Autumn is a bittersweet season; summer is over and winter is on its way, yet it’s still mild enough to really enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

Jumpers come out, the leaves turn vivid reds, oranges and golds, and the woody scent of bonfires drifts through the air.

Autumn’s also a time for festivities, with celebrations such as Halloween and Bonfire Night providing some much-needed relief from the growing chill in the air.

Autumn is a fantastic time of the year to go campervanning, whether you’re a mobile home owner or planning on renting.

You can watch as the UK comes to life with the joyful colours of Autumn, truly immersing yourself in areas of natural beauty and enjoying seasonal activities.

Wetter weather means poorer visibility, so, of course, it’s essential to make sure you and your house trailer are covered by campervan insurance before you head out.

Here at Motorhome Protect, we know what a pleasure it is to hit the road. We work with a panel of leading insurers, finding you the right cover, suited to your budget and needs.

 

5 places to visit in the Autumn

An orange tree in a field on a sunny autumn day

We love Autumns in the UK, so we’ve also come up with a list of the best places to park your campervan this year. Take a look!

 

Devon

Tucked away in the South West, Devon boasts vast stretches of wild, unspoilt nature, tinted gold by Autumn sun – the perfect rural getaway.

There’s a diverse range of activities to enjoy in this geographically versatile region.

Motor over to Dartmoor, where you can marvel at the rolling views of moorland, Dartmoor ponies, rivers, gorse and tors.

A historic market town with distinctive stone buildings, Tavistock is a lovely place for a day trip, offering cosy cafes and a quaint, old-fashioned marketplace.

Head over to Dartmouth and visit Greenway, formerly Agatha Christie’s summer home, nestled beside the River Dart, then journey on towards the South Devon Coast Path for wonderful walks and views.

Sandy beach on the coast of Devon at sunset

 

Lake District

Celebrated by the Romantic poets, this World Heritage site is the perfect pick for a scenic campervan trip this Autumn.

Escape the crowds, and go hiking on Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England – or simply enjoy the sights.

Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s house, or Wordsworth House, where the famous poet was born, both rich in the magic of British history and literature.

Take your pick from a range of stunning campsites such as Keswick, situated on the shores of Derwentwater lake, and drink in mesmeric landscapes.

For more outdoor action, drive over to Grizedale Forest and enjoy a choice of seven cycling trails or nine walking trails.

Large hills in the Lake District with autumn trees on the edge of a lake in-front

 

Yorkshire – York

Encompassing an area half the size of Belgium, touring Yorkshire in your campervan is bound to be a magical Autumnal odyssey.

With its intriguing Roman lineage, dramatic moorlands and breath-taking coastline, there’s a lot to take in.

Be sure to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park – it’s the ideal spot for campervanning this Autumn.

With its wonderful walking and cycling trails, karst scenery and quaint villages, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time – especially if you visit medieval Skipton Castle.

For cosy Autumn magic, go to the city of York, a historical goldmine divided by labyrinthine, cobbled lanes dating back to medieval times.

The York Minster is the city jewel, an exquisite Gothic cathedral with a fascinating history.

Be sure to stop off at one of the traditional tearooms for tea and cake, too.

Yorkminster Cathedral on a cloudy day

 

Scottish Highlands

If this is your first trip touring in a recreational vehicle, you may already have the Scottish Highlands in mind, and for good reason.

Seasoned campervanners return here time and time again, enjoying the solitude of its awe-inspiring landscape. Watch as bluebell woods and wildlife roll past, feeling truly at one with nature.

Given the remote nature of the area, ensure you’re covered with reliable campervan insurance before you leave home turf.

Venture across the West Highland Way and along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, full of stunning autumn colours, then go hiking in the Cuillin Hills, the most eye-catching mountain range in Britain.

Perhaps take a trip to Loch Ness – the kids will love monster-spotting!

Experience a wealth of Highland flavours in Inverness. Foodies will relish touring some of the best Scottish whisky distilleries and sampling traditional Scottish cuisine.

Castle ruins overlooking Loch Ness in Scotland

 

Wiltshire

The mystical allure of Wiltshire grows ever stronger during Autumn, as the leaves turn and the sun paints the landscape shimmering shades of gold, green, orange and red.

It’s a wonderful place to take your recreational vehicle.

There are plenty of campsites situated in ideal spots for touring prehistoric wonders such as Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle, while the Kennet and Avon Canal offers a range of scenic walks.

Lacock is a quintessentially British village, barely altered over the last 200 years – perfect for a day trip.

Make sure to see Lacock Abbey, founded in the 13th Century. First used as an abbey, then a Tudor home, the site’s medieval architecture was recently featured on screen in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ – the children will love it.

Stonehenge in Wiltshire with the sun rising behind it

 

Where can I see Autumn colours in the UK?

For vibrant Autumn colours, try one of these top picks:

  • Westonbirt Arboretum, the Cotswolds
  • Glamis Castle, Angus
  • Richmond Park, London
  • Fascally Wood, Perthshire
  • New Forest, Hampshire

 

What are the best regular Autumn events?

A funnel cake being made at a food festival

As the temperature cools, summer pursuits lose their lustre. Worry not, there are plenty of fun Autumnal activities to fight the seasonal blues:

  • London Restaurant Festival – including 250 top restaurants, foodies can try tasting menus, restaurant-hopping tours, and more.
  • British Ceramics Biennial – check out the latest talent in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival – get into the Autumn spirit, sipping on cider and sampling tasty street food, as over 100 Suffolk-based drink and food producers gather to showcase their wares.
  • Chester Literature Festival – drive over to Chester, a quaint town with Roman history, and enjoy a programme of celebrated authors and speakers.

Search for these events online to find out specific dates for this year.

 

Get campervanning this Autumn

A campervan driving on a sandy beach

Autumn is a wonderful time to venture out in your mobile home.

The landscapes come to life, and the crowds diminish – perfect for long walks and cosy afternoon teas.

However, campervans are larger than the average vehicle, increasing the risk of accidents while you’re out and about.

This is why it’s vital to make sure you’re covered with  campervan insurance.

Motorhome Protect is here to help – get a quote today.

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