Club invests record £7.5 million in UK Sites network

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Friday 15 December 2017

Campers staying on The Camping and Caravanning Club’s 106-strong campsite network will benefit from record investment through the coming winter, following a highly successful year for the Club.

Proceeds raised through camping on Club Sites are invested into the network as part of a major annual improvement programme. The Club has committed to spend £7.5 million this year, on works ranging from the addition of new hardstanding pitches, to improved access roads and new on-site amenity blocks.

One such example of the improvement programme is Bakewell Club Site, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, which has recently benefitted from the addition of a new access road. Constructed over the last year, the campsite is now far easier for vehicles to access. A popular site with limited facilities, Bakewell enjoys a peaceful, rural setting while the historic attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are nearby.

Bob Hill, Sites Director at the Club, said: “We’ve had a successful year that has seen more people than ever join and camp with us on our sites, which means we’re able to inject the surplus back into our sites network. That enables us to build new facilities, and improve existing ones, for the enjoyment of campers, both members of the Club and non-members.

“We know the addition of new hardstanding pitches, plus improved reception buildings and wash blocks, will be popular with campers.”

While small-scale works to improve facilities are planned at the majority of Club Sites, larger capital works are scheduled at five sites:

• New reception buildings at Cambridge and Kelvedon Hatch Club Sites
• A new amenity block at Horsley plus refurbishments to the on-site reception
• New motorhome service points at Milarrochy Bay and Kelvedon Hatch Club Sites
• An improved site entrance at Bakewell Club Site

The addition of new hardstanding pitches at Conkers, Dunstan Hill, Hayfield, Keswick and West Runton Club Sites will also mean more campers can enjoy pitching up at these sites throughout the extended camping season.

To find out more about recent reinvestment on Club Sites visit

To book a pitch on a Club Site call 024 7647 5426 or visit


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Notes for Editors

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 116-years-old and is the UK’s oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping. The Club magazine, Camping & Caravanning, was first published in 1907 and is in the top five UK magazine titles by circulation (ABC, 2017).
2. The Club has 106 Club Sites around the UK and through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, runs and operates a further 15 Camping in the Forest Sites in stunning Forestry Commission woodlands in Scotland and England.
3. For camping inspiration and ideas visit the Club’s official Facebook page, find us on Twitter, or visit the Club’s Instagram page
4. To watch videos of Club Sites, members enjoying holidays overseas and in the UK, Club camping events and unit reviews and features from the Club magazine, visit the Club’s official YouTube page,