Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Do you have to be a cycle-camper, backpacker or ultra lightweight to join the ALC? 
A:  Absolutely not!  Although some of the members who come out to meets do indeed like to camp that way, the majority come in their cars.  As long as you camp in a smaller tent you’ll be very welcome.

Q:  How small does my tent have to be?
A:  The ALC constitution defines a lightweight tent as one that is easy transportable.
Have a look at the pictures on the previous meets and in the gallery to see the size difference in the tents our members use.

Q:  I don’t have my own sanitation.  Can I come to your meets?
A:  ALC meets always take place on sites which have sanitation so there is no need to bring your own.  Some members choose to bring their own sanitation, and that’s fine, too.

Q:  How do I pay my meet fees?
A:  Fees are usually collected by the Steward at the meet (cash only, please) but can be paid in advance by BACS into our account.
You can find out what the fees will be by visiting the upcoming Meets page.

Q:  How do I join?
A:  In order to join the ALC you must first be a member of the Camping & Caravanning Club.  You can find details here.

Q:  I am a member of the Camping & Caravanning Club but not a member of the ALC.  Can I come to your meets?
A:  You will be very welcome to come along to one of our meets to try us out.  However, if you are camping in anything other than a lightweight tent it is essential that you first contact the meet steward or the Sites Secretary because sometimes site restrictions apply.

Q:  Why are there no ALC meets in my area?
A:  We aim to hold meets in different parts of the country to allow as many of our members as possible to camp with us. We are trying to spread ourselves around a bit further afield now to get more members out. Let the sites secretary know where you’d like to go and we’ll see if we can arrange it.