Campsite of the year

Award winning sites in Britain and Ireland

1 February 2012

AA Campsite of the Year Award winners for 2012 have been announced

AA Campsite of the Year Award winners for 2012 have been announced

AA Campsite of the Year Award winners for 2012 have been announced to coincide with the launch of the AA Caravan and Camping Britain and Ireland Guide 2012.

The award winning sites have all shown exceptional quality and attention to detail, making their parks stand out above the rest.  The AA Campsite of the Year Award winners for 2012 are:

Campsite of the Year

  • England and Overall Winner – Ross Park, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Scotland – Skye Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Edinbane, Isle of Skye, Highland
  • Wales – Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Tal-Y-Bont, Gwynedd

Most improved

The Roger Almond* Award for the most improved campsite

Trethem Mill Touring Park, St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall

Regional winners

In addition to the national awards the AA recognises five regional winners.  The Regional AA Campsite of the Year Award winners for 2012 are:

  • South West England – South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Lytchett Minster, Dorset
  • South East England –Tanner Farm Touring Caravan & Camping Park, Marden, Kent
  • Heart of England – Two Mills Touring Park, North Walsham, Norfolk
  • North West England – Riverside Caravan Park, High Bentham, North Yorkshire
  • North East England – St Helen’s Caravan Park, Wykeham, North Yorkshire

Details of all the award-winning sites can be found in the new AA Caravan and Camping Britain and Ireland Guide 2012.  The guide features over 900 annually inspected and rated sites giving details of location, AA Pennant rating, contact details, prices, opening times and a description as well as local information.

I wish to congratulate all our winners who have been awarded in recognition of exceptional quality and attention to detail

David Hancock, editor of the guide

Comment

David Hancock, editor of the guide, commented, "I wish to congratulate all our winners who have been awarded in recognition of exceptional quality and attention to detail across their parks and who are included in a feature in the AA Caravan & Camping Britain and Ireland Guide 2012. The guide also lists local attractions under each location, nearby pubs and restaurants under each site entry. 'Best For' lists to help campers find stunning views or the best parks to go Glamping, the name for posh camping, as well as colourful, fully updated introductions to key destination counties, and a section containing 20 new walks and cycle rides.”

The guide also carries a selection of interesting and informative features on subjects ranging from ‘A weekend in a classic VW Camper Van’, ‘A look at camping technology’ and ‘A day in the life of a campsite inspector’.

The AA also offers the AA Camping Card Scheme for 2012.  With the AA Camping Card, users will qualify for reduced rates at participating sites.  Card holders will simply need to state that they are using an AA Camping Card when they phone to book a site and show the card on arrival.  The types of discounts vary from site to site, details of which will be given when contacting the site.

An AA Camping Card is included in every AA Caravan and Camping Britain and Ireland Guide 2012.

(2 February 2012)

*Award named after Roger Almond, the AA’s Senior Campsite Inspector, with over 20 years of service, who sadly passed away in 2009 following a battle with cancer.