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Post by Paulmold Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:07 am

We've often complained about club site prices but this takes the biscuit.
Just had notification that CAMC site at Cayton Village near Scarborough is to open early following redevelopment. Ok so they are giving 30% off until 15th September when facilities open but looking at their normal prices , 2 adults in September will cost £31 , yes September £31. It drops to £26 for a couple of weeks in October then back to £31 for half term. I then checked for high season next year and from end July to end of August it will cost £39 per night.
I know someone who definitely won't be going there - me!

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Post by Peter Brown Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:23 am

Just booked 7 nights at Southport for mid September £27 per night and we don't use facility block. It will drop when vat reduction is applied on payment. It was about the only place we fancied going that we could actually make a booking so hobsons choice.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:58 am

Peter Brown wrote:Just booked 7 nights at Southport for mid September £27 per night and we don't use facility block.  It will drop when vat reduction is applied on payment. It was about the only place we fancied going that we could actually make a booking so hobsons choice.
Enjoy Southport Peter, we did last year, intended to go and see the Iron men on the beach, didn't make it.
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Post by rgermain Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 pm

No wonder Councils are complaining about wild campers!

CL,s still give good value, shame you cannot book online, or can you?
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Post by Peter Brown Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:37 pm

We've done a few rallies in the adjacent park so have visited the iron men and last year the Liver Building but still a nice place to visit.
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Post by nuevoboy Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:16 pm

I agree with Paul that the prices are getting somewhat out of hand.
We were paying over £30 at Pembrey a couple of years ago, even late autumn.

We were due to go to Southport last September but nuevogirl's hip op put paid to that.
We had thought of going there this September but we think we'll now avoid the North West this year.
Hopefully the "Iron Men" quoted won't have rusted away completely by the time we get there.
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Post by Askit Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 pm

There's no doubt that they are trying to make up their shortfall in takings by "profiteering" on the lack of vacant pitches around the country. Several sites that are usually struggling to attract campers are showing full signs. Guess they reckon they'll get the money in a sellers market shrugg

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Post by JandJ Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:30 pm

Quite agree with you there Paul. We've noticed quite a few sites now charging crazy prices, like you we will not be using them.

Even noticed some tent camp sites getting very expensive - I wonder if it's because large numbers of people now expect swish facilities and even electric hook-up for tents. The glamping craze has a lot to answer for and perhaps  the popularity of Pods has made them realise they don't really like the outdoors.

Last weekend we witnessed a campsite owner refunding someone's fees as they were so disillusioned with the weather. Owner was probably trying to avoid a grumpy review.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:49 pm

I don't know the site prices in and around Bridington, however dozens of vans and caravans are invading the official coach park in town , rubbish and smokey BBQs all over the coach park, Locals are complaining, Police don't seem to be interested??
Slightly of topic ,sorry.
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Post by jetty Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:28 pm

Our experience last week

Sunday. Port Arthur CL near Knaresborough...£18..excellent

Mon/Tues. North Yorks Moors CMC site ..£31 combined..no toilet block but did not want it. Site full

Wed Scarborough West Ayrton  CMC site..£28..near full
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Post by Tintent116 Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:15 pm

Paulmold wrote:We've often complained about club site prices but this takes the biscuit.
Just had notification that CAMC site at Cayton Village near Scarborough is to open early following redevelopment. Ok so they are giving 30% off until 15th September when facilities open but looking at their normal prices , 2 adults in September will cost £31 , yes September £31. It drops to £26 for a couple of weeks in October then back to £31 for half term. I then checked for high season next year and from end July to end of August it will cost £39 per night.
I know someone who definitely won't be going there - me!

We are booked on the Troutbeck Head CAMC site next Sunday, standard pitch, not serviced, 2 Adults ( members) £36.20 a night.

It's not even as good as the other clubs site where you can walk into town.

But the site is showing full so obviously priced either correctly or too cheaply ...!!
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Post by rgermain Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:14 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:I don't know the site prices in and around Bridington, however dozens of vans and caravans are invading the official coach park in town , rubbish and smokey BBQs all over the coach park, Locals are complaining, Police don't seem to be interested??
Slightly of topic ,sorry.
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Same here, Hayling Beach out of control
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Post by roli Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:02 am

We normally stick to CLs etc but this year, start this week at Bowness CCC site, followed by the ASOC Rally at Whitby then 7 club sites in Scotland in Sept. The C&MC sites work out a bit cheaper as we got the discount vouchers
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Post by Paulmold Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:33 am

roli wrote:We normally stick to CLs etc but this year, start this week at Bowness CCC site, followed by the ASOC Rally at Whitby then 7 club sites in Scotland in Sept. The C&MC sites work out a bit cheaper as we got the discount vouchers
We go to Bowness CCC beginning September, have to send gift vouchers to their head office at least ten days prior which is a pain compared with the CAMC procedures, and then over to N.E to three CAMC sites, like you got the voucher offer.

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Post by roli Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:14 pm

On the way upto Scotland in September we are stopping off in the NE at Stockton C&MC site (our old stamping ground)
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Post by Paulmold Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:24 pm

We are doing Old Hartley, River Breamish and Berwick.
Don't go spending too much in that shopping centre at Stockton.

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Post by roli Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:21 pm

I tended to prefer Middlesbrough for shopping but that said it’s a few years since we were in Stockton High Street
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Post by Paulmold Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:41 pm

roli wrote:I tended to prefer Middlesbrough for shopping but that said it’s a few years since we were in Stockton High Street
I was referring to the retail park just over the A66...
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Post by OldWomble Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:32 pm

We have just cancelled our CAMC DD simply because of their absurd prices. Most sites around here are over £30 a night. So much for the benefit of the members!

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Post by roli Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:01 am

Do take into consideration they reduce VAT when you pay. One commercial site in Scotland didn’t want to says it covers increased operational costs hence we didn’t go
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Post by rgermain Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:06 am

OldWomble wrote:We have just cancelled our CAMC DD simply because of their absurd prices. Most sites around here are over £30 a night. So much for the benefit of the members!
But you loose the CL sites, if you ever used them.

Just back from Trigon CL in Wareham, £11 a night, was nice and quite smile!, but wet and windy, not their fault.
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Post by MelB Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:50 am

I use C&CC CL and THS sites often and join many of their rallies. Prices this year have remained reasonable and this is from a Yorkshire man who knows how to save his pennies. Tempted also to book an Haven Holiday touring site. Many places to choose from and prices are very low for this time of year.
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Post by OldWomble Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:30 pm

rgermain wrote:
OldWomble wrote:We have just cancelled our CAMC DD simply because of their absurd prices. Most sites around here are over £30 a night. So much for the benefit of the members!
But you loose the CL sites, if you ever used them.

Just back from Trigon CL in Wareham, £11 a night, was nice and quite smile!, but wet and windy, not their fault.
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We did use them but even some of them want £25/night now. Sticking with the C&CC far more realistic prices!
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Post by OldWomble Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:38 pm

rgermain wrote:No wonder Councils are complaining about wild campers!

CL,s still give good value, shame you cannot book online, or can you?
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I don’t know why Councils are complaining because it’s their own damm fault. I could name 10 places in my district (Arun) where they could provide Aires at no or very little cost, bring people into the area and make money from it. But, like all Councils in UK, they don’t want to know!
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Post by Traficlady Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:39 pm

We’ve used the Search for Sites app a lot this year for four weeks in Scotland and have found some lovely little sites.

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