How To Prepare For A Campervan Adventure In The British Isles

Campervan at Lake bala

The British Isles might look like a small set of islands on a map. But, there is plenty to see and do there! There’s no denying that the UK has a long and rich history. It has a tapestry filled with culture and mystery. Plus, it’s also home to some of the world’s most amazing landmarks.

And then you’ve got the food. There aren’t many places in the world where you can choose from a variety of different cuisines, even in rural areas! Those are just some of the reasons why people visit Britain in their millions each year!

Many people travel around by car or public transport in the British Isles. But, if you want to get a feel for what the UK has to offer, there’s only one way to do it.

Campervan at Lake bala

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Campervan holidays are increasing in popularity in the UK. If you want to embark on such a fun-packed adventure, here’s how to prepare for it:


Choose the right campervan for your needs


As you might expect, there is a raft of different campervan options on the market these days. You can hire or buy ones in various shapes and sizes. From the iconic VW Type 2 to the Dalbury Electric Camper, there’s something for everyone.


When looking at campervans to hire, there are a few things you need to consider. First of all, how much space do you need? If you’re travelling solo, you won’t need a big vehicle. But, if you’ve got a family in tow, a larger model will give everyone more space.


Second, where are you planning to go? Driving some campervans in off-road terrain is possible. But, they’d need something like General Grabber tyres fitted for extra traction. Bear in mind that some camp sites might not have paved areas. So, if you end up stuck in mud during a rainy weekend, you’ll need a way to get your campervan out of there!


And, third, what onboard facilities do you want? Basic campervans only offer fold-out beds. Others include washing, toilet and cooking facilities.


Pack the right clothes


The British Isles has a temperate marine climate. What that means is you’ll experience mostly cool summers and no “dry” season. In other words, it’s usually cold and raining for most of the year!


As you might expect, it pays to pack plenty of warm clothes. Especially if you’re going to spend your evenings sleeping in a campervan.


Invest in satellite navigation


The wonders of technology enable us to reach destinations without using a paper map. Sat-nav devices can get hired or bought from most places in the UK. You could, of course, use your own device and load it with the latest UK & Ireland maps.


I recommend using satellite navigation, even if you’re visiting major towns or cities. Consider using a system that includes traffic reports. That way, you can avoid getting stuck in jams.


Have fun


Last, but not least, don’t forget to have an amazing time touring the British Isles in your campervan. Don’t plan everything in an itinerary; be spontaneous on your travels too!


Good luck!

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