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Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that a week isn’t long enough for a roadtrip abroad. It’s an easy drive down from Leeds to the beautiful Kent Downs where you’ll spend your first night getting into holiday mode. It’s then only a 3 hour-drive to your campsite and base in Lille.
A fantastic location in Northern France within touching distance of the coast, nature reserves, amazing cities such as Amiens and even Belgium. Whether you’re looking for an adventure-full or stay or more relaxed break, your trip will definitely will be memorable.
GOAT Roadtrip Leeds Depot (58 Commercial Road, LS5 3AQ)
Pick-up in the afternoon on the first day and drop-off in the morning on the last day (specific timings depend on the vehicle – see here). To extend your stay by adding more nights, please specify in your enquiry.
Kent Downs (1 night) Lille (5 nights) Peak District (1 night)
Leave your car securely parked at our depot in Leeds or have it delivered locally for an extra fee.
This area of outstanding natural beauty is the perfect stop to recharge your batteries before heading off to France. Enjoy a walk among this unique landscape and get used to all that your campervan has to offer. Wake up refreshed and just a short drive from the Eurotunnel, ready to get your roadtrip underway.
Once an industrial powerhouse, Lille has now transformed itself into a cultural hub. The grand but charming old town is filled with character-soaked buildings and boasts both stunning French and Flemish architecture. You can wander around for hours, stopping only to sample some of the exquisite cuisine on offer, pop into one of the stylish shops or head into one of the many art-museums.
Dubbed the ‘Venice of the North’, Amiens is home to floating gardens and pretty canal districts. What undoubtedly makes it stand out from the crowd is its star attraction and UNESCO site, the breath-taking Amiens Cathedral. This unmissable building is definitely worth the visit!
Not one of Belgium’s most popular cities, but definitely one of it’s best kept secrets. Small enough to have that personal touch and large enough to carry a vibrant atmosphere throughout the city. Enjoy your day here visiting medieval castles, taking a trip down the canal and a sampling a couple of those famous fruity beers, if you’re not the driver!
Old hanging willow trees, quaint little towns, pretty canals, and thick forest – the Scarpe Escaut Regional Nature Park is the oldest of France’s 48 and one on the most beautiful. Take a step back from city life and spend a day exploring a different side to Northern France.
Many will recognise Dunkirk from the tales of history. It’s location by the sea and proximity to three of Europe’s heavyweights has made it a common place for historic battles. Undoubtedly, the town’s most famous event occured during World War Two in what has been labelled the‘Battle of Dunkirk’, followed by ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’. Thanks to a valiant evacuation by the allied troops, this landing was seen as a major turning point in the war. Your visit will be significantly more relaxed and pleasant as you enjoy the seaside. The city was reconstructed after the war, and offers some interesting museums worth a visit should you wish to take a break from the dunes.
Welcome back to England! A night in the Peak district should help to gently ease you back into the UK before heading home. Start off in a quaint village such as Bakewell or Bamford and take a walking trail starting from there. The journey back to Leeds isn’t too far, so we would recommend the 20-minute detour via Snake Pass, famous for being one of the most scenic roads in the UK.