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Great Haywood Canalside Camping

9.3

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General

  • Relaxed rural campsite on the edge of Cannock Chase
  • Five minutes' walk to Great Haywood; a mile to the Shugborough Estate
  • Opposite a farm shop and café; overlooking a canal junction

There's so much to like about canals – the wildlife that lives in and around the water, the flat towpaths for cycling or walking the dog, watching the colourful narrowboats chugging by… So it'll come as no surprise that there's also much to like about Great Haywood Canalside Camping, a relaxed rural site overlooking the northern edge of Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

First of all, there's the fact that this Staffordshire spot is directly opposite a popular farm shop and café, where you can stop to stock up on supplies, call in for a coffee or pick your own berries during the summer months.

Number two on the list has got to be how close this place is to Great Haywood village centre – a five-minute stroll is all it takes to get to the nearest pub, pharmacy and convenience store, which is quite something in a spot as peaceful as this.

Dog-friendly rules and Great Haywood Canalside Camping’s dedicated dog-walking area make a third great reason to camp here, while last – but by no means least – there's the fact that you're under a mile from the gorgeous green parkland of the National-Trust run Shugborough Estate.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 287 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  74% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Great no frills camping with portaloo and running water27/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWayne C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Close to pub and cafe

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Great place for a relaxing getaway/fishing/walking/camp fire.21/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, peace and quiet, very relaxed.

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    Nothing

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I stay here because its cheap and the staff are friendly.01/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quite rural campsite. Simple no frills and cheap.

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Great value for money and planning to go again.30/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pete was lovely and very helpful! Portaloo was very clean and the bin and fresh water area are kept in very good condition! Really enjoyed watching the canal boats and all the birds that flock nearby. The Farm shop across the road can be expensive but they have a range of stuff for you to look at and buy. The pub Clifford arms is very close about 5 mins away however we went to the lamb and flag and the red lion that are 20 mins walk away as we preferred the atmosphere from the locals there. There is lots to do nearby. We were there for 2 nights and already said we would go back to see what we missed.

    Disliked: 

    The ground can get very boggy if it rains however that's to be expected in October haha

    You cannot wash things properly but we knew that before we came. however just something to keep in mind if planning to make your own food.

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Lovely spot near the canal, great facilities nearby for food and drink17/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Relaxed and friendly site and staff.

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    Nothing

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- Very friendly and accommodating host - Facilities as described. …17/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Very friendly and accommodating host
    - Facilities as described.
    - Great location for walking, access to the canals and Shugbrough Hall.
    - Nearby to the well stocked Canal Side farm shop.
    - A very relaxing stay!

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Clean toilets and clean site10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
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    Clean toilets and clean site

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Great basic site04/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site quite next to canal. Good place to relax with pub cafe shop all close by.

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great place to camp03/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDarren M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
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    location price clean

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Excellent site, basic facilities but they are kept clean.09/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location. So much to do in the area.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

More frequent emptying of bins

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, ST18 0RJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.8045°N 2.0078°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 4.8 miles
Railway Station — 4.8 miles
Crown Bridge — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Rugeley Town Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Stafford Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 58.3 miles
Airports
Birmingham International Airport — 26.9 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 26.9 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 27.0 miles

Directions


Opposite the farm shop on Mill Lane

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Make sure to allocate at least one full day for pootling around the Shugborough Estate (a mile from site), as this National Trust property is one of the finest country piles around – no mean feat when you're also within striking distance of top-rated attractions like the Trentham Estate (20 minutes' drive) and Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood (30 minutes).

Next, head south towards the wilds of Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for rural rambles, treetop adventures at Go Ape Cannock (15 minutes) or forest bike trails through the green scenery at Birches Valley Forest (15 minutes). Riding enthusiasts will also find heaps to do around here – Cannock Chase Trekking Centre (15 minutes) is a good place to start if you're looking to get set up for a stint in the saddle.

Further animal encounters await at kid-pleasing spots like the National Forest Adventure Farm (30 minutes), where you can get up close and personal with the animals, at Trentham Monkey Forest (30 minutes) or at Peak Wildlife Park (40 minutes). Great Haywood Canalside Camping is also a convenient 35-minute drive from Alton Towers, Britain's largest theme park.

Must see

  • Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop (11.3 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (11.6 miles)
  • National Memorial Arboretum (12.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Shugborough Estate (1.0 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (11.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.

Great Haywood Canalside Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Great Haywood Canalside Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Great Haywood Canalside Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Great Haywood Canalside Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Great Haywood Canalside Camping? Make sure to allocate at least one full day for pootling around the Shugborough Estate (a mile from site), as this National Trust property is one of the finest country piles around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Great Haywood Canalside Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
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