Lakeland Walks with the Club

Eskdale and Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Sites are offering campers more ways to ‘Get Rich Quick’ with the opportunity to explore the Lake District’s beautiful countryside with a fully qualified Mountain Leader.

Campers will have the chance to walk on some of the area’s most beautiful and unspoilt paths, which usually can only be spotted by using the expertise and knowledge of a Mountain Leader.

Mountain Leader, Tom Higgs, has over 20 years experience and has carefully tailored each walk to suit both adults and children alike.

A day’s guided walking tour costs just £15 per adult and £10 per child (under the age of 17) and will start on September 4.

The guided walks will start and finish at Eskdale and Ravenglass Club Sites (dependent upon interest).

Eskdale and Ravenglass Franchisees Martyn and Sara Merckel are delighted to be able to offer such an exciting service and they said: “Tom has lived in the Lake District for most of his life and has a fantastic knowledge of the area and its walking trails.

“Campers will be given the option to walk up climbs such as Harter Fell from the bottom of Hard Knott Pass or choose more leisurely routes around some of the gentler Tarns.

“Both Ravenglass and Eskdale are located in areas which can only be described as a walker’s paradise – there really is something for everyone.”

Alan Gibson, the Club’s General Manager of Franchising Ltd and Forest Holidays, added: “Martyn and Sara are always seeking to provide their visitors with exciting opportunities to experience all that the local area has to offer and I look forward to our members making the most of this fantastic opportunity.”

To book a place on a walking tour, please contact Eskdale or Ravenglass Club Sites directly – Eskdale: 01946 723253 Ravenglass: 01229 717250.

For more information, please visit: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/eskdale or www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/ravenglass

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Editorial Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. www.realrichness.co.uk was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. www.newtocamping.co.uk was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  4. For more information about Visit Peak District & Derbyshire visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com
  5. 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)
  • Which Motorhome Sites of the Year 2011- Dunbar Club Site
  • 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)


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