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The Bull i Thorn

9.3
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General

  • Family-friendly site close to top Peak District attractions
  • A 20-minute drive from Buxton, Chatsworth House and Dovedale
  • On-site café; directly opposite the Tissington Trail

Off to Derbyshire for trips to Buxton, Bakewell and beyond? The Bull i Thorn is located just off the A515, making it a doddle to zip from one end of the Peaks to the other and be back in time for tea.

This peaceful park is set deep in the Peak District and comes with the sweeping views to prove it. The friendly site managers are keen to point out that muddy boots are welcome at this outdoorsy spot – handy indeed given that the car-free Tissington Trail is opposite the site.

After days packed with outdoor explores, you'll likely appreciate The Bull i Thorn's hot showers (a separate shower room is available for families travelling with young kids). There are also three water points and a covered washing-up area for self-catering sorts; if you'd rather someone else did the catering, head over to the café to pick from a tempting menu of breakfasts, lunches and homemade cakes (made, where possible, with seasonal and local produce).

Three pubs are within walking distance of The Bull I Thorn, with the nearest less than a mile away. The site is also a few minutes' stroll from Tagg Lane Dairy, a family-run gelateria that uses raw milk straight from their pampered Jersey herd.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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


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9.3

Overall rating based on 89 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  67% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Good family site in an excellent location.22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cafe on site, lots of walks nearby, toilets and showers good.Lots of space.

    Disliked: 

    No warden in evidence for most of the weekend . No waste water or toilet disposal as far as we could see.

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Anonymous user

Beautiful views. Spacious pitches with parking next to tent. Great …22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views. Spacious pitches with parking next to tent. Great walk along footpath direct from the campsite into Monyash. Within easy drive of Buxton and Bakewell. Great breakfasts and selection of other meals and cakes at the onsite cafe. Toilets, showers and washing up area kept very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent site, with clean facilities, with a great cafe.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The campsite was great, we stayed in a pad which was clean and well situated. The campsite facilities were very clean and easily accessible. The cafe on site was a huge plus and we had breakfast there both mornings. The campsite staff were friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Notinh

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Big pitch spaces, good clean toilet facilities. Amazing views. Nice …21/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big pitch spaces, good clean toilet facilities. Amazing views. Nice to have a cafe for the mornings

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

Well kept site, beautiful views. Great shower blocks21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well kept site, beautiful views. Great shower blocks

    Disliked: 

    The speeding cars on the distant road was a constant background noise.

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Great stay, lovely staff and huge pitches. Great cafe on site20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location, driving distance to lots of great walks.
    Lovely cafe on site that does a great vegan breakfast
    Good sized pitches
    Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Quite an exposed location so very windy.
    Only one toilet/shower block for male and female.

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Excellent Site driveable distance from beauty spots.17/09/2020

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

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful camp site, pod was spacious and clean, very helpful on arrival and clean warm toilets and Showers.

    Disliked: 

    Not many within walking distance for dinner. Was in pod next to the entrance gate, would have preferred to be further in the camp away from the cars coming in and out. But would request that if we came again.

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Anonymous user

Great location, great campsite16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod was clean on arrival.
    Small heater perfect for chilly mornings.
    Freezer available to refresher ice blocks.
    Excellent cooked breakfast in cafe.
    Campsite appeared well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Only 4 toilets, could be too few if campsite was busy.

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good park with good facilities16/09/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location is nice with excellent scenery. The staff seemed freindly. Very cheap too

    Disliked: 

    The cafe closes as you check in literally and then there is barely anywhere else nearby for food. Thats the only downside really.

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good clean site with great views and facilities15/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Covid safe. Good pitches

    Disliked: 

    mixed gender bathrooms and showers

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent 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

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

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

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Ashbourne Road, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, England, SK17 9QQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1959°N 1.8093°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bakewell Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Buxton: Market Place Coach Stop — 6.0 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 11.2 miles
Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Dove Holes Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 51.2 miles
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 22.2 miles
Manchester Airport — 22.3 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 22.4 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

This countrified site is close to beauty spots like Dovedale (20 minutes' drive), where you can stroll along the water's edge and picnic by the far-farmed stepping stones. For a more adventurous (and hillier) trek on foot, pick up the nearby Limestone Way in Monyash (five minutes).

Looking for cycle hire? Head to Parsley Hay (five minutes) to hire bikes (including accessible models) and tandems. This is where the High Peak and Tissington trails meet (both run along flat former railway lines, so there's little chance you'll run out of puff).

Chatsworth House (20 minutes) has grand gardens and elegant interiors to admire (there's also a guinea pig village that's likely to revive any tiddlers suffering from museum fatigue). Buxton (15 minutes) is a spa town of similarly posh repute and is full of boutique shops, ornate terraces and cultural sites (it also plays host to the Buxton Festival throughout the month of July). It's also home to two popular golf courses (the Cavendish Golf Club for hot shots and Peak Practice Golf for newbies).

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (6.2 miles)
  • Chatsworth (8.1 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (11.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (7.9 miles)
  • Lyme Park (14.9 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:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Bull i Thorn cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Wednesday 30 September 2020.

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

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. The Bull i Thorn 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for The Bull i Thorn be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Wednesday 30 September 2020. Read more
  • Does The Bull i Thorn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Bull i Thorn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Bull i Thorn? This countrified site is close to beauty spots like Dovedale (20 minutes' drive), where you can stroll along the water's edge and picnic by the far-farmed stepping stones. For a more adventurous … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Bull i Thorn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Bull i Thorn? From £20 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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