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If your other half keeps carping on about needing a break, bring them to wrestle some monster carp from the depths of Chester Lakes instead. With seven teeming fishing lakes languishing amidst acres of lush fields in the gorgeous Cheshire countryside, it’s the kind of place that anglers’ breams are made of. Better still, the site is only minutes from the bustling charms of Chester for anyone in your party who is less keen on waggling a pole, or you could just get back to nature and watch the world and wildlife go by from beside your pitch...

There are spacious and well spread out camping pitches right on the water’s edge for romantic types or anglers who want to get the day’s first bite, with child-friendly pitches well away from the water’s edge, and plenty of electric pitches with even more space elsewhere on the site. The amenities are plentiful too, with ten showers, fourteen loos and wash down facilities.

Elsewhere on site, there’s a top-notch tackle shop on site, plus expert fishing tuition from Dave the fisheries manager and rod hire if required. The fishy residents are partial to a bit of luncheon meat, apparently - but if you’re feeling peckish, there’s no need to resort to eating your bait: the Chester Lakes café serves up a fortifying full English and lots of other tasty treats, and there’s even a sweet shop for the kids.

Rallies and large groups are welcome, and additional activities such as horse riding, paintballing and quad biking can be arranged.

Carpe diem, we say - what are you waiting for?

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



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


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed




Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


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


Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities


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  • Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH4 9LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1545°N 2.9267°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Exchange — 2.9 miles
Zoo Park & Ride — 5.2 miles
Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Chester Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Bache Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Hawarden Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 17.0 miles
Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 13.0 miles


From the A55 North Wales, leave for Wrexham A483. At the start of the A483 go all the way around the roundabout and return towards Chester, taking the first exit for Dodleston/Kinnerton.

Go over the next roundabout following the brown Chester Lakes signs over the level crossing and take the next left and then left again.

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

If you can tear yourself away from your rural idyll, you’ll find the cracking city of Chester a mere two miles away. Jump on an open-top bus tour or join a guided walk to explore the historic centre, cruise the River Dee, or simply meander around the ancient city walls, stopping off as the mood takes you. There are museums covering Chester’s Roman and military history, a castle and a majestic cathedral, and the cobbled streets are packed with great restaurants and boutique shops (if you’re a determined shopper, the fantastic Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is just outside the centre, too). Fancy a flutter? You can enjoy a day at Chester’s historic racecourse between May and September, also only a couple of miles away.

Don’t miss the outstanding Chester Zoo just seven miles away: you’ll need the best part of a day to see all the animals (there are 8000 of them!) and ride the monorail and waterbus. Other potential days out include Tatton Park, for a tour of the elegant mansion and gardens, rare breeds farm, deer park and speciality shops; the Blue Planet Aquarium; Gulliver’s World theme park; or Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, where your little ones can watch the cows being milked, have a ball in the outdoor and indoor play areas, and get stuck into one of the umpteen flavours of delicious homemade ice cream and sorbet (make mine a Raspberry Pavlova).

It’s also a really easy drive from Chester Lakes to the emerald landscapes of North Wales, or if you want to take it very easy, the Red Lion pub is half a mile from the site.

Must see

  • Chester Castle (2.6 miles)
  • Cheshire Military Museum (2.6 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (3.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (12.7 miles)
  • Chirk Castle (16.6 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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  • What attractions are near Chester Lakes? If you can tear yourself away from your rural idyll, you’ll find the cracking city of Chester a mere two miles away. Jump on an open-top bus tour or join a guided … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Chester Lakes?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    Late arrival (Up to 8.30pm) can be arranged, however must be agreed with manager prior to arrival. Thank you.Please do not arrive with dogs in caravans or vehicles, you will be turned away and no refund given.

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