Beech Croft Farm is a small, family run campsite near Buxton in Derbyshire, a super place to pitch if you want to explore the Derbyshire Dales or the Peak District National Park while on your holidays.
John Julie and Jodie Gregory own and run this campsite on their sheep farm. There are 30 hardstanding pitches suitable for motorhomes and touring caravans, and all these pitches have 16A electric hook-ups, water taps and TV aerial sockets with a digital signal. The owners recommend you use rock pegs when erecting an awning – these can be bought at the campsite's shop.
If you're staying here in your tent, there are three camping areas to choose from, plus 10A electric hook-ups are available on a prepayment card system. And if you're sleeping under canvas, you are sure to appreciate the Campers Cabin, where you will find a hot drinks vending machine as well as a microwave oven.
Please note that in the winter, the site is only open for those staying in caravans and motorhomes.
The amenities block has underfloor heating and is divided into three areas: men, women and unisex. There are also disabled facilities. The block is heated and has toilets, basins, private washing cubicles and showers. There are shaver points in the gents area, hair dryer points in the ladies area. You'll also find a dishwashing area, a laundry room, chemical toilet disposal facilities and a motor home grey waste disposal point.
You're welcome to bring your dog if you're staying at Beech Croft Farm, but ensure they are well behaved and please clean up after them. There is a dedicated dog exercise area on site – and you might appreciate the dog, boot and bike was area after muddier excursions. In addition, this campsite has been granted the Visit Englands Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation & customer service, David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation and the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark.
The aforementioned shop sells groceries, ice creams, soft drinks and so on, as well as Calor and Camping Gaz, plus guides to the local area, to help you find your way about. There's also a ball games area and a children's play area, and Wi-Fi is available, too.
This really is a lovely and very peaceful place to pitch on your motorhome tours and camping and caravan holidays in the Peak District – yet being just a few minutes off the A6, this is also an accessible and easy to get to campsite.
While here why not visit the local Taddington Brewery, which is within walking (or stumbling?!) distance from Beech Croft Farm. The village of Taddington is about a five-minute drive away and the nearest place to this park and has two pubs, handy if you'd like a night away from the kitchen.
Of course, one of the primary attractions in this part of the country is the pull of the great outdoors, being within the Derbyshire Dales and in the heart of the Peak District National Park. On the doorstep is the Monsal Trail, the Limestone Way & the Peninne Bridleway. Go walking either just with a group of family/friends or on a guided walk, or take to one of the many cycle trails that criss-cross this area. There are lots of places where you can hire bikes so there is no excuse – there are even tandems, electric bikes, tricycles and mobility scooters for hire, so everyone can get out and about.