Champing™ 2018 is now open for bookings!

12 Jan 2018

The innovative Champing™ (church camping) concept, devised by CCT continues to go from strength to strength following a record-breaking season in 2017! This year there are 16 new sites across England in addition to the very popular 11 sites from last year.

Some of the new sites include the remote St Peter’s Wolfhamcote, Warwickshire, also known as ‘The church that refused to die’ – the building is all that remains on the site of a deserted medieval village, the ghostly bumps of which can still be seen in the surrounding fields.

There is also an amazing literary connection in the form of St James’ Church, Cooling in Kent. Charles Dickens used the churchyard of St James’ as his inspiration in the opening chapter of Great Expectations, where the hero Pip meets Magwitch the convict. Here, you can find what have become known as 'Pip's Graves' that Dickens describes as "little stone lozenges each about a foot and a half long, which were arranged in a neat row beside their [parents'] graves".

For Champers looking for something cosy, then there’s St Andrew’s Church, Rollestone in Wiltshire. This tiny church, once owned by the Knights Hospitaller, sits nestled in a churchyard overlooking the River Till and is the perfect cosy getaway for two. The surrounding area is steeped in ancient history and St Andrew’s is only four miles from the World Heritage site of Stonehenge – a perfect stop off for history-lovers!

In addition to these, highlights, the CCT has opened up new sites in North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, Essex, Leicestershire, Somerset, Devon & West Sussex.

Breaks start at £49 per person and there is also a special 10% off on all Champing™ breaks booked before 1st March 2018. Champing™ can be booked online via www.champing.co.uk