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  1. Jam1996

    Jam1996

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    Hello to everyone.
    We are renting a motorhome in August to tour the uk for 3 weeks with our two little kids. It will be our first time driving and living in a motorhome. We do not have our itinerary planned yet but we plan on doing southern Scotland,Lake District, Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall. Any tips on places to see and stay would be greatly appreciated. We are not great walkers/hikers but we are history buffs and we love scenic places and places that are safe for the kids to run around and let off steam. We plan to self cater/ BBQ depending on the weather.

    Thanks in advance for any help or info.

    ps. we are hiring a Bailey Approach 765
     
  2. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    Hi from Devon

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    Be prepared for full campsites.
     
  4. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to the Fun!

    My advice - don't try to do too many miles, just relax and enjoy :)
     
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  5. John Laidler

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    Welcome, I can recommend Treloan campsite at Portscatho, Cornwall. It should have room but there are lots of other sites in the area. It is right on the coast with beaches etc.
     
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    Hi,I dont know if you are familiar with driving a wide vehicle but up in Scotland I saw 2 hired vans that had smashed the offside mirrors to pieces ,so be warned apart from that have a great time (y)
     
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  8. Jam1996

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    If we don`t stay on campsites what are our other options? Where is it legal and safe to stop overnight?
     
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    Seriously consider booking all your sites asap especially if you want child friendly.
     
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    Hi and welcome. Scotland is a very esey place to tour lots of stopping places .but with having kids I would stick to sites .
     
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    Hello and welcome.

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, that a lot of miles to dive with small children in a vehicle your not use to you might be better just restricting yourself to one or two sites. August will be expensive and there are not too many safe places to wild camp in the UK which is why a lot of people go over to the Continent but would your hire company allow that? anyway good luck and have fun. (y)
     
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    I think you could happily spend 3 weeks in any one of the destinations you've mentioned. Cornwall to Southern Scotland is almost 500 miles, are the kids good travellers ?
    Seriously have a rethink, don't set yourselves up to fail in this wonderful hobby (y)
     
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    You really will struggle to do that itinerary. You could spend two weeks just in Southern Scotland and not see it all. Plus, in August the motorways are busy, the areas you have chosen, particularly Cornwall and the Lakes will be overflowing and, of course, a motorhome does not travel at the speed of the car. Unless you want to spend 8 hours a day driving I would rein in your ambitions. Plenty of time for other trips
     
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    hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
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    Hi and welcome, when you say southern Scotland do you mean Dumfries and Galloway or the Borders.

    I live in Dumfries and will help you where I can just let me know a rough idea of where your heading.
     
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    Hi Jam and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    And we are in The Borders and will offer the same as @lorger for this area.

    I think your motorhome is too big for our drive :( which is a pity.

    What do the children like doing and how old are they? If we know that we could advise more.

    Like others have said pick one area and explore that.

    Oh, before I forget

    "Welcome"
     
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    Hi and welcome from South Glos. :smiley:
     
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    Hi welcome and enjoy your first Motorhome holiday(y)
     
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