What's your new years resolution?

03/01/2014

Perhaps you feel that you didn't take the 'van out much last year and deserve a few more caravanning holidays? Maybe you are feeling adventurous and would like to holiday in hotter, sunnier locations? Or are you interested in beginning some new hobbies or activities, be it fishing or walking?

Whatever your new year goals may be, your Club is here to help whenever you need us.

Staying fit and active

Cycling

Around half of all Club sites are located within a mile of a National Cycle Network Route, and many more being within five miles, so there's bound to be a great route for you to explore from your holiday destination. You can even plot, save and share your favourite routes using the Sustrans free, online mapping facility. Find out more on the partnership between The Club and Sustrans...

To find a site that's near to a cycle route, you can filter your results by ticking 'Within 5 Miles of National Cycle Network' when you search and book.

Walks and hiking

If you enjoy walking and hiking or would like to explore more of the great outdoors, we have some sites situated in stunning locations and next to beautiful and captivating countryside. May we recommend:

  • Moreton-in-Marsh Club site in Gloucestershire, is set within woodland nestled in the heart of beautiful Cotswold countryside.
  • The Firs Club site in Derbyshire, is a tranquil site with breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and a popular touring base for the Peak District.
  • Lower Wensleydale Club site in the Yorkshire Dales, is set within the hollow of a disused quarry that is now overrun with a vast array of wild flowers and mosses. It offers superb scenic views and rewarding explorations.
  • New Forest Club Centenary site in Hampshire (and originally part of a Second World War airfield) is just 3 miles away from the village of Bransgore, situated near to the New Forest National Park.
  • Merrose Farm Club site in Cornwall, is set in open parkland with good views of the surrounding countryside and conveniently close to a scenic coastal path for you to explore.

Recommended dog walks

We have some lovely spots to take your dogs for walks on site and nearby. Here are just a few popular choices, as suggested by fellow members:

  • High Onn Club site situated on Staffordshire farmland, is a large expanse of open and wooded countryside with an extensive private dog walking area covered by trees and abandoned RAF barracks - perfect for snooping and discovery.
  • Ferry Meadows Club site in Cambridgeshire has excellent cycling trails, superb parkland and lakeside walks for you and your four legged friends to explore.

...As recommended by our members - read the Club Together Dog Walks discussion

Fitness hubs and sporting activities

Several of our sites are bustling with activities as well as being perfectly situated next to sporting and fitness facilities.

We recommend:

  • Forfar Lochside Club site is set within Forfar Loch Country Park and is adjacent to a splendid children's play area, tennis courts, pitch and putt, crazy golf, football pitches and a leisure centre which offers an excellent range of indoor facilities including squash courts and a fully equipped fitness suite.
  • Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Club site is situated on the coast of the historic Kincardineshire harbour. An art deco open-air Olympic sized swimming pool is within walking distance of the site and there is a leisure centre in the adjacent village of Cowie.
  • Grafham Water Club site in Cambridgeshire is ideal for those who like some energetic fun, cycling, horse riding, tennis, golf and carting are just some of the activities near the caravan site to keep you entertained.
  • Carsington Water Club site in Derbyshire is a mere 15 minutes walk to a selection of leisure facilities including fishing, sailing, windsurfing and a children's playground. The caravan site is also an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful scenery of Dovedale.
  • Looe Club site in Cornwall has a heated open-air swimming pool (end May-mid Sep), tennis court, crazy golf and ball game area to keep everyone busy through the summertime.

Time to relax

Peaceful sites

We have a number of peaceful sites dotted all over the country, found mostly in rural locations, so they're perfect for relaxing breaks exploring the local countryside and attractions. Many of our peaceful sites are great value for money and start from £12 a night.

Our CL network

Certificated Locations (CLs) are little caravan sites that only hold up to 5 'vans at a time and are exclusive to Carqavan Club members. We have over 2,500 Cls situated all over the United Kingdom, offering picturesque rural settings and a relaxed atmosphere.

Search for a CL

Take the 'van abroad

If you are completely new to touring overseas, we have some excellent first time abroad information that will help you find answers to all of your questions.

We also have some fantastic first time abroad tours:

First Time Abroad - Normandy

Enjoy day trips discovering the region as well as group meals and free time to explore the sights at your own pace.

First Time Abroad - Netherlands

Explore the delights that Holland offers, including the vibrant city of Amsterdam, whilst staying at the natural, peaceful Koningshof.

First Time Abroad - Calais

Sail to the popular region of Nord-Pas de Calais on this 9 night holiday. Enjoy your surroundings at your own pace.

If you are in need of inspiration, take a look through our Continental Caravanning brochure at all of the wonderful sites and tours we offer. 

Engage more with the Club community

Join a centre

Become a part of a centre and get to know fellow Club members at gatherings and events. Held over a weekend or longer, you can do as little or as much as you like. Maybe take advantage of the local countryside, visit a stately home or local attraction, or join in a sporting activity. Perhaps you'd prefer to just sit comfortably and relax; it's your choice. You can pursue your interests as well as spend time with likeminded caravanners.

There are 70 Centres throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and they are the core of The Club community. See what your local centre has to offer.

Join a centre

Interact online with Club Together

Join in with our online caravanning community Club Together. You can write site reviews, create stories and contribute to discussions on your chosen caravanning topics and experiences.

If you are yet to make a first post, you could start by introducing yourself in Club Together. There is a whole section with many discussions running where you can greet fellow contributors and champions.

Introduce yourself

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