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.

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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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
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4.7

Great site and very frendly and warming Wardens.

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Great site and very frendly and warming Wardens. the only thing that lets the site down is no TV reception but you can hire a sky box from the reception at a small cost. Wardens guide you to your pitch, also make home made pizzas which are delicious. When we were leaving it snowed quite heavily and they helped us to get off site because we were slipping.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

From the moment we arrived, the welcome was truly wonderful, nothing was to much trouble, due...

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From the moment we arrived, the welcome was truly wonderful, nothing was to much trouble, due to the adverse weather the grass was very wet but still the site was kept neat & tidy, the toilet block was immaculate and Friday night pizzas where superb (Made on site by Steve) a lovely stay - many thanks to all the site managers at Crowden

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

This campsite is a great place to camp, the wardens are absolutely lovely and are a credit to...

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This campsite is a great place to camp, the wardens are absolutely lovely and are a credit to the site, the tent pitches are extremely well maintained with lovely short grassy pitches the facilities are lovely new hairdryers and showers and a dissabled/family shower,toilet & washroom which are immaculate. The shop sells the most beautiful tasteing freerrange eggs courtesy of Charley the very polite farmers son. There are 3 reservoir that have wonderful walks and cycling one also has a jetty and boats although I don't know what activities are available and in Tintwistle there is the absolutely lovely bulls head pub mick and Jane are lovely and is a very dog friendly pub that has live bands and holds events too This camp site is lovely quiet and very peaceful and has many bird and bat boxes which in the evening really nice to watch the birds the walk up to the quarry is a great hike with stunning views. Crowden really is a little piece of paradise I highly recommended this place for some serious R&R and chill time

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 200m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 5 miles, Glossop 9 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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