Exploring coastal locations in the UK with an Easicampers Preston motorhome is a fantastic idea. Here are some picturesque and activity-filled destinations that offer stunning scenery, cycling routes, and walking trails:
- Land’s End: Located in western Cornwall, Land’s End offers breathtakingly coastal views and dramatic cliffs. Take a walk along the Southwest Coast Path and explore the rugged coastline. The Land’s End Landmark is also worth visiting, offering attractions, restaurants, and a chance to capture stunning photographs.
- St Ives: This picturesque coastal town is known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant art scene. Explore the charming streets, art galleries, and boutiques. The St Ives Bay cycle path runs parallel to the coast, offering scenic views. For walking, consider the Zennor to St Ives coastal walk, a 6-mile trail with panoramic views of the sea and countryside.
- Bamburgh Castle: Situated on the Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle is an imposing fortress overlooking the beach. Explore the castle grounds and nearby Bamburgh Beach. From here, you can embark on the Budle Bay nature reserve trail, a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. For cycling, the Coast and Castles route passes through Bamburgh and offers a scenic coastal ride.
- Holy Island (Lindisfarne): Accessible via a causeway at low tide, Holy Island is a mystical place with a rich history. Visit Lindisfarne Priory, Lindisfarne Castle, and stroll along the stunning sandy beaches. The island offers various walking trails, including the Holy Island Circular Walk and the Pilgrim’s Way. Keep in mind the tide times to avoid getting stranded.
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: This national park boasts breathtakingly coastal scenery, including towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming villages. The Celtic Trail is a fantastic cycling route that takes you through the park, offering stunning views and the chance to explore coastal towns like Tenby. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path covers 186 miles, and you can choose from a range of walking trails, such as the St David’s Head and Marloes Peninsula sections.
- Tenby: Known for its picturesque harbour and medieval town walls, Tenby is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline. Enjoy walks along Tenby’s South Beach and Castle Beach, or cycle along the coastal path towards Saundersfoot. Don’t miss a visit to Caldey Island, accessible by boat, with its scenic walks and tranquil atmosphere.
The Scottish Highlands
- Isle of Skye: This enchanting island offers a variety of landscapes, including the iconic Old Man of Storr and the otherworldly Quiraing. Explore the Fairy Pools, crystal-clear pools and waterfalls in Glen Brittle, and consider cycling around the island to experience its rugged beauty. For hikers, the Skye Trail is a challenging 80-mile route that takes you through the island’s most stunning scenery.
- North Coast 500: Scotland’s famous scenic route along the northern coastline offers a multitude of opportunities for cycling and walking. Enjoy the stunning beaches of Dornoch, the cliffs of Caithness, and the charming villages along the way. The Cape Wrath Trail is a challenging long-distance hike, while shorter walks are available at locations like Smoo Cave and Sandwood Bay.
- Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: This area is known for its diverse landscapes, including salt marshes, sand dunes, and wildlife-rich nature reserves. The Norfolk Coast Cycleway is a 92-mile route that meanders through picturesque coastal villages. For walking, the Norfolk Coast Path stretches for 84 miles, offering panoramic views and access to beautiful beaches. Consider walking sections of the path, such as the Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney stretch, where you can spot seals and enjoy the coastal scenery.
- Blakeney Point: Take a boat trip from Blakeney to Blakeney Point, a nature reserve famous for its seal colonies. Witness these magnificent creatures basking on the sandbanks and enjoy the coastal walking trails, which provide stunning views of the coastline. Don’t miss the chance to explore the nearby villages of Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea, known for their quaint charm.
When planning your Easicampers motorhome trip with the team in Preston, be sure to research campsites or designated motorhome areas near these locations to ensure a comfortable stay. Additionally, consider checking local visitor centres or tourism websites for up-to-date information on cycling routes, walking trails, and any specific regulations or recommendations for outdoor activities in each area. Enjoy your journey exploring the UK’s beautiful coastal destinations!
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