Glamping in North West England with campfires

From cultured cities to idyllic lakelands—there’s plenty to tempt you to England’s North West.

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12 top glamping sites in North West England with campfires

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Moss Rose Campsite

19 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Pilling, Preston, England
We have a family friendly campsite in the heart of Lancashire on our family run farm. Our site is situated in a species rich meadow field with large mown Pitches surrounded by wild flowers and meandering pathways linking the site together. We are surrounded by a young trees & woodland with the back drop of the Pennines. We offer both glamping and traditional non EHU camping on our site and we have lovely hot showers, clean toilet facilities, fresh water point, pot wash area, phone charger lockers, communal freezers and our little honesty shack with all little camping essentials to might need whilst staying with us. We also hire out picnic benches and fire pits to help enhance your camping experience. Our site has close links to the A6 and m6 J33. We are only 13 miles from the Historic city of Lancaster, the Bright lights of Blackpool and the jubilee city of Preston. 4 miles from the first fair trade market town of Garstang and 45 mins into the Lake District. There is also lots of interesting activities to do locally.
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Puddlemire

21 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Kirkby Lonsdale, England
Camping in countryside between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales
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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing& Camping

36 units · Glamping30 acres · Preston, Lancashire, North West England
Lakeside rural tranquility and the 'kiss-me-quick' fun of the seaside – you can have the best of both worlds at Stanley Villa Farm's cute camping pods
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Intake Farm

7 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Alton, Staffordshire, West Midlands
Quirky glamping and nearly wild camping on a farm in Staffordshire
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Treflach Farm

8 units · Glamping, Tents100 acres · Oswestry, Shropshire, West Midlands
Bell tents and a yurt on a regenerative farm in Shropshire
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Oakwood Marina

26 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Cheshire, North West England
Canal-side camping with campfires, set in 30 acres of countryside and with an on-site tea rooms
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Wild conTENTment

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Shropshire, West Midlands
Wild-ish but family-friendly camping and glamping on a canalside farm on the English-Welsh border
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Plas yn Llangoed

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Anglesey, North Wales
Camping pitches and bell tents on Anglesey Island with views across the Menai Strait to the mountains of Snowdonia
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Tipis at Ponty, Greener Camping

11 units · Glamping, Tents6 acres · Powys, Mid Wales
Adults-only, dog-friendly camping and glamping on the Powys and Shropshire borders.
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Tree Tops and Train Tracks

10 units · Glamping, Tents18 acres · Mold, Wales
We live in a 18 acre woodland, in the heart of North East Wales, nestled under the hills of the Clwydian range. In 2018 we bought this woodland, bordered by an old disused railway and old sand quarry. Silent and forgotten, untamed and unloved, we saw a space of diverse trees, native woodland flowers and a flurry of woodland animals that could become something unique. We (Seb, Hannah and our 3 little adventurers) are passionate about people, the great outdoors and creating a sustainable future; living, exploring and having adventures along the way. We are on a journey, learning about nature, trying out new skills and discovering all the fun and activities the great outdoors has to offer. This place is special; a slice of British woodlands in all its glory. A place to be still, a place to run, and a place to create memories. There is too much here to keep to ourselves, too many first times to be had, too many campfire stories to tell; so we’ve opened our home for the world to share.
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Primrose Cottage Camping

13 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Chorley, England
A quiet adult-only site (this site does not cater for children), with tents and campervans only, nestled below Healey Nab in the Lancashire Countryside. Rustic and back to basics is what this site is all about. Set amid spectacular countryside, grassy fields, woodland and streams to boot! Well behaved four legged friends are more than welcome. Campfires and good times allowed. *Please note loud music is not allowed.* Flat walks are a plenty along the Leeds and Liverpool canal or maybe a circular walk to white White Coppice might float your boat? For the hill walkers amongst us there is Great Hill and Rivington Pike to climb. Within walking distance or a few minutes drive there is pub at the end of the lane and local shops within the vicinity for those last minute snacks. Chorley town centre is 10 minutes drive away and we are close to the M61 which can take you to the Lake district in less than an hour, Manchester or Blackpool are roughly 30 Minutes away.
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Glamping in North West England with campfires guide

Overview

Music and football fans congregate in Liverpool and Manchester, but don’t let city life distract you for too long—the North West also has nature right on its doorstep. There are miles of hikingcycling, and horseback riding trails in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks, plus the Pennines and Peak District are also within easy reach. Summer is peak season for hikers and the best time to enjoy beachside camping, and it’s worth sticking around to see the famous Blackpool Illuminations in September too. Many campsites close in the off-season, but winter glamping and caravanning are still possible.

Where to go

Tent camping in North West England

Cumbria

The Lake District National Park is the undisputed star of Cumbria, with its rugged mountains and glacial lakes. England’s largest national park has inspired writers and artists for centuries from William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge to Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome (of Swallows and Amazons fame). The idyllic scenery portrayed in all these works is recognisable just about everywhere in the park’s 912 square miles, home to England’s highest mountain and its largest lake. Follow one of Wordsworth’s walks, take a boat cruise across Lake Windermere, then enjoy dinner with a view at a lakeside pub. Family-friendly caravan parks are dotted around villages like Ambleside and Buttermere, or if you’re feeling adventurous, choose a back-to-basics campsite in a remote mountain valley.

The Lake District’s towns and villages are also crammed full of tea rooms, pubs, and outdoor shops great for rainy days. Visit Wordsworth’s former home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere; take a cruise on Windermere; visit the World of Beatrix Potter; or discover the Derwent Pencil Museum. But of course, the main attraction is the landscape itself.

Lancashire

South of the Lake District, Lancashire is often overlooked by travellers, making it a great place to escape the crowds and the big cities of Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. Discover the legends of the Pendle Witches as you hike Pendle Hill or enjoy walking or cycling in the Forest of Bowland—both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Coastal camping is great fun in Blackpool, known for its amusement park and annual Illuminations festival, while the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty includes 28 square miles of protected landscape including the famous Morecambe Bay. All over Lancashire you’ll find meadows and farm camping sites.

Merseyside and Manchester

Music and football are the lifeblood of Manchester and Liverpool, the cultural hubs of the northwest. But for campers, it’s the outer edges of Greater Manchester and Cheshire that might hold more appeal. Greater Manchester’s urban sprawl quickly gives way to the Peak District’s fells and valleys, so whether you are looking for a quick getaway or want to camp somewhere close enough to make a trip into town, the Peak District could be a good option. Otherwise, pitch your tent along the seafront at Southport or Crosby Beach, or take in the views from the sand dunes at Formby Point. The flat lowlands of the Cheshire plains also neighbour the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a lovely area for walking, exploring, and, of course, camping.

Solway Coast AONB

As far north and west as you can go before hitting Scotland is the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Remote and tranquil, this stretch of the northwest coast and its hinterland includes sand dunes, peatlands, and salt marshes, all great for wildlife and birdwatching. If camping near here, you might like to visit Campfield Marsh RSPB and the Solway Wetlands Visitor Centre.

Family Camping in North West England

Camping is a brilliant way to go on a family-friendly holiday, as kids are kept easily amused with the novelty of it all. Chores like pitching a tent, cooking dinner, and washing up can seem like fun in the sociable surrounds of a campsite—and that’s not to mention the real joys of being a kid on a campsite. Even bedtimes can be fun as kids get to read by torchlight and snuggle down into sleeping bags. Kids will also love glamping, as it often seems made-to-measure for little people with pint-sized proportions in gypsy caravans, shepherd’s huts, and the like for the tiny-home lifestyle.

The North West of England has plenty of family-friendly camping and glamping sites, lots with added attractions that are super suitable for families. Farm stays allow kids to meet the animals, while campsites with streams are great for pond-dipping. Choose a spot where campfires are allowed so you can toast marshmallows in time-honoured fashion.

Top 5 Things to Do in North West England

  1. Go walking! There are so many rural spots best discovered on foot, and many long-distance footpaths criss-cross the region.
  2. Visit the Lake District. Even if you are not camping in the Lakes, it’s worth a detour for at least a day.
  3. Pack a picnic of local produce for days out and about—and don’t forget the Kendal mint cake!
  4. Paddle in the Irish Sea. Whether it’s Blackpool or Morecambe, Solway Coast or Silverdale, you can choose from resorts and remote beaches.
  5. Pop into a local pub for a Lancashire hotpot.

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