Which club is best for small sites?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Chockswahay, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,792
    I am wondering about joining one of the two 'big' clubs. We collect our van in April and wish to spend a few days touring on our way back to Scotland from Newark. Does anyone have any practical advice please on the merits of either club?

    We are not interested in the big sites, don't need EHU or toilet blocks..........just good value quiet 'out of the way' places to stop over night at a reasonable price.

    Are either of the two clubs known for being better (cheaper) value?

    Only 2 adults in a Panel Van Conversion.

    Anyone know the average price? Does one club have more CL's or CS's than the other?

    Any advice welcomed, thank you :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  2. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,138
    Likes Received:
    7,718
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,792
    Ah yes, forgot about that :Blush:
     
  4. mikebeaches

    mikebeaches Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    629
    Location:
    Bristol
    Although the Caravan Club has more CLs than the Camping and Caravanning Club has CSs, we choose to be members of the latter.

    If aged over 55 C&CC have good automatic off-peak discounts for seniors - 30% on their main sites. Which by the way are mostly less expensive than CC any way. Choose the location right and it's not too difficult to find a full facility site for £10 or thereabouts (without a hook-up).

    And they have good temporary holiday sites (THS) which usually require absolutely no booking and generally offer excellent value. You can just turn up and stay for 1 night, or as long as the rally lasts. Cost tends to be between £5 - £8 per night.

    And agree, Brit Stops is also an excellent scheme too! :thumb:

    Mike
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. cmcardle75

    cmcardle75 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    263
    Location:
    Reading
    I'd recommend C&CC, as they take tents, so the fields are often larger.
     
  6. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,939
    Likes Received:
    13,998
    Location:
    UK
    I am with CC as I love their network of CL's.
    Prices vary from £6 upwards. I usually pay £8-£10 though there is one that is £12 which I go to regularly.

    I am a fulltimer, so when not wilding or staying with friends I only use CL's. Very happy with them and not come across a bad one yet.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. MicknPat

    MicknPat Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    628
    Likes Received:
    2,664
    Location:
    Touring UK
    Is there any particular area you wish to visit?

    Both clubs have site search facilities that you can use as a non member and both include their small sites ( 5 vehicles only) known by the Caravan Club as CL's ( Certified Locations) or Caravanning & Camping Clubs CS's ( Certified Sites)

    You must be a member of the club to visit either their CL or CS. :thumb:
     
  8. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,792
    Thanks so far guys, to answer the question on any particular area we would like to tour through the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District on our way back up North. :BigGrin:
     
  9. teddybard

    teddybard Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,611
    Likes Received:
    8,998
    Location:
    warwickshire
    If you do get The Britstops membership

    Try Bashall Barn near Clithero (Lancs)
    Lovely location great restaurant and brewery on site.

    Best of Luck

    Roger & Sheila:Smile::BigGrin:
     
  10. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    cc have some great sites, at reasonable rates....you just have to find them!

    ccc are known to be easier to deal with for owners, so there does tend to be more of them, often at reasonable prices.....you can find them £6-8 a night still!
     
  11. camocam1

    camocam1 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,112
    Likes Received:
    784
    Location:
    Elgin,Moray,Scotland
    we joined the CCC and have now joined the CC (members of both) I would say that there are more CL type sites in Scotland in CC but the over 55 discount in the CCC is worth it, just back from weekend at Rosemarkie with EHU at £ 14.00 night nearest CL was £13.50 so no real difference, all depends where you are going to be using the van longer term (rather than just on the way back north)
     
  12. olley

    olley Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,713
    Likes Received:
    2,107
    Location:
    Ipswich
    Posters keep saying you have to be a member to use CL type sites. Very rarely will you be asked to produce you membership card at any of the CL type sites, I think I have been asked once, and had to show my card once. They want your money and most are more than happy to take it. :Smile:

    Ian
     
  13. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,432
    Likes Received:
    25,111
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    >>> Which club is best for small sites?

    I'd suggest a Shillelagh, sometimes it's hard to get a good swing with a baseball bat.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. DesRes

    DesRes Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    West Lancs
    Brian, your humour is as dry as the Kalahari...:Rofl1:
     
Loading...

Share This Page