Camping at Hazelhurst Wood

Camping is a delight in our small field in the hamlet of Denford in the Staffordshire Moorlands. We know this because we have used it for our own annual family camping get together, and have now decided it is time to allow more people to enjoy it.  Location-wise we are close to the Caldon Canal with views down the Churnet Valley. We are ideally situated for visiting Alton Towers, the market town of Leek and the potteries of Stoke on Trent. We are also on the edge of the Peak District for serious walking, with lots of local footpaths and the canal towpath for local walks. Steam railway, various pubs and day hire narrow boat all within walking distance. We have a private woodland walk and it is only a short walk along the public footpath across an adjacent field to the nearest (canalside) pub!

We have two slightly separate camping areas – one suitable for up to 2 small campervans and a couple of tents, and the other only suitable for tents.  They are close to each other but in adjacent fields (no gate between).  Camper vans should be no larger than Transit Van in size due to access down the track). Although we have over 5 acres of land (mostly woodland), flat ground is limited, but there are some more remote spots in the woods where hammocks can be slung or individual tents be pitched.  Also on the premises is a self catering cottage, sleeping up to 3 in one bedroom (double + single bed) – ideal for a family get together where one part of the family prefers not to camp!  Really wild camping available if you choose to pitch your tent in the woods rather than the field, or sleep in a hammock among the trees.  Stay up late (and quiet) to watch badgers and other wildlife. 

Facilities and Rules

Access to a fresh water tap is about the only facility for our campers at the present time. 

You will need to bring your own camping toilet/tent and take its contents away with you. 

There is a firepit available for your use, with firewood available to purchase.  Eggs from our hens usually available to purchase. 

Please keep dogs on leads at all times as we have hens in the same area. 

No loud music or excessive noise please as we have neighbours across the canal and our own house is 100 yards away from the camping field.  

Number of units – Up to 5 in one group booking (but no more than 2 camper vans).