Favourite motorhome destination
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Posted: 9 May 2012 3:10 PM
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Whether it’s been realised, or not, what is your dream motorhoming destination?
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Posted: 9 May 2012 4:19 PM
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The destination means only one thing - once you leave everywhere else is on the way home!
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Posted: 9 May 2012 4:42 PM
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Norway.

( North of Trondheim )


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Posted: 11 May 2012 4:30 PM
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Thank you for the early responses chaps.

Keep 'em coming!
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Posted: 11 May 2012 8:58 PM
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New Zealand.
We went there in 2009 -- that's what gave us the motorhoming bug! A stunningly beautiful country, wonderful friendly people, no dogs allowed (except sheepdogs) on D.O.C. (department of conservation) land -- which means almost everywhere that you might want to visit! What an enlightened policy!
Only 4 million people in a country with an area slightly larger than our own, I could go on -- heaven on earth -- an absolutely amazing place!
Such a pity that I shall probably never be able to afford to go there again ( or survive the flight!) -- but such memories -- and a pretty good set of photographs too!

Colin.
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Posted: 11 May 2012 11:15 PM
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One with fresh water and free, green, cloistered, Parking with a sea view and constant 26°C and a mild breeze and did I mention overlooking a beach?
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Posted: 12 May 2012 6:52 PM
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We're touring Europe at the moment, been to France, Spain, Portugal and now in Italy. But my fave place currently ( it may change as we go) was Morocco. I felt excited and scared as it was so different to Europe. But facing fear is what made me love it. The people are lovely, the landscape beautiful, I hope we get to go back at some point.

Otherwise, it's anywhere free so we can spend our budget on wine, eating out and meeting the locals instead of campsites where we don't use most of the facilities. We've woken up to some amazing views through our windscreen and met some fantastic people. I love motorhome life.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 7:26 AM
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France.We have motorhomed round a lot of Europe and travelled without a motorhome to a lot more.France it is.
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Posted: 27 May 2012 9:21 PM
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Hi
Our favourite place is Annecy, in France; or Dartmoor in Devon, but will be travelling to Switzerland next week via Belgium and Luxembourg so may change out minds!!

Derek & Pauline
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Posted: 27 May 2012 10:00 PM
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Daniel the editor - 2012-05-09 3:10 PM

Whether it’s been realised, or not, what is your dream motorhoming destination?

The next one, never the last one. Surely, it is all about new horizons? Is that not why vans have wheels: that they may turn?
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Posted: 27 May 2012 10:29 PM
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Brian Kirby - 2012-05-27 10:00 PM
The next one, never the last one. Surely, it is all about new horizons? Is that not why vans have wheels: that they may turn?


If your wheels were at Peterborough in April they may well have been turning - but they weren't going anywhere!
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Posted: 28 May 2012 4:37 PM
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Brian Kirby - 2012-05-27 10:00 PM
The next one, never the last one. Surely, it is all about new horizons? Is that not why vans have wheels: that they may turn?


If your wheels were at Peterborough in April they may well have been turning - but they weren't going anywhere!

So I gather, but they were elsewhere, turning and creating motion. I went to Peterborough once!
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Posted: 28 May 2012 4:57 PM
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Brian Kirby - 2012-05-27 10:00 PM
The next one, never the last one. Surely, it is all about new horizons? Is that not why vans have wheels: that they may turn?


If your wheels were at Peterborough in April they may well have been turning - but they weren't going anywhere!

So I gather, but they were elsewhere, turning and creating motion. I went to Peterborough once!


You were one of the lucky ones Brian - you escaped - rumour has it that some are still buried above their roofs and cannot be seen with no chance of rescue or escape!
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Posted: 28 May 2012 10:21 PM
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For us the dream destination has to be Canada.
Skied there a few times, but would love to do a long tour of the Canadian Rockies through Alberta & British Columbia in an oversize RV.

