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. The Peak District is a real walker’s paradise because here you’re spoilt for choice with countless different walks of varying degrees of difficulty.

Find and book a campsite in the Peak District National Park below and get access to the breath-taking views the area offers. Read more

Ashbourne

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This campsite is a perfect base for exploring the Derbyshire peaks and dales, close to the market town of Ashbourne. There are good facilities for children with their own play area and a dedicated field for ball games.

Bakewell

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Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this is a truly back to nature campsite, without a toilet or shower block, making it a perfect place for those looking to get away from it all – even in the height of the season. The picturesque site has a small children's play area and myriad local walking trails. What it lacks in services, it makes up for in 'wow' factor, and the magnificent surrounding views are the cherry on the top of Bakewell's lasting appeal.


Site within National Park
Top site for walking
Site within National Park
Top site for walking

Crowden

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In the heart of the Peak District National Park, and at the end of a challenging stretch of the Pennine Way, this campsite is reputed to have the best-stocked little shop anywhere in the local area, perfect for walkers.

Site within National Park
Great site for couples
Site within National Park
Great site for couples

Hayfield

hayfield

This is the ideal place for walkers of all abilities; from gentle strolls to more challenging climbs. Set in Peak District walking country, the predominance of tents and no caravans makes this a unique campsite.

Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for pubs
Great site for families
Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for pubs
Great site for families

Teversal

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A country paradise for walkers and cyclists, this award-winning campsite is set in six acres of glorious countryside centrally located for exploring Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and neighbouring Derbyshire.

Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs
Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs

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Things to do: 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.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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

Self-catering holidays in the Peak District

We offer self-catering holidays in the Peak District as well as our conventional camping. View our self-catering accommodation.

  • Ashbourne offers a fully furnished, ground floor apartment.
  • Teversal offers a spacious and comfortable static caravan

Go glamping in the Peak District

If you want to try out camping but don’t have the kit or don’t want any hassle pitching up, why not camp for a night or two in our pre-erected safari tents? Peak District Ready Camp offers everything you need to pull up, unpack and get out exploring. Comfy beds, a kitchen with utensils and dining and living areas will be there upon your arrival. Glamping is an easy and cost effective way of trying out camping under the stars with the whole family.

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.