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- Peaceful family-friendly site with views over Lathkill Dale
- A 10- minute drive from the tea rooms of Bakewell
- Easy access to walking routes through the Peak District National Park
Take a peek at the fab Peak District views from the pitches at Mandale Campsite. Whichever spot you choose as your territory, the outlook over the national park is painted in various shades of rural green – all fields, woods and perhaps the occasional farm. Just beyond the site’s fences lie the gorgeous Lathkill Dale, a fave spot for for hikers and birdwatchers.
Peace, quiet and open air are in ample supply here – with heaps of space in the fields there’s no need to be living cheek by jowl with your neighbours. Site rules have been devised to maintain the restful vibe for all, with guests requested to refrain from loud music and campfires. Passing school groups of Duke of Edinburgh’s expeditions are welcomed and housed in a separate field to avoid any friction between teenage antics and chilled family soirées.
This is a particularly tempting location for sweet-toothed visitors, with the nearest town being Bakewell, home to not one but two famed desserts. Debate continues among local and visitors as to the relative merits of Bakewell tart and Bakewell pudding, so clearly the only solution is for the individual to conduct their own scientific test by sampling both. The town’s tearooms can provide you with excellent examples of both, and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to cater for your savoury requirements too.
Feeding options closer to home include the country pubs in Over Haddon and Monyash, each less than a 10-minute drive away (there’s a super little play area in Monyash too, if you’ve got energetic kids in tow). If the desire to create fire grabs you, you’re also welcome to light up a disposable barbie to grill a few bangers.
Amenities on site include two toilet blocks and two shower blocks, with four coin-operated showers in each. The nearby washroom has a freezer for ice packs and a table football that serves as a handy incentive for kids to get their washing-up task finished.
Open from 30/03/2018 to 30/09/2018
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of shower.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
Check availability at Mandale Campsite…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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Loved our stay! Such a fun experience for my first time camping!
Excellent basic site, friendly staff, would stay again
Was a lovely and quiet pitch we could choose our ...
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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Bakewell Coach Stop
— 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Matlock Coach Stops — 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
- Train stations
Matlock Rail Station
— 8.0 miles
8.0 miles Grindleford Rail Station — 8.7 miles
8.7 miles Matlock Bath Rail Station — 8.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 54.5 miles
Sheffield City Airport
— 19.9 miles
19.9 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 25.2 miles
25.2 miles Manchester Airport — 25.3 miles
From Bakewell follow the B055 to Monyash. about two miles out of Bakewell you will see Haddon Grove Farm Cottages on your left. Just past the cottages you will see a left turning for Haddon Grove. We are the first farm on the left handside down the lane.
Eating as much Bakewell pudding as you like is perfectly acceptable because of the abundance of hiking trails on which to burn off the calories (that’s your excuse and you’re sticking to it). The limestone valley of Lathkill Dale, just outside the site, is a very fine place for a walk and has some excellent birdwatching to be done along the way.
Further walks await all over the Peak District National Park for all abilities. The relatively gentle paths of Mam Tor and the Ladybower Reservoir are about 40 minutes’ drive away; keen hikers in search of a challenge should aim for Kinder Scout, 50 minutes’ drive away, to climb up to the highest point in the park. A popular option for families (on foot or by bike) is the Monsal Trail, which starts a 20-minute drive away and meanders through nature reserves and underground tunnels to finish near Bakewell (for a restorative pudding perchance?).
For a spot of history (or to shelter on a damp day), head to Chatsworth, a splendid estate on the banks of the Derwent river half an hour away. There’s plenty to keep you busy all day here – take a tour of the house, spot the sculptures as you wander round the gardens, get lost in the maze and learn to milk cows at the farmyard. Haddon Hall, a fortified medieval manor house 20 minutes away, is also well worth a look.
A fun place for a family day out is Gulliver’s World, 40 minutes away in Matlock Bath. The theme park, specially designed with kids aged from two to 13 in mind, has heaps of rides, play areas, games and themed attractions including Dinosaur Kingdom and cowboy-tastic Western World.
- Haddon Hall (2.8 miles)
- Chatsworth (4.8 miles)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.9 miles)
- Winster Market House (5.2 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:||12 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
Mandale Campsite cancellation policy
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.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express