Each month, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about where to go and what to see throughout the year, so you can get planning for a brilliant 2022! We’re now sharing our touring tips for March…
Why not head to Wales?
St David’s Day (1 March) is the perfect reason to head to the land of dragons and daffodils.
Wales has it all: mountains, beaches and action adventures. We’d be torn between the fine Pembrokeshire coastline, with its sensational landscapes and abundant flora and fauna, and the dramatic adventures on offer in stunning Snowdonia.
With kids or grandchildren in tow, we’d choose the latter, because it offers the longest, fastest zipline in the country, unique underground action at Bounce Below and surfing
(10 miles from the sea!).
At Zipworld, visitors can rocket down a mile-long steel cable above an old slate quarry, at speeds close to 100mph.
It also offers the Bounce Below experience in disused slate caverns in central Wales. Giant trampolines, step ladders, spiral ‘staircases’, and coloured lighting provide an amazing subterranean environment that children (and adults) will love.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia, near Conwy, delivers a host of leisure activities, some relaxing, some less so! We’ll focus on the ‘less so’ with the giant ‘wave garden’ at Surf Snowdonia.
Here, a huge submerged blade whips up perfect surfing waves, allowing participants to surf down the 300m-long pool.
Surf Snowdonia caters for learners and experts, as the size of the wave can be controlled. Wetsuits are supplied, so you won’t feel the cold, even if you visit in cooler weather.
For something different…
Head to Farndale in the Yorkshire Dales to see a cascade of spring flowers. Known as the ‘Daffodil Dale’, this remote area offers a circular driving route and a 3.5-mile walk. Pitch in Pickering/Kirkbymoorside, and park at Low Mill (YO62 7LA).
Just a hop from Snowdonia National Park is the lovely Bron Derw Touring Park. It’s made up of three separate sites, including one that’s adults only.
Find out more here.
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Now’s the time to prep your van for 2022
Now’s a good time to give your caravan a once-over and check everything’s in fine fettle for the touring season.
Consider booking a full service now, as you’ll then be able to tow and pitch with confidence, knowing all is well.
After a cold, wet winter, make sure your technician does a thorough damp check; then it’s time for a clean, inside and out – our guide to how to clean your caravan will talk you through the process.
In tests, we’ve found Muc-Off Caravan Cleaner a very effective solution but you can find other suggestions in our guide to the best caravan cleaners.
Air your van (especially mattresses and upholstery), charge the battery, check the tyre pressures and fluid levels in the Alde heating, toilet flush and cassette, and run up the heating and hot-water systems. You can find out about other jobs to carry out in our pre-tour checks for your caravan guide.
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