Toasted marshmallows, peace and quiet, and picturesque views all around - nothing beats a camping adventure. If you're planning a stay in the great outdoors, here's our round-up of some of the best campsites with stunning views in the Peak District and Derbyshire...

Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Crowden - Camping and Caravanning Club Site
In a remote location at the northern end of the Peak District National Park, Crowden is a walker’s paradise and this charming campsite boasts gorgeous scenery all around. From the site, hikers can enjoy a gentle stroll along footpaths or stride out on a stretch of the long-distance Pennine Way. Howden and Ladybower Reservoirs, which offer amazing vistas, are also just a stone’s throw away. Wildlife-watchers will find plenty to keep them entertained: you might even spot falcons, eagles and red kites!
Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Woodhead Road, Glossop, SK13 1HZ


Upper Hurst Farm

Upper Hurst Farm, Hartington
Reconnect with nature at this eco-friendly campsite near the picture-postcard village of Hartington. Located in an elevated position with 360° panoramic views, the site offers camping, caravanning and glamping options (including a scenic and secluded yurt surrounded by trees and natural hedgerows, with views of the Peak District hills).
Guests will find themselves at the heart of beautiful Beresford Dale, famed for its clear waters, and the picturesque Manifold Valley. The site and its facilities are accessible to all, with thoughtful touches including underfloor heating in the toilet/shower block.
Hulme End, Near Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0HH


Hayfield

Hayfield – Camping and Caravanning Club Site
At the foot of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, Hayfield is the starting point of some of the area's most stunning walks, where you can enjoy anything from a gentle stroll to a more challenging climb.
If you prefer the former, the village of Hayfield (the backdrop for the BBC’s TV drama The Village) is a 15-minute stream-side stroll away. For the latter, a walk up Lantern Pike rewards you with a 360 vista over seven counties. The walk up Kinder Scout from the west side is one of the most popular routes in the Peak District.
Afterwards, catch your breath and soak up the views from the site itself, where on-site facilities include a family/accessible washroom, drying facilities, children’s play area and a well-stocked site shop.
Kinder Road, Hayfield, Derbyshire SK22 2LE


Middlehills Farm Campsite, Grangemill
Set in 40 acres of land in the heart of the National Park, this family-run site offers peace, quiet and lovely countryside surroundings on the outskirts of Matlock. The site has two large fields for camping, whilst those seeking extra comfort will love the site's glamping options - a family pod and a cosy bow top gypsy caravan for two.
Middlehills Farm, Grangemill, Matlock, DE4 4HY


Bakewell – Camping and Caravanning Club Site
If you’re looking for relaxation and rewarding views, paired with great walking and cycling routes straight from the doorstep, this idyllic site in Youlgreave ticks all the boxes. On the outskirts of the popular market town known as the ‘ancient capital of the Peak District’, the well-maintained site features 100 spacious pitches. Offering a true 'back to nature' camping experience, the minimum facilities are part of its appeal and the site enjoys a peaceful setting with attractive countryside views.
Hopping Lane, Youlgreave, DE45 1NA


Beechcroft

Beech Croft Farm Caravan Park and Camp Site, Buxton
Between Buxton and Bakewell, this charming site occupies a glorious spot in the tiny hamlet of Blackwell in the Peak. The Monsal Trail - with its newly-opened tunnels and cycle hire facilities - is just ¾ of a mile along the Pennine Bridleway from the entrance. The views from the Monsal Viaduct are some of the most famous in the area. Alongside stunning scenery, visitors will find a wealth of historic houses, quaint villages, busy market towns and countryside pursuits within easy reach.
Blackwell in the Peak, Taddington, Near Buxton, SK17 9TQ


Callow Top

Callow Top Holiday Park, Ashbourne
With one of the Peak District's most-loved attractions - Dovedale Stepping Stones - just a short drive away, the award-winning Callow Top Holiday Park is a picturesque location for your caravanning, camping or self-catering holiday. At the southern gateway to the heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pools. You can even hire bikes to ride on the nearby Tissington Trail, bait your hook at the fishing lake or do some twitching in the bird hide.
Buxton Road, Sandybrook, Ashbourne, DE6 2AQ


Feeling inspired? Find out more about brilliant camping, caravanning and touring parks in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Don’t forget to share your favourite spots with us on Instagram and Twitter using #UniqueDistrict.

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