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Camping in the Peak District

Campsites in the Peak District

Go Camping in the Peak District and you’ll be rewarded with charming local villages, the picturesque English countryside and family-friendly attractions. 

3 Peak District Campsites

Bakewell
Central England, Derbyshire
4.5 (193)

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

Key Facilities
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • There is a designated dog walk on site.
  • Wireless internet access through various other providers. Note: may only be available on parts of the site.
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • There is a children’s play area on site. Facilities can vary, with some play areas restricted to young children only.

Bakewell

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and wonderful views, paired with walking and cycling, Bakewell Club Site 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.
Crowden
Central England, Glossop
5 (120)

Our Crowden Club Site enjoys a remote location at the northern end of the Peak District National Park.

 
Key Facilities
  • Showers on site.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • There are washbasins on site.
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • Denotes a separate building that may sell groceries as well as other items. Please contact the site for details.

Crowden

Our Crowden Club Site enjoys a remote location at the northern end of the Peak District National Park.
Hayfield
Central England, Derbyshire,
5 (195)
Our Hayfield Club campsite sits at the foot of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park.
Key Facilities
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • Wireless internet access available on Club Sites only. For full details go to campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/sitewifi Note: may only be available on parts of the campsite.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • Showers on site.
  • There is a children’s play area on site. Facilities can vary, with some play areas restricted to young children only.

Hayfield

Our Hayfield Club campsite sits at the foot of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. This is walking country where you can enjoy anything from a gentle stroll to a more challenging climb.

More about camping in the Peak District

A diverse and spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful and charming regions of the UK, the Peak District has something for everyone. From its hidden valleys of space, solitude and tranquillity, rounded hills, bracing moorland and long distance trails, to bustling market towns with thriving local stores and delightful teashops, camping in the Peaks offers a unique and varied holiday.

Make the most of the outdoors

Staying on a campsite in the Peak District gives you access to some of the best walking in the UK. Walking enthusiasts flock to the Peak District annually to take on some of the many paths and trails within varying landscapes. Bakewell, Hayfield and Castleton are popular walking bases with campsites available.

Wherever you’re pitched up, you’ll find a walking route and places to explore nearby. Speak to our campsite staff to find out the best routes nearby.

If you prefer to explore on two wheels, there are plenty of cycling track to get you started. Carsington water, the High Peak Trail and the Monsal Trail are all great options but you’ll find hundreds of routes near your campsite.

Caving and climbing are really popular here for beginners and novices alike. There are over 10,000 climbs of varying difficulties. If you’re new to climbing there are indoor climbing instructors to get you started and outdoor activity centres to show you the basics.

Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and even windsurfing is popular on the reservoirs. Carsington Water is a great location for taster sessions. Not just [popular for watersports though, Carsington Water is great for birdwatching, walking, cycling and fishing.

Top Peak District attractions

Spend a day exploring the local area, head for the vibrant market towns and picturesque villages for time to potter and browse, perhaps stopping off in a teashop to sample the local confection and watch the world go by. With quirky independent shops, indoor and outdoor markets, fairs and local events, there has never been a more perfect opportunity to come camping in the Peak District.

All campsites in the Peak District offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. You’ll find an attraction for everyone; here are a few of our favourites.

  • Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge uncovers the secrets of our Ice Age ancestors. There are 9 caves to visit throughout the tour and all nod to their prehistoric past. You’ll also get the chance to see the largest collection of Witches Marks in Britain which were ritual protection marks.
  • The Nine Ladies Stone Circle is a Bronze Age collection of stones and part of Stanton Moor with its standing stones and monuments. Not far from our Bakewell campsite, a walk to explore the stones is a great idea whilst camping in the Peak District.
  • Board a cable car to the Heights of Abraham to enjoy an aerial view of Derwent Valley as you make your way to the summit. When you reach the top you can join a guided tour down to the Great Masson Cavern, browse the shops or enjoy one of the many picnic spots. The Vista Bar and Restaurant is a great place to grab a bite to eat or a drink whilst enjoying the views.
  • The Peak Wildlife Park has large walkways, allowing you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals. Penguins, lemurs, wallaby’s, meerkats and many more species call the park home. The park has really good facilities and the café caters for anyone with dietary needs.
  • Hardwick Hall, owned by the National Trust is one of the finest Elizabethan buildings in the country. Family play trails, picture perfect views, a restaurant and a gift shop make the hall a great day out. Explore the elaborately designed rooms of the house, view the fine tapestry hanging in every room and find out about the history of the hall. Hardwick Hall is open daily and has regular events listed on their website.

    With a plethora of activities available and fabulous attractions to visit, camping in the Peak District is the perfect holiday choice.

    More about our Peak District campsites

    Dogs are welcome at all of our Club sites in the Peak District at no extra cost. Some have designated dog walks, doggy showers and there are plenty of nearby walks and activities to expend any extra energy. Take your four-legged friend along with you to enjoy exploring the Peak District.

    All of our campsites are family friendly; most have play areas, family shower rooms and ball games areas which are a common feature on our campsites.

    We have even more campsites in nearby Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Take a look if you would like to see more campsites available in the area.
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