The annual Best Certificated Site awards have been revealed by The Camping and Caravanning Club.

The awards are made up of five categories: Best Friendly Club Welcome, Best New Site, Best Hideaway, Best CS for Families and Best Facilities.

This year’s winner topped not one, but two of those categories, as well as the overall Best Certificated Site 2019 gong.

And the winner is: Colman’s of Aysgarth, a 2-acre site overlooking Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, in the north east of England.

Owners Clare and Matt Colman opened the site in 2016, and provide excellent facilities such as a clean, modern shower block. The site has stunning views over Wensleydale, and is within walking distance of local pubs and a shop.

Of the award, Clare said “We’re thrilled to have won this award. We set up our site with no other aim than to open up our land for others to enjoy – I’m chuffed to bits.”

Category winners of the Best Certificated Site awards

In the other categories there are more great CSs:

Best CS: Colman’s of Aysgarth

Best Friendly Welcome: Colman’s of Aysgarth

Best CS for Families: Colman’s of Aysgarth

Best New CS: Whitehall Farm

Best Hideaway CS: The Osiers

Best Facilities CS: Castle Camping

The Certificated Sites scheme, run by The Camping and Caravanning Club exclusively for its’ members, is made up of approximately 1300 small campsites with prices starting from £10 per night.

You can find out more and vote for next years’ winning CS at

If you’re looking for post-lockdown travel inspiration, don’t forget to check our Top 100 Sites Guide, with our 2020 Top 100 Sites Guide now ready to download and various Travel Guides, plus we’ve got features like dog-friendly caravan parks and 10 top sites for the best fish and chips.

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