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- 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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My 2 yr old loved helping give the friendly sheep …
Friendly staff, peaceful, great facilities
Friendly staff, clean facilities, great location,
Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly owners, noisy road
Just what I was looking for.
great little site
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
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Market Place — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Mottram Moor/Gun Inn — 9.1 miles
- Train stations
Chinley Rail Station
— 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Whaley Bridge Rail Station — 2.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 44.7 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3
— 14.5 miles
14.5 miles Manchester Airport — 14.6 miles
14.6 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 14.7 miles
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…).
- Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (5.5 miles)
- Hare Hill Gardens (NT) (11.3 miles)
- Quarry Bank Mill and Garden (NT) (13.6 miles)
- Lyme Park (5.7 miles)
- Hare Hill (11.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- 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.Read more