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Opening dates of the camping and caravanning club for 2 new campsites

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The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the opening date for two highly anticipated new campsites in May.

Braithwaite Village Club Site

The Braithwaite Village Club site in the Lake District National Park and Sherwood Pines Camping in the Forest site in Nottinghamshire are both scheduled to open on May 24, 2021 (subject to government restrictions).

Bookings have already been opened for both websites (see links at the end of this article), which have quality facilities suitable for everyone from families on vacation with their four-legged friends to backpackers and cycling enthusiasts.

Placing it on a campsite – whether in a tent, caravan or mobile home – is growing in popularity as people value the importance of a much-needed break in the fresh air.

Braithwaite Village Club Site Campground in the Lake District

Sabina Voysey, General Manager of the Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “We are expecting a busy year and look forward to welcoming people back to our campsites when they reopen. Even in a really difficult year, we are especially proud to open two fantastic new campsites in quiet locations that we know will be very popular for years to come. “

Sabina added: “Despite reports that the properties are selling quickly, I can assure people that there is still enough availability so there is no need to panic. However, campers need to think of places outside the touristy honey pots and maybe explore places much closer to home – it’s amazing what gems you can discover on your own doorstep. “

The Braithwaite Village Club Site is located in the village of the same name and is just a few minutes’ drive from the market town of Keswick. The town can also be reached by bike within 20 minutes – there is a four mile cycle path from the village center east to Keswick that includes Swinside Fell. Many walks can also be done locally, such as the circular Newlands Valley Route. The campsite offers a mix of pitch types, including a number of super-service pitches, and a range of self-catering accommodation, including cabins and lodges, is also planned.

The campsite, previously called Scotgate, was acquired by the club in 2018 and extensively renovated. It is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Northern Fells and nearby is the Whinlatter Forest with mountain bike trails, hiking routes and impressive adventure playgrounds for children.

Braithwaite Village facilities include:

  • A dog wash enclosed with hot water
  • A bicycle service area with a pump, maintenance station and bicycle washing facility
  • A backpacker room with clothes and boot drying lockers and a seating area
  • A well-equipped equipment block with underfloor heating, parents and baby rooms, family showers and special barrier-free facilities
  • Big children’s playground
  • Well-maintained pitches where you can not only remove gray water, but also water, electricity and TV connections

Sherwood Pines, camping in the woods

Sherwood Pines is now a brand new campsite in collaboration with Forestry England, which connects 15 other sites in the Camping in the Forest network in England and Scotland. The campsite is in a large wooded area and is close to the Forestry England Visitor Center. It offers a mix of standard grass and all-weather pitches as well as power connections and a large equipment block.

Sherwood Pines, camping in the woods

Campers can enjoy a number of hiking trails and mountain bike trails right from the site. Forestry England’s Sherwood Pines complex also has a coffee shop, Go Ape center, mountain bike rental, and various other outdoor activities and events that take place throughout the year.

Additional facilities at the Sherwood Pines campsite include:

  • A bicycle service area with a pump, maintenance station and bicycle washing facility
  • A dog wash enclosed with hot water
  • Backpacker room with clothes and boot drying lockers and seating area
  • Children’s playground
  • Two-parent and baby rooms as well as special barrier-free facilities in wet room style.

Nathan Goodyear, the club’s director of real estate and development, said, “We look forward to welcoming campers to our new locations.

“Both properties have benefited from significant investments in recent months and have high quality facilities that make them perfect for much-needed vacations in beautiful locations.”

Nathan added, “Our websites will appeal to a wide range of campers, whether you are an avid mountain biker who can take advantage of our new bike service areas or just want to shower your dog at the end of a pleasant but muddy dog ​​to go.”

The campsites are open all year round.

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Shell loves everything to do with travel and the outdoors, and is a nature-loving, comfortable camping girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident that left her with a broken back. Even so, she used the outdoors and nature’s healing powers to recover, and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From swimming in open water, snowboarding and kayaking to mountain hiking and meditation, Shell shares their travels and micro-adventures here on the blog. In various publications she has written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting the wellbeing and many benefits of natural therapy.

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