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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3

This was a nice little site, tucked away off the Woodhead Pass.

This review is for Crowden

This was a nice little site, tucked away off the Woodhead Pass. Plenty of hills and tracks for walking the dogs. I've only given 3 stars for the cleanliness as we didn't use the facilities, although they did look very clean from a distance. Unfortunately, the site is not suitable for larger motorhomes. We are 9m and managed to navigate the tight approach to the site well enough. The site itself was quite waterlogged, so the (very helpful) warden tried to get us on to some hardstanding next to the toilet block. This proved impossible due to the front wheels becoming bogged down in the wet grass as I tried to reverse - after much to-ing and fro-ing (& swearing!) I finally got turned round and we parked just outside the barrier for the night. The next day we left shortly before noon once everything had dried out - the exit was very tight as you have to make a sharp right turn immediately outside the front gates - this is on a sharp uphill stretch. The result of this was much tyre smoke as there was no possibility of building up any momentum due to the combination of motorhome length, lack of manoeuvring space, tight turn and uphill. I was (just) able to force myself clear of the site, but this should be posted on the information for this site. Aside from this drama, it is a very nice site, very nice scenery and just a shame we can't visit again unless we downsize.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 1
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5

The walks from this site a fantastic wheather you want hill walking or a nice steady walk for...

This review is for Crowden

The walks from this site a fantastic wheather you want hill walking or a nice steady walk for 2 hours around the resovouir it is also next to a nature reserve the two Ladies that run the site are very friendly nothing is two much trouble

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2.3

This site is very much in keeping with the area it is located in - nearest large shops are in...

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This site is very much in keeping with the area it is located in - nearest large shops are in Glossop so you need to be able to travel for food etc

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 1
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4.3

All staff very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive.

This review is for Crowden

All staff very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. The only downside was the presence of midges which is probably inevitable given the location and being surrounded by trees.We would not hesitate to return to this site but maybe outside the midge season next time.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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