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Find Certificated Location sites

Choose from over 2,100 private sites, exclusively for Club members

More… Certificated Locations than any other UK touring club

If you’re looking for a very special holiday experience, there are over 2,100 small, five-pitch sites, waiting to be found in every corner of the UK. Certificated Locations (CLs) are hidden gems offering picturesque solitude away from the crowds that are exclusively for our members from as little as just £2.50 per night.  

Grassy garden view with paving stones leading up to a cottage
Wide open sandy beach with grassy peninsula and blue sea
The Lomond Hills at Sunset
Coastal path running alongside sea with bright blue skies overhead

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Cilfforch Certificated Location by Shelley Bassett

CL of the Year 2024

The CL of the Year Award recognises the very best sites and rewards hard-working owners who pull out all the stops for members.

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Become part of the UK's largest network of privately owned Certificated Location sites. Our dedicated CLs team are here to help.

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Butterstreet Cove, East Fleet CL site by Nicholas Bryant
Butterstreet Cove at sunset from East Fleet CL site

New Certificated Locations

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Read The Caravan Code

Every member of the Club agrees to observe the following code:

  1. The Caravan

    a. Whether trailer or motorhome it is a vehicle specifically designed for caravanning. Its appearance and colour are appropriate and do not offend public opinion.
    b. It is regularly serviced so that it is safe in all respects when touring on the road, and on site.
  1. On the Road

    a. Selection of trailer caravan and towing vehicle allows adequate performance in line with the Towing Code, namely:

    i: the actual laden weight of the caravan should be kept as low as possible
    and should never normally exceed the kerb weight of the towing vehicle.

    ii: the engine is powerful enough to keep the outfit at a speed, particularly on hills, that does not balk other traffic.

    iii: the caravan is carefully loaded to provide good balance and avoid instability.

    b. The caravan complies with all Road Traffic Acts and other relevant Regulations, in particular that there should be an adequate view to the rear of the caravan.

    c. Where the caravan is a trailer towed by a vehicle, it is insured against third party risks. This must cover not only the caravan when attached to the towing vehicle, but also when detached.

    d. Particular attention is paid to those sections of the Highway Code relevant to trailer caravans.

    i: to cause the minimum inconvenience to other traffic the caravanner observes traffic to his rear and ensures that every opportunity is offered for other vehicles to overtake. This includes the need to always allow space in front of the outfit for faster traffic to pull into with safety (and never to have two or more outfits bunched together) and on narrow roads to pull in and halt at a safe place to allow following traffic to overtake.

    ii: to carry out normal road manoeuvres with increased care to take account of the length of the outfit, the vehicle’s reduced acceleration and its long stopping distances when braking.
    This requires greater anticipation, early signalling of intentions, and a very careful watch of overtaken traffic, particularly cyclists, before pulling in.
  1. On Any Site

    The member:

    a. pitches on private land only with the express permission of the owner;

    b. places the caravan where it will not interfere with the convenience or enjoyment of others;

    c. avoids damage to turf by digging holes only when absolutely necessary and replacing turf where possible and by considerate use of the vehicle;

    d. disposes of any rubbish only by the means provided on the site. If no receptacles are provided, as on some small farm sites, rubbish is taken home for disposal, or to any other recognised disposal point that has space;

    e. for touring other than on sites equipped with toilets will carry his own sanitary equipment (usually chemical closet and approved related fluid) and dispose of the contents only at the point provided for the purpose. If burial is necessary, as perhaps on private property, this will not be done in the vicinity of a watercourse;

    f. allows no waste water from the caravan to foul the ground, ensures that suitable receptacles are connected to the waste pipes to collect the waste, and the receptacles emptied as necessary. In the few instances where no disposal point is provided, minimum fouling is achieved by distributing the water over a considerable area, as along a hedge;

    g. allows neither children nor animals to spoil the enjoyment of others, by keeping them under control;

    h. drives slowly and quietly when on site;

    i. respects the privacy and peace of others at all times by keeping to a minimum mechanical, instrumental or vocal noise;

    j. ensures that any laundry outside the caravan is displayed as discreetly as possible;

    k. keeps the pitch neat and tidy, with no loose equipment outside the caravan beyond what is necessary or appropriate and on departure leaves it as clean as, or cleaner than, it was on arrival; observes the Country Code relating to water cleanliness, fire dangers, litter, public paths, gates, control of dogs, damage to crops, hedges, walls, trees and plants, livestock and wildlife.
  1. General

    At all times, on the road or on site, every caravanner shows courtesy and consideration to all corners so that the goodwill of the general public towards caravanners is maintained and improved.

Top questions

How do I book a CL?

Book your chosen CL directly with the owner by phone, email or on their own website and don’t forget to have your membership number ready. Please note you may be taken to a third-party website to complete your booking. Please don’t phone after 9 pm and try to book in advance, especially during busy periods. If you have any special requirements check before booking that the CL can accommodate these. If you have a large outfit make sure the CL owner knows when you book as the site and its approach roads may not be suitable.

Do CLs charge booking fees?

CL owners may request a deposit or booking fee. This could be non-refundable so we recommend that you confirm any booking/payment conditions with the owner directly.  Please note that the Club will not intervene in the mediation of the return of deposits/fees as it falls within the owner’s discretion as to whether a refund is appropriate. 

The fees shown in the CL entries is the minimum you can expect to pay and may vary throughout the year. Please check the price for your stay dates before booking. CLs have to cope with changing business costs and other increasing outgoings so they may have to put up their prices. Check whether there is an extra charge for any of the site facilities, additional people, pets, awnings etc.

How do I pay for a CL?

Please check with the owner which payment methods they take prior to arrival (note that CLs are unable to accept Site Night vouchers).  When you book, you may be asked to pay upfront so at this stage, it’s important check what the cancellation/refund policy is for that particular CL site. 

What facilities are common on CLs?

All campsites will have drinking water, chemical emptying and dry rubbish disposal. Over 80% of our CLs have electric hook-up, over 900 have some hardstanding pitches and toilets and approximately 540 sites have showers.

When can I arrive/depart from a CL?

Arrange with the CL owner when you expect to arrive. If you are delayed on route, inform the campsite by phoning ahead to avoid losing your pitch or deposit. On arrival, present your membership card and the CL owner will show you where to pitch up. (A 3-metre radius around any part of your outfit needs to be followed for health and safety reasons.) You usually should leave by midday unless agreed otherwise with the CL owner.

Who can stay on a CL?

Club members benefit from exclusive access to the CL network. It’s easy to join online so you’re only a few clicks away from being able to stay on these privately run sites.

CLs are set up to accommodate up to five caravans, motorhomes or trailer-tents at one time. As CL pitches are reserved for touring units, tent camping is unavailable other than in the form of attached caravan awnings, toilet tents or small single-berth pup tents which are regarded as part of the outfit.  Prior arrangement must be sought and additional charges may apply. However, camping is available on selected Club sites.

What can I expect to find on a CL?

CLs are varied compared to Club sites. Some have only basic fresh water and waste disposal, whereas others have full facilities and more. When browsing for a CL, be sure to read the site detail page for further information for that specific site. You may also like to visit first before you book your stay but being privately run, do check with the owners first that this is possible.

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