dolphins and sharks basking in this part of the coast. The town of St Just will appear on the horizon and is in proximity to Cot Valley and Cape Cornwall. Drive on to the coastal village of Sennen if you’re aching for more coastal scenery. The town is known as the surfer’s paradise, so don’t forget to bring in your surfboards!                                                         

 

Saltburn to Scarborough – England

 

Picturesque Robin Hood's Bay. Image courtesy of Ben Pugh on Visual Hunt / CC BY

 

Begin at Saltburn and drive towards the coast via   Cayton Bay. You’ll pass the seaside town of Whitby and the celebrated 7th-century Christian monastery, Whitby Abbey. The Abbey inspired author Bram Stoke’s Dracula. Stop at the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay where you can embark on a fossil hunt and then proceed to the seaside village of Staithes which is the community in which British explorer Captain James Cook commenced his sailing profession.     You’ll finally turn into the resort town of Scarborough. Stop by the 12th-century Scarborough Castle, taste delectable fresh seafood or bask in the sun! Hire campervans in North Yorkshire with Camperbug! 

 

Aberdovey to Porthmadog – Wales

 

Take a dip at the hidden Blue Lake. Image courtesy of sam_brighton on Visualhunt.com / CC BY

 

Aberdovey to Porthmadog is perhaps the best drive to make with your family! The views will make the liveliest child gawp in awe and if that fails crabbing in Aberdovey is guaranteed to be a great way to release pent up energy! The village of Fairbourne comprises of an intriguing miniature railway! Choose between a covered or an open carriage as you are taken along the promenade. Enjoy a spot of wild swimming at the hidden Blue lake. Be careful when entering or exiting the lake as the rocks tend to be very slippery and do pack in a hot drink as the water can get very chilly! Stop by the world-famous Portmeirion which was created in the fashioned to represent an Italian village. Fabulous seaside views will beckon you along the way so keep added time on your itinerary for the numerous time’s you’ll rush out of your camper with your camera in hand!

 

Have we missed a great route? Let us know in the comments below or take a look at 5 pretty campsites!

 

 

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