Motorhoming In Winter
Winter touring holidays or breaks appeal to so many motorhome owners for a number of reasons.
The roads are not so crowded, parking restrictions may not be so severe, wildcamping is tolerated more as many campsites are closed and crisp, winter mornings offer some of the best scenery in Scotland.
So long as your motorhome offers you the warmth and comfort that you desire then what have you got to lose! Most Hire / Rental Motorhomes are Insulated , If you want some inspiration of where to go over winter, than consider one – or all – of the following
The Hebrides – or the Western Isles as they are also known of the west coast of Scotland – is a chain of beautifully unspoilt islands 30 miles off the North West coast of Scotland. They are a popular destination with serious motorhome owners and hire / rental motorhomes over the winter months, partly because the weather is generally mild due to a year-round current that originates in the Caribbean and also because they are easily accessible from mainland Scotland by ferry. Although the winters are mild, visitors occasionally experience some of the wildest and stormiest gales around – so take your raincoat in preparation!
Stay at: Sites are few and far between and don’t expect many facilities on what sites there are. Try Cnip Village Grazing Trudst Campsite, Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis. Tel 01851 672265. Alternatively, wild camping opportunities abound. During the summer many of our hire rental motorhomes can be seen all ove the Islands
The Lake District provides the perfect backdrop for a winter motorhome / Campervan trip. There are many walks you can enjoy whatever the length of your stay, but always ensure you’re well prepared and have the right equipment to hand. Research the walks beforehand and only tackle those you are confident of completing.
Some regular Lake land walkers will tell you that the National Park offers a much more handsome landscape in the winter months than it does in the summer. Why not find out for yourselves?
Stay at: Sykeside Camping Park, Brotherswater, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria. Tel: 01768 482239.
Snowdonia, known in Welsh as Eryri, offers something for everyone wanting to breathe in some fresh mountain air including forest walks, birdwatching, castles, museums, …the list is endless. There’s also a steam railway so you can take a seat and admire the crisp winter scenes from the comfort of your carriage.