Sustainability and Green Tourism

Near Yellowcraig Club Campsite by member Eric Ness

Sustainability and Green Tourism

at the Caravan and Motorhome Club

Sustainable Tourism takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is committed to continuous improvement of its environmental, social and economic activities, and those of its members, whilst touring with the Club. Through our vision of 'helping you get more from the great outdoors', we strive to be a sustainable organisation for current and future members.

Buxton Club Campsite by member Katie Dudley
Scenic picture of green trees, bushes and grass

The Club's Sustainability statement

Our vision and ultimate goals that the Club has for current and future members.

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Scotts View near Melrose Club Campsite by member John Hindmarch

Green Tourism

We are working with Green Tourism to help the Club make greener decisions around our People, Planet and Places.

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Cayton Village by member Fran Vere

We are Gold!

Celebrating the Club’s second year as part of the Green Tourism accreditation scheme, we are delighted to announce that we've been awarded the distinguished Gold award. 

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Photo by member Anne Wilson near Wych Valley CL

Share your wildlife photos

Share your inspirational photos of the nature that surrounds us for a chance to be featured on our website and social media pages.

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What we're doing

Perhams Green Farm CL by member Steven Smith

Smart metering

The Club is trialling Smart metering in 2023 in a bid to drive down electricity consumption at Wyatts Covert Club Campsite.

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Electric vehicle charging

We offer on-pitch hybrid and electric vehicle charging across the majority of our Club campsites.

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Renewable energy

A key focus for the Club to reduce energy consumption.

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Motorhome parked, looking out at a seaview

Club Awards

The Club run a number of awards annually to celebrate the Sustainability initiatives across the Club campsite network.

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Biodiversity on sites

Find out how the Club encourages wildlife on the campsite network.

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Five men standing with shovels

Queen's Green Canopy

The Club are proud to have supported the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative in 2022.

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Store and Tow

Leave your van on site and let the Club tow your van on selected sites in the South West.

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Eco-friendly inspirations

The Peak District by member Kenneth Davies
Lady standing on a rocky ledge looking out across the Peak District - member photo by Kenneth Davies

Explore some inspiring walking holidays

Discover your next walking holiday with these some of these inspiring ideas.

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Get on your bike!

Many of our Club campsites have wonderful cycle routes directly from the site, so get on your bike and explore the local area.

Explore our top sites for cycling
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On-site bike hire from £4

We have a bike hire scheme across 4 Club campsites, so you can enjoy the great outdoors without an engine.

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Boy kayaking on river with Tourer Explorer logo on bottom right hand side

Tourer Explorer activities for kids

We have over 55 Club campsites with family-friendly activities to help turn the kids into nature detectives and outdoor adventurers!

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How to stay Sustainable

Eco-friendly products

Reduce, reuse, recycle and save with some of our Club Shop products. 

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Eco-friendly tips

Tour more sustainably on your next trip with our eco-friendly tips and advice.

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clean air zones signpost

Clean Air Zones

Find out whether the Clean Air Zones could affect your vehicle or outfit.

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Green news

Anne Cameron

Grow it, don't mow it this May!

We will be taking part in “No Mow May” for the second year running on our network of Club campsites!

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Pitch up under the stars

Take time to enjoy and marvel at the beauty and grandeur of the night sky by celebrating International Dark Sky Week.

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Frequently asked questions

Does the Club have a Sustainability Strategy?

The Club published a Sustainability Statement on our website and has partnered with Green Tourism since 2019 to provide a framework and baseline to work from. The Club continues to focus on areas which are highlighted and where we can make a real difference and improvement.

Who is Green Tourism?

Green Tourism are renowned and trusted eco experts who provide guidance on greener ways of operating as well as offering advice to businesses on how to be more sustainable and socially responsible. You can read more about Green Tourism and the guidance they give to us on our dedicated Green Tourism page.

How have Club sites been graded?

Green Tourism uses an assessment framework that looks at the 3 key pillars of People, Planet and Places and breaks these down further to explore areas such as Biodiversity, Diversity and Inclusion and Destinations to grade each site.

All Club campsites have been graded either a Silver or Gold and will display this at reception. East Grinstead offices, Cayton Village, Lady Margaret’s Park and Rowan Park received a Gold accreditation and the rest of the network received Silver. The Club has an action plan to improve further in 2024. To find out more visit our dedicated Green Tourism page.

Will the Club be grading Affiliated Sites, CLs and overseas sites?

Currently the assessment framework is only being used for Club owned and managed sites however some of the key learnings and actions will form part of our best practice and can be shared with Affiliated Sites and CLs, while a number of our overseas campsites work within frameworks in their destination countries.

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