Campervan travel is one of the best ways to explore the UK, giving you the freedom to go
wherever you like, whenever you like. From rugged coastlines to serene countryside, the UK
offers a diverse range of campervan routes that you won’t want to miss!
So pack your bags, hit the road and get ready to experience the breathtaking natural wonders of
Top 3 Destinations
1. The Lake District
2. The North Coast 500, Scotland
3. The Atlantic Highway, South West England
The Lake District
The Lake District stands out as one of the finest campervan routes in the UK for both residents
and those overseas. Home to breathtaking landscapes, historic cities, tranquil lakes, secluded
beaches and rugged mountains, it really does showcase some of the best scenery the UK has
One of the best campervan routes in the Lake District is along the A591, which runs from
Keswick to Kendal. Begin with the picturesque shores of Derwentwater in Keswick, where you
can bask in the serene ambiance and partake in water activities. Journey south to the charming
village of Grasmere, nestled amidst rolling hills and the eponymous lake, a haven for literature
and nature enthusiasts alike.
Next, Windermere beckons with its largest natural lake and an array of watersports. For a taste
of history and culture, Ambleside offers ancient stone circles and the compelling Bridge
House.Finally, round off your expedition with a visit to the icon town of Kendal. Renowned for its
historic castle and inciting Kendal mint cake.
June to August are great months to visit as the weather is usually at its warmest and driest but
be aware that this is also peak tourist season, so it may be very busy.
There are lots of beautiful campsites along the way, to set up your home on wheels and make
The North Coast 500, Scotland
The North Coast 500 is a must-see. Known as Scotland’s very own Route 66, this epic drive
starts and ends in Inverness and takes you through 500 miles of stunning Scottish scenery,
making it the perfect 5-7 day road trip.
From rugged coastlines and white sandy beaches to remote fishing villages and some hidden
gems, an abundance of unforgettable adventures awaits. The road winds through charming
villages like Ullapool, Durness, Dornoch, Wick, Thurso, and Lochinver, each with its own unique
character and stunning views.
One of the highlights of this trip is the beautiful Achmelvich bay, a popular spot for hikers,
beachgoers and water sport enthusiasts. This is nestled within a sheltered bay and boasts
crystal clear waters and incredible views.
The best time to drive the North Coast 500 for most people is between May and October as
during this period you’ll find most attractions and restaurants open and the best chances for
So pack your bags, you’re in for a treat!
The Atlantic Highway, South West England
The Atlantic Highway in South West England is a campervan enthusiasts dream! Stretching 70
miles from Barnstaple in Devon to Newquay in Cornwall, this scenic route unveils a tapestry of
The road meanders alongside the rugged cliffs of the North Devon coast, offering breathtaking
views of the Atlantic ocean. Charming seaside towns like Bude and Padstow dot the route,
inviting you to explore their picturesque streets and indulge in fresh, local cuisine.
Surfers flock the renowned beaches along the way, while hidden coves provide secluded spots
In addition to its natural beauty, the Atlantic Highway also provides access to a wealth of
cultural and historical sites. From ancient castles and stately homes to quaint fishing villages
and bustling markets
Early Autumn is a lovely time to visit, with warmth still in the air but a sense of peace as the
season comes to a close.
What are you waiting for?
Whether you’re a seasoned camper or you’re looking at buying a campervan, there’s a
plethora of experiences waiting for you.
So fuel up, hit the road and remember to pack for typical British weather, as you never know
what you’re going to get!