Lakes Highlights

Day 1: Wigan to Lake District National Park

  • Start your journey from Wigan and head towards Lake District National Park, approximately a 2-hour drive.
  • Set up your motorhome at a campsite in the Lake District, such as Keswick or Windermere.
  • Spend the day exploring the beautiful lakes, mountains, and charming towns in the area. You can go hiking, take a boat trip on Lake Windermere, or visit popular attractions like Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top.

Day 2: Lake District National Park

  • Continue exploring the Lake District National Park.
  • Visit popular attractions like Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, or Derwent Water, a stunning lake surrounded by picturesque scenery.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, cycling, or simply relaxing amidst the natural beauty.

Day 3: Lake District National Park to Yorkshire Dales National Park

  • Depart from the Lake District and drive to Yorkshire Dales National Park, which takes around 2 hours.
  • Settle in at a campsite in the Yorkshire Dales, like Hawes or Malham.
  • Spend the day exploring the Dales, known for its rolling hills, limestone cliffs, and picturesque villages. Visit attractions like Aysgarth Falls, Malham Cove, or the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Day 4: Yorkshire Dales National Park

  • Continue your exploration of Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Go hiking along one of the many trails, such as the famous Three Peaks Challenge, which covers Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, and Whernside.
  • Visit charming villages like Grassington, Reeth, or Haworth, the home of the Brontë sisters.

Day 5: Yorkshire Dales National Park to Northumberland National Park

  • Leave Yorkshire Dales National Park and drive to Northumberland National Park, approximately a 2.5-hour journey.
  • Set up camp at a suitable campsite in the area, like Rothbury or Bellingham.
  • Spend the day exploring the rugged beauty of Northumberland. Visit attractions like Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Water and Forest Park, or Alnwick Castle.

Day 6: Northumberland National Park

  • Continue exploring Northumberland National Park.
  • Go hiking in the Cheviot Hills or explore the stunning landscapes of the Simonside Hills.
  • Visit the charming market town of Hexham or the historic village of Bamburgh with its impressive castle.

Day 7: Northumberland National Park to Wigan

  • Begin your return journey from Northumberland National Park to Wigan, which takes approximately 3 hours.
  • Take your time to enjoy the scenic drive and make any desired stops along the way.
  • Arrive back in Wigan, where you can conclude your motorhome vacation.

Remember to check ahead for any travel restrictions, availability of campsites, and guidelines before embarking on your trip. Enjoy your outdoor motorhome adventure in the north of England!

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