It’s not long until Easter and dedicated motorhomers will be planning the end of their winterisation and deciding where to head off to on the inaugural trip of 2016. Check everything is in fully working order and that you’ve got suitable insurance in place by checking out http://motorhomeinsurance.org.uk/ and you’re then ready to go.
If you’ve got some time booked off and want to know where enjoy your break, why not organise a whistlestop tour of England? You can see many great landmarks in as little as a week and whilst this itinerary begins in the south east, you can adjust it to wherever is your nearest point on the map.
Where normally you’d be waving goodbye to the UK on a ferry to France in your motorhome with the white cliffs of Dover disappearing behind you, make this your starting point to see the UK. Head to Brighton to park up for the night and let the sound of the sea lull you to sleep.
Drive through the ancient New Forest to see the wild ponies living in the woodland, take in the beautiful villages such as Brockenhurst, then wind your way towards Stonehenge. End your day in stunning Bath with the pick of Michelin star restaurants if you want to spoil yourself.
Take a guided tour around the Roman buildings of Bath before driving to the chocolate box scenery of the Cotswolds. Head for Oxford for the afternoon and immerse yourself in the amazing environment which has inspired many over the years. It’s then just a short journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon to learn about the birthplace of Shakespeare as you settle down there for the night.
Take in Stratford for a little more in the morning with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s cottage perhaps before really getting moving and taking on the M5. You can choose where you want to spend the day; both Manchester and Liverpool are just as accessible. After maybe some retail therapy in the city or finding out about the Beatles in Liverpool, overnight two hours north in the Lake District. Windermere is the best spot for being at the centre of everything.
A day to stretch your legs and head into the hills on a ramble or take a cruise boat tour around one of the Lakes. To make the best of your holiday, spend a second night in the area; Keswick has some fantastic pubs you can try.
Time to start the return journey by crossing into the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. See Howarth where the Bronte sisters were born, take a ride on the Worth Valley steam railway and end the day with a stop at York and a visit to the the National Rail Museum .
Set your alarm for an early start as you’ve a long drive ahead but you know it will be comfortable in your motorhome. Take the A1 (south) with a detour onto the M11 for some time in Cambridge. You can compare notes between the colleges of the city with those you saw in Oxford before re-joining the M11. End the tour by dropping onto the M25 and back to your start point.