Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.60 to £9.50 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 campsite 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.

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, 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.

Access and SatNav Advice

Approach is via the busy A628, with the side road entrance being on a sharp bend

Worth Noting

The Site has no mobile phone coverage, no TV reception and limited satellite reception. No laundry facilities, but there is a drying room. Please be aware that the Hardstanding pitches on this site comprise of a grass covered reinforced plastic hardstanding.

Eat Local

There is a farmers’ market in Ashton-under-Lyme on the lat Sunday of the month.

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

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Gas cylinders

  • Electric hook-up

  • 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 only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Pets welcome

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

If you walk from the campsite up the hill around the back takes you to some amazing views and...

This review is for Crowden

If you walk from the campsite up the hill around the back takes you to some amazing views and can see for miles around. We took the kite for our sons and they had a great time flying it up there. We also went on another little walk towards the education centre but turning right before you get there will bring you to a stream with a couple of bridges over. A brilliant place for paddling and we stayed here for quite a while. Our children are aged 4 and 19 months so we didn't go far to find these gorgeous places, although if the kids had been older we could have gone for miles. The campsite itself was lovely, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The shop sells essentials (we forgot sugar) and the toilets/showers were clean and spacious. (Shower was powerful and hot) We will certainly come back again :-)

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Lovely site and staff.

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Lovely site and staff. But oh dear, the shooting range on the other side of the valley spoilt our stay. Bad during week days but at weekends unbearable. My dog was terrified and in the end we had to leave the site early due to the noise.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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1.3

I tow with a 4x4 yet the jockey wheel still grounded on entry to the site, change in level of...

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I tow with a 4x4 yet the jockey wheel still grounded on entry to the site, change in level of road surface quite severe. I would expect a "camping and caravanning club " site to have reasonable access. Large pot holes on the access road to the site. This site is not for us but I'm sure some will like the basic, get away from it all, (TV, phone, wifi) no signal at at all. We were told by staff a ten minute walk up the path from the site would get a phone signal (we walked for 20 minutes) but it was a ten minute drive down the road.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 1
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3

The signs on the main road could be better. Club signs bigger and a new, unbroken, brown sign.

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The signs on the main road could be better. Club signs bigger and a new, unbroken, brown sign. We missed the turn, despite the warnings, because the road was so busy and the first small road after the river looked like a private driveway. With new pods on site, we think that anyone who rents one will expect far more modern facilities for thier money, although what is there was clean and functioning. It just felt gloomy and depressing. It all seemed a bit unloved. If improvements are made, it would be nice to add a small backpackers kitchen. Perhaps use the small boarded up room adjoining the washing up area.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Active break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 1

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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