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Rowter Farm Campsite

8.5

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General

  • Dog-friendly site at the top of Winnats Pass in the Peak District
  • 35 minutes’ drive from Chatsworth House; walk to Mam Tor and caves
  • Farmhouse sells essentials; off-ground firepits and barbecues allowed

Got the travel bug for country walks, caverns and granite tors? Rowter Farm Campsite might be the place for you. This site belongs to a working hill farm in a peaceful plot of land at the top of Winnats Pass in Castleton, so caves and country walks are practically in its backyard (within walking distance, Mam Tor and multiple caverns are open for exploration).

Castleton village, five minutes’ drive away, has all the flavour of a classic Peak District village, including Peveril Castle, gift shops and pubs. For more local flavour, the site’s farmhouse sells essentials including eggs and milk. Whenever you want to warm the milk for breakfast or fry a couple of eggs sunny side up, firepits and barbecues are allowed (only if they're raised off-ground, though).

Mountain biking and walking are all ways to conquer your new territory and handily, Rowter Farm Campsite is central to some pretty terrains, including Edale (15 minutes’ drive away) and the start of the Pennine Way, with other walks including the Kinder Scout and Jacob’s Ladder as extra spouts.

As well as the handsome views up towards Mam Tor on site, the two-acre field has plenty of space for your family’s game of choice. Well-behaved dogs are welcome here and there’s strictly no noise after 10pm for everyone to get in their sleep. Please note that visitors are not allowed on site.

Clean and basic sums up the facilities here, which include male and female toilets, showers (it’s one pound for a three-minute shower), dishwashing facilities, a fridge-freezer and plug sockets for charging phones or drying hair.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  77% described as Walkers' paradise ?

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Great location, good facilities, helpful owners.11/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Location, helpful owners. We got stranded due to very heavy rainfall. Owner had no hesitation in striking up the tractor.

    Disliked: 

    Weather!

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Great setting, check sight is navigable……10/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Wonderful setting, uncomplicated and adequate facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The field was not fit for purpose at this time of year, we got instantly stuck and do did nearly everyone else…

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Basic no frills spot located next to mam tor -a hike back from Castle10/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Proximity to mam tor is great and the surrounding views superb. The facilities are basic but adequate for what people need.

    Disliked: 

    Distance back from Castleton 2.4m and uphill so if you plan on having a few well earned pints after your trek in Castleton be mindful that there’s still a way to go back to the farm!! I made it just as dark set in!
    Note of caution - I stayed in my camper van which got stuck in the field due to the soft ground at this time of year…so be warned.

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Anonymous user

Great location, big pitches however very basic10/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Nice pitch sizes and location

    Disliked: 

    Shower wasn't working and is very basic but was clean

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6
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Very large camping field. Definitely for hikers and bikers.10/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Location was excellent for Mam Tor. A great base if you only intend to climb Mar Tor and possibly visit the Blue John Cavern.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet facilities being located in the farm yard. I felt guilty going on the night and disturbing the dogs sleep. Probably not an issue on lighter nights.

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Staff were very friendly10/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful and close to the place I was going

    Disliked: 

    Postcode takes you to the complete wrong place and very tight corner into the camping field if towing.

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Nice location. Easy access to Derbyshire. Pubs within walking distance10/11/2021

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    Location amazing.

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Adequately Clean facility,staff were ok,pitches were nice and green.10/11/2021

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

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    Location was excellent.facilities were basic but enough

    Disliked: 

    The poor collection dog caged up barking when you went to the toilet or the washrooms.

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Good value09/29/2021

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

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  • Liked: 

    Fairly level pitches. Clean faculties. Great shower in terms of space and pressure and temperature.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities were a bit basic.

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarbjit M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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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

D. of E. 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

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Castleton, Derbyshire, England, S33 8WA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.3357°N 1.8044°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Place — 11.4 kilometres
Market Place — 11.5 kilometres
Buxton Road — 16.1 kilometres
Train stations
Edale Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Hope (Derbyshire) Rail Station — 5.1 kilometres
Dove Holes Rail Station — 6.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 79.7 kilometres
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 28.8 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 31.1 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 31.3 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

Fancy yourself as a lord or lady of the manor? The stately home and estate at Chatsworth House (35 minutes) might be the closest you’ll get. With a 105-acre garden, trout stream and nine rooms with painted ceilings, picnics are quite grand here, as is the scenery for your afternoon stroll or kitchen tour.

You’ll certainly feel above everyone else, in the literal sense of the phrase, at Bamford Edge (20 minutes). There’s an uphill hike to this lookout over Ladybower Reservoir… pretty much primed for a photo opportunity, right? Further north, Derwent Reservoir (half an hour) has a fabric of walking and cycling routes plus fishing spots along the water, with bicycle hire available for those of you who don’t have your own pair of wheels.

But what about the underground? Well, before you go down under into Castleton’s caverns, you’ll want to conquer Mam Tor (20 minutes' walk) first. It’s in the same area as the Blue John Cavern (25 minutes' walk/five minutes' drive), Speedwell Cavern (35 minutes' walk/five minutes' drive) and Treak Cliff Cavern (55 minutes' walk/10 minutes' drive), where there's everything from an 18th-century lead mine to musical events and rope-making works.

Must see

  • Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (16.6 kilometres)
  • Chatsworth (18.0 kilometres)
  • Haddon Hall (18.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Lyme Park (16.8 kilometres)
  • Winster Market House (24.2 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

Rowter Farm Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

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. Rowter Farm 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Rowter Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rowter Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rowter Farm Campsite? Fancy yourself as a lord or lady of the manor? The stately home and estate at Chatsworth House (35 minutes) might be the closest you’ll get. With a 105-acre garden, trout stream … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rowter Farm Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
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Extras
A charge of £1.00 ($1.94) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 16 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this campground/park. Please check-in at the Farmhouse instead.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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