Start at Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise.then the Icefields to Jasper & Edmonton, eventually wending way over to Vancover.
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Posted: 15 June 2012 7:28 PM
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1st.  France, as there is so much of it to see , then Scotland no where near as large , but Oh so Scenic and Green .

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Posted: 22 November 2012 10:28 AM
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France and Spain. I wanna go there next year.
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Posted: 1 December 2012 5:00 PM
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Hard to pick one, so it has to be Switzerland . The extra beauty of going there is the time in France to get there.
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Posted: 3 December 2012 8:09 PM
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Not been to Switzerland yet George, it's still a black hole in our map of Europe!
Must fix that soon, but meanwhile agree about France - anywhere, but especially down the W coast to the Languedoc region.
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Posted: 3 December 2012 10:16 PM
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flicka - 2012-05-28 10:21 PM

For us the dream destination has to be Canada.
Skied there a few times, but would love to do a long tour of the Canadian Rockies through Alberta & British Columbia in an oversize RV.

Start at Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise.then the Icefields to Jasper & Edmonton, eventually wending way over to Vancover.


I sincerely hope your dream comes true Flicka, I lived in Winnipeg for many years and have done the trip you dream of but I did it from Winnipeg to Regina then onto Calgary and from Calgary followed almost the same route as you want to use via Jasper & Banff to Vancouver. This was in the early 1970s and I found it worked out cheaper to buy a second hand RV in Winnipeg and sell it when we reached VC seven weeks later, it`s a truly amazing and vast country that has to be seen to be believed, my dream would be to do the full monty, Montreal to Vancouver east coast to west coast.

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Posted: 4 May 2013 2:49 PM
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Afternoon all,

This year we have been to portugal and spain thru france, our next trip is to the west coast of france below the Gironde estuary hoping the weather is going to be good.


norm
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Posted: 6 May 2013 2:20 PM
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In a Motorhome.........Norway.
Switzerland a close second.
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Posted: 7 May 2013 12:50 AM
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Posted: 7 May 2013 5:46 PM
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The Alps. The higher the better. Took the van over the Col de Bonette (Highest alpine pass in Europe 10000ft) last summer which was briliant (apart from the brakes setting on fire).

Pyrenees is also very good. Cirque de Gavarnie takes some beating but I agree Switzerland is smashing but the Swiss are a bit odd and they dont have many Aires. Blooming expensive as well. Apart from the scenery which at the end of the day is what you go for.
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Posted: 26 June 2013 8:01 PM
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Barra & North Uist and Harris in the Hebrides, If thats too far Dulverton in Exmoor is nice.
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Posted: 29 June 2013 7:37 PM
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with out doubt nz done it several times when nz dollar 3 too £1 only hired land cruiser but being by myself wild camp no prob another good trip alaskla highway / nwt up to Yellowknife and lake Tibbet start of the ice roads plenty of wildlife ! Will post some photos later also Yukon was there midsummer day at eagle plains permanent pop 2 during winter? summer American r v + truckers supplying the oil gas fields now closer to home around gb but Scotland ex & the islands of course
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Where's the ice
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Posted: 16 July 2013 9:47 AM
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So far we love The Scottish Highlands and Devon and Cornwall in general but we haven't done Europe yet as only being motorhoming for 7 months!!
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Posted: 21 October 2013 2:51 PM
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Utah, the rock formations are out of this world. Have tent camped but not in a motorhome. Used a 1985 VW in California in Yosemite NP that was special. Had two trips in these iconic campers just a couple of years back a nice way to see the States.
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Posted: 22 October 2013 6:26 PM
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Anywhere warm & dry with a with hills and mountains for walking.
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Posted: 22 October 2013 11:11 PM
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Northumberland. end of
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Arthur Brown - 2013-10-22 11:11 PM

Northumberland - end of the world!!




