The Top Six Peak District Campsites

The Top Six Peak District Campsites

Whether you’re planning an adventure-filled weekend with friends or a family camping trip, we’ve selected our top six sites that offer a wide range of Peak District camping experiences.

Spread across four different counties, the Peak District is one of the UK’s most popular national parks. With breathtaking photo opportunities and iconic landmarks such as Kinder Scout and Ladybower Reservoir, it’s the perfect place to set up camp.

Follow our guide to find the features, amenities and nearby activities you’re looking for that will make your Peak District camping trip one to remember. Don’t forget to check out our handy Camping Essentials Checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared!

Crowden Club Site

Woodhead Road, Crowden, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 1HZ  

Ideal for: Walking trips and wildlife spotting.

If you’re looking for a peaceful, scenic weekend escape, the Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club site is a walker’s dream. 

Nestled in the Glossop woodlands alongside the Torside Reservoir, the site is home to an array of birds including eagles and falcons. This makes it the perfect location for photographers and nature lovers hoping to spot some local wildlife.

The campsite offers a wide range of amenities for tent pitches and caravanners, making it ideal for family camping trips or extended camping holidays. The site also allows pets and is situated 200m from the nearest bus stop for those travelling via public transport.

Nearby attractions

Surrounded by iconic Peak District landmarks, there is plenty of breathtaking scenery to discover close by. The Longdendale Trail is a perfect sightseeing route that takes you along six reservoirs dotted through the Peak District. If you feel like hunting for Peak District waterfalls, Middle Black Clough waterfall is an hour’s walk away from the site.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Caravans allowed
Disabled access
Laundry facilities

Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Newtown, Longnor, Buxton SK17 0NG

Ideal for: Adults only trips and relaxing weekends.

This award-winning campsite and holiday park is situated just outside of Buxton in the peaceful surroundings of Longnor. The site offers tent and caravan pitches, holiday lodges and static pods which makes it ideal for traditional campers and glampers alike.

Longnor Wood Holiday Park is an adult-only campsite so isn’t suitable for family trips – however,  it’s perfect for a couples weekend away or a holiday with friends. There are plenty of great walking routes close by, a golfing green and areas for boules and badminton.

Nearby attractions

The campsite is located a short walk away from Longnor Village which has a handful of pubs if you feel like having a drink or a nice dinner out. For walkers and nature lovers, the Black Brook Nature reserve is a 5 mile walk from the campsite – a great opportunity to snap some photos and stretch your legs.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Caravans allowed
WiFi access
Laundry facilities

Ashbourne Club Site

Belper Road, Hulland Road Nr DE6 3EN

Ideal for: Family camping trips and exploring.

Located just next to the historical market town of Ashbourne, this popular campsite offers plenty to do for family getaways and longer camping trips. Whether you’re setting up a tent or bringing the caravan, there are plenty of pitches with electric hookup facilities so you can keep your gadgets charged and the kettle boiling.

There are also glamping cabins available for those wanting a slightly more luxurious Peak District getaway weekend.

Nearby attractions

Ashbourne is known as the gateway to Dovedale – great news for those looking to spend some time exploring, as there’s a scenic hike or a short drive to the beautiful River Dove. Buxton Country Park is also close by and offers a fun day out for the family with over 100 acres of woodland and a Go-Ape adventure park.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Caravans allowed
Disabled access
Laundry facilities

Hayfield Club Site

Kinder Rd, Hayfield, High Peak SK22 2LE

Ideal for: Hiking and hill walking.

If you’re looking for the best hiking routes and challenging peaks, the Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club site is an ideal spot to set base. The site is located a stone’s throw from Kinder Scout and is on the doorstep of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.

The well-kept campsite is family-friendly and has a good selection of amenities and facilities so you can stay clean and feel refreshed after a long day out on the Peak District trails.

Nearby attractions

Just a short walk from the campsite, you’ll find the iconic Kinder Scout, one of the Peak District’s most challenging and rewarding hikes. There are plenty of great photo opportunities around the trail including the scenic Kinder Reservoir so be sure to take your camera on this trip.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Caravans allowed
Disabled access
Laundry facilities

Peak Pods

Broadmeadow Farm, Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LH

Ideal for: Relaxing countryside escapes or couples weekends.

The Peak Pods glamping site is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of the Peak District but doesn’t want to pitch a tent.  The site is in close proximity to some of the Peak District’s most iconic trails and sites, making it an ideal spot for your next weekend adventure. 

With a range of static pods, the campsite offers a slightly more luxurious camping experience. The pods are insulated and offer a selection of amenities so you can still visit during the colder months.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Campfire
Disabled access
Laundry facilities

Lathkill Dale Campground

Church St, Monyash, Bakewell DE45 1JH

Ideal for: Simplistic, back to nature camping.

It doesn’t get much more authentic than the Lathkill Dale campground for hikers travelling light and camping purists. Situated just outside of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, this hidden gem offers a quiet retreat where you can get back to nature.

The site has plenty of tent pitches and also welcomes campervans making it a great spot for travelling campers. You’ll be nestled away nicely in the surrounding woods but you won’t have to stroll too far to find the local pubs and shops in White Peak village.

Nearby attractions

If you’re planning to get back to nature and see what natural sites the Peak District has to offer, take the short walk over to Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve for a chance to see the local wildlife. If you keep heading east from the reserve, you’ll reach Bakewell where you can stop for a well-earned drink in one of the local pubs before heading back.

Facilities and amenities

Parking
Power hookup
Pets allowed
Onsite shop
Showers
Campfire
Disabled access
Laundry facilities

Peak District camping in comfort…

With so many great spots to pitch up and enjoy the surroundings, it’s no surprise the Peak District is one of the most popular camping locations. If you’re planning a trip to the Peaks, make sure you have all the gear you need for a comfortable and safe trip with Sea to Summit.

The Sea to Summit range includes premium lightweight tents, sleeping bags and a wide range of camp kitchen essentials, perfect for any camping trip. Browse the full collection and update your camping kit ahead of your next adventure.

Don’t forget to tag #seatosummituk in your social media posts when you’re exploring the Peak District so we can share your experience and see how your camping trip went.