The Top 5 Best UK Campervan Routes

By Dave Webb on November 30th, 2021

The open road ahead and a campervan filled with a group of friends or family – what could be better? A camper trip could be the ideal holiday at any time of the year! Imagine endless summer sunsets, outdoor cooking and exploring a different town every day. This year we have put together a list of 5 of the best UK campervan routes to discover. With a variety of lengths to choose from, they can offer everything from an opportunity for a weekend getaway to a whole week exploring the country. Extend your adventure across the whole of the UK, from the Highlands to the Atlantic Coast and everywhere in between.


The North Coast 500 Scotland camper route is the UK’s version of the USA’s Route 66 and offers some of the most stunning views in the country. Ancient castles, picturesque beaches, Lochs and historic landmarks wait for you around every corner in the Highlands.

The route is 516 miles long and can take up to a whole week to complete. Officially, it starts and ends at Inverness Castle and passes through peaceful villages such as Durness, John O’Groats and Dornoch. For the adventurous ones, there are opportunities to take part in canoeing at Corrieshalloch Gorge or surfing at Caithness. There are also places along the route to enjoy mountaineering, hiking, or climbing.


Although it starts in Oxford, most of this route takes you on the A40 into the heart of the Pembrokeshire County in Wales. Well-known for its gorgeous beaches, cliffs, and island, this route provides you with incredible opportunities to explore the beautiful outdoors.

For hikers and cyclists, visit the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Like most of Wales, there are plenty of castles and historical sites to discover such as Carmarthen before you stop for a rest in one of the countless idyllic seaside towns like Tenby. This UK campervan route is also perfect for nature lovers and bird spotters. At Skomer Island overlooking Prides Bay, you can observe puffins in their natural habitat. Finish off this fantastic journey in St Davids after a total distance of 224 miles, this route is perfect length for a long 4-day weekend.

Cornwall & Devon

The Atlantic Highway is one of the most popular UK campervan routes, that gives you an opportunity to discover Cornwall and Devon, two of the country’s preferred locations for camping and caravanning. For the first half, from Bath to Falmouth, the trip sticks to the actual Atlantic Highway- A39.

On this trip, you can enjoy anything, from awe-inspiring beaches where you can surf or relax, through to historical buildings dating all the way back to the Roan era, and right up to stunning tropical flora at the Eden Project. With coasts and moorlands to enjoy along the way you definitely won’t be run out of fun activities to take part in. At a distance of 380 miles this route will take you about a week to complete. Why not try this route and enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic as you drive along the Cornish coast, including Bude and Wadebridge?

Peak District

This route through the Peak District is one of the shortest at only 80 miles long. This means that it can easily be completed in a weekend. It’s still one of the most scenic routes though, taking you right through one of the UK’s beloved national parks, the Peak District. This particular route is suitable for anyone looking to take a break from the city and enjoy a weekend of hiking and exploring caverns.

The motorhome route starts just east of Manchester, in Glossop and continues into the Pennines. Your journey will take you through one of the most famous mountain passes – the Snake Pass, on to Castleton and Edale. There you can find great opportunities for hiking and cycling. Afterwards, you can continue further south towards Blue John Cavern, an underground network of caves, and the popular Thor’s Cave. This route will then continue further up onto the Heights of Abraham in Matlock, where you can take a ride in the famous cable car over Derwent Valley.

Northern Ireland

Going along the Atlantic coast, the jaw-dropping Causeway Costal Route from Belfast to Derry allows you to step into mythology and legends. The full distance of the journey is 120 miles and would take up to 5 days to complete. It’s made up of 9 drives, so you can easily split the route into several smaller journeys.

This stunning drive is the original coastal driving route and one of the best campervan routes in the UK. Discover several of Northern Ireland’s most popular landmarks and tourist attractions, including Giant’s Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Glens of Antrim and Dark Hedges. There are plenty of opportunities to surf, swim or go for a walk along some of the most picturesque beaches in Ireland or even visit the famous Old Bushmills Distillery.

If all those stunning UK campervan routes have got you daydreaming of going on a road trip across the country, we at Redline Campers can help turn your dream into reality. You can download our brochure to browse and compare our campervans. You can also contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about the campervans we have in our showroom.

Written by

Dave Webb

Redline Campers