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Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm

9.5

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General

  • Back to basics site on a peaceful family farm in the Peak District
  • Outdoor activity paradise; walks, climbs and cycle trails from site
  • Two pubs and a tearoom within walking distance of the site

From walking through the Deep Dale valley to pretending you’re on a film set in Chatsworth House, tear whichever piece of the Peak District you please from Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm. This family-friendly back to basics site on a working farm is well-placed for concocting an action-packed plan in the national park.

Leave the car behind if you wish, as the site is something of a walkers' paradise, with lots of footpaths and walking routes all around, plus climbs and cycle rides (with bike hire in the area too). What to do first? Sample a beer or two from the brewery in Thornbridge Hall (two and a half hours' walk)? The gorgeous loop towards Lathkill Dale’s waterfalls (half an hour's walk)? A dally along to the Deep Dale Nature Reserve (three hours and 20 minutes' walk) or the Magpie Mine (10 minutes’ walk) to learn about the industrial heritage? A Bakewell pudding in Bakewell (an hour and a half's walk)?

If food is the first thing on your mind, there’s a restaurant near the waterfalls or two local pubs and a tearoom serving breakfast and ice cream in Monyash, 25 minutes’ walk away (that's not forgetting the supermarkets in Bakewell, which you can also drive to in five minutes). If you can't move that far, there are usually home-made cakes and snacks to purchase on site too.

As the site is a working farm, there may be a few farm noises from time to time. Kites, drones and games in the sky are not allowed, but there’s plenty of space for fun in the peaceful, level-grounded field (cars are parked in a separate designated area for safety).

As well as farm-themed activities on selected dates, there are basic facilities on site, including portaloos (serviced several times per day), showers and clean running cold water (for drinking or washing your pots and pans).


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9.5

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  92% described as Wild camping ?

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Excellent would recommend if want that type of thing21/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOliver H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    It all. Basic facilities loads of space.

    Disliked: 

    Love/hate relationship with cold shower but wouldn’t change it.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay, even the cold shower 🙂

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Beautiful views and on a quiet road with no traffic …19/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Beautiful views and on a quiet road with no traffic noise, kind owners, large area for children to play. Loos kept very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Cold shower only - this is not being made clear on the booking site. Not enough toilets (only 4 for the whole site, which is big) and queues to use them at the weekend. Only 1 sink to wash up in. Should really be an additional one to at least wash your hands in after using the loo (as the portaloos don't have sinks or water, only hand gel which did run out on occasion). I understand this is a wild camping site, but it's not very hygienic when people are cleaning their teeth and washing hands in the same sink as pot washing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your time in writing a review. As I mentioned to you at the time we do state on our booking site that we do not have any hot water facilities. With our wild camping site the shower is more of a luxury item as you wouldn’t find one in the wild, you’d probably have to find a stream, river or waterfall which would also be cold. Regarding the toilets we’ve have many people say how refreshing it is to see so many on a small site (they never get full either). I agree running out of hand sanitiser isn’t good but I check and clean the facilities twice a day, as soon as I realised it was promptly replaced. Im pleased you enjoyed the views and appreciate the space created for children to play as we do try to create plenty of space for everyone.

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Very attentive, hard-working owners. Kept facilities clean and stocked. Helped …15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna P.Confirmed

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

    Very attentive, hard-working owners. Kept facilities clean and stocked. Helped when we asked questions about what to do in the area. Would highly recommend.

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Thank you we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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Very good campsite, would recommend. Thanks for a great stay!15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly owners

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Thank you hope to see you again next year.

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friendly hosts made for a very comfortable stay15/08/2022

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

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

    Friendly
    Clean
    Necessary facilities well kept
    Good location, very peaceful

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From the manager...

Thank you, we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay especially as a solo traveller and that you felt safe.

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Lovely peaceful campsite with stunning views15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLindsay B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Our second visit to this spacious and peaceful campsite, the owner was friendly and approachable and the facilities were clean and well maintained. There are many nice walking routes nearby and Bakewell town centre is a short drive away. Lovely views surround the campsite and there are lovely pubs a couple of miles walk away.

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Thank you for your review. It was nice to see you again. Hope to see you again next year.

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Very peaceful campsite with great views15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bertie bell tent
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    Very peaceful campsite with great views

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Location is dreamy, you can watch the sunrise over the …15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location is dreamy, you can watch the sunrise over the fields and get a beautiful night's sky as well. Quiet, cosy, has the basic essentials that you need with no complications. Friendly greeting on arrival.

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My first camp but really enjoyed as basic camp it seemed perfect.15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The space and quiet

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Clean facilities and friendly staff14/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlexandra J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly toilets very clean

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

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

Location

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  • Horse Lane, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1QT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2037°N 1.7567°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Buxton Road — 3.4 miles
Matlock Street — 3.5 miles
Market Place — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Dove Holes Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Grindleford Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 53.2 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 20.4 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 23.9 miles
Manchester Airport — 24.0 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

If you feel like calling into the animal world, Peak Wildlife Park (half an hour's drive) has lemurs, penguins and wallabies. As you’d expect, there’s also plenty of wildlife around the national park and inside the National Trust’s Lyme Park (45 minutes).

Down for some rock climbing? Hope Valley Garden Centre’s climbing wall (25 minutes) or The Foundry Climbing Centre (45 minutes) will help you get in some practice. For challenging outdoor walls, Hathersage (25 minutes) is a good spot. Meanwhile, for a traffic-free bike trail through tunnels and limestone valleys, make for the Monsal Trail (10 minutes).

Down into the pits… Peak Cavern (35 minutes) has a natural amphitheatre, while Speedwell Cavern (half an hour) has a boat trip into the Bottomless Pit. The Treak Cliff Cavern (35 minutes) is home to the Blue John stone, while the Heights of Abraham (half an hour) has more caverns surrounded by woodlands and gorges (plus cable cars and a playground).

And if the kids are looking for a thrill, Alton Towers (35 minutes) and Gulliver’s Kingdom (25 minutes) theme parks are both within easy reach.

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (4.0 miles)
  • Chatsworth (5.8 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (10.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (6.4 miles)
  • The Old Manor (15.9 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:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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 Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm? If you feel like calling into the animal world, Peak Wildlife Park (half an hour's drive) has lemurs, penguins and wallabies. As you’d expect, there’s also plenty of wildlife around the national … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wild Camping at Barkerfields Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more

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