Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.10 to £10.35* 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. If you're back backpacking along the Pennine Way, and arriving on foot carrying equipment, we will always find a way to pitch you for the night.

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.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Access and SatNav Advice

Approach is via the busy A628, with the side road entrance being on a sharp bend

Worth Noting

Site has limited mobile phone coverage and no TV reception but satellite hire is available from reception. No laundry facilities, but there is a drying room. Approach is via the busy A628, with the side road entrance being on a sharp bend – take care not to miss the turning as difficult to turn round in road beyond. Some grass with electric pitches are available directly through the site.
Only National Express busses available which must be pre-booked on line.

Eat Local

The Bulls Head in Tintwistle serves excellent food usign only locally sourced meats and vegetables. They also offer a 10% discount to Club members. There is a Farmers’ Market in Ashton-under-Lyne on the last Sunday of the month.

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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

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Pets welcome

  • Camping Pods or Dens

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Gas cylinders

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Ready Camp tents on site

Reviews

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5

It was a pleasure to stay on this site. The wardens are so very friendly and welcoming.

This review is for Crowden

It was a pleasure to stay on this site. The wardens are so very friendly and welcoming. The site itself is extremely well maintained and clean. Not a spiders web in sight in any of the facilities! I would really recommend this site for either a nice relaxing break or if you like walking there are plenty of good walks with awesome scenery. The only negative would be for those staying on the site to make sure they pull the external doors closed on the toilet block, as many of the walkers passing the site try to use them and even though there is a code some get in if the door is not closed properly.

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

We stayed here over the very busy May Bank Holiday weekend.

This review is for Crowden

We stayed here over the very busy May Bank Holiday weekend. Even though the site was full the cleanliness of the facilities wasn't compromised. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. This is a gem of a site, we will definitely book again in the not too distant future. The warden is a qualified chef who cooks on site, we enjoyed a superb pizza on the Saturday evening. We totally recommend this wonderful site.

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

Very happy and friendly staff on this site, we have stayed before and always been made welcome.

This review is for Crowden

Very happy and friendly staff on this site, we have stayed before and always been made welcome. The site had a problem with two family's on the last stay we had, the staff especially Steve copied well given the situation, this had little or no affect on my or other campers stay. Well done to the staff at Crowden site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

We arrived at Crowden and found we hadn't been booked in although we made the booking in 2017.

This review is for Crowden

We arrived at Crowden and found we hadn't been booked in although we made the booking in 2017. Note : we will be checking our deposits have been taken out in future ! Its happened to us before and we have been turned away , we got a different response from the site managers at Crowden ......magician Steve sorted out a very pleasant pitch organised a longer electric cable and their dogged determination to help us and others led to a very nice holiday....

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 200m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 5 miles, Glossop 9 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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