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Get our free guide to the best campsites in the UK, only in our new magazine! Plus, join us as we go wild with the Swift Basecamp – is it worth the hype?

Are you planning your next tour? Don’t do so without our Top 100 Sites Guide 2017

Whether you holiday all year round or you’re waiting for some spring sun, be sure to pitch at the best British sites with our brand-new guide.

How do we know they are the best? Because you told us! So discover your new favourite site with our Top 100 Sites Guide 2017, free with the April 2017 issue of Practical Caravanon sale now!

Swift gets funky and Adria gets jazzy

We’ve also got some pretty special new caravan reviews for you in this month’s magazine. 

How about our cover star, the Swift Basecamp Plus? We took the company’s new mould-breaking model to the beautiful but chilly North York Moors National Park to put it through our thorough live-in test.

Designed with active, sporty people in mind and to attract new people to caravanning, can this bold, clever tourer succeed?

Looking for an entirely different kind of buyer is the eye-catching, silver-bodied new Adria Adora Isonzo 613DT Platinum Collection.

Starting at the back, you get a full-width end washroom, a transverse island bed with a split mattress, a storage-heavy kitchen and a light-filled front lounge, with Adria’s usual contemporary styling throughout. See it for yourself from page 82.

Then check out how it stacks up against something with a similar layout from Lunar Caravans. We review the Quasar 674, a new-for-2017 twin-axle model.

Need to sleep six? We’ve yet another new caravan review for you! It’s the Compass Casita 586. It’s a well-specced and spacious single-axle, six-berth caravan for less than £18,500. What’s the catch? Turn to page 72 and take a look.

And for something completely different, the entirely customisable Showman’s Twagon from Wildwood Designs also falls under the spotlight in our April 2017 magazine.

A trio of tow cars

Practical Caravan’s long-term Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 134bhp KX-3 is put through its paces this month, as we find out what tow car ability it has. We know caravanners love its big Sorento sibling – is the smaller Sportage up to the job, too? Find out from page 107.

And we deliver the verdict on the second of our long-termers in our latest magazine. Check out the towing talents of the Škoda Superb Estate in 2.0 TDI 190PS 4x4 DSG SE L Executive guise.

Finally, if you’re in the market for a used tow car, have you considered the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer? With so many to choose from, let our expert be your guide to help you buy with confidence.

Looking for moor in Yorkshire

Of course, we can’t just share the best campsites in the UK without any touring ideas! Grab our April magazine and join Practical Caravan’s Peter Baber in North Yorkshire.

Or see what Elaine and Joe Ormerod delighted in when they took their caravan to visit Scotland, enjoying a pair of stunning waterside locations.

And do you love awe-inspiring architecture? We share 10 sites across the UK that are perfectly placed to help you take in some of the best Britain has to offer.

Get all this and tonnes more when you pick up a copy of the April 2017 edition of Practical Caravan magazine – on sale now.

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