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Practical Motorhome

Practical Motorhome

August 2021
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Practical Motorhome is your definitive guide to motorhome holiday lifestyle. Inside you'll find travel features, product reviews, advice and columns to bring essential information to experienced motorhome owners and potential buyers. We have just the right mix of enthusiasm and true authoritative content, delivering an exciting, aspirational and informative approach to motor caravanning.

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1 min.
welcome

Whether you’ve been touring for a while, or are new to our pastime, there’s always something to learn – and that’s exactly the thinking behind our new series of cut-out-and-keep Know-how guides. Over the next 12 months we’ll be bringing you handy guides on a selection of the hottest motorhome-related topics, giving you a comprehensive library to collect over the year. Each one is also available as a free digital download, so you can keep them saved on your device, allowing you to refer back to them whenever you need to. This issue, we kick things off at the beginning, by focusing on The Basics: you’ll find our special section – produced in association with myAutomate – on p99. Keep an eye out for our next fantastic Know-how guide in…

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isle of harris, outer hebrides

Coordinates 57°51’34.4”N 6°59’37.3”W Why tour here? The Isle of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, is renowned for the stunningly beautiful, empty beaches that line its west coast and the spectacular mountainous landscape to the north. It is the home of Harris Tweed and a distillery producing whisky and gin. Find more inspiration on the Highlands and islands from p24. Don’t miss… See the spectacular scenery of Harris from a different viewpoint by taking a boat trip around its dramatic coastline. practicalmotorhomeuk…

6 min.
connect

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/practicalmotorhome Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/pmotorhome for the latest news and events Email us your letters and photographs to talk@practicalmotorhome.com Write to us at 1-10 Praed Mews Paddington London W2 1QY letter of the month One of the things that I love most about our lifestyle is the general friendliness from everyone involved – whether it’s a cheery campsite owner or the person pitched up next to you onsite, people tend to be so welcoming to others. When we bought our first ’van 10 years ago, the ‘motorhome wave’ – where you’re given a hearty greeting by those in a motorhome travelling in the other direction – always tickled me; over the years, though, I’ve come to really enjoy making that brief bit of contact with a fellow motorhome owner…

1 min.
hotshots

STAR PICTURE 1-3 Some pictures taken at the C&CC Normans Bay site, celebrating the end of lockdown and our first trip out for 2021. The evening picture is of our Adria at sunset on the evening of the first night out – 12 April – and the frosty photos are first thing the next morning. After six months (almost) sitting on our driveway, everything seems to be working as it should in the motorhome - result! Keith Chant 4 Our recent visit to Whitby Holiday Park, on the clifftop south of Whitby Abbey. It was the first outing in our new Elddis Encore, after lockdown restrictions were lifted. The sunset views were outstanding! Pauline Hill 5 Dawn on the lovely quay at Porthgain, North Pembrokeshire. Interesting historic brickworks, stunning coastal scenery and a bonus – a…

2 min.
new gear

Tank topper The Colapz collapsible watering can – with its handy removable rose – is perfect for keeping your water tank topped up. Price £25 Web https://colapz.co.uk Smart splashback Protect your motorhome’s kitchen walls from damage with these clever adhesive splashback ‘tiles’, from homewares brand Dunelm. Price £18 Web www.dunelm.com Personalised enamel mug You’re sure to enjoy your hot drinks from this enamel mug – you can have it personalised, too. Price £14.75 Web notonthehighstreet.com Giant Pass the Pigs A giant inflatable version of the popular game that is sure to keep all ages entertained on the campsite this summer. Price £14.99 Web www.amazon.co.uk Sign of the times Reserve your pitch in high style with this personalised sign, available on Etsy via the seller, MadeformemoriesGifts. Price From £10 Web www.etsy.com/uk Eco-friendly bottle You’ll help save the planet (and fit more wine in your fridge) with these…

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nightstops

The Nightstop Scheme is run by us in conjunction with the Motor Caravanners’ Club (MCC), and the sites are certificated locations (CLs); you don’t have to join any club to use them. You’ll need to ring the relevant site to confirm whether there’s space for you before you visit: you’ll find information at www.practicalmotorhome.com/nightstops. For further information about the MCC, visit www.themotorcaravannersclub.co.uk. 1 Airman Hotel SG17 5JF 2 The Black Horse Pub HP16 9AX 3 The Seven Wives PE27 5RF 4 The Penrhiwgaled Arms SA44 6LN 5 Railway Hotel SA32 7LQ 6 Mousehole Camping TR19 6XB 7 Blenkinsopp Castle Inn CA8 7JS 8 The Thelbridge Cross Inn EX17 4SQ 9 The Ship Inn YO15 1EW 10 The Crown Inn GL7 5QH 11 Elton Farm GL14 1JU 12 The Gloucester Old Spot GL51 9SY 13 The Flying Bull Inn GU33 7JB 14 Three Horseshoes GU34 3AE 15…