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
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.
There is a farmers’ market in Ashton-under-Lyme on the lat Sunday of the month.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Battery charging facilities
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
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!
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A great place,V little phone signal unless on vodaphone or O2, but climb the local hill towards the old quarry or in the quarry and you get great phone signal..
A quiet place as once in the hills you can hear nothing except the nature around you,very peaceful...
The hardstanding isnt concreate but is plastic pad things in the grass and tent pegs for awning go through ok.. fairly flat as well on the site...
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Quiet, calm, scenic and relaxing atmosphere
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Ideal location for walkers with a variety of different routes. Inc many reservoirs and hill climbs through outstanding scenery. Also good to use as a base to visit locations near by such as holmfirth howorth and many other interesting places.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles
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