Types of campsites

Campsites come in all shapes and sizes. View the differences between our campsite types below. Did you know that members of the Club receive a number of discounts and benefits? Find out about joining the Club.

Club Sites

Club Sites are owned and managed by The Camping and Caravanning Club and are monitored to ensure a high standard. There are over 100 Club Sites, including campsites in the Highlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight.

club sites

Camping in the Forest Sites

A joint enterprise between The Camping and Caravanning Club and the Forestry Commission. Camping in the Forest offers 16 campsites across the New Forest, Forest of Dean, Savernake Forest, Loch Lomond and Aviemore.

camping in the forest

Ready Camp – Club Glamping Sites

Over 40 of our Club Sites are home to Ready Camp Safari Tents. With no set up required, Ready Camp takes the hassle out of camping, allowing you to show up and make the most of your time away.

ready camp

Certificated Sites

The Club has over 1,300 campsites known as Certificated Sites (CSs). These campsites are smaller than Club Sites, accommodating up to five caravans or motorhomes and up to 10 tents at any one time. CSs are exclusively available for Club Members.

cs sites

Social Camping

Our members organise thousands of camping events every year all over the country, we call these Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites. They're a great way to meet like-minded people and are often located near popular events.

cs sites

Self Catering

The Club also has a small number of self-catering units across 10 of our Club Sites. With accommodation ranging from comfortable caravans, rustic chalets to luxury lodges, there is something for everyone.


What type of camper are you? 

Other ways to camp

Wild camping

A form of camping gaining interest, wild camping can be defined as pitching up for the night on any unofficial camping ground. Whilst it may seem idealistic to step out and camp wherever you choose, there are laws surrounding wild camping which you should be aware of. In Scotland, as long as you’ve arrived by your own means (on foot or via bicycle for example) you’re permitted to camp on un-enclosed land. Find out more about wild camping.

Listed Sites

There are thousands of commercial campsites across Britain. To help you choose which campsites to visit, we list them in our online directory. These are not officially recommended by the Club but our Voluntary Site Officers visit each of them to ensure they meet basic health and safety standards before they’re listed.

View more help and advice from The Camping and Caravanning Club.