Crowden

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.90 to £10.05 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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5

The peace and quiet for me was the biggest bonus, as i only live in Stockport about a forty...

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The peace and quiet for me was the biggest bonus, as i only live in Stockport about a forty minute drive depending on the time, i could even pop home and feed my cat and also make Julie my trouble and strife a nice breakfast and come back. I would only be there during the week because as explained it does get very busy at weekend, but the overnight campers that arrived later from there walks and courses were very friendly and i found myself explaining my new pump up tent, and you were right Steve it went back in the bag smaller than it came out, of course i did it at 5.0am so as not to look a twit, after all it was a 4 birth, had my breakfast behind the car and left at 7.0am, i was back home at 7.58am. I feel another bonus is the fact that you have to leave the site to use your mobile. Anyway Carol and Steve on Wednesday of this week i am having a tow bar fitted to my car, and its all because of Crowden and your friendly peaceful site, already looked at 2 berth caravans and a trailer, because i keep adding to my stuff. As i like nature photography it would also get my visits through week day winters, not my Julie, she has a black out if the central heating is too low. Thumbs up Crowden its like being in another world, but i did manage an Indian takeaway and a few cans from a few miles away. 10/10

  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.7

Very peaceful site until the sheep come in at round 17.00 and they are very noisy until 21.

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Very peaceful site until the sheep come in at round 17.00 and they are very noisy until 21.00 ish. Then I hope your not looking to sleep in much pass 4.20 as this is when the cockrel Wake up. There is no signal on most networks I managed to get 1 bar on o2 I places. Other them above its a nice site might not be to bad if your pitched away from the farm.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

Very good for a peaceful relaxing break.

This review is for Crowden

Very good for a peaceful relaxing break.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We arrived in good time on a Friday evening to allow pitching before settling down to watch...

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We arrived in good time on a Friday evening to allow pitching before settling down to watch the campsite settle down for the evening. Found everybody friendly and happy to pass the time with, whether discussing the site or surrounding local area. Contributed to the "flower fund" by buying a local walking map, "Metropolis meets the Pennines" which takes you around a number of the local reservoirs and the up a decent hill walk. Some might prefer to do the walk backwards so that the hill walking is done whilst still fresh. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will plan a return to take some of the other walks in the area.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,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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