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.

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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4.7

We had a fantastic week at this site made even better by the welcoming, professional and...

This review is for Bakewell

We had a fantastic week at this site made even better by the welcoming, professional and helpful wardens. It was tranquil and easy going with the choice of doing as much or as little as we needed Beautiful walks (guide maps supplied again by helpful Wardens) and fantastic views from a beautiful, fastidiously maintained site. Nearby is the great little town of Bakewell (mondays are good as large market including animal auction..really good day) as well as excellent attraction of "Heights of Abraham" at nearby Matlock and, of course, the nearby Chatsworth House which is a National Treasure. Thank you Wardens for a great stay and we will be back

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3

We used the reviews when selecting this site.

This review is for Bakewell

We used the reviews when selecting this site. On arrival it promised to be a good weekend, the weather was perfect and we know the area well. However we must have picked a bad weekend because our experience was disappointing. There is the look of tranquillity about the site but this was deceptive. Maintenance was being carried out and we endured the sound of a nail gun and sawing from 8 in the morning until 5.30 in the afternoon. In addition there were a couple of irresponsible dog owners, We own a dog ourselves and expect any dog to bark when another dog passes its territory however we did have to put up with a couple of dogs being allowed to bark indecently. I can see why the ratings are good for this site and would not want to put folks off but if you do not like dogs it may spoil your visit.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Active break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2
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5

We stayed at the site for the first time this weekend and had a fantastic time.

This review is for Bakewell

We stayed at the site for the first time this weekend and had a fantastic time. The staff were first class and made us feel really welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them. The pitch we had was spacious and in a really good location. The only disappointing aspect was hearing that the Manager will be leaving soon, not through choice but through company policy, which is a real shame. It is obvious from speaking to other members that he has really built up a great site and those people who have been visiting the site for many years will be really sorry to see him go. I would urge the Camping and Caravan club to reconsider their decision as it is clear to me that he should remain at this site that he built up to its current excellent standard.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Stayed for the D-Day weekend and had a lovely weekend.

This review is for Bakewell

Stayed for the D-Day weekend and had a lovely weekend. However, surprised to learn of the proposed management change. Why change something that is obviously working. 'Club Policy' was the reply. We have been caravanning for many years and feel the Club policy is wrong. All to often many sites are run by inexperienced people with little knowledge of camping or caravanning unlike the Bakewell team who are experienced, most helpful and polite. I'm sure this is reflected by campers who return year on year. I remember when Bakewell would have been lucky to get 2 stars, now it's 4 star (would be 5 if they had facilities. So come on make the campers happy and review that policy. New comers and old timers are all welcome at Bakewell as I'm sure the figures reflect this.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,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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Standard Fees

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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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