Who are we?
The Ribblesdale area covers parts of Lancashire , Cumbria & North Yorkshire, East of a line Colne-Carnforth, Carlisle to Scottish Border and West of a line Cowling-Nappa and West side of River Ribble to the Scottish Border.
Ribblesdale is an area of the British Caravanners Club, which is a section of the Camping & Caravanning Club, We meet on a regular basis and have a full calendar of weekend meets, five day meets and holiday sites. In the winter months we also have socials often in village halls. We also have some special booked meets such as our Christmas Dinner and New Year Meet at Southport. Please look at the site pages for more details.
With hopes of meeting new friends and, of course, meeting up with existing friends. We try our best to encourage more and more people to join our club, and if you ever decide to camp with us, then please do not hesitate to ask our area chairman or any of the members of our committee for a form with membership details.
We are always hopeful of receiving requests from new members, we all here hope to see all of you out camping sometime in the future!
Once you have joined the BCC you will then be able to choose what section you would like to join.
The programme book this year for 2022 is blue in colour and on the inside cover of the book is a card the same colour of the cover. One half contains a circular disc containing the BCC logo; the other half contains what looks like a form to fill in.
Now don’t groan… it’s just not as bad as all that! If you find yourself camping regularly with Ribblesdale! you may as well reap the benefits by filling this card in and handing it to the chairperson (or any other committee member).
What benefits, I hear you ask? Well I can’t speak for all sections but “putting your card in” with Ribblesdale BCC means you can take advantage of these benefits:
The most important is the right to vote on any motion discussed at the AGM – it is your club; you have a right to in saying how you would like to see it run.
Also, at the AGM, we slave away all afternoon to provide a sumptuous buffet which, as a Ribblesdale member, you get to enjoy free of charge; and maybe even get seconds!
For every 10 meets attended during the weekends you will receive £10 back at the AGM.
Discount to the Christmas Party
Finally, if you come to our Christmas party with your children they get to experience the excitement of meeting Father Christmas in the flesh and receiving a present up to the value of £20 which believe me, is more than worth the £5.00 joining fee! We have also extended that out this year for up to 2 grandchildren to attend with the grandparents.
Join the British Caravanners Club
The British Caravanners Club
The British Caravanners Club (BCC) is a special interest section of the Camping and Caravanning Club.
We are big enough to be a national section and also small enough to be friendly. Each area is run by a committee of its own members, and we always welcome your feedback good or not so good!
Although we may historically be the Touring Caravan Section, we welcome all types of unit from tent to motorhome, as long as you are a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club, you are always more than welcome to visit any of our sections weekend rallies or temporary holiday sites.
To join our section costs a mere £5 on top of the annual club fee. When you join, you receive a programme which lists every BCC section meet of the year and you will also receive copies of our own 'Caravanning' magazine, written by members for members, with photos sent in by campers, news of special upcoming events, and news from the various areas in the BCC.
Every year a special 5-day meet is organised over the August Bank Holiday. During this weekend all the areas come together for the BCC Feast of Lanterns where lights and displays are put up by members, for everyone's enjoyment.
Areas hold weekend and 5 day meets from about March to November (or thereabouts). There are also Temporary Holiday Sites (THS's) in all parts of the country which are run by members, including some which are run by the Counsellors of the BCC for the enjoyment of all members. This gives members a chance to meet and get to know their Counsellors. Several areas hold 'special' meets and events, birthday meets, Christmas & New Year, fun weekends etc.
The BCC has its own technical officer who writes articles in each edition of 'Caravanning' and runs a 'Technical Forum' at the F.O.L. We also have our own Supplies Officer who procures an extensive range and continually varying collection of Regalia that is available to all areas, and via the 'Caravanning' magazine.
There are no extra charges for awnings, pup tents, children or dogs, just a simple fee per unit per night. Some areas charge a fixed cost price throughout the season for their weekend meets, so you know just how much you're going to pay for your weekend.
Children are welcomed and encouraged to camp with the BCC, and some areas have dedicated Youth Officers.
If you wish to join us, or have any questions about the BCC, please contact the steward on site, or any of the Area Chairmen for more information.
If you are not a member of the Camping and Caravanning club, please ask for an application form, and indicate in the space provided that you also wish to be a member of the British Caravanners Club.