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Cross Inn Caravan Park

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General

  • Pub site a few minutes' drive from Alton Towers
  • Homemade food with daily menu changes
  • Easy access to the Peak District

Ah, pub campsites. How lovely they be. Especially when they dish up home-cooked nosh from a menu as extensive as the Staffordshire Moorlands’ Cross Inn: bring on the steak. And the Sunday carvery. And several desserts.

The Cross Inn Caravan Park is also a hit with families as it’s only a few minutes’ drive to Alton Towers and many guests use it as a base for trips there; the Peak District is on the doorstep too and is crammed with activities and attractions for kids, many of which are free. Huzzah!

Take your foodie pick from the newly refurbished restaurant or the pub in front of the fire; the menu changes daily and there are regular special offers to be had on spirits, ale and lager, just the ticket if you need to save some pennies for Alton Towers. There’s a play area on site too and a coin laundry is available for guests’ use.

(Please note that commercial vehicles must be left in the car park and are not allowed on site. The campsite gates are locked from 9pm – 8am and no movement of cars is allowed on site during those times.)

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Please note that the showers are metered and cost 50p for four minutes. Unfortunately we have had to take this measure as people who were not guests of the campsite were using the showers.


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7.0

Overall rating based on 129 reviews

 

70% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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Surrounding Areas 03/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Surrounding Areas

    Disliked: 

    Loud Neighbours - Had music on very loud until 10.30 at night. Shouting through the night, kicking balls at our tent. Overall, kids were not happy in the morning when being woken up all night. Lock broken on one toilet cubicle and other one dirty.

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The food in the pub was lovely, reasonably priced with ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom claire_c116316 Confirmed

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

    The food in the pub was lovely, reasonably priced with a warm welcome. The shower blocks where spotless and the water was hot!

    Disliked: 

    Sadly the weather was against us and due to the camp site being a field with minimal hardstanding it became impossible to move vehicles on it and very boggy for the tents. Great campsite during dryer weather though I am sure. But be aware it is on a busy road with hgv's passing almost all night

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Value for money, pitch flat, onsite pub and facilities clean ... 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Danny P. Confirmed

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

    Value for money, pitch flat, onsite pub and facilities clean and acceptable.

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower, pitches next to fairly busy road, could do with more facilities.

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Not bad really for the price 08/09/2017

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

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

    This is a good budget place to stay, it's close to alton towers.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block could have been cleaner and the toilets could have doors that lock. One toilet seat was cracked. The outside children's play area is dirty and very old. the night traffic on the road that you are pitched next to is very loud with lorries going past every 10 minutes.

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Friendly/helpful staff. Pitches and facilities acce 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pub restaurant food excellent. Price of pitch brilliant. Proximity to Alton Towers.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from road and other campers til gone 11pm.

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Everything was lovely very helpful and friendly and facilities were cl 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clair J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pitches well spaced and clean facilities

    Disliked: 

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The campsite was in easy reach of Alton Towers just ... 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adele L. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The campsite was in easy reach of Alton Towers just 4 miles away. The Cross Inn pub food was excellent and the service was outstanding. They allow children and dogs in this was a bonus. The campsite is easy to find we were in a touring caravan the pitch we were allocate was a good size to fit caravan awing and windbreakers. The toilet block is basic but was cleaned everyday always hot water available for a shower any time of day. The showers cost 50p for 4 mins, but the 50p lasted more like 6 mins so this was good value. The owners were friendly and helpful especailly when we ran out of gas and told us were to go to get some. The campsite was quiet at night. I would stay again if we were planning another trip to Alton Towers.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a disliike, but the toilet block could do with updating. Also you have to park your car in the carpark not by your pitch this didn't put us off and it wasn't far away from our pitch, but you are able to bring your car to the pitch to load and unload so it would only be an issue if you prefere your car to be on your pitch at all times this wasn't something that bothered us.

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Good and welcoming site, range of facilities located excellently. 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Location excellent for Alton Towers.
    - Location scenery stunning.
    - Pub on site with reasonable prices.
    - Friendly and helpful owners.
    - Easy to find.
    - Fair toilet facilities.

    Disliked: 

    - Very little. But don't expect glamping.

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Staff very friendly and very good value for money 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Staff very friendly and very good value for money

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Pitches 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Pitches

    Disliked: 

    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

Local produce

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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • Cauldon Lowe Waterhouses, Staffordshire, England, ST10 3EX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0304°N 1.8937°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 2.7 miles
Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley Bus Station — 11.7 miles
Stoke-on-Trent: Rail Station Coach Stop — 12.1 miles
Train stations
Blythe Bridge Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Uttoxeter Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Longton Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 52.6 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 27.4 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 27.7 miles
Manchester Airport — 27.8 miles

Directions


From Stoke-on-Trent
Approaching Cauldon Lowe, look out for us on your left. We are directly on the A52.

From Derby
Drive through Cauldon Lowe and look out for us on your right.

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

Once you’ve met your Nemesis at Alton Towers, plenty of other family-friendly fare is in the area, including a fair bit for unfair weather such as several indoor play areas and six leisure centres with pools (if you’re feeling hardy, there’s a heated outdoor pool at Hathesage too). Peak Wildlife Park, two miles away at Winkhill, has over 200 species of birds to see and is open all year round.

The Peak District National Park will keep you busy for weeks, with hundreds of miles of cycling trails including the flat Manifold Way, National Trust properties, gorges, waterfalls and archaeological sites – look out for Thor’s Cave if you’re pedalling the Manifold Way from Waterhouses.

The 13-mile Tissington Trail, following the old railway line between Buxton and Ashbourne, is popular with two-wheelers too as well as with hikers and horse riders. For more info on Peak District pursuits, there are visitor centres at Bakewell, Edale, Castleton and Bamford.

Walkers and scenery seekers should make for the spectacular Dovedale Valley near Ashbourne, a limestone ravine cut into the landscape and with the famous stepping stones over the River Dove. Start from Milldale to walk down through Dovedale and use the stones, then explore Beresford Dale and Wolfscote Dale via their footpaths around the countryside or along the river.

Market towns and teeny villages abound in the Peak too – the Cross Inn’s village is Cauldon Lowe, between Leek and Ashbourne and with Buxton a little further away. Visit Leek for antique shops and the Brindley Mill; Ashbourne for its pubs (one in every four buildings here is or once was a brewery) and Buxton for its July festival, opera house with regular shows and its indulgences and sights as an old spa town. Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Derby are all within easy driving distance too for day trips.

If golfing’s more your thing, there are dozens of clubs and courses around Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the Peak District: try Cavendish for spectacular Peak District views; Chapel-en-le-Frith for a challenge and Ingestre for a 250-yard practice area and an 18-hole course surrounded by woodland.

Finally, if your little monkeys are still gibbering for more even after Alton Towers, take them to the award-winning Trentham Estate just outside Stoke-on-Trent: they might not be too fussed on the shopping village or massive garden centre, but the Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme there should come up trumps.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (2.9 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (10.9 miles)
  • Royal Doulton Factory Shop, Trentham (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (4.8 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (11.1 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:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Please note no admittance is allowed after 9pm.

Cross Inn Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

All cancellations are subject to a 25% fee.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cross Inn Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

General
Gazebos, pup tents are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 9am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

No car movement after 9pm in order to ensure children's safety.

Our gates are locked at 9pm at night and do not reopen until 8am the following morning.

All cars must be off the tent area as soon as unloaded and are not allowed on pitches after 9pm.

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