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- 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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Great no frills camping with portaloo and running water
I stay here because its cheap and the staff are friendly.
Great value for money and planning to go again.
Clean toilets and clean site
Great basic site
great place to camp
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
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Railway Station — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Crown Bridge — 7.1 miles
- Train stations
Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Rugeley Town Rail Station — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Stafford Rail Station — 4.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 58.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport
— 26.9 miles
26.9 miles Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 26.9 miles
26.9 miles Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 27.0 miles
Opposite the farm shop on Mill Lane
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.
- Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop (11.3 miles)
- Sudbury Hall (11.6 miles)
- National Memorial Arboretum (12.0 miles)
- Shugborough Estate (1.0 miles)
- Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (11.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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 parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite 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.