Top 5 places to Stay and Paddle

Top 5 places to Stay and Paddle

As the days are slowly starting to get shorter and autumn sets in , the water is a very special place to be. And just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean we don’t want to get away for a weekend or a week. So we have gathered up our top five Caravan and Motorhome Club campsites that offer some excellent autumn paddling. Paddle UK members get a 10% discount to Caravan and Motorhome Club membership, giving you access to even more savings such as: save £15 per night at Club campsites, save on great days out, everyday products and touring essentials.  Paddle UK members also save £25* per booking on Experience Freedom glamping breaks, all year round! So here are our top five places to stay and paddle this autumn.

A blue motorhome parked up in a woody area on the conniston campsite

Coniston Park Coppice, Cumbria

Imaginatively landscaped, the campsite is set within 63 acres of beautiful National Trust woodland. With pitches grouped in open glades and easy access to the fun attractions of Coniston Water, the site offers a scenic, peaceful base for an active holiday that will keep the whole family happy, including its own mini adventure playground for children. 

Coniston Water is on the doorstep of this site, making it a perfect place to park up your caravan or motorhome and go for a paddle. Experience Freedom glamping available at this campsite! It doesn’t matter if you have your own craft or not as the centre there has kayaks, canoes and paddle boards available to hire! Check out James Ibbotson’s article on his weekend away in Coniston.

an aerial photo of coniston water with orange leaves on the trees next to the lake

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire 

Attractively located within woodland but with a pleasant open feel, Moreton-in-Marsh Club Campsite is also within easy walking distance of an interesting, lively little market town. Moreton-in-Marsh, whose main street is part of the Roman Fosse Way, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The campsite is conveniently located for this beautiful area which is famous for its untouched charm. Experience Freedom glamping available at this campsite!

The site is on the edge of the Cotswolds that offer lots of paddling locations to enjoy. Using this site as your base gives you the opportunity to explore the full length of the Cotswolds. You will be able to enjoy all the paddling trails the Cotswolds has to offer.

a canal in the cotswolds with an old stone building on the far side

Henley Four Oaks

Henley Four Oaks Club Campsite is surrounded by statuesque mature trees, adding privacy to your stay whilst enhancing the area’s natural beauty. Nearby Henley has many old and interesting buildings to discover, and is the home of the famous Regatta. The ornate stone bridge that spans across the River Thames is a popular landmark, dating back to the 1700’s.

Sitting on the bank of the River Thames, the site gives an ideal opportunity for paddling. Running 215 miles, the river Thames has lots of routes to explore with lots of landmarks  along the way. 

the stone bridge in henly running over the river thames

Cheddar, Somerset

Situated on the very edge of Cheddar Village Cheddar Club Campsite boasts magnificent views of the Mendips and surrounding countryside. Cheddar Caves and Gorge and the famous Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company are all within easy walking distance of the caravan site. With Wookey Hole Caves and Mill and England’s smallest city of Wells just a short drive away, you are sure to have plenty to see and do during your stay.

Cheddar reservoir is just down the road from the site too, offering the opportunity to get out on the water. On the bank is Cheddar Watersports, offering taster sessions all year round. Make the most of this body of water and burn off any extra calories you pick up sampling the cheese.

cheddar reservour

Cayton Bay, Yorkshire

The Experience Freedom glamping site is situated on the edge of Cayton Village, minutes away from Cayton Bay. If you venture down the hill onto the beach here you’ll be able to spot a number of bunkers left over from WW2 dotted in the sand. A popular surf spot, the sea here can vary in conditions. From beautiful glassy water, perfect to tour the coastline on, to rolling waves that are prime for more adrenaline filled surfing. Nearby is the historic town of Scarborough, with two beaches that are also perfect for paddling.

Being right on the coast means plenty of opportunities to paddle. Paddling on the sea is great fun when done safely. Take in the Yorkshire cliffs from the water, and take a trip around along the beaches.

The sandy beach of cayton bay *Terms and conditions apply. See website for details.