"Get away from it all in the High Peaks"
Explore the Peak District National Park from our Club Site at Bakewell. A real away-from-it-all site, its lack of a toilet and shower block makes it perfect for those looking to escape the crowds – even in high season.
No Disabled Facilities
The town of Bakewell is just over five miles from the site, and is accessible by bus. There is a thriving market held on Monday, or visit the Old House Museum. An arts festival is held in August.
An old railway track between Bakewell and Buxton is now the Monsal Trail for cyclists and walkers.
There are several Nature Reserves to explore in the area.
Haddon Hall is an unspoilt, fortified medieval and Tudor manor house with terraced rose gardens.
Buxton is known for its spa water and annual festival.
Crich Tramway Village is home to the National Tramway Museum.
Toys of Yesteryear is a museum and toyshop that holds vintage toy demonstrations regularly.
The Heights of Abraham includes a cable car above the Derwent Valley and guided tours around the famous Show Caverns.
The Arbor Low stone circle is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set in high moorland.
Youlgreave is the nearest village to the site. A mile away, it has a Post Office, two butchers and three pubs.
The limited facilities at this site – there is no toilet or shower block – mean that it is one of the most peaceful sites in The Club’s network, even during the school holidays.
This is a beautiful site hidden away and with no toilet of shower facilities is an easy to book and peaceful site to stop at. Wardens are always friendly and helpful and the views from the site are stunning as it sits on the side of a hill, blocks are very much needed here but there is some hard standing, but mainly its grass pitches. This is a walker’s paradise with a stunning river side walk to Youlgreave, and the myriad of routes through the Peak District NP will keep you wandering in peace and quiet for miles. Bakewell is only a few miles away and is a bustling village of shops and riverside walks along with the infamous Bakewell pudding. In the opposite direction but same distance is Chatsworth House, great for kids with the farmyard and adventure playground, stunning grounds, restaurants, garden centre and Chatsworth grown farm shop products, a full day out for all. The downside to the Bakewell site is the approach, the majority of the time this is uneventful, but the drive down the narrow Mawstone Lane is fraught with inconsiderate car parking which can make it a daunting ½ mile drive, but its worth it for the peace and beauty of the site.
Practical Caravan Great Escapes park December 2005
The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Bakewell site is the ideal base from which to explore the Peak District National Park. A true away-from-it-all site, its lack of a toilet-and-shower building means it is quiet, even during school holidays.
The town of Bakewell is only three miles away and accessible by bus. Enjoy its thriving market on a Monday, visit the Old House Museum with its fascinating social and local history collection, and test the famous pudding.20 Dec 2005