When you’ve spent a lot of money on your dream campervan, the last thing you want to do is to leave it standing on your driveway during winter.
Owning a campervan in the UK means you are lucky enough to have some of the most exciting and unique terrains on your door step. Sightseeing in the winter months offers a different, sometimes more magical experience and the bonuses of less traffic and fewer crowds can be very appealing.
That’s why so many keen ‘campervanners’ spend the colder months out and about in their campervans, still enjoying their favourite hobby.
It is true that many seek out the winter sunshine in places like Spain or Portugal or the ski slopes of Austria or France but others like to stay closer to home. Some people even say that ‘winter motor-homing is better than spending the summer in their campervan’.
This is because there aren’t so many traffic jams or long queues compared to the summer months when people head for our most popular destinations. The Bright and crisp winter mornings are perfect for walking and it’s unlikely that campsites (that are open all-year round) will be full.
So, whether you want to see in the New Year on a campsite in Scotland where there may be some package deals available for site, dinner and a New Year’s Eve party, or you fancy visiting a Christmas market in Somerset, your campervan is still the perfect travelling companion.
It’s important however, that you ensure your vehicle is fit for purpose before embarking on a winter trip, so it’s worth asking your Tiger Moth dealer for their advice before you set off on your winter adventure.
If you are planning a UK-based winter trip, here are details of four campsites which are open for business all year round:
- Snowdonia Park, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales. This is a small site with excellent views and adjacent to a steam railway. Convenient for walkers who wish to climb Mount Snowdon, or those intent on visiting Caernarfon. Food and Real-ale is just a short walk away. Telephone 01286 650409. Visit snowdonia-park.co.uk
- Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Borgue Peninsula, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. One of Britain’s finest environmental parks set in 1,200 exclusive acres, it is a haven for wildlife and has extensive woods, nature trails and glorious views. Telephone 01557 870 267. Visit http://www.brighousebayholidaypark.co.uk/
- Waterrow Touring Park, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset. This multi-award winning 13-acre beautifully landscaped, adults only site is akin to pitching in someone’s feature garden. All pitches are hardstandings with lovely views and a few are fully serviced. Telephone 01984 623464. Visit waterrowpark.co.uk
- Scotgate Holiday Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria. Scotgate Holiday Park is probably one of the best and most popular north Lake District campsites and is nestled among the mountains of the Coledale Valley and the Newlands Valley in the quiet town of Braithwaite. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Telephone 01768 778343. Visit scotgateholidaypark.co.uk