Lizzie Pope
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Jump on board as we get to know the UK’s newest National Park, showcase more of 2018’s hottest ’vans and reveal our Motorhome of the Year contenders!

We’re off on an epic South Downs tour in the brand-new issue of Practical Motorhome.

Over six days, we made it our mission to discover the best that Britain’s newest National Park has to offer.

We packed our long-term Marquis Majestic 196 and headed south, drinking in gorgeous sea views, the famous Beachy Head, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters, seeing the houses of Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, and visiting Uppark House, Wolvesey Castle, Winchester Cathedral and much more!

Read more about our jam-packed South Downs tour in the October 2017 issue of Practical Motorhome, out now – and on Kindle!

Want more from our National Parks special? Turn to page 40 of our new magazine and join Caroline Mills in her Romahome as she visits Snowdonia.

From picture-perfect Portmeirion to Llandudno, she enjoys the scenery, history and much more in this well-established National Park.

What’s your Motorhome of the Year?

It’s that time of the year again, as this issue we announce the shortlist for our Motorhome of the Year Awards 2018.

Across 10 categories, including ‘Best budget motorhome’, ‘Best coachbuilt motorhome’ and ‘Best for innovation’, our experts have whittled it down to three contenders per class – find out more from page 91!

And for yet more new motorhomes, don’t miss part two of our 2018-season preview which starts on page 59.

See what’s new for Adria, Swift and Auto-Trail, the fresh look for Tribute’s models, something exciting from Roller Team, the latest from Bürstner, Knaus and Weinsberg, the blue-hued offerings from Elddis, Hymer’s 2018 range and the exciting developments from Niesmann+Bischoff. Phew!

Motorhomes on test

Plus we’ve a pair of motorhome reviews for you.

First, Peter Baber takes a look at the Mercedes-Benz Vito-based Devon Vitesse. This classy four-berth is only 5.14m long and has a trick up its sleeve – or should that be in its roof? Remote control LED striplighting gives a choice of colours to match your mood!

Then, Nick Harding casts his expert eye over another compact ’van, the Wellhouse Leisure Terrier Lux-XL. Impressively, this Ford Transit Custom-based two-berth is 5.34m long but still provides a 2.01m-long double bed.

And we are one of the very first to get behind the wheel of the new Fiat Ducato 4x4 – read more on page 81.

We also put 12 heavy-duty camping chairs to the test, look at toilet chemicals and maintenance, share tips on childproofing your ’van and check out some cracking used motorhomes for sale.

Get all this and more in the October 2017 issue of Practical Motorhome – on sale now!

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