Castleton Caravan Club Site (REF : LOS)

Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WB

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Castleton Club site has now reopened following redevelopment. Many exciting improvements have been carried out including brand new toilet and shower facilities, 12 new serviced pitches, increased spacing between pitches and a new motorhome waste point. We look forward to welcoming you on site soon.

Castleton Club Site is situated within a bowl at the heart of the Peak National Park and boasts beautiful views. The caravan site is ideally suited for all interests and seasons, with each pitch being all-weather and local shops open all year round. The Christmas period is particularly spectacular, with town streets awash with festive lights and late night shopping for those last minute treats. There are a variety of pubs to choose from in the local village as well.

Castleton Club Site has easy access to all kinds of fun outdoor activities for the family to enjoy, such as rock climbing, potholing, biking and horse riding. The area offers endless lovely landscapes to stroll in at your leisure, including the dramatic Winnatt's Pass, Mam Tor and Ladybower Reservoir. The village of Castleton, dominated by the ruins of William the Conqueror's Peveril Castle from which it gets its name, is a convenient half a mile away. It's hard to imagine another caravan site that can offer such a selection of natural and historical features. All in all, the entire area promises an unforgettable holiday getaway.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Dog washing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

The Peak District National Park and High Peaks offer outstanding walking. The Great Ridge is an easy walk over and beyond the area's most fascinating hill - Mam Tor.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Morrisons in Chapel-en-le-Frith, approx. 8 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Winnatts Pass is unsuitable