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Henley Park Wild Camping

9.2

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General

  • Wild camping on private pitches in Derbyshire woodland near Matlock
  • A 15-minute drive to Gulliver’s Kingdom; Chatsworth House 20 minutes
  • Firepit and running water on site; café, hiking and cycling nearby

The people at Henley Park Wild Camping were serious when they named their site, for this really is rather like wild camping in secluded woodland. At this peaceful pop-up spot on the outskirts of Matlock in Derbyshire, you can pitch up wherever you like: in a quiet corner on your own or next to other campers around a firepit if you're feeling sociable. Whatever you decide, you’ll wake up to fine views and the sound of birds chirping in the morning.

It's not completely wild here however – there are strings of solar fairy lights hung around the camp to help create a magical vibe, and a bunch of facilities to make life easy. These include running water (running off a silent generator, which is only on until 10pm), a washing-up area, loos and charging points for phones.

On a Sunday, you can walk to Tansley Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale (20 minutes) to have a nose around stalls selling anything from local Bakewell tarts to ready-made curries. A popular café two minutes' walk away is known for its tasty Sunday lunch and sausage baps to get you going in the morning.

As well as walking and cycling, there’s fishing for rainbow trout at Ogston Reservoir (five minutes’ drive), plus plenty of culture: investigate Derbyshire’s industrial past at Cromford Mills (15 minutes) or check out stately piles like Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both 20 minutes). Kids won’t be bored either, with all the thrill rides at Gulliver’s Kingdom (15 minutes) making for a fun-filled day out.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 108 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  92% described as Wild camping ?

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Very friendly staff and helpful with tidy facilities05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Unique camping locations on field and in a forest area

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we do hope to see you soon
From the HP Wild Camping Family

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All round excellent site.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wow what a place! We booked last minute for a little get away. I'd trawled pitchup for a site not too far away and that had pitches left and HP Wild camping just kept jumping out at me. We totally didn't regret it, from check in to the facilities (which a far far better than any wild camping sites)...... toilets, showers and a bar!! What more could you need.
    The site was friendly, clean and just what we needed. Gutted we didn't get a secluded pitch but that didn't affect our great weekend.
    We spent time in the bar, watching football and wandered around the huge car boot on the field next door.
    Absolutely perfect, I just wish you were open next weekend because we probably would have been back!
    See you next year 😀

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

It was so nice to read all of your fantastic comments you have put about your stay at HP Wild Camping.
Please do come and see us next year and hopefully get a pitch in the woods ( we are trying to create more pitches in secluded areas)
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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Love the idea of this site just needs some tweaking02/09/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and the fact you could pitch up anywhere, fairy lights and bar area was very unique

    Disliked: 

    Loud Karoke, distance to toilets, lack of washing up facilities

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General atmosphere was chilled out. Lovely toilets and showers. Could …02/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    General atmosphere was chilled out. Lovely toilets and showers. Could pitch anywhere. Kids loved rope swings and fairy lights around the trees, gave it magical vibes.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Liked the site. Was very different from other sites. Would …30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiana C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Liked the site. Was very different from other sites. Would book again.

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From the manager...

Thank you for leaving us your review, yes we try to be different from other sites and hope that people like what we are doing. We do hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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Fantastic campsite with excellent facilities and amazing views30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeanne H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Cannot fault this place at all. It is everything you could wish for and more. Facilities were great and lovely and clean and the owner and staff were absolutely fantastic and could not have been more welcoming (thanks for the lift to the bar!!). The rustic bar was fabulous and had everything you could possibly need and the atmosphere was buzzing. We joined the quiz and then stayed for the karaoke which was great. Cannot wait to come back and will be recommending to our friends. We honestly would not stay anywhere else now we’ve been here. Roll on next summer!!!

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!!!

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback, it is so nice to hear that you have had a fantastic weekend with us and cannot wait until next summer. But watch this space, if we are granted a license from freedom camping and the local council we may be able to open longer. Glad you enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere but alas we have had some people complain about this so we cannot please everyone, but the main thing is that you have had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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location near peak district was good; staff were very nice. …30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElise G.Confirmed

  • Rental tent
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  • Liked: 

    location near peak district was good; staff were very nice. we liked the wooded areas and the fire pits. our tent was enormous, though some of the zippers didn't close

    Disliked: 

    karaoke was loud and went until about 11:30pm both nights, which made it difficult to get sleep. the loos were dirty and frequently out of loo roll. allowing people to pitch up anywhere meant walking through other people's campsites to get to yours. this site might be good for some people and I don't want to dissuade anyone from booking, but I just want to be realistic about the noise if you are pitched up anywhere near the bar area (the grassy fields out front are likely less noisy, but the pre-pitched "rent a tent" was quite close to the bar)

From the manager...

