Caravan destinations for a ‘stunning’ autumn break – where to stay

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A caravan trip is not only for the summer months. With less people away from the peak travelling period and cheaper campsite rates, Britons looking to go on a break this autumn could be in luck.

With so many fantastic destinations to explore around the UK, caravanning Britons may not know where to start when planning a break.

Beauty spots up and down the country have now emptied of holidaying Britons and can be enjoyed in relative peace and quiet.

Steven Hagenah, UK Country Lead for PaulCamper said: “Autumn really is a great time for campervanning across the UK.

“The changing of the seasons brings with it some fantastic scenery that changes by the hour so there really is no better time to embrace nature, hit the open road and explore the great outdoors.”

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New Forest

One of the biggest forests in the UK offers fantastic autumn opportunities, with colours changing constantly.

With fewer crowds, New Forest in the autumn also means Britons may be able to spot some of the famous forest’s wildlife.

Britons should keep their eyes peeled for New Forest ponies, deer, birds, pigs and cows.

Some campsites in the area remain open year-round, and Long Meadow campsite is open until November 1.

Lily Matt reviewed the campsite on Google and said: “Absolutely wonderful. Site is incredible: lots of green field area, tree-lined perimeter, deer everywhere in the evenings, excellent facilities and great cycling into the New Forest from the back entrance.

“I wish pitches were seasonal, if they were, we’d go out and buy a caravan just to site here forever!”


Britons who dream of the countryside should head to Somerset.

Quantock Hills has great hiking options and part of the South-West Coast Path passes through Somerset.

Britons after a national park should go to Exmoor National Park, where they should be able to spot plenty of wildlife.

Other attractions include Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey and the beaches of Brean Beach, Burnham-on-sea and Minehead.

Caravanning Britons can stay at Diamond Farm, a 100-acre family farm with a small shop and café.

Lake District

The Lake District may have been overcrowded this summer, but Britons should find plenty of space during the autumn.

Many campsites stay open for the season and the autumnal colours reflected in the lakes will make for very picturesque views.

BaysBrown Farm Campsite is open until October 31 and is first come first served.

Britons who feel spontaneous can head to the campsite, which Google user Steve Brooks described as “stunning”.

He said: “Stunning site with great views including at night!”

The Cotswolds

Chocolate-box villages have made the Cotswolds one of the most popular UK destinations.

With nature painting the picture-perfect cottages in autumnal shades, the Cotswolds are a fantastic beauty spot to visit at this time of year.

Britons in the area can also go to the Forest of Dean to maximise their outdoorsy time.

In the area, Mayfield Park is open all year-round.

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms is the biggest national park in the UK.

Stargazing and six distilleries to visit make this a fantastic place to visit off peak.

There are plenty of outdoors activities to try and a good base is Braemar Caravan Park.

Google user Al Whitts said: “The site is a well-managed gem of a place, has all the amenities required. However, the location makes it, only a few minutes walk into town. Can’t wait to go back.”


Britons should head for Dartmoor National Park, and they can stay at Barley Meadow Touring Park, located within the park.

The adult-only site gives access to the many attractions of the area.

Debbie Sharp wrote: “We stayed an extra night as we didn’t want to leave. Perfect for visiting all the stunning places in the south west.”

Brecon Beacons National Park

Wales’ Brecon Beacons is a popular destination for holidaying Britons.

Attractions include Tintern Abbey, Llanthony Priory, Tretower Castle, Newton House and Cwmmau Farmhouse.

Fforest Fawr Geopark is a dark sky reserve, which makes the area a great spot for stargazers.

Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park is open until November 28 and Teresa Bell reviewed it as “a definite 5 stars” on Google.

Steven said: “Camping provides the best opportunities to truly unwind, destress and enjoy the peace and rejuvenating effects of the great outdoors and all it has to offer with its nature and wildlife.”
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