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Lower Micklin Touring Park

9.6

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General

  • 'Sparkling showers and huge pitches!'
  • Just two miles from Alton Towers
  • Beautiful countryside on the edge of the Peak District

To Alton Towers! Staffordshire's popular Lower Micklin Touring Park is just five minutes' drive from the whirls and rides of this most exciting theme park to have the kids most excited; we'd recommend a second day there just to make sure you get round it the lot.

And Lower Micklin is also at the edge of the Peak District and a few miles from Uttoxeter Racecourse for more Staffs holiday happenings – buses to Uttoxeter, the racecourse and nearby Cheadle run straight from the bottom of the park's drive. A public footpath walk leads to Alton village and the local pub is half a mile away by footpath or country lane. (Miles of other walks are all around: just look up at the walls on site when you're doing the washing-up: you'll see what we mean when you get there...)

Lower Micklin is set in ten acres of grassland with plenty of space for the kids to run around and a one-kilometre track for big folk to walk or jog. It has new heated shower and loo facilities with free hot water and a family bathroom with toilet, shower, basin and baby changing unit.

The park also has rubbish and recycling facilities, covered washing-up sinks with hot water and – a tad more excitement for the sprogs – a ball field with goal posts and a play area with slide, swings and a climbing wall. For Alton eats, local takeaways deliver to the campsite, and both Alton and Denston close by have food shops and pubs.

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9.6

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely site, very clean and quiet. Good location too for ... 19/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason D. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, very clean and quiet. Good location too for really good walks.

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Would use again 18/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Spacious pitches, not to big site, clean and friendly

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    No dislikes although grass was a bit long but could of been the time of year, that's being very picky

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All very clean and tidy with lovely showers and wash facility 15/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    It was a fantastic site. Lovely and clean. We will be staying there again for sure.
    Was a brilliant stay.

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overall a good quiet campsite 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom phillip_w823073 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch (large, super)
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  • Liked: 

    Nice small campsite with a lovely new toilet block,
    Great idea having 1 family bathroom for those with kids.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block might crowed if all pitches are being used,
    only 2 toilets and 2 showers in each one

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom garry_a106220 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    The views were amazing and good washing up facilities. And a family bathroom as well. Can also get takeaways delivered to the site

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    Nothing

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Nice friendly sheltered site. An ideal base location 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dean W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    Nice and sheltered. Large pitch with loads of room. Quiet at times. Ideal location for Alton Towers.

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Excellent site with clean modern facilities, friendly efficient staff 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jeff I. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    Good experience from arrival to departure. Owner had my booking details ready on arrival for a friendly efficient check in. Pitch was large, level and not too close to adjacent pitches. Toilet and shower block was clean modern and not overcrowded. Our friends visited Alton Towers as this is only a 5 minute drive away and the location is perfect both for that, local walks, cycling on local trails and visits to Ashbourne etc. Overall this was one of the better campsites I've stayed at and I'll definitely be returning.

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A very lovely campsite. Clean, quiet, beautiful area, nice welcome ... 16/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    A very lovely campsite. Clean, quiet, beautiful area, nice welcome and FANTASTIC shower block. Would definitely stay here again.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Kevin W. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    Late arrival time, easy access and well layed out,

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Beautiful site on a working farm. 10/09/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Everything, lovely clean quiet site, very accommodating to say we arrived late, much easier having a drain for waste water on the pitch, perfect for getting to Alton Towers.

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    Nothing.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Lower Micklin Farm, Alton Road, Denstone Alton Towers, Staffordshire, England, ST14 5DJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9701°N 1.8793°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 1.5 miles
Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley Bus Station — 12.8 miles
Stoke-on-Trent: Rail Station Coach Stop — 12.9 miles
Train stations
Uttoxeter Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Blythe Bridge Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Longton Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 55.3 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 25.0 miles

Directions


We are located on the B5032 which runs from the village of Denstone to the village of Alton. We are situated about 1.5 miles from Denstone and 0.5 miles from Alton. This road may be shown as either Alton Road, Denstone or Denstone Lane, Alton.

Our drive has clear signage at the bottom with the name Lower Micklin Farm. Please do not drive up if you don't see our signpost.

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

Walks, walks and more walks: the public footpath between Denstone and Alton crosses Lower Micklin Touring Park and there are links to footpaths in all directions and to the Staffordshire Way, 92 miles of trail from Mow Cop Castle to Kinver Edge.

The Peak District is a few miles away with many more hikes, or take the Tissington and High Peak bike trails if you're feeling hardy.

Other options nearby could include bouldering in the Churnet Valley or trips on the area's two steam railways, the Foxfield Railway and the Churnet Valley Railway; looking at the warty pigs of Blackbrook Zoo eight miles away, or visiting historic homes like Chatsworth House and Sudbury Hall with the Museum of Childhood.

If you want to leave the car behind and aren't going anywhere on a bus route, the taxi firm local to Lower Micklin Touring Park will pick up customers from the site.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (1.3 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (7.1 miles)
  • Wedgwood Visitor Centre (12.0 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (2.6 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (7.3 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Lower Micklin Touring Park cancellation policy

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations. However we are more than happy to transfer the amount paid towards a stay with us later in the same year (subject to availability).

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

Lower Micklin Touring Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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

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Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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