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Finding a campsite

Motorhome site on the foothils of Ben Nevis

Many campsites will accommodate motorhomes, but they will often have different types of pitches pitches and approaches relating to water collection and disposal. Some pitches will have water sources you can hook up to directly. Many will not. Some sites won’t have electric hook up points for all motorhomes. Most will want to know the length of the motorhome when booking, but our vans comfortably fit in the medium size range so shouldn’t pose a problem for most sites.

In choosing a site, you might want to give some thought to what you enjoy doing. Some sites are located close to villages/towns or cities. Some are in the middle of nowhere. Some sites also have restrictions on arriving and leaving times, so if you want to take a trip further afield, it may be worth looking at local transport links. 

Wherever you plan on staying, we recommend booking your van and campsites well in advance, especially during the busy months. We can certainly help with this from our own extensive knowledge and first hand experience. We have motorhome holiday experience throughout the UK and across Europe, so please do ask for help and tips. We also have some suggested itineraries and further advice on our pages. 

Camping and caravanning club logo

The Camping and Caravanning Club is one of the largest clubs that cater for motorhomes. And the good news is that, if you rent from us, you will be able to get a discount on any booking you make with them. Visit their website for full details of the privilege scheme

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is the other major membership organisation that specialises in caravan and motorhome sites. You can book pitches as a non-member, but members get a discount. 

Use Campsite Directories

Pitchup logo

Pitchup allows you to search your location, pitch type and dates, with a directory of over 2,000 UK campsites to choose from. They have a useful App you can use to book sites. You can compare campsites and book through their website, or redirect to the campsite’s own site. 

search for sites logo

Search for sites is great for finding not only campsites, but stopover places for motorhomers too. Stopovers tend to be pub car parks or other pieces of private land that the owners open up for motorhomes to stay temporarily. Most commonly, you’ll find you are free to stay the night as long as you pop in and spend a few pounds on a drink and dinner in the pub. There are lots of other directories out there, so if you’re feeling stuck just ask! We can help you with some suggestions to get you started.

Britstops logo

Britstops has been making a bit of splash since its launch. The idea is that you purchase their booklet and you can then book pitches for free. These range from pub carparks to farms. They are unlikely to have electric hook-ups either.  

How much are pitch fees?

It really depends on what sort of campsite and the time of year. A remote farm site with few facilities will be cheaper than a popular Haven Holidays site near a beach with club, bar and swimming pool. Typically, smaller sites are anything from £10 to £20 per night whilst bigger sites are up to £100 per night. 

What do I need to bring with me?

Based on our own years of motorhome holidays, we’ve produced our suggested checklist of items that you might consider packing. We will send you a checklist as you prepare for your holiday, and we will provide a range of additional things for you upon request.