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Hi all. After 35 years with CC I am thinking to join the Camping and Caravan Club in addition to CC to increase touring options.

 

If any Camping and Caravan Club members wish to send me a PM recommending that I join and also provide their name and C&CC membership number and choice of gift I shall include this in my application. Obviously first come first served.

 

Alan

 

Gifts are:

Club Fleece (various sizes)

£10 UK Club Site voucher

£10 Camping in the Forest voucher

Alan

 

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Received a PM and now sorted. Thanks All

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I have been a member for 49 years (joined when I had a small ridge tent!) at renewal in November and over the age of 65, so now I get veteran membership from November. It is something the club does not really advertise, you have to apply.

So, if you have 25 years membership and over 65, then apply.

 

We do like the temporary holiday sites, we use them a lot, cheap, more outings with longer stays.

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Thanks Cc. We normally have three UK tours a year plus a 2 week December break. I retired nearly 10 years ago, For at least 15 years before that I was fortunate to have 12 weeks a year leave due to working long hours to my own schedule. In the last 20 years there are few sites (other than December break) that I have visited more than 3 times. However time to add more alternatives. I do use some commercial sites but mainly CC sites.

Alan

 

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We joined the C&CC 6 years ago for similar reasons. I think we still tend to use more CMC sites but it is handy to have access to additional sites. You obviously have a lot of experience of CMC sites so you might find some of the C&CC not quite to the same standards, particularly the facilities. Some of their sites like Devizes and Cambridge are very good but the generality of sites don't quite match up to CMC sites in my view. Is there a reason for limiting yourself to Club sites? There are some very good commercial sites out there, for example the Morris Leisure Group sites. You do have to delve into commercials sites a bit more to make sure you are getting what you want but we seem to be using more as the years go by, mainly because the Clubs don't have sites near to where we want to be. However as a motorhomer my reasons for selecting a site might be different from someone who tows a caravan and therefore has a car to get around.

 

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Funny been thinking the same thing as Easy, especially after the whole elsan point incident with another member at Sandringham.

Was going to see what they are offering at the NEC in a couple of weeks.

Trouble is of two of the sites I've seen they just appear to be a field with a block in the middle and a bit chaos as to where you are pitched.

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In the year past we have found that probably 80% of our regular rallying friends are also CCC members,however,they are more interested in the Temporary Holiday sites rather than the sites and CS's. ...

 

Have stayed on several sites in last couple of years when rallying with third party bodies, and been impressed with the small sites,such as Beadnell Bay, Dunbar, Slingsby. ..... Their 'big un' at Malvern was less impressive probably because of the attitude of some staff,considering it is a 'training site' for other site personnel!

 

I would join myself but SWMBO says 'you are already in 5 clubs. ..you can't join another'....we shall see!

 

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We are members of both clubs and have been for a lot of years, it is great that you have a wider choice as ET wants for his stays, another CCC site to add to David's is CCC site at Canterbury, excellent site with great facilities, also the other benefit is the price concession for being a senior member

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… you might find some of the C&CC not quite to the same standards, particularly the facilities. Some of their sites like Devizes and Cambridge are very good but the generality of sites don't quite match up to CMC sites in my view.

 

David, I'm surprised that anyone would think that. I holiday about 50/50 on C&CC and CMC clubsites, and to be honest if I was dropped into one blindfolded I'd be hard-pushed to tell the difference (well actually I would nowadays as the CMC now have their stupid, what they think are amusing, little green signs everywhere!).

 

Was going to see what they are offering at the NEC in a couple of weeks.

 

Jiffy, I may be wrong, but I've never heard of any offers for joining either Club, either at a show or on-line.

 

Trouble is of two of the sites I've seen they just appear to be a field with a block in the middle …

 

I think that describes most CMC clubsites too :)

 

… and a bit chaos as to where you are pitched.

 

I'd have thought just the opposite, Jiffy, as at nearly every C&CC clubsite I've stayed on the manager has escorted you to your pitch and told you exactly where to put your van … in fact, that's my major dislike of the way C&CC do things.

