1300th Site joins Club Network

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Monday 18 February 2008

Get away at a Certificated Site

Get away at a Certificated Site

Pikes Oak Farm Nurseries in Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, today became the 1300th site to join The Camping and Caravanning Club’s network of smaller, privately owned sites – commonly known as Certificated Sites or CSs.

Surrounded by two acres of woodland, with a stunning fishing lake, Pikes Oak Farm Nurseries offers complete relaxation and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set in a peaceful area, this site looks set to be yet another ‘little treasure’ for The Club’s 450,000 members. 

Certificated Sites – member only, smaller, often secluded camp sites, are a popular choice for those really looking to get away from it all – as often it will be just you and the view. These sites can hold up to five caravans or motorhomes, and as many tents as space permits. They can be based anywhere, from farms to public houses, and are often situated in scenic areas.

To become a Certificated Site, the land needs to have safe access from the public highway, a level and well drained camping area of at least ½ acre, safe drinking water and a chemical disposal point with separate water supply as standard, however some sites do choose to develop themselves to include an electricity supply, and even saunas in some cases!

Eric Bolderson, Chairman of The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Exempted Camping Committee, says: “We welcome Pikes Oak to the network, and are sure that this site will be yet another success story. Certificated Sites are available all over the UK, so you can travel as near or as far as you want.  These sites offer a friendly, personal experience and often unrivalled surroundings.

“We are really proud to have reached 1300 Certificated Sites, as these are becoming increasingly popular with members who are looking for something a little different from their camping experience.”

Certificated Sites are a Club member benefit, alongside discount on Club Sites and great deals on products like insurance, overseas travel and great monthly publications. You can view all 1300 Certificated Sites by using The Camping and Caravanning Club’s SiteSeeker® facility.

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Note to Editors:

  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 three Cabin Sites. Overseas travel is provided by Carefree, the Club’s award-winning, international travel service.
  2. National awards for 2007/8 include:
  • The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree International Travel Service
  • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree International Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland
  • Scottish Thistle Awards, Glencoe Site highly commended 2006
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Kingsbury Water Park awarded Silver
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Leek Site was Highly Commended 
  • Barron’s UK’s favourite camp site 2007, Keswick