Bakewell

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.00 to £8.35 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

Explore the beautiful Peak District National Park from our Bakewell club site.

Please be aware that the B5056 from the A6 Youlgreave will be closed from 8/10/14 to 17/12/14. Please use the A515 Ashbourne/Buxton Road and turn right turn at the church (through the village).

If you’re looking for peace and quiet and wonderful views and enjoy walking and cycling, Bakewell Club campsite is for you. Its idyllic location near the pretty village of Youlgreave in the Peak District National Park offers a true back to nature camping experience. Campers report that the site’s minimum facilities are part of its appeal.

Bakewell campsite enjoys a peaceful, rural setting with stunning views over the Derbyshire countryside. The attractive site is excellently maintained and its 100 pitches are spacious, some benefitting from the shelter of trees which dot the site. There’s also a small dog walk and a children's play area.

Outdoor pursuits in the area around the campsite are not in short supply. Climbing, caving, horse riding and, of course, walking and cycling, are all available. Course fishing only 1/4 mile from site.

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.

While camping at Bakewell Club Site, take time to witness the ancient custom of Well Dressing – the decorating of wells and springs with pictures made from natural materials. The wells can be seen from May to September.

Please note that this site has no toilet or showers, so you will need suitable facilities in your unit. 

Access and SatNav Advice

Access road narrow and care needed.

Worth Noting

This site has no toilet or showers so you will need suitable facilities in your unit.Some pitches are sloping and chocks will be required. Poor TV reception, satellite dish recommended.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora or fauna. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The George Hotel specialises in local game. White Peak Farm Butchery sells locally-sourced beef, pork, lamb, chicken, game and venison. Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Matlock and Whaley Bridge all have Farmers’ Markets.

Facilities

Bakewell has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

Reviews

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5

Really diligent staff, we received a phone call 2 days before our visit to advise of a local...

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Really diligent staff, we received a phone call 2 days before our visit to advise of a local road closure, this allowed us to plan an alternative route. We received a lovely warm welcome and the staff were really helpful thought our visit. A special thanks to Steve for the advise regarding the calorlite gas bottle. This is a wonderful well maintained site set in the rural Derbyshire countryside about a mile from the picturesque village of Youlgrave. It is a good base for walking or discovering the attractions of the Peak District being only a short drive from Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House. The site office stocks a basic range of essentials and some lovely home baked scones at the weekend. The Fish and Chip van on Friday evening is well worth a visit, best fish and chips we had in a long time. The site has no toilets or showers so would not suit anyone without their own facilities. we will certainly be returning.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.7

Let me first say the only gripe I have with this site is the cost/facility ratio but I went...

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Let me first say the only gripe I have with this site is the cost/facility ratio but I went into that in an earlier review so I wont labour the point. We've been coming here 16 years - it's never been better. Steve Moat is, in our opinion, the best, most amicable Manager we have ever met in the circuit and if anyone has any difficulty with him then they should perhaps look within themselves. And the same goes for Paula, Joan and Kevin. If you can pick fault out with any of them then you could also fall out with your shadow. The access point on anysite is by default the busiest and noisiest point. Camp there at your peril. As for revving cars that the fault of the individual. Your review could have started so differently too. It could have read "poor first impression - all the seasonal pitch caravans were green with moss and looked like they'd been dumped". Fortunately not the case because, whilst it maybe true washing vans is against the rules but if common sense didn't prevail a lot of vans would be green because they never leave the site. There's an old but wise saying - 'Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools' Steve Moat is neither ignorant nor a fool! Regarding the grass cutter etc.I think that may have been on the site opposite which you may not be aware is nothing to do with the club. To sum up, I have never been on such a friendly site. Yes there are many regulars, but I have never them unwelcoming. Maybe you got off on the wrong foot. If you were unhappy about things it may well have been expressed in your body language.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1
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5

I don't usually write reviews but after reading a review that described steve moat the site...

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I don't usually write reviews but after reading a review that described steve moat the site manager as ignorant I decided to do this review. We have been coming to this site for four years and our caravan is in summer storage.Found this site by chance after a drive round Derbyshire one day, we called in at reception to get some details and were greeted by steve moat who was really helpful. We booked in the following week and was amazed by how welcoming steve and his wife paula made us feel.We used to tow the caravan all over the country but after coming here decided everything we need is in this area.Steve is so helful and treats everyone with respect.We have enjoyed all the years we have been coming but this years has been great with Steve and Joan can't praise them enough.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Access along part of the track was daunting for those, like us, with a normal car.

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Access along part of the track was daunting for those, like us, with a normal car. The rough track would be OK if the surface was graded regularly to avoid ruts. Only one elsan point near office which means a long trek for those who choose to pitch at the top of the site to get the views. We had a pleasant stay and the location is ideal for walks and visits the the various sites in that area of the Peak District.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Matlock – 8 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£220
Summer seasonal pitch 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£1,200

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