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 went to Bakewell over the recent Bank Holiday.

This review is for Bakewell

We went to Bakewell over the recent Bank Holiday. Blessed with dry weather, we enjoyed walking, cycling and eating out in the area. There are numerous paths and, if you�ve not been before, make sure you walk up through Alport and Conksbury to Lathkill Dale. There�s a nice garden �tea room� just up from the path at Over Haddon, serving home made cake, otherwise trek all the way to Moneyash for a well-earned pub meal. During the week the deli in Youlgreave has a good selection of tasty pies but they�ve often sold out by Saturday. It�s very hilly so you�ll need to be moderately fit to go cycling but, if you do, there are cycling paths within reach and many of the local roads are quiet with very little traffic. Go to Bakewell and try one of their traditional puddings (there are at least four different recipes, all original, and quite different from the familiar �tart�). The site is spread out, with plenty of grass (lawns, really), stone features and flowers. A Chippie van comes each Friday evening, which is very handy for a first week-end meal. No toilets or ablutions but the price reflects this. It�s an excellent location if you�re looking for peace and quiet. Do take care arriving, as the road down from Youlgrave is fairly steep and parked cars can make it narrow in places. Don�t arrive in the morning; you won�t want to back up to let a late departure get away. Access is not difficult, though, many large units have made the journey without incident. You should be pleased to have visited an exceptional site, especially if the weather is kind.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

Overall the weekend was ok though getting there turned in to the journey from hell both with...

This review is for Bakewell

Overall the weekend was ok though getting there turned in to the journey from hell both with the wether and the fact that the approach lane was flooded - even in good weather it's not a good lane. A message to the manager Steve- although he was really great and happy to help he ought to show people to their pitch as I went the wrong way and ended up seriously damaging my van ( though ultimately this was my fault for misjudging the turn). The surrounding area is great bake well is a lovely town and a smashing walk from the site over the rural paths - thy have directions in the site shop

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2
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4.3

The access to the site was almost impossible for a standard vehicle towing a caravan,...

This review is for Bakewell

The access to the site was almost impossible for a standard vehicle towing a caravan, particularly following heavy rain. The road from Youlgreave is very narrow and down a steep incline, with many parked cars, it is also liable to flood. This is followed by a rock strewn track for about 200 hundred metres before reaching a very narrow tarmac section with one passing place. We spent a pleasant few days on this most wonderful site with large pitches and superbly maintained lawns but all the time we were there we worried about how we would possibly get the caravan out. What a shame, such a gem which we will not be able to visit again - Perhaps the club could consider upgrading the access which, at least during our stay, could be considered as extremely hazardous.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Addendum to previous review which was not show.

This review is for Bakewell

Addendum to previous review which was not show. On the previous review a part was deliberately missed out. We sent a letter to the C C & Club in April requesting that it be forwarded on to several people including Mr Louden. We had one phone call from a person in the office to say the reason for Steve being moved on was C C & Club policy and at the time we were assured it would be forwarded to Mr Louden's PA. We have not heard anything since. Another email was sent following this to say how disappointed we were again no response! We would also like to revise part of our letter saying how busy the site was. It was last year but this year it has been very quiet probably due to the price hike. Is is someone in the C C & Club trying deter visitors. We don't mind it being quiet but it can't be helping the clubs and site revenue.

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

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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