Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park8.3
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Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Rivendale Holiday Park has a range of accommodation on offer: hardstanding electric pitches for tourers and motorhomes; camping pod and family camping pod, and a fully accessible three-bedroom pine lodge with wheelchair ramp and wheelchair-accessible shower room.
The 37 acre site has a mixture of pasture, woodland and various wildlife ponds including a newly opened fly fishing lake which won a David Bellamy commendation for environmental excellence: there is a wide variety of wild flowers and wildlife on site. The fly fishing lake is ideal for beginners with few obstacles around the banks.
Campfires are allowed in certain areas provided they are contained within firepits (and subject to conditions). BBQs are allowed throughout the site (subject to conditions).
The amenity building offers an underfloor heated toilet and shower block and launderette.
The converted stone stable building houses an on-site bar and restaurant with the café open daily from 9am-5pm serving a selection of hot and cold meals.
Located just a few minutes walk from the Tissington Trail and with easy access to Alsop, Eaton and Biggin dales, Rivendale Caravan Park provides a perfect base from which to explore the Peak District. A walk of a mile and a half takes you to the beautiful limestone valley of the River Dove where you can follow the river south to the famous Stepping Stones or north to Hartington.
There are dozens of other walks and cycle rides along the Tissington Trail, which runs a few hundred yards from the site. As well as the on-site trout fishing, fly fishing is available for wild trout on superb local rivers such as the Derwent in Chatsworth Park, Dove, Manifold and Wye. There is also fishing, kayaking and sailing at Carsington reservoir, and climbing and bouldering nearby.
Popular attractions such as Alton Towers, Gullivers Kingdom, Go Ape, the Chatsworth estate and The Heights of Abraham are all with easy reach and you can experience a variety of Peak District festivals and events throughout the year.
The 37 acre site has a mixture of pasture, woodland and various wildlife ponds including a newly opened fly fishing lake which won a David Bellamy commendation for environmental excellence: there is a wide variety of wild flowers and wildlife on site. The fly fishing lake is ideal for beginners, with few obstacles around the banks.
- Haddon Hall (7.5 miles)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.2 miles)
- Arkwright's Cromford Mills (8.6 miles)
- Winster Market House (5.5 miles)
- The Old Manor (9.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Alsop - Parwich - Kniveton - Tissington - Alsop (1.0 miles)
- Alsop Station - Hall Dale - Wetton - Alstonefield - Alsop Station (1.0 miles)
- Alsop Station - Alstonefield - Hall Dale - Alsop Station (1.0 miles)
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Overall rating based on 28 reviews
85% would recommend this site to a friend.
82% would stay here again.
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From the manager...
Thank you for your review, for the benefit of people reading this review, the bar is open (as a minimum) Friday night, Saturday from noon until close in the evening about 11.30 p.m. Sunday lunch time. In high season (= school holidays after the first bank holidays) the pub is open most nights.
From the manager...
Thank you for your kind review. Lighting is restricted in The National Park so that people can appreciate the stars in one of the few areas of the country without excessive light pollution. The Wi|Fi is not the greatest - being severely limited by BT's poor infrastructure. The WiFI in the pitching area is a lot better being Satellite-based; we will roll this out in due course to the bar if it continues to prove successful. Thank you again for your comments.
Lovely family site, great location. 2 Sep 2014
Barbie_Q (Family with young children, 1 review)
From the manager...
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourersMax. motorhome length: 13.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Bakewell Coach Stop — 8.2mi
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 8.3mi
Matlock Coach Stops — 8.8mi
- Train stations
Wirksworth Rail Station — 8.2mi
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 8.6mi
Matlock Rail Station — 8.7mi
- Ferry ports
- Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 55.3mi
Sheffield City Airport — 25.5mi
East Midlands Airport — 26.4mi
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 27.5mi
The post code to programme into your sat nav is DE6 1QU. 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.
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.
Leave the M1 at junction 28
Local taxi firms include Ashbourne Taxis and ACT Taxis.
The Bowers bus service 442 and 42 travel past Rivendale Caravan Park.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
Cancellations made 28 days (or more) before your arrival date - refund of payments made less the deposit and a £50 charge to cover administration and re-selling.
Cancellations made 14 days or more before your arrival date - up to 25% of the total holiday cost will be refunded subject to loss of deposit and a £50 charge to cover administration and re-selling.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 3 days after booking, or if the arrival date is sooner then 3 days after booking the balance should be paid as soon as possible.
Please contact Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro