Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.60 to £9.50 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

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

Worth Noting

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.

Eat Local

There is a farmers’ market in Ashton-under-Lyme on the lat Sunday of the month.

Facilities

Crowden 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

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Gas cylinders

  • Electric hook-up

  • 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 only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Pets welcome

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

i booked myself onto this site for 3 days, i just wanted a break with my dog, wow, what a...

This review is for Crowden

i booked myself onto this site for 3 days, i just wanted a break with my dog, wow, what a suprise, it was fantastic for walking and climbing on the penine way.the only downside was no tv reception or mobile phone reception, and no internet either, but i saw that as a bonus, it was a break away from it all.the warden was the most friendliest lady you can wish for.if you needed any shopping a short drive to tintwistle and surrounding area did the trick. the midges where a bit bitey at times, but the warden was selling avons skin so soft(the troops use it in afghan). all in all, a fantastic site, with fantastic views and walks in the area.

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

This is a peaceful and picturesque site in a remote location with no nearby shops,...

This review is for Crowden

This is a peaceful and picturesque site in a remote location with no nearby shops, particularly for the many walking/cycling campers. In view of this, the deficiencies in the shop are not acceptable in my opinion. It is not true to say in the Camping and Caravanning Club description that there is a well stocked shop, there was nothing in the shop. The shop should stock at least fresh milk and, possibly, bread as a basic. They have no facility for providing freezer packs and advised us that there were issues of space in their freezer for them to freeze our own packs for us. Additionally they had no camping gas replacement for us which we have never come across before at a Club site. We were sent to drive 40 minutes to a nearby caravan dealer (the traffic into Glossop is very heavy) and if that had been shut we would have had no hot food that evening.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2
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3.7

This is a nice site, very good for walking, no wifi or TV reception.

This review is for Crowden

This is a nice site, very good for walking, no wifi or TV reception. The temporary assistant site manager was help full and seemed to be working all day none stop, accredit the club. But this site is being let down by the club, the last two times we have visited one of the gents toilets have been broken, there seems to be no amenities for the backpacker somewhere for them to have a meal under cover would be nice, but the club have installed camping pods, would it not have been more wiser to improve the site amenities first? And what has happened to the shop 12 months ago it was well stoked but now not even eggs, sorry but this site is going downhill.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1
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4.3

Temporary warden was super friendly and helpful.

This review is for Crowden

Temporary warden was super friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere, spotless facilities, which although basic, were perfectly adequate. Beautiful area and lots to do within a short drive including Hayfield, Tintwistle and a bit further away the villages of Saddleworth, Uppermill is particularly nice for a day out. On site shop has basics and there is a Tesco in the centre of Glossop about ten minutes drive away. We only live twenty minutes away and this is our first visit but will definitely not be the last. No tv or mobile phone signal which didn't bother us, there is a payphone on site. Tons of fresh air and lovely walks provide a great break and chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful walks on the doorstep

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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