Best Campervan Destinations in the UK

April 29, 2024

7 minutes

Best Camper Van Destinations in the UK

As seasoned camper van travellers, our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in exploring the scenic landscapes of the UK. Our journey has taken us to a plethora of destinations, each offering its unique charm and beauty. 

Our love for camper van conversions has led us to create two campers designed for AddVenturers like us. Both of our vans were created and designed entirely in the UK, using only the finest materials. First, our spacious AddVenture camper, was created using upcycled Fiat Ducato camper vans. This camper is a perfect hideaway for individuals, friends or couples looking to explore the countryside with all of their home comforts on board. For cycling enthusiasts, our Re-Cycle camper is a dream come true. It allows you to take your bike on a road trip and offers all the comforts of home.

This passion for adventure and creating campers designed for explorers like us means that we pride ourselves on knowing the best spots for those who share our love for the van life. From the rugged landscapes of Scotland's highlands to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the serene lakes of Lake District to the golden beaches of Cornwall, we have shortlisted the top destinations for you. 

If you are ready to embark on an unforgettable journey, read on to discover where you can take your camper next.

Adventure Sports in the Scottish Highlands 

The Scottish Highlands, with its stunning landscapes and diverse attractions, are a dream come true for any avid traveller. From scaling the majestic Ben Nevis, indulging in the rich flavours of Scotch whiskey at the renowned Dalwhinnie Distillery, to trying water sports like paddle boarding on the lochs, there's an adventure waiting at every corner. And what could be a better way to try all of these experiences, than in your camper van?

This mode of travel turns any journey into a voyage of discovery, allowing you to hop between destinations at your own pace. The freedom and flexibility offered by campervans make them the ideal vans to sleep in after a long day of exploring the historic Highlands. In terms of comfort and convenience, our Fiat Ducato camper is a top choice. It combines all the space and comforts usually associated with larger motorhomes, but with the added benefit of being much easier to manoeuvre, making it perfect for those apprehensive about driving larger vehicles around the country roads. 

Plus, if you’re looking to take your water sports equipment such as your paddle board, surfboard or kayak with you, our AddVenture camper has ample storage space. When creating our custom camper solutions, our team knew that keeping sports equipment safe, secure and separate from the living space was an essential part of creating a motorhome designed for adventurous people. In consequence, we spent time developing a bespoke campervan conversion with a slide-out box layout that would support both a comfortable living area and secure storage space. 

So, whether you’re hoping to spot the Loch Ness Monster, or you’ll happily settle for the dolphins at Moray Firth, the Scottish Highlands are an ideal destination for UK van lifers who are looking to get out on the water. 

Walks in The Cotswolds

If you're an explorer at heart with a love for quaint villages, rolling hills, and the picturesque countryside, walks in the beautiful Cotswolds are calling your name. 

England's largest area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds is dotted with castles and wildlife parks, making it a must-visit destination for dedicated van lifers. With so many quaint towns and scenic walks to enjoy, you’ll love having access to your home on wheels to drive between destinations as you please, waking up after a comfortable sleep in your bespoke camper to another day of exploration. 

Something else we love about visiting the Cotswolds in our vans is being able to travel to local cultural hubs of Bath, Gloucester and Oxford - meaning that not only do you get to experience the serene countryside on your camper van holiday but also immerse yourself in rich culture!

Water Sports and Cycling in The Lake District 

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of The Lake District, a haven for UK van lifers known for its breathtaking walks, rich literary heritage, magnificent landscapes, and a wide range of delicious dining options. It's also a cyclist's paradise, offering an alluring array of tracks and trails to explore on two wheels. For those of you who share our love for cycling, our Re-Cycle Caddy is the perfect companion. This smaller van camper conversion has been specifically designed with secure bike storage, ensuring your precious bike is always safe, whether you're on the move or parked up for the night. It features a unique slide-out box mechanism that guarantees maximum security for your bike. 

Whether your adventure involves climbing up to Rydal Cave, exploring the lovely Bowness-on-Windermere or sampling the famous Grasmere gingerbread, our caddy van camper ensures your journeys around the Lakes are always comfortable and your bike always secure.

If you’re looking to try water sports such as canoeing or paddle boarding, our Fiat Ducato campervan conversion is the way to go, as you’ll have ample storage space for your equipment and a comfortable living area featuring a bathroom, kitchen area and cosy double bed to warm up after your time on the water. 

Surfing in Newquay, Cornwall

For all those surfing enthusiasts out there, who also have a penchant for road-tripping in style, Fistral Beach in Newquay is the place to be. Imagine pulling up to the magnificent spectacle of rolling waves on a sun-kissed sandy beach in your bespoke camper van conversion. 

Beyond comfort, our designs offer a seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics. After a day riding the powerful surf at Fistral Beach, you can retreat to your cosy home on wheels, enjoying the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. As you sit back and watch the sun dip below the horizon, you'll realise this is more than just a holiday; it's a lifestyle that encapsulates freedom, adventure, and a deep connection with nature. So, pack up your surfboard and hit the road – the waves are waiting for you!

AddVenture is calling

With AddVenture, you’ll find the best camper van conversion options allowing you to tailor your vehicle to your unique tastes and needs. Whether it's a compact configuration for solo adventures or a spacious layout for family trips, the customisation options are endless. 

AddVenture is calling, it’s time to find the bespoke camper van for you… Head over to our vans page to find out more.