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Recommended campsites for the Peak District

Posted on: Monday 9th of December 2019

Thinking of taking a motorhome to the Peak District – here’s a selection of customer recommended campsites for the Peak District, as well as things to do, and places to see.

Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site, Chatsworth, Bakewell, DE45 1PN
Part of the Chatsworth estate the site is set in a walled garden and has views of sheep-cropped rolling countryside.  There is lots of local wildlife and fantastic for deer watching.  You can wander around the 1000 acre park set out by Capability Brown.  The Chatsworth Farm shop has lots of scrumptious goods – jams and marmalades and other country treats. For the kids the Farmyard and adventure playground will give them hours of fun.  However book early as this site is popular.

Bakewell Camping and Caravanning Club Site, DE45 1NA
A trip to the Peak District has to be accompanied by trying a Bakewell tart or is it a pudding.  Bakewell town is just five miles from the site – try the pudding (not tart) and then visit Haddon Hall and the National Trust’s Ilam Park and on to Dovedale, an iconic and spectacular gorge carved out by the river Dore.

Campsite at the Royal Oak, Hurdlow, SK17 9QJ
Enjoy a hike or cycle along the High Peak Trail in the morning and then have a fabulous lunch at this award winning pub before retiring to your motorhome in the adjacent field.  This small 21 pitch campsite does not have many facilities but it more than makes up for that with the view, location and great food.

Other Caravan & Motorhome Club Sites
If you cannot get into Chatsworth House.  There are other Caravan & Motorhome Club Sites in the area.  The Buxton club site is five minutes walk from this pretty town.  There is also a club site on the edge of Carsington Reservoir near Ashbourne.

Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Glossop, SK13 1HZ
This is at the northern end of the Peak District National Park.  This site is a walker’s paradise with gentle paths or for the more adventurous the long distance Pennine Way. There are also the Longendale Trail and the Chew Valley which provides many fine walks.  Mountain biking, horse riding and fishing are also in the local area.  The site has a well-stocked shop, shower and toilet facilities.  Be prepared however that there is no mobile phone coverage and no TV reception.

Beech Croft Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Buxton, SK17 9TQ
This site is right in the heart of the Peak District National Park and is an ideal spot for exploring the area.  The park is run alongside a sheep farm and overlooks the rolling Derbyshire hills. The facilities have been recently renovated and they have increased the area of hardstanding pitches. The walks that run near the park are the Monsal trail, Limestone Way and Pennine bridleway.

Laneside Caravan Park, Hope Valley, S33 6RR
Laneside is at the heart of the heart of the Peak Park Conservation Area, which is the area of outstanding natural beauty protected from commercialism.  Walk to Castleton, 2 miles along the valley road to see the medieval castle and caverns.  Chatsworth House is a 15 minute drive.  The site is well tended and the facilities spotless.  Hope village 100 metres away has 4 pubs, a takeaway and convenience store.

Longnor Wood Holiday Park, Buxton, SK17 0NG
A quiet holiday park exclusively for Adults.  Surrounded by wildflower meadows, heather moors, woodlands and rolling green hills, Longnor Wood has a touring park just 6 miles from the spa town of Buxton.  The local pub has been known to collect you if you make a reservation for dinner.

Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club Site, DE45 1NA
An interesting campsite for families.  Conkers is set in the heart of the National Forest.  There are 120 acres of woodland, lakes and playgrounds including an assault course challenge.  It’s a good place to enjoy a range of activities from forest walks and cycling to horse riding and fishing. In this area are numerous attractions including Calke Abbey, the National Brewery Centre and the National Memorial Arboretum.

Callow Top Holiday Park, Ashbourne, DE6 2 AQ
A popular award winning family holiday park in the heart of England.  There is plenty to do for kids and adults.  Facilities include a heated swimming pool, games room, fishing lake and entertainment.  There is an onsite café and restaurant and a good local pub.  The campsite has direct access to the Tissington Trail cycling/walking route.

Alton The Star Camping and Caravanning Club Site, ST10 3DW
Combine a trip to the Peak District with a visit to Alton Towers.  This Camping and Caravanning Club Site is perfectly positioned one mile from the theme park.  Avoid the traffic and take the local bus.  It is also just to the south of the Peak District and therefore an ideal position to explore the National Park

Travel Guide Peak District

Recommended Attractions:

  • Outdoor Pursuits, rambling, climbing, cycling etc.
  • Chestnut Centre Owl, Otter and Wildlife
  • Chatsworth House
  • The Heights of Abraham
  • Peak Rail
  • Crich Tramway Village
  • Peak District Mining Museum
  • Arkwrights Cromford Mill
  • Poole’s Cavern & Country Park
  • Buxton Pavillion Gardens
  • Alton Towers just south of the Peak District

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