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Explore a City with an Industrial Past and Culturally-rich Present
As the fourth largest city in England, Sheffield has much to offer in the way of a family vacation and a great way to explore it and its surrounding areas is with a campervan hire in Sheffield.
Situated in the county of South Yorkshire, Sheffield was once a major player in the manufacturing of stainless cutlery. The city was dotted by factories that have been replaced by art galleries, theatres and museums in recent times. Today, the city is known for its world-class cultural venues and the art, history and culture that’s held between its walls.
Sheffield is also known for being an outdoor lover’s paradise with a national park, several nature reserves and 170 woodland areas. There are many beautiful parks located all over the city and a number of cycling routes and paths make cycling a popular outdoor pursuit.
There are many family-friendly attractions around the city including the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Millennium Gallery and Winter Garden. Kelham Island is a unique neighbourhood where you learn about the city’s industrial past and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
Perhaps while you’re there, you’ll decide to take in some live entertainment at the Sheffield Theatres. Just walking around the city admiring the beautiful architecture of the buildings, such as Sheffield Cathedral and Sheffield City Hall, is an exciting adventure.
Sheffield is a world-class city filled with so much to do and is the perfect place to launch an adventure in your campervan hire Sheffield.
Festivals for Everyone
Many things have come together to make Sheffield the cultural centre it is today. Its history as an important industrial centre combined with its growing arts and foodie scenes make it a fascinating place full of immersive events for all ages and backgrounds.
Each year, a number of festivals and exciting events take place, many of which occur during the warmer spring, summer and fall months when you’re most likely planning to acquire a campervan hire in Sheffield. This works out perfectly for families seeking to explore the city and attend some of these events.
For music lovers, there’s no shortage of festivals dedicated to showcasing local, national and international talent including the Bassfest Music Festival, Rockin the Bowl and the renowned Tramlines Festival which features a mix of stand-up comedy, music and children’s performers.
The Sheffield Food and Drink Festival and the Steel City Beer and Cider Festival are events to tantalize the taste buds, the Together Season Festival highlights the arts, including visual art and theatre, and the Sheffield Doc Fest is a film festival.
Having access to a campervan hire in Sheffield means you and your family can safely, easily and cheaply navigate Sheffield’s busiest times without having to worry about finding a hotel
room. After all, it’s hard to find a decent and affordable hotel room in any city during peak season let alone during festival season!
Whether you decide to tour Sheffield and its immediate areas or you plan to venture further into the countryside and surrounding counties, a campervan hire Sheffield will ensure that you always have a place to stay and you can travel anywhere you like at a moment’s notice without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels.
Campervan Parking Concerns Around Sheffield
Traveling anywhere in England can be tricky but Sheffield isn’t as campervan-friendly as some other cities. That being said, it’s possible to find a place to stay for the night, but you’ll be limited if you prefer to stay right in the city.
You can immediately eliminate the possibility of parking your campervan hire Sheffield on the side of any road, because this is illegal. If you chose to do this, you’ll likely either be told to move or you may get a ticket. The same goes for parks and green spaces and any parking lot without permission from the owner.
In Sheffield and in the two nearby communities of Rotherham and Doncaster, there are park and ride car parks where you can park your campervan for a fee and travel around the area via public transport. Some businesses will allow campervans to park overnight in Sheffield. Pubs and restaurants in particular often allow campervans to park overnight especially if you’re a paying customer.
When it comes to wild camping, it’s considered illegal, because all land in England is owned by someone. Many landowners don’t want anyone camping on their land, because they’ve had issues with campers being loud or leaving garbage behind in the past. However, if you find a spot you like in the city or on the outskirts, you can try and locate the owner and simply ask them if your family can camp there for the night. Many will say yes. If they say no, it’s best to move on to avoid confrontation or worse, having the authorities getting involved.
Some campers have claimed to have found wild camping spots in sheltered wooded areas just outside the city where no one bothered them, but it’s still advisable to check with the landowner to avoid any trouble. Some semi-wild and legal campsites around Sheffield include Bushey Heath Farm, Beltonville Farm, Mere Farm Campsite and Highcliffe Farm Campsite.
If you’re having trouble finding a place to park your campervan hire Sheffield or you simply would like to stay somewhere safe and comfortable with access to facilities, you can always stay the night in a family-friendly campervan park. Fox Hagg Farm Campsite is close to the city and North Less Campsite and Laneside Caravan Park are only a 30-minute drive away in Hope Valley.
