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Wardlow Wells Farm

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General

  • Woodland site on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park
  • Gulliver's Kingdom and Alton Towers theme parks within an hour
  • Equestrian centre on site; guests are welcome to bring their horses

If you’re looking for a place in Derbyshire where the whole gang is welcome – as in adults, children, dogs and… horses (yes, really) – Wardlow Wells Farm could be the one for you.

This family-run woodland site is also home to an equestrian centre, so you can treat your equine pal to a getaway. Stabling, bedding and feed is all available, as well as access to grass paddocks and a floodlit indoor sand school. Sound good but worried about how you’ll transport your horse? Don’t be – the owners have got that covered, too, with a haulage service.

Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to saddle up and explore your surrounds (horses aren’t obligatory, it’s just as nice to go by foot or bike). The site is on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, so that’s the obvious choice for adventures, with plenty of bridleways, walking trails and off-road cycling routes to cover. Be on the lookout for wildlife spots while you roam, too.

Or, stay closer to base and brush up on your horse training technique instead, with a lesson in natural horsemanship at the equestrian centre.

Whatever you choose, you’re in for good views here. The site sits 1,150 feet above sea level and, on a clear day, sunrises will light up Lincoln Cathedral. Sunsets are just as scenic (especially when admired from around a campfire), with the sun setting deep into the Peak District’s hills.

Just so you know, there are no toilet or shower facilities and no waste disposal or bins on site, although there is a fresh water supply.

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This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

68% would recommend this site to a friend.

77% would stay here again.

  83% described as Wild camping ?

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Overpriced for the state of the place.10/12/2020

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

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view, even at night the lights of chesterfield in the distance were nice.
    The freedom to do as you wish rather than be restricted to specific pitches.
    The relaxed nature of arrival and departure.
    The ability to have a fire.

    Disliked: 

    The rubbish, people had left loads of litter including milk bottles, old cooking gear, and used toilet roll.
    The faeces, you had to be careful where you walked as inconsiderate people had left piles of human poo around that had not been buried. This needs cleaning up and people should understand what to do with waste when camping. Would go again if cleaned up a bit.
    Though the general farm junk didn't bother us, there were some quite sharp bits of wire and piles of broken tiles and glass in places.
    Being told we'd be alone then having loads of other vehicles arrive. At one point there were 8 vehicles in a relatively small space. Probably would have minded less if we'd been told that up front.

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Loved it10/03/2020

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

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Turned up, no fuss. Set up our tents, got some wood from. The area and made a fire, watched the sun slowly set. Perfect

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Honestly the grounds felt a like a junkyard. Host was very nice though09/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The host was very accommodating with scheduling and the location was off the beaten path with zero crowds

    Disliked: 

    The whole campsite was very dirty, there was trash, broken glass and rusting farm equipment throughout the grounds.

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Anonymous user

Good location and ample firewood around the area. Richard is …08/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location and ample firewood around the area. Richard is very responsive and accommodating!

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Fantastic location. If you want a fire bring kindling08/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAidan g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location, open fire

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Gorgeous spot for car dwellers, with running water08/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRhianna L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful spot with views of Chesterfield, fire pits, and feels very secluded. Pub nearby as well

    Disliked: 

    We had no car and buses to shops/ near by sights were very unreliable

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Great area, nice to be left to it 👍. Would visit again08/17/2020

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

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area, out in the middle of no where and left to your own devices.

    Disliked: 

    The road to the site was terrible for vehicles.

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Lovely site , water tap only, a little uneven08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    lovely spot - virtually wild camping with no facilities.

    Disliked: 

    difficult to find level ground

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Quiet and sheltered under trees08/16/2020

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

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet and sheltered under trees

    Disliked: 

    Rubble everywhere and no toilet

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Anonymous user

Nice views08/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
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    Nice views

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Features

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

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

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Location

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  • Loadshead Lane, Eastmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, S42 7DB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2249°N 1.5420°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chesterfield Bus Station — 7.6 kilometres
Bakewell Coach Stop — 9.0 kilometres
Matlock Coach Stops — 9.6 kilometres
Train stations
Chesterfield Rail Station — 8.3 kilometres
Matlock Rail Station — 9.7 kilometres
Dronfield Rail Station — 9.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 99.0 kilometres
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 21.8 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 45.4 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 45.8 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

Get to grips with stately manor life at the Chatsworth Estate (20-minute drive), where you can wander through the house and pretty gardens, home to fountains, sculptures and a rock garden. There’s also a farmyard and playground here, as well as a couple of eateries to keep your energy up.

Not content with just one? Make it a trio of stately home visits with trips to Haddon Hall (half an hour), with its grand Tudor hall and Elizabethan gardens, and Hardwick Hall (35 minutes), where there’s an Elizabethan hall, gorgeous gardens and countryside to navigate. Bolsover Castle (half an hour) is worth a look, too – the views over Derbyshire from here are smashing.

Family days out nearby include Gulliver's Kingdom theme park (25 minutes) and Heights of Abraham (25 minutes), a hilltop park with underground caverns and play areas, which is reached by cable car. If you’re in search of more adrenaline hits, a visit to Alton Towers theme park (an hour) should take care of your needs.

Must see

  • Chatsworth (5.1 kilometres)
  • Haddon Hall (8.5 kilometres)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (12.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (11.4 kilometres)
  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (16.7 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Please call Richard on the number provided on the booking form to arrange greeting you on site.

Wardlow Wells Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week 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. Wardlow Wells Farm 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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wardlow Wells Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wardlow Wells Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wardlow Wells Farm? Get to grips with stately manor life at the Chatsworth Estate (20-minute drive), where you can wander through the house and pretty gardens, home to fountains, sculptures and a rock garden. There’s … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wardlow Wells Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime

    Please call Richard on the number provided on the booking form to arrange greeting you on site.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wardlow Wells Farm? From R427,24 (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.

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

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

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.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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