Campervan holidays within an couple of hours of Ashby

By James Smith

20th Mar 2024 | Advertisement Features

Versatile campervans like the Volkswagen California are great for going on holiday at the drop of a hat! (image via Swansway)
Versatile campervans like the Volkswagen California are great for going on holiday at the drop of a hat! (image via Swansway)

Looking for a weekend away this Easter? The nights are getting lighter, the weather's looking brighter, and you're looking for an overnighter to make the most of your weekends.

But setting off on holiday at the drop of the hat is easier said than done.

Versatile campervans like the Volkswagen California are great for doing just that.

You can be on holiday in moments with a campervan and you don't have to travel far to relax this summer.

In fact, Swansway Motor Group has put together a list of the best destinations for campervan holidays within a couple of hour's drive of Ashby, all with suitable camping options nearby.

Before you set off to one of these stunning locations, it might be worth getting your campervan ready for the journey with a spring clean.

And to help you pack for the trip, why not check out Swansway's Complete Caravan Checklist.

Have you ever thought of getting a campervan? (image via Swansway)

1. Cannock Chase

A 45-minute trundle west will find you in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire's Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

The former royal forest is ideal for walkers, the Heart of England Way and the Staffordshire Way are particularly popular.

Cannock Chase is a haven for mountain bikers with a range of intermediate and beginner trails to bring out your adventurous side or you could transport yourself to the Victorian era with a visit to one of the area's many museums or historical landmarks like Shugborough Hall.

Nearby places of interest:

  • Castle Ring
  • Cannock Chase Forest
  • Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery
  • Shugborough Hall

Cannock Chase is a haven for mountain bikers (image via pixabay)

2. Shropshire Hills

Looking further west now to the Shropshire Hills, another stunning area steeped in history.

Steep is the word here, as the hills offer some stunning views over Shropshire and into Wales to the west and Birmingham to the east. On a clear day, Lond Mynd in Church Stretton is particularly popular for amblers.

A Roman settlement, nearby Shrewsbury is a vibrant town with plenty going on.

The birthplace of Charles Darwin has evolved into an excellent day out or place to stay overnight due to its abundance of pubs, tours of the infamous prison, and quirky shops.

Meanwhile, local market towns like Church Stretton and Ludlow are excellent areas to take in the history and escape the city buzz.

The Severn River running through the hills creates plenty of opportunities for water sports.

Nearby places of interest:

  • Church Stretton
  • Shrewsbury
  • Ludlow

3. Cotswolds

England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds, a scenic location just two hours drive from Ashby.

Stunning walks stretch through the rolling hills, including the 93-mile Cotswolds Way.

The Severn meets the Thames in the Cotswolds, so water activities are plenty. Incredible towns like Cheltenham and Tewkesbury offer many of their own attractions.

Nearby places of interest:

  • Cheltenham
  • Tewkesbury
  • Cirencester
  • Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds is definitely worth a visit (image via SWNS)

If these destinations have inspired, you to get away in the perfect all-round campervan why not try the Volkswagen California?

The experts at Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham will help you find the ideal home on wheels to cover all your holidaying needs.


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