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All website links checked and updated May 2019

Camping and Caravanning Organisations in the UK and Ireland

Brit Stops For an annual membership subscription you can stay for one night free at more than 760 locations such as farm shops and pubs in the UK. This operates in a similar way to France Passion and other schemes in Europe
The Camping and Caravanning Club Major UK club for all tent campers, motorhome owners and caravanners with many large sites and smaller certificated sites for members only. Also local districts organise meets and temporary sites across the UK. Ferry bookings, insurance and overseas holidays are also offered.
The Caravan & Motorhome Club Main club for caravanners and motorcaravanners with over 200 club run sites and many certificated locations for members only. Local centres run rallies. Ferry booking service, insurance and overseas holidays also available.  
The MotorCaravanners Club Smaller club exclusively for motorcaravanners mostly running organised meets
The Motorcaravan Club of Ireland Club for motorcaravanners in Ireland

Motorhome and Camping links

Motorhomers' Blogs, Websites and Travel Journals
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OurTour
Julie and Jason have been touring Europe and North Africa almost full time for many years and their excellent website details all their trips with lots of motorhome advice based on their good (and bad!) experiences.

Our Bumble

Joanne and Craig have been travelling around Europe in their motorhome since 2014. Keep up to date with their latest adventures on their informative blog.

Zappys Blog

A very useful website with lots of motorhome related topics in particular water system purification and wifi, sat navs etc.


Motorhome Adventurers
Esther and Dan's fascinating detailed blog about their long term travels around Europe from the UK to Switzerland and the Spanish coast. They have also written about their experiences in searching for and buying finding their first motorhome.
Europe by Camper Adam and Sophie's blog about travelling in Europe in their Adria Twin campervan. Includes country guides, equipment and import advice and a comprehensive breakdown of their annual costs. Blog last updated in 2014. Also lots of useful information about getting on the internet in Europe (see also Motorhome Wifi company link below).
Do Your Dream Ryan and Mel's campervan adventure, a personal diary of adventures covering their trips to Europe in a campervan. In 2018 they visited Scandinavia and are now planning their second self-build van (Dec 2018)
Travels in a VW Camper (Langdale-Associates)
Motorhome enthusiasts Sheila and Paul Barker's website with detailed travel logs about their trips to Slovenia, Hungary, Greece, Pyrenees, Alsace-Lorraine, Sicily, Denmark, Croatia, Slovakia, Sardinia and Corsica, Czech Republic and Sweden. 
updated for their 2018 tour of the Baltic States (Nov 2018)
Magbaz Travels Barry and Margaret Williamson's excellent website. They have been full-timing mostly around Europe for 20 years and have completed three round the world trips. Their site is regularly updated and has an interesting article about their travels from Greece to the UK  and back in 2018

Motorhome Vagabond

Gary's interesting blog about fulltiming in a motorhome in the UK
updated with details of their short trip to Scotland in 2018
Motorhome Forums and Discussion Groups

Wildcamping forum
A large UK based forum with lots of posts about all things to do with motorhomes as well as details of wild camping places - subscription required

Motorhomer forum
A very active online motorhoming forum set up by the owner of the wildcamping forum with lots of useful posts.

Motorhome Facts forum An online motorhoming community site with an active forum but not as busy as in previous years.
Motorhome List A UK based Motorhome owners newsgroup which can be accessed by subscribing through Yahoo Groups. Mostly motorhome related topics and answers to queries about motorhomes and touring. Can be accessed through the owner's website ukmotorhomes.net
Out & About Live forum Forum run by the publishers of MMM and Which Motorhome magazines. Motorhome Matters is the liveliest section. 

C&MC Club Together

A members discussion forum on the Caravan and Motorhome Club website with mostly just a few regular contributors.

Other Motorhome related links
Scottish Camping A useful website with lots of information about camping and touring in Scotland
CMCA Australia The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia website
 
ukmotorhomes Andy Clarke's (MH-List group organiser) website - lots of useful information and other links. Also has a list of motorhome stopovers and a Motorhome Market for motorhome free-ads

Campsites and guides to Sites and Aires 
Note: these include links to sites that we haven't personally visited.
See European Camping pages for our recommended sites


   UK

pitchup.com
Book and review 9,709 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas. We have used this site to book commercial sites in the UK with no booking fees
ukcampsite.co.uk

A most useful website listing most campsites in the Uk and some abroad, with reviews of sites and equipment. Lots of search options.
Campsites.co.uk A website giving details of hundreds of campsites throughout the UK. Specific searches such as sites suitable for motorhome sites can be easily found.
Out and About Live Campsite Finder An Over 6,000 UK Campsites and top European camping locations to search and help you find your perfect Pitch.
 
