Club's Cumbrian campsites welcoming visitors for Christmas

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Monday 14 December 2015

Several Camping and Caravanning Club campsites across Cumbria are open and welcoming visitors, having escaped the flooding associated with Storm Desmond which resulted in a new 24-hour UK rainfall record.

Eskdale and Windermere Club Sites join others in the South Lakeland and Copeland districts, and have been left unscathed by the intense rainfall that has led to flooding in the north of the county.

Bob Hill, the Club’s Sites Director, said: “In and around the south lakes region, our Eskdale, Windermere, Ravenglass and Braithwaite Fold Club Sites are still very much open for business and welcoming campers.

“It’s important to note that work is already taking place to restore the Club Sites that were affected by flooding so campers can be reassured and welcomed at the earliest opportunity.”

In the event of flooding, all sites have rigorous and robust procedures in place which are implemented. These include relocating campers to other nearby sites and amending any advance bookings without delay in response to changes in weather or ground conditions.

Following recent flooding, Keswick Club Site is closed for refurbishment until 18 February 2015.

To check current site conditions across the Club’s campsites in the Lake District, please contact the Club’s Contact Centre on 024 7647 5426. To learn more about each campsite, please visit http://bit.ly/campsitesinthelakes.

Before embarking on travel to the Lakes, visitors are advised to stay up to date with local road, weather and traffic reports. Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/travel/cumbria/incidents/road for further information.

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For further media information, please contact:

Rob Ganley on 024 7647 5204 or rob.ganley@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Andrew Robson on 024 7647 5291 or andrew.robson@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Notes for Editors

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