Last updated 1st Jan 2021
This trip is ideal for incoming tourists and British tourists alike. It covers many of the most desirable areas of England and Scotland. All sites can be booked in advance with the Caravan Club or the Camping and Caravan Club. This itinery is infinitely variable and is merely a suggested route which we think you may consider. If you prefer less time in the Scottish western isles and more time golfing at Gleneagles or Turnberry or any of the many Scottish golf courses or perhaps more time in the south of England please let us know and we will add or subtract the places you wish to amend. Some tourists will want to visit friends or WW2 airfields in East Anglia, or visit Cornwall and Devon which is not on this route. Wales has also many interesting places which can be added. Please ask and we will change the route for you.
It is always advisable to join the caravan club and pre book your sites through the caravan club whose web site is shown below.
Other benefits from the caravan club are discounted ferry fares, all arranged by the Caravan Club travel service (phone 01342 316101). Alternatively join the Caravan and Camping Club: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
Please ask for our computerised route map which we can generate for this tour or any other that you require. We can be contacted by e-mail using firstname.lastname@example.org
Our tour starts in North West England where you collect your motor home. Easicampers will deliver your motorhome to Manchester, Liverpool, or Birmingham airport where we have branches. Or collect at our depot in Wigan .We will need approx. one hour to show you around your motorhome and to make sure you understand how everything operates. At all times during your tour we will be on call by phone if you wish to ask any questions. Unlike the U.S.A. our country is very small and few places are more than 3 hours away from our central location.
Friday, Day 1
Wigan-Blackpool (1 night)
Blackpool is famous for its illuminations which commence on the first week in September for one month. Blackpool is England’s premier and most famous resort. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has one of the largest roller coasters in the world and evening brings glittering cabaret shows for all the family. Your site is “Blackpool South”, which is number 128 in the site guide. This stop is optional as Blackpool is a little “tacky” and will not suit some tourists. If you have children, however, you may consider this town.
Web site: – www.visitnorthwest.com
Saturday and Sunday, Days 2 & 3
Blackpool-Bowness (Lake District) (2 nights)
Next stop is Bowness, set in the heart of the Lake District and our site is “Braithwaite Fold” which is within walking distance of the town centre and close to the lakeside. Take one of the many cruises on Lake Windermere and hop off at different villages around the lake. Lovely walking country. Visit Hill Top, the tiny 17th century cottage of Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit. The site is number 155 of the site guide.
Web site:- www.golakes.co.uk
Monday, Day 4
Bowness-Ullswater (1 night)
Your site this evening is Troutbeck Head which nestles in a valley alongside a babbling brook, below Great Mell Fell with spectacular views of Blencathra. Site number 152 of our site guide. Cruise on Lake Ullswater and the market town of Keswick is within easy reach. An alternate to this site is the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Crow Park Rd, Keswick. This site is on the lake shore of Derwentwater with the town just a short stroll away.
Web site:- www.ullswater.co.uk
Tuesday and Wednesday, Days 5 & 6
Ullswater-Edinburgh (2 nights)
Why not visit Hadrian’s Wall on the way to Edinburgh. This was built to defend the northern frontier of the ancient Roman Empire. Our site is just 6 miles from Edinburgh at Slatebarns, site 181 in the site guide. Access to Edinburgh is by bus which cuts out the hassle of parking in this vibrant and busy capital city of Scotland.
Thursday & Friday, Days 7 & 8
Edinburgh-Braemar (2 nights)
Our site, The Invercauld”, is number 172 of the site guide and is the gateway to the Cairngorms. If your trip includes September you can see the Highland Gathering, a famous sporting event. Beautiful landscapes and scenery surround this site and it is ideal walking country. Visit Balmoral, one of the Queen’s homes.
Saturday & Sunday, Days 8 & 9
Braemar-Culloden Moor (2 nights)
This is where the famous battle took place between Bonnie Prince Charlie and Scottish history was rewritten. Visit Loch Ness and see the monster. Inverness is just 6 miles away with its impressive castle and lively atmosphere. Your site is “Culloden Moor” number 163 of the site guide.
Monday & Tuesday, Day 10 & 11
Culloden Moor-Bunree (2 nights)
Your site this evening is Bunree which has been voted the Top Site in Britain by readers of Caravan Magazine. Fabulous lochside location and must be lovliest in scenic terms. Number 166.
Wednesday-Friday, Day 12, 13, 14
Oban-Isle of Mull and other islands (4 nights)
Oban is the main ferry terminal to the Hebrides and Western IslesA leisurely 4 nights can be enjoyed visiting the numerous islands off this beautiful coastline. Visit Mull, Iona, Glencoe, St. Columba, Staffa, Tiree, Coll, Barra, South Uist, North Uist, Harris, and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Due to the lack of campsites on the islands this is your chance to “wild camp” i.e. stop where you wish whether it be a sandy cove or mountain glen. Site number 169, North Ledaig, is a good site just north of Oban.
Saturday Day 15
Oban-Durham (1 night)
Once back on the mainland next stop is quite a long drive down to Durham. Your site for the night is “Grange” which is number 144 of your site guide. You may take a guided tour of the town but do not miss the magnificent cathedral and castle. Beamish Open Air Museum is a popular attraction.
Sunday & Monday, Days 16 & 17
Durham-York (2 nights)
York is an incredible medieval city, most famous for York Minster, England’s largest Gothic church. Take a trip back in time at the Viking Centre where time reverts to 948 AD. Visit the large National Railway Museum or take a cruise along the Ouse. Your site for two nights is “Beachwood Grange”, number 138 in the site guide.
Tuesday, Day 18
York-Buxton (1 night)
A two night stopover at “Grin Low” allows you to unwind a little and relax in this unusual site. Buxton lies at the heart of the Peak District which is one of the most beautiful areas of Britain and is as equally attractive as the Lake District. Grin Low is number 101 of the site guide.
Wednesday & Thursday, Days 20 & 21
Buxton-Broadway (2 nights)
Our site here is “Broadway”, number 84 of our site guide and just on the edge of one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. This is a picture postcard of olde worlde England at its best.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Days 22 & 23 & 24
Broadway-London (3 nights)
Our site in London is “Crystal Palace” where a bus takes you directly to Oxford Circus in the heart of town. Number 40 in the site guide.
Web site:- www.londontown.com
Monday & Tuesday Days 25 & 26
London-Moreton-in-Marsh (2 nights)
This is an ideal stopover to visit Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick, and Oxford. Our site is number 90 of the site guide and only 400 yards from the town centre where there are numerous pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
Wednesday & Thursday Days 27 & 28
Moreton-in-March : Chester (2 nights)
Chester is steeped in history and is best known for its Roman connection. Chester was a major garrison in Roman times, probably due to its position on the river Dee and its midpoint position between London and Hadrian’s Wall on the Scottish border.Visit the 900 year old Cathedral and the unique “Rows” shopping galleries. Our site is “Chester Fairoaks”, site number 125 and access to the city is by bus.
Friday Day 29, Chester-Wigan
Wigan like Chester was a Roman town (Coccium) and areas such as Millgate, Wallgate, Hallgate, and Standishgate were parts in the wall of this garrison town. Return Motor home at 10.00 a.m.