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Rivendale Caravan and Leisure Park

8.7
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General

  • Site of spectacular scenery a mile and a half from the Dove valley
  • Pasture, woodland and wildlife ponds among the site landscape
  • 37 acres, trout fishing lake and bar in converted stone stable

What spectacular natural surroundings are these... Strikingly scenic Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park is only a mile and a half from the limestone valley of the River Dove, and a few minutes' walk from the viewsome hikes and bike rides of the Tissington Trail.

There's easy access to nearby Alsop, Eaton and Biggin dales and fab fishing rivers nearby too – or maybe you'd prefer to get more watery among the kayaking and sailing of handsome Carsington Water...?

Rivendale's 37 acres also have variety aplenty, with a mixture of pasture, woodland and various wildlife ponds and a wide range of wildflowers and wildlife. A fly fishing lake is here too: if you've never cast off before give it a whirl as this trout lake is just the ticket for beginners with few obstacles around its banks.

Campfires are allowed in certain areas at Rivendale provided they're contained within firepits. The site amenities are in a toilet and shower block with underfloor heating (swish) and a launderette.

More? There's also a bar in a converted stone stable, open during weekends in low season.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Facilities/activities including tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis from reception against full payment are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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8.7

Overall rating based on 62 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Large, clean, well maintained site. 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom heather_b127265 Confirmed

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

    Pitch was really spacious, toilet and shower block very clean. Staff friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Would be better to separate families with young children from groups of young adults who shout at the tops of their voices until late, even counting down the minutes until they have to be quiet. Surely if they are separated both would enjoy their stay more. Bar not serving food this year so don't arrive without shopping first!

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Great Countryside Campsite! 20/05/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Nice Big Campsite with spacious tent pitches.
    - Very quiet area out in the countryside but not far away from Ashbourne or Bakewell.
    - Nice Big, Clean toilets and showers, with a security code to get in (Provided at reception upon arrival).
    - Good water and waste facilities.
    - Pub on site, along with childs play area.

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Beautiful site 25/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian A. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful and friendly staff
    Site very clean and level with a great back-drop of 100ft cliff
    Large variety of accommodation available
    Excellent wash facilities
    Clear instructions on facilities

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5* 16/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher L. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    First time here and already booked to return shortly. Great set up couldn’t ask for any more

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Good size pitches, clean facilities, friendly greeting at reception. Site ... 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James C. Confirmed

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

    Good size pitches, clean facilities, friendly greeting at reception. Site was really quite I’m guessing due to weather not sure if the facilities would cope if busier. Secure site with bollards going up after a certain time in the evening (although I never checked this).

    Disliked: 

    Parking maybe an issue in busier times as you can’t park on your pitch.

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clean showers/toilets. A nice site probably a bit to quiet for us. 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setting of the pitch

    Disliked: 

    Cameras in the toilets
    A lot of signs saying no dogs but you have to pay for your dog to go?

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All was good 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy G. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    All was good

    Disliked: 

    Bad weather

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Clean and well serviced toilet and shower block. 31/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and well serviced toilet and shower block.

    Disliked: 

    Expected the pub to be open as it was school holidays.

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This was our first adventure And Rivendale 29/03/2018

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities clean and tidy site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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there was a good welcome and good directions to our ... 26/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom DAVID BARRIE B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    there was a good welcome and good directions to our pitch very friendly staff pitch good on hardstanding as advertised toilets very good showers very good me and wife enjoyed our break as this was our fist stay in our campervan we enjoyed our weekend we will visit again

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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

Local produce

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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports 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)

Pub campsite

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Buxton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 1QU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1054°N 1.7610°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bakewell Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 8.8 miles
Train stations
Wirksworth Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Matlock Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 55.3 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 25.5 miles
East Midlands Airport — 26.4 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 27.5 miles

Directions


By car:
Satnav: please note that some of our guests have found they are taken into the village of Alsop. Once you are on the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road, do not turn off until you reach the Rivendale entrance which is accessed directly from the main road.

Travelling north:
Leave the M1 at Junction 25, taking the A52 towards Derby. At the Derby ring road, follow signs for Ashbourne A52. In Ashbourne follow signs for Buxton on the A515. Do not take the Alsop-en-le-dale turn off – simply stay on the A515 for a further half mile and find Rivendale is on the right hand side.

Travelling south:
Leave the M1 at Junction 28

By taxi:
Local taxi firms include Ashbourne Taxis and ACT Taxis.

By bus:
The Bowers bus service 442 and 42 travel past Rivendale Caravan Park.

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

What lovely land this is: Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park is well placed to take in the many highlights of the Peak District and Staffordshire, whether your tastes run to old-school hiking and climbing, or new-fangled days out at the likes of Alton Towers.

Walks are very close to base, like the mile and a half hike from the park to the Dove valley and from there south along the river to the famed Stepping Stones or north to Hartington, or around the dales of Alsop, Eaton and Biggin. The dozens of walks and bike rides of the Tissington Trail can be accessed a couple of hundred metres away.

As well as the on-site trout fishing, anglers can cast off at prime local rivers like the Derwent in Chatsworth Park, the Dove, the Manifold and the Wye, as well as at Carsington Water where there's also kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

Popular Peak District attractions like the Heights of Abraham falls and the Chatsworth estate are also within easy reach; if you have the kids on hol with you, they'll surely appreciate Rivendale's proximity to the likes of Alton Towers, Gullivers Kingdom and Go Ape too.

Also ask on site about local festivals and events: quite a lot run around here throughout the year.

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (7.5 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.2 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (8.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (5.5 miles)
  • The Old Manor (9.2 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Rivendale Caravan and Leisure Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Rivendale Caravan and Leisure Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Facilities/activities including tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis from reception against full payment are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

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

Additional terms

Bring a torch: we have low lighting levels so you can enjoy the night sky. Wear sensible footwear because of uneven rocky surfaces, often icy or snow-bound in winter.

Parts of the park are hazardous so stay aware as these areas are identified by warning notices.

Conditions specific to caravan, motorhome pitches
a) Please note the electricity supply is 16 amps, 240 volts.
b) Only grass friendly groundsheets to be used on site.
c) The size of your unit including awnings etc must be stipulated at the time of booking and adhered to, otherwise we cannot guarantee to provide a pitch of adequate size.

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