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

Well kept clean and tidy site with friendly atmosphere.

This review is for Crowden

Well kept clean and tidy site with friendly atmosphere. Space between pitches & has one of the best parent/ baby room facilities I've come across in the 2months I've been travelling - much appreciated from a tired, warn-out mother! Will definitely recommend!

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

Great site, Fantastic walks straight from the site.

This review is for Crowden

Great site, Fantastic walks straight from the site. Was told that the site wardens did great Pizza`s and Curries but when we asked we were told by Steve that he wasn't allowed to do them any more. Powers above have said that he cant. Even though he has the certificates and all the proper equipment to produce it correctly. Great Facilities. Very Clean. Has a washing machine and tumble dryer even though it says it doesn't. Shop well stocked. We and our dogs will be returning as soon as possible

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

I walked the full length of the Pennine Way this year.

This review is for Crowden

I walked the full length of the Pennine Way this year. My dog, Seth, joined me on this trip; poor thing had no choice. We camped every night but the visit to Crowden was the best night by a long way. We hadn't booked, we never did, but the staff there were really kind and gave us space, eventhough they were very busy. We had walked 24 miles that day and, having spent three nights wild camping, a shower was becoming a priority. The place was the cleanest and best organised camp site I've stayed at for a long time. I had a curry, made by one of the stewards. It was spot on. Economical, tasty and an absolute treat for a hungry walker. That doesn't happen in campsites often, there were pizzas too, they looked grand. Can't recommend this place more highly. If you plan on walking the Pennine Way, make this one of your stops. It is well run, by smashing people. Well done, guys.

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

We stayed here to go to a wedding so was ideal.

This review is for Crowden

We stayed here to go to a wedding so was ideal. The staff were friendly and helpful and the site was very clean with allamenities available.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active 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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