The beloved Peak District is home to rugged rock faces, dramatic valleys and rolling fields, as well as some of the best walking and cycling routes in the UK. Full of charming towns and villages, it’s perfect for a rural retreat with a sprinkle of countryside pubs and historical landmarks. It also hosts some great campsites, so here are 8 of the best caravan parks in the Peak District.
This family-run site sits at the southern tip of the Peak District, well positioned for exploring Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock. They offer hardstanding electric pitches, some with small areas of grass to one side and others separated by hedges for extra privacy. The site is teeming with amenities, including a seasonal swimming pool, a bar and restaurant, a fishing lake, children’s play area and a shop. With the Peaks on the doorstep and direct access to the Tissington Trail, it’s perfect for enjoying the outdoors.
In the heart of the Peak District, Newfold Farm sits just a 5 minute walk from Edale, where the Pennine Way begins. The location is perfect for exploring the famous walking route and the rest of Hope Valley. Dogs are welcome and there are hardstanding electric pitches with their own small grass area as well as non electric grass options. There’s a charming cafe with outdoor seating that serves coffee, tea, light bites and cakes and, over summer, wood fire pizzas can be bought on site.
This dog friendly site sits on the edge of the Peak District within easy reach of Buxton and Bakewell. They offer fully serviced, hardstanding pitches separated by greenery, all surrounded by rolling hills and fields. The modern facilities include showers, toilets, a family bathroom and disabled facilities as well as a kitchen and lounge area. Nearby is the village of Chelmorton and The Church Inn, a cosy traditional pub that serves food.
Sitting on the south edge of the Peak District, Common End Farm treats visitors to views of Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. The quiet park offers hardstanding and grass pitches, with or without electrical hookups. Surrounded by greenery, it’s a perfect place to unwind and is within easy reach of Ilam and Tissington for walking and cycling. On site facilities include modern showers and toilets and a washing up area. Fire pits and kindling are also available to hire.
With the beautiful Chatsworth Park on its doorstep, this picturesque site is perfect for visiting the iconic country house and gardens. The caravan park itself is well maintained with a choice of spacious pitches including hardstanding and super pitches. On site amenities including a children’s playground, laundry facilities, dishwashing area and a dog-walk. A short trip north of the site will bring you to popular walking locations of Baslow Edge and Curbar Edge.
Nestled between Bakewell and Ashford in the Water, this beautifully rural campsite is surrounded by panoramic countryside and views of the Wye Valley. The site’s 12 acres comprises 140 hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up as well as shower and toilet blocks, 2 kids’ play areas and a laundrette. Also on site is the cosy Stable Bar, serving hot drinks and plenty of local ale. The site is dog friendly and provides a 3 acre dog-walk. With the Derbyshire Dales on the doorstep along with the River Wye and nearby towns, there’s no shortage of things to do.
A stone’s throw from the southern Peak District is Leek Club Campsite, a spacious, green park well-placed for exploring the Peaks and surrounding areas. You can choose between grass and hardstanding pitches with hook-ups and enjoy access to WiFi, a kids play area, showers, toilets and disabled facilities. The site is also dog friendly and a short drive away from the village of Leek and local pubs. Nearby are great walks, with the Roaches and Meerbrook within easy reach.
This family-run caravan park is set amongst the Hope Valley, just a 5 minute walk from the village of Hope. Their on-site amenities include a heated shower block, family and disabled facilities, modern toilet blocks and laundry facilities. Dogs are welcome and there’s a designated dog-walking area plus a football field, table tennis and a boules court. There are plenty of pitches, including all weather, hardstanding and grass pitches with electric hook up. Nearby is the Ladybower Reservoir, the Pennine Way, Stanage and Froggatt Edge.
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