Camping and Caravanning Club reports increase in visitors for 2015

Braithwaite Fold and other Camping and Caravanning Club sites saw an increase during 2015
Braithwaite Fold and other Camping and Caravanning Club sites saw an increase during 2015

Thursday, 21, Jan 2016 10:46

by Joe Jeffrey

Increase in site visits, as May Bank Holiday proves more popular than ever before

The Camping and Caravanning Club enjoyed a bumper year of camping in 2015, and celebrated a 4 per cent increase in the total number of touring pitch nights sold across its Club Sites network when compared with 2014.

Club Sites at Braithwaite Fold in the Lake District, and Hayfield in Derbyshire, were the star performers and each recorded a 9 per cent increase in bookings during 2015, compared with the same period in 2014.

Braithwaite Fold is located on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, and provides the perfect base to stride out and explore the delightful towns of Windermere and Bowness.

Hayfield Club Site is nestled at the foot of the dramatic Dark Peak area, and is increasingly popular with tent campers, who seek out peace and tranquillity here, just an hour's drive from central Manchester.

Across the border into Wales, Bala Camping and Caravanning Club site is less than a two hour drive from Manchester. The site is located next to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, and it too saw significant growth in 2015, with 6 per cent more pitch night sales than the previous year.

Bob Hill, club sites director, said: "We've invested significantly in our 107-strong club sites network in the last few years, and we're delighted to see that the sites are proving a hit with campers.

"We're confident 2016 will see further growth, with lower prices at the pump making it easier and cheaper for people to enjoy short camping breaks at one of their many local club sites."

With online booking becoming increasingly popular, the club reported a 9 per cent increase in the number of pitch nights sold on its busiest online booking day during 2015 when compared to the same day in 2014.

Both dates fell during the late May Bank Holiday weekend, coinciding with the club's annual National Camping and Caravanning Week campaign.

The Camping and Caravanning Club is an exhibitor at this year's Caravan & Motorhome Show, held at Manchester's EventCity from today until 24 January.

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