Secluded and quiet campsite in the heart of wonderful Derbyshire's landscape.
Ideal base for exploring the Peak District as well as local villages.
High Peak Cycling Trail
Based on 1 review(s)
Suffolk 26 Jul 2011
26 July 2011: Just an update of info in review of July 2009 to say that Packhorse farm now accepts tents and motorhomes only. Please disregard previous references to caravans. 02 July 2009: We found Packhorse Farm to be thoughtfully landscaped; well maintained; with a peaceful ‘off the beaten track’ feel. One detail is that caravans and tents are kept totally separate in adjacent fields. Both fields have their own toilet / shower (free) blocks, and you are at liberty to use either. The campers are treated to a modern, all singing all dancing block which includes a pot washing facility. The caravaners have a much smaller, older block. Whilst the latter is somewhat cramped by current standards, actually I preferred it because it had a shower with a ‘proper’ tap. (i.e. Not the irritating push button ones that only run for 20-30 secs!) Without doubt, the toilet blocks are regularly and thoroughly cleaned / maintained. Nevertheless, when the site is busy; the weather rainy and the feet mucky, it would have been nice to have had a mop & bucket provided so that you could give the shower cubicle a quick once over yourself. Also, some clothes hooks around the washing area would have been nice. No local shops. You can get everything in either Matlock or Chesterfield. Feel I must mention firstly; The Old Poets Corner in Ashover which we found to be a first class eats / drinks / music pub. (and Chesterfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2009.) Secondly; The Tram Museum in Crich, which has been incredibly well developed. To sum up: an extremely well kept site set in a very nice location. Packhorse Farm Campsite, Matlock, Derbyshire