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Our Trip to Suffolk Via Scotland in an Adamo 75-4I

09th June 2022 | Bob Earnshaw
We were only planning on a weekend Caravan Rally in Suffolk. We thought we could extend it a little, and you know how it goes...

Only one short visit to Scotland this year, and we booked a lovely looking site by the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, at Luss. Only a couple of hundred miles more there and back, via the Lake District and Northumbria.

When we found out that a Bailey Adamo 75-4i was available for a three-week loan, with an island bed, automatic gearbox, automatic headlights, and the essential automatic windscreen wipers, it was the perfect tour for a YouTube Review. We had never slept in an island bed motorhome either, so we thought that would be interesting.


Our first stop was the idyllic Dockray Meadows in the Western Lake District, a Caravan and Motorhome Club Site with no shower or toilet facilities. Such a great site to stop and enjoy the quiet and the scenery.


We took the Adamo on a drive the following day to Workington, parked up by the harbour at the beginning of the Coast-to-Coast Cycle route, and watched a giant drilling platform sail into the harbour.


The following day, a drive down the windy B5289 took us to the wonderful Buttermere, peaceful waters and one of the great walks in the Lake District, The Lake by the Dairy Pastures.

Motorhoming to Buttermere is certainly something we would recommend!

Moving on to Luss, near Loch Lomond, and back to one of our favourite destinations, Scotland. Luss was a site we had visited before when it was previously a Camping and Caravanning Club Site. Now privately owned, we pitched right by the shore of Loch Lomond and watched the more adventurous types on their jet skis and paddle boards


Luss is self-titled, the Loveliest Village in Scotland, and who were we to disagree? We met our friends Bob and Aileen for a tasty lunch and a look around the historic church, village, and beach

Bob and Jenny taking the dogs for a walk in Luss

So, our short visit to Scotland was over. We were moving down south again, or rather east, to Berwick Seaview Caravan and Motorhome Club Site- the most northern town in England. Berwick had a history of changing hands between England and Scotland- and unsurprisingly has some impressive walks to explore. The site is in a village called Spital, which has its own promenade and beach, much appreciated by the dogs.


We couldn’t visit Northumbria without seeing the Holy Island, so we checked our schedule and drove across the tidal causeway onto Lindisfarne- home to one of the most important centres of early English Christianity. Irish monks settled in 635 AD, and it became the centre of a major Saint’s cult celebrating its bishop, Cuthbert. A favourite place to visit for the Vikings, also.

We couldn't resist visiting Holy Island

The long journey south took us to Grafham Water Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, so we were grateful for the automatic gearbox. The campsite is home to Cromwell Cottage, a Grade II listed building once owned by Oliver Cromwell’s family. Another peaceful site, and only a 10-minute walk across the fields to Grafham Water.

Pitched up at Grafham Water Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Our penultimate site was something we had not done for an exceptionally long time, a Caravan Rally. It was a real chance to unwind and relax, meet up with friends, and try a little off-grid camping. A visit to the picturesque Woodbridge was very enjoyable with our friends Glyn and Sharon.


We made our way home via Ashwell, Ashridge Farm Caravan and Motorhome Club Site to meet with more friends, Alison, Dave and Marion.

Exploring Woodbridge Harbour

Overall, a very enjoyable 3-week tour with a little of everything. We would like to say thank you to Bailey for the loan, and if you want to find out how we got on with the Bailey Adamo 75-4i, click here.