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- Wild camping experience in the southern Peak District
- Bakewell 10 minutes' drive; 20 minutes to Buxton
- A mile from an award-winning pub; views over Lathkill Dale
If a laidback wild camping break is just what you need right now, Lathkill Wild Campsite is likely to tick a lot of boxes. A peaceful Peak District location? Tick. Views over hills? Tick. Dog-friendly and relaxing? Tick, again.
Many guests return again and again for this place’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the convenient location. On the edge of the village of Over Haddon, it’s only a 10-minute car journey to get to Bakewell, one of the top visitor spots in the Peak District National Park.
Peaceful, wild-style camping is the vibe here, and that carries over into the facilities. A toilet, fresh water, firepits for hire and firewood for sale make staying here an experience that's both convenient and hands-on.
Overlooking Lathkill Dale and with far-reaching views over the surrounding area, many circular walks and bike routes await close by. And on the food front, the site is about a mile from an award-winning pub, which is easy to walk to, and the village also has tea rooms, public toilets and a bus stop serving local destinations.
For anything a bit bigger in scale (like supermarkets, A road access and museums), you'll want to head in the direction of Bakewell (10 minutes), while the similarly-sized spa town of Buxton (20 minutes) has a heritage trail, spas and shops.
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Lovely site, exactly as described.
Laid back atmosphere and beautiful views
Exactly what you’d expect from a wild campsite.
It’s an amazing site, quiet, views to die for and …
Away from noise and light pollution. Star gazing and Fire …
The owners of this site are just wonderful and helpful.
Great site with beautiful views and clean facilities
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Matlock Street — 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Railway Station — 7.7 miles
- Train stations
Matlock Rail Station
— 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Matlock Bath Rail Station — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Grindleford Rail Station — 8.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 54.9 miles
Sheffield City Airport
— 19.6 miles
19.6 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 25.6 miles
25.6 miles Manchester Airport — 25.7 miles
Please follow the pin on the map rather than the postcode or you may end up in the wrong place. The entrance to the site is clearly marked as Lathkill Wild Campsite and is not near any other entrances or buildings.
A Peak District break is bound to be peaceful with a visit to Chatsworth House (20 minutes’ drive). This country house has over 25 rooms, including a painted hall and sculpture room, and the grounds are just as splendid. So, take the kids to meet the pygmy goats in the farmyard, eat according to the season at the estate’s restaurants or take a buggy tour.
Haddon Hall (15 minutes) is another historical hole, with a medieval park in fact, which can be explored on tours. Then, there’s Matlock (20 minutes) too, which was an ancient spa town and now a gateway for bike rides, hikes and the lot.
If staying active is high on your priorities, a visit to the Hathersage Swimming Pool (25 minutes) is the place to practice your backstroke under the open sky. You’re bound to get in some steps around Alton Towers (40 minutes) too, running between rides.
Dovedale (30 minutes), of course, is a place for proper practical hikes. The valley is almost three miles long, and there are stepping stones to pass on your way around this scenic stretch of land.
- Haddon Hall (2.4 miles)
- Chatsworth (4.4 miles)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.5 miles)
- Winster Market House (4.9 miles)
- The Old Manor (15.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Lathkill Wild Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Lathkill Wild Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Lathkill Wild Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Lathkill Wild Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Lathkill Wild Campsite? A Peak District break is bound to be peaceful with a visit to Chatsworth House (20 minutes’ drive). This country house has over 25 rooms, including a painted hall and sculpture room, … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Lathkill Wild Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.