Some of the best UK locations to visit in your camper van
With stay-cations still rocketing you might have thought you’ve already seen the best of what our glorious part of the world has to offer. The UK is full of beautiful and scenic locations to park up your camper van and enjoy the great outdoors, what ever our classic British weather has to offer. So if you’re looking for a bit of inspo of where to take your van life to next, we here at 8 Ball have got you covered. Here are our top 10 fave spots to go in the UK
Loch Lubnaig, Scotland: Nestled in the heart of the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lubnaig is a serene and picturesque location perfect for a peaceful escape. With stunning views of the surrounding hills and easy access to hiking trails, this hidden gem is sure to delight any nature lover.
Balmaha Bay, Scotland: Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, Balmaha Bay is a secluded and tranquil spot with stunning views of the loch. With plenty of space to park up your campervan, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a picnic, a wild swim, or simply soak up the beauty of the Scottish countryside.
Glencoe, Scotland: If you’re looking for a more dramatic landscape, Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands is the perfect spot. With towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas, this rugged and wild terrain is sure to take your breath away. Top tip, there’s an indoor ice wall near by Kinlochleven, an ideal place to learn this sport.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales: Wales is home to some of the UK’s most stunning coastline, and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is no exception. With rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and crystal-clear waters, this area is perfect for exploring by foot or by campervan. Keep an eye out for dolphins, Cardigan Bay has a huge dolphin population. Take your SUP as you can get a real close up encounter!
Snowdonia National Park, Wales: An amazing place for adventure and stunning natural beauty, Snowdonia National Park is a must-visit destination. With towering mountains, stunning lakes, and endless hiking trails, this area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. If you’re feeling brave scrambling across Crib Goch will get your adrenaline pumping. If you want a more chilled vibe we highly recommend catching a few waves at Surf Snowdonia.
Black Mountain, Wales: If you’re looking for a more secluded spot, Black Mountain in Wales is the perfect destination. With rolling hills, stunning views, and endless opportunities for hiking and exploring, this hidden gem is sure to delight anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. This is Wales people, don’t forget your waterproofs!
Lake District, England: The Lake District is one of the country’s most popular destinations for camper van enthusiasts, it does get busy, particularly in the school hols, but there are still plenty of hidden spots to discover. From secluded lakeside spots to stunning mountain vistas, this area is full of surprises. Make sure to grab a beer at Hawkshead Brewery.
Peak District National Park, England: For those seeking a mix of stunning natural beauty and charming villages, the Peak District National Park in England is a brilliant destination. With rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and quaint towns and villages, this area is sure to delight any visitor. We love to hunt down the Bleaklow plane wreck when we visit.
Northumberland, England: If you’re looking for a more remote and wild destination in England, Northumberland in England is the perfect spot. With a beautiful coastline, dramatic cliffs, and plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring, this area is perfect for anyone seeking adventure. Northumberland has some great surf spots, ever wanted to surf with a castle as your backdrop? Yes? Us too, head to Bamburgh beach.
Isle of Skye, Scotland: Last but not least, one of our all time favourite spots in Scotland, the Isle of Skye. It is hands down one of the most stunning destinations in the UK. With dramatic landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and endless opportunities for exploration, this hidden gem is sure to delight any visitor.
Whether you’re seeking adventure, natural beauty, or simply a quiet escape, these little gems are sure to set your adventure taste buds alight. Give these spots a more thorough google, get your bags packed and get on the road. There’s a whole world of beauty waiting to be discovered on our little isle!