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Indoor swimming pool

General

  • Family park three miles from the Peak District town of Ashbourne
  • Seven and a half miles from Alton Towers
  • Indoor pool, licensed shop and picnic area

If you had to pick a Peak District place, you'd be displaying tiptop taste if you went for Ashbourne.

For there are many whys: it’s at the southern tip of the Peak District and a gateway to the same; it leads straight on to the Tissington Trail, and it’s sevenish miles from the heady heights of Alton Towers.

More? It's also been the site of a raucous game of football every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday since medieval times; and (possibly related), one in every four of its buildings is or has been an inn or brewery. It's not a bit surprising that illustrious visitors in its past have included Bonnie Prince Charlie and Charles I, although they probably didn’t have time to stop off for a game of footie...

Add to your list Ashbourne Heights (formerly known as Highfields Park), three miles from town, well placed to reach a range of market towns like Bakewell and Buxton, and with a good range of facilities and services to fire the family up. From the site you can reach the main sights, activities, landscapes and history of the Peak District: too many to go into here, but do bring your camera.

Ashbourne Heights has a heated indoor pool, and generously-sized pitches with room for awnings, gazebos and a car parked alongside.

Other facilities at the park include a licensed shop, picnic area, launderette, covered washing-up areas, showers, toilets and a baby changing area. All in all, a pretty good Peak District pitstop...

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Customer: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child per session.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 4 or more people under 25 are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 158 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Very impressed with the site and the facilities. Lovely setting ... 14/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sam C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very impressed with the site and the facilities. Lovely setting and friendly staff.

    Didnt get to try the swimming pool as we were only there for a short stay but it looked great and we will be back again with our son later in the year.

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Sorry we cancelled due to Storm Gareth 13/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lindamay a. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Sorry we cancelled due to Storm Gareth

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    Ashbourne Heights were very good as they are deferring our payment for a date in the future.

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really good site with lots more to explore been twice so far and would 11/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sam A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    loved the shower blocks as they were nice and warm and the park area for my little one

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Excellent 09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch (no awning)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Excellent site with clean facilities friendly staff and level pitch's, dog friendly excellent swimming pool, this site his well maintained, nice hot shower laundry room and all for the price of £15 a night ,good value have already booked again for April, very popular site so you need to book early 👍

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    😬😬

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We stayed for two nights at the site. The site ... 04/03/2019

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  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed for two nights at the site. The site is just off a track leading to the town.

    Disliked: 

    We where placed on the furthest pich away from the entrance to the tent pich field. Our pich was rather used and so much muddier than the rest of the field. The toilet facilities are basic and surprisingly small for such a large site.

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Lovely site even on a cold weekend 04/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The amount of space on pitch. Play area and swimming pool

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

everything 11/03/2019

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    everything

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    nothing

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Overall a lovely stay and we will come back here. 30/10/2018

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  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The pitch areas add nice and big. The service was very good on arrival and the grounds are pleasant and located near to good walking routes and local pubs.

    Disliked: 

    The shower block could be modernised and cleaner. The indoor pool was freezing.

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Excellent 22/10/2018

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  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Site was very good will come again

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Overall a lovely site. Will visit site again 20/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paula o. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The play park was very good. 2 of our 11 year olds loved it. The price to stay was excellent also. Friendly staff. The park was very flexible with us, check out was 12pm but our trailer tent wasn't dry so it was only £5 extra to stay until 2.

    Disliked: 

    Only 1 shower in toilet block we stayed in, that was to service quite a few pitches.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 1LE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0533°N 1.7419°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 7.6 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 9.7 miles
Train stations
Idridgehay Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Wirksworth Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Cromford Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 57.4 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 23.3 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 28.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The amount of antics available at Alton Towers near Ashbourne Heights might turn grownups grey among the thrill rides, river rapids and other heady highlights of the country’s biggest theme park.

You’ll ensure Very Good Behaviour Indeed if you take the family on to Gulliver’s Kingdom at Matlock Bath, designed to keep all ages busy/tired out for later (beware the nerf guns). Other energetic Peak District pastimes include watersports, laser tag, climbing, caving and zipwiring; find out where’s what at Ashbourne’s tourist information centre, which is practised in all things Peak.

More peacefully, the Peak District has a high amount of culture and heritage to explore: National Trust houses and estates, the old spa towns of Matlock and Buxton, museums of all sorts, prehistoric cave paintings, three vintage railways and aeons more. Lead mining was a main industry here from Roman times until recently and info on the industry can be mined at the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock.

Bolsover Castle, founded in the 12th century, has regular events to tempt the kids, such as exhibitions on torture for the gruesomely minded, an indoor riding school, and a theatrical room just for little darlings.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (7.6 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.5 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (8.7 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (6.2 miles)
  • Winster Market House (7.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Ashbourne Heights cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ashbourne Heights will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Customer: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child per session.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Group bookings of 4 or more people under 25 are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Breathable groundsheets must be used at all times.

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