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Subject Topic: Campsites directly on/near Rivers/Canals? Post Reply Post New Topic
09/8/2023 at 10:19am
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Hi all

I am a newbie, so please go easy if I say/do something wrong.

We are a couple from North West England. We have a passion for campervan weekends and also Kayaking. We are looking for campsites in the middle of the UK that are on/next to Rivers/Canals. In an ideal world, we would be able to paddle/Kayak etc.

So, "WHAT DO YOU CLASS MIDDLE OF UK"? I hear you say. Well, in our instance, I am imagining drawing a pair of horizontal parallel lines in the middle of the country, and my catchment area would ideally include (From left to right)
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Northants, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lancashire (and any I have missed please)

I think Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, etc are a little out of our way for day/2 day trips, as are counties below these.

I know I have been really vague here (indeed the title length would not allow me to write Middle UK) so please forgive this on my first post.

We've only had our van 5 weeks! We are simply looking for sites for our Ducato/Boxer/Relay campervan etc close to waterways. Electricity etc NOT required

Thank you in advance all.


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via mobile 09/8/2023 at 11:07am
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Anywhere in particular? You can use the search engine on here and specify Riverside sites. Wyre Mill Club in Worcestershire is good. St Neots is meant to be, but haven't been there.


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Hi

Thanks for your rapid response. I was expecting a telling off, lol.
We have nowhere exact in mind but would be great if it was somewhere we could launch our Kayak close by.
Thank you.


09/8/2023 at 12:40pm
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Twilite Leisure Park is close to a canal near Banbury in Oxfordshire, I'm not sure if that would be suitable or close enough (we walked along the towpath into Banbury for parkrun).


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via mobile 09/8/2023 at 12:43pm
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As Mrs B says, the site search is your friend, tick what you want. And try searching this forum because itís a common question. Thereís at a site outside Chester which is beside the canal, but thatís too far for a weekend.

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09/8/2023 at 1:23pm
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Lickhill Manor, Worcestershire, on their riverside pitches alongside the river Severn. You can choose no electric and there are a couple of places to launch from.


09/8/2023 at 1:33pm
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Canal Central near Oswestry

Just a couple of steps from the canal. Big grass pitches, only 1 combined loo / showers but if its the waterways you want access to this is perfect and waterways aren't as busy as some canals.





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09/8/2023 at 1:34pm
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It might be a good idea to consider your suitable waterway first, then look for a campsite on it. For instance, the Lancaster canal has sites near Garstang.


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Lucksall Campsite on the lovely Wye near Hereford has access to the river for canoes etc.

I'm not sure if it has non electric pitches though.


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Thank you all. Done great answers


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via mobile 09/8/2023 at 8:24pm
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Wolverley C& CC site is very close to the canal.

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09/8/2023 at 10:51pm
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Devizes C&CC club site in Wiltshire is next to the Kennet and Avon canal, probably too far for you to travel though.

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There is a CS site (camping & caravan club) at Lyneal Ellesmere - Ty Mawr on the Shropshire Union canal


10/8/2023 at 8:48am
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I have heard good things about Overwater Marina near Nantwich in Cheshire but havenít had a chance to try it out yet.

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Overeater Marina is a lovely site but don't know if the canal is suitable for kayaking. I would have thought that a river would be better, but I have never kayaked.


10/8/2023 at 10:52am
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