Buxton Caravan Club Site (REF : GRL)

Grin Low Road, Ladmanlow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6UJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Buxton Club Site has re-opened following extensive refurbishment in 2018, book now to be one of the first to stay.

Read all about the improvements in our Buxton refurb news article.

Conveniently located for easy access to the best features of the beautiful Peak District, yet nestled peacefully away in the idyllic valley floor, Buxton Club Site is the perfect location for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life whilst having easy access to modern comforts. The small, pretty town of Buxton is within walking distance of the caravan park, home to the historic Pavilion Gardens set within 23 acres of beautifully rich scenery and an abundance of restaurants and shops. There are towns to explore in all directions, including the market towns of Leek & Ashbourne.

At Buxton Club site you will be surrounded by the superb Peak District National Park - with its extensive network of cycle ways, this is the ideal destination for those keen to see the best of England's rolling landscapes, whether by bike or by foot. Hikers can relish in reaching the summit of Grin Hill where they can witness the Solomon’s Temple and spectacular views of Buxton and High Peak. If you fancy a stroll on a rainy day, a full set of splendid stately homes can be found situated near to the caravan site, all rich with local history. You will also have the opportunity to absorb the many local customs that are preserved to this day, such as the folk art of "Well Dressing" - an ancient form of flower arrangement that dates from Pagan times.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:
There is excellent walking throughout the Peak District and circular walks in the Country Park. You can walk via the Country Park to Solomon’s Temple, Pooles Cavern in to Buxton and over the moors on to Axe Edge.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and the Co-op in Buxton, about 3 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

Turn left off A53 (Buxton - Leek) after passing the A537 Macclesfield Road (signposted Grin Low, Harpur Hill). In 270 metres turn left into the site road (signposted Grin Low Country Park). The site entrance is on the left in 0.25 mile. Please follow these recommended directions for the final approach carefully, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. The route from Congleton on A54 is narrow and steep. An electronic barrier system is in operation.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SK17 6UJ
GPS:
Lat 53.24511 / Lon -1.92874
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SK046722
OS map ref:
119
Handbook map ref:
H8

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Leek, Macclesfield
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest train station: Buxton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great site, great views

On arriving you get a lovely view over the top of the camp as you drive down the pathway. The reception was easy to locate and the staff very friendly and helpful. My friends had already arrived so I found my pitch easily and got set up. The toilet and shower block is great and kept clean, though I didnt use the showers, they were really busy when I went in to use the other facilities. Its a beautiful location, the site being set in a quarry and the walls lit up at night were amazing. We decided to walk into the town, its a lovely walk but not great for those who struggle with joints or mobility. I had read there is a deal with a local taxi firm to ferry people to town if the walk isnt appealing. It appeared that most people were tucked up inside from 9pm onwards so there was no noise whatsoever after then. Im a huge fan of the little gnome home and insect hotel there! Now a quarry is not known for its great mobile signal, and I found that out very quickly. I noticed that there was a wifi option from the site so decided to use that. I got signed in and for about 20mins it worked ok, not the best signal, but again you are sat in a quarry! After that it stopped working completely but still counted down my time paid for. The staff at reception were amazing at trying to help and we ended up ringing someone about it who promised to phone me back as they also couldnt sort it. I didnt hear anything from them, possibly because I had zero mobile signal there. I got an email after I arrived back home today saying they had tried to phone but couldnt reach me and that I had a free day of wifi use. I have no idea if this rolls over to another site on another visit or just this particular one. Overall had a lovely break at an amazing located site, I would definately visit again.
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Nice new site but Shower block not as warm as expected

This was the first time to the Buxton site and we were made very welcome by the site staff who were very friendly and helpful. The site was clean and well laid out except for one thing. Opposite the toilet block is a 'short cut' path and at the bottom end, away from the block are two very low (knee height) grey steel fences. They are clearly there to slow exit from the path onto the road. These are totally invisible at night as the illumination is on the other side of the fence lining the path. How do I know? remember I said they were at Knee height! The only other thing was that the shower block was cooler than we had come to expect from the CMHC sites. It may be that this was because the site had just opened but it made showering a less pleasant experience although it did encourage you to speed up, get dry and get out! The showers themselves were great. Overall, the site was perfect for our weekend away. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite the wind, rain and snow. We will be back soon.

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Beautiful Autumn

What an amazing location. This was our first visit to this site. It was very clean and tidy. Love the insect house! The site is set in an old quarry and therefore makes a dramatic backdrop. It is next to the country park and Solomon’s Temple. A visit to Pooles caverns is worth it. The staff are knowledgable and have time to answer all questions. A trip to Derwent water is essential if you are interested in the history of the 617 squadron. This time of year the trees colour is amazing too. Also nearby is Castletown and the Blue John mines. Would we visit again? Too right we would. So much to see even for us who are less agile.
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Fantastic site in lovely area

Just had a weekend here with friends. chose to go to bottom of the site which is a bit of a walk to the toilet block but ok for us. Site is clean and tidy, refurbished toilet block as well which is lovely enough room to shower and plenty of them. Nice walk to Solomon's Temple then into Buxton. Could be difficult if you not a good walker. Taxis used by site are brilliant. do a fixed price and very friendly drivers. went to the Brasserie for meal excellent. Definately visit again as so much to do around. Excellent for dogs as well although we didnt have ours this time.

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Unusual but wonderful setting

This is a site unlike any other we have used. The setting is a little remote, very peaceful, but the walks, and views are literally breathtaking. The walk to Buxton through the woods are superb, but beware they are steep, especially on the way back. That said if you are not a walker, the site has negotiated a favourable rate with a local taxi firm. As usual the wardens were great, and the newly refurbished site is a gem.

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01298 77735

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Following the redevelopment works at this site, please be aware there is no longer a Play Area available.