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Chinley Camping

9.8

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General

  • Simple site on a five-acre family smallholding a mile from Chinley
  • On the edge of the Peak District National Park
  • Friendly sheep and chickens on site; fresh eggs and firewood for sale

Behold, free spirits – it’s a pick your own pitch affair at Chinley Camping, a relaxed rural site between the Derbyshire villages of Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith (and less than five minutes’ drive/20 minutes’ walk from both).

Settle down in whichever corner of the field appeals most at this family-run farm, and feel free to spread out over a decent amount of space – there’s plenty to go around at the five-acre smallholding, although the flock of Icelandic sheep and the friendly chickens have already laid claim to a fair chunk of it (you’ll get fresh eggs from the latter though, so it’s worth treating them very nicely…).

A scenic setting on the edge of the Peak District National Park means that the views from wherever you pitch up are pretty fine. It’s the sort of spot that’d lend itself well to an evening round the barbecue or firepit, you may assess – and that opinion is enthusiastically shared by the site owners, who'll sell you firewood to help make the flames happen.

Walks from the site also get the thumbs up from the owners, who suggest everything from intrepid climbs up Kinder Scout (two and a half hours away on foot) to gentler ambles to the local pubs (a far less leg-busting 20 minutes).

As it’s safe to assume guests are in search of peace and views rather than noisy entertainment, facilities have been kept simple, just stretching to a shower and a toilet in the field – it’s worth bringing a torch along to help you locate such things after sunset.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

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Very helpful hosts Spotless facilities Proximity to Hope Valley Railway15/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Very helpful hosts

    Spotless facilities

    Proximity to Hope Valley Railway

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    Mud

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My 2 yr old loved helping give the friendly sheep …11/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    My 2 yr old loved helping give the friendly sheep and chickens their food. Lovely sunset over the peaks and the very kind farmer gave us a tow out of the muddy field after a night of heavy rain.

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Friendly staff, peaceful, great facilities07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Great stay loved the fire pits and the location

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    Na

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Friendly staff, clean facilities, great location,07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Very quiet & great location, the owner Henry was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be returning.

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Lovely stay. The owners are very accommodating they came round …29/09/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Lovely stay. The owners are very accommodating they came round to meet everyone. They ever came round to let us know a steam train was going past. The feeding of the chickens and meeting the sheep was a big hit with our two children. Will definitely be returning as a lovely site with clean toilet and shower facilities

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly owners, noisy road23/09/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Great location with fantastics view of the peaks and easy access to Chapel-en-le-Frith, Mam Tor and Kinder. Clean, well-appointed toilet/shower cubicles. Friendly and welcoming campsite owners.

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    Although the site itself was quiet, there is a fair amount of noise from the road through the night, bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

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Just what I was looking for.19/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchris m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Very friendly owners, good showers without a charge, fire pit was good, good views

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Owners friendly and gave more than enough firewood. Good facilities17/09/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Rural, good facilities, fire pit was brilliant, friendly owners, good location

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Really nice spot to camp. Run by really nice and …17/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLloyd B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Really nice spot to camp. Run by really nice and helpful people. Great place to have a fire and plenty of space.

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great little site16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeon T.Confirmed

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    great little site

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Features

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

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Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Climbing nearby

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Indoor pool nearby

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Location

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  • Black Lane Head Farm, Buxton Road, Chinley, Derbyshire, England, SK23 6DT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.3369°N 1.9215°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Place — 5.6 miles
Market Place — 5.6 miles
Mottram Moor/Gun Inn — 9.1 miles
Train stations
Chinley Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Whaley Bridge Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 44.7 miles
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 14.5 miles
Manchester Airport — 14.6 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 14.7 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

Having had a taster of the Peak District National Park’s views from the farm, it’s time to get stuck in for real. There are hundreds of trails to choose from in the area, including quiet footpaths and well-known routes like the Peak Forest Canal towpath (25 minutes’ drive) and the Monsal Trail (half an hour).

If you’re out and about on bikes, the site owners recommend heading out on the Pennine Bridleway, which passes the site, or hitting the historic tramway for access to the canal path. And if you’d like to head underground, that’s easily done with a tour of the limestone cave at Blue John Cavern, or a boat trip to a huge subterranean lake at Speedwell Cavern (both about 10 minutes by car).

Those who watched the British telly adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will recognise the National Trust estate at Lyme (20 minutes) – its exterior was used as the body double for Pemberley, and both house and gardens make for fine wandering (even if the lake doesn’t yield a dripping Mr Darcy…).

Must see

  • Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (5.5 miles)
  • Hare Hill Gardens (NT) (11.3 miles)
  • Quarry Bank Mill and Garden (NT) (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Lyme Park (5.7 miles)
  • Hare Hill (11.3 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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Chinley Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Chinley Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Chinley Camping? Having had a taster of the Peak District National Park’s views from the farm, it’s time to get stuck in for real. There are hundreds of trails to choose from in the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Chinley Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.

    Please come to the farmhouse to receive safety information before pitching your tent.

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General
Bookings must not be for more than 27 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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