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Canalside campsites

The philosophy is simple: less is more. It's the sounds, smells and sights that make camping and caravanning on the waterside so special.
Unravel your home for the night. What you get is the freedom of the outdoors and the luxury of a bivvy supper under the stars... and an early dawn start tomorrow.
Whether you pitch a tent and explore circular walks from base camp, backpack with a tent from A to B, arrive and depart by car & caravan or motorhome, canalside campsites can be the most flexible and chilled way to explore the waterways.
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Haywood Park Farm   -  01889 882736   -  Shugborough Estate, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XA   Google Maps Icon

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal 
Part of the Shugborough Estate near Great Haywood Junction. Caravan Club Site.

Wharf Inn   -  01295 770332   -  Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, CV47 2FE   Google Maps Icon

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Oxford Canal  Wheelchair Accessible LocationAccommodation Available
Canalside at wharf by bridge 136. B&B and camping available.

Gamlins Farm Caravan Park Pennant RatingPennant RatingPennant Rating  -  01823 672859   -  Greenham, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0LZ   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Western Canal  Dog Friendly
Short walk from canal end

Braunston Marina Caravan Club Site   -  01788 891373   -  The Wharf, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JH   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands) 

Black Lion   -  01782 550294   -  Consall Forge Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 0AJ   Google Maps Icon

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Caldon Canal 
Overlooking the canal and steam railway. Camping available

Alison House Hotel Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01629 822211   -  Intake Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RH   Google Maps Icon

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Cromford Canal  Dog Friendly
Built by the Arkwright Family. Set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Camping available

Birchwood Farm Caravan & Camping Park   -  01629 822280   -  Wirksworth Road, Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, DE4 5HS   Google Maps Icon

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Cromford Canal 
Short walk from High Peak Junction on the canal

Golden Valley Caravan & Camping Park   -  01773 513881   -  Coach Road Golden Valley, Near Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4ES   Google Maps Icon

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Cromford Canal 

Glencote Caravan Park Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01538 360745   -  Station Road Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7EE   Google Maps Icon

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Caldon Canal  Wheelchair Accessible LocationDog FriendlyEco-Friendly / Green Business
Canalside near bridge 44

The Wharf Caravan Park   -  01630 661226   -  Wharf Tavern Goldstone, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 2LP   Google Maps Icon

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Shropshire Union Canal  Dog Friendly
Canalside with moorings.

Heyford Leys Camping Park   -  01869 221665   -  Camp Road Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5LX   Google Maps Icon

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Oxford Canal 
Approx 1 mile from the canal
Distances are calculated as a straight line from point to point and thus do not represent distance of travel.
Coolcanals Guides Ltd are not responsible for the content of websites to which we link, and being listed in our directory should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.
Canalside Campsites Near Cromford, Alfreton, Leek, Market Drayton & Bicester.

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