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

  • Battery charging facilities

  • 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

Reviews

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4

A delightful small site for a peaceful stay with easy access to the National Park.

This review is for Crowden

A delightful small site for a peaceful stay with easy access to the National Park. The very friendly wardens are excellent and do a wonderful job. The site would certainly benefit from some investment by the club to improve the shower and toilet facilities, which are certainly not up to the moderns standards found on most sites these days.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 2
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5

Subtle terracing allows for each spacious plot to be level on this gently sloping site.

This review is for Crowden

Subtle terracing allows for each spacious plot to be level on this gently sloping site.Lovely little campshop. Toilets old but spotlessly clean. Fabulous views, walks and bike rides (best to drive down to the lake with the bike(s) if going along the old rail line (east and west) - west is well recommended). DON'T miss the turning as there really is no where to turn back for a long, long way, esp if you have a long unit.

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

Had a lovely relaxing stay here. Nat and mark the site managers are brilliant.

This review is for Crowden

Had a lovely relaxing stay here. Nat and mark the site managers are brilliant. Nat is just lovely and very friendly and mark was very patient with me - I had just bought a campervan (this was my first trip in it having planned to be camping for this holiday) and he showed me how to set up the gas safely and worked out where the electric switch was. The site itself was also good - spotless facilities with nice hot showers. The shop was also open all day and stocked all the essentials for those like me who had packed in a hurry. I can definitely recommend the farm fresh eggs. Between the site maintenance, greeting new people and staffing the shop the 2 of them hardly had a minute to themselves. The site is also well located for walking - very close to the transpennine and the pennine way. Glossop is a few mile drive away, and there is also hadfield approx 5 miles away which has a few small shops. A nice walk around the reservoir leads to a very friendly dog friendly pub in tintwistle. I will definitely be back to the site and I hope Nat and Mark get the recognition they deserve.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

I did the pennine way, crowden was the first stop, i arrived tired and drenched from all the...

This review is for Crowden

I did the pennine way, crowden was the first stop, i arrived tired and drenched from all the rain, despite not having reasonable facilities for backpackers such as a shelter for cooking and dryness/warmth, Nat was the person that made me go on to finish this adventure. She volunteered to warm up the soup for me, offered me a cup of tea, and lent me an extra blanket, her welcome was genuine and much needed at that time, so thank you Nat for giving me the encouragement, I shall return with my family. By the way, the flowers are fantastic and facilities spotless.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 100m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Hadfield 4.5 miles, Glossop 6 miles

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