Our Nightstop scheme, which we run in partnership with the Motor Caravanners’ Club, has

been steadily growing in size, and has just welcomed new locations to

our network. This brings our total up to 29 brilliant Nightstops, all ready and waiting for your visit.


Brand new is The Merry Lads,

on the edge of the Peak Distict, five miles west of Sheffield. This

attractive stone building has humble beginnings as a cow shed, that

started serving beer to thirsty workers building the Redmires

Reservoirs in 1833. It’s a six-minute walk to the bus stop, with buses

running into Sheffield every ten minutes on weekdays, 20 minutes on



Other recent additions were three locations in

Wales (The Old Barn Inn, the Seaview Hotel and the Penrhiwgaled Arms),

and one that’ll be really handy for exploring the historic delights of

Stratford-upon-Avon (the New Inn Hotel). The Old Hall Hotel is a great

stopover for beach lovers, while beautiful Devon is home to The Castle

Inn. Finally, don’t miss the handsome Seven Wives in St Ives, and the

Tarrington Arms, a lovely 16th-century public house located close to



The facilities offered by each location vary –

you should contact the individual location to confirm if you need

something specific – but each is a fully licenced, safe, legal stopover

point for our readers to make the most of next time you’re on tour. All

our locations are certificated CLs, with their licence granted by our

scheme partners the Motor Caravanners’ Club, but you don’t need to be a member of any club to use them. Former MCC chairman Les Kendrick and his wife Joyce are pictured below (photo from the NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show, 2012).



To see a guide map of all 29 participating locations simply click here.

We publish details in most issues of Practical Motorhome. For further

information on any of the Nightstops, including exact locations, email

us by clicking here.