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

Beautiful & remote

This review is for Crowden

Beautiful & remote

  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 2
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4.3

The is a great site and location for walking facilities are good but would be pushed if site...

This review is for Crowden

The is a great site and location for walking facilities are good but would be pushed if site was full as only two showers shop only stock very basics and it's a distance to shops and pubs but still would return

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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3

Lovely walks and stunning views.

This review is for Crowden

Lovely walks and stunning views. Would have been more pleasant with updated showers,toilets and washroom and more than two showers as people were queueing.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3
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5

We stayed here whilst doing the pennine way backpacking, we arrived late at night (10pm) after...

This review is for Crowden

We stayed here whilst doing the pennine way backpacking, we arrived late at night (10pm) after walking for 12 hours solid from Blackstone Edgeand reception was closed so we put our tents up and met the owner in the morning. We were due to do the last day of the walk that day to Edale but the owner of the site seen I had a bit of a limp from banging my knee the day before on a rock. He strongly advised we didn't do it and on reflection he was absolutely spot on! We took his advice and headed to Hadfield for a pint (Royston Vasey) then got train back to Manchester Piccadily. The site is very peaceful mainly motor homes and caravans with the odd tent. Very clean toilets and washing up facilities and I would recommend to anyone doing the pennine way that like a bit of luxury and don't want to wild camp on the boggy moors! 10/10

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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