Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.90 to £10.05* 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 Site 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, which 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-Lyne on the last 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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5

This campsite is a great place to camp, the wardens are absolutely lovely and are a credit to...

This review is for Crowden

This campsite is a great place to camp, the wardens are absolutely lovely and are a credit to the site, the tent pitches are extremely well maintained with lovely short grassy pitches the facilities are lovely new hairdryers and showers and a dissabled/family shower,toilet & washroom which are immaculate. The shop sells the most beautiful tasteing freerrange eggs courtesy of Charley the very polite farmers son. There are 3 reservoir that have wonderful walks and cycling one also has a jetty and boats although I don't know what activities are available and in Tintwistle there is the absolutely lovely bulls head pub mick and Jane are lovely and is a very dog friendly pub that has live bands and holds events too This camp site is lovely quiet and very peaceful and has many bird and bat boxes which in the evening really nice to watch the birds the walk up to the quarry is a great hike with stunning views. Crowden really is a little piece of paradise I highly recommended this place for some serious R&R and chill time

  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

I just stayed for one night, but was really impressed by the warm welcome and modern, clean...

This review is for Crowden

I just stayed for one night, but was really impressed by the warm welcome and modern, clean facilities. The manager really went out of his way to make me welcome but I unfortunately arrived too late for curry from their takeaway service - it smelt lovely! Be mindful there is no signal on most networks, nor wifi. As I was staying there for work this was a minor inconvenience, but for normal camping I would see it as a positive. Great big picnic benches under beautiful trees and lovely flowers too.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

A great site. Excellent for Pennine Way backpackers.

This review is for Crowden

A great site. Excellent for Pennine Way backpackers. The views as you ascend Laddow Rocks are spectacular.

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

Couldn't fault this site at all.

This review is for Crowden

Couldn't fault this site at all. Wonderful location with beautiful walks, excellent facilities, lovely friendly staff. Even a takeaway meal service some nights, delivered to my tent door!

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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