Top touring locations for the autumn
As the leaves turn brown and the air becomes crisp, you may be forgiven for thinking that the best time for a motorhome holiday has passed.
Luckily, there are just as many gems to explore in the colder months as there are during the warmer. If you’re craving the crunch of foliage underfoot, sitting outside next to a roaring fire or taking in the beauty of a golden landscape, then take a look at our round-up of some of the best autumnal hotspots for a motorhome break in the UK:
A historic county nestled in the scenic south-west of Scotland, Ayrshire has plenty to offer autumnal caravaners. There’s a wide selection of campsites, from Craig Tara to Culzean Castle, close to prime locations for dog walking, coastal paths and hiking.
Many of the pathways and sections across the River Ayr are perfect for a stroll, as the 44-mile river stretches through some of the loveliest autumn scenery in the UK. Aside from walks along the coast and forests, Ayr contains an array of National Trust sites and properties that still hold their autumnal colours.
Whether you’re looking for a place to explore, or to sit outside and watch the leaves fall, Ayr is a great choice for a motorhome getaway at this time of year.
Boasting almost 30,000 hectares of woodland and rolling hills, Shropshire will certainly be right up there for motorhome owners looking for a picturesque place to camp out this autumn.
If you prefer glamping in comfort to camping out in the forest, Greenway Touring and Glamping Park is an adults-only site where you can go on cycling trips through the countryside and visit the nearby historic market towns. Ludlow, Church Stretton and Shrewsbury all host local produce markets and autumn fairs that attracts visitors from all over the country.
When we think of the Cotswolds, we often picture quiet and quaint villages tucked away amidst some of the loveliest farmland in the country. During autumn, the colours of the Cotswolds are truly at their best in the wide-open spaces that are perfect for motorhome getaways. Chipping Norton campsite serves as a gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding villages.
It’s not just swathes of countryside that the Cotswolds has to offer – the autumnal season is the perfect time to visit Blenheim Palace, discovering its rich history and walking through the grounds. The Cotswold Way and Batsford Arboretum are just two of the many options for walkers, with Batsford Arboretum offering 56 acres and a falconry centre for adventurous visitors.
4) Lake District
Whilst there are several parts of the UK that truly come to life in autumn, very few can rival the spectacular views in the Lake District. A popular destination for motorhomes and caravans all year round, the region has an abundance of camping spots and motorhome sites from which you can explore this breath-taking location.
The lakes of Ullswater, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite are tucked underneath the mountains of Grizdale Pike, Skiddaw and Catbells. You can park up next to the lake and head out onto the water aboard an Ullswater steamer, taking in the local scenery. Aside from traditional harvest time festivities, villages such as Ravenglass also have a deep history stretching back to the Bronze Age, just waiting to be discovered. There’s certainly no shortage of interesting things to do during an autumn trip to the Lake District.