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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; it’s sevenish miles from the heady heights of Alton Towers; it’s 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 famous 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 the 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.

Also perfectly, 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

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

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.

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


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8.6

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90% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site with friendly staff and clean facilities 22/09/2017

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    Cleanest facilities of any campsite I've been to, showers were proper ones rather than the ones that go off every 10 seconds. Very quiet, super friendly manager and staff.

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    Nothing that I dislike but would suggest a full-length or lower mirror in the ladies.

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Lovely site clean facilities, and value for money. 22/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Welcoming staff.
    Cleanliness of showers/toilets.
    Nice, hot free showers.
    Located right next to the Tissington trail.
    Quiet time of year, we were given a great pitch the other side of the field to the few campers that were there, but were told we could move if we wanted and just to let them know which I thought was really good.

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Great facilities and friendly staff 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dennis p. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch (no awning)
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    Great facilities and friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    On site cafe would be nice

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Very welcoming staff on receptipn cpuldnt do enough for you. ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Very welcoming staff on receptipn cpuldnt do enough for you. Great facilities

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Staff were friendly, we were new to camping and the ... 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Staff were friendly, we were new to camping and the staff couldn't do enough to help us. The facilities are fantastic, especially liked the rally room.

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    A couple of the vending machines were out of order in the rally room.

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Excellent first experience and I will be returning. Staff excellent ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison L. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent first experience and I will be returning.
    Staff excellent and other campers friendly

    Disliked: 

    Needs improvement with gents toilet block ( smaller toilets for little boys)

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Space and pool 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch (no awning)
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    Space and pool

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Staff really friendly on arrival actual site very well kept ... 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carly W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Staff really friendly on arrival actual site very well kept would definitely come back

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    Toilets ok and only one shower in the pool area.

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Excellent large site with clean facilities and very friendly staff 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pankaj K. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Good clean facilities, the manager was excellent and helpful. The kid had lots of fun because of the play area.

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Campsite was nice! Lovely settings, right near the dove valley ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom anthony_a140474 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Campsite was nice! Lovely settings, right near the dove valley which has some amazing walks and scenery. Shame about the weather but the indoor swimming pool helped on the wet days to keep the kids entertained. Will definitely return

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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


The park is 3 miles north of Ashbourne on the A515 towards Buxton. Pass through the village of Fenny Bentley and the park is on the left before the railway bridge.

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 the grownups grey among the thrill rides, river rapids and other heady highlights of the country’s biggest theme park.

If you have younger sorts along, a less adrenaline-based but not less quiet time is available at the ‘Young Fun’ part of the park, which had CBeebies Land new for 2014 among various other totworthy fun. Alton Towers’s separate water park also has areas for the very small, along with hundreds of water features, lifeguard training and – bliss – a treatment room for the big people.

You’ll ensure Very Good Behaviour Indeed if you then take the family on to Gulliver’s Kingdom at Matlock Bath, a family theme park for ages two to 13 and designed to keep all ages busy/tired out for later (beware the nerf guns). If the offspring are still swinging about with excessive energy, Go Ape! at Buxton Country Park might let off suitable steam, or you could try knocking them out at award-winning Conkers in the National Forest.

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.

Cyclists can pedal off along the Tissington and Manifold Trails, both mostly flat, and for walkers there are hundreds of miles’ worth of paths to pick from, such as the 46-mile Limestone Way, the 55-mile Derwent Valley Heritage Way or parts of the Pennine Way.

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 Matlock’s Mining Museum.

Also recommended is Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house at Bakewell, used in reels of film sets from Jane Eyre (thrice) to The Princess Bride, and described as ‘the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages’.

Bolsover Castle, founded in the 12th century, has regular events to tempt the kids, such as Cavalier horsemanship displays (the seventeenth century sort), exhibitions on torture for the gruesomely minded, a new outdoor play area, 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.

If you expect to arrive after 6pm (no arrivals after dark), please contact the site using the phone number provided in the booking confirmation email when you are on your way.

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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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 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.

On-site credit card are subject to a handling charge of 1.5%.

Breathable groundsheets must be used at all times.

Dogs are not permitted in communal areas.

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