With the caravanning and RVing season well underway British insurance company Safeguard UK – the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited – asked customers about their favourite walking locations and scenic routes when vacationing in their caravans and RV’s across the UK. Rita Saddler, Safeguard Manager said, “The routes customers have identified are absolutely amazing, and it’s no surprise that they are some of the most popular places in Britain.”
Safeguard – one of Great Britain’s leading providers of motorhome insurance – surveyed 1,200 online customers to find out what their favourite scenic routes were and then compiled a list of the top five best hiking and driving destinations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The results of their Great Britain customer survey were published yesterday.
Safeguard’s top 5 scenic routes for 2011:
Belfast to Londonderry: Travel by ferry to Ireland and you can take a 130-mile long motorhome or caravan tour along the scenic A2 road on Northern Ireland’s east coast. The A2 road – adjacent to the Irish Sea – travels through popular coastal villages and towns like Carrickfergus, Larne, Ballycastle and Portrush – which have long been celebrated for their great natural beauty. You will finish your journey in Derry near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire). Check out the slideshow. Check out the Google Map.
Snowdonia, Wales: If you fancy taking your motorhome to Wales, the route from Betws y Coed through Pen y Pass to Llanberis offers spectacular views and access to several popular walking paths around Mount Snowdon. At 3,560 feet Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is the highest mountain in England and Wales and it provides a challenging eight mile round trip hike. Alternatively, visitors can take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit where – on a rain and fog free day – you will be able to get some spectacular views across the valley and the surrounding 823 square mile Snowdonia National Park. Check out the slideshow. Check out the Google Map.
Cornwall: The rugged Cornish coast provides a perfect back drop for a summer vacation. There are plenty of beaches and picnic areas along the route so you can combine holiday action with great scenic drives like Chapel Porth – near St.Agnes – to Hayle. There is a stretch with a virtually sheer 250 foot high cliff which provides numerous dramatic viewpoints, none more so than at the North Cliffs and Hells Mouth. Check out the slideshow. Check out the Google Map.
Scottish Highlands: From Inverness to Fort Augustus you can find some wonderful historical forts and castles and enjoy some great hikes. The A82 runs adjacent to the northern shoreline of Loch Ness – one of Scotland’s most celebrated freshwater lakes – and passes through a number of small Highland communities – like Portclair, Achnaconeran, Balbeg and Lenie – along the way. The A82 continues to Fort William – at the head of Loch Linhhe – on Scotland’s west coast before turning south towards Glasgow. Check out the slideshow. Check out the Google Map.
The Lake District: With some of the most picturesque scenery you can find, there are numerous drives and walks you can take around the Lakes which could keep you content for days. One of the nicest routes to admire is Glenridding to Pooley Bridge. The drive between Glenridding and Pooley bridge takes you as close to lake Ullswater as you can get by car. The 2,292 square kilometre Lake District National Park is one of England’s most popular destinations for hiking and RVing. Check out the slideshow. Check out the Google Map.
Additional Travel Information: The Caravan Club Source: Safeguard UK