Perfect walking country on the Pennine Way
Our Crowden Club campsite enjoys a remote location at the northern end of the Peak District National Park. The area is a walker’s paradise and our campsite reflects this. It has a well-stocked shop selling the basics and farm fresh eggs. In addition to shower and toilet facilities, Crowden campsite has a drying room – a useful addition for backpackers and cycle campers.
From the campsite, walkers can indulge in a gentle stroll along footpaths or stride out on a stretch of the long-distance Pennine Way. The nearby Longendale Trail follows the former Woodhead railway from Hadfield to the Woodhead Tunnels and enjoys stunning views over Torside Reservoir.
North West of Crowden the pretty Chew Valley with its reservoirs, rivers and canals provides some of the region’s best walks. Mountain biking, sailing and horse riding is also possible here as well as fishing in the canals.
There are plenty of places to visit from the campsite too. Howden and Ladybower Reservoirs, south east of the campsite are where the Dam Busters was filmed. Or head north to Holmfirth, the town known as the location for the TV series Last of the Summer Wine, looks out over the spectacular Holme Valley. The magnificent Chatsworth House and Gardens and Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground near Bakewell are a great family day out. Just north of here is the famous plague village of Eyam. Eyam Moor above the village is great for walking. There’s more wide open space and romantic landscapes to enjoy at the National Trust’s Marsden Moor Estate north of Crowden campsite.
Leave the peace and quiet behind and in an hour’s drive you can enjoy the shopping and entertainment options of Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.
Access and SatNav Advice
Approach is via the busy A628, with the side road entrance being on a sharp bend
The Site has no mobile phone coverage, no TV reception and limited satellite reception. No laundry facilities, but there is a drying room. Please be aware that the Hardstanding pitches on this site comprise of a grass covered reinforced plastic hardstanding.
There is a farmers’ market in Ashton-under-Lyme on the lat Sunday of the month.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Battery charging facilities
The warden,Anne,bless her,does a stirling job with very poor facilities and we just wonder how this Bank Holiday week-end, with the site full,she is coping!
Would recommend visiting both Saddelworth ( museum) and Holmfirth.
Bus stop,but no bus service!!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Nice pub for food in Tintwistle.
Good scenic route to Holmfirth and nice place to visit Toilet and shower block would benefit from removal of cobwebs.
This is not a nice experience for the ladies.
Male toilet block did not have any soup in the dispenser all weekend.
!00% improvement urgently required concerning signage to site from the main road. There is half a sign from the north and no sign from the south.This site could be easily missed and you would have to travel a long distance before being able to turn around.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Very good site the shop is not as well stocked as the last time we visited, the manager was busy tiding up the flower displays so should look good for the rest of the season, the amenities block is old and it shows, maybe the club could invest in improving it before considering anything else for this site? If approaching from Sheffield be careful not to go past the entrance road, it is a long way to turnaround.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Beautiful & remote
- Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Active break
Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles
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