Camping and Caravanning Club announces opening date for 2 new campsites

Sherwood Pines Camping in the Forest Site and Braithwaite Village Club Site

The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the date that two hotly-anticipated new sites will open to the public.

Braithwaite Village Club Site, which is located within the Lake District National Park, and Sherwood Pines Camping in the Forest in Nottinghamshire will welcome guests from May 24th.

Of course, the date is subject to any government restrictions being lifted by then, but both sites are already accepting bookings.

Caravans, motorhomes, campervans and tents will be seen across the site’s pitches, as everyone from families to backpackers are expected to enjoy the high-spec facilities.

The Braithwaite Village Club Site has undergone extensive refurbishment since it was previously known as Scotgate, but still enjoys views towards the Northern Fells.

It’s close to Whinlatter Forest and is perfectly located for exploring the mountain bike trails, walking routes and extensive children’s adventure playgrounds.

Sherwood Pines is a brand new campsite in partnership with Forestry England, where campers can enjoy a selection of walking trails and mountain bike routes direct from the site, as well as the Go Ape centre nearby.

Fresh air staycations are expected to be particularly popular this summer, as uncertainty around foreign travel continues.

Sabina Voysey, director general of The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “We are expecting a bumper year ahead and we’re looking forward to welcoming people back to our campsites when they re-open.

“Even in a really difficult year, we are especially proud to be opening two fantastic new campsites in tranquil locations that we know will be hugely popular for years to come.”

She went on to address reports that accommodation is being booked up fast, saying there’s still plenty of availability and no need for anyone to panic that they’re going to miss out on their caravan holiday this year.

Her top tips for enjoying a post-pandemic trip away include looking for destinations off the beaten track and closer to home.