101 places to camp – a first for the Club
Delamere Club Site
For the first time in its history, in 2007, The Camping and Caravanning Club will have over 100 places to camp throughout the UK. Two new Club Sites have been announced on top of a further six which are due to open their doors in 2007 - bringing the total number of sites to 101.
The move by the Club will provide almost 500 extra pitches to its network at a time when increased interest in spending holidays under canvas, in a motorhome or caravan mean that site pitches are at a premium.
New Sites for 2007
Delamere Forest in Cheshire is our 100th Club Site and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise on the edge of Delamere Forest. A mere field in 2006, this site is being developed to the highest of standards and will include many environmental features to compliment the beauty of the forest in which it sits.
The 80-pitch site will provide accommodation to both Club members and non-members from Easter 2007.
Oswestry Site in Shropshire, new website page coming soon, is a welcome edition to the Club Sites network. Surrounded by rolling hills and ancient woodland, it provides a great location for exploring the border towns and countryside between England and Wales.
The 65-pitch site is available to both Club members and non-members and will be open all year round. The Club’s 101st site will open on the 1 September 2007.
All new sites will provide the high standard of accommodation and facilities as is already associated with Club Sites. The Club continues to push the boundaries of quality camp sites in the UK, receiving national recognition through multiple awards each year. It continues to invest in and maintain the places in which holidaymakers choose to spend their leisure time. As well as new sites the Club is committed to over £4m to site improvements and developments during the coming year.
Club Sites now offer over 11,500 pitches which are available to members and non-members alike and provide well over 1 million pitch nights each year. Further to this the Club, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, now also runs 24 Forest Holidays Sites – three of which are Cabin Sites. That’s a further 5,000 pitches available throughout the UK.
For further media information and pictures Contact Us:
Ruth Walmsley, 024 7647 5204
Dawn Henton, 024 7647 5214
Notes to the Editor:
1. National awards for 2006 include:
Loo of the Year, Overall UK Winner 2006
Loo of the Year, Glencoe Site - Winner in Scotland 2006
Scottish Thistle Awards, Glencoe Site highly commended 2006
Camping Magazine’s readers voted Minehead Site as the Most Scenic Camp Site in Britain 2006
Enjoy England Excellence Awards, Sandringham Site awarded silver for 2006
North East England Excellence in Tourism Awards, Barnard Castle awarded bronze for 2006
MMM’s readers voted Teversal Site as the Best Camp Site 2006.