There are many motorhoming island hoppers out there, according to our latest poll results.
Last month we asked you to vote for your favourite island destination after bringing you a feature on using your motorhome to explore the British Isles.
We gave you 11 British islands to choose from as well as mainland Europe and as always there was the “other” option.
Let’s reveal your favourite island destination
We had 103 votes in total with a narrow majority of 20 per cent opting for Mainland Europe, followed closely by the “other” option with 18 per cent of the votes.
The Isle of Wight and the Isle of Skye came in at joint third with 12 per cent of the final vote each. The Isle of Skye was a favourite of John Fahy, who also recommended the Lofoten islands off the Norwegian coast.
“It’s fantastic,” he commented. “Like the Hebrides on steroids. It’s a long way but worth every mile, with lots of fantastic places to see on the way there and back.”
With so many islands across the UK, a handful of you shared other islands we missed off our list, proving that there are many hidden gems out there. It also revealed that some of you have a passion for some true wild camping!
The Outer Hebrides proved to be a popular touring spot for some, for its stunning beaches and magical landscapes.
Here’s what some of you had to say…
“All the Outer Hebridean Islands are worth a visit providing you don’t mind mist and chilly winds,” said Barry. “Our favourite island (so far) is Raasay, just off the coast of Skye. Whilst Skye is bare, sweeping and majestic, Raasay offers a more intimate landscape with pockets of woodland and hidden corners. The island is quiet, away from the main tourist routes, and a joy for wild camping – no campsites, pubs or petrol stations.”
Kevin Law was also a lover of the Outer Hebrides: “Berneray has got to be one of the best places for wild camping by motorhome,” he said. “The remainder of the islands offer great locations to stay, with water, showers, toilets and Elsan disposal at all of the ports. Really welcoming great place, if the weather was any better everyone would be there.”
And Alistair Brown added: “Anyone who has visited the Outer Hebrides will surely agree that these are the islands with the most magical beaches, particularly the Isles of Harris and the Uists. The beaches at Hushinish, Uig (site of the Lewis Chessmen) and Luskentyre are just stunning and the Machair in Spring – magical.”
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