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
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
You've read the other reviews ........Now read this!
Where do I begin? We experienced the misfortune of breaking down en route from The Midlands to Crowden C&CC Site in Glossop earlier this month. When we eventually arrived at the site it was dark, we were tired, cold & hungry! The huge tow truck un-hitched our caravan and transferred our car to a parking bay.
The Club Site Office had closed at 8.00pm; it was now about 9.30p.m, it was a Sunday! What happened next was unbelievable ............... The Site Manager, Steve Moat, greeted us, not only with a smile and his tractor (to move our caravan to its pitch) but hot coffees and assistance to level and set up. He gave us the name and telephone number of a trusted local garage where he believed we may get our car problem sorted. Receiving a telephone signal is difficult, to say the least, at Crowden. Steve allowed us to use his land-line to inform family members of our safe arrival on site.
The next day Steve helped with the organisation of the pick up of our car for transfer to the garage. During our car's absence, he and his team relayed messages to and from the garage and he even offered us lifts! Happily we had our car returned to us after 3 days and Steve and his wife Paula made a daily enquiry to see if it was still running okay.
What absolutely, amazingly lovely people at Crowden! All of you; Steve, Paula, Carol, Steve's mum, but Steve, you are the Superstar!!! We cannot thank you enough for your kindness.
We hope that the management/Directorship of the C & CC do read these reviews so that you can be properly commended/rewarded for far exceeding normal expectations of your role. Very well done!
An extremely grateful,
Mr & Mrs Jones (VW Passat)
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Site very clean there is going to be a laundry room all they are waiting for is washing machines to be delivered everything you need is here I will be returning shortly such a friendly site all down to the hard work of Steve .
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
staff were inviting on arrival and informative re informative services, able to answer questions throughout our stay,all in all helpful which was great being first timers
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Active break
Site is close to walk and cycle routes. Everybody was very friendly and the atmosphere was really relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble for Steve and Paula. Small shop on site selling essentials, with Hot food available from the reception on order. Facilities were new, good hot showers , very clean. We were asked to provide feedback on the new disabled shower room, and our comments were welcomed with a view to improving where needed. All in all a great little site, well worth a visit. Thank you x
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles
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