GlamperRV Trip of the Month – Yorkshire

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As stories of data mis-use dominate the news headlines and marketeers consider the opportunities of GDPR, I want to remind you that I will only ever use your email address to share with you great ideas for GlamperRV adventures – I hope this way we have a fair value exchange and you continue to enjoy my scribes.

All this talk of data does make me wonder what I can read into GlamperRV customers and without the use of clever analytical tools, I am guessing that the level of enquiries received from a region could correlate to the number of adventurous, independent personality types residing there!

That therefore leads me onto the region of Yorkshire.  It is not just a guess that those deriving from this region are up for it, I do have first-hand experience from an old friend who was a Yorkshire man through and through – England rugby league player, ale drinker, horse racing fanatic and of course the most friendly, hospitable person you could meet.

It’s no real coincidence that the French organisers of cycling’s Tour de France have embraced the Tour de Yorkshire since its debut as a legacy event to Yorkshire’s successful hosting of a stage of the main tour event back in 2014.  The Yorkshire landscape provides ideal cycling terrain and I know many fans will be following the event this May and for those in the know, touring with a luxury motorhome is the way forward.

So what does the Tour de Yorkshire route have in store for a GlamperRV self-drive motorhome adventure?  You can view the full route here however for this blog I have selected some of the highlights and added a few of my own!

Starting off in the market town of Beverley, renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster and with a medieval skyline that remains refreshingly unspoilt, it is certainly worth a visit.  Book early if you are planning to see Le Tour set off on 3rd May and a campsite that comes recommended is Butt Farm, a working family farm a couple of miles from the centre located on a footpath and cycleway network so you can easily cycle into the town centre.

My next ‘Tour’ stop would be the town of Ilkley on the edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park however no visit to Yorkshire would be complete without a visit to the historic town of York.  The City Council have very helpfully supplied details of motorhome friendly parking areas (https://www.york.gov.uk/MotorhomeParking) so you can park up and go off to explore York Minster, the City walls and many other attractions including I am told a fantastic Viking museum,

Once done with the City it is time to explore GlamperRV’s favoured pastures of the rural dales blessed with all sorts of trails, an abundance of Brit Stops farms for overnight stays and wild landscapes to get lost in but of course, never too far from a friendly inn serving a good brew!  If you are looking to emulate the professional cyclists then be sure to tick off the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway a superb but challenging 210km (130 mile) circular route.

All that cycling means only one thing – guilt free fish and chips so where better to enjoy England’s finest than a visit to Scarborough (although I personally would prefer the slightly less commercialised, pretty cobbled town of Whitby?).  Enjoy a stroll around the picturesque harbour and the ruins of the abbey which dates from the 12th century.  If the weather is on your side and you fancy some  beach action then head down to Robin Hood’s Bay, a really pretty little village just south of Whitby and stay at Bay Ness Farm, which is situated right on the coast with stunning panoramic sea and coastal views.

You will find an abundance of castles and stately homes in Yorkshire including Castle Howard, Harewood House and Skipton Castle as well as many ruins which are great fun to explore. It really has something for everyone and from the warm welcome you are sure to receive I would certainly recommend it as a fabulous location for a GlamperRV motorhome hire.

Lucy Caille
Co-founder of GlamperRV, mother of 2 energetic boys and occasional marketing guru
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