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Five Wells Campsite

9.1

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General

  • Back to basics wild camping on a Derbyshire working farm
  • Chatsworth House and Ashbourne within a half-hour drive
  • In the Peak District National Park, between Bakewell and Buxton

If you’re looking towards the Peak District with a vision of gliding down trails or pottering around its towns, then cosy down on a working farm in the Derbyshire countryside. Five Wells Campsite is in a particularly intriguing spot with plenty of rural scenery… as well as being in the Peak District National Park, this site is next to the Five Wells chambered tomb, a Neolithic tomb that has been registered as a site of historical interest.

If an active break is what you have in mind, then you’ll be off to a head start here, as the large field is surrounded by many splendid spots for a walk or bicycle ride, including the High Peak Trail and Tissington Trail (although, you might also like to consider a rewarding mile-long walk to the local pub).

Let yourself in on the history of the nearby tomb too – there are more details and artefacts about this tomb in Buxton Museum. Conveniently, the site is well-situated for exploring two of the Peak District’s characterful towns, 15 minutes’ drive away from both Buxton and Bakewell (where you may get your hands on its famous baked goods).

Of course, there are many cosy places to eat in in these towns, but there are also several pubs within 10 minutes’ drive and a café crossed with a book shop five minutes’ drive away. Those with a sweeter tooth can also hunt down ice cream shops in Pomeroy, five minutes’ drive away, or Tagg Lane in Monyash, 10 minutes’ drive away.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  60% described as Wild camping ?

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Nice location, short walk on the bridleway to the local …09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom B.Confirmed

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

    Nice location, short walk on the bridleway to the local pub easy enough for two yound children to navigate, highly recommended

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Excellent site08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam S.Confirmed

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

    The views!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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very basic.08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul B.Confirmed

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

    views
    location

    Disliked: 

    two port loos which were dirty.
    large group of lads turned up playing music most of the night.
    its just a farmers field with a tap a two loo's.
    this needs more management.

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Awesome.08/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proper old school camping with some fantastic views and short walk to pub.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really, bumpy track to get to it but that is being very fussy.

From the manager...

Thanks for your brilliant review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Very good 10/1008/21/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Very quite and allowed bbq

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Thanks so much for your review. We hope to see you again.

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If you want something quiet for walking, basic but beautiful views.07/18/2022

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

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

    Isolation, quiet short walk to pub.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets ran out of loo role. But fortunately we had spare.

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Excellent Wild Camp Site07/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames T.Confirmed

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

    Views, location, remote, quiet, friendly, running water and toilets

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Thanks for your live review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Clean facilities , friendly farm down road and level pitches09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAde A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Wouldn’t stay again for the price that’s currently being charged.08/30/2021

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

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Large field. Sparsely occupied

    Disliked: 

    Large group playing loud music beyond 2am. Dog poo around the edges of the field. Minimal facilities considering the price.

From the manager...

Sorry to hear this.
At the moment, we are charging per pitch, not per person, and allowing up to 6 guests per pitch. This works out at £3.33 per night if there's 6 of you, but obviously is £20 per night for 1 person and £10 each if for 2 people etc.. Its our first time having a campsite, so we wanted to keep it simple and charge per pitch. However , we may look into charging per person for next season.
We have provided a bin for dog waste and ask people to clean up after their dogs- I'm confident most people have done this, so sorry if you saw some that's been missed. Thanks.

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Really enjoyed our stay nice and relaxing.08/30/2021

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

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    Lovely views.. nice walks... lovely pub about 10 min walk across field public path..everyone nice and friendly.

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Thanks for leaving us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Five Wells Farm, Flagg, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, SK17 9RB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2333°N 1.8162°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Place — 7.0 kilometres
Market Place — 7.0 kilometres
Buxton Road — 9.6 kilometres
Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 7.1 kilometres
Dove Holes Rail Station — 8.9 kilometres
Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 11.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 80.9 kilometres
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 33.4 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 33.6 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 33.7 kilometres

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

Once you’ve called by Buxton and Bakewell, there are many more Peak District towns that you may want to tick off your itinerary. You may want to let out your artistic side with arts and crafts in Leek (half an hour’s drive), rejuvenate in a Matlock (half an hour) spa or dally around the marketplace in Ashbourne (half an hour).

Go where the fashionable society once lived too… Chatsworth House (25 minutes) has wildly decorated gardens, country house architecture and now a reel of activities for young and old, from picnicking in the grounds to a rope park and trampoline in the farmyard.

What other prime spots are around? Well, there’s the gorge at Chee Dale (20 minutes), the cavern at Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park (15 minutes) or the six-kilometre hike past waterfalls, bridges and natural pools at Three Shires Head (25 minutes).

To the north and down underground, at Speedwell Cavern and Blue John Cavern (both half an hour), you may tour mining caverns, see Blue John stone or take an underground boat trip.

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (11.2 kilometres)
  • Chatsworth (13.3 kilometres)
  • Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (19.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (15.5 kilometres)
  • Lyme Park (20.8 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.

Five Wells Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

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. Five Wells Campsite 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Five Wells Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Five Wells Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Five Wells Campsite? Once you’ve called by Buxton and Bakewell, there are many more Peak District towns that you may want to tick off your itinerary. You may want to let out your artistic side … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Five Wells Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
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