Joint Venture Ensures Fifty Percent More Pitches In Club's Network

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Monday 20 February 2006

The Camping and Caravanning Club is close to completing a historic deal that will see it form a Joint Venture to manage all of the Forest Holidays camp sites owned by the Forestry Commission.

The partnership with Forest Holidays will be the first between a Government body and an organisation from the voluntary sector.

Forest Holidays currently operates 21 camp sites and three log cabin sites throughout some of the most environmentally stimulating, historic and beautiful countryside in Britain.

This will open up thousands of pitches to Club members – an increase of 50% on the current Club network. It is expected that more sites will be developed in the future.

It is anticipated that the Joint Venture will take over management of the sites from spring if the final stages of the agreement are completed on time.

This will start a long-term rolling development programme that will bring the standards and facilities of Forest Holiday sites up to those enjoyed by members on our Club

Chairman of the Club Sites Committee Trevor Woodward says: “The record increase in popularity of our chosen pastime is putting a tremendous strain on our resources. In forming a partnership with the Forestry Commission, we will be able to alleviate this by expanding our Club Site Network dramatically.

“Members will soon benefit from a superb choice of new sites in some of the most attractive areas our country has to offer.”

Further information on Forest Holiday Sites can be found on its website at

For further information about The Camping and Caravanning Club and the sites and services available to members, please visit or call 0845 130 7632.

20 February 2006