Autumn And Winter Touring Continues To Rise According To The Club

Big numbers for winter touring for The Club
Big numbers for winter touring for The Club

Friday, 15, Nov 2019 02:00

By William Coleman

Proving that caravanning, campervanning and motorhoming are great holiday options no matter what time of year, Caravan and Motorhome Club members are continuing to embrace autumn and winter touring. A trend that seems to be spreading across the nation.

The Club have seen that their Autumn and Winter bookings for 2018 and 2019 went up by 7%, which if you consider their membership numbers that is quite a lot of happy winter campers.

To find out a bit more The Club took to social to find out what is getting more people out when the colder months come. They set up some online polls which showed that its members think there is much to love about touring during the cooler and quieter months.

Some 26 percent of Club members questioned said they enjoyed the autumn colours and 22 percent loved long walks on crisp bright days, with 35 percent enjoying the quieter sites and attractions out of season. Nearly 20 percent travelled out of season to appreciate the sheer beauty of the seasonal landscape.

The resounding sentiment was that whilst members want to get out walking and visiting local attractions, many also love the warm and cosy feeling of being in their campervan, caravan or motorhome over the autumn and winter months, whatever the weather might throw at them.

Top tips include:

  • Booking sites nearer to towns and cities so there's plenty to do and see if the weather isn't at its best
  • Avoiding muddy walks by visiting coastal sites, taking walks along the beach and going beachcombing
  • Take your winter jumper to snuggle in after a long walk in the beautiful countryside
  • Go 'old school' with a selection of board games if the weather outside is 'frightful'!

  • Fire up your outfit a few days before you go to check all the heating and hot water works, check your tyres, gas and insulation
  • Don't forget that Club campsites have great drying facilities if clothes get wet from winter walks - so take lots of change!

Harvey Alexander, director of marketing for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said: "Our members are an active and adventurous bunch so it's no surprise that so many of them enjoy touring during autumn and winter, and we are striving to keep more and more of our sites open out of season to keep up with the demand.

"It's great to hear how our members all get away their way - whether that be curling up with a good book and a nice cuppa in a cosy motorhome or braving the chill and camping in a national park so they can spend the days walking and cycling.

I've especially enjoyed hearing the tips that our members have for getting away in the cooler months, not just the practicalities of being prepared, but the lovely feeling they have of being safe and warm inside their leisure vehicles and benefitting from the great facilities we have on our sites."

The Caravan and Motorhome Club offering something for everyone with pitches suitable for all forms of leisure vehicle and camping with tents.

On certain sites all across the UK they have their Experience Freedom brand with glamping yurts, pods, Airstreams and Swift S Lodges for those who want a bit more comfort when its a bit chilly outside.

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