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Camping with Kids book shares passion for great outdoors

One of my passions in life is encouraging people to enjoy the great outdoors. To get them into the countryside where they can enjoy all the benefits it brings, both physically and mentally.
For me, the best way to do that is twofold. Firstly, camping in all its forms brings you closer to nature and is the ideal way to enjoy outdoor pastimes and sports. And secondly, start them young. Get children into camping and the countryside at a tender age and that way they will hopefully carry our great...
Simon McGrath | 11 April 2017 More

Get the most from your new SiteSeeker campsite book

The Club has relaunched its biennial campsite guide SiteSeeker 2017-2018: The Big Sites Book for Members of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Extensive consultation with members and senior Voluntary Officers has been undertaken to introduce improvements to the book, which has seen a move away from the previous structure of using OS sheets to find a campsite within the book.
Here are our top tips on how to make the most of the book, which features more than 2,600 campsites around the UK and parts...
Simon McGrath | 16 January 2017 More

DofE Challenge: Ben Nevis

We always knew this was going to be a long, tough day. Snowdon as Wales' highest peak demands much respect. Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, also a good-sized mountain is held in high regard.

But Ben Nevis, The Ben as it’s often called, at 1,344 metres is the highest point in the UK and as such has a reputation to match its status, with fast-changing weather, gullies along the summit plateau with terrifying drops, and one very long trekking route to reach the prized pinnacle....

Simon McGrath | 18 August 2016 More

DG’s DofE Challenge Day 1: Snowdon

Snowdon, Wales' highest peak at 1,085 metres and our challenge for the day. It was the first of four mountains on the DG’s DofE Awards Challenge. Robert Louden, the Club’s Director General, had been asked to undertake his own challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Simon McGrath | 15 August 2016 More