Free Wi-Fi is now available at more than 85% of Club Sites across the UK, and coverage and range has been extended at 29 Club Sites over the winter season.
The average Wi-Fi speed at the majority of Club Sites should, under usual circumstances, be perfect to shop online, search and book campsites or check emails and social media.
Bob Hill, Sites Director at The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “We’ve invested in our on-site Wi-Fi over the winter in response to feedback from our members, who increasingly want to stay connected during their stay.
“While we’re big advocates for disconnecting from technology when enjoying the great outdoors, we understand that sometimes a quick check of the emails or the ability to plan an onward journey can help make life a little easier.”
The Club has invested more than £500,000 in extending Wi-Fi coverage in recent months. Campers staying at Club Sites open year round, including Oxford and Canterbury will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi from today and free Wi-Fi will be available at other Sites as they open in the coming weeks.
Coverage and speed
Their Wi-Fi coverage typically extends 50-100 metres from the antenna. The speed of the connection is dependent upon the distance to the local exchange from the site and the number of users trying to access the service at the same time.
While their Wi-Fi is free and available across multiple Club sites, they state that your experience of the speed and strength may differ due to some of their rural locations. They recommend that for this reason, downloading television shows or films will sometimes be a struggle. If you like to watch programs while away, they advise downloading them at home and have them ready to watch when you’re on site.
With the exception of the Sites mentioned below, all of their Club Sites have free Wi-Fi, making it a convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family and check travel information. Some of their sites offer independent Wi-Fi through different providers at an additional cost, so check with the site reception to arrange access. These sites include:
- Cheddar Mendip Heights
There are also 5 sites that do not offer Wi-Fi access which include:
Corfe Castle, Crowden, Glencoe, Speyside by Craigellachie and West Runton.
Please note their Wyeside Club Site only has Wi-Fi surrounding the Holiday Homes; Wi-Fi is not available on the touring pitches.
For more information about Wi-Fi access on Club Sites visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk