Camping in the Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park Location

Peak District National Park Location

Forming the southern end of the Pennines, the 55 square miles of the park encompasses Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and south and West Yorkshire.

You’ll need to grab your hiking boots to explore the Peak District National Park at our campsites. There are more than 1,600 miles of public rights of way to explore the gloriously changing scenery, from the rugged gritstone and heather moorland of the Dark Peak to the limestone plateau and deep dales of the White Peak.

Further contrast to the landscape is provided by its pretty villages, bustling market towns, peaceful dales and a smattering of stately homes.

The gritstone plateau of Kinder Scout – the Park’s highest point, was the site of a famous clash between ramblers (including many Club members) and landowners in 1932. It resulted in the public being granted the ‘right to roam’ on uncultivated land.

Although the area is lacking in actual peaks or mountains it is widely recognised as having some of the best climbing in the country making Peak District camping great for active members. The beautiful Dovedale, The Roaches, the gritstone crags of Windgather Rocks and the moor-top crest of Stanage Edge are places of pilgrimage for climbers from around the world. Spectacular views across this landscape of limestone cliff faces, tors and crags erupting from pasture and moors too can be yours, if you can make it to the top.

Camping in Peak District National Park