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-Lyne on the last 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
Steve and his partner were very welcoming as I came in off the Pennine Way with my dog Pip. By the time I had my tent up there was a delicious,home cooked Pizza ready.
Next day they were very accommodating and helpful as I had to stay longer due to a knee injury. The campsite was spotless and the flowers added a cheerful cared for feel to the site. I will certainly stop again!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Very welcoming on arrival, not too crowded and everything we needed. Mind you that ground was hard! It didn't bend tent pegs though and the shade of the trees was most welcome.
Office staff were welcoming and helpful and I thanked them personally on leaving. Although I did not have to queue, I can imagine 2 perfectly good showers might not be enough of a busy week. Cleaning routine was very much up to par. I don't mind the hens and the cockerels (same noises at home) but that A628 is one busy road! Just quiet enough to not stop sleep though.
New management I was told. Well they are doing a good job. Keep it up.
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Good experience quiet site, busy friendly
Dog friendly, grass well cut.
- Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
This site has everything despite a busy road nearby. Top notch toilets/showers, large grassy pitches, beautiful scenery and close to so much excellent walking. Definitely coming back and recommending to all I know. Thank you.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.