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We're celebrating Britain as a touring destination in our May issue.

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our May issue!



We're celebrating Britain as a touring destination in our May issue.


Follow the cycling Tour of Britain in your motorhome, choose from 39 inspiring getaways and stay near ten towns that roll out the welcome mat for walkers!

A good site can make or break a holiday, so we're proud to bring you our Top 100 Sites Guide 2013 booklet with this issue: all the sites you rated the best.


Touring news

Good Sites Guide to Cornwall

Few other English counties can match Cornwall's rich blend of history, culture, scenery,  sandy beaches and fishing ports. We pick ten top touring campsites, including four five-van CL/CS sites.  

For more good campsites in Cornwall, see our Caravan Sitefinder.

The big British road race

Here's how cycling fan Mark McKenna followed the gruelling Tour of Britain through Cumbria and the North-West from the comfort of his motorhome.

Motorhome-friendly walking tour

Caroline Mills selects 10 of her favourite UK towns in the 'Walkers Welcome' scheme and recommends all the best motorhome-friendly campsites near them, so you can make your motorhome your walking base camp.

39 steps to a great British holiday

This month's complimentary Top 100 Sites Guide booklet inspired Travel Editor Claudia Dowell to highlight great reasons to visit all 12 regions that we've featured.


Rally fun for Practical Motorhome readers

What are you doing in May? There's still time to book a place on our Reader Rally at Stowford Farm Meadows in North Devon: 3-6 May, at just £42 per pitch for 3 nights over the bank holiday!


Stacie's super-savers: Prize draws galore!

Plus Talk, Stacie's super-savers, Nightstops for 2013

Every issue starts with your letters, Holiday Hotshots, chats and exclusive giveaways for readers. Plus the May issue has an update on our Nightstops Scheme: our growing network of handy, safe, legal places that welcome motorhomes overnight: all licensed as CLs by our partners at the Motor Caravanners' Club.


News, reviews and buying advice...

New to motorhomes?

Don't miss our Gentleman Jack's essential guide to motorcaravanning for beginners! Jack has advice on touring in the UK and abroad.


Buying secondhand?

Plus: if you're buying a secondhand van, read our Mazda Bongo buyer's guide and What to look for in a used Ducato, Buying a Leisuredrive VW T5, and a luxury A-class costing up to £30,000.

All-new motorhomes reviewed and rated

Don't miss our buyer's guide, news and tests of the latest motorhomes on the market! Live-in test: Dethleffs Globebus 14, First Drive: Laika X595 R, Knaus Van i 600 ME, plus updates on our long-term Auto-Sleeper Broadway EB, Bailey Aproach SE 625 and Bessacarr E494.


5 car-based campervans

We look at five amazing classic car campervans.



Your technical queries answered by our experts. This month: how torque impacts on diesel vans, wheel wrenches and much more.


Trade secrets

Our man goes behind the scenes at chassis constructor Al-Ko.


Buying and owning your motorhome

The Buyers' Guide is back, listing all the brand new motorhomes on sale in the UK today. Use it to decide which floorplan is for you before you head to a show or a forecourt and start haggling! Don't miss our experts' advice.

Tours that change lives

Stacie Pardoe on a childhood family holiday that inspired her to carry on camping.


Make mine a motorhome...

Why not pop a handful of little chocolate Easter eggs in one of our cute campervan mugs? Treat yourself and your 'van to some brilliant new accessories. Roll-up to our online shop for mugs, T-shirts and iPhone covers with cool camping slogans!

Subscribe to Practical Motorhome

Order before 11 April 2013 and quote Practical Motorhome promotional code M0513P and you will save 15% on the cover price (£4.20) - just £21.50 every 6 issues by Direct Debit. Free delivery direct to your door so you'll never miss an issue. Plus exclusive subscriber-only offers and discounts. Full details - and a form you can fill in if you'd rather do a postal order - on page 38 of the May issue.


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How to buy a digital edition

Or if you're off on a long tour, how about trying our digital editions, which are available from Zinio or Exact Editons?

Here's how to buy a single copy of Practical Motorhome as a digital magazine via Zinio.

Here's how to buy a digital subscription to Practical Motorhome via Zinio.

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