Countryside adventures – in luxury

Campervans. Motorhomes. Recreational Vehicles or ‘RV’s’.

Ever since cars, trucks, and trailers have existed, people have been turning them into vehicles for overnight adventures. The word caravan goes back much further than that; it comes from the Persian word ‘Karawan’, meaning (approximately): ‘group of travellers on a desert journey’.

But it wasn’t until 1910 that the first commercial campervan was built – the Pierce-Arrow Touring Landau, available only in the United States. It took another nine years for the idea to make it across to this side of the Atlantic, when the ‘Eccles Motor Transport Company’ of Birmingham first advertised their ‘motorised caravan’.    

Ever since, campervanning has been big business, with companies across the world spawning a huge range of vehicles, from off-road monsters designed for long-distance trips, to much subtler car-sized options. Today, our friends at GlamperRV are leading the next wave of campervan development. They build, rent, and sell bespoke campervans for discerning clients. The interiors are created to reflect personal taste, whilst staying true to their principles of creating a motorhome that offers the opportunity to explore in style and comfort.

GlamperRV customers at a Wild With Consent site

As a company, they were founded after a failed hunt for a campervan that met the founder’s expectations in terms of style, features and performance. Having searched high and low, they decided that the best way forwards was to identify a base model that ticked many of their needs and then enhance this to reflect their personal style and requirements. From a full exterior paint to a fresh interior (more in keeping with a luxury yacht than a caravan) they created something unique and beautiful. They then set about installing the additional technology that was important for their planned off grid excursions – mobile WiFi, Nespresso machine, and even plug sockets for the toaster, laptop, hair straighteners and more.

We had the most amazing time at Elwick. As soon as we pulled up, the girls were out with their nets catching butterflies, finding baby ladybirds and at one point disturbing a hare! Truly a beautiful experience in nature with the most amazing 360 view of the Northumberland coast line.

Wendy, Graham, Aoife & Eimear

If you want to come on a Wild With Consent adventure, but don’t have your own campervan, we’d thoroughly recommend renting from GlamperRV. Several of our customers have already rented campervans from them. All have been really pleased with the level of service, and quality of vehicle, from Lucy and Raphael at GlamperRV.

If you want to know more, please get in touch, or head over to the Glamper RV website.

Grace Fell

Hi, I'm Grace, founder of Wild With Consent! I love getting out into the great outdoors at every possible opportunity, and am passionate about helping more people explore our great countryside. I think Northumberland has some of the best natural beauty in the country - but I'm biased having grown up there!

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Launching our Northumbrian road trip

We’ve partnered with Nland250 and Northumberland Defenders to help you explore the Northumbrian wilderness. Delve into our bespoke offering of exclusive sites to park your campervan or Defender on private and beautiful land all around the route.

Established only a few years ago, the Northumberland 250 adventure driving route has fast become a modern classic. Covering 250 miles around the UK’s most sparsely populated county, the route is a smorgasbord of hidden gems; from beautiful beaches to rolling hills, with looming castles scattered throughout. It takes in some of the most beautiful coastline and pristine wilderness in the country, not to mention some of the darkest skies in Europe.

“We have been fans of what David and Ella have been doing at both Nland250 and Northumberland Defenders for a long time, and are thrilled at the opportunity to work with them to show people the real heart of a county we love so much.”
Grace Fell
Founder, Wild With Consent

It has all the wonder, spectacle, and intimacy of contemporaries such as the West Coast 500, but none of the crowds, creating opportunities for real immersion in some truly jaw-dropping wild spaces. We have partnered with Nland250 and their parent company Northumberland Defenders to provide a series of private campervan sites along this iconic route, in doing so creating an exclusive package with which to explore one of the UK’s best kept secrets. We believe this offers the best potential to be truly immersed in this wondrous place, experiencing the wide variety of environments the county has to offer and relinquishing the reliance on campsites.

Northumberland Defenders offer campervan hire with a difference. Their Land Rover Defenders are fully kitted out with roof tents and everything you need to really get off the beaten track. Set out on an adventure-filled road trip with comprehensive levels of local knowledge, hints, and tips on the best places to visit with the Nland250 official map. The Defenders are bookable for a minimum of 3 days, but there is no limit to the length of your adventure. Just the way we like it.

Our Northumberland 250 top 3

Elwick

5 minutes off the Coast section of the route, this site offers astonishing views of Lindisfarne Castle and is on the edge of the Nature Reserve. There is nowhere like it for real seclusion in this busier area of the route. It is an ideal stop for foodies as much as nature lovers, as this stretch of the route offers some of the best restaurants in the county.

Rothley Low Lake

A truly historic spot: this site overlooks a serpentine lake originally designed and landscaped by the famous gardener Capability Brown in the 1770’s. Within easy striking distance of Newcastle, this a great place to start your road trip around Northumberland.

Scotchcoulthard Farm

A few minutes away from One Brewed, this site is just 4 miles away from historic Hadrian’s Wall, and offers magnificent views over the moors. As such, this is definitely a stop for the history buffs, being close to ancient sites such as Vindolanda and Vercovicium, and just down the road from the Roman Army Museum.

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