 

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We joined the C&CC 6 years ago for similar reasons. I think we still tend to use more CMC sites but it is handy to have access to additional sites. You obviously have a lot of experience of CMC sites so you might find some of the C&CC not quite to the same standards, particularly the facilities. Some of their sites like Devizes and Cambridge are very good but the generality of sites don't quite match up to CMC sites in my view. Is there a reason for limiting yourself to Club sites? There are some very good commercial sites out there, for example the Morris Leisure Group sites. You do have to delve into commercials sites a bit more to make sure you are getting what you want but we seem to be using more as the years go by, mainly because the Clubs don't have sites near to where we want to be. However as a motorhomer my reasons for selecting a site might be different from someone who tows a caravan and therefore has a car to get around.

 

David

We do use affiliated sites and the odd non affiliated 'commercial' David. Out of 21 sites this year 4 were affiliated and also used Capesthorne Hall for location. A typical pattern. I have used 4 of the Morrison Leisure sites and would say that they are OK. Apart from our 2 week Christmas break, all our site visits are generally 5 nights and form part of 3 annual tours between 5 weeks and 7 weeks duration.

 

We pick an area to tour each time and in the last 10 years used very few sites more than once although some I have visited in the past with my late wife.

Alan

 

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There are a number of factors that I will doubtless dislike on C&CC sites. Deposits, being shown to a pitch rather than a simple choice on site, 1pm arrival being the ones that spring to mind first. Oh yes, there website for selecting sites seems poor and their forum even worse than that of CC which I use frequently.

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We do like the temporary holiday sites, we use them a lot, cheap, more outings with longer stays.

The temporary holiday sites sound good Cc but not for us simply because we choose the years tow routes well in advance and find 5 days on a site is ample. The site costs also do not concern us really as we are fortunate to have more coming in than going out. Also get my state pension in November which I suppose is really surplus to requirements.

 

We will stay on a site that I consider overpriced if it is the right site for that tour. Nice though to stay on non facility CC sites as they are often favourites of ours.

Alan

 

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We were with both (years ago) but as the CC had more CLs in the places we wanted to go to so we gave up on the C&CC. However over the last few years we've noticed a vast improvement on the CS front, more sites and in very nice places.

 

I don't know about the club site costs but the CS sites seem very reasonable and are well set out, we've been talking about joining again.

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In the 80's we used a lot of CLs as well as club sites. We started out with a trailer tent and chose CC because we liked their sites and they had plenty of CLs. We would use commercials as well. We would not consider C&CC sites as a main string to our bow as there are too few, not as easy to use booking system (not sure how easy it is to amend bookings with their deposit system) and do not like 1pm arrivals. Until recent times many of their sites have appeared to be second class compared to CC sites. We have not used them but have noticed a number on our travels. Also, as above, despite being able to book hard standing do not really relish having an allocated pitch.

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We joined the C&CC and on our very first outing we discovered a restriction that affected us. We were travelling to Scotland and wanted to stay over night on Friday at a C& CC site on the way up. We were informed that the minimum we could book on a weekend was 2 nights? We cancelled our membership and got a fill refund.

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Here in Cornwall there are about 500 campsites, but the two big Clubs combined only run 14 of them. People speak as though the only alternatives to those 14 are CS/CLs and "commercials", when in fact there are lots of privately owned, independent, family run sites of all shapes and sizes - usually offering good quality plus personal service. When did a Club site warden last offer new arrivals home made scones and clotted cream?

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Here in Cornwall there are about 500 campsites, but the two big Clubs combined only run 14 of them. People speak as though the only alternatives to those 14 are CS/CLs and "commercials", when in fact there are lots of privately owned, independent, family run sites of all shapes and sizes - usually offering good quality plus personal service. When did a Club site warden last offer new arrivals home made scones and clotted cream?

Is there any sort of list, register or web site to find these sites please?

I tend to use UKCS's search facility when looking for sites.

 

We are still members of the CC, and use their web site, but we stopped our C&CC membership through lack of use.

