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21 September, 2020 - Updated Last updated on
11 March, 2022

Posted by Spaceships Crew

Are you thinking of going on a road trip during the winter months but you are not sure yet if it’s worth it? Have a read through these 6 reasons why it’s worth it and start planning your winter adventure.

1. Different landscape

When doing a road trip during the winter, the whole landscape will look totally different and stunning in itself. You can enjoy the snow, ice and even frozen waterfalls. You can still go hiking, but you will have even better views as the air is clearer throughout the winter so that you can enjoy the scenery even more.

UK motorhome in snowy scenery

With central heating & hot water, a Spaceships motorhome is perfect for a Winter break

2. Getting away from the crowds

During the summer the roads are extremely busy, there are many traffic jams, and car parks are often full. During the winter, there will be fewer people; you will have more space no matter where you go to and you can finally get away from the crowds and enjoy a holiday in peace and quiet.

3. Different activities

Only because it’s winter and colder doesn’t mean that you can’t do any activities. You can still go hiking, but there are so many more activities you can do like indoor surfing, sledging, ice skating and so on. You can also go skiing in Peak District. Check out these adrenalin activity ideas.

Skiing UK 1200

Enjoy Winter Sports on a snowy Spaceships road trip

4. Cheaper

Making a road trip during the winter means you’re saving a lot of money. The rental prices for motorhomes are much lower in winter. The same goes for campgrounds, they are cheaper than in the summer so you can stay on the road even longer.

5. Cosy

Get comfy on your winter road trip when visiting pubs, sitting around the fireplace, visit Christmas markets, enjoy mulled wine and read a book while being warmed up by the internal heating system of the motorhomes. Make sure to drive by Derbyshire to visit the cosy pubs there and sit next to the fireplace with a hot chocolate. Recharge your batteries on your winter holiday.

Cosy pub

6. Unique experience

Going on a road trip during the winter is a unique experience. You can get to know the locals better when visiting pubs or camp site as they will have more time and there are less tourists. Enjoy bright and crisp mornings and breath in the amazing fresh air of a winter morning.

Grossglockner marker and snow 1200

Explore the wintry landscape of the UK and Europe in a Spaceship!

Not all campgrounds will be open all year round but below you can find a short list of campgrounds which are:

  • Sunnyside Croft touring side, Bunacaimb, Arisaig, Scotland
  • Snowdonia Park, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Borgue Peninsula, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
  • Waterrow Touring Park, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset
  • Scotgate Holiday Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

7. Christmas markets

Christmas markets (or "Weihnachtsmarkt") used to be a typical German thing, but nowadays you can find them in almost any European country, including cities in the UK. But let's be honest, nothing beats the classics. No winter road trip is complete with a visit to at least one German Christmas market. They're taking place all over Germany from late November each year. Warm up with a cup of mulled wine ("Glühwein"), a big plate of Sauerkraut or try one of the many (local) sausage ("Bratwurst") varieties. Prost.

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