A New Year brings more places to camp for outdoor adventure

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Friday 26 January 2007

Thetford Forest Club Site <br> (Click to download image)

Thetford Forest Club Site
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The Camping and Caravanning Club is continuing to provide more pitches as four new Club Sites prepare to open their doors at a time when increased interest in spending holidays under canvas or in a motorhome or caravan mean that site pitches are at a premium.

This move by the Club will add almost 400 extra pitches to its Sites network, allowing greater accommodation for access to forests and National Parks as well as tourist attractions and inspirational locations.

New Sites Opening in 2007

Thetford Forest in Norfolk is situated on the edge of the forest of the same name and is a haven for wildlife. The all-year-round site gives visitors access to Britain’s largest lowland forest and all of the activities and wildlife within it. Opening date: 1 April.

Eskdale in Cumbria is set in a stunning setting and offers a camping first for the Club – a camping barn. Tent and trailer tent users will be able to tackle the dizzy heights of Scafell Pike, walk or just experience the beauty of this part of the Lake District. There’s even a car to hire on-site. Opening date: 1 March.

Conkers in the National Forest, Derbyshire is another greenfield site which is being developed by the Club. Sited next to the award-winning attraction of the same name, this minimum facility site is at the heart of the forest providing the perfect location for the whole family. Opening date: Spring bank holiday.

Bellingham Club Site is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. It’s on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is right next to the Pennine Way as well as being close to Hadrian’s Wall. Opening date: April 1

All new sites will provide the high standard of accommodation and facilities as is already associated with Club Sites. The Club continues to push the boundaries of quality camp sites in the UK, receiving national recognition through multiple awards each year. It continues to invest in and maintain the places in which holidaymakers choose to spend their leisure time.

Club Sites offer over 11,000 pitches which are available to members and non-members alike. The Club also has almost 1,300 smaller, Certificated Sites which are a member-only benefit and provide accommodation for up to five caravans or motorhomes and as many tents as space allows in often rural parts of the UK. The Club, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, now also runs 24 Forest Holidays Sites – three of which are Cabin Sites. That’s a further 5,000 pitches.


Notes to the Editor:

1.      For pictures of the new sites, or if you would like to visit one, please speak with the above.

2.      National awards include:  

  • 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, Minehead Site, most scenic camp site in Britain 2006.
  • Enjoy England Excellence Awards, Sandringham Site, silver winner in 2006.
  • Excellence in Tourism Awards, Barnard Castle North East England winner of bronze 2006.
  • MMM awards, Teversal Site winner 2006.