Bakewell

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.45 to £9.10* Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

Please note that this site has no toilet or showers so you will need suitable facilities in your unit.

Look out for the entrance which is around 80 metres before the old one - there is no turning point beyond the new entrance. 

Explore the beautiful Peak District National Park from our Bakewell Club Site.

Bakewell town is just 5 miles from the site 
Within the Peak District National Park 
Many outdoor pursuits available close to the site

The surrounding area

Bakewell town is just five miles from the site – try the pudding (not tart) and then visit Haddon Hall and the National Trust’s Ilam Park and on to Dovedale, an iconic and spectacular gorge carved out by the river Dove.

While camping at Bakewell Club Site, take time to witness the ancient custom of Well Dressing – the decorating of wells and springs with pictures made from natural materials. The wells can be seen from May to September.

Outdoor pursuits in the area around the campsite are not in short supply. Climbing, caving, horse riding and, of course, walking and cycling, are all available. Coarse fishing only 1/4 mile from site.

Key facilities

No toilets or showers
No dedicated accessible facilities
Children’s play area 
Designated dog walk 
Club Site WiFi 

More about Bakewell Club Site

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and wonderful views teamed with walking and cycling, Bakewell Club campsite is for you. Its idyllic location near the pretty village of Youlgreave in the Peak District National Park offers a true back to nature camping experience. Campers report that the site’s minimum facilities are part of its appeal.

Bakewell campsite enjoys a peaceful, rural setting with stunning views over the Derbyshire countryside. The attractive site is excellently maintained and its 100 pitches are spacious, some benefit from the shelter of trees which dot the site. There’s also a small dog walk and a children's play area.

Events and attractions

Bakewell well dressing 
Chatsworth House 
Haddon Hall
Bakewell town centre

Access and SatNav Advice

Access road narrow and care needed.

Worth Noting

No toilet or showers so you will need suitable facilities in your unit. Some pitches are sloping and chocks may be required, and access road is narrow so care is needed. Poor TV reception – satellite dish recommended. New entrance is approx. 80 metres before old - there is nowhere to turn around beyond.

Eat Local

There are several Farmers’ Markets in the area. White Peak Farm butchery sells locally-sourced meat including game. The George Hotel serves good home-cooked, locally-sourced food.

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Facilities

Bakewell 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

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Wi-fi (Other provider)

  • Public house within one mile

  • 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 pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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3.7

Spent 7 nights at this large quiet remote site.

This review is for Bakewell

Spent 7 nights at this large quiet remote site. When I went no facilities, but this was made clear on the website. Extremely basic, but the beautiful surrounding countryside made up for the lack of facilities.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1
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4.3

As a family with 3 young children we were initially wary about the lack of facilities but we...

This review is for Bakewell

As a family with 3 young children we were initially wary about the lack of facilities but we had an amazing stay! Dave and his team (Roy) are friendly, welcoming and are obviously doing an amazing job at maintaining the site because it's spotless. The views are amazing and it's a real sense of camping in the wild which sets it apart from the other sites, we (well I) thought I'd struggle with the lack of facilities but it was super easy. The kids play area although basic was great to have and my two oldest made a beeline for it while we sorted the tent. The weather wasn't with us but there's plenty of outdoor space for kids to play or ride bikes (as long as they have strong legs because it's hilly!) The site is a great base to explore and we had great days out- there are some fab National Trust and English Heritage sites within a reasonably short driving distance we visited Hardwick, Bolsover Castle, Ilam park, Dovedale, Sudbury Hall, kedlesten Hall during our 3 night stay so if you aren't members and are thinking of exploring I'd recommend an NT membership as you'd get so much value from it in this area! Bakewell is a 15 minute drive and has a large coop to stock up on supplies and if you don't fancy cooking the Chinese restaurant nearest the Coop Eastern Court was good with lots of vegan & veggie options if you're one of those families like us. So if you're looking for a site a little different to the usual camping & Caravanning sites but with the same warm welcome and knowledgable staff, give this a punt because what you get in tranquility, views and uniqueness is well worth the lack of facilities- thanks for a great stay we'll definitely be back!

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

We made a late booking for this site and were slightly concerned about the warning of the very...

This review is for Bakewell

We made a late booking for this site and were slightly concerned about the warning of the very narrow road for the final mile or so. The from the village road was a challenge but it really was worth making the effort. A fabulous site with amazing views and perfect for the Peak District walks we wanted to do. The site staff couldn't have been more helpful from the minute we booked and this was a great bonus. The pitches were spacious and it is a wonderfully laid out site with stacks of room. There are no toilet or shower facilities, which we knew when we booked. Definitely returning there again in the near future!

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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1.7

The views are stunning, but you loose an awful lot to get that facility (so lack of facility)...

This review is for Bakewell

The views are stunning, but you loose an awful lot to get that facility (so lack of facility) it's like going back 30yrs. We're in the 21st century and people expect just the basic facilities 'A toilet block' no showers 'A toilet block'

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 1

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Matlock – 8 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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