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Mandale Campsite

9.5
Mandale Campsite: Grass pitches (photo added by manager on 16/08/2022)

General

  • Peaceful family-friendly site with views over Lathkill Dale
  • A 10-minute drive from the tearooms 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 pick 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. And just beyond the site’s fences is 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. 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 famed desserts: debate continues among local and visitors as to which is the most scrumptious between 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, and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants around 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 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.

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No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 398 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Amazing, Hot powerful showers. Pick your pitch .Fridge and freezer …18/10/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing, Hot powerful showers. Pick your pitch .Fridge and freezer .washroom .All at 8 pound per person.Yes I'm definitely returning .

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely site07/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely view.
    Choice of where to pitch up.
    Owners on site at arrival.
    Close to both Bakewell and Buxton.
    Fairly clean toilets - lots of toilet paper!
    Fairly good phone signal.

    Disliked: 

    There is a charge for hot water in the washroom and the hot tap in the ladies toilets emits limited water.

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Stunning scenery, clean toilets and showers .Excellent value for money04/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Stunning scenery, clean toilets and showers .Excellent value for money

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Lovely Site02/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic site with great facilities. Excellent value for money! Easy access to nearby walking routes. Magpie Mine is definitely worth a visit.

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I have stayed here a few times in the last …02/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    I have stayed here a few times in the last 4 years, clean toilets and hot showers and also pay per person instead of per pitch. Nice quiet site and friendly hosts.

    Disliked: 

    Would like to see the grass cut more often as using the facilities after a rain shower is not a nice walk.

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A quiet, remote campsite in a rural setting.03/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a quiet and clean campsite in a beautiful, remote setting but a short drive from local towns.

    Disliked: 

    I would prefer to have a bit of hot water when I need it rather than pay to have a shower and wash. It is helpful to have hot water available to fill a small kettle, to wash my face or to fill a hot water bottle.

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Great location, super accessible, perfect for a weekend trip away …25/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucy G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Great location, super accessible, perfect for a weekend trip away in the peaks.

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Everything24/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Everything

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Great location.24/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice clean location with some great walks nearby.

    Disliked: 

    There wasn't really anything to dislike.

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Lovely area. Nice clean facilities. Great amount of space for …19/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Lovely area. Nice clean facilities. Great amount of space for pitches and could park next to the pitch. Chilled vibe. Really enjoyed the peace and quiet. I walked to Over Haddon which was around 30 minutes away. Nice pub there also.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitising stations

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

No pets allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Mandale Farm, Haddon Grove, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1JF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.1954°N 1.7277°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Buxton Road — 2.5 miles
Matlock Street — 2.5 miles
Railway Station — 8.1 miles
Train stations
Matlock Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Grindleford Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 54.5 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 19.9 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 25.2 miles
Manchester Airport — 25.3 miles

Directions


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

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 (20 minutes' drive), meandering 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.

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (2.8 miles)
  • Chatsworth (4.8 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (8.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (5.2 miles)
  • The Old Manor (15.6 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Mandale Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Mandale 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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Mandale Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Mandale Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Mandale Campsite? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mandale Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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