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Here in Cornwall there are about 500 campsites, but the two big Clubs combined only run 14 of them. People speak as though the only alternatives to those 14 are CS/CLs and "commercials", when in fact there are lots of privately owned, independent, family run sites of all shapes and sizes - usually offering good quality plus personal service. When did a Club site warden last offer new arrivals home made scones and clotted cream?

I think that when folk talk of 'commercials' they are including privately owned independent sites. I know that I am.

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Here in Cornwall there are about 500 campsites, but the two big Clubs combined only run 14 of them. People speak as though the only alternatives to those 14 are CS/CLs and "commercials", when in fact there are lots of privately owned, independent, family run sites of all shapes and sizes - usually offering good quality plus personal service. When did a Club site warden last offer new arrivals home made scones and clotted cream?

I am quite sure that is the case throughout the UK. The problem I have is finding a site which meets my needs and having found one, if it has vacancies when I wish to stay there without having to book and pay a deposit one year ahead.

 

Incidentally, the answer to your question: July 2014 at Trewethett Farm CC site where the Wardens were offering home made scones and clotted cream for a modest charge. :);)

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Is there any sort of list, register or web site to find these sites please?

I tend to use UKCS's search facility when looking for sites.

 

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I look at Cool Camping quite a lot - for Overseas Sites as well as here at home. Some of their choices are quite impossible for caravans, but there are some hidden gems in there which are accessible, often backed up by reviews on UKCS. But those who like gravel square, grass strip, gravel square need not bother to look !

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Hello contributors. I'm shortly to become a brand new caravanner with a simple set of questions:

Is it worth me joining one of the, what appear to be, 2 major clubs? What are the main benefits that a membership provides & lastly which one is the best to join?

Just for info, I'm shortly to retire, will be on a limited budget and am looking to tour, making use of smaller, less expensive sites with a minimum of 240v hook up, for periods of 2-3 months in the UK initially, but also have sights set on crossing the channel at some stage.

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18 minutes ago, Dave W said:

Hello contributors. I'm shortly to become a brand new caravanner with a simple set of questions:

Is it worth me joining one of the, what appear to be, 2 major clubs? What are the main benefits that a membership provides & lastly which one is the best to join?

Just for info, I'm shortly to retire, will be on a limited budget and am looking to tour, making use of smaller, less expensive sites with a minimum of 240v hook up, for periods of 2-3 months in the UK initially, but also have sights set on crossing the channel at some stage.

Like so many things, "It all depends"

How often you go away, what facilities you need, how fussy you are re exact location, how old you are, how many of you there are, if you always use EHU or only occasionally, how deep is your wallet, etc, etc.

The MH&CC club always includes EHU, the C&CC club have it as an option, the C&CC club have a discount for over 60's. Both are very similar in standards, although the MH&CC may have a slight edge.

As a single over 60's man, I usually go on C&CC sites because they are cheaper, but only if the site is in the location I want.

Your decision has to be yours. Why not join just one and see how you get on?

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I've been in the CC (now CMHC) for many years, and never yet been on a club site. I join purely to get access to their Mayday caravan cover.

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Been a member of the CC (CAMC) for 31 years and the C&CC for 28.

Normally out around 90 nights a year . ... probably 88 on CC sites the other 2 on C&CC.   Probably says it all for me.

Downsides of the C&CC for me are:

Tends to be more expensive; not keen on being shown to a pitch rather than having free choice; hit and miss staff attitude; hit and miss site presentation/cleanliness; and stupidly narrow hardstandings.

We do like the Lauder site and did like Dunbar until summer 2016 when we had a truly awful stay.

Have caravanned all of my life, the worst site experience I have ever had was Scone C&CC site  . .. rudest staff I have ever come across . .. being greeted by a grumpy lady asking sharply "why are you here" was not a good start and it spiraled ever downwards from there!

Only keep our membership for Lauder!

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When I looked into things, the C&CC club is half the size of the C&MC - half the number of members, half the number of club sites and half the number of CL/CS 5-van sites - but in those parts of the UK where C&MC club sites and CLs are sparse, they are as well in C&CC - so no point being in both IMO.

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