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The White Lodge

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· Cannock Chase, England
10 acres hosted by David P.
5 motorhome/tent pitches
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A traditional campsite close to Staffordshire’s canals, river, and stately homes.

Tents, campervans, and caravans are all welcome at The White Lodge, a traditional campsite which sits between the National Trust’s Shugborough Estate and the River Trent. It’s also just up the road from Great Haywood Junction where two canals meet—and there’s a great farm shop and cafe.

The campsite is dog friendly, child friendly, and generally friendly. It offers both hardstanding and grass pitches with or without electric hook up. It’s the kind of place that does a good job of trying to please every type of camper—and, for the most part, it manages it. Kids will be well entertained with acres of space to hoon about in as well as a little play area. Parents will be thrilled if their stay coincides with a visit from the fish and chip van, which means they don’t have to cook.

It’s a laid-back site where things are kept pretty simple. There are a handful of showers and loos which are shared between all campers (around 40 pitches) and washing up is done at an open air sink. It’s just enough for a weekend away and for folk in Birmingham, Stoke, and Derby this place is a very good option for that. It’s not more than 30 miles from each of them and there’s enough to do for a pleasant itinerary over a couple of days. You can go for canalside and riverside walks, explore the Shugborough Estate, enjoy lazy farmshop breakfasts and barbecues in the great outdoors.

A friendly family run business set in the heart of Staffordshire, an Area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of our surroundings amongst the stunning views. The land is part of a stately home, Shrugbourgh, with beautiful views and a local public house. Enjoy the canal walks and the river views. A short walk to canal side farm shop and deli restaurant. Fishing is available. If you want to explore, our site is a 10 minute drive from the Stafford County Showground and we are located on the grounds of Shugborough Hall. Local shops and public house in walking distance. The site consists of both grass and hard standing areas with additional option of 16 A electric hook up (Additional cost). Toilets and showers on site. Great for cycle routes and access to Cannock Chase. Small children play area. We are a family orientated site and with this in mind do not allow groups on site without a full understanding of our basic rules and noise restrictions. Park Policies and Rules All guests staying at the White lodge must comply with the following rules. They are necessary in order to maintain high standards and to assist in proper management of the site. Entry by you onto the park shall be treated as your acceptance of these policies and rules. Speed Limit – We operate a strict 5mph speed limit around the whole site. You will be asked to leave the site immediately if this rule is broken. This is to maintain the safety of others. Noise Policy - We appreciate that all of our guests are on holiday and want to have a good time; however, we feel that it is important that other guests are not disturbed by excessive noise. We therefore ask you to make sure no excessive noise or music after 9pm and no noise after 11pm. Please respect all people staying on the site. Wardens do monitor this and any breaches you will be told to vacate the site. Pet Policy - We firmly believe that four-legged friends should be treated as part of the family, and we are very pet-friendly, however, we do ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times, and any fouling is cleared immediately. Dogs must be supervised at all times and not be left unattended. We do ask that you try and make sure barking is at a minimum and that you neighbours are respected. Barrier – The security barrier is in place to protect your property and maintain safety around the site. When the barrier is open, do not walk underneath this and don’t allow access to any other guests or visitors. Barrier is locked between 22.00-07.00. If arriving or leaving the site between these times, you can park in the car park located near reception. Barrier tag/code – Not to be passed to others or used by anyone else (or used to let others on/off site). Car per pitch – We operate one car maximum per pitch, all visitors must book in and park in the car park. Toilets/showers – Please do not dispose of sanctuary items and wipes down the toilet. Make sure children under 14 are supervised at all times. Toilets are checked frequently, if they have run out of toilet roll, please notify reception. Playarea – Children to be supervised at all times while playing on the play equipment on site. Under 12 years old only on the playarea. Firepits and disposable BBQ’s – They must be lifted off the ground at all times. Grass – Please keep Vehicles off the grass when it is soft or wet. Only park cars on hardstanding areas or car park. Insurance and Security – Please ensure your caravan is fully secured and insured against all risks. We do not accept responsibility for any loses that you incur, however caused, whilst your caravan is on The White Lodge site. Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children per tent, per pitch.
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39 Ratings · 28 reviews
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Ian R.recommends
June 30, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
we really enjoyed our stay. Was the first time camping in many years the site and surroundings were very good. We would definately come back
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Sally W.doesn't recommend
June 30, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
Overall the owners were welcoming, we seemed to be pitched amongst a family gathering who are relatives of the owners. It felt crowded, noisy, with quite alot of unnecessary male attention. As a single mum camping with my daughter it wasn't the relaxed vibe I hoped for.
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Allard A.
May 27, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
Part of the camping area gets very soggy with proper rain. It would have been good if hosts pointed this out. Shower facilities are in need of some TLC. Otherwise friendly atmosphere, great location and ample space for tent pitches
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Sue A.recommends
May 22, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
Great stopover.
Level pitch with plenty of room and picnic tables. Clean facilities and efficient booking in etc. Traffic noise died down at night.
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Emily D.recommends
May 9, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
Lovely site, easy to find and access, I was only there for one night but loved it so much, am rebooking for when I’m in Stafford for longer! Close to some really beautiful walking spots too! The shower was lovely, really warm water 🥰
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Alastair L.recommends
April 22, 2024
Great Haywood Stafford White Lodge
Cosy Friendly Campsite
Very happy with the friendly service and facilities as well as the quite laid back rules. Had a lovely nights sleep on the soft ground and the pegs were easy to put in. Our group all sat around a fire in the evening which was nice. The only thing I would say is that the wooden blue shower did heat up to a nice temperature when you first switched it on, but then heated up to an unbearable heat. All in all I will be visiting again next if our group event is the same place! Thank you!
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Cannock Chase, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by David P.

Joined in July 2022
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A friendly family run business set in the heart of Staffordshire, an Area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our surroundings amongst the stunning views. The land is part of a stately home, Shrugbourgh, with beautiful views and a local public house. Enjoy the canal walks and the river views. A short walk to canal side farm shop and deli restaurant. River fishing is available. If you want to explore, our site is a 10 minute drive from the Stafford County Showground and we are located on the grounds of Shugborough Hall. Local shops and public house in walking distance. The site consists of both grass and hard standing pitches with 16 A electric hook up. Glamping toilets and showers on site, glamping tents available. Great for cycle routes and access to Cannock Chase. Small children play area. Arrival times between 12 o'clock - 7pm. Barrier on site for security. Please contact us if your arrival time is outside these hours.
Nearby attractions

The campsite is within the Shugborough Estate, where parkland and gardens surround a Georgian Mansion. It’s open to the public thanks to the National Trust and you can walk here, via the canal, in about 10 minutes. There’s a children’s play area, tearoom and cafe too. The canal towpaths and riverside walks provide easy ways to head out on walks straight from site and the Staffordshire Way passes close by. The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre is three miles from the site with a visitor centre, trails and a cafe. For cycling, and cycle hire (if you haven’t brought your own bike), there’s Cannock Chase Forest (six miles). You’ll also find a Go Ape treetop adventure course there too. And if it’s thrills and spills you’re after, Alton Towers theme park is only 21 miles away.

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The Canalside Farm Shop and Cafe is a real bonus for campers at The White Lodge, just a couple of hundred metres from the campsite. It serves good coffee, breakfasts and lunch and the shop has its own butchery for fresh meat for the barbecue. During the summer months, there’s also a pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry patch. The closest pub to site is The Clifford which has a menu of pub grub.

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