Greenhills Caravan & Camping Park is situated in the picturesque Derbyshire town of Bakewell. Ideally situated and surrounded by the the slopes of the lower Wye Valley. An excellent centre from which to explore the many places of interest to be found in the surrounding area. Set in 12 acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by the slopes of the lovely Wye Valley, the Park can accommodate 70 touring units, all of which have 16 amp electrical hook up points, as well as 100 tent pitches on three seperate camping fields.
The pitches at the top of the tourer field are level and carry uninterrupted views of the countryside, with shelter being provided by the mixed woodland along either side.
There are also two fields dedicated to privately owned caravan holiday homes. The site is open from March to the end of October.
Amenities on site include a well-stocked shop, which is open throughout the season and a superb clubhouse, which dispenses a good variety of draught and bottled beers. To the side of the clubhouse is a children's playground, which is well sited to the rear so that adults may keep a watchful eye on the youngsters while still enjoying a drink.
The Park has a modern amenity building with free hot water to showers, washbasins, and pot washing facilities and adjoining laundry Amenities on site include a well-stocked shop, which is open throughout the season and a superb clubhouse, which dispenses a good variety of draught and bottled beers. To the side of the clubhouse is a children's playground, which is well sited to the rear so that adults may keep a watchful eye on the youngsters while still enjoying a drink.
We are new to caravanning and found this site perfect. the staff were very helful when they found out we were newbies, gave us an easy pitch although we`ve started with a twin wheeler (long story) facilities were very good and clean, nice to be able to relax and not have to go off site for a drink, lovely bar and had entertainment on for the kids when we were there, the dogs were welcomed on lead of course and there was also a dog walking area provided with doggie bins. cant fault it, not far into bakewell itself bit of walk back tho all uphill if yopu dont take the car, will definatley go again thankyou for a lovely stay
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This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
Nestling in the heart of the Peak District, this site provides picturesque views over the Derbyshire countryside, yet is just a stone’s throw from the charming town of Bakewell. It is busy most weekends, but with helpful owners and four friendly wardens, your stay could not be more pleasant.
The children’s facilities are excellent. The adventure playground joins on to
a recreational field with two five-aside-football nets and plenty of room for other games. An additional large grassy area
is also sometimes available.
Next to reception is a TV room and club house/bar area, which serves cold snacks, hot and cold soft drinks and real ale. Tables outside overlook the play area.
If it’s walking you love, then you will be spoilt for choice as clearly marked hiking trails can be accessed within a mile of the site. Cycle tracks also abound – Monsal, High Peak and Tissington Trails are on disused railway lines and so ideally suited for families.
Bakewell itself is walkable (one mile) but has parking for the less energetic. Some streets are pedestrianised areas making it perfect for a stroll and don’t forget to sample some Bakewell Tart.
Three quarters of a mile in the opposite direction will bring you to the tiny village of Ashford on the Water with it’s two traditional pubs and a village shop to rival ‘Arkwrights’ from television’s Open all Hours.
The site has a ‘family friendly’ feel to it and is ideally situated to explore Matlock Farm Park, Gulliver’s Kingdom (Matlock Bath) or Poole’s Cavern at Buxton.
21 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Great Escapes park December 2005
In the heart of the Peak District National Park, this long-established, family-owned park makes up with its glorious location what it lacks in luxury facilities. That said, facilities are perfectly adequate, especially for the more practical caravanner, with a modern toilet-and-shower building providing plenty of hot water, a launderette and washing-up facilities.
On-site entertainment is similarly basic but pleasant and relaxing: the pretty clubhouse serves beer and has outside picnic tables, while an adjoining children’s play area lets parents enjoy
a drink while keeping an eye on the kids. There’s a pub within
half-a-mile of the site, plus fishing, horseriding and golf facilities are all within easy reach.
But while it’s important to be comfortable when you’re camping, that’s certainly not the main reason you’ll be coming to Greenhills. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, the site offers superb views of lush, green, rolling hills – those of the beautiful Wye Valley – while the surrounding area provides miles of inspiring walks and rambles. These include the Monsal Trail, a disused railway line converted into eight miles of excellent scenic walking.
Of course, one consequence of this undulating scenery is that some of the 12-acre site is undulating, too. But, while the lower pitches are slightly sloping, those at the top are perfectly level. Both sides of the park are sheltered by woodland.23 Dec 2005