Motorhome and Tourer Guidance
Most of the roads on Route YC are suitable for standard size motorhomes and Tourers. However, some roads will need extra care, particularly if driving a larger vehicle and towing.
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Consider the following guidelines:
You must feel comfortable reversing the vehicle correctly and safely as you may be required to do this on single track roads.
If you are travelling below the speed limit, please pull into a layby or passing place to allow traffic to safely pass you.
Do not travel in convoy, especially on small roads as this can lead to congestion.
'Wild Camping' is only allowed when camping by foot, bike, or other non-motorised transport. It DOES NOT apply to motorised vehicles such as campervans, motorhomes or tourers.
We would recommend that you make use of the wonderful camping and caravan sites along the route. Not only will you enjoy rural locations with all the facilities you will need to make your trip more enjoyable, but you will also be helping to support the local communities.
A word of warning, The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that you can drive a vehicle up to 15 yards off a public road for the purpose of parking, but this does not confer any right to park the vehicle. Most un-metalled roads, unfenced land and beaches are private property, and you don't have a right to park unless it's authorised by the landowner by verbal agreement or signage.
Common Sense Parking Guidance
Use common sense and think whether the spot you have found is suitable for a vehicle.
Think about the cumulative effect of camping in the 'fantastic secret place which I'm sure no-one else has ever been'... it is very likely that others will use the same spot, not just you!
Take great care to avoid fragile ground/sensitive habitats, never drive down to beaches or onto grass verges as it destroys the habitat.
Avoid overcrowding. If another vehicle is parked in a secluded spot -- try not to park right next to them and find your own spot elsewhere.
Speak to locals as they may be able to advise a suitable place to park up overnight.
Use only biodegradable detergents and drain kitchen waste water tanks in campsites at designated areas.
Ensure your vehicle is self-contained with toilet facilities (such as a Porta-Potti) and wastewater tanks.
Do a full 'litter-pick' before you leave, taking all your rubbish, and any you found there already, and disposing of it properly when you're back in 'civilisation'.
Support a sustainable tourism industry -- buy groceries in local shops.
Park in areas where signs state 'no overnight parking' or where there is a campsite nearby.
Park overnight within sight of people's houses, even in car park bays.
Block access tracks to estates and fields.
Light BBQs or fires unless it is safe to do so, and you can supervise it properly. They should be fully extinguished when finished and no evidence left behind.
Empty any chemical toilet waste anywhere other than at a designated chemical waste area. Most campsites have facilities for the emptying of a cassette toilet. Public toilets are not suitable places to empty chemical toilets as it upsets the sewage treatment process.