The National Camping And Caravanning Week
Become more active and celebrate National Camping And Caravanning Week whats not to love
Friday, 11, May 2018 11:39
By William Coleman
With the National Camping and Caravanning Week almost upon us we have some news and info on what is coming your way. Running from Monday the 28th of May to June 3rd the Camping and Caravanning Club have joined forces with the British Mountaineering Council (MBC) to help get the nation more active and embrace outdoors through walking and camping.
This year the event is taking place at the end of May to coincide with the late May Bank Holiday. For those who may not know, the annual event in the Camping and Caravanning Club's celebration of all this outdoors and camping.
When you are on your holiday, camping or touring, you are always walking around finding new things to see and do. So it is no surprise that walking is considered the number one activity for campers and caravaners. By teaming up with the BMC, the Club wants to highlight vital footpath repair work needed in the UK's 15 National Parks. The BMC's Mend Our Mountains campaign aims to raise £1 Million for repairs.
Julia Bradbury, TV presenter and President of The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: "National Camping and Caravanning Week is a week-long celebration of the great outdoors through camping in all its forms. I'm really excited to be involved in this year's event, especially given its walking theme - camping is a fabulous way to enjoy a gentle countryside stroll or a big mountain hike - and everything else in between. It's time to get the tent out of the garage, lace up your walking boots and go camping. I hope the nation joins us - even if it's for the first time."
As part of the efforts to raise awareness of both National Camping and Caravanning Week and the BMC's Mend Our Mountains campaign, plans are also underway to illuminate the Great Ridge in the Peak District at night in May, with Julia Bradbury at the forefront. The spectacular 'Great Ridge Light Night' is being led by the BMC and will involve hundreds of volunteers illuminating the landmark by torchlight, which includes headtorches sponsored by outdoor brands Robens and Vango.
This annual event is always something to look forward to. What I enjoy about it the most is that the event brings so much attention to our industry along with a lot more people. The more people that buy into touring holidays is exactly what we all need. Over the past 2 years we have seen a huge influx of newcomers to our community, so the more the merrier.