From stunning coastlines to ancient forests, the countryside surrounding Liverpool calls to those looking for a picturesque setting to relax and unwind in nature. Our local insiders give you the scoop on the best spots near the city for some good old-fashioned camping.
Sink your toes into the sand at Formby Point Caravan Park, located just outside National Trust’s Formby. Untouched nature, stunning coastline and peaceful woodlands surround the caravan park. Park the RV and head over to the beaches for a picnic with the family or a refreshing dip in the water. Take a meditative walk through the pine-tree-laden forests or head into the town of Formby for a delicious dinner and shopping. Formby Point Caravan Park has spots for 20 motorhomes or caravans, all with electric hookups and access to showers and toilets. Recommended by local insider Heather Forshaw
Make all 2,348 acres of Delamere Forest your new playground. This camping and caravanning site is ideal for outdoor lovers looking to enjoy days of hiking or cycling trails through the tranquil woodlands of Cheshire. If you’re planning to visit Liverpool, Cheshire and North Wales, then this is the camping spot for you. It has a variety of on-site facilities including laundry and parent and child shower rooms. While you’re there, try your hand at the Go Ape obstacle course and test your Tarzan skills. Recommended by local insider Heather Forshaw
Pitch a tent on this scenic orchard in lush, rural Wirral. If it’s peace and quiet that you long for, this Camping and Caravan Club Certified Site on a working farm may be calling your name. Visit the local pub around the corner, stock up with provisions at the nearby shops and enjoy the tons of local walking trails. It can get chilly in the North West, so don’t forget to pack some warm clothes. While this campsite may seem rather secluded, you’re only a 30-minute drive away from Liverpool. Recommended by local insider Matthew Caffrey
Planning a short break in Chester? This ancient city offers stunning architecture, tonnes of shopping – including the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Mall, and fun family-friendly activities such as the Chester Zoo. If you’re looking to camp a bit while you’re there, Chester Fairoaks is the nearest open caravan site, boasting 110 acres of gardens. This site is surrounded by relaxing canal walkways, a swimming pool and local eateries and shops. If it’s a rainy day in Chester, explore the discount shops or spend a day at the Blue Planet Aquarium. Recommended by local insider Heather Forshaw
Just a touch north of Liverpool you’ll find Watkinsons Farm, a family-owned glamping site set on a working farm. The campsite is hugged by ancient woodlands, known as Alice’s Plantation, and the area is perfect for wildlife watching, enjoying time outdoors or just playing games with the family. Of course, it wouldn’t be glamping without the luxury bell tents, some of which contain log-burning stoves. Kick back and enjoy some off-grid peace and comfort in the Lancashire countryside. Recommended by local insider Matthew Caffrey