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Simon Calder issues Lake District travel warning

‌Motorhomes are extremely popular in the UK and in 2022, there were around 11,600 new motorhomes registered.

On ITV’s This Morning, Bank on Dave headed to the NEC to explore some motorhomes at this year’s Caravan and Motorhome Show.

While there, he caught up with travel expert Simon Calder who warned that some areas of the UK might have too many motorhomes.

Bank on Dave asked Simon which areas of the UK had the most motorhomes and the expert said: “Well in some parts (of the UK), it’s too popular!”

He added: “So Cornwall, the last thing you want is a convoy of motorhomes or caravans going round those tiny lanes.

“Same in the Lake District. The North Coast 500, incredibly popular among motorhomes, this is round the far north of Scotland, a beautiful run and a motorhome is a really handy way to see it.”

The Lake District is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations but the beloved region can become a little overcrowded in peak season.

Simon said: “The locals aren’t particularly impressed so I would go for somewhere that’s less travelled like Northumberland or the Scottish borders, absolutely lovely.”