Touring pitches for large units
Do you have a ‘big rig’? Many UK manufacturers are making larger models of caravans and motorhomes these days, while 5th wheelers and American motorhomes are also increasing in popularity.
These vehicles need greater stability for their longer, wider and heavier bodies, hence the additional set of wheels. Whether you call them double axle, twin axle or tag axle, they not only require larger pitch sizes, but also navigable approach roads.
In response to a recent customer enquiry, we asked our adult only touring parks if they could take an 8 foot wide (2.4 metre wide), large, double axle caravan. The parks’ answers are below.
(Above picture courtesy of Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park.)
You can find a space for twin axle caravans and other large units at:
- Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park – The new Superior Hardstanding Fully Serviced Pitches are 23 x 12 metres on average (smallest is 14 x 12 metres), while standard hardstanding fully serviced pitches are 12 x 10 metres and those with electric hookup only are 10 x 13 metres or 11 x 10 metres.
- Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park – Each pitch is 9 metres long and 6 metres wide. All pitches and roadways are hardstanding. Caravans and motorhomes up to 8.5 metres shipping length can be booked online at any time. Valet parking service takes the worry out of pitching up and the park has its own onsite hire car.
- Blue Rose Country Park, East Yorkshire (provided it’s not a continental).
- Brookside CountryPark, Lincolnshire (provided it’s not a continental).
- Delph Bank Touring Park
- Eye Kettleby Lakes – Pitches are large and Superior Extended pitches (14 metres long) are also available, allowing guests to park in front of their caravans for more room.
- Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery, Cambridgeshire
- Green Acres Caravan Park, Cumbria
- Grooby’s Pit – All pitches can accommodate twin axle vehicles.
- Hallsdown Touring Park – The park would be pleased to see you if you can navigate the Devon roads with a large outfit!
- Killiwerris Touring Park, Cornwall
- Lamb Cottage Caravan Park, Cheshire – All pitches are oversized and fully serviced. Some pitches can also take 5th wheelers and American RVs.
- Long Acres Touring Park, Lincolnshire
- Longnor Wood Holiday Park, Derbyshire – Please check when booking if you have an awning
- New Lodge Farm, Northamptonshire
- Plough Lane Caravan Site, Wiltshire
- Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park, Somerset – The park can take units up to 30 foot long.
- Overbrook Caravan Park, North Yorkshire– Suitable pitches are limited.
- The Willows Caravan & Camping Park – Depending upon the length, thy can accommodate large caravans on fully serviced hardstanding pitches or, if they have an awning, on grass serviced pitches. It’s best to contact the park at the time of booking.
- Red Kite Touring Park, Powys
- Run Cottage Touring Park, Suffolk
- Somers Wood Caravan Park, Warwickshire
- South Wales Touring Park, Carmarthenshire – Drivers need to take extra care coming up the drive!
- Trethem Mill Touring Park, Cornwall – The narrow access lane is tight approaching the park. Although caravans do make it to the park, drivers need to be very aware.
- Two Mills Touring Park, Norfolk
- Wolds View Touring Park, Lincolnshire
- Woodland Springs Touring Park, Devon
- York Caravan Park – Maximum size accepted is 12 metres, all hardstanding pitches and roadways makes manoeuvring easier. Pitches include a ‘funnel’ entrance, convenient for caravanners using movers and motorhome drivers reversing. The a bus stop at the park entrance is convenient for those with large vehicles