Explore Nature with National Camping and Caravanning Week 2008

Do you know what wildlife camps next to you? This year’s National Camping and Caravanning Week, taking place from 24th – 30th May 2008, will encourage campers of all ages to explore the wildlife sharing their pitch and celebrate the diversity of the green and open spaces in which we spend much of our leisure time.

The event will encompass all 100+ award-winning Club Sites, almost 1300 Certificated Sites as well as Independent Sites across the UK.  Visitors to Camping and Caravanning Club Sites and Certificated Sites will have the option of taking part in fun games, nature walks and more.

Information about the event will be available through the dedicated NCCW website. This will be the first place you will hear more about the fantastic events we have planned to celebrate all things camping this year.

Nev Ramsbottom, Chairman of The Camping and Caravanning Club, says: "There is a huge array of wildlife on our camp sites, from creepy crawlies to deer and rabbits. A lot of our camp sites play host to rare species, like the water vole, and work to protect of these animals and encourage them to make our sites their home.  

We want everyone to enjoy and learn more about the wonder of nature that is all around them. So join in, pitch up and find out what creatures are sharing your pitch.” 

For more information on National Camping and Caravanning Week, please visit the NCCW website where you will find information about the events and camping offers. 

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 107 years old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has over 100 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and 3 Cabin Sites.
  2. National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club. The aim of this week is to raise the profile of camping amongst the general public. Its timing is deliberate to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday, traditionally one of the busiest camping weeks of the year.
  3. National awards for 2007 include:
  • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree International Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign 
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland
  • Scottish Thistle Awards, Glencoe Site highly commended 2006
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Kingsbury Water Park awarded Silver
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Leek Site was Highly Commended 
  • Barron’s UK’s favourite camp site 2007, Keswick

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