Preferably somewhere I've never been to before - hopefully where the warm but not too hot sun shines almost every day and the mountains reflect in the clear blue water that sparkles in the sunlight!
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Posted: 24 October 2013 2:58 AM
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Arthur Brown - 2013-10-22 11:11 PMNorthumberland. end of
Northumberland end of the world as we know it , or could it be the end of the rainbow ??
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Posted: 24 October 2013 9:56 AM
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Arthur Brown - 2013-10-22 11:11 PMNorthumberland. end of
Northumberland end of the world as we know it , or could it be the end of the rainbow ??


Maybe - but you need the rain to stop and the sun to shine to be able to see the rainbow!!

Whether or not there is a crock of summat at the end of the rainbow, and what that summat might be, is of course pure conjecture!!
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Posted: 19 November 2013 9:46 AM
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Northumberland - end of the world!!


If you've never been to Northumberland you haven't lived! It's truly is England's secret place, so much to offer and full of wonderful experiences. Few people outside the towns, hardly any traffic on the roads compared to most places and plenty of wonderfully interesting places to visit and very friendly people.

The North East Coast has long sandy beaches and views to rival anywhere in Europe, apart from the chilly North Sea you could imagine you are in the Med. But then it has magnificent castles that are as good as you'll find anywhere in the world. Lindisfarne is magical, Bamborough, Alnwick and Warkworth inspiring, to name just a few.

If you love wild open spaces and huge starry night skys, red squirrels and other wildlife then look around Kielder Forest straddling the Scottish border. Or the wild moors around Rothbury, Alnwick or the softer hills in the 'shire' south of Hexham. Trek across towards Co Durham or west towards Allendale & Alston in the Pennines, for somewhere with a slower pace of life. There is lots of history to explore everywhere in these parts, with plenty of places featuring Romans, Border Rievers, lead & coal mining heritage, the birth place of steam railways etc. If you want to have some walks that include something unique then try seeking out some Megalithic Rock Art around Rothbury. http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=13305. While you are there don't miss NT Cragside House for a fascinating visit to the first hydroelectric powered house, with interesting interiors, lovely tea rooms fabulous gardens with lakes and full of Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Returning to Romans there is also, of course, mile after mile of the Hadrians Wall Trail (a World Heritage Site but so big that you'll find plenty space to enjoy without seeing another person!) It runs from the Solway coast west of Carlisle, across to Wallsend, it's about 75 miles of fabulous walking with incredible, memorable views. Don't miss the central section from near Brampton to Wall.
http://www.visithadrianswall.co.uk/
Back in AD122 Hadrians Wall formed the northerly edge of the Roman Empire, as it snaked across the ridges and hills at the narrowest part of England. With wild moors, blanket bogs and forest areas to the north and contrasting softer hills and valleys to the south. It is a dramatic and amazing monument to Roman life with the some of the best Roman sites outside Italy. Try Chesters, Birdoswald, Vindolanda, the visitor Centre at Twice Brewed, The Tullie House Museum in Carlisle. All are well worth a trip but don't miss a walk around Housesteads Roman Fort. If you can only walk one section of the wall then go from Once Brewed car park up to Steel Rigg and then walk eastwards to Housesteads. In the summer months get the little bus (called the AD122) back or walk back along the Vallum south of the wall to see it from a different perspective The views over the Crag Lough from the highest parts of this walk, and the iconic Sycamore Tree Gap will remain with you for life and draw you back for more. Ok you do need reasonable weather to get the best from the more exposed parts of this trip, but even in poorer weather try to imagine being a Roman soldier on the wall two thousand years ago and it'll make you feel a bit warmer at night!

If you want to aim for a good starting point Hexham is a good centre for the central sections of the wall. It's a lovely market town that I once called home. The Abbey is stunning with its Night Stairs, magnificent organ loft and Saxon Crypt. But do stay a while to look around the interesting streets with cafes, tea rooms and other gems like the the Moot Hall, Old Town Jail and the Queens Hall Theatre.

