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A Guide to Driving Scotland’s North Coast 500 by Motorhome

For a brief overview, check out our introduction to driving Scotland’s NC500 by campervan web story. After only a couple of years of a strong but controversial marketing strategy, the North Coast 500 is already right up there as one of the world’s best road trips. It’s not new though. The north coast of Scotland has …

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Things to do in Tintagel | History, myths & legends in Cornwall

Looking for a perfect Cornish day trip? Or to soak up some of the finest and most dramatic sea views in the county?  Then Tintagel, perched on the cliffs of the north Cornwall coast, is just what you’re looking for. Our guide will show you exactly how to spend a day here (or longer). We’ve …

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Cornwall Road Trip Itinerary | A Bumper Packed Week

So you want to go on a road trip in Cornwall? Fantastic idea! Many consider Cornwall one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in England.  You’ll find over 400 miles of amazing coast, sandy beaches, hidden coves and oodles of English heritage. Its rugged coastline is raw beauty and we found it hard to …

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Cheddar Gorge Walks & Things to Do in Cheddar

What images spring to mind when you think of the English countryside?  Gentle, rolling hills of patchwork fields? Or dramatic, rugged mountain peaks with deep gorges and far off glistening lakes? It turns out, if you want to see some of the most magnificent landscapes on the planet, the UK is the place to go. The UK’s largest gorge is in …

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Lumsdale Falls | Peak District Waterfalls, Ruins & Walks

Lumsdale Falls is currently closed. Before travelling, check if the site is open to the public. We learnt about Lumsdale Falls one evening in mid-winter as we lounged in front of the fire and knew we had to visit. It’s only about an hour’s drive from home so we set off the following morning. Lumsdale …

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan | Cornwall’s Hidden Gem

We didn’t plan to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our trip to Cornwall. We thought about visiting the Eden Project again after many years but had second thoughts when we considered the throngs of tourists. Then we spotted the signs of Heligan and decided to give it a go. And we’re so glad …

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Our road trip route around Scotland’s NC500

Testing out our camper van conversion was the main reason for taking this road trip. With rugged landscapes, free overnight parking and much hype about Scotland’s answer to Route 66, we couldn’t think of a better place to put Baloo to the test. Graham was in Chicago on business, and with no progress planned on …

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Northumberland: the perfect English country escape

Are you looking to escape to the country for a few days or even longer? Or to sample some of Britain’s finest historical sites? Then Northumberland, England’s northernmost county, is a perfect choice. In our guide you’ll find recommendations for things to do in Northumberland, where to stay, what to pack and plenty of photos …

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North Coast 500 Packing List: camper van essentials

The North Coast 500 road trip is all the rage in the UK now and so it should be. The Scottish Highlands offer great outdoor activities, fantastic scenic drives and beaches to die for. So if you’re planning to go on one of Europe’s best road trips, you’ll need to make sure you pack a …

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Our top 10 places to visit in Cornwall

Whether you’re visiting from afar, or discovering more of your own wonderful country, Cornwall is a terrific county to explore. Because the county has over 400 miles of coastline, we were spoilt for choice of places to visit in Cornwall. We had a long journey from the Midlands and with a fixed return date – …

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Cornwall by camper van: the essential guide

Cornwall is a terrific county, crying out to be toured by camper. With some incredible views along its 400 mile coastline, great surfing spots and more English heritage than you could wave a Cornish ice cream at, a road trip in Cornwall by camper van is a perfect getaway. We spent 7 days touring Cornwall …

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The most scenic drives in Cornwall

Does the thought of empty country lanes, stunning coastlines and whitewashed clifftop villages appeal to you? Then Cornwall is maybe the best county in England for your road trip. Are you a landscape lover, history buff, outdoor enthusiast or do you just prefer to laze on a secluded beach? Cornwall has what you’re looking for. By the …

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