Lovely things to do in a “dayvan”.

25 Mar

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The picture shows just a couple of motorhomes alongside the route of the Tour de France. There are literally too many beautiful, interesting places to visit in a dayvan, both in this country and beyond. Not everyone welcomes motorhomes , campervans and dayvans to Le Tour, by the way. see for example.A great sincere blog from someone who cares about his hobby.

What we do in our “dayvans”. Visit the Severn Bore and watch surfers (nutters) risking Lyme disease! Visit castles of Wales, Scotland and England. A few days out there ! Picnic by the rivers and lakes of the Peak and Lake Districts. Follow some Wainwright Walks from your mobile “basecamp”. Cycle the Camel Trail, the Tarka Trail and the North Wales cycle paths. Visit the reservoirs in Wales and the Peak District. Go birdwatching at the marshes and fens.
It’s just endless , and wonderful…………….


5 Responses to “Lovely things to do in a “dayvan”.”

  1. Steve March 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Always nice to see popular attractions – but It’s also a great feeling being lost in the middle of; who knows where? yet still able to wine, dine & sleep in comfort – gives a great sense of escape from the treadmill.

    • Dinkum March 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

      Steve, couldn’t agree more ! As just one example, we once spent the night in a pop top Bedford CF above Coniston. November snow, a full moon and clear sky turned everything black or white. Stunning and silent. But -10C and frozen gas……… chilly !

      • Steve March 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

        Walking in flip flops on steep hills covered in dew… (after a couple bottles of wine)…. quite hard to make it back to the van!

  2. Dinkum March 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Ha ! Ha ! How about : stuck headfirst down a cul-de-sac in a very muddy Kielder Forest , dead of night ( RAC Rally ! again) and reversing our Talbot Excalibur coachbuilt out with my brother standing up on the front bumper to get traction. Never seen a dirtier motorhome since. It can go wrong……..

    • Steve March 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      Was your brother wearing flip flops?

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