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

Having completed the first day of my Pennine Way attempt I arrived at Crowden and was unable...

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Having completed the first day of my Pennine Way attempt I arrived at Crowden and was unable to find my wallet. The warden Steve allowed me to pitch up and use his phone to make all necessary calls before I eventually found it in a 'secret' compartment in my rucksack. To combat the stress Steve even gave me a couple of beers !

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

great to have local maps available for walks of varying distance.

This review is for Crowden

great to have local maps available for walks of varying distance. Staff very caring for anyone needing help. there was a vulnerable person on site who they kept an eye on.the children at the weekend were all very polite, and the DOE group were quiet and well supported. The showers were rather small but I would be happy to go again

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

great to have local maps available for walks of varying distance.

This review is for Crowden

great to have local maps available for walks of varying distance. Staff very caring for anyone needing help. there was a vulnerable person on site who they kept an eye on.the children at the weekend were all very polite, and the DOE group were quiet and well supported. The showers were rather small but I would be happy to go again

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We particularly recommend the gardens at Arley Manor and the Elizabethan manor house at...

This review is for Crowden

We particularly recommend the gardens at Arley Manor and the Elizabethan manor house at Bramall (both within 45 minutes drive). The warden and Carol were most helpful throughout our visit. Only slight drawback was lack of mobile phone reception and wifi communication on site

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • 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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