Mountain campsites in Charnwood Forest

Easily reached from major Midlands towns, Charnwood’s walks, narrowboating, and camping attract.

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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

153 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, England
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey
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Hamperley Hideaways

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Church Stretton, England
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos
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Fieldhead Campsite

29 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Derbyshire, East Midlands
Popular hikers' campsite at the start of the Pennine Way and the foot of Kinder Scout, right next to a small visitor centre
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Spring Field Dark Skies Campsite

22 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Shrewsbury, England
2024 opening May 1st. Book early...... Certified secluded campsite, blessed with amazing views over the surrounding Shropshire Hills AONB. Watch Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels soaring overhead and Sparrow Hawks flashing by. The Owls are very active here at night. We are in a "Dark Skies" area so star watching is a must. Dont miss the Bluebell woodland walk adjacent to the site. Best in late March - April We are an "Eco Friendly Site" and generate our electricity from Solar PV. Our 180ft deep aquifer spring water supplies all our water. All site waste is certified "Zero to Landfill". Waste Water passes through a living reed-bed filter complex so we don't pollute ground water or local environment. The grass you camp on is cut with lawn mowers running on Green HVO fuel generates 90% less Co2 and 30% less Nox2 pollution and is a fully renewable resource. The fields are open plan pitches and you can generally choose your preferred spot. Families and children very welcome. Some pitches may need levelling chocks! Two dogs max per booked pitch please. NEW NEW March 24! Bookable All Weather Hard Standing areas with easy access. Flushing clean toilet pods and sinks with hot water but no showers yet. (were working on it) Large washing sinks. Disposal for Elsan chemicals and Grey water. Drive on service Aire for Motorhomes. Fresh water and many Solar Generated Eco 6A and 16A points around the field. FREE WiFi and high speed broadband over the site. The entire site may be booked for private parties end events (even when closed in winter) The fields are surrounded by other farms with livestock so your dog MUST be on a short lead at all times please. Small Touring Caravans up to 6mtrs accepted. Must be towed by 4x4 vehicle.
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Llangollen Shepherds Huts

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Llangollen, Wales
Bespoke Award winning hand built Traditional Shepherds Huts with full amenities Hot Tub and log burners . Private parking views and easy access 8 minutes walk into Historic Town of Llangollen with it’s restaurants and pubs. Local activity centres can provide most adventures you can think of Blodwen Hut 3 is our only dog friendly Shepherds Hut.
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Broadmeadow Glamping

3 units · Glamping12 acres · Hereford, Herefordshire, West Midlands
A quaint wooden cabin, tucked away on a Herefordshire farm. Perfect for a romantic glamping retreat or year-round family getaways.
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Peak Glamping Hideaway

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Staffordshire, West Midlands
Glamping literally reaches new heights in the Peak District National Park
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Newcourt Farm Campsite

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Brecon, Wales
Old-school camping with incredible views in the Brecon Beacons
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Gollin Farm Shepherds Hut

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Cosy and romantic shepherd's hut glamping in the heart, and at the highest heights, of the Peak District National Park
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Upper Hurst Farm

1 unit · Glamping8 acres · Dovedale, England
Well-placed Peak District camping near the Manifold Way and Tissington Trail, with a luxury yurt and hot tub in a private space
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Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts

2 units · Glamping400 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Romantic en-suite shepherds huts on a riverside farm in the Peak District National Park.
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Eden's Nook

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Welshpool, Wales
The most welcoming camping park in the heart of the Welsh Countryside. Forest View is situated 9 miles from the Town of Llanfyllin and 3 miles from Lake Vyrnwy. We are nestled next to the Dyfnant Forest and offer superb views and access to the Welsh countryside Eden's Kitchen Serves Breakfast 8am to 11am
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Mountain campsites in Charnwood Forest guide

Overview

This surprisingly wild, craggy, and forested area of countryside sits roughly between Leicester, Loughborough, and Coalville. It encompasses several popular outdoor spaces including Bradgate Park and parts of Middle England’s major reforestation project, the National Forest. Take a walk in Bradgate Park, try your hand at narrowboating, or relax at a waterside country pub on the Grand Union Canal, then visit historic spots like the Battle of Bosworth Field battle site. The region’s best camping is around the parish of Quorn, where pitching places include Broome Island—only accessible by boat.

Where to go

Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood

The big go-to outdoor playground for citizens of Leicester, Bradgate Park is a delightful old deer park and a montage of moors, crags, and woods seeming more similar to the Peak District than to the suburb-adjacent country park it is. Come to walk, explore wildlife-reclaimed industrial land, bird-watch in Swithland Woods, and visit the former home of Lady Jane Grey, Britain’s shortest-reigning monarch.

Moira & The National Forest

The area around Moira was heavily scarred by its former coal mining industry, which was why it was chosen as the location for the National Forest. This major reforestation project straddles parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Staffordshire, combining existing old-growth forest with newer plantations, and has rejuvenated the area as an outdoor destination for walkers, cyclists, and horse-riders. Ex-mining village Moira now hosts the National Forest Discovery Centre, some restored mining attractions, and camping options nearby.

Ashby Canal

The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal links Leicestershire’s Moira and Warwickshire’s Bedworth, with the section between Bedworth and Snarestone navigable. Interesting sights along its course include the Battlefield Line heritage railway between Shackerstone and Shenton, plus the Bosworth Field battle site. The canal winds close to several campsites catering to tent campers, caravanners, and glampers.

Grand Union Canal

The UK’s longest canal brushes the northeast of Charnwood Forest at villages like Mountsorrel and nearby Sileby, with its convenient railway station. The 137-mile waterway, connecting Birmingham and London, is full of surprises, showing off a greener, quieter side to the big towns it passes through and crossing some pretty countryside too. Narrowboat, walk, or cycle the towpath, visit idyllic canal-side pubs and camp at unique waterside sites like Broome Island near Quorn—accessible only by boat.

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