Never let the season put you off exploring the UK & Ireland in a campervan or motorhome. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing! The UK & Ireland enjoys a mild climate, with plenty of warm dry days allowing the adventurous to maintain their hobbies and interests all through the winter months. With winter campervan hire, you avoid peak season crowds and prices, and can experience the splendour of nature as the season turns. Whether you want to tour the highlands of Scotland at its most dramatic best, explore Ireland’s mesmerizing Wild Atlantic Way at its wildest, or surf the best waves in the South of England, find out how a campervan rental road trip with Bunk Campers can get you there this winter.
There is plenty to do in the UK and Ireland in winter, from touring new towns and enjoying coastal and country routes, visiting historic sites; getting outdoors by hiking, biking, surfing, paddle boarding, and so much more. So, we have compiled all the best destinations and helpful information you’ll need as you hit the open road this winter
Ireland’s most infamous driving route, stretching through nine glorious counties. Explore everything Ireland has to offer along this glorious route with Ireland campervan rental, and see why this route is known worldwide.
Absolutely glorious stretches of white sand beaches, striking coastal landscapes and rural seaside towns. A must-see road trip with your campervan hire this winter.
Live the road trip thrill capturing Northern Irish adventure and raw, natural beauty with some of the most scenic views in the country. Click here to learn more now.
The North Coast 500, a stunningly beautiful Scottish road trip linking the best attractions of the north Highlands. The perfect route for your motorhome rental.
Covering Aberdeen, Moray Firth Coast, the East Coast and the Cairngorms to name a few, this road trip has you covered in your motorhome hire adventure. Get out there this winter!
South West 660 is an iconic road trip from Poole in Dorset to Watchet in Somerset, hugging the beautiful coastlines and shores of southwest England.
Visit the Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Neist Point Light House and much more. Switch off from the world for a while in this Scottish slice of heaven.
Cornwall has some of the best surfing beaches in England, encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the promontory Land’s End. Check out our unmissable 10-day Cornwall itinerary here.
Home to a quarter of Scotland’s native forests and some beautifully rugged scenery, Cairngorms National Park and take in the beautiful vistas. Perfect for a winter motorhome hire road trip!
One of Ireland’s most stunning counties, and the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way road trip. With plenty of rivers, lakes, coves and beaches, you must stop here on your winter road trip.
One of Wales’ three national parks, this is a great place to visit for a day to trip or a longer holiday. Take in the stunning views and relaxing walks on this Welsh winter campervan escape.
Click here to read our guide about Irish campsites that are open all year round.
Click here to read our guide about Scottish campsites that are open all year round.
Click here to read our guide about English campsites that are open all year round.
Click here to read our guide about Welsh campsites that are open all year round.
We provide all of our guests with a free campsite guide to help get you on the road. If you’d prefer to have this information before you arrive, please click here to learn more.
Follow the Northen Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, across the UK in your very own home on wheels. Learn more.
Skiing and snowboarding can be found at resorts in the UK, including Glencoe Mountain, Glenshee and Cairngorm Mountain. With your transport and accommodation sorted, all you need now is to get some skis!
Bike racks are available for each vehicle, so bring your bike along for a full cycling experience. Click here to read about a cycling Scottish Highland campervan hire adventure.
The surfing conditions throughout the UK and Ireland are at their wildest in the winter. Find out about the best place to catch some waves this winter here.
Not much beats getting out in the fresh air, stretching your legs and clearing your head. Walk wherever you’d like, whenever you like with motorhome hire.
There is no shortage of places to go and things to do in the winter, so don’t let the colder weather stop you from having a great time. Click here to learn more.
Your campervan hire will come with a kitchen kit (including pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, and utensils), a 2 burner gas hobs for cooking, a partially full bottle of gas included for heating and hot water, an electric hook-up, a kettle (for making tea, coffee, and hot chocolate), a bedding kit including 10.5 Tog duvets to keep you warm, fridge, dining table, campervan central heating, rock n roll double bed (vehicle model dependant), shower, bathroom, and toilet (excluding the Nomad). View the full list.
Getting ready for a winter road trip isn’t too different from a summer trip, but with limited room in a motorhome for drying clothes, pack smart rather than pack a lot is our advice. Here’s our list of essentials for winter –
✔ Waterproof clothing- invest in a good waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers (with Gore-Tex)
✔ Good hiking boots or sturdy outdoor shoes
✔ Wellington boots for the kids
✔ Layers – Thermal top, t ’shirt, jumper/sweatshirt, better to remove layers.
✔ Wool socks – wool dries faster and is better in the heat and cold
✔ Hat, Gloves and Scarf
✔ Flask and travel mugs
✔ Rucksack for day tripping.
Here’s our top 10 tips for your winter campervan adventure.
1. Use your campervan heating to stay warm & cozy
2. Remove any snow and ice from the roof of your campervan
3. Cover your campervan windows
4. Check & book campsites in advance
5. Air out your campervan
6. Pack layers and fluffy/knitted cashmere socks
7. Bring fairy lights & make your campervan extra cozy
8. Snuggle up with a book
9. Take morning walks as the sun rises
10. Bring your dog and enjoy winter campervan life together
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Getting the best from your motorhome holiday
Winter Campervan Checklist
Our winter holiday checklist gives you advice and tips on what to bring for your comfort and convenience.
5 Basic lessons for Winter Camping
Campervan season is all year round – especially with Bunk Campers fleet being far better equipped for winter touring.
There’s no shortage of places to go and things to do in the winter. Don’t let the colder weather stop you from having a great time!
Plan your Winter Campsites
Not sure where to camp? We work with campsites to ensure you have the best possible experience when you hire.
Yes, all our vehicles have central heating fitted.
The more you use the heating in the unit for water, cooking etc the more gas you will use. In winter we always recommend buying an additional tank of gas and checking regularly on the gas levels, so you don’t run out.
We provide pillows, pillow cases, bedsheets, 10.5 tog duvets and duvet covers to keep you warm and cosy at night.
Our vehicles are not fitted with snow tyres it is very rare that conditions in the UK and Ireland require snow tyres. They are difficult to fit and often cause more damage to the vehicle than they help, so for these reasons we do not provide them.