Association of Lightweight Campers (ALC)

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The Association of Lightweight Campers
(a Special Interest Section of the Camping and Caravanning Club, Greenfields House, Westwood Way, Coventry, CV4 8JH, Tel: 0845 130 7631)



We have been forced to cancel our Early Birds meet at Devizes Club Site.    One of the Site Managers has telephoned to say the pitches are waterlogged.   More rain, sleet and frost are forecast so conditions are far from ideal for camping.  Maybe you'll manage a cycle ride or a walk instead!


Welcome to the ALC website.  Do browse around to find out what we are about, what we plan to do, and sample tastes of what we have done in the past.  If you can't find what you are looking for, do use the 'Contact us' page to let us know and we will get back to you.

We are a friendly group of members who welcome anyone with a passion for lightweight camping.  (For guidance, the ALC constitution defines a lightweight tent as being no more than 2 metres in height and with a maximum weight in the region of 2.5 kilograms (5.5lbs) plus 1.5 kilograms (3.3lbs) per person in respect of the number of persons for which it has been designed.)

We have members of all ages who camp in a wide variety of small tents.  For example, some people are cycle campers, others simply enjoy getting away from it all by spending a couple of nights close to nature with the option of socialising with kindred spirits.  At our meets you are welcome to get together with others for bike rides, walks, or sharing travellers' tales in the evening.  On the other hand, if you wish to 'do your own thing' no-one will accuse you of being anti-social.  The main focus is to enjoy the simple pleasures of camping in small tents.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Do come back soon to keep up with the latest news and events!

The way we like it - tents well away from vehicles!

A typical ALC coffee morning


All information on this website is provided in good faith - no responsibility accepted for errors or omissions!