Campsites.Online

Listing over 3,100 caravan and campsites with location maps, links to their websites and reviews
  Europe

CamperContact
A very comprehensive Android and iPad app (All Motorhome Parkings) from NKC, the Dutch motorhome association, listing 24,000 sites and parking places with lots of reviews (mostly in Dutch - annual subscription))

Park4Night
A French website and App listing over 53,000 places to park and service points throughout Europe. (monthly subscription)

Archies Campings

A very useful website with downloadable POI's for thousands of campsites throughout Europe. Apps are also available.
Go Motorhoming / Vicarious Books

A useful source for buying guidebooks to motorhome aires and campsites and their own books Go Motorhoming Europe and All the Aires guide to France in English (with some contributions from us!).
Aires guides to Spain & Portugal, Benelux and Scandinavia. and stockists of ACSI and other European camping guidebooks and road atlases.

ACSI camping card


The ACSI low season discount card scheme which we have found to be very useful; also links to the ACSI site guide and DVD
  France

Camping-car Park
French commercial organisation with over 150 aires throughout France which are bookable in advance via their website or app. Annual membership subscription and daily fee.
Motorhoming France A website with details of aires and campsites in France, and access to over 5,000 images and touring resources. (now free to join) 
France Passion An organisation which offers over 2000 free overnight stops for camping-cars, mostly at vineyards and farms throughout France. Members pay an annual subscription of about 30 and are offered the chance to buy some home produce at each location.   
Campingcar-infos A useful website listing aires in France and the rest of Europe with maps and GPS references. Also has useful comments by users (mostly in French) which are available on a USB memory stick or a download for 8 - an excellent reference for a laptop! An Android App is now also available
i-Campingcar  Another useful website (in French) listing many aires with users' comments and free downloads of POI's. Has regular updates of open and closed aires
Twin Lakes Caravan Park Twin Lakes Caravan Park is a picturesque English family owned site near Montendre, north of Bordeaux in the Charente-Maritime region of France. We cater for those seeking a quiet and restful holiday in rural France away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. We have two fishing lakes. 


CampingFrance


A list of all 9000+ French Federation campsites
 

Camping en France

Selected French campsites (mainly larger ones)
  Italy

camperonline.it


Comprehensive website for campervans in Italy with sites and dealer links

  Spain


Camperstop Sierra Espuna

A privately owned motorhome aire in Totana, Murcia with excellent facilities and views across to the mountains.
Camping Park Pizarra A newly developed British owned camping park in the village of Pizarra near Alora on the Costa Del Sol and 30 minutes drive from Malaga
AreasAc A guide listing most of the official motorhome aires in Spain with latest news and links to tourist sites which can be downloaded to a GPS
 Switzerland
Swiss Terroir
The Swiss free stopover scheme for motorhomes similar to France Passion and Brit Stops (see entries above). Annual subscription is about 35

Magazines
MMM


Motorhome Motorcaravan Monthly is a top selling monthly UK magazine with lots of articles by experts and enthusiasts, also they publish another monthly magazine Which Motorcaravan.
The website also hosts a lively forum Out and About Live

Practical Motorhome


A monthly UK magazine with articles on Motorhomes, touring and DIY 
General Tourist sites
Slovenia Info The official Slovenia Tourism website

Provence Beyond
A useful link for tourist information about Provence and other areas of France
Motorhome related companies and other useful links
(PLEASE NOTE We do not imply any recommendations and may not have any personal experience of these companies)
Sites and guides

Barbecue Safety


health and safety
A helpful article about the safe use of barbecues especially when camping and caravanning.
(Thanks to Rachel and Oliver for sending us this link)

Wonderfulwellies Camping Guide
holidays The Ultimate Camping Guide by Will Tottle of Wonderful Wellies about camping for beginners with useful checklists and tips about types of tents and sites, some of interest for motorhomers

My America Holiday


holidays A website with blogs about holidays in the USA including some tours in RV's and travels to the National Parks. They also offer a holiday booking service for all types of holidays in the USA.
Motorhome Holiday Swap holidays Holiday swaps arranged for Campervans, motorhomes and RV's
Insurance
Safeguard Insurance insurance Safeguard Insurance deals exclusively with insurance for motorhomes and caravans and offer inclusive European breakdown cover.


