What better way to explore our beautiful country than in a VanGlorious VW Campervan?
What a truly amazing place we live in, and I can’t even claim to know a tiny portion of it.
Whilst researching places to take our family this year, I thought I would post some of my findings, inspiring you to take one of our VW Campervans on a trip of a lifetime. This could easily have been a really long article as there are so many places I want to visit, but I’ve heavily edited my list to just a few ideas!
The VanGlorious Campervans love a road trip, and in my opinion, this is the best way to see a place. Our California Oceans have travelled all over Europe, but this time I have been looking at some of the spectacular adventures available around our Great British Isles, and there are so many to choose from!
One of our customers is planning on exploring the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland this year, and it’s definitely on my bucket list. From Donegal in the North, all the way to Cork in the South, there are 2,500 miles of breath-taking coast to explore. There is a lot of information on the Discover Ireland website (and some gorgeous photographs too). Connemara is noted for having some of the best sea kayaking in the UK, so why not take advantage of our roof bars and take your paddles. Watch this space as we will soon be adding inflatable kayaks and SUPs to our ‘Add-On’ list!
The NC500 is one of the most talked about road trips, worldwide.
The North Coast 500 is a 516 mile scenic route round Scotland, most of it coastal, taking in white sandy beaches, historic castles and an abundance of glorious Scottish countryside. Not to mention the numerous golf courses. The VW California Ocean will quite happily accommodate a couple of golf bags in the boot space, along with all your luggage too.
I’ve also been looking at some island hopping. The islands off the West Coast in particular. The Hebrides are calling to me! As a beach addict, I’ve been assured some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are found on Lewis and Harris. I’ve been checking out ferries, and there are specific island hopper passes to get you round. The Visit Scotland website should give you some inspiration.
The Lake District is a perfect place to set up camp for an adventurous holiday. Not only is it an absolutely stunning place to explore and relax in, but the Lake District could also see you getting active amongst the lakes and fell mountains. With cycling, walking, water sports and a host more activities available, I quite fancied having fun with the kids on our bicycles.
You could use our superb bike rack, which is really easy to use. The Thule x4 rack tips down to the ground (even with the bikes on), which still allows you access to the back of the van without having to remove the rack itself. Genius!
There is an abundance of lakeside campsites in Cumbria, allowing you to pitch up next to some breath taking views.
We have visited Pembrokeshire a few times and are in love with it. We have stayed mainly by the coast (no surprises there!), and driven part of The Coastal Way (180 miles), which is part of The Wales Way, incorporating three National touring routes, The Cambrian Way, the Coastal Way and The North Wales Way.
The Adventure Park in Snowdonia would be the perfect place for those adrenaline junkies. Learn to surf on a lagoon, and brave the zipwires, climbing walls and assault courses. Brilliant for energetic kids. www.adventureparcsnowdonia.com
And… this area is also a Dark Sky destination, so bring your telescopes for a spot of star gazing next to your campfire.
We first used our Drive Away awning in Pembrokeshire, allowing us a panoramic view of the scenery, and it was so useful to have for that extra bit of room. We used the Vango Kela III which is an Air Beam, meaning no tricky tent poles! The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only National Park in the UK to be established primarily because of its coastline. It is also home to the 190-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Don’t forget your walking boots!
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Where will your VanGlorious Campervan take you…?