In Praise Of The C&cc

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  1. GJH

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    We have just returned from three weeks away in which we stayed at five THSs and one weekend rally run by various C&CC DAs.

    In each case we received a warm welcome and none had to be booked in advance. The sites were all within easy walking distance of public transport and most were close enough to local amenities as well, not something which is true of many main sites and CLs/CSs.

    In total for 22 nights away for two of us it cost £222, which we thought was pretty good. If you work on the basis of only £5 a night saving over a site then we saved well over double the annual C&CC subscription (y)(y)
     
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  2. Viennese

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    Nice to hear praise for the C&CC - usually criticism on here! Well done Graham - and congrats on your antenna solution!

    Catherine
     
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    We have made use of Ccc holiday sites on a number of occasions and the welcome together with location has always been excellent.
    We agree with GJH this aspect of CCC make the membership well worthwhile.
     
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  4. JockandRita

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    Hi Graham,

    It's for the reasons you have outlined above, that we have retained our C&CC membership, and dropped the CC instead, despite being members for 25 years. We love THS. :)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Hi jock & Rita, where did you go, we are doing similar over the next few weeks ,start at a couple of funster meets in Dorset then on to Ths's in Dorset & Devon ,hopefully getting to wildman cl towards the end of hols.
     
  6. GJH

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    Our CC membership renewed whilst we were away Jock but we will be considering over the next few months whether to drop it. Over the last couple of years we have only used two sites and one CL, all for reasons of needing to be in particular places at particular times.
     
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    Hi Fidget,

    Whilst we are still working (of sorts) we don't get to many, but we like to visit the Norfolk Coast, and especially in the summer months, there is always a THS being held somewhere along there, ie, Hunstanton, Sheringham, Wells, Cromer, etc.
    We've not had the chance to visit the one at York Cricket & Rugby Clubs, which runs for a few weeks at a time.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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  8. GJH

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    We stayed at both Wells and Sheringham, followed by Lowestoft over the last two weeks. We may well get in a few days at York after Misterton but it doesn't start until July 3rd so we will need to find somewhere in between if we do.
     
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    Oops misread it! I thought it said " in praise of cake"!!!
     
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  10. buffallobill

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    Hi funsters can any body explain what a THS is.
     
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    Thank you junior
     
  13. sdc77

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    We turned up at a c&cc cs in Durham last month and found there was a c&cc rally there. Stayed with the rally for £6 a night. With this view
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    The 3C's set up THS's all over the UK, it might be a field, school play ground, even part of an existing campsite, their will always be a couple of people running it. We stayed a few years back at one at the Windy Harbour Holiday Park, so if you wanted you got the use of all the facilities of the park.
    Although most you can just turn up at, some do want you to book, as they get very busy.

    Ian
     
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    Some of their THS are in brilliant locations and usually cost about £8 a night.
    This year we have only stayed at one near Weymouth. Hidden behind houses and less that 100yds fom the main road with a 10min bus service to Weymouth and a half-hour service to Dorchester. There were also several walks in the Wey Valley. It will be there next year but then the field is planned to be a housing development.

    Last year we managed three, one at Kendal, just round the corner from Aldi, Morrisons and a bus stop. Three groups run THS at this Kendal site throughout the year but our family commitments only allows us to be for four days there this year. We also stayed at one on the mainland next to the causeway to Holy Island, and the one at York Rugby and Cricket club. The one at York was disappointing bus wise, by the time we had curcumnavigated two rugby pitches and their main cricket ground to get to the road, the bus stop was still far in the distance. It was easier and not much longer to nip out the back of the site and walk the mile along the river into the centre of the city.

    I'll recommend any CCC members to give the THS network a try.
     
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    We rally with the local DA's regularly, gets us out to some places we wouldn't normally go. We're out with the West Kent DA next weekend. It also means that we're using the MH a lot :clap:
     
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    This is the only reason we are still in ccc and as we usually go to France now, we are thinking of dropping it next year, although saying that we have spent a week on one in Wales already this year so probably got most of our subscription back as it was only £7 a night.
     
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    We also rally most weekends but go with various DA groups in Kent and Sussex plus the Kent MCS. Hopefully we'll finally meet at one of them @scousebird although it won't be this weekend as we are off to France.

    Denise
     
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    Stayed two nights last week at Alnwick THS on the Rugby club ground. Daytime use of the clubs toilets and showers and £8 per night. 15 minute walk into town and a Lidl and Sainsburys a short walk away. Only about 15 units on site, very friendly hosts.
     
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