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Farmer-led campsite booking app ‘CL Booking’ shortlisted for award

CL Booking

Image: Skybarn Farm at Harvest.

A recently launched campsite booking app, CL Booking, has been shortlisted for the British Farming Awards.

Established by a group of farmers and landowners who own campsites licensed by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, CL Booking provides up-to-date campsite availability for each campsite.

Following its launch in July 2021, it now has more than 17,000 users and has already delivered more than £525K of enquiries to the rural economy.

Nicola Wetherill of Skybarn Farm in Lincolnshire said: “The small five-pitch caravan site we have on our farm is a vital part of our farm diversification.

“Ensuring we get good occupancy and helping campers find a site that suits them was the driving force behind the development of this app.

“We’re delighted that our group has been recognised by being shortlisted for this award.”

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The mobile app and website allows campervan, motorhome and caravan owners to check availability and make a pitch enquiry or book directly.

To book a CL site you need to be a Caravan and Motorhome Club member with a valid membership number.

Ted Howard-Jones, a Buckinghamshire- based farmer said: “So far we have 230 plus sites, most based on farms, across the UK listing their availability in real-time.

“We’re solving a problem for campers looking for a pitch for their caravan or motorhome and for farmers operating or running these sites who are looking to increase their occupancy or fill a cancellation”.

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