Check out these 10 camping sites in Derbyshire - perfect for a summer staycation

Camping is cheap and great fun for families looking to escape their houses for a summer break outdoors.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:30 pm
Beltonville Farm, Buxton (photo: Pitchup.com); Dale Farm Rural Campsite, Great Longstone; Upper Booth Farm, Edale (photo: National Trust), pictured clockwise from top.

Derbyshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in England and there are plenty of well-run sites in beauty spots to pitch your tent or caravan.

So if a summer staycation is on the cards check out these great places where you can reconnect with nature and sleep under the stars.

Campers can enjoy spectacular views over the rolling hills or stroll along walking trails. This adults-only campsite for tents, caravans and motorhomes is a mile from two pubs while shops, cafes and restaurants can be found in the nearby village of Tideswell. There's cycle hire, fishing and horse-riding close to the campsite. To book go to www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Buxton/lane-end-farm

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Burrs Manor is in a top spot for walking and cycling getaways. The site is three miles from the start of the Monsal Trail, where guests can hire bikes or explore the former railway line on foot or horseback, and less than 10 minutes’ drive from the starting points of the High Peak Trail and the Tissington Trail. Stay active on-site with a game of footgolf (book in advance) or just idle around in the peace and quiet of the countryside. To book go to www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Buxton/burrs_farm/
This back to basics campsite offers grass pitches for tents and campervans, as well as a two-bedroom bunkhouse in Millers Dale. Facilities include a farm shop, fire pit hire, toilet block, showers and drying room. Cycle hire and cycling routes, golf and indoor pool and several pubs are within a three-mile radius. To book go to https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Buxton/beltonville_farm/
This is the National Trust's first campsite in the Peak District and offers 40 tent pitches, five campervan pitches and a camping barn which sleeps ten people. There's a small shop onsite which sells everything that adventurous campers need from maps and compasses to insect repellent and suncream. To book go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/upper-booth-farm-campsite
So not everyone has children or you may want to escape them for a couple of days, either way this is the place to do it. This tranquil adult-only, pet friendly park provides accommodation ranging from holiday homes to pods and there's touring caravan and camping pitches. A French-style boules court, nine-hole putting green and badminton court keep visitors entertained when they're exploring the beautiful countryside. For more details go to https://www.hoseasons.co.uk/holiday-parks/longnor-wood-holiday-park-lonw/
Set on a hillside with views over the surrounding Peak District countryside, the site has been terraced to form individual level pitches divided by wild flower borders. Dale Farm has 30 pitches for family size tents, motorhomes , campervans and small caravans. The site also has three fully furnished luxury bell tents for hire and an on-site shop where you can buy meat from the farm, hire recycled farm fire pits and grills or purchase logs and charcoal. Call 01629 640285.
Families are encouraged to enjoy a relaxed camping holiday on open fields where there are no set pitches. As well as tents, the campsite accommodates tourers and motorhomes with electric/non electric pitches. Middlehills Farm is just a short drive from the Barley Mow pub in Bonsall. For more details email: [email protected]
The camping and caravanning pitches at this award-winning site are on a gentle sloping field and offer stunning views of the surrounding rural landscape. There's a huge playing field for children to run around in and a smaller playing area for younger children. The campsite owners have four miniature Shetland ponies which are a big hit with young visitors. Families who own four-legged friends can exercise them on a purpose designed dog walk around the perimeter of the site. Go to www.upperhurstfarm.com
This pop-up campsite close to the village of Barlow provides basic portable toilets and showers, as well as a washing up area and drinking water. A 40-minute stroll throughthe estate will take you to Chatsworth House gardens, farmyard and adventure playground. The site is already fully booked on Friday and Saturday nights until September, to check availability on other nights during the summer go to https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Baslow/chatsworth-camping-at-baslow/
This family-friendly campsite is near hiking and biking trails and is within a ten-minute drive of the starting point for the High Peak Trail. The site accommodates tents, touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans. To make a booking go to www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Buxton/mere_farm_campsite/