Sorry you had more dislikes than liked but as this was the Bank Holiday Weekend and the biggest two days of our opening it is so hard to please everyone. The loos were cleaned every day and we kept replenishing the loo rolls ,you only have to thank some of your fellow campers for not leaving them as they found them. We don’t have to provide any toilets or showers as a wild camp site. As previously stated to go wild camping and not bring some loo roll is like going camping with out a tent. The best bit of wild camping is being able to pitch up anywhere.
Regards from the HP Wild Camping Family.

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Good, quirky campsite, on the wild side30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomemma p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Bar was a luxury, novelty touch. The seating area was comfy, drinks good & really made the experience. Dogs loved it too!

    The area was massive with lots of cool alcoves, and areas to pitch up, we arrived Saturday afternoon so most of the 'cool' pitches were taken, but pitched up on the big field and it was fine, large enough to have plenty of space.

    Car boot right next door, a cafe a few minutes walk away and a lovely pup about a 40 minute walk away through public footpaths.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower facilities. It wasn't a deal breaker and didn't ruin our stay, but there was only one shower so we had to time it well (shower was warm with good pressure). There were plenty of toilets, 3 wooden building ones and 6 in a temporary unit, however they weren't the cleanest and often had no toilet paper or hand towels.

    Again this didn't ruin the stay but worth considering, they were also a good walk from the large field we camped on.

From the manager...

Thank you for your nice comments about your stay with us .About your dislikes with the toilets ,we have 2 unisex ones, three female and one male toilet, plus two showers with hot water, not bad for a wild camping site. As previously stated toilets were cleaned every day plus loo rolls topped up, only got to ask at the bar for loo rolls. This is one thing we have problems with when the toilets are cleaned, it only takes one person to leave them dirty. Hope this will not deter you from camping with us again.
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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It was a great experience30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomunubold b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The atmosphere and the hosts

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From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback hope you will come back soon for a another great experience.
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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The privacy of the pitches30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The privacy of the pitches

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

So glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the privacy of the pitcher’s and we would love to see you again in the future
Kind regards from the HP Wild Camping Family

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

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Bar or club house

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Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

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Bath available

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Dog park

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Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

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Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Bush

Peaceful

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Pop-up campsite

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Location

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  • Lickpenny Lane, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, S45 0JS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1409°N 1.4941°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 4.3 kilometres
Fishpond Hotel — 5.2 kilometres
Fishpond Hotel — 5.2 kilometres
Train stations
Matlock Rail Station — 4.3 kilometres
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 4.7 kilometres
Cromford Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 104.4 kilometres
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 29.3 kilometres
East Midlands Airport — 36.6 kilometres

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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

At Matlock Farm Park (five minutes’ drive), the kids might not know what to do first: the pony rides, the enormous jumping pillow or the go-karts? There’s also a petting zoo where they can feed farmyard animals and meet more exotic creatures like alpacas, wallabies and meerkats.

You can ride a vintage double-decker tram at Crich Tramway Village (10 minutes), with its recreated period setting. The route takes you past a leafy park with a bandstand and on to a picnic area with views of the Amber Valley. There’s also a collection of trams, starting from a horse-drawn model from the 1870s.

Take a cable car to the Heights of Abraham (15 minutes), a hilltop estate with far-reaching views of the Derbyshire Dales. After your flight, you can go on a guided tour of two caverns, let the kids blow off some steam at the adventure playground or simply stroll along the shaded paths.

Must see

  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (5.3 kilometres)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (5.6 kilometres)
  • Chatsworth (12.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (9.8 kilometres)
  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (12.7 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Henley Park Wild Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Henley Park Wild Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Henley Park Wild Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Henley Park Wild Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Henley Park Wild Camping? At Matlock Farm Park (five minutes’ drive), the kids might not know what to do first: the pony rides, the enormous jumping pillow or the go-karts? There’s also a petting zoo where … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Henley Park Wild Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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