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Post by Bobskate Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:00 pm

I wanted to book a C&MC site for Friday/Saturday nights this weekend. Looking at the website it was fully booked on the Saturday. I have heard that if you phone the sites direct they often have better availability. I have never quite believed this...one of those urban (camping) myths. But it’s true! I phoned up and had a choice of several. A happy bunny.
Oh and before I put the phone down a confirmation email pinged on my iPad. Impressed.
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Post by FreelanderUK Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:41 pm

You lucky the site I wanted won’t even answer the phone

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Post by breakaleg Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:23 am

We have tried several sites recently and have been told to either use the app or telephone central booking even for a one night booking.
The wardens say, it is because of all the additional cleaning that is required.
I would sooner book directly with the site.
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Post by Bobskate Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:27 am

Really. As I say mine was with C&MC and they could not have been more helpful.
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Post by breakaleg Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:16 pm

well the message is on the answerphone, perhaps you were luck and someone picked up.?
One I managed to book directly but they didn't have a toilet block so I guess the extra cleaning didn't count. lol
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Post by roli Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:39 pm

We are almost at the end of 4 weeks in the East of Scotland all on club (both major) sites and all were booked at short notice On all the sites the wardens were helpful but I think the C&MC have the toilet issue sorted better. A while since we went on so many club sites but the C&CC have the free WiFi sorted much better than the CMC who on some sites WiFi is free and you are expected to pay on others
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Post by merv Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:07 pm

We were at Stover the weekend before last next pitch to a young couple who were travelling without having booked in advance.  The site was full and they said they were only able to book an odd night here and there in the south of England.
We'd stayed two nights at Broadway and two at Cheddar on the way down and both were heaving.
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Post by Paulmold Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:32 pm

I thought all stays have to be pre-booked (although that can be right up to the day if arrival) under current rules and you can't just turn up on spec. Even C&CC THS's have to be pre-booked.

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Post by Bobskate Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:05 pm

Didn’t know about THS booking. I checked with one a few weeks ago to see if it was still on and subsequently turned up. However they were very strict on CV precautions.
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Post by merv Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:11 pm

My post is misleading, I realise... they were trying to book, not simply turn up, but with very short notice.  
We had booked before July 4th.
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Post by Paulmold Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:16 pm

Quote from Out & About...
"Campers should book in advance of their visit to ensure they have a pitch...."

Most listings for THS's do say 'up to day of arrival' so simply phone ahead. We did last week when wanting a one night stay on return from Berwick with two THS's to choose from.

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Post by Askit Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:26 pm

I got a nice card today from the CCC offering up to 25% discount on site bookings during........eh.....September snigger Better get my skates on then.

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