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Lickpenny Touring Park

Matlock, Derbyshire

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Close to the popular towns of Matlock and Bakewell you’ll discover Lickpenny Touring Park, set in 16 acres of pretty countryside.

This is an award winning campsite. Indeed, it is listed in Caravan Sitefinder, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome's Top 100 Sites Guide 2014 – and it was in the 2013 edition of this essential camping guide, too. It has also been recognised with a silver David Bellamy Conservation Award, has a four-pennant rating from the AA and four stars from the English Tourism Council. Those who have stayed at this campsite have commended it for its thoughtful landscaping, the wonderful views, the tranquil yet child friendly atmosphere, and the clean, well-maintained facilities.

Open all year round, this campsite in Derbyshire welcomes caravans, trailer tents and motorhomes, but not tents. The 115 large touring pitches here are all hardstanding, to facilitate year round occupation, plus every pitch has a 16A electric hook-up. Despite the size of the pitches, the campsite never feels cramped. In addition, extra large pitches can be booked, too, with water, drainage and electric hook-up connections.

On site services at Lickpenny Touring Park include two heated washrooms with hairdryers, a child/parent bathroom and disabled facilities, as well as a laundry, a heated room for preparing food and washing up, a motorhome waste point, a recycling point, a children’s play area, Wi-Fi and woodland walking paths. This is also a dog friendly campsite and there is a woodland dog walk area. Please remember to keep your dogs on a lead at all times. In addition, Calor Gas bottles can be exchanged at this campsite.

If you fancy visiting Matlock, you can leave your vehicle on site and catch a bus that stops near the park. Also within driving distance are the popular and historic attractions of Bolsover Castle, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House.

Set in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, the Peak District is within easy distance of Lickpenny Touring Park to the west, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve a little further away, to the east of this site, while Darwin Forest Country Park is also nearby. Whether you like going on two-footed or two-wheeled adventures, there will be plenty to keep you busy in the Peak District, both in terms of guided tours or if you want to find your own way.

Fancy a round of golf? There are a number of golf clubs in the area, including Bakewell Golf Club, Matlock Golf Club and Shirland Golf Club. And if you want a break from cooking on your motorhome and caravan holidays, there are lots of country pubs in the region, just waiting for you to discover. In addition, Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre is just over the road from Lickpenny Touring Park and as well as selling plants and garden items, there's a cafe and restaurant, a farm shop, and a chocolate shop and cafe that many visitors to the area might simply find impossible to resist!

So if you're looking to spend your motorhome and caravan holidays in Derbyshire, you'll be assured a warm welcome and a peaceful stay at Lickpenny Touring Park, which is also conveniently located to help you get the most from your trip to the area.

Open all year.

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, 25 Drainage hook-ups, Electric hook-ups, 2 Laundry, 2 Sanitary block(s), Shop, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, 25 Water hook-ups, Wireless internet

Children's Bathroom
CCTV on site
Security barriers

We accept trailer tents, but NO TENTS

Motorhome pitches, 22 Seasonal pitches, 25 Serviced pitches (touring), 100 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis

Within walking distance...

Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre is approx 5 mins walk away and also has a coffee shop and restaurant

Tansley village, approx 1 mile. Local pubs, eating and drinking.

Tansley boot market every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays approx 10 minutes walk.

Ashover village, approx 2 miles. Lovely picturesque village includes countryside walks and pubs for eating and drinking.

Lea village, approx 2 miles. Rhododendron Gardens, pub for eating and drinking.

Places of interest include...
Matlock town approx 3 miles, shopping, also park and swimming baths. Main town with rail and bus stations. Also Peak Rail steam rides to Darley Dale and Rowsley.

Matlock Bath a place to visit for all sorts of entertainment including: -
Scenic cable car ride. Gulliver's Kingdom for the younger children. Mining Museum. Promenade walk with shops/coffee stops and eating places.

Rowsley approx 5 miles. Historic flourmill complex. Out of town shopping.

Cromford: -
Canal walks. Arkwright historic restored mill complex. High Peak trail walks and cycles. Lea historic pump house. Masson Mill shopping village.

Crich approx 3 miles. Famous Tramway Museum. Village pubs/Cafe for eating and drinking.

Ogston reservoir, approx 2 miles. walks and nature. Bird watching. Boating.
Wingfield Manor (English Heritage) approx 4 miles

Also within easy distance although further include: -

Bakewell, approx 8 miles
Haddon Hall, approx 7 miles
Chatsworth House, approx 8 miles
Chesterfield's town shopping and the famous church with the crooked spire, approx 9 miles
Hardwick Hall, approx 10 miles
Bolsover Castle, approx 15 miles
Carsington Water, approx. 11 miles

Excellent walks and cycling trails.

Lickpenny Touring Park (www)

Lickpenny Lane, Tansley
Derbyshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
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5.0 stars

This is a wonderful site on an flower plantion it has brilliant views especially from the elevated pitches that overlook the Amber Valley.Very spacious pitches and aver well kept site. minutes from Matlock and Sainsbury and a good coop .another 5 mins will take you Matlock Bath the sites are out of this world this is the place we usually wind up at at the end of the year to see the boats on the River Derwent a MUST to SEE


5.0 stars

On arriving at this site, the first thing you notice is the openess and the far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.........Situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, Lickpenny is a 16 acre site surrounded by trees and wonderful scenery..... There are well over 100 available pitches plus seasonals. Each pitch is individual and surrounded by shrubs and bushes....... All have 16amp hook ups and are Hard Standings...... Also available are a no of extra large deluxe pitches , with own water, drainage and electricity........ All the pitches are spacious and allow for a large caravan and car with ease, with plenty of room to spare.......There are 2 amenity blocks, complete with showers , toilets and laundry facilities...... A Disabled/Family room with shower is available in both blocks........The site also provides a woodland area for dog walking, and a huge playing field with apparatus for children..... There is a lovely woodland walk leading directly from the site, this is well signposted and takes you past a lovely Garden Centre, which also provides snacks and lunches............ Matlock is only 3 miles away, and the site is also a handy base for Chatsworth and Bakewell.........We really love this site and will be going back many times..........


This is a wonderfull site with large individual hard standing pitches all seperated with plants, shrubs or tress. The owners are freindly and the park is kept clean and tidy. The shower block, pot wshing and laundry rooms are spacious and again clean and tidy.
The super pitches have there own water and have excellent vies over the surrounding countryside. There is a lovely garden centre with a cafe/resurant just round the corner which also boasts a wonderful chocolate shop.
If you visit this site you will not be disapointed.