Each month, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about where to go and what to see throughout the year, so you can get planning for a brilliant 2022! We’re now sharing our September touring tips…

Why not go off-peak touring?

If you’re after some peace and quiet, now is the time.

And reeelax! Kids are back in school, campsite prices have dropped and there’s lots still going on around the country. Now’s the time to head off and take advantage of your flexibility to tour outside the peak season.

As for where to go: England’s diverse history and culture make Heritage Open Days events, from 9-18 September, an absolute boon for the curious explorer.

From stately homes and museums to cemeteries and gardens, many attractions open their doors for free in this 10-day celebration.

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley Horse Trials (pictured), at Burghley House near Stamford, Lincolnshire, are a festival of equestrianship and country life, taking place from 1-4 September in 2022.

The setting is sensational, with its stunning grounds, fine house and child-friendly Garden of Surprises.

Pitching on site is pricey (about £400!), so we’d stay locally and drive in. Keal Lodge, nine miles away, would be our choice.

Summer’s end

The End of the Road Festival (1-4 September), near Blandford in Devon, would make a perfect end to the summer holidays. A laid-back festival of music, arts and fun, it welcomes motorhomes. The Pixies headline in 2022, and there are hundreds of other attractions.

For something different…

There’s fun for all the family at Cofton Holiday Park in south Devon: everyone can try loads of new activities over a long weekend. They include fishing and Segway riding, as well as lots of antics with paddle boards, kayaks and canoes on the River Exe.

Perfect pitch

Fforest Fields

Fforest Fields, in the heart of Wales, has been described by one visitor as the “Shangri-La of campsites”, nestled as it is in a tranquil, tree-lined valley.

Buy of the month

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Now’s the time to get touring!

Forgive us for stating the obvious, but if you’ve not been getting out in your ’van as much as you’d hoped to – now is very much the time to make hay.

September’s a fantastic month to go touring – the weather is still warm and hopefully, the sun will still be shining. And as schools and colleges reopen, campsites are quieter than in August.

A pop-top campervan

So, if you book a site for September, you’ll find there’s more choice and more chance of getting a pitch on the most popular sites. It’s also a great time for a weekender – your ’van should be at its best after a summer of love and care, so get out there and make the most of it!

If you enjoyed our September touring tips, you can still catch up on our January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August advice.

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