Lizzie Pope
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Don’t miss our West Country special as we sample cream teas, local tipples and a spot of surfing – it’s enough to want to hitch up and head off right away!

Hands up if you’ve enjoyed many a memorable caravan holiday in the West Country. Us, too!

So in the July 2017 issue of Practical Caravanon sale now! – we’re celebrating some of the best of the region with a tour of Devon and Cornwall.

Our Claudia and Bryony hitch up and head west, with the aim of finding out whether Devon or Cornwall reigns when it comes to cream teas, trying one or two in the process – well, it would be rude not to!

But, of course, we’re sharing our top tips with you – turn to page 27 for a comprehensive list of recommended tearooms.

We also check out some of the West Country’s best sites, go on a cider trail, turn our hand to surfing and more. It’s all in the July 2017 Practical Caravan, out now.

Knaus, Sprite, Compass and Coachman caravan reviews

As ever, we’ve a host of new caravan reviews for you in our latest magazine.

There’s the double-dinette, twin-axle Sprite Quattro DD that sleeps six, has a 1624kg MTPLM and costs less than £18,500.

Or how about the subtly updated Coachman VIP 565 with its fixed-twin-single-bed, end-washroom layout?

For another completely different layout, we review the Compass Capiro 550, a mid-market caravan with a rear island bed, an in-vogue central washroom and a £20,899 price-tag.

Finally, we’re looking around the luxurious, twin-axle Knaus StarClass 690. Carrying a £30,000 price and with a 2000kg MTPLM, can it justify the outlay, not to mention the hefty tow car you’ll need to pull it?

A quartet of tow car tests

We’ve plenty of tow car reviews for you, too, in our July magazine. Turn to page 93 for our first drive of the new Land Rover Discovery.

And keep on reading, as next we’re putting the Ford Kuga through its paces on road and track. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 178bhp and 295lb ft torque, is it up to the job?

Plus, we’re also assessing what tow car ability the SsangYong Tivoli XLV has. Costing just a touch over £20,000 and coming with a five-year warranty, on paper there’s a lot going for it, but how does it perform with a caravan hitched up?

And that’s not all! From page 102 of the latest issue of Practical Caravan, we’re looking at the 2012-on Ford Focus Estate as a used tow car. Find out what to pay, which models are the best and what to avoid!

Are you feeling lucky?

Click to enter our competition to win a portable generator from Hyundai Leisure, worth over £400!

You can also check out a family’s vintage Castleton Rowena, enjoy reading about the Ormerods’ tour in Italy, discover this summer’s best county shows, get step-by-step advice on replacing a leaky toilet cassette seal – and more!

So don’t miss the July 2017 edition of Practical Caravan. Get it now!

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