I frequently get asked by customers booking a GlamperRV for the first time if we can help them plan a trip?
This is such a pleasure as not only do we explore ourselves but I am always questioning customers to share their trips and recommendations of great places to stay to get different perspectives and ideas. Over the coming months as I craft these into ‘Trip of the Month’ blogs I hope to inspire those sitting on the fence to take the plunge and go explore in style and comfort.
One such customer arrived recently at our Buckinghamshire HQ with their electric bikes and provisions, all ready to explore Herefordshire. Whilst many flock to the green hills in the spring time for the Hay Literary Festival, it is a stunning county to explore year round with the Wye Valley in the South and foodie haven in the North.
Their first night was at Woodside Country Park nestled amongst beautiful fields with stunning views over a lake and a short bike ride away from the pretty market town of Ledbury.
As they meandered south to their next stop in Lucksall, they stopped at the British Camp car park at the Herefordshire beacon on the A449 for a hike up onto the beacons and the British camp hill fort where they enjoyed the most sensational views. On return they fuelled up at Sally’s Place, adjacent to the car park, with coffee and bacon sarnies.
Their overnight stop was Lucksall Caravan and Camping site, a beautifully manicured site right on the River Wye where their pitch overlooked the Wye and they enjoyed sightings of Kingfisher right in front of their GlamperRV. The site also had friendly staff, fantastic facilities and the added bonus of an onsite cafe/restuarant which served great food. There were plenty of walking trails from the site in nearby woods and a bus stop right outside from where you can take a bus into Hereford with its quirky cafes\shops and gorgeous cathedral.
Whilst they didn’t eat there I was recently reading a review of The Bookshop in Hereford and fancy a visit. ‘Exceptional food’ and ‘brilliant steaks’ in this establishment that only serves meat that has been sustainably grass-fed and skillfully aged seem to fit with this beefy part of the country.
As they headed further south, their next stopover was Bracelands, set deep in the Forest of Dean with loads of walks and bike rides available including one up to Symonds Yat where they enjoyed more coffee and bacon sarnies! [they would like to add that they are gluten free and at all the cafes were able to have gluten free bread and cakes]!
For their last stop they headed up to the Malvern Hills where they stayed at Blackmore Camping in Hanley Swan. The Malvern Hills also offer the most sensational views and great for cold, crisp mornings followed by a hearty lunch in front of a fire. You will also find many Brit Stops pub stopovers in this area giving you an alternative to campsites and a great way to relax after a days hiking!
Herefordshire is an easy drive from both our Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire bases making for a perfect GlamperRV getaway.