Great British Staycation
On July 4 in England caravan parks will be back open to the public and owners. New government guidance on the tourism industry has now been outlined, just in time for a perfect summer staycation.
At Hanley Caravans we’re extremely excited to welcome you all back to your caravans and lodges to enjoy the great British summer. Our blog this month looks into the stunning North of England and what you can do near our sites in Lancashire, the Lake District, and the North East.
Stretching across North Lancashire and South Cumbria, Morecambe Bay is one of the largest estuaries in the UK. Altogether the space covers a massive 120 square miles and is the endpoint for some of the main rivers around the area including the Lune and Kent. It also has one of the quickest tides in the country, moving faster than you can run and covering a football pitch in minutes.
We have two caravan parks located in the sunny seaside town of Morecambe, where you can find beautiful beaches and plenty of places to visit. The city of Lancaster is also a short drive away with several heritage locations including the Maritime Museum, Lancaster Castle, and the remains of a Roman Baths.
Lake District National Park
As the UK’s most visited national park, the Lake District is a stunning place to explore and has many unique areas to find. More than 16 million people are thought to visit each year and it is dedicated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All of our Cumbrian caravan parks are perfectly located to enjoy the countryside. Violet Bank is located to the north of the national park and has incredible views over the Buttermere Fells and towards Lorton Valley. There are endless walks to complete and there is something for everyone.
Both Sedbergh sites are on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offer a peaceful place to escape. If you enjoy walking then this is the ideal space for a summer staycation.
The town of Sedbergh is full of book shops with unique hidden treasures for you to discover. A short walk or drive away brings you to the rolling hills of Yorkshire where you can walk and take in the beautiful surroundings.
North Pennines AONB
The North Pennines are one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and stretches between Carlisle and Darlington. Around 770 square miles are covered in this area and both of our North East parks sit nestled on the edge of this.
Stanhope Burn and Linburn Beck are close to Bishop Auckland as well, which has plenty of heritage locations to visit as well as shops, cafes and more.
What Are the Current Guidelines?
Following the COVID-19 outbreak earlier in 2020, the UK went into a lockdown and caravan parks were closed for the foreseeable. The government has now started the process of lifting restrictions and on June 23 announced that campsites, caravan parks, and short term lets could now reopen.
There are of course some guidelines still in place so it’s important to check what you need to do. Social distancing is still really important as is regularly washing our hands.
If you do show symptoms of coronavirus, it is important that you do not leave your home and self-isolate. The NHS website has guidance on how to check if you have symptoms and what you should do.
Find Your Perfect Holiday Home
There is no better time than now to invest in your very own holiday home. No matter what your budget is, there will always be something perfect for you. Hanley Caravans have 8 parks across the North of England.
Cumbria: Ingmire Leisure Park, Pinfold Leisure Park, & Violet Bank Caravan Park
Lancashire: Hurst Lea Caravan Park, Summerville Leisure Park, & The Bungalow Leisure Park
North East: Linburn Beck Caravan Park and Stanhope Burn Caravan Park
For more details about our caravans or to book a viewing, please feel free to contact us.