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Castle Camping Ltd is a scenic, well appointed, family-run campsite and is open all year round. The Boote family are seasoned campers themselves, so they know what goes into a good campsite.

The site sits atop the ridge of Mow Cop, with stunning views over Biddulph, Stoke-On-Trent, The Peak District, Congleton and the Cheshire Plain. The Gritstone Trail, The South Cheshire Way and The Staffordshire Way go past the campsite. Backpackers and single sex groups are more than welcome. Mow cop is also great for seeing wildlife such as Buzzards, Green Woodpeckers, Lapwings, Foxes and Badgers.

Transport links are excellent, with railway stations at Kidsgrove and Congleton. Access by road is easy, we are only 15 mins from the A500. There are 3 pubs within walking distance of the site, all serving fine food and ales, these are The Mow Inn, The Ash Inn and The Crown. There are also several supermarkets within 10 mins drive.

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Are you a football fan who likes to go to away games? Are you thinking of watching your team at Port Vale FC, Stoke City FC or Crewe Alexandra FC? Give us a try as we are not too far away from these grounds.

We have 5 level hardstandings, 5 fresh water, 1 grey water point and an elsan point (chemical toilet).

The Staffordshire Moorlands is a beautiful place to visit. Castle Camping Ltd makes an ideal base for exploring the local attractions.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Historic Mow Cop

The name is first recorded as "Mowel" around 1270 AD, and is believed to be derived from either the Anglo-Saxon Mūga-hyll, meaning "heap-hill", with copp = "head" added later, or the Common Celtic ancestor of Welsh moel (= hill), with Anglo-Saxon copp added later. At the village's summit, men once quarried stone to make into querns, used since the Iron Age for milling corn; this trade ended during the Victorian period. The village also has a long history of coal mining. Mow Cop Castle is a folly of a ruined castle at the summit of the hill, built in 1754. The village was served by a railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 9 October 1848. Mow Cop is known for its Killer Mile, a one-mile road race from the level crossing on the western side of the hill, up to the castle. The race was originated in the early 1980s by John Britton, and sponsored by ICL (Kidsgrove). It continues today, organised by the Mow Cop Residents' Association. Mow Cop Runners, a local running club founded in 2009, meet at The Ash Inn and organise The Mow Cop Hill Race, a 6.5 mile fell race. Mow Cop is also noteworthy as the birthplace of the Primitive Methodist movement. Starting in 1800, Hugh Bourne from Stoke-on-Trent and William Clowes from Burslem began holding open-air prayer meetings. On 31 May 1807, a large 14-hour camp meeting was held and as a result the Primitive Methodist Church was formed in 1810. These camp meetings became a regular feature at Mow Cop, with camps later held to celebrate the 100th, 150th and 200th anniversaries of the first camp. source: wikipedia

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