Camping Do’s and Dont’s
As liberating and carefree as camping and road-ripping are, there are still rules to abide by to ensure that you and everyone else stay happy and safe. Whenever you park your campervan hire in Sheffield for the night, these are some of the things you should and shouldn’t do.
Don’t Litter. Littering in a wild camping spot just irritates the landowner who allowed you to stay there and will encourage them to close it off to future campers.
Do be careful with fire. Many places don’t allow campfires, especially if the weather has been dry. Only use fire when permitted and in designated areas, and don’t leave it burning unattended.
Do always ask for the owner’s permission before parking your campervan on private land.
Don’t overstay your welcome. If you’re asked to leave a wild camping spot, do so as quickly as possible without confrontation.
Don’t block streets, driveways or any entrances.
Do keep the noise levels at a comfortable level, and follow park rules when staying at a paid campsite.
Great Family campervan getaways from Sheffield
Sheffield is a wonderful city to explore. With so much to see and do just within the city limits, you might be tempted to just stay there for the duration of your holiday. However, there are many beautiful places to explore with your campervan hire Sheffield in Northern England and beyond. Here are some of our favourite touring destinations that are perfect for the whole family.
1. North Pennines: A Very Special Place Full of Natural Wonders
The North Pennines is a very special and unique place where England’s industrial past meets the natural world. It’s also the perfect road trip to take in your campervan hire Sheffield. As you drive through this area, you’ll see a diverse landscape consisting of heather moors, peatlands, dales, meadows, rivers, forests and diverse plant life.
Some of the family-friendly attractions you’ll find along the way include Cauldron Snout, Raby Castle, Gall Hill Farm, National Trust – Acorn Bank and Vale of Eden. The pretty little villages that make up this area are constructed mostly of stone and are friendly places to stop and take a break.
Top Tip: At 21 metres, High Force Waterfall is one of the highest unbroken waterfalls in England and is well worth checking out as you make your way through the North Pennines.
Local Campsite Pick: Leekworth Caravan Park in Middleton-in-Teesdale is a family-friendly place to spend the night in the North Pennines.
2. Hemsley to Stokesley: Stunning Views through a National Park
The winding North Yorkshire route that travels from Hemsley to Stokesley, also known as the B1257, is not very long but an entire day can be spent admiring the stunning views of North York Moors National Park and visiting the many attractions along the way.
Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Roseberry Topping Hill and Captain Cook’s Monument are some of the interesting things you’ll see. In Clay Bank, there’s a car park where you can take in some more views of the moors.
Top Tip: The town of Helmsley is a great place to spend some time walking around. This is where you’ll find a colorful assortment of boutique shops and cafes.
Local Campsite Pick: Golden Square Caravan Park in North Helmsley
3. Yorkshire Dales to Machester: A Diverse Mix of Nature and Urban Excitement
You’ll need a bit more time to complete this fantastic 72-mile route, a minimum of three days should cover it. Start your journey in Yorkshire Dales where you can spend some time exploring the natural wonders of Yorkshire Dales National Park and doing some hiking.
Check out some of the attractions in the area, including Malham Cove, Bolton Priory, Aysgarth Falls, the Forbidden Garden, Skipton Castle and Bolton Castle. As you drive along this scenic route, you’ll also pass through Leeds where you’ll find an assortment if attractions including Harewood House Trust, the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Gallery, Kirkstall Abbey and the Temple Newsam.
The major city of Manchester is the last stop along this route and here you’ll find many things to see and do. Old Trafford, the National Football Museum, the Science and Industry Museum and the Manchester Art Gallery are just some of the family-friendly attractions in the city.
Top Tip: In Manchester, make sure to take a stroll down Canal Street and check out the 18th-century canal system.
Local Campsite Pick: St. Helena’s Caravan Park in Leeds
4. North York Shropshire Hills and Severn Valley: Stunning Moors and Pretty Villages
The 113-mile route that travels through Shropshire Hills and the Severn Valley also passes through many other little villages including York, Malton, Goathland, Rosedale Abbey, Gillamoor and Sutton on the Forest. Along the way, the scenery changes from vast moors to quaint village many times, and you’ll find many attractions that the whole family will enjoy including Pickering Castle and North York Moors National Park.
Top Tip: Flamingo Land Resort in Kirby Misperton features a variety of thrilling rides and activities and is the perfect place to spend the day with kids.
Local Campsite Pick: Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park in Rosedale Abbey.
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