Other towns to stay in the region and enjoy are Rothbury or Alnwick to the east and Haltwhistle or Bampton to the west, all are good stopping off points when visiting the area.

Finally if you are driving along the A69 stop a while and take a walk along the bubbling river at Allen Banks (A NT site east of Haydon Bridge) and look out for the Dippers fishing underwater in the river and linger in the soaring beechwoods. If you're quiet and lucky you'll see red squirrels too. What a place, I hope you go and that you'll grow to love it as much as I do!
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Posted: 26 November 2013 3:44 PM
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where did u cross for morocco
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horse444 - 2013-11-26 3:44 PM

where did u cross for morocco


Algeciras tends to be the way most people get to Morocco nowdays ..............don't know if the ferry still runs from Gib?.........now the borders open...........
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Posted: 26 November 2013 7:09 PM
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It is better to journey in hope than to arrive at a pre booked campsite in despair!
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Posted: 26 November 2013 8:23 PM
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Tracker - 2013-11-26 7:09 PM

It is better to journey in hope than to arrive at a pre booked campsite in despair!


Unless you've been there before .......
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It is better to journey in hope than to arrive at a pre booked campsite in despair!


Unless you've been there before .......


And can only hope that it has improved!!
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Posted: 29 November 2013 9:34 AM
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I agree with Northumberland - but did you have to make it sound so good, everyone will now want to go and it won't be so quiet now. Some things are worth keeping to yourself.
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paulmold - 2013-11-29 9:34 AM

I agree with Northumberland - but did you have to make it sound so good, everyone will now want to go and it won't be so quiet now. Some things are worth keeping to yourself.


Well yes, but this site is about sharing our experiences with intelligent people with similar interests that will be good neighbours, hopefully! And, after all, there is so much space and so few people up there that a few more won't really make much difference. If you go to some places in the west of England it is (almost) equally beautiful in places, but getting around it a nightmare at busy times. Northumberland and the Borders is a total contrast to that, with wide open spaces, big skys and amazing scenery. I know which I prefer.



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Posted: 20 December 2013 5:34 PM
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To a cycle race - preferably the Tour de France, up a very high mountain. The atmosphere is unbelievable!! To see Chris froome win on Mont Ventoux this year will stay with us forever.
As an example, see our tours to date below.

http://themotorhomeyears.blogspot.co.uk


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Posted: 8 January 2014 5:52 PM
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Fave place for weather is Agadir or lower in Morrocco. No breakdown assistance though so make sure you have enough French to order a depannage. Some campsites really good but others - crap with very dodgy electrics. Sat navy does'nt work either. Very few Brits make this trip- why? Lupus.
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next trip is always best. followed by memories of small towns and villages in south morocco. (off subject) breakdown is available (ADAC) and sat nav does work, many different ones by phoned . i use sygic, £25 for world maps for life, updates regularly and quickly, dont need much memory as you put in/take out countries as you need them (although my phone comfortably held france, spain and portugal) and easy to transfer between phones. beats my old garrmin (which i loved!).
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Posted: 8 July 2018 4:53 PM
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Went to Northumberland for the first time this year. Very enjoyable - except for the roads. Some were no more than a series of potholes joined by patches of tarmac.

Favourite places so far - The Rhine, Mosel and Saar valleys.
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Grumblewagon - 2018-07-08 4:53 PM

Went to Northumberland for the first time this year. Very enjoyable - except for the roads. Some were no more than a series of potholes joined by patches of tarmac.

Favourite places so far - The Rhine, Mosel and Saar valleys.


Eh? .......

Hasn't the EU been pumping our money back in there to improve things? ........

Maybe our Bazza's had all the cash? ..........

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Purely on the basis that the van facilitated it, Lillehamer in Norway, so I could go down the bobsleigh run in a wheelbob. Wouldn’t have happened without the van.
Best trip so far
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