Club Care Insurance

 

insurance Club Care Insurance can help you get the perfect Motorhome Insurance Policy today. This is a service for Camping and Caravanning Club members

Shield Total Insurance
insurance Value for money and great cover are important factors to consider when buying Motorhome Insurance. That is why the only motorhome insurance we offer is fully comprehensive. Shield Motorhome Insurance is available to people aged 25 and over
Comfort Insurance
insurance Specialists in motorcaravan/motorhome insurance. Also Private car, Home and Travel Insurance tailored for motorcaravanners.

Caravan Guard

insurance Caravan Guard offer insurance services for motorhome, caravan, folding camper and trailer tent owners
Motorhome Hire
South Lakes Motorhome Hire hire We are a motorhome hire company based in the Lake District offering affordable family (and pet) friendly motorhome holidays

Motorhome Connect
hire Motorhome Connect is a revolutionary concept in Motorhome Hire. An online booking and payment system designed to provide a local well maintained motorhome for your holiday which provides all the creature comforts that you would require for a relaxing break away

Freeline Motorhomes

hire Freeline Motorhomes provide motorhome rental and campervan hire services in the UK
Motorhome Sales

Premium Motorhomes
sales and servicing
Motorhome and campervan dealer based near Bawtry South Yorks. Dealers for Weinsberg, Knaus,Carthago and Morelo brands. Also servicing and used motorhomes

All Seasons Leisure
sales
and
build
All Seasons leisure based in Birtly, Tyne and Wear build campervan conversions and also supply kits. They have over ten years experience in bespoke conversions based on VW, Mercedes and other vans to each customer's specification.

Out and About Live Motorhome Sales
sales Out and About Live brings you a wide range of new and used motorhomes for sale from the UK leading dealers plus private sellers.
 

EmmBee Motorhomes
sales One of the largest dealers of new & used motorhomes and caravans, accessories and servicing located in Bury, Greater Manchester

Ryedale Leisure
sales New & used caravans and motorhome sales, accessories and servicing based in Leicestershire
motorhomes.mobi sales

Online showroom for new & used UK motorhomes, motorcaravans and campervans for sale, from dealers and private sellers, downloadable to your mobile


Motorhomemarket
sales A sales site operated by the owner of the ukmotorhomes.net website showcasing both private and traders' motorhomes for sale with free ads
dicar.be sales from Matthias Van Gorp :We sell used and new motorhomes and also do rental. We're based in Geel, Belgium

caravans4u.co.uk
sales Classified adverts for all used caravans, motorhomes static caravans accessories and caravans to let . Also dealers are listed


Griffin American Motorhomes   

sales A family business run by RV enthusiasts based near Bath supplying new and used American motorhomes

Tyne Valley Motorhomes
sales A family run motorhome dealership near Gateshead offering top quality new and used motorhomes for sale, servicing and accessories
Parts and Accessories
motorcaravanning.co.uk parts & accessories
Neill King's website with lots of motorhome related information and accessories for sale some at discount prices
Motorhome Wifi
parts A webshop run by Adam (see Europe by Camper above) selling long range wifi antennas and adaptors for internet access across Europe. Lots of useful information about mobile wifi access.
Outdoorbits               parts A discount accessories shop run by David Burley. They also offer habitation servicing and accessories fitting based in South Devon.
Caravan Additions
parts Nick Thorp's useful website has lots of links to caravan accessories available including items essential to self build enthusiasts, such as boilers, gas heaters, water pumps, cookers, water systems etc available by online shopping, by phone or fax.
O'Briens Camping
parts Terry O'Brien is a supplier of Dometic (Electrolux) and Waeco fridges, coolboxes, portable refrigerators and freezers for caravan and camping, powered by gas, mains and 12v. Also supplies windows for motorhomes and caravans
page updated 07 May 2019

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