Can’t wait to get the caravan hitched up and set off on a Spring outing? That’s hardly surprising, given some of the fierce storms we’ve had to endure this winter.
To set your mind at ease that all is still well in the caravanning world, here are some snippets of news …
Motorhome and Campervan Awards 2020 winners announced
It’s that time of year for the annual jamboree that is the Motorhome and Campervan Awards, organised by the Caravan and Motorhome Club and held at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham.
Announcing the winners in a post on the 25th of February, Out and About Live picked out those in the specialist categories of large, A class luxury motorhomes, coachbuilts, van conversions, and campervans:
- top of the class A motorhomes costing more than £90,000 went to the Frankia Mercedes-Benz i8400 Plus Platin;
- also an A-class motorhome, but in the category for those costing under £90,000, was the Mobilvetta Tekno K Yacht 79;
- in the class for luxury coachbuilts, the top prize went to the Swift Kon-Tiki 675;
- best van conversion was the Leisure Treka EB from Moto-Trek; and
- best of the campervans was the Volkswagen VTA 20/20 Vision from the UK’s Vision Tech Automotive.
New owner and glamping for York Naburn Lock holiday park
Owners of the York Caravan Park in Stockton Lane have acquired a second caravan park, also in the city, at nearby Naburn Lock, writes the York Press on the 26th of February.
The new site currently has 115 pitches – twice the number of the Stockton Lane’s 55 pitches – and is the subject of a planning application for the construction of new washing and toilet facilities.
Expansion comes after the success of the original York Caravan Park, which continues to offer a 5-star experience for touring caravans and campers for adults only and attracts some 50,000 visitors a year.
The new site at Naburn Lock is on the banks of the River Ouse, close to the Park+Ride scheme and about a 15-minute drive from the centre of the city.
ABI Coworth static caravan is reviewed
UK static caravan manufacturers ABI have invested the whole of their 45 years’ experience in the crafting and design of their newly unveiled Coworth Deluxe model.
In their review of the Coworth, Ideal Caravans highlight the many features of this family-oriented static caravan which is capable of sleeping six. The two bedrooms include a master suite, with king-size bed and its own ensuite washroom and toilet, and a further bedroom with two single beds. Additional sleeping accommodation is in the lounge area.
The large toilet and family shower room also has an in-built extractor fan.
That U-shaped lounge area at the front of the caravan is open and spacious and has an L-shaped dinette which is divided from the kitchen by a three-quarter wall. The kitchen comes ready-equipped with gas cooker, extractor fan, built-in microwave and fridge-freezer.
Shropshire Council set to rule on caravan park plans
Bridle Way Caravan Park, at Gobowen near Oswestry, in Shropshire, has applied for planning permission for a change of use from its current caravan, motorhome and camping pitches to pitches for 13 static caravans for year-round holiday use.
In its coverage of the planning application, the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser on the 25th of February noted the opposition currently voiced by nearby residents. Opponents of the proposed change of use are concerned that owners of the static caravans will try to use them as permanent, year-round residences and, so, have called for conditions requiring any static caravan site to be vacated every February.
Shropshire County Council has yet to decide on the planning application.