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General

  • Family park three miles from the Peak District town of Ashbourne
  • Seven and a half miles from Alton Towers
  • Indoor pool, licensed shop and picnic area

If you had to pick a Peak District place, you'd be displaying tiptop taste if you went for Ashbourne.

For there are many whys: it’s at the southern tip of the Peak District and a gateway to the same; it leads straight on to the Tissington Trail, and it’s sevenish miles from the heady heights of Alton Towers.

More? It's also been the site of a raucous game of football every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday since medieval times; and (possibly related), one in every four of its buildings is or has been an inn or brewery. It's not a bit surprising that illustrious visitors in its past have included Bonnie Prince Charlie and Charles I, although they probably didn’t have time to stop off for a game of footie...

Add to your list Ashbourne Heights (formerly known as Highfields Park), three miles from town, well placed to reach a range of market towns like Bakewell and Buxton, and with a good range of facilities and services to fire the family up. From the site you can reach the main sights, activities, landscapes and history of the Peak District: too many to go into here, but do bring your camera.

Ashbourne Heights has a heated indoor pool, and generously-sized pitches with room for awnings, gazebos and a car parked alongside.

Other facilities at the park include a licensed shop, picnic area, launderette, covered washing-up areas, showers, toilets and a baby changing area. All in all, a pretty good Peak District pitstop...

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Customer: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2,50 (R53,55) per adult and £1,50 (R32,13) per child per session.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Group bookings of 4 or more people under 25 are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9

Overall rating based on 121 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  64% described as Peaceful ?

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Good lighting friendly staff clean facilities all round a good …10/22/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Good lighting friendly staff clean facilities all round a good place to be

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Great location for cycling and hiking. Will be booking again.10/18/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities, ease of arrival

    Disliked: 

    Out of hours communication

From the manager...

Thanks so much for leaving us a review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again!

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Lovely campsite, great play area for the kids and lovely …10/05/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite, great play area for the kids and lovely walks near by.

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Thank you so very much for the lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Excellent site overall10/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMargaret M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was very clean and quiet. As I was the only camper there, I had plenty of choice of where to pitch. The pitch is all grass with no places to park, but thankfully parking is available in the main car park and is only a short walk away from the pitch field. There is also a short gravel road where temporary parking is available for unloading/reloading. The toilet and shower facilities are well kept and very clean, along with the washing up facilities. Also the providence of multiple water filling stations is a really good feature. Overall, I was very happy with my stay and hope to return in the future.

    Disliked: 

    The only feature that was a little annoying was that most of pitch field is on a slight incline. Thankfully, this only a minor issue. With correct tent pitching and placement of bedding, this is not an issue at all. Also, the entrance to the site is little hard to spot and has a very tight bend to navigate from one direction. This is also not a major issue unless you are towing a very big caravan or trailer.

From the manager...

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your break away with us at Ashbourne Heights. As you can appreciate, due to being in the Peak District some of our fields are a little lumpy and bumpy in places but it's totally worth it for some of our stunning views. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again!

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Very friendly and helpful reception staff (Megan)10/02/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Excellent

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time away with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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lovely site and really enjoyed having a swim.09/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjoanna d.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    lovely site and really enjoyed having a swim.

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Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review and we hope to see you again soon!

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Excellent: we will come back!09/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities, views, distancing precautions and arrangements: all good

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Thank you so very much for the lovely review, we hope to see you again very soon!

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Clean, quiet. Nice toilet and showers09/04/2020

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

  • Electric asphalt motorhome pitch (no awning)
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    Clean, quiet. Nice toilet and showers

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. As you can appreciate with the current situation, we have had to reduce the amount of facilities on the park to help fight against Covid19, but we hope to welcome you back to the park when things are a little bit more "normal"!

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Enjoyed08/18/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Clean quiet site

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Very clean well kept site,07/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean and well kept site

    Disliked: 

    Shame the bar wasn’t open but didn’t spoil our stay

From the manager...

We're absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Ashbourne Heights, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future, and hopefully when you can enjoy The Farmhouse Bar!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

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

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Location

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  • Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 1LE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0533°N 1.7419°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 12.2 kilometres
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 14.0 kilometres
Matlock Coach Stops — 15.7 kilometres
Train stations
Idridgehay Rail Station — 11.7 kilometres
Wirksworth Rail Station — 12.1 kilometres
Cromford Rail Station — 14.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 92.4 kilometres
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 37.4 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport — 45.0 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

The amount of antics available at Alton Towers near Ashbourne Heights might turn grownups grey among the thrill rides, river rapids and other heady highlights of the country’s biggest theme park.

You’ll ensure Very Good Behaviour Indeed if you take the family on to Gulliver’s Kingdom at Matlock Bath, designed to keep all ages busy/tired out for later (beware the nerf guns). Other energetic Peak District pastimes include watersports, laser tag, climbing, caving and zipwiring; find out where’s what at Ashbourne’s tourist information centre, which is practised in all things Peak.

More peacefully, the Peak District has a high amount of culture and heritage to explore: National Trust houses and estates, the old spa towns of Matlock and Buxton, museums of all sorts, prehistoric cave paintings, three vintage railways and aeons more. Lead mining was a main industry here from Roman times until recently and info on the industry can be mined at the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock.

Bolsover Castle, founded in the 12th century, has regular events to tempt the kids, such as exhibitions on torture for the gruesomely minded, an indoor riding school, and a theatrical room just for little darlings.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (12.3 kilometres)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (13.6 kilometres)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (14.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (9.9 kilometres)
  • Winster Market House (11.9 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 touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Ashbourne Heights cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £20,00 (R428,38) fee.

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. Ashbourne Heights will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks 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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ashbourne Heights have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Ashbourne Heights dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ashbourne Heights? The amount of antics available at Alton Towers near Ashbourne Heights might turn grownups grey among the thrill rides, river rapids and other heady highlights of the country’s biggest theme park. You’ll … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ashbourne Heights?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Ashbourne Heights? From R111,03 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Extras
Customer: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2,50 (R53,55) per adult and £1,50 (R32,13) per child per session.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20,00 (R428,38) fee.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Additional terms

Group bookings of 4 or more people under 25 are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Breathable groundsheets must be used at all times.

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