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- Quiet Peak District caravan site with simple, spacious pitches
- A 10-minute drive from Bakewell and 20 minutes from Chatsworth Estate
- Part of a working farm near Monyash and Tissington Trail
Take off on the Tissington Trail and the Limestone Way or sample some of the puddings in Bakewell. With easy access to these footpaths and being 10 minutes’ drive away from Bakewell, Whim Farm Caravan Site is all about making your holiday around this Derbyshire farm a treat. Just outside the village of Monyash, it’s a small site with basic but spacious pitches and plenty of fab outings nearby…
So, stretch your legs some more at Chatsworth Estate (20 minutes) or Lathkill Dale (easily accessed from here), or sign up for the thrills of Alton Towers (half an hour). It’s only a short drive to other popular spots including the Monsal Trail and Dovedale.
It’s a fairly simple setup on site with drinking water, an Elsan point and recycling bins provided but no showers or toilets. The rewards for self-contained visitors are good ones though: there are stunning views out over the Peak District National Park all around, and plenty of places nearby to get out for good walks. Access is easy too, with a nice wide entrance straight off the B5055 allowing plenty of manoeuvring space for tourers.
Two pubs are within walking distance of the farm too (one in the village and one on the Tissington Trail), and there’s a café in the village too. Top reward for all walkers, however, has to be a treat from the farm next door, which makes its own ice cream from its herd of dairy cows and sells it in the café and shop.
Open from 01/04/2022 to 31/10/2022
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
This campground/park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
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Unpowered grass touring site
Max. persons: 6 x
One Caravan or RV or Class B motorhome allowed per site
Site size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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Nice owner, fresh eggs to buy for brekki nice views too.
Stayed 2 nights. Loved the quiet, peaceful pitch with great …
Nice site with good if basic facilities and fantastic views
Back to nature with no frills.
From the manager...
Hi, I'm sorry your experience of our site was disappointing.
Very please with our stay, would book again
Lovely and peaceful site with great viewx.
No thrills camping close to pubs and villages easy access
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 8.1 kilometres
8.1 kilometres Matlock Street — 8.2 kilometres
8.2 kilometres Market Place — 10.8 kilometres
- Train stations
Buxton Rail Station
— 11.0 kilometres
11.0 kilometres Dove Holes Rail Station — 13.6 kilometres
13.6 kilometres Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 15.7 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 83.7 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport
— 35.4 kilometres
35.4 kilometres Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 36.9 kilometres
36.9 kilometres Manchester Airport — 37.1 kilometres
Look out for the caravan site entrance on the right after turning off the B5055; don't keep going all the way down the farm lane.
If the Tissington Trail landscapes are some of the first you want to take in, bicycle hire is 20 minutes’ drive away from the site. Of course, you could walk this 13-mile trail too. Either way, there are plenty of views of the Derbyshire Dales to go around.
On your way around Dovedale (25 minutes’ drive), you’ll get to cross stepping stones and enjoy valley views instead. This beauty spot joins a club of local vistas: Chatsworth Estate (20 minutes) is another big one, with the stately home itself and then the gardens and petting farm.
To elevate your heart rate some more, Go Ape Buxton (15 minutes) will put your balance to the test with treetop obstacle courses and zipwires to put your feet back on firm ground. While you’re over this way, you might as well call into (or dedicate an afternoon to) Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park (15 minutes), where there’s a limestone cavern, as well as woodland trails up above.
Fancy yourself a walk around a medieval park or a tour of parts of a Tudor mansion? This historical type of walkaround is available at Haddon Hall (20 minutes).
- Haddon Hall (8.8 kilometres)
- Chatsworth (12.0 kilometres)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (17.7 kilometres)
- Winster Market House (11.6 kilometres)
- The Old Manor (24.1 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Whim Farm Caravan Site cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Whim Farm Caravan Site on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Whim Farm Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Whim Farm Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Whim Farm Caravan Site? If the Tissington Trail landscapes are some of the first you want to take in, bicycle hire is 20 minutes’ drive away from the site. Of course, you could walk this 13-mile … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Whim Farm Caravan Site?
Camping and caravan Arrive: noon – Anytime Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Whim Farm Caravan Site? From $22.29 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability