Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.75 to £9.80 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 Site 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, which 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-Lyne on the last 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

We have spent three nights at Crowden. Two adults, a 12 year old and a shih tzu.

This review is for Crowden

We have spent three nights at Crowden. Two adults, a 12 year old and a shih tzu. The friendly welcome from Paula and Steve and their team was great and they were helpful at all times - lovely green space with great views. The 'woodland' area was lovely for our 12 year old with a decent tree swing. Facilities were incredibly clean and well looked after. Hot showers, drying room for wet gear and hard standing toilets as well as huge sinks with hot water for washing up all made the experience more manageable - especially with a child in tow, and the well stocked shop (dry goods mostly) with hot food available all day is brilliant. Ice pack freezing was invaluable for an August stay. We enjoyed the nearby walks. only down side was the midges but the shop sells insect repellant, wristbands and after bite. If we returned (when we return) we'll make sure we have lots of citronella candles and other insect repelling devices! Tescos in Glossop is good, and there are camping shops nearby as well as as Argos for when your airbed dies! Mettrick's Butchers in Glossop is also worth visiting for some amazing bacon for breakfast and delicious local lamb for a bbq! We came back refreshed and happy - thanks!!!

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

We regularly stay here and enjoy the quiet bike ride on the pennine trail to nearby shops and...

This review is for Crowden

We regularly stay here and enjoy the quiet bike ride on the pennine trail to nearby shops and pub. The site is nice and peaceful and there are plenty of places to explore so we never get bored.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Worth a stay if you don't mind being away from the internet and social media.

This review is for Crowden

Worth a stay if you don't mind being away from the internet and social media. Poor phone reception, not worth trying for. Perfectly placed for the Pennine Way.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

Had a great 3 days there, would certainly return.

This review is for Crowden

Had a great 3 days there, would certainly return. Only downsides is a bit of noise from the clay shooting range opposite and being under the flight path for Manchester airport, but don't let that put you off. One of the best sites we have stopped at and a credit to the new manager Steve Moat and his wife.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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