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TOP 5 Destinations to Hire a Motor Home or Camper Van

Perhaps you want to get a taste for a life on the road, or perhaps you just want to try something a little different than your usual vehicle – renting a motor home or campervan is a convenient way to get the experience but without the initial outlay, maintenance and other commitments associated with buying your own.

 

Waki parked in the New Forest - top places to rent a camper van1. The New Forest

With a huge network of country roads and footpaths to explore, plenty of outdoor activities to do, and a multitude of camp sites to try out, the New Forest makes a great place to visit in a motor home. If you’ve seen all there is to see in one spot, you’re only ever a short drive away from another spectacular forest site with Wild Ponies and cattle roaming the landscape.

 

2. The Highlands of Scotlandpanorama of Waki North Scotland - TOP places to hire a camper vanWe’ve loved every second of exploring Scotland and especially the wild North and in our opinion the vast landscape of the Highlands can’t be fully appreciated from just one location.

With traffic few and far between and the right-to-roam, along with plenty of wild camping parking spots to call home for the night it’s ideal for experiencing from the cab of a motor home.

 

Durdle Door - DORSET3. West Country

Cornwall, Devon and Dorset have a truly spectacular expanse of coastline aching to be explored, albeit along some narrow country lanes so perhaps best enjoyed in a smaller camper van. Check into a campsite for a few nights before moving along the coast to the next to discover something new and beautiful every day if you want! Booking may be necessary in peak season, or simply see where you wind up for a refreshingly spontaneous week of fun, sea and sand...

 

The Channel Islands - TOP places to hire a camper van4. The Channel Islands

Don’t think that when hiring a motor home you’re confined to the UK mainland (though of course check your individual hire agreements!), there’s plenty to discover on the very pretty islands of Jersey and Guernsey where you can switch up your campsites to explore a different corner at leisure across a couple of weeks.

 

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Guernsey to Jersey ferries (just 1 hour away!) 

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Explore The Outer Hebrides with Wild Isle Campers5. The Outer Hebrides

As one of Europe’s last untouched natural habitats, the Outer Hebrides offer visitors an experience they will never forget. The beauty of the area is world-renowned as evident by Wanderlust travel magazine featuring the Outer Hebrides as one of the top 100 Greatest Travel Experiences – the only area in Britain to make the list.

Given the remote location it actually makes sense to rent a vehicle there rather than arranging ferry transport for your own from the mainland, Wild Isles Camper Hire have you covered so just worry about bringing yourself and your clothes!

 

Hire companies to get you on the road

Wild Isles Camper Hire give you unfettered access to the stunning Outer Hebrides.

 

Just Go offer a range of motor home styles and sizes to choose from that you can drive wherever takes your fancy. Located in South Bedfordshire not far from London, and also accessible by train – they can pick you up from the station!

 

National Motor Homes offer rental from multiple locations throughout the UK so should have something in reach for most. They have a range of vehicles from small 2 person camper vans up to larger 6-7 berth motor homes.

 

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Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more


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