Blackburn Motorhome travel tips

If you’re interested in renting a campervan from Easicampers in Blackburn, the first step would be to visit our website or give us a call to check availability and make a reservation. You may need to provide some personal information such as your driver’s license and credit card/debit card details to secure your booking.  you are also able to pay via bank transfer

You should also check their terms and conditions, as well as any additional costs or fees that may apply (e.g., mileage fees, insurance, etc.). Make sure you are familiar with the details of the rental agreement before you finalize your booking.

It’s also a good idea to check the condition of the campervan before you drive it away, and to report any issues or damages to Easicampers. You will be responsible for returning the campervan in the same condition as when you received it.

Please make sure you also check the insurance coverage and that you can drive a campervan, and that you are aware of the road restrictions and required permissions if any.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Easicampers team. We should be able to help you with all the details you need to make your campervan rental a success.

Want to hire a camper but are unsure if you can drive them on a car licence

Typically, most rental companies will allow you to rent a campervan with a standard British driving license if you meet certain requirements. These requirements may include:

  • Being over a certain age (25 to 75)
  • Having held your driving license for a certain period (usually a year or more)
  • Having a clean driving record

It’s also worth noting that we may require additional documentation such as a passport or utility bill to verify your identity, so be sure to have these documents on hand when you pick up the campervan.

You should also be aware of the laws and requirements of the country where you plan on driving the campervan, as they may differ from those in the UK, particularly if you are planning on crossing any borders.

Finally, it’s good to also check what kind of insurance coverage is included in the rental package or if you need to get an additional coverage for the period of your rental, as you will be liable for any damages or accidents that occur during the rental period.

Driving on a European licence

As you have a European driving license, it should be valid to drive in the UK, but please also make sure it is up-to-date and not expired.

It’s also worth noting we require additional documentation such as a passport or utility bill to verify your identity, so be sure to have these documents on hand when you pick up the campervan.

You should also be aware of the laws and requirements of the country where you plan on driving the campervan. It’s best to check with the Easicampers team about it, as they may differ from those in the UK, particularly if you are planning on crossing any borders or taking the campervan out of the UK.

You may add some extras to you camper booking

When hiring a campervan from Easicampers, there are a few extras that you may want to consider adding to your rental to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are a few examples of extras that you may want to consider:

  • Linen and bedding: Some campervan rental companies may include linen and bedding in the rental cost, but others may require you to bring your own or rent them as an extra.
  • Kitchen equipment: Some rental companies may provide basic kitchen equipment such as pots, pans, and utensils, but you may want to bring your own or rent them as an extra if they are not included.
  • Camping chairs and table: if you want to spend some time outside of the campervan, having comfortable seating and a table can make your experience more enjoyable.
  • Outdoor equipment such as roof racks and roof boxes, this could help you to carry more luggage and other equipment.
  • Additional Drivers: if you want to share the driving with someone else, you might want to consider adding an additional driver to your rental agreement.

 It’s always a good idea to plan ahead and book any extras in advance to ensure they are available when you need them.

Thinking of an Easter or summer get away? We have just what you need here at Blackburn EasiHire with our amazing range of campers and motorhomes, we have everything from 2 berth to 6 berth, all shapes and sizes to suit all your family needs,

You don’t need to travel far from our Blackburn branch to find some amazing locations,

 The lake district is perfect for a family get away

top places to go in the lake district

The Lake District is a beautiful and popular destination in the UK, known for its stunning scenery, outdoor activities, and rich cultural heritage. Here are a few top places to visit in the Lake District:

