Join us as we check out two daring and rather different new-season caravans, discover an often-forgotten side to Cornwall and much more in our latest issue

Embrace winter touring! The December 2016 issue of Practical Caravan is on sale now, packed with ideas for your caravan holidays whatever the season.

We visit Cornwall for this month’s cover feature. But we’re not coast-bound! Practical Caravan’s Bryony Symes heads inland and has her breath taken away by the impressive views.

Yes, the roads can be narrow, but plan your tour carefully and you’ll be well rewarded. Take in the rugged slopes of Bodmin Moor, learn about the Cornish mining industry and drink in the landscapes that inspired author Daphne du Maurier in our December magazine.

Want something a bit more active? Suzanne Asquith takes her family for an adventure-packed holiday in Cornwall, from their site on the north coast. Read more from page 34.

Plus, Elaine and Joe Ormerod take the grandchildren away to explore London. They pitch at Wyatts Covert Caravan Club Site and give their young grandsons a capital tour to remember. From the Cutty Sark to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, grab our new issue and be inspired to do the same.

New caravans dare to be different

This month we continue to review new-for-2017 tourers and you do not want to miss what we have in store.

How about the wild new Swift Basecamp Plus? The UK’s biggest caravan manufacturer has got radical in its mission to attract new blood to the touring lifestyle and this is the result. 

Check out the Basecamp’s funky and flexible living space, its customisable exterior and the bespoke awning. We’d love to hear what you think!

Another new, headline-grabbing 2017-season caravan is the Alaria TI. Don’t know the name? That’s because it’s an all-new, luxury brand from Lunar Caravans.

Its bold, black and copper exterior graphics help it stand out from the crowd. But step aboard and see the L-shaped lounge, the multi-coloured mood lighting and the plush master suite. Make sure you read all about it in our December magazine.

Get a copy and you’ll also find out how a revised washroom transforms the 2017 Coachman Vision 450 and why the new, eight-foot-wide Elddis Avanté 840 is a great van for large families. Or how about the Swift Lifestyle 6 FB, a six-berth Marquis dealer special? They’re all in our packed new issue.

And there’s more!

In the market for a new tow car? From page 87 we bring you lots of food for thought.

Learn about the new Fiat Fullback pick-up and the latest model in the Land Rover Discovery story. We also hitch up and put our long-term Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer and a Peugeot 2008 through their paces, to find out what towing talent they have.

Or read our used Ford Mondeo buying guide. Could this be the secondhand star you’ve been looking for? 

We also review another new-season awning, put a range of coffee machines and moka pots to the test to see which delivers the most tasty cuppa, catch up with our long-term fleet and more.

So don’t miss the December 2016 issue of Practical Caravan, on sale now!

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