CL Site Owners' Website

CholseyGrange replied on 14/01/2021 15:48

Posted on 14/01/2021 15:48

If you are a keen supporter of the CL network you might like to know that there's a dedicated support group for CL owners where they share best practice, information and encourage other landowners to set up new CLs. 

The group liaises with the Club on a regular basis, but like the CLs themeselves, it is entirely independent. The group receives no financial support or direction from the Club.The group was formed in 2014 and now has over 600 members.  Find out more on our website

How you can help: If you are visiting a CL and think they could benefit from advice or support from fellow CL owners, please point them in the direction of the group.  Likewise, if you know someone with a great spot for a new CL, the Owners Group website is a complementary source of information to the Clubs own guide for setting up a CL.

The group is entirely run by volunteers (all CL owners), is free to join and welcomes feedback from CAMC members, especially those with knowledge of the CL network!

Tinwheeler replied on 17/01/2021 10:52

Posted on 17/01/2021 10:38 by

,in others it is very much frowned on

But still carries on

Posted on 17/01/2021 10:52

Yep, come and see the Cornish cliff top car parks😤

JVB66 replied on 17/01/2021 11:00

Posted on 17/01/2021 10:52 by Tinwheeler

Yep, come and see the Cornish cliff top car parks😤

Posted on 17/01/2021 11:00

 I wonder if the legislation that is now being upgraded with ref to illegal camping(travellers?)that enables police to get involved  if parked on private land will have anything  in the "small print?"ref "wild camping?"

JillwithaJay replied on 17/01/2021 11:04

Posted on 17/01/2021 11:04

Can I remind folks that this thread is about supporting the CLs so can we please keep it on topic. If you want to discuss wild camping, please start a new thread.

Thank You.

Takethedogalong replied on 17/01/2021 12:32

Posted on 17/01/2021 12:32

I suspect touring folks who Winter tour like we do are going to be priced off a good few CLs. I have no issue paying for the electric we use, but I am blowed if I am going to subsidise  the huge outfits that sit all day with the heating, water and TV sucking away at the bollard, while we are unhooked and out and about, using our gas to cook with. Sorry, but that’s the blunt view from our perspective. We shall simply go where economy of scale means that the price is a lot cheaper, yet just as nice, on small private Sites. Even in Winter we are off pitch by 10am, back in by 6pm, sometimes later if we eat out. 

harryb replied on 17/01/2021 14:22

Posted on 17/01/2021 14:22

FAO Cholsey Grange

Is it ok for cl's to now erect glamping pods? It would allow relatives to attend.

Takethedogalong replied on 17/01/2021 15:14

Posted on 17/01/2021 15:14

Lots of CLs have alternative accommodation Harry, and very nice provision as well. We use one that has a beautiful garden room, equipped for the less mobile, and my Mum and Sister come away with us. They eat in the MH with us, on the CL, and the owner doesn’t mind if we all sit in the Garden Room either.  Others have pods, yurts, shepherd huts, cottages, even separate tenting areas. It’s quite common now.

JVB66 replied on 17/01/2021 16:45

Posted on 17/01/2021 16:45

As they are private businesses and are self financing ,  If they have room and do not interfere with CL spacings then i would not expect any thing but a curtesy letter to the club advising of what they are doing

Takethedogalong replied on 17/01/2021 17:58

Posted on 17/01/2021 16:26 by harryb

Thanks TTDA

So obviously it's ok with CAMC for the cl owner to do that?

Posted on 17/01/2021 17:58

You would have to ask the CAMC that Harry, but common sense tells me that the CAMC will only be involved in licensing the 5 pitch area that the CL owner decides to use as a CL.

Anything else is surely nothing to do with the Club, but all to do with what the land owner decides to do with their property, and being a regular user of other forms of holiday accommodation, be it tent, hut, pod, B&B, cottage, static van, converted barn or wigwam, I work on the basis that if the owner is advertising it for let, hire to me, they will have the necessary planning and safety permits in place. 

We have used CLs for 30 plus years, and in that time have come across a multitude of set ups from just five pitches in a fenced area, to five pitches plus a small private site adjacent, to a CL and a CS at the same location, to CLs with a pub, CLs with a Leisure Centre adjacent, CLs with canal boats moored up, etc.........

Its the beautiful diversity of what is out there.😁

davetommo replied on 17/01/2021 18:05

Posted on 17/01/2021 08:58 by

That may be true but the investment needed would never be recouped by many caravanners  especially those of our age. I use so little gas it's not worth even thinking about refillable gas and our dependence on EHU even without heating would also require  a considerable spend to ensure our dinner got cookedundecided

Posted on 17/01/2021 18:05

If metering became the normal then you might just find it cheaper to go down the safefill route and run your heating off gas. I can imagine just how much it costs in electric to run Alde  heating, as I can get through a 10kg safefill in 4 days using the heating

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