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Monday 09 March 2009
Dartmoor Club Site
The Camping and Caravanning Club’s new Dartmoor, Barley Meadow Club Site will allow access to one of the country’s greatest areas of wilderness.
The Site, run by franchisees Barry and Janet Payne, will officially open on Thursday, March 12 and is already attracting interest from keen campers and caravanners all over Britain.
The Site boasts 63 pitches and is set towards the east of the Dartmoor National Park – a vast landscape, covering 368 square miles, with the rugged hills and moorland tempered by wooded river valleys and ancient villages.
There is also an abundance of local attractions for families within close proximity of the Club Site.
Janet Payne said: "We are fortunate to be positioned in such a beautiful area on the eastern edge of the moor and we are expecting an extremely busy first season."
"There are some lovely walks and pathways from the site. Fingle Bridge, a local beauty spot, is about a mile from here – a lovely picnic area – and the Two Moors Way runs just 200 metres from the site."
"We really do cater for everyone, from families and ramblers to couples and serious walkers. The moor seems to hold a fascination for them all."
Wi-Fi internet access and electricity are available on Site whilst non-members are also welcome.
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1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 108-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 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 six Cabin Sites.
2. National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club and will take place between May 23 and 29 this year. 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 include:
• Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
• Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
• MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site
• Loo of the Year 2008, Delamont Country Park Club Site – Winner Holiday Parks category in Northern Ireland
• David Bellamy Conservation Award 2008 Gold Award – Charmouth, Glencoe and Trewan Hall Club Sites
• The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree International Travel Service
• Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree 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