Two camp sites in Lancashire have been voted in the UK’s top-ranked for 2023., a UK outdoor accommodation booking platform, has revealed its best sites for 2023, as rated by campers following their stay.

Rankings are based on more than 171,000 customer reviews of the 2,658 UK sites listed on the website across England, Wales and Scotland in the past year.

Each site in the North West was evaluated on aspects including location, value for money, quality of accommodation, activities and cleanliness, with guests awarding 70 per cent of all UK sites listed on the platform in 2023 an overall score of 8/10 and above.

To be considered in the ‘review awards’, sites must have a minimum of 20 reviews in that year, and are scored out of 10.

Pitchup’s founder Dan Yates said: “We keep the criteria simple and rely solely on verified customer feedback to ensure the list is unbiased and reflects real user experiences, almost one million reviews across the platform at last count.

"By showcasing genuine feedback from previous guests alongside average customer ratings across all listings, we aim to make it really easy for newcomers and seasoned campers alike to get a flavour of what to expect from their stay.

“As the region that encompasses the Lake District, the North West is always going to be a popular spot with campers, and it's great to see that sites there and in the surrounding area are well worth a stay in our customers’ opinions.

"While there are plenty of well-established camping and glamping sites in the North West line-up, it’s also great to see so many smaller, simpler sites proving so popular, including many that originally began as temporary pop-ups when permitted development rights were relaxed during the pandemic.”

The campsites in Lancashire are:

Primrose Cottage Camping, Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

A quiet adults-only campsite set amid rural Lancashire grassy fields, woodlands and streams, it is 'an excellent choice for back-to-basics camping'.

Located beneath Healy Nab and next to Blackbrook stream, the site is hidden away, with flat walks along both footpaths and canals available a few hundred yards from the site gates.

Strolling through the local landscape is an activity you can get up to with your dog if you've brought one along, Primrose Cottage Camping is pet-friendly, with polite four-legged friends welcome here all year round.

The closest pub is 10 minutes' walk away, and there are plenty more pubs, shops and cafés in town within easy reach, and for those after a little more thrill, Go Ape Rivington is just a 10-minute drive away.

Reviewers say 'there’s lots of space, peace and quiet and super-friendly owners'.

Deardenwood, Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph:

Dearden Wood is a 10-minute walk from the little village of Edenfield and a 20-minute drive north of Bury.

Guests here (four-legged ones welcome too) can start their rural rambles by exploring the 11 acres of mature pine and deciduous woodland around the site, then set their sights a little further afield on the footpaths and cycleways through the surrounds or from nearby Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall (both of which also have a fine collection of places for post-hike pints and food).

Edenfield has a its fair share of foodie spots - fuel up for the day with a cooked breakfast or croissant from the café or bakery, pick up a takeaway or settle in for a cosy evening in the pub.