TOP 100 REGULAR Bron Derw scooped top honours for its Certified Location – five-pitch campsite – at the Caravan Club’s annual CL awards.


House of Commons Members’ Dining Room was the setting for the ceremony

held on 19 November 2012 and presided over by David Amess MP for

Southend West.

The CL, in Llanrwst, Snowdonia, was voted the

best by the Caravan Club’s one million members, fighting off

competition from 2,500 small, privately owned, informal sites that make

up the Club’s CL network.

Bron Derw

owners John and Beryl Edwards received their award from John

Whittingdale MP, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select

Committee. Also receiving awards were Philip and Claire Hindmoor in

second place for their Crofton Hall CL in Thursby, Carlisle, and Glynn and Val Wiggins for their Old Granary CL in York.

Bron Derw


The CL (above) at Bron Derw (

is open all year and won accolades for John and Beryl Edwards in 2010.

Bron Derw was initially a dairy farm before taking in caravans for

storage. An architect paid for the storage of his caravan by drawing up

plans for a site. Since then, the site business has gone from strength

to strength. The CL has hardstandings and, as well as the requisite

fresh water supply and waste disposal services, provides hook-up,

digital TV and Wi-Fi connections and a heated washblock.

Philip and Claire Hindmore have been running Crofton Hall CL (below)

since 2009. The CL is set within the old estate walls of Crofton Hall

and each pitch has power and water supply. A washblock is located just

outside the walled garden and there is a toy and book library. The CL’s

website,, helpfully describes the aspect of each pitch, so you can pick the one you want subject to availability.


Crofton Hall




Glynn and Val Wiggins have run Old Granary CL

(, for just three years. The adults-only

site, which is open from March to November, has the added attraction of

various animals, which include Nubian goats, alpacas, donkeys and

rare-breed pigs as well as horses and ponies.

Old Granary CL



All CL sites are open to Caravan Club members only.


Claudia Dowell

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