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 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-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

Never left a review before but have stayed here twice in the last few weeks due to visiting...

This review is for Crowden

Never left a review before but have stayed here twice in the last few weeks due to visiting family and we love it! the campsite itself is peaceful and laid back, the facilities are clean and the welcome is very friendly but the thing we liked the most was the amount of walks you can access directly from the site. Although close the Woodhead Pass, you can't hear the road from the site. Other reviews have also commented on the shooting range which you can hear, but its not intrusive. Another great touch is the pizza you can order from the camp shop which is delivered to your door - best pizza we've ever tasted!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

We live about 4 miles from this site and have walked past it on many occasions without ever...

This review is for Crowden

We live about 4 miles from this site and have walked past it on many occasions without ever thinking of staying. What a mistake that was, its great, good views of the hills and the chain of longdendale reservoirs only a few minutes walk away. The new wardens seem to really be trying to get this site up to scratch and are friendly, approachable and nothing seem too much trouble. Locally there is quite a lot to do, with lots of good walks directly from the site. The towns of Holmfirth or Hayfield are only a half hour drive away and Glossop has all the usual shops for everyday needs. If there was a pub within reasonable walking distance it would be perfect.

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

This was our first visit to this campsite, apart from the rain, snow, and hailstone it was...

This review is for Crowden

This was our first visit to this campsite, apart from the rain, snow, and hailstone it was lovely, the manager, his wife and the assistant manager are really helpful, they made us feel very welcome, whatever questions we asked they helped us, because of the weather our tenting friends booked a pod, they were so warm, could do with a TV inside, would defiantly return, thanks xx

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

We looked at the reviews before setting off on our adventure to Crowden and were a bit...

This review is for Crowden

We looked at the reviews before setting off on our adventure to Crowden and were a bit apprehensive. Our fears disappeared when we arrived. A lovely green site with great views ? even the hard standings are grass covered. The new warden, Steve was brilliant. He was very helpful, he guided us into our pitch and offered us a satellite dish for a small fee so that we would be able to watch TV. As we had read that there was no TV reception we never brought our TV ? we will next time. After setting up we decided to try one of Steve?s homemade pizzas (he used to be a chef) and it was lovely ? you must try one. He also offers other foods to order ? oh and the shop was fully stocked. The toilets are clean ? there are only two showers but they are in their own large rooms and it is a pleasant experience to shower. We showered at night in case there were queues in the morning, and had no trouble getting one. Glossop is a short drive away with a large number of shops and is worth a look. Hayfield is a bit further on the same road but is worth visiting and Millies Tea Room there has lovely farmhouse breakfasts, cakes and chocolates. We will definitely be returning to Crowden and highly recommend it.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: 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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