Bakewell

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.10 to £8.60 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.

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and wonderful views teamed with 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 benefit 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. Coarse 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 Dove.

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

  • Drinking water taps

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • 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)

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

Reviews

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3

The site itself is lovely and ideal for a peaceful break with the only noise being the...

This review is for Bakewell

The site itself is lovely and ideal for a peaceful break with the only noise being the birdsong and occasional sheep bleating or mooing cow, we were met at reception and shown where the essentials were located and were given the choice of a few pitches and we chose one over looking the valley, the staff were very helpful and gave us details of discounts available at local cafes and restaurants. Beware there are no facilities here apart from water and electricity and there was a small shop on site, Bakewell itself is lovely and very busy on market day, Matlock was also a lovely place to visit, but our main problem was getting to the campsite - we were aware of the conditions going through Youlgreave from other reviews but we weren't ready for our sat nav sending us down 6 or 7 miles of nothing more than a dirt track up and over some very steep hills and even sending us down a private road at one point which I had to reverse out of, luckily we only encountered one other vehicle and were fortunate it was right by what us have been the only passing point for the whole 7 or so miles, under no circumstances would we want anyone to go through what we went through so please please please use a good old fashioned map to get there and don't rely on your sat nav to get you there in one piece, the drive through Youlgreave is a bit tight as othwra habe said but easy enough in all honesty - even after our driving ordeal and the fact that there are no showers or toilet we would come here again for the peace and quiet of the countryside

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 1
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5

The managers were so helpful, even helping manhandle our caravan onto tricky pitch.

This review is for Bakewell

The managers were so helpful, even helping manhandle our caravan onto tricky pitch. We chose a pitch at the very top of the hill with fabulous panoramic views. However the nearest water point was at the bottom of the hill, quite a haul each time up to our pitch. Good exercise and made us very careful with our water! Access and departure from the site are difficult, with a very steep, narrow lane to negotiate, up through the village. The main risk is meeting other traffic, especially when you are going up. A very kind man from the next pitch to ours, escorted us up the hill, driving ahead to ensure us a clear run! All this is very worth while, the pitch is superbly maintained by very kind, helpful managers and the location - quite stunning. It is very central for great walking, especially in Bradford Dale and Lathkilldale - "Izaak Walton Territory." We will certainly be returning to this site

  • 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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5

Take your time towing through the village...

This review is for Bakewell

Take your time towing through the village...its narrow and steep between parked cars and buildings but worth the effort when you get to the site. Dave the manager was welcoming and helpful and the site is spotless with a mixture of level tiered hard standings and slightly sloping grass pitches. Don't complain about the lack of a loo block...it tells you that on the website! Lovely places to visit nearby and great walking country. There is no tv signal so you need a satellite dish but even then the trees blocked our signal so we ended up using masses of data to watch tv online. Take a good book and just enjoy the views and peace. A real gem !!

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

This was our first time towing a caravan so the route in was a bit tricky.

This review is for Bakewell

This was our first time towing a caravan so the route in was a bit tricky. On arrival we were shown to a nice flat pitch and everyone was very helpful and friendly. The nearby picturesque town of Bakewell is well worth a visit. Unfortunately a problem with our caravan meant we had to cut short our visit but we will definitely be returning.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Matlock – 8 miles

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