In the heart of walking country, our Crowden Club Site is at the end of a challenging stretch of the Pennine Way with incredible views of the Peak District National Park – you might even spot falcons, eagles and red kites. Crowden is the perfect site for walkers in the Dark Peak region of the Peak District National Park, and a popular route is the Longendale Trail on the old Woodhead railway line, which passes several reservoirs and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are plenty of places to visit too. Holmfirth, the famous location for the BBC TV series Last of the Summer Wine, has several tearooms, while Castleton in the Hope Valley is home to several fascinating caverns. The cosmopolitan attractions, sights, shopping, eating and entertainment options of Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield are all less than an hour’s drive away. Non-members welcome.Open from:
Hardstanding with electric hook-up,Hardstanding only pitch,Grass only pitch (no electric),Flushing toilet,Showers,Washbasins,Electric shaver sockets,No dedicated accessible facilities,Backpacker facilities,Drying room,Chemical toilet disposal point,Drinking water taps,Washing Machines,Dishwashing facilities,Ice pack freezing,Gas cylinders,Pets welcome,Battery charging facilities
Crowden is the perfect site for walkers in the Dark Peak region of the Peak District National Park. The Longendale Trail – on the old Woodhead railway line – passes several reservoirs and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
A cycle route from Tintwhistle goes to Hadfield, the real “Royston Vasey” from the BBC series The League of Gentlemen.
Holmfirth, the famous location for the BBC series Last of the Summer Wine, has several tea rooms and was originally a cotton spinning area.
Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield are less than an hour’s drive away.
Trains run from Hadfield into Manchester.
Explore urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow at Urbis, one of Manchester’s newest attractions, or visit the Museum of Science and Industry in the world’s oldest passenger railway buildings.
Castleton in the Hope Valley is home to several caverns, including Speedwell, Treak Cliff and The Blue John – named after the local mineral.
Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are fascinating stately homes.
See the noticeboard on the site for details of walks with the ranger.
The site shop holds provisions and supplies for walkers.
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Merseyside 20 Apr 2008
An excellent site especially after completing the first leg of the Peenine Way. The site was 'manned' by a member of staff who was friendly and helpful. The on-site shop was small but adequate. The only drawback is that the local pub is about five miles away which resticts you if you have no transport.