Dog-friendly camping near Chester

Roman ruins, wildlife attractions, and riverside fun make Chester ideal for family camping.

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12 top dog-friendly campsites near Chester

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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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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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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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Mynydd Derwydd Wildcamping

7 units · Tents300 acres · Corwen, Wales
Adventurous mountain-top camping on a hill farm in North Wales
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Tipsy Tree Glamping

4 units · Glamping45 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Quirky eco-friendly glamping ideal for a rural road-trip
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Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales
Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
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Panpwnton Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Knighton, England
Located on the edge of Knighton (right on the England-Wales border) Panpwnton Campsite has been open to visitors since 1963. Providing travellers with a peaceful place to stop on some of England and Wales’ most famous walking and cycling routes. Now managed by Will, Roxy and family, we would love to welcome you to Panpwnton Campsite and show you why we are proud to call this beautiful place our home. The campsite is on our working farm, where we keep a flock of 300 texel cross breeding ewes. We are very passionate about farming. Our aim is to produce lamb in a green and environmentally friendly way, striving to reduce our carbon footprint whilst working alongside nature. A family run farm campsite situated on the Offa’s Dyke footpath. Located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are ideally located for those who like to walk, cycle or just take in the peaceful countryside. With magical nights under the stars listening to the owls hooting in the oak woods. It’s the perfect place for your rural camping holiday! A ten minute walk into the market town of Knighton, with its iconic clock tower, friendly pubs and cafes, and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. The River Teme runs through the farm where you can dip your feet after a long day exploring, or freshen up in our modern facilities. The heart of wales train line also runs through the farm with the Station only half a mile walk away.
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Great Haywood Canalside Campsite

8 units · Tents4 acres · Staffordshire, West Midlands
The simplest of canalside campsites with narrowboats chugging past and an award-winning farm shop over the road
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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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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing Camping

34 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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Oakwood Marina

26 units · Glamping, 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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Dog-friendly camping near Chester guide

Overview

Tucked in the elbow of the River Dee at the border of England and Wales, Chester is all about family fun and outdoor adventures. Once you’ve explored the city’s Roman walls, Tudor-style townhouses, and ancient amphitheater, plan a day trip to Cheshire Zoo, one of the UK’s most famous wildlife attractions, or take to the water to boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard along the River Dee. Campers have plenty of options, from holiday parks and caravan parks with electric hookups and full amenities to tranquil riverside campgrounds, country lodges, or rural Hipcamps set amid rolling farmlands.

Where to go

Clwydian Range And Dee Valley AONB

Grassy peaks and heather-blanketed uplands lie over the border in North Wales, just a 40-minute drive from Chester. Bring your tent or drive your campervan into the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to hike and mountain bike across wild moorlands, discover Iron-Age hillforts and historic villages, and kayak along scenic canal ways.

River Mersey

North of Chester, the mighty River Mersey flows from Liverpool to Stockport, affording plenty of options for riverside camping. Rent a houseboat to cruise the famous river, head into Liverpool to watch a football (soccer) match or follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, or snag a coastal campsite at Crosby Beach or Formby Beach along the Irish Sea coast.

Peak District National Park

Just an hour’s drive east of Chester, the Peak District National Park is Britain’s first national park and remains one of its most popular destinations for hiking, cycling, and rock climbing. Campers have endless choices here, whether you prefer pitching your tent in the backcountry, cozying up in a luxury glamping tent, or parking your caravan on a local farm.

When to go

Summer is the liveliest—and sunniest—time to visit Chester, when you can make the most of the outdoor theatre in Grosvenor Park or head to the Moonlight Flicks outdoor cinema at Chester Cathedral. The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival (April/May) also pulls in the crowds, but watch out for seasonal showers—spring and autumn weather can be temperamental, so tent campers should come prepared.

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