  • Windermere: The largest natural lake in England, Windermere offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. There are also several towns and villages along the lake’s shore, each with its own charm and character.
  • Coniston Water: This lake is another great spot for boating and fishing, and is also home to the Ruskin Museum, which tells the story of the area’s mining heritage.
  • Grasmere: This picturesque village is famous for its association with the poet William Wordsworth, who lived and wrote in the area. The village’s main attraction is the beautiful St Oswald’s Church, where Wordsworth is buried.
  • Kendal: This historic town is known as the “gateway to the Lakes” and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. It’s also home to several good museums and art galleries, including the Museum of Lakeland Life.
  • Ullswater: The second largest lake in the Lake District, Ullswater offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and fishing. It’s also home to several historic sites, including the ruins of the ancient Roman settlement at Glenridding.
  • Wasdale: This remote valley is home to some of the highest mountains in England, and is a popular destination for climbers, hikers, and walkers. The valley is also home to the ancient St Olaf’s Church and the Wasdale Head Inn, one of the oldest pubs in the Lake District.
  • Derwentwater: A large lake located in the north of the Lake District, Derwentwater is surrounded by beautiful scenery, from rolling hills to craggy peaks. There are several boat trips you can take to enjoy the lake, and also several interesting towns in the shore of it, like Keswick.
  • Langdale: Langdale is one of the most popular valleys in the Lake District, with breath-taking views, an abundance of ancient and modern history, and a wide range of outdoor activities. Langdale is perfect to see and hike the peaks, or visit traditional inns, and finish your day in one of the valley’s great campsites.

These are just a few of the many wonderful places to visit in the Lake District. I hope this gives you a good starting point for planning your trip and enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Here are a few tips for using a campervan in the Lake District

  • Plan: Make sure to research the areas you plan to visit and the amenities available, such as campsites, gas stations, and grocery stores. This will help you plan your route and make the most of your trip.
  • Be prepared for the weather: The Lake District is known for its unpredictable weather, so it’s important to bring warm clothing and rain gear.
  • Be aware of the roads: Some of the roads in the Lake District can be narrow and winding and may not be suitable for larger campervans. Be sure to check the dimensions of your vehicle and any low bridge heights, especially if you’re planning to take your campervan off the beaten path.
  • Reserve campsites in advance: During the peak summer months, campsites in the Lake District can fill up quickly, so it’s a good idea to reserve a spot in advance.
  • Be mindful of the environment: The Lake District is a beautiful and fragile environment, so be sure to follow Leave No Trace principles and properly dispose of any waste.
  • Have a good insurance for your campervan, make sure that you are covered for the places you are going to visit and also check if your policy covers the equipment in case something happens to it.
  • Bring all necessary equipment like, camping stove, portable toilet, and other accessories you might need during the trip.
  • Research on parking restrictions and time limits, you might not be able to park your campervan overnight on some areas, and make sure that you follow those rules to avoid getting penalties.
  • Take the time to explore and enjoy the area, the Lake District has a lot of beauty to offer and is a great destination for campervan trips.

Staying safe in the lake district

The Lake District is a popular destination for outdoor activities, such as hiking, climbing, and boating. While it can be a very enjoyable and safe experience, it is important to take the necessary precautions to stay safe while exploring the area. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe in the Lake District:

  • Check the weather forecast: As the weather in the Lake District can be unpredictable, it’s essential to check the forecast before setting out and to be prepared for any conditions that may arise. Make sure you have warm clothing, rain gear, and sun protection.
  • Plan your route and let someone know where you are going: Before heading out, plan your route and let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return. This can help ensure that if anything goes wrong, people will know where to start looking for you.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing: Wearing sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing can help protect you from injuries while out on the trails. Make sure your footwear is waterproof and your clothes are warm enough in case the weather turns cold.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: Keep an eye out for any potential hazards, such as steep drops, loose rock, or slippery surfaces, and take extra care when navigating these areas.
  • Know your limits: The Lake District is home to some challenging terrains and activities, it’s important to know your limits and to not attempt anything that you’re not comfortable with. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
  • Respect the environment: The Lake District is a delicate ecosystem and it’s important to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. Stick to established trails and take your trash with you.
  • Have emergency equipment: carry emergency supplies such as a map, compass, flashlight, first-aid kit, and a fully charged mobile phone, in case you encounter an unexpected situation.
  • Know the local laws and regulations: Some areas in the lake district may have restrictions on parking, fires, or overnight camping. Make sure you understand these rules and follow them.
  • Follow safety precautions when boating, swimming, or other water activities: Water safety is crucial and if you are planning on doing any of these activities make sure you understand and follow the safety guidelines.
  • Be aware of wildlife and respect animals’ territory and space, some animals like deer, sheep or others might attack if they feel threatened.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your trip to the Lake District is a safe and enjoyable experience. Remember that nature can be unpredictable so always be prepared and mindful of your actions.

To book a camper van or for more information please call

01254 495 999