Yesterday we discussed how spring is coming and many motorhome and caravan owners will be sure to start planning their next trips, so many will be extremely interested to know that the AA has announced the winners of its prestigious Campsite of the Year Award. The AA has chosen the winners due to their exceptional quality, attention to detail, and the ability to stand out compared to other campsites. They have also released their AA Camping and Caravanning Britain and Ireland Guide 2013 to coincide with the awards and give all motorhome and caravanning enthusiasts some great ideas for trips in the upcoming year.
The most important category of the awards is the AA Best Campsite of the Year Overall Winner, which was won by The Old Oaks Touring Park in Glastonbury, Somerset. Out an About Live has describes The Old Oaks Touring Park as “One of the best campsites we’ve seen, with delightful panoramic views of the Mendip Hills, this top quality ‘Adults only’ campsite lies within the shadow of magical Glastonbury Tor. First class facilities are complemented by a well-stocked shop and off licence, games room and pond with fishing platforms suitable for the disabled. The campsite has a large dog walk, pool table, book exchange and footpaths to Glastonbury and the Tor.”
The AA has also awarded Best Campsite of the Year to campsites based in Scotland and Wales, with the winners being the Milton of Fonab Caravan Site and the Caerfai Bay Caravan and Tent Park respectively. Other categories include The Roger Almond Award for the AA’s Most Improved Campsite, which was won by Hollins Farm Camping and Caravanning based in Far Arnside, Lancashire. The site was renovated in the spring of 2012, and now includes a brand new, fully insulated washroom facility which was built using locally quarried limestone in order to blend in with the surrounding farm buildings, and previously won the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.
For motorhomers and caravanners that are planning on visiting one of these sites in the year, make sure you plan your journey ahead so you can avoid as much traffic as possible and potentially save money by booking early. Also make sure to check your motorhome insurance policy as many expire at the beginning of the year, and you don’t want to be caught out whilst you are away.