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Hilly Springs

9.7

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General

  • Quiet adults-only site with a lake three miles from the Peak District
  • A 15-minute drive from Alton Towers; 20 minutes from Carsington Water
  • Fishing permitted with a valid licence; pubs and town centre close by

At Hilly Springs, you’ll be planting down three miles from the edge of the Peak District National Park on a small, quiet site in Derbyshire. While things are nice and peaceful on the site, there’s a lot of activity to be had in the surrounding attractions, which include Alton Towers’s theme park rides 15 minutes’ drive away and Carsington Water’s watersports haven 20 minutes’ drive away.

There’s water on the site too, this time in the form of a small lake. Fishing is permitted there, as long as you’ve got a valid rod licence, so those of you who are keen fishers will be able to set up base along the shore to see what you can reel in.

This is a dog-friendly, adults-only site, by the way, so there’s little disturbance and dogs are required to be kept on a lead. You’ll have access to a portaloo and aside from that, permission to start a barbecue.

But where to source the burgers, drinks and buns, or whatever else you like on the grill? Well, there’s a farm shop five minutes’ drive away for that purpose or the town centre within walking distance of the site. Five minutes’ walk away, there’s also a pub for those of you who fancy the cooking done for you.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 59 reviews

 

98% would recommend this park to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Very easy to find. Owner was very friendly. Site was very clean. Pote06/27/2022

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

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

    How the owner came to say hello to everyone. Very helpful asked if we needed anything day or night. The portaloo was very clean

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Great site lovely and clean and quiet06/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRonnie R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent site lovely owner.Great to get away from it all.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Thank you Ronnie 😊

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Great value camping close to amenities06/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel F.Confirmed

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

    Quiet but close to the town centre.

    Disliked: 

    Slight slope but not too bad

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Thank you Daniel 😊

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Great place06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The price, location, owner & the facilities

    Disliked: 

    Postcode detailed doesn’t go to campsite

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Thank you 😊

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Superb campsite can't wait for our next visit in a fortnight06/03/2022

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

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

    Dee and Melissa were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

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    Nothinv

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Thank you John 😊

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Wonderful lady who owns it definitely go again05/11/2022

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

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

    Wonderful lady who owns it definitely go again

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Thank you Rachel 😊

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Excellent site with clean water and toilets and friendly staff05/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCameron D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Melissa was exceptionally helpful on arrival. Allowed us to pitch up wherever we wanted, with our dog. The porteloos were exceptionally clean and well maintained. Overall, a brilliant experience for our first ever camping trip with our pup.

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Thank you, glad you enjoyed your visit 🙂

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Very clean! Toilets where cleaned often! Bins cleaned often as well!05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchloe a.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Was amazing! Beautiful plot of land,right next to a little pond! Very peaceful! Staff were amazing couldn't of been happier. Will definitely recommend and will definitely be revisiting!

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Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again ☺️

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Perfect for a short getaway. Friendly, quiet and clean facilities.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything!
    First off, Dee was so welcoming and made us feel at home for the night.
    It's such a lovely quiet little campsite, the portaloos were super clean which was a bonus. Cute little lake too , shame we didn't catch a fish.
    Perfect for a couple like us with a dog as there is a field near the camping area where the dogs can run.
    This campsite didn't disappoint and we will hopefully be back in the near future as it's nice and close to dovedale.

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From the manager...

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again ☺️

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The dawn chorus, set what seems miles away from no …05/03/2022

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

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

    The dawn chorus, set what seems miles away from no where, but walking distance to all that you need, 30 mins away and a beautiful pice of road into matlock

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Lodge Farm Cottage, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 2DH
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0079°N 1.7427°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Fishpond Hotel — 10.7 miles
Fishpond Hotel — 10.7 miles
Bus Garage — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Uttoxeter Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Tutbury & Hatton Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Duffield Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 58.8 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 21.3 miles

Directions


Access to the site is from a small junction on the A52. Please use the map marker provided, as the site's location does not show up correctly on Google Maps.

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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Alton Towers (theme park): 15 minutes’ drive

- Ilam Park Dovedale & the White Peak (country park and estate managed by The National Trust): 15 minutes

- Carsington Water (watersports): 20 minutes

- Black Rocks (woodland trails): 25 minutes

- Gulliver's Kingdom (theme park): half an hour

- Heights of Abraham (country park and show caverns with a cable car and deep limestone gorge): half an hour

- Thor's Cave (natural cavern): half an hour

- Matlock Bath (village known for its spa waters): half an hour

- Chatsworth House (house, garden, farmyard animals and playgrounds): 45 minutes.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (6.3 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (8.1 miles)
  • Kedleston Hall (8.7 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (3.8 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (8.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Hilly Springs cancelation 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 cancelations 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. Hilly Springs 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancelation period are only possible if the park is able to relet your unit/site.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted at the park

Bank transfer
Cash
American Express
PayPal
Visa
MasterCard
Maestro
Apple Pay

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hilly Springs have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hilly Springs dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hilly Springs? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Alton Towers (theme park): 15 minutes’ drive - Ilam Park Dovedale & the White Peak (country park and estate managed by The National Trust): 15 minutes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hilly Springs?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available site on arrival.
The park will send you further check-in information 5 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Refunds within the indicated cancelation period are only possible if the park is able to relet your unit/site.
The fishing lakes are stocked with roach.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This park Does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 10 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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