We a love summer in the city, with terraces, beer gardens and outdoor events taking over the calendar. But sometimes we’re left with the feeling that we want to get truly back to nature, and not just pitching a tent at a festival. We have so many beautiful spots that are easy to reach, perfect for camping near Manchester with family or friends in the great outdoors – without further ado, check out our guide.
1. Dearden Wood, Bury
A wonderfully luscious campsite, Dearden Wood does what it says on the tin. Pitch a tent here and wake up amongst the trees, rivers, waterfalls and the beautiful moorlands. Dearden wood campsite is situated in 10 acres of woodland, which was originally planted by North West water in the 1930s, and is located in a beautiful and peaceful location in Edenfield, which hosts a local bakery, butchers, cafe and local pubs, which are all only a small walk away. Create memories within nature, divert away from modern technology and enjoy camping near Manchester, glamping or wood fired pizza – book here.
📍 Gincroft Ln, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0QY.
🚗 40 min drive/1hr 30 min by public transport.
2. Derbyshire Hills, Buxton
Derbyshire Hills Campsite is a peaceful base to enjoy the natural beauty of the Derbyshire Hills and Dales. For the more energetic there are many spectacular walks ranging from an easy riverside stroll through to the more challenging hill walks in the surrounding areas. The campsite is fairly level and set in a quiet location deep in the Derbyshire countryside, surrounded by beautiful views looking over to the woods and hills. Booking is a must, which you can find here along with more information.
📍 Annes Cottage, Grindlow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8RJ.
🚗 1hr 20 min drive/2hr 30 min by public transport.
3. Park Cliffe, Lake Windermere
Of course, the Lake District is where many choose to go for a staycation, whether it be a camping trip near enough to Manchester, glamping or hiring a cottage or boat, and there are so many campsites to choose from. May we offer Park Cliffe? Perched beautifully on the banks of the majestic Lake Windermere, Park Cliffe is located three miles from popular walking spot Bowness-on-Windermere, and offers a peaceful, tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Modern and well equipped accommodation is coupled with a range of modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, including a bar and breakfast restaurant (seasonal hours apply), games room, well-stocked shop, children’s adventure playground, private bathrooms for hire and free park wide Wi-Fi. You can find out more and book a spot here.
📍 Birks Rd, Windermere, LA23 3PG.
🚗 1hr 50 min drive.
4. Belmont Camping, Northwich
Set in absolutely stunning grounds, Belmont Camping guests can soak up all there is to see at the beautiful Belmont Hall and the peaceful, unspoilt surroundings in the heart of Cheshire. The small family run caravan and campsite is set in rural parkland, bounded by fields and fishing lakes, with grass pitches available for tents and hardstanding pitches for caravans and motorhomes, all with electric hookups.
📍 Belmont Hall, Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6JA.
🚗 1hr drive/1hr 50 min by public transport.
5. Detox cabins, Cheshire
If you’re thinking “well, this is all well and good but I just don’t fancy sleeping in a tent”, we’ve got the thing for you. Say hello to Peggy and Luna, the Cheshire detox cabins. Although many would tut at the thought of calling it camping, it’s the compromise that a lot of people would take to experience a digital detox and get back to nature, which is half the fun of camping.
Built with comfort in mind, you can enjoy a hot shower, curl up in hotel quality bedding and cook up a storm in a fully equipped kitchen. Both the digital detox cabins Luna and Peggy have everything you need to live offline including board games, books, a cassette player and an instant camera with a 10 pack of film in order to capture your phone-free memories. Plus, both Luna and Peggy are pet-friendly so you can bring your pooch along too. Book and find out more here.
📍 Near Tarporley, Cheshire.
🚗 1hr drive/1hr 20 minutes by public transport.