Best places to take a sustainable caravan holiday staycation in the UK

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The UK is full of hidden gems, ancient history, rugged coastlines and lush green landscapes. This makes the UK one of the most ideal places for making the most of touring caravans and enjoying much needed time away in the centre of nature.

If you still require some semblance of luxury, Touring caravans can also be a more sustainable holiday option. Not only will you forgo the impact of the carbon heavy aviation industry, but caravan holidays can be more environmentally friendly than some other types of holiday.

In addition, the long-term impact of a caravan can be significantly lower than bricks and mortar leisure hotels (think of all that concrete!). This is of course if you choose a more sustainably built caravan that is also constructed to stand the test of time.

If sustainability and durability are what you’re after, Bailey of Bristol manufacture a range of caravans (and motorhomes) that are built to endure all weather conditions.  You can take 360 degree tours of their entire range of caravans.

Where to go?

When making decisions about where you would enjoy your caravan holiday some of the best places to visit can be close to home.

The UK has some incredible places to visit, right on the doorstep. Pick your destination based on the needs of you and your loved ones, but don’t overlook the options closest to your home, which would make your holiday more environmentally friendly.

Here are some of our top picks for the best for caravan holiday destinations in the UK. Take your pick from some of these fabulous options. Perhaps one of them is not far from where you live.

The Lake District

The Lake District is the UK’s favourite National Park and offers a stunning landscape offering up an unforgettable time, no matter what the season. From pretty picnics lakeside in the summer to wrapping up warm for atmosphere laden autumnal walks or cosying up by real, roaring fires in quaint country pubs in the winter, the breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains and sparkling lakes are all part of the irresistible charm.

This stunning English landscape is also home to famous author and conservationist Beatrix Potter. You can find plenty of tourist attractions based around her legacy that little ones will enjoy.

Yorkshire Dales

One of Britain’s 15 national parks, the stunning Yorkshire Dales are made up of wild, rambling moors, limestone hills, breathtaking waterfalls, and the “dales” or river valleys that the park is named for.

The area is equally known for adrenaline pumping outdoor activities such as the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, or the Tour de Yorkshire, as it is for its quaint market towns. Be sure to sample some local produce at relatively unspoilt towns like the picturesque Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cornwall

Leave the rat race behind in Polperro. This quaint little Cornish fishing village on the South East Coast of Cornwall oozes unspoiled charm. Narrow streets, pretty as a picture flower covered cottages and a close proximity to attractions like The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

This makes Polperro an arguably attractive place to go on a caravan holiday in Cornwall. Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the breathtaking seascapes, and beautiful, clear swimming waters of Cornwall’s east coast.

Hadrian’s Wall

Steeped in ancient history, Hadrian’s Wall is the largest Roman artefact in existence, stretching a lengthy and impressive 84 miles from Wallsend to Bowness through some of England’s most awe-inspiring countryside.

For History lovers, you can really feel like you are being transported back in time when walking along sections of the wall. The World Heritage Site is well worth a visit in your touring caravan for scenery that will simply take your breath away.

Dartmoor National Park

Take in the staggering heather-clad moorland of Dartmoor National Park in beautiful Devon. Here you can also visit the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. Stone circles and menhirs are rife here – a treat for ancient history lovers.

Couple this ancient feeling landscape with the stunning scenery, babbling brooks, hidden waterfalls, and (of course) cosy historic Inns, serving delicious local fare – and you may have found the perfect place for exploring in a caravan.

Be sure to walk up to the Brentor Church and soak up the breathtaking views and remarkable scenery from every vantage point.

Sustainable caravan holiday destinations

This list is just a small taste of what the UK has to offer when taking a caravan holiday.  However, if you want to make your holiday truly low-impact, take a look at the treats on your doorstep.

You may be surprised how much you miss when dashing around during your daily life.  Taking a pause and exploring areas nearby could not only surprise you, but they could deliver the perfect caravan holiday experience.

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