Club Purchases The Star Near Alton Towers
The Star Caravan and Camping Park
The Camping and Caravanning Club has strengthened its presence within the Staffordshire Moorlands, Peak District and Derbyshire by purchasing the popular Star Caravan & Camping Park in Cotton for an undisclosed fee.
The previously family-owned rural site, which caters for all forms of camping, is located a mile and a quarter away from Alton Towers theme park and boasts 195 pitches across two fields with a large play area and two fully-operational toilet blocks.
There are also 58 Caravan Holiday Homes (eight for holiday hire) on site.
Bob Hill, Sites Director, is delighted that the Club has been able to acquire such a sought-after site within the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands and within easy reach of Alton Towers, the most visited theme park in the UK.
He said: "To secure a site in such a prime location and at the same time strengthen our ties within the Peak District and Derbyshire is another major coup for the Club.
"We now look forward to working with the local community to create an environment which enables tourism to continue to flourish."
The site is also situated close to Dovedale, and The Peak District National Park, as well as the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Cheadle and Uttoxeter.
The Club also has Club Sites at Ashbourne, Bakewell, Crowden, Hayfield, Conkers, Leek and Teversal.
David James, Chief Executive of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, the area's official tourist board, added: "We are delighted that The Camping and Caravanning Club, one of our key commercial partners, has acquired the site, which has a fabulous setting right next to one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions.
“Not only will it strengthen our, and the area’s, links with the Club – which already has seven sites in the Peak District - it’s great news for visitors, who will have yet another top quality camping and caravanning facility to use when they come to stay here.”
The site will open in March this year. Booking details, prices and official site opening times will be made available in due course.
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- The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-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, now runs and manages a further 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Touring Sites.
- www.newtocamping.co.uk was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
- National awards include:
- Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (not-for-profit)
- Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (consumer relations)
- Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
- David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
- David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
- David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
- David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
- Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
- Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
- AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
- Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
- Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
- Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
- Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
- Loo of the Year 2009 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
- Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
- Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)
- Visit Peak District & Derbyshire – the area’s official tourist board - works with VisitBritain, VisitEngland, East Midlands Tourism, all local authorities in the Peak District and Derbyshire tourism business partners and surrounding tourism organisations that share the Peak District. Its vision is to develop the area as a world-class visitor destination and its key aims are to:
- Foster economic success for the tourism industry while improving quality of life for local people and safeguarding the environment.
- Help tourism businesses maximise their potential and profits.
- For further details, visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com