Britain has more than one lake district! Join us on tour in Snowdonia in the brand-new issue of Practical Caravan and see it for yourself.

Bala Lake might be something of a hidden gem, but turn to page 28 and you’ll soon see why this picture-perfect place is somewhere you don’t want to miss.

So be sure to grab a copy of the October 2017 issue of Practical Caravan, on sale now – and don’t forget you can buy a Kindle edition, too!

And remember there’s still time to enter our exciting competition to win a Coachman!

Reviewed: Airstream, Bailey, Compass, Lunar and Swift

We’ve also got five fantastic 2018-season caravan reviews for you this month.

First, it’s the baby of the brand-new, UK-focused Airstream range, before we turn our attentions to the rechristened Swift Eccles 590, a snazzy-looking six-berth.

Plus we look at the Compass Camino 674, a four-berth twin-axle that meets the demand for a central washroom layout in an eye-catching way.

Then we review a van with a tried and tested layout other brands seem to be moving away from. Does the end-washroom, fixed-nearside-double floorplan work for you? Turn to page 82 for our Bailey Unicorn Valencia review.

And we check out an addition to the Lunar Delta range. See if the island-bed, centre-washroom TR ticks all your boxes.

Thinking used? Get advice on buying a secondhand Bailey Orion.

Mercedes, VW and Toyota tugs tested

Three tow cars – two new and one used – also feature in the latest issue of Practical Caravan.

Our expert David Motton hitches up and puts the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate through its paces, in E220d SE guise. And then he puts the Volkswagen Sharan to the test.

In the market for a used tow car? How about the 2009-on Toyota Avensis? Euan Doig takes a look at this model and highlights what to look for when buying.

We’ve also got more technical advice this month – find out how to replace a broken breakaway cable and how to fit a fridge fan.

And there’s more!

What else? We put 14 travel flasks to the test, review a 2018-season awning and celebrate Eriba Hymer’s 60th birthday.

Reader Gary Richardson takes a break in Keswick, we turn the spotlight on Wiltshire and, from page 44, we share some ideas for a spooky Halloween holiday.

So don’t miss the brand-new October 2017 issue of Practical Caravan to get all this and more – out now!