One of the greatest things about static caravans for sale in the North of England is what else holidaying in the region will bring you for your money. The whole of the north is a palate from which you can paint your own amazing adventures, whether it’s visiting some of the cities or getting out in the country to stroll beneath stippled skies.
We’ve put together a brief list of five areas you can walk, spending a day away from the comfort of your static caravan parks in the UK. UK holidays can be the best option for cost-saving breaks – and they’re even better in the north. The beer’s cheaper, after you’ve found a nice hostelry at the end of a day of walking!
1. Hadrian’s Wall
One of the most impressive features of the North East is this 73-mile-long structure built in AD122 by the Roman Emperor Hadrian (probably not physically by him, of course, but ordered by him). It was the north-west frontier of the empire and was erected to, basically, ‘keep out the barbarians’ and protect the Romans from invasions.
This is an incredible hike which gives you real glimpses into the past of our country and stretches all the way from Wallsend on the River Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway over in the west. Along the way you will encounter the remains of the forts, towers and turrets that kept watch over Hadrian’s Wall, and you’ll see rare artefacts in museums as well as be able to take in spectacular views of the landscape to find out what life was like for the men, women and children living at the very edge of Roman Britain.
2. Scafell Pike
This 3209-foot-high mountain in the Lake District is England’s tallest, which means it’s a ‘must do’ for serious climbers. It’s sometimes considered harder than Mount Snowdon and Ben Nevis and no route up it is easy, so it’s a fairly formidable challenge but anyone with reasonable fitness and determination should be able to climb it.
For non-climbers, the area is an oft-visited sightseeing spot, with the scenery around the mountain framing it spectacularly. There are attractions nearby – including the market town Keswick, which is a favoured destination for visitors to the Lake District, as it has colourful markets, friendly cafes, traditional pubs and great outdoor gear shopping – perfect for getting geared up for Scafell Pike itself!
3. Yorkshire Dales
Ah, God’s own county – where people say what they like, and blummin’ well like what they say! Yorkshire is home to some of the most beautiful terrain in the North of England (in all of England, to be fair), and walking in the Dales is one of the best things you can do to experience the wonder. Grassington National Park features picturesque rivers and – crucially – the famous pub The Craven Arms. Here you can take the weight off your feet for a while and enjoy the on-tap real ales, roaring fire and wholesome homemade meals. The Yorkshire Dales is also home to the Dark Sky Reserve, a designated area with a notable quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational and cultural heritage.
4. The Pennine Way
No mention of hikes in the north of the UK could ever be considered complete without the Pennine Way being included. Walkers are always attracted to the succession of stone villages, stately homes and rocky outcrops available along this iconic route. The Pennine Way stretches for 268 miles across England’s wild northern uplands, from the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, through the Swaledale Valley, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall to the Cheviot Hills, ending in the Scottish Borders in Kirk Yetholm. It’s probably the most challenging walk in England, recommended for experienced walkers – but you don’t have to walk it all at once, or all of it at all. However you choose to tackle the Pennine Way, you’ll see some of the greatest views our country has to offer.
5. Whitby Steps
Okay, so this is relatively urban and not ‘out in the wilds’, and it shouldn’t take you too long to complete, but making your way up ‘Dracula’s steps’ in Whitby is a great walking attraction. Originating from hundreds of years ago, the steps featured in Bram Stoker’s iconic novel Dracula. The Count is shipwrecked and, in the shape of a dog, runs up the famous 199 steps to the graveyard in St Mary’s Church. It’s a steep climb but something special greets you – and the famous vampire – as you reach the top. Truly spectacular views of Whitby and the chance to wander around the churchyard and spend time exploring the ruins of the famous Abbey.
Daly Parks has some of the best static caravans for sale in the UK, in some of the best locations in the north. Check out the five-star holiday home lifestyle available to you in great parks in Northumberland, Lancashire, County Durham or South Cumbria. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information, we’re here to help.