12 Aug 2014
The best thing about exploring the UK in your ‘van is that you’re only ever a drive away from some truly spectacular natural wonders. And while the weather’s nice, there’s no better time to make the most of everything Great Britain has to offer and hit the road on your next caravanning adventure.
To get you started, here are our top five places to see this August…
Wales’ tallest waterfall is a fabulous sight, peeping through an envelope of lush green trees. Here, the Afon Disgynfa River runs over a cliff-face with an impressive drop of nearly 75 metres. At the bottom, you can relax with a cup of tea in the café or you can take one of a number of walks to the top of the falls, or if you’re up for a challenge, all the way up into the Berwyn Mountains.
Find out more at www.pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk
Legend says these 40,000 enormous hexagonal columns that sit on the Antrim coast were built by a giant, Finn MacCool, in preparation for a fight with a Scottish giant. Scientists however believe that they were formed by cooling molten lava 50-60 million years ago. Whichever you believe, it’s an interesting place to visit with 15 miles of coastal footpaths to explore and a restored steam train to take you on a ride between Portrush and Ballycastle.
Find out more at www.giantscausewaycentre.com
At 24 miles long, five miles at its widest point, and delving an incredible 190 metres at its deepest, Loch Lomond is the UK mainland’s biggest body of freshwater. And it’s now part of Scotland’s first designated national park. There are lots of ways to enjoy the Loch, such as cycling around it, taking a cruise on it from Balloch, exploring in a canoe, or even water-skiing.
Find out more at www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Take a walk back in time along the 96 mile Jurassic Coast. Located on the English Channel near Exmouth, the Jurassic Coast is full of fossils, coves and islands formed over 180 million years ago. Here you can view hundreds of geological artifacts from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Plus there are always plenty of seasonal activities and educational events taking place at any given time.
Find out more at www.jurassiccoast.org
Yorkshire’s answer to the White Cliffs of Dover, Flamborough Head is a beautiful seven mile long headland with soaring white chalk cliffs that rise more than 120 metres above sea level. The cliffs are dotted with caves and coves to explore and you can stroll along the beaches at North Landing and South Landing. Plus, the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is England’s best place to view seabirds.
Find out more at www.yorkshire.com/places/yorkshire-coast/flamborough