Leading Outdoor Experts Announce Tree-mendous Partnership

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust

The Camping and Caravanning Club and Forest Holidays are proud to be supporting the VisitWoods project from the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.

The partnership represents the Club’s commitment to inspire people to visit, explore and enjoy the country’s woodlands and the benefits they have to offer.

The Club currently has five UK Sites located in woodland areas; Thetford Forest, Delamere Forest, Cannock Chase, Veryan and Culzean Castle, and 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Sites.

The Club’s Director General, Robert Louden, is excited about the relationship and says: “Pitching up in the forest has always been popular with our members and we are certain this new partnership will spark interest across both organisations.

“We are always striving to create an environment which enables tourism to blossom and we look forward to working with the Woodland Trust team to encourage more people to visit the country’s beautiful wooded areas.

“We are confident this partnership will be mutually beneficial and will continue to flourish for many years to come.”

Dave Bloor, Corporate Partnership Executive at the Woodland Trust, added: “The Trust is delighted to be working with The Camping and Caravanning Club and Forest Holidays. Through this partnership we hope to encourage more people to see woodland as a brilliant option for holidays and days out.

"The VisitWoods database contains thousands of publically accessible woodlands which provide benefits to people's health and well being, as well as natural environments for leisure activities."

Club members will receive a 20 per cent discount off adult Woodland Trust membership and 25 per cent off the children’s Nature Detectives Club.

For more information, please visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk or www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

The funding for VisitWoods comes from Access to Nature, a scheme run by Natural England and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.


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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)

VisitWoods is a partnership project, led by the Woodland Trust which receives funding from Natural England (through their Access to Nature programme, part of the Big Lottery Fund Changing Spaces Programme), Yell, People’s Postcode Lottery, the Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and DoubleTree by Hilton.

The project has also been made possible with the support of the Forestry Commission England, National Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Action for Children, Walking for Health, Age UK, EcoMinds, The Scout Association and DisabledGo.

  1. Access to Nature is run by Natural England and is part of The Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme launched in November 2005 to help communities enjoy and improve their local environments.
  2. Natural England manages this £28.75 million Lottery-funded programme on behalf of a consortium of twelve national environmental organisations comprising BTCV, British Waterways, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Greenspace, Groundwork UK, Land Restoration Trust, The National Trust, Natural England, RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the Woodland Trust.
  3. Through this programme, it is Natural England’s ambition to create opportunities for people from all backgrounds to have greater access to our natural environment and bring a lasting change to their awareness and understanding as well as improved links to the natural world, which many of us can take for granted.
  4. Access to Nature closed to applications in May 2010 but for further information about the programme visit www.naturalengland.org.uk/accesstonature
  5. The Big Lottery Fund is the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004. For further information about the Big Lottery Fund, its programmes and awards visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk



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