The Peak District National Park is waiting to be explored from our Club Site at Bakewell, which is perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds. The site is an idyllic getaway with plenty of walks and several Nature Reserves to explore in the area, as well as the varied attractions of the Peak District. In addition to outdoor pursuits such as climbing, caving, walking and cycling, the area is home to a variety of attractions, including stately homes, the National Tramway Museum and picturesque towns and villages. The nearest village to the site is Youlgreave, which has a Post Office, two butchers and three pubs. The popular town of Bakewell, is just over five miles away, with a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants. Non-members welcome.Open from:
Hardstanding with electric hook-up,Grass pitch with electric hook-up,Hardstanding only pitch,Seasonal Pitches,Storage facilities,Difficult access/approach,Grass only pitch (no electric),No dedicated accessible facilities,Mother and baby room,Chemical toilet disposal point,Drinking water taps,Ice pack freezing,Childrens play area,Gas cylinders,Payphone,Pets welcome,Designated dog walk,Wi-fi(Wicoms Ltd),Grass only pitch for larger tents,Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
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.
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East Staffs 01 Jun 2008
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.