Motorhome and campervan owners visiting Cumbria this year are being urged to plan ahead and to play their part in protecting the county’s world-famous landscape.
A wide range of online resources have been developed by Cumbria Tourism in conjunction with local authority partners across the county.
This includes recommended itineraries and days out which highlight the less-explored parts of the county beyond the central Lake District, including the newly-expanded Cumbrian Coastal Route or ‘CCR 200’.
The van life resources are aimed at not only giving people practical know-how, but also inspiring them about the hidden gems they may not be aware beyond the usual tourist hotspots, from unique visitor attractions to local farm shops and eateries which give a unique taste of Cumbria.
The route has been split into smaller sections, all do-able 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 sections include Morecambe Bay, the Furness Peninsula and Island Hopping, Haverigg to Seascale, Seascale to Maryport, and Maryport to Carlisle. Along the CCR 200, there are two areas of outstanding natural beauty, numerous nature reserves, and an abundance of wildlife including grey seals and many rare birds.
Most recently, two additional routes have been added a little further inland: from Carlisle into Hadrian’s Wall Country, and across to Alston and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The ‘CCR 200’ includes a 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.