The only way is Essex this month in Practical Motorhome, as we hit the road to discover the county’s hidden gems.

Claudia Dowell heads off to explore picture-postcard towns and villages, gives her sweet tooth a workout, discovers gorgeous historic buildings and takes in the sea views.

A county that’s often overlooked, make sure you check out our December 2017 issue then visit Essex for yourself!

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Ready to tour?

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Now fully charged, you’re ready for a French holiday, as Sonia Wignall samples some autumn sun on a two-week tour of the Côte d’Azur.

And we’ve more from East Anglia with Donna Garner, who’s exploring the Norfolk Broads in our December 2017 issue.

Plus, in our regular County Counsel feature, we visit Scotland and throw the spotlight on Lanarkshire.

2018-season ’vans on test

Of course, we’ve also got a host of motorhome reviews for you in the latest issue of Practical Motorhome.

Turn to page 68 for our big live-in test of a very special ’van – it’s the 2018 Swift Escape 604, our Motorhome of the Year 2018! That’s one review you don’t want to miss.

Then we see that small changes can make a big difference as we take a look at the low-profile, 2018-season Adria Coral Supreme 670 SLT.

Our 2018 Auto-Trail Imala 732 review is on page 80 and we’ve another 2018 ’van in the form of the Pilote Pacific 706GJ Essentiel from page 84.

We’re also looking at something rather more compact – from page 88 we review the Shire Phoenix ML Black Edition.

Don’t miss it!

We’ve tonnes more packed into our December 2017 magazine, including a motorhome awning test, expert advice on fridges, ovens, sinks and winterproofing your ’van, plus used motorhomes for sale and how to buy them, a stainless-steel flask group test and more!

So don’t miss our latest issue.

Get it in shops now, or go online and buy with free first-class postage in the UK!

Happy reading!