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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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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

Globe Inn   -  01530 270272   -  6 Main Street, Snarestone, Leicestershire, DE12 7DB   Google Maps Icon

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Ashby Canal 
Canalside pub with camping

Old Dairy Farm   -  01908 274206   -  Orchard Mill Lane Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, MK17 9BF   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands)  Wheelchair Accessible LocationDog Friendly
Canalside near bridge 102. Open all year.

Swanley House Caravan Club Site   -  01270 524560   -  Swanley Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8QB   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal  Dog Friendly
The canal runs behind the campsite

Cotton Arms   -  01270 780377   -  Cholmondeley Road, Wrenbury, Cheshire, CW5 8HG   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal  Accommodation Available
Canalside near Wrenbury Lift Bridge. Touring and camping site.

Whitchurch Marina   -  01948 662012   -  Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3AA   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal  Dog FriendlyEco-Friendly / Green Business
A small and friendly canalside site with great views - ideal for walking, cycling and fishing.     Whitchurch is just 1 mile away offering small independent shops, supermarkets, pubs, swimming pool and Golf course.  Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester are all close by. Advanced booking is recommended but not always necessary. 

Canal Side Caravan Site   -  01948 663284   -  31 Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4QJ   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal  Dog Friendly
Canalside by bridge 28. Adults only.

Roden View   -  01948 710320   -  Dobsons Bridge, Whixall, Shropshire, SY13 2QL   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal 
Canalside by Dobsons Bridge on the Prees Branch

Jarman Farm   -  01260 252501   -  Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 OHJ   Google Maps Icon

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Macclesfield Canal 
Short walk from the canal. On a working farm. Camping and Caravanning Club.

Newnes Touring Caravan Park   -  01691 624464   -  No. 2 Old Newnes Cottage, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9HH   Google Maps Icon

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Llangollen Canal  Dog Friendly
Short walk from canal. Over 18s only.

Grove Lock Marina   -  01525 377444   -  Grove, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0QU   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (South)  Dog Friendly
Caravan Club CL site. No tents
Distances are calculated as a straight line from point to point and thus do not represent distance of travel.
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