Disclosure: We received a free copy of Brit Stops 2019 for this review.
This review is rather late in the year, but better late than never.
In any case, I’m sure that many of you are still in the final planning stages for your summer motorhome trips, in which case the latest Brit Stops guide could be the ideal last-minute purchase to help you find great stopovers around the UK.
For the uninitiated, Brit Stops is a scheme similar to the France Passion scheme. Hosts such as pubs, vineyards, craft centres and farm shops sign up to allow motorhomes to stay overnight on their property, free of charge.
In return, it’s hoped (but not required) that motorhome visitors will sample their hosts’ wares and perhaps spend a little money.
The number of hosts has risen from 75 in 2011, when the scheme was launched, to more than 970 today. So coverage in most areas of the UK, especially England, is now quite impressive.
Brit Stops is a membership scheme, with each year’s book and accompanying windscreen sticker acting as your proof of membership. At £28, it’s cheaper than a single night on some campsites — and opens up a huge range of interesting locations you couldn’t otherwise stop at.
Brit Stops don’t provide any campsite-type facilities and your stay is limited to 24 hours. As such, it’s only suitable for self-contained motorhomes with on-board toilets, etc.
However, for most motorhomers that’s not an issue, especially for one night. The guide book contains full details of each location, including description and postal address. So it’s easy to use.
We’d strongly recommend Brit Stops as a fun, interesting and affordable alternative to campsites.
If you’d like to know more or buy the 2019 guide (valid until 29 February 2020), then full details can be found at www.britstops.com.