Taking a staycation in the UK has never been more popular!
Having been in lockdown since March, we have all felt the strain of feeling trapped and isolated. If someone had told me that I would have to stay at home with my husband and 2 teenaged children, only seeing my immediate family for 14 weeks, I would have said it couldn’t be done! But we did it, and many of us learnt a new skill, strengthened family relationships and found things out about ourselves that we didn’t know. But having restrictions put upon you makes you feel cut-off from the world and now we want to reconnect.
Being able to hire a self-contained, COVID-safe motorhome and take it away - even if it is only for 3 nights -allows you to get away from that feeling, giving you that well-earned break and allowing you to make some precious memories in a year, many of us would like to forget.
Freedom is what it gives you; being able to choose where you go and where you stay. You can maintain the important social distancing and feel safe and in control.
For many of us, we don’t have to travel far to find beautiful locations, stunning views and friendly towns and villages to explore.
From our home in Halifax, we can walk to the moors with their stunning purple heather or travel less than 1 hour to the Yorkshire Dales, with its river valleys and hills, caving and many walking trails to explore. We can also visit the many market towns such as Skipton or Settle, which need our custom to help them recover the last 6 months of restrictions. Taking a motorhome allows you to plan your adventure to include as many locations as you like, exploring different places on your adventure.
Recently, we stayed 1 night at the excellently situated and very well organised, Orcaber Farm Caravan & Camping Park in Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales.
We had a great time walking with our dog and enjoyed a well-deserved fish and chip supper, which was passed through a hatch to me as I queued safely in the street (another new experience). My experience of staying at campsites since lockdown has been very positive, track and trace is set up, facilities are available but have been adapted and people are respecting social distancing as everyone wants the same thing – to have their freedom.
With two children, who have spent their last 6 months glued to their electrical devices for both home learning and relaxation, being able to go out as a family, climb a hill or mountain, skim stones in a river or play cards around the table under the awning, as the sun sets has been the best tonic we could have wished for.
It just reaffirms what we’ve always known, that the simple things in life, nature, companionship and laughter, which are all free, are good for the soul and will help us all heal as we move forward into the unknown.
So, go onto our website and have a look at our motorhome and plan your adventure. We are happy to help you every step of the way.