Campsites in Derbyshire
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands and home to a substantial portion of the Peak District National Park. At any time of year, Derbyshire is a wonderful place to visit for family days out, short breaks and holidays.
This campsite is a perfect base for exploring the Derbyshire peaks and dales, close to the market town of Ashbourne. Pets are welcome at the site. There are good facilities for children with their own play area and a dedicated field for ball games. The surrounding area is home to a number of National Trust properties, including the 18th century mansion of Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall, with its Museum of Childhood. Other local attractions include Gulliver’s Theme Park, and the stately homes of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House.
This is a truly back to nature campsite, without a toilet or shower block, making it a perfect place for those looking to get away from it all – even in the height of the season. Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this site is in a beautiful location directly accessible to the most stunning walks that the area has to offer; a walking guidebook is available from the onsite shop. A fish and chip van visits regularly, and is enjoyed by many happy campers! The town of Bakewell with its thriving market is just over five miles from the site, and is accessible by bus.
A beautiful campsite in the heart of the National Forest, this campsite is open all year around and offers extensive facilities - ideal for all the family. The site is situated next door to the award-winning Conkers attraction, featuring nature discovery zones, a sculpture trail and an assault course designed especially for teenagers. Other local attractions include the National Brewery Centre, Donington Park (the world’s largest collection of grand prix racing cars), Twycross Zoo and Hough Windmill.
In the heart of the Peak District National Park, and at the end of a challenging stretch of the Pennine Way, this campsite is reputed to have the best-stocked little shop anywhere in the local area. Set deep in the countryside, you might be lucky enough to glimpse falcons, eagles and red kites. Crowden is the perfect campsite for walkers in the Dark Peak region of the Peak District National Park. The Longendale Trail - on the old Woodhead railway line - passes several reservoirs, while the local ranger also offers guided tours. Cyclists are not left out either; Moor Fun by Bike is a cycle route from Tintwhistle through to Hadfield, the real 'Royston Vasey' from the BBC series The League of Gentlemen.
This is the ideal place for walkers of all abilities; from gentle strolls to more challenging climbs; this campsite is accessible to a network of walks for all abilities. Set in the heart of the Peak District walking country, the predominance of tents and no caravans makes this a unique campsite. The site is situated at the foot of the Kinder Massif, the southern-most point of the Pennine Chain. From Hayfield you can follow the Sett Valley Trail - a two-and-a-half mile walking and cycling route - or a take a ridge ramble up Lantern Pike. Nearby attractions include Holmfirth, the setting for Last of the Summer Wine; Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park; and Dunge Valley Rhododendron Gardens.
More about Derbyshire
For those looking for outdoor activities there is something for all levels of expertise. From the hardened hiker, fair-weather walker, serious cyclist and the laid-back biker, to the keen water sports fanatic and experienced rider, the stunning countryside offers an impressive network of footpaths, traffic-free cycle trails, bridle tracks and water ways.
After breathing in all that fresh air, head for the vibrant market towns and picturesque villages for time to potter and browse, perhaps stopping off in a tea shop to sample the local confection and watch the world go by. With quirky independent shops, indoor and outdoor markets, fairs and local events, there has never been a more perfect opportunity to come camping in Derbyshire
All campsites in Derbyshire offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach including castles, stone circles, museums, galleries and majestic stately homes like Haddon Hall.
With a plethora of activities available, and fabulous attractions to visit, camping in Derbyshire is the perfect holiday choice!
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