THE WORLD'S oldest camping club will be reopening the gates to its refurbished site in Bowness this summer.

Work is currently taking place at Bowness-on-Windermere Camping and Caravanning Club site as part of a revamp of two of its sites, costing in excess of £2.5 million, and is available for bookings now from August 29.

Nicola Simpson, the Club's Director of Marketing and Insight, said:

"We're really looking forward to welcoming campers to both our Chertsey and Bowness on Windermere sites, which have received a lot of care and attention in recent months. 

The Bowness site has benefited from fresh investment after the Club entered a new 25-year lease agreement with South Lakeland District Council.

New additions include hard standing pitches, an extension to the facility block with the construction of new walls and the laying of new flooring, a new reception building, a fully private and enclosed wash and shower room in both the male and female facility blocks, and a hot water enclosed dog wash facility.

Nicola added: "As a membership organisation we remain committed to reinvesting any profits from our campsite operation back into our network, so the quality of our campsites remains excellent and that we continue to provide our campers with enjoyable and memorable holidays."

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