Cumbria, home to the world-famous Lake District in the United Kingdom, is inviting motorhome and campervan owners to plan ahead and sustainably explore the county during their visit in 2023.
Visitors can access a wide range of online resources before they arrive on the ‘Van Life’ section of the visitlakedistrict.com website. Cumbria Tourism has developed these in conjunction with local authority partners across the county, according to a report by the Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette.
The ‘Vanlife’ resources are aimed at not only giving people practical know-how but also inspiring them about the hidden gems they may not be aware of beyond the usual tourist hotspots, from unique visitor attractions to local farm shops and eateries that give a unique taste of Cumbria.
Visitors can explore the newly-expanded Cumbrian Coastal Route or ‘CCR 200’, which has been split into smaller sections, all doable in a day, to show that there’s more to Cumbria than meets the eye.
It is packed with itinerary ideas, so people staying overnight can also have great days out with or without their motorhomes too.
The ‘CCR 200’ includes a good mix of both formal and informal sites for motorhome and campervan owners, from larger holiday parks with fantastic facilities to smaller, more basic sites.
A number of locations offer overnight stays in car parks. Cumbria Tourism has also helped coordinate the creation of a Cumbrian Coastal Route Toolkit – new resources to help businesses on the route promote all the CCR 200 has to offer.
Camping and motorhome sites, local shops, attractions, and food and drink providers are all welcome to access the new imagery, logos, social media content, and other background information. The collective ambition is to give the CCR 200 more of its own distinct identity and longevity, and the Year of the Coast 2023 is seen as the perfect time to do this.
Meanwhile, for visitors, the Motor Caravanners’ Code is a set of simple guidelines aimed at helping the motorhome community to enjoy the county’s scenic highlights without compromising its sensitive landscape.