A new code has been launched which hopes to help caravanners navigate the Lake District.
With a rapid rise in motorhome ownership in the past 12 months, a new set of resources have been developed to help new motorhome owners visiting Cumbria plan their trips, book ahead and help protect the area’s world-class landscape during their visit.
A new Motor Caravanners’ Code has been developed to enable motorhome owners to better navigate their way around, avoiding some of the complex – and sometimes narrow – rural road network, whilst highlighting the most suitable routes to explore Cumbria.
The code is just one of the resources available on the Visit Lake District website for motorhome and campervan owners, particularly those who are unfamiliar with the area.
This online hub also includes new downloadable maps, as well as practical hints to help people easily identify approved locations to stay and basic facilities like public toilets and waste disposal.
There will also be a range of new itineraries/days out to inspire the motorhome community to explore lesser-known parts of the county, including Cumbria’s majestic coastline.
The new online resources will continue to develop and grow over the coming weeks, as part of the work that Cumbria’s Tactical Visitor Management Group have been doing to help manage the expected demand from motorhome owners as lockdown eases.
Gill Haigh, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, said: “Given the anticipated demand for staycations this year we are strongly urging everyone to plan their routes and book ahead and, whilst they are here, to support our code that encourages us all to protect this beautiful place for the benefit of all.
“Our latest visitor research shows that walking, spending time near or on the water and exploring safe, quiet and captivating landscapes are some of the main reasons to visit.
“We’re also highlighting the fantastic range of local farm shops, eateries and visitor attractions people can uncover when they look beyond the usual tourist hotspots in the central Lakes.
“We love to see visitors valuing and supporting our local communities, and we hope these new online resources will give them all the practical tips and information they need to do just that.”