In this month’s Walking Special we report on top sites and tours in Scotland, Wales, the Peak District and Northumberland. Practical Motorhome’s intrepid Clare Kelly and Emma Frampton find the Bailey Approach Compact 520 makes the perfect base camp for their Three Peaks Challenge Grand Tour, scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a week.
Then Mick Statham picks his top 10 favourite campsites for stunningly scenic walking holidays in the UK and the Continent.
There are more fantastic vistas to enjoy when Caroline Mills explores the Peak District. Heading west, Mick and Elaine Statham take on some strenuous walking along the rugged coast paths of North Wales. We also pick out essential walking gear to pack for motorhome holidays.
Whether you decide to walk, cycle or drive during motorhome holidays, this month we pick out 10 excellent campsites close to Northumberland’s castles, coastline and islands during motorhome holidays in North East England.
Before you set off on holiday, how’s your motorhome doing? Our technical expert Diamond Dave runs his own motorhome workshop and in our June issue he explains how to charge and maintain your motorhome’s leisure battery so that it won’t let you down on tour.
Is it time to upgrade your current ‘van, or buy your first motorhome? If so, don’t miss our reviews of five brand new motorhomes for 2015! In this issue we check out two German motorhomes – the island-bed low-profile Dethleffs Esprit T7150 DBM and the A-class Knaus Sky i 700 LEG, with its twin fixed beds and drop-down double.
Looking to France next, we assess the Pilote Pacific P716P, which has a French bed and a corner washroom. Then we review the British-made WildAx Pulsar to find out how on earth WildAx has managed to fit four berths and a washroom into a rising-roof campervan! Finally we take a first look at the Rimor Koala, an Italian range of coachbuilt motorhomes based on the Renault Master.
If you’re looking for used motorhomes for sale, don’t miss the June magazine’s new-look used ‘van challenge! We compare three secondhand A-class bargains in three price brackets. Still searching for a little luxury at an affordable price? Read our used ‘van buyer’s guide to discover what to look for in a pre-owned Concorde Cruiser, built from 2005 to the present day!
If you’ve ever fancied converting a van into a motorhome yourself, this issue is essential reading. Follow the progress as reader Darren Flaherty takes us step-by-step through the process of converting a Nissan NV200 into a campervan.
How to design a motorhome is the hot topic in our brand new series starting in the June issue. Four lucky readers are helping RS Motorhomes to design a new low-profile motorhome. Plus, still on the subject of great motorhome design, Gentleman Jack reports on the Caravan Club’s 2015 Motorhome Design Awards.
Want to know how to take better photographs of all the glorious places you visit on your travels? James Stanbury continues his photography guide – and there’s a chance to win a new tripod and camera bag from leading Italian camera accessories manufacturer Manfrotto. Good luck!
We hope you’ll enjoy stepping out with our June issue of Practical Motorhome – it’s on sale in the shops now!
We pick out 10 excellent campsites close to Northumberland's castles, coastline and islands