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.

Please be advised that due to road subsidence there is a total road closure from 11 to 29 April on the B5056 at the junction of the A515 to Alport

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

  • 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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4.3

We went here for a peaceful relaxing break, my wife had just undergone surgery, so we wanted...

This review is for Bakewell

We went here for a peaceful relaxing break, my wife had just undergone surgery, so we wanted to just do nothing for a few days. It was perfect. We were greeted by a lovely man, he showed us to the best available pitch, with the best view of the valley. It was just gorgeous. No traffic noise at all, just the sounds of the birds and sheep. There are lots of rabbits and a lovely dog walk. A little shop on site for essentials. The only negative for some people, but this was not an issue for us, is that there is no toilet or shower block, with most modern caravans now this is not a real issue. We loved this site, close to a few lovely little pubs, one doing take away fish and chips and ice cream. A short drive to the beautiful Bakewell, we loved it, we hope to return very soon, we would say for location, friendliness of staff, and beauty of the site, this is our favourite site to date.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.3

I did receive a relatively warm welcome, was shown to my pitch.

This review is for Bakewell

I did receive a relatively warm welcome, was shown to my pitch. The site is slopping, but the pitches are quite level, maybe a block of wood or two, needed. There are no facilities, but if you have everything on board, it doesn't matter. I did think the assistant site manager was a bit more friendly. Access from the village of youlgreave, is quite tricky. Narrow, cars parked on road, walkers. When leaving, you perhaps need a slightly powerful tow vehicle. It's steep.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

I have just watched a family of caravanners prepare to leave the site.

This review is for Bakewell

I have just watched a family of caravanners prepare to leave the site. The run their big 4x4 over the grass opposite their hardstanding and chewed up the pitch making it unusable and needing extensive repair, the manager went and spoke to them but they were quite rude to him, he told them when they arrived that he would pitch them with the tractor but they didn't listen and chewed up the grass in the beginning and now after it was repaired they have done even more damage, I do wonder about some people and whether they actually care about others. This is a lovely site and is ruined by people like them.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.3

This site is in a lovely location, perfect for walking etc.

This review is for Bakewell

This site is in a lovely location, perfect for walking etc. However I do have some issues: Quite expensive given lack of facilities No facilities for disposing of waste water. When we asked about this we were told to just tip it on the flowerbed or somewhere around the site. Given this contains water used for showering and washing up it is going to contain all sorts of nasties including traces of food. Hardly hygienic. My daughter arrived in advance of us at approx. 6.30pm and was met by staff who were informed them that "we were late!! "The confirmation email I received specifically said 8pm was last arrival time. Despite access being difficult, narrow lanes difficult for towing, this is never mention in the sites description. This is the first time on a Club Site and will stick to CL in future, Feel more welcome and usually pay less for the site which generally have better facilities.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Matlock – 8 miles

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