Caravanners urged to ‘get off the beaten track’ in the south-west

Visitors could try their hand at fossil hunting along the stunning Jurassic Coast

by Gemma Roskell

When spending time in the south-west of England, caravanners should “get off the beaten track” and explore some of the region’s hidden gems.

This is the advice of Lonely Planet writer Oliver Berry, who said there are numerous sights and attractions to discover away from the tourist hotspots.

He pointed out that most travellers flock to places like St Ives, Newquay and Bath when holidaying in the south-west.

However, he recommended fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast or stargazing in the observatory in south Devon.

For those who fancy foraging for their own food, there’s a wild food school in western Cornwall, while sporty types can try their hand at caving and kayaking.

“There’s so much to discover really,” Mr Berry insisted. “I would just recommend getting off the beaten track a bit and don’t get stuck on those well worn tourist trails and try and seek out some of those lesser known places.”

For a list of caravan parks in the South West Click here.