Campsites near Matlock, DerbyshirePart of the Peak District National Park, Matlock offers a perfect taste of the countryside. Whether it’s outdoor adventure, serene surroundings, or tourist attractions you’re after, a camping trip to Matlock offers it all.
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Things to see and do while camping near Matlock
We’ve listed some of our very favourite things to do in and around Matlock when camping. You’ll find everything from adventures for outdoor explorers to days out for little tots.
1. The nearby village of Matlock Bath is a tourism favourite, being one of the first places in England to be developed as a tourist specific destination. You’ll find brilliant transport link, so it’s ideal for anyone that doesn’t drive and it’s as popular with families as it is with cyclists and walkers.
2. Matlock town centre itself is a lovely place to spend the day exploring. Shops, restaurants, cafes, and charming architecture are all yours to discover.
3. Matlock Farm Parks makes a brilliant day out for those with younger families. Spend the day feeding and meeting a while variety of animals including wallabies, goats, ponies, rabbits, emus and many more. You’ll also be able to make use of their indoor play area, the UK’s largest jumping pillow and cosy café during your visit.
4. Hall Leys Park in Matlock is Green Flag award winning, making it one of the top parks in the UK to visit. There you’ll find a lovely café with both indoor and outdoor seating, well surfaced paths and lots of benches.
5. Cromford Mills was the birthplace of the modern factory system and makes for a fascinating visit. Book onto one of the tours to find out all about the Cromford story and Sir Richard Arkwright himself.
6. The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, is in Matlock and is home to over 60 trams, a recreated village street which includes shops and a pub and even a sculpture trail. This makes a great day out for all ages and interests.
7. Matlock is also home to the Peak District Mining Museum where you can find out about Derbyshire’s lead mining heritage. A combination of the museum and the working Temple Mine will provide an authentic look at what it was like to be down in the mines.
8. The Nine Ladies Stone Circle is a Bronze Age formation in Matlock and is well worth visiting. Reaching the stones requires you to walk through woodland and fields so put your walking boots on!