Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.00 to £8.35 Per person/night
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  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

Explore the beautiful Peak District National Park from our Bakewell club site.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet and wonderful views and enjoy walking and cycling, Bakewell Club campsite 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. Campers report that the site’s minimum facilities are part of its appeal.

Bakewell campsite enjoys a peaceful, rural setting with stunning views over the Derbyshire countryside. The attractive site is excellently maintained and its 100 pitches are spacious, some benefitting from the shelter of trees which dot the site. There’s also a small dog walk and a children's play area.

Outdoor pursuits in the area around the campsite are not in short supply. Climbing, caving, horse riding and, of course, walking and cycling, are all available. Course fishing only 1/4 mile from site.

Bakewell town is just five miles from the site – try the pudding (not tart) and then visit Haddon Hall and the National Trust’s Ilam Park and on to Dovedale, an iconic and spectacular gorge carved out by the river Dore.

While camping at Bakewell Club Site, take time to witness the ancient custom of Well Dressing – the decorating of wells and springs with pictures made from natural materials. The wells can be seen from May to September.

Please note that this site has no toilet or showers, so you will need suitable facilities in your unit. 

Access and SatNav Advice

Access road narrow and care needed.

Worth Noting

This site has no toilet or showers so you will need suitable facilities in your unit.Some pitches are sloping and chocks will be required. Poor TV reception, satellite dish recommended.


100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora or fauna. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The George Hotel specialises in local game. White Peak Farm Butchery sells locally-sourced beef, pork, lamb, chicken, game and venison. Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Matlock and Whaley Bridge all have Farmers’ Markets.


Bakewell 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

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents


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I had a long forced stay on the site due to having a motor bike accident while my caravan was...

This review is for Bakewell

I had a long forced stay on the site due to having a motor bike accident while my caravan was sited at the site. I could not drive due to my injuries caused by an uninsured driver knocking me off my motor bike. Due to my injuries it was difficult to do the daily tasks you need to do while staying. My partner Cath dropped me off at the site and fetched and carried for me to set me up for the week while she went home and continued to work during my rehab. I have to say with out the friendly and helpful staff I would have struggled much more than I did.They were very helpful when ever I asked for assistance. My dog Jack became ill and the staff at the site organised an appointment at the local vets and a pet friendly taxi to get me there and back. I could not have been at a better site for my rehab the views and dog walks were a god send but most of all the help from Steve and the rest of the team made it possible for me to continue my stay. The only down side is the lane to get to the site. I have a new caravan and tow it with a new VW Transporter van which makes it a big unit hence why I stayed I did not want to ask anybody to tow my van down the narrow unmade lane. The access lane is in very poor condition and flooded more than once. I would suggest this should be addressed to make the site more popular. Thanks again to Steve and his team hopefully next time I come it will not be with injuries but will defiantly be back. I am a member of another caravan club and I am sure the friendly club was the better place to be during my rehab.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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Ideal site for walking and cycling local amenities easy to access

This review is for Bakewell

Ideal site for walking and cycling local amenities easy to access

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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First class site.

This review is for Bakewell

First class site. Brilliant Site Manager and assistants, Unbelievably poor value for money! So what?s the problem. Well the answer lies in the third paragraph - ?Brilliant Site Manager? The ?Brilliant Site Manager? has devoted the past seven years to raising the standard of this site from the overgrown grassy slopes the previous incumbent left him (who incidentally showed more interest in his laptop than he did in the lawnmower) to a top quality ?4 star? camping site the Camping & Caravan Club are so rightly proud of. ?So rightly proud? are they that they wasted no time - in the light of the vastly increased popularity of the site - increasing the fees by between 98% and 133% when they introduced the new pricing structure, thus rendering the place pretty much deserted save for the 25 permanent pitches. To think the fuss we made when the ?leccy went up 8% - it pales into insignificance. To cap it all, the Clubs Management Team, who?s ?Mission statement? is ?Honesty, Integrity and Highly Satisfied Customers? are more than likely going to transfer the ?Brilliant Site Manager? because it?s club policy not to have someone stay on one site for too long Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Steve Moat spends seven seasons transforming the place into a top class camping site and is rewarded by an involuntary transfer. So lets see some Honesty, Integrity, and Highly Satisfied Customers! or are these to be just glib words plucked from the air to satisfy the latest trend. This site, beautiful as it is, has one Elson disposal point and 4 fresh water taps. So lets see some Honesty - realistic pricing! Integrity - support the site manager who we regulars admire and appreciate. Then 'Highly Satisfied Customers' we will be!

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1
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We went to Bakewell over the recent Bank Holiday.

This review is for Bakewell

We went to Bakewell over the recent Bank Holiday. Blessed with dry weather, we enjoyed walking, cycling and eating out in the area. There are numerous paths and, if you�ve not been before, make sure you walk up through Alport and Conksbury to Lathkill Dale. There�s a nice garden �tea room� just up from the path at Over Haddon, serving home made cake, otherwise trek all the way to Moneyash for a well-earned pub meal. During the week the deli in Youlgreave has a good selection of tasty pies but they�ve often sold out by Saturday. It�s very hilly so you�ll need to be moderately fit to go cycling but, if you do, there are cycling paths within reach and many of the local roads are quiet with very little traffic. Go to Bakewell and try one of their traditional puddings (there are at least four different recipes, all original, and quite different from the familiar �tart�). The site is spread out, with plenty of grass (lawns, really), stone features and flowers. A Chippie van comes each Friday evening, which is very handy for a first week-end meal. No toilets or ablutions but the price reflects this. It�s an excellent location if you�re looking for peace and quiet. Do take care arriving, as the road down from Youlgrave is fairly steep and parked cars can make it narrow in places. Don�t arrive in the morning; you won�t want to back up to let a late departure get away. Access is not difficult, though, many large units have made the journey without incident. You should be pleased to have visited an exceptional site, especially if the weather is kind.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4


Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Matlock – 8 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£220
Summer seasonal pitch 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£1,200

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