Rolling hills, dramatic landscapes, stunning walks and peaceful surroundings, these beautiful campsites offer some of the best views to wake up to in the Peak District & Derbyshire.


1. The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Hayfield Club Site


Whether you want to go out and explore or just sit back and take in the beautiful views, The Camping and Caravanning Club's Hayfield Site is the perfect spot. Situated at the foot of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, the site has all you could need for a camping break, including Wi-Fi so you can share pictures of the spectacular views!
For those without a tent or caravan, Hayfield offers both camping pods and pre-pitched Ready Camp tents, which come complete with beds, an equipped kitchen area and decking to enjoy the views.


2. Upper Hurst Farm, Buxton


Just a stone’s throw from the spa town of Buxton, famed for its 'healing' spa waters since Roman times, and just outside the idyllic village of Hartington – known for its cheese-making heritage - Upper Hurst Farm enjoys a rural yet central location.
The site's generous 'super pitches' and 'camping pitches' enjoy almost 360-degree panoramic views. They have won awards for their eco-friendly credentials and the site prides itself on a nature-based ethos, encouraging biodiversity in their fields and hedgerows, and the majority of their energy is provided from sustainable sources or directly from the sun. 
Dogs are warmly welcomed and the site is also surrounded by some of the Peak District’s finest walks – including routes to peaceful Beresford Dale and Wolfscote Dale.


3. Edale Gathering, Hope Valley


Take glamping to the next level at Edale Gathering and stay in a tented safari lodge on the foothills of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District National Park. Choose from four luxurious tented safari lodges with beds, baths and a log stove, near the start of the Pennine Way. The tents include a lounge and kitchen for self-catering, whilst wood-burning stoves and cauldrons will keep you warm on chilly nights, with dark skies revealing the Milky Way.
Located next to a bubbling moorland brook on one side, there is nothing but stunning views over dry-stone walled pastures and open moorland, with open access land leading from the farm gate.  It's also only a few hundred yards to the pubs and cafes of Edale.


4. Beech Croft Farm Caravan and Campsite, Buxton


Located in the tiny hamlet of Blackwell in the Peak, between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, this family-run campsite is an ideal base for exploring the delights of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Heights of Abraham and the caverns in Castleton. It's also a haven for walkers, with easy access to the Monsal Trail, Limestone Way and High Peak Trail.
Welcoming touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, the site is nestled in a sheltered meadow with stunning views of the rolling Derbyshire hills and there are pitches to suit all sizes, plus excellent facilities including a toilet and shower block with underfloor heating.
Dogs are welcome (there's a dog exercise area and a dog wash), and there's also a small on-site shop.


5. North Lees Campsite, near Hathersage


If you’re looking for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ camping experience, you’ll love the peace and quiet offered at North Lees campsite which prides itself on its secluded location in the heart of the National Park.
Located in a sheltered valley, just over a mile from the Peak District’s ‘outdoor hub’ of Hathersage and in the shadow of Stanage Edge – one of the most impressive gritstone ridges in England - the site is within a short walking distance of numerous world-class climbing, bouldering, cycling and walking routes.
The site consists of three gently sloping fields and is ideally suited to smaller tents, with facilities including a fully-equipped shower block and toilets.
It’s an ideal base for those seeking quiet outdoor recreation in stunning surroundings and for visitors wishing to explore the Peak District National Park.


6. Barn Farm Camping, Matlock


Overlooking the beautiful Derwent Valley, in an idyllic location between Bakewell and Matlock, this rural campsite is right next to the Limestone Way, with no less than four scenic footpaths passing nearby.
Bordering the farm is the mystical Stanton Moor with its ancient 'Nine Ladies' stone circle. A little farther afield is the River Lathkill, Robin Hood's Stride and Catcliffe Rocks which are well-loved by climbers.
There's a peaceful field for camping, hard-surfaced pitches for caravans and five camping barns. 


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