Caravan campsites in North West England with a private bathroom

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

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White Peak Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Camping on a Peak District farm near the Monsal Trail
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Camping at The Hollies

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Back-to-basics camping at the foot of the Roaches in the Peak District National Park
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Burrs Manor Wild Camping

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Buxton, England
Nearly wild camping in the Peak District National Park, near Buxton
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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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White House Farm Campsite, Wardlow

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Wardlow, England
What a little Derbyshire gem: back to basics Whitehouse Farm Campsite is a simple site in a most scenic setting five minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Tideswell. The site’s central location in the Peak District National Park means it’s a top spot for those who want to ramble or ride bikes – several circular trails leave from Tideswell and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is a five-minute drive away. And there’s plenty more activity if you require it too, as activity centres nearby can sort you out days of horse riding, abseiling, climbing and caving. All this activity isn’t mandatory, of course – this is an equally fine location for days pottering off to local pubs, pigging out on pudding in Bakewell or taking a leisurely stroll around the Chatsworth Estate, 20 minutes away. And if even that’s too much, you’d be welcome to spend some time loafing about on site: there’s heaps of space here, and as facilities have been kept quite minimal (just showers and toilets) there should be a good serving of peace and quiet to go with it all. Guests are welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire for cookouts and keeping warm; Tideswell’s the place for supermarket supplies, and it’s also handily got a fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs for days when your firelighting skills aren't up to much.
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Howbeck Lodge

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Hesket Newmarket, England
A dog-friendly farm campsite on the northern edge of the Lake District
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

47 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Caerau Campsite

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents25 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A back-to-nature campsite close to the beaches of Anglesey’s north shore
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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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Bwch Yn Uchaf

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bala, Wales
Narrow-gauge steam railway station, countryside views, gorgeous riverside setting. What's not to love?!
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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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Harebeck Holidays

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Wasdale, England
Nestled between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea coast this site is situated on a working dairy and sheep farm. Farm tours can be arranged on arrival. A play hut with outdoor games, drying room with communal fridge and freezer (some units have their own small fridge). Natural hedges surround the site. Four fruit trees near the shower block Half a mile to Gosforth village with Shop, Bakery, Cafe, 4 Pubs providing food and an Italian restaurant. Gosforth and Seascale villages have play parks. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Wasdale, Scafell Pike and Sandy Beaches with Cafes selling local ice cream are nearby with most Lake District attractions within an hours drive and Edinburgh a three hour drive away. There are 5 campervan/motorhome pitches, a pod, a modern take on a shepherds hut with underfloor heating, a heated pod and two gypsy caravans with electricity to book. All pitches are on gravel positioned to enjoy views over farmland to Scafell Pike and other fells, they are surrounded by grassy areas with seating and a picnic table. A wooden play hut has outdoor games and toys inside. Awnings can be added on the 3 larger pitches. Tents can be pitched next to units for an extra £10 per night. Barbeques are allowed on gravel with our Gypsy Caravans having a campfire area. There is a communal fridge and freezer, outdoor drying space. Farm tours can be arranged. Wildlife and farm animals can be seen in the surrounding fields. Fresh vegetables and barbeque packs can be ordered with 24 to 48 hours notice. Grocery deliveries accepted from supermarkets. There is also a holiday cottage on the farm sleeping 6 over two rooms. Situated midway between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea Coast makes this site ideal for lower or higher level walks. Sandy beaches at Seascale and St Bees have cafes selling locally made ice cream alongside play areas to keep children happy. Scafell England's highest mountain is close by as are a number of Wainwrights. Nearby is Muncaster Castle and Gardens with its Hawk and Owl Centre, also Ravenglass (a Roman port with remains of a bath house),  you can ride up the Eskdale Valley on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Laal Ratty). Perhaps take a stroll to Stanley Ghyll waterfall. They have a cafe at both terminuses with a museum in Ravenglass where nearby you can sample Ravenglass Ice Cream. Wasdale and Ennerdale are close by both valleys having cafes and pubs.
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Caravan campsites in North West England with a private bathroom 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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