September Road Trip Suggestions – What Not to Miss!
Don’t let the schools going back and the close of summer get you down. September brings better deals and smaller crowds! Plus with September campervan hire in the UK and Ireland you’ll find the perfect balance between reasonable weather and reasonable prices.
With the crowds dispersed, there’s no limit to what you can do and see by campervan. Tour the picturesque mountains of Scotland, the rugged and wild west coast in Ireland or the charming and delightful rural English countryside. What better time to enjoy a romantic trip? Or test your limits in a hike up the highest peaks and toughest terrain?
Offering all the equipment you need on your holiday, a campervan becomes a practical and comfortable home on wheels, meaning there’s no other way to enjoy as much freedom and flexibility on your road trip. To help plan your September holiday, we have put together some events to inspire you on your campervan hire trip in the UK and Ireland.
What’s on in ‘Bonny’ Scotland
‘Bonny’, derived from the Scottish dialect word meaning beautiful, is perhaps the best way to describe Scotland. Famed for the warmth of its people, its rich history and stunning landscapes, you’ll find no better way to tour the country than by campervan.
With your transport and accommodation in one, and the wild parking rules in Scotland, nothing is out of reach. You can park up almost anywhere and camp out under the stars at night!! Stop and cook yourself some culinary delights in your camper and watch the sun set over the cliffs in the still “mostly” undiscovered and beautiful spots of Scotland. All of our campers come equipped with a gas burner so you can enjoy a meal with a view.
Still one of Scotland’s best kept secrets is the 500 mile driving route, the North Coast 500. As you travel through the historic Highland’s region, be in awe at the most picturesque scenery, sample the local food and drink, and visit the fascinating and historic castles. Pick up your camper from our depot near Edinburgh and Glasgow and head north to the start of the route in Inverness.
The Highland Games
Also located in Scotland’s northern region is the traditional Scottish Highland games. Incorporating unique athletic events, music, dancing and bagpipe competitions, you’ll struggle to find an event like it in the world.
You’ll find the penultimate Highland Games of the season in Pitlochry just an hour and half from our depot and beside Cairngorms national park. The games take place this 17th September and are a great opportunity to share a drink with a local and experience first-hand the warmth of the Scottish people.
The Dundee Flower & Food Festival
The Dundee Flower and Food Festival offers a chance to try some of Scotland’s diverse and local food. Running 1st-3rd September you’ll see chef demonstrations, amazing flower displays and participate in a host of fun competitions. Dundee buzzes with activity throughout September and you can park your camper to visit Dundee Castle as well as the nature and wildlife at Camperdown country park. These make up just a few of a number of tourist attractions in the city.
What’s on in the Emerald Isle?
The Wild Atlantic Way, one of Ireland’s most scenic routes, takes you on enchanting journey along the untamed west coast. From vivid sea-sprayed rocks to dramatic cliff-tops, experience these amazing scenes on any one of the many coastal walks. Lose yourself among a landscape springing to life with sheer beauty, exciting outdoor activities and cultural wonder. However you enjoy spending your time, you’ll find just the way to do it over 2,500km of endless possibilities.
Discover Ireland’s Ancient East where you can venture through lush greens and explore over 5000 years of history, predating the pyramids and going through the Viking Ages. From brave knights, castles and round towers, to tales of emigrants, monks and ancient civilisations, Ireland’s Ancient East is brimming with stories, culture, attractions, festivals and fun.
Surf’s up this September!
Surfs up in Ireland! September marks the beginning of the Irish Surfing season and with some favourable off shore winds we’ll see the arrival of some huge ‘ground swells’, and not a moment too soon. Ireland is host to some of the best surfing locations in the world and with your campervan hire you’ll have no trouble chasing those waves. Our top surfing picks go to Bundoran in County Donegal for its heavy reefs and big wave spots, Easky in Sligo for fun points and reefs and Co. Clare for big wave spots and heavy slabs.
Waterford Harvest Festival
Pick up your camper from our depot in Dublin and head south 2 hours to Ireland’s oldest city Waterford, a famous Viking settlement known for its mesmerizing crystal. Taking place between the 08-10th September is the Waterford Harvest Festival. Here you can celebrate the famous food, heritage and culture and take part in the street parties and the famous festival that dates back to pagan times.
Clifden Art Festival, Galway
On the Wild Atlantic Way, don’t miss The Clifden Art Festival taking place this year from 22nd-25th September on the breath-taking coast of Connemara, Galway. Now in its 38th year you can enjoy the music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children’s programme. There is something for everyone at the festival along with no shortage of guided walks and scenic drives in the nearby area.
What’s on in the Beautiful South East of England?
From royal castles to rolling manor houses and the peaceful countryside to exciting African safari parks, there are many things to do in South East England. With our depot just a short distance from London Gatwick airport you can get on the road and visit miles of coastline & historical landmarks on your next campervan adventure.
Step back in time in medieval villages and quintessential coastal towns, go island hopping and visit the dinosaurs or see some of the palatial architectural gems. With magical festivals, top sporting events, celebrity run restaurants and award winning theatrical performances, this enthralling region has so much to offer.
Faversham Hop Festival, Kent
Discover the taste of the golden age of beer at the Faversham hop festival in Kent. Exhibitions covering 800 years of hop heritage takes place at locations throughout the town. You’ll find vibrant live music, Morris dancing, fun and entertainment around all of the town’s bars and stalls. The Faversham hop festival takes place 02nd-3rd September this year and is located a short distance from a number of campsites, so you’ll never be far from the action in your campervan.
Hills Killer Bicycle Challenge, Isle of Wight
For those looking a taste of adventure, test your strength and endurance on the ‘hills killer’ bicycle challenge. The events, running throughout September, are located on the beautiful Isle of Wight and all our campervans can be taken on the ferry. On the way, enjoy some of the amazing and panoramic views from across the island.
Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival, East Sussex
Alternatively indulge in a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and luscious wines at the spectacular Hastings Seafood and Wine festival taking place between 16th-17th September. The live music and street entertainment complete the lively festival atmosphere, making this an unmissable event. The festival is centered around The Stade and Rock-a-Nore Road in the heart of the Old Town, although business across the whole of Hastings join in with special menus and entertainment.
September Campervan Hire!
Bunk Campers have a large fleet of campervans available to suit all tastes and budgets with prices from £75 per day in September. September campervan hire offers great value and a chance to avoid the peak season crowds so book now to avoid disappointment.