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Exploring the coast roads

If you love your camper van or motorhome and can’t wait to get back on the road to new adventures, these camper van books are for you.

Take the Slow Road is a series of travel books written by Martin Dorey, the writer, camper van owner and anti-plastic campaigner who you may remember presented BBC 2’s One Man and His Caravan.

Whether you’re planning a trip around the coast in a camper van or just looking for new ideas, these fantastic travel guidebooks are great for route-planning and inspiration. 

Each book includes routes with the most awe-inspiring views, interesting bridges and amazing coastlines. There's also practical advice for camper van owners and notes on the best drives for surfers, wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and climbers with a brilliant mix of must-see sights along the way.

1. Take the Slow Road: England and Wales: Inspirational Journeys Round England and Wales by Camper Van and Motorhome by Martin Dorey 2019

Take the Slow Road: England and Wales is a brilliant book that offers the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. This book’s routes include the Atlantic Highway of the south-west, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park of Wales, the north’s Gateshead to Greenhead via Hadrian’s Wall and The White Peak and the Dark Peak of the Midlands. Alongside the routes are interesting notes on the best locations to park up each night and what to see and do as you travel through. 

2. Take the Slow Road: Scotland: Inspirational Journeys Round the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands of Scotland by Camper Van and Motorhome by Martin Dorey 2018

Take the Slow Road: Scotland is a great guide to exploring Scotland by camper van. In this book Martin travels through Scotland’s Highlands, Islands and Lowlands with routes that include the Isle of Skye, the East Coast and the Cairngorms, South and Central Scotland via the Trossachs, the West Coast around Kintyre and even includes a cruise around the Cowal Peninsular. Featuring the best routes in Scotland for drivers with wonderfully inspiring notes on recommended locations and the sights you should not miss. 

3. Take the Slow Road: Ireland: Inspirational Journeys Round Ireland by Camper Van and Motorhome by Martin Dorey 2020

Take the Slow Road: Ireland is the newest of the trilogy and like the other two books, it is a brilliant guide to travelling by camper van. In this book, Martin Dorey offers the most exciting driving routes through Ireland, including the Wild Atlantic Way, the Sky Road loop and the Surf Coast, with the usual insights into the best roads, beaches, campsites and places of interest.

Motorhome and camper van books - Travel guides
Travel guides

Take the Slow Road is an exciting, interesting and useful trilogy of books to guide and inspire your future camper van adventures. Martin Dorey has also authored the following titles: The Camper Van Bible 2016, The Camper Van Coast by Martin Dorey and Sarah Randell 2012 and the Camper Van Cookbook by Martin Dorey and Sarah Randell 2010. Each of these books will make the perfect bookcase addition or gift for anyone with a beloved camper van.