The dreaded Clubs

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  1. Candapack

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    Heading off next week to Aberdeenshire, then Skye, then I'm not sure. For a variety of reasons, I'm using one of the C&CC's Certificated Sites for the first couple of nights, then a CC CL (that's CC, CL)
    for 4 nights, after which nothing booked.
    These small exclusive (hmmmmm, I don't think they all ask for proof of membership) sites are the only reason I'm still in both clubs. In the absence of an "Aires" type system, I think they're great.
     
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    The C&CC CS owners tend to ask for membership. The CC CL owners not so much :whistle:
     
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    we once stayed on a CL near Stratford with about 50 caravans, was back in the 70's though, but have been many places with much more than 5 units, I guess it averages out at well under 5 / night over the whole year though
     
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    We use cs, camping in the forest parts of C&CC and the discount off the tunnel
     
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    Living in bonnie Scotland I don't see any need for them. Plenty of free places to park. Nothing nicer than opening your door on a sunny morning looking out over calm water. Excellent!
     
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    I've just rejoined the C&CC (am already in CC) because it was cheaper to pay the additional membership than use CC sites on our way to Scotland in a few weeks. Three nights on a CL as opposed to the cost of one on a CC Site. Outrageous prices quite honestly for a parking place some electric and a shower! The other benefits of CL is very often being able to get nearer to towns and villages or the pub!

    Once your up in Scotland's West Coast @Candapack you can enjoy the glorious freedom of Wild Camping. Nothing quite like pulling up at some glorious location and simply staying the night. You don't even have to worry about using and wild camping spots from maps for locations, as long as you respect any signs or private property and park safely. Observe the 'Country Code' we even have a tidy up of litter if it's needed when we move on. Very few CL's anyway in Scotland. Enjoy your trip!

    PS I have a few nice Skye parking spots if you want them, complete with breathtaking views at no extra cost!
     
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    Our CC membership is up for renewal on Wednesday. We considered cancelling it but decided not to even though we have not used one of their sites, or even a CL, for a couple of years. At less than a quid a week the access it provides to CLs is enough value.

    I suppose anyone who doesn't like the fact that the CC and C&CC have a members only policy could always try to persuade CL/CS owners to transfer and become CFLs :)
     
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    discount off the tunnel?????
     
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    Isn't that a complete waste of money if not used for years ? Have you thought about using the money for brit stop book or similar ? May get more use. Altho you cld be extremely wealthy and not bothered :)
     
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    Ex council employee, used to spending other peoples money willy nilly, and just can't get out of the habit even now that its his own he's spending.:D

    Ian
     
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    Yep, doh !!!!! lol
     
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    Might be handy for the op...he's going to Scotland!
     
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    close shave huh.. :LOL:

    nearly done that myself a few times.. :eek:

    ;)
     
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    Off course, it was actually intentional !! :pinocchio::whistle:
     
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    Not wealthy but it depends how one values opportunity I suppose :) I have tools that I hardly ever use as well - but when one needs a particular tool then having the right one makes the job so much easier :)
    I actually won the Britstop book in a competition on here last year and we never used any of the places listed in it, both because there was nowhere convenient to where we wanted to be and because we just fancy staying in a pub car park just to make a landlord a bit of extra money. We would be much more likely to use a proper CL than a pub car park anyway :)
    OI!! :LOL:
     
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    Yes, usually 10%
     
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    Well that's worth knowing, thank you, I've spent more than five hundred quid on the tunnel since having C and CC membership! I do it mainly for the RAC benefit for older vans but 10% on the tunnel would be a bonus!
     
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    They discount ferries to and if you need to change details etc are easy to deal with via their travel department
     
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