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Tuesday 16 October 2007

The world’s largest magazine for people experiencing all forms of camping has undergone a transformation, to reflect the way that almost 450,000 Camping and Caravanning Club members choose to spend their leisure time. 

With more touring articles, bigger and better competitions and features including consumer issues, as well as a complete section on sites news and features, the new look Camping & Caravanning promises to be insightful, informative and exciting. We hope the new format will encourage even more people to enjoy great adventures without great plans, through the Club for likeminded spirits.

The new magazine boasts a new look and feel for the oldest club for campers, regardless of unit type. The developments follow research which asked members what they were looking for from their magazine. The new magazine has been created from these comments, and is representing the huge breadth of campers across the UK.

Christine Ward, Chairman of The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Communications Committee says: “We are really proud of the new look magazine. We have spoken to our members and are providing more relevant information and topics. Club members will be informed of all The Clubs innovations, new sites and interesting facts first, factually and in our usual friendly way.

“We are the only organisation with the expertise to encourage all forms of camping, so it is essential that we are providing the right information for individual campers, at the right time. The research and subsequent changes we have made to the magazine will help us to do this.”   

Nick Harding, Editor of Camping & Caravanning says: It’s never going to be easy to produce a magazine to cater for over 400,000 individual Club members with such a wide range of camping backgrounds – from tents to folding campers to caravan to motorhomes and now caravan holiday-homes – and with such a wide range of interests. But, I reckon we’ve done it, in a lively format that still manages to stay true to the ethos of The Friendly Club.”

The new look magazine will be hitting members postboxes in October 2007. For more information about The Friendly Club, please visit


Notes to the Editor:

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 106 years old and is the world’s largest and oldest club 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 three Cabin Sites.
2. 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.
  • Barron’s UK’s favourite camp site, Keswick