Have you ever thought about pitching up under a glorious, multi-coloured canopy, in a sea of golden leaves? Visit a Camping in the Forest Site and you can do just that!

Experts at the Forestry Commission are predicting a riot of leaf colour this October, so it’s the perfect time to experience camping for the first time, or return for some autumnal fun.

These nine beautiful Camping in the Forest Sites are open this October: Holmsley, Setthorns, Postern Hill, Bracelands, Christchurch, Beddgelert, Cashel, Cobleland and Glenmore.

And there’s plenty to experience in the UK’s woodlands as the Forestry Commission has a number of exciting organised events planned throughout the month. Whether it be guided Nordic walks, forest survival activities or star gazing; there is something for everyone – and they’re all within easy reach of Camping in the Forest Sites.

Camping in the Forest also offers fantastic Ranger activities such as Dusk Watch, Young Explorers, Night Vision and much more.

For more information on the Forestry Commission’s activities, visit: http://forestry.gov.uk/autumn and for guidance on Ranger experiences, visit: http://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/forest-experience/forest-rangers

And holidaymakers can also see what to expect from a Camping in the Forest experience by watching its new video:

Libby Burke, Communications Manager for the Forestry Commission’s South District, said: “Autumn is a fantastic time of year to visit any forest and each has their own special quality. In the New Forest, with its mix of woodlands and heath, the landscape is transformed into muted browns with vibrant shocks of colour as the trees turn golden. You may even spot pigs running free here as they exercise the ancient right of ‘pannage’.

“There are endless opportunities in woodland for enjoying crisp autumn days, whether on foot, by bike or on horseback.”

Bob Hill, Sites Director at The Camping and Caravanning Club, added: “There is so much to experience when staying on a Camping in the Forest Site – particularly during the autumn months as it’s such a picturesque time of the year.

“We hope campers enjoy staying on our campsites and we look forward to continuing to work with the Forestry Commission to offer these unique holiday experiences.”

To book at pitch at any of our Camping in the Forest Sites telephone: 0845 130 8224 or 024 7642 3008 or online; www.campingintheforest.co.uk


For further media information or images, please contact:
Jon Dale, 024 7647 5204, 07748 936464 jon.dale@thefriendlyclub.co.uk  
Kimberley Keay, 024 7647 5224, 07951 153074, Kimberley.keay@thefriendlyclub.co.uk

Notes for editors

1.    Camping in the Forest is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and The Camping and Caravanning Club.

2.    Camping in the Forest operates entirely within the Forestry Commission Estate and provides Camping holidays at stunning locations in England, Scotland and Wales.

3.    www.campingintheforest.co.uk


About Us

The Camping and Caravanning Club is 115-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 16 Camping in the Forest touring sites.