Experience a Taste of Adventure through National Camping and Caravanning Week 2007

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Tuesday 10 April 2007

Get involved with NCCW

Get involved with NCCW

Campers from eight to 80 will be getting a taste for the outdoor lifestyle during National Camping and Caravanning Week, taking place this year from 26 May to 1 June.

The event will span the Club’s network of over 100 award-winning Club Sites, as well as over 1,260 Certificated Sites, and will give members the opportunity to take part in national competitions, events and activities.  Campers old and new will be encouraged to get active, get involved with the local area and enjoy the adventures that nature has to offer.

Two large scale events are planned at UK Club Sites. The first, at Sandringham Club Site, will encourage the public to explore local Britain.  From local food through to historical sights, this event will highlight not only the opportunities available in local areas, but also the benefits that campers and caravanners bring to the local economy.

Club President David Bellamy will be joining in the fun by opening the event, as well as taking part in the activities. A farmers market on-site, sponsored by Clarion Events, will give campers the opportunity to buy local delicacies from cheese to meat and much more! The evening will be filled with song with on-site entertainment.

The second event, based at Keswick, will be revealing some of the adventures that camping, caravanning and motorhoming can facilitate. On-site activities will include archery and games, as well as locally sourced food and drink.

Using the stunning mountainous backdrop, the Keswick site is a hive of activity for those looking for an adventure, whether this is paragliding, canoeing or simply enjoying the breathtaking views available whilst walking around the area. The site will again be lit up by entertainment at night.

Nev Ramsbottom, The Camping and Caravanning Club Chairman, says: "There really is no better way to enjoy the outdoors than by camping, caravanning and motorhoming.  It is low cost, fantastic fun and gives you a chance to discover the delights that this country has to offer.  NCCW is the perfect opportunity to give it a try and see why our 400,000 members have been bitten by ‘Camping Fever’.”

For more information on National Camping and Caravanning Week, please visit the dedicated website where you will find information about the events and camping offers throughout the week. 


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Editorial Notes:

1.      The Camping and Caravanning Club is 106 years old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has over 100 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and 3 Cabin Sites.

2.      National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club. The aim of this week is to raise the profile of camping amongst the general public. Its timing is deliberate to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday, traditionally one of the busiest camping weeks of the year.

3.      National awards for 2006/7 include:

  • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree International Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign
  • Best Contact Centre Under 50 Seats in Europe at the European Call Centre Awards 2006
  • Loo of the Year, Overall UK Winner 2006
  • Loo of the Year, Glencoe Site - Winner in Scotland 2006
  • Scottish Thistle Awards, Glencoe Site highly commended 2006
  • Camping Magazine’s readers voted Minehead Site as the Most Scenic Camp Site in Britain 2006
  • Enjoy England Excellence Awards, Sandringham Site awarded silver for 2006
  • North East England Excellence in Tourism Awards, Barnard Castle awarded bronze for 2006
  • MMM’s readers voted Teversal Site as the Best Camp Site 2006