Walking and cycling near our campsites in May
Our sites give you easy access to the great outdoors, with plenty of opportunities to explore the local area on foot. This month is National Walking Month, so there’s no better reason to get out and about!
We’ve selected some of our top picks for walking across the UK and Europe. For those of you who want to cover more ground, we’ve also included great cycling routes near our sites.
Now open following improvement works, you’ll be treated to a warm welcome at the new reception at Hebden Bridge Caravan Club Site in Yorkshire, with more all-weather pitches to choose from. The site is a great base for an active break – cycle along the Rochdale Canal or choose from several walks close by with longer excursions taking in parts of the Calderdale Way and over the moors.
Meathop Fell Caravan Club Site in the Lake District is perfect for keen cyclists with an easy 12 mile cycle route from the site. The Southern Lake District is also a walker’s paradise, and the inspiration for many of Wordsworth’s verses.
Southport has been a Cycling Town since 2008 and Southport Caravan Club Site is a great place to get on your bike with the family. Between Southport and the Peak District enjoy sections of traffic free cycling along old rail lines and through rolling countryside.
Explore the Purbeck Way from Haycraft Caravan Club Site, a spectacular walk within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Some of the highlights along the route include visiting the delightful town of Wareham, Corfe Castle and the views over the chalk ridge of Ballard Down.
East Kent has lots of attractions for the whole family and Daleacres Caravan Club Site offers easy access to the attractive village of Hythe and the cobbled streets in Rye. Discover the Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Dymchurch Miniature Railway or a safari experience at nearby Port Lympne Zoo.
Black Knowl Caravan Club Site offers the perfect walking holiday around the New Forest in Hampshire – you can choose one of the many trails around the forest, with options for all abilities.
Close to the thriving market town of Cirencester, Cirencester Park Caravan Club Site offers scenic walks around what was once the second largest Roman settlement in England. Nearby in Gloucester, Flyup 417 Bike Park offers bike trails through 100 acres of hillside plus an indoor area for rainy days.
Also situated in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site is great for more energetic walkers. Walks can include steep paths, woodland trails and quiet lanes, all worth it for the spectacular views.
Walking and cycling in Europe
For those wishing to venture further afield, a trip across the pond is perfect for a short family adventure or a romantic getaway for two. Explore France’s rolling lavender fields and vineyards or cycle along the beach.
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the local area at L’Etang de la Fougeraie in Burgundy, France. Surrounded by hills and rolling fields, this campsite offers several walking routes direct from the site.
Set in an oak forest at the foot of the Basque Pyrennees, Col d’Ibardin. The nearby beaches offer plenty of opportunity for water sports and there are walking and cycling routes through the Pyrenees.
Well-placed for visiting many of the châteaux and medieval towns nearby, Le Coin Tranquille in the Rhône-Alpes is surrounded by beautiful countryside with lots to offer families. Explore the nearby wildlife park by bike or by foot, or venture into one of the nearby towns.
The journeys to nearby attractions from Clos de la Chaume in the Alsace Lorraine region are rewarded with spectacular scenery. Colmar and Riquewihr are well worth a visit, and for keen walkers and cyclists, the Alsace Wine Route is unmissable.
Peña Montañesa in Spain offers an active holiday in the mountains and adventure sports near Monte Perdido, perfect for entertaining the kids. Enjoy walking-tours, mountaineering and hiking. Guided excursions including hiking and mountain biking tours can be arranged at reception.
Parque Cerdeira is located in the Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês in Portugal. The campsite can provide guided hikes in the National Park, with a complete service of transfers and meals, including picnics.
Great savings on walking and cycling essentials
Did you know that members can take advantage of our great member offers, including 30% off Sustrans cycling maps and guide books, 15% off clothing and walking essentials from Cotswold Outdoor, and much more. Take a look at our member offers to see what you can save.