Club to invest £7.5 million on site improvements this winter

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

The Camping and Caravanning Club will invest £7.5 million into its network of 106 UK Club Sites in the coming months, with large-scale capital works taking place at seven sites, including Wyeside near Rhyader in the Cambrian mountains of mid-Wales and West Runton on the north Norfolk coast.

Money has been spent as part of the Club site investment programme which improves facilities for the future enjoyment of campers; both members of the Club and non-members.

Proceeds raised by the Club through camping on Club Sites over the course of the year are invested into the site network annually as part of the programme.

Bob Hill, Sites Director, said: “With a growth in membership the Club’s work to improve our UK Club Sites is of key importance.

“We now have more campers wanting to camp with us than at any other time in our history, and by investing so much in our facilities we’re helping to provide the best and most memorable holiday experiences we can.”

Small-scale works are taking place at many Club Sites; however larger works will be completed at seven sites:

• The refurbishment of two facilities blocks, a motorhome service point, service area and widening of some site roads at Clitheroe Club Site, Lancashire
• Improvements to reception building plus facilities block, service areas and motorhome service point at Kessingland, Suffolk
• Upgrades to two facility blocks and resurfacing of some site roads plus new hardstandings and service areas will be added at St. Neots in Cambridgeshire
• Full refurbishment of two facility blocks at West Runton, Norfolk
• Site electric upgrade plus a new motorhome service point, improved facilities block and new site roads at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
• 30 new hardstanding pitches as part of redevelopment of touring field plus refurbishment of facility block and site reception at Wyeside near Rhyader, mid-Wales

Bob added: “The site investment programme has been running in its current form since 2010 and in the last five years alone we’ve increased the number of hardstandings on our

Club Sites by 7%, helping more members to enjoy camping year-round – plenty to keep us busy.”

Club members can book a pitch on a Club Site 365 days in advance. To book a pitch for campsite stays in 2019 visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk or call 024 7647 5426.

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For more information contact:

Simon McGrath, simon.mcgrath@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk, 024 7647 5094

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

Notes for Editors

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 117-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 106 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 15 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
2. The Camping and Caravanning Club is exhibiting at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at NEC Birmingham, 16-21 October 2018. Visit the Club Stand (8.10) on each day of the show for holiday inspiration, information and advice on camping in the UK and further afield with the Club’s European and Worldwide Travel Service.
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4. To view the Club’s comprehensive video directory, visit www.youtube.com/thefriendlyclub.
5. To learn more about the benefits of joining the Club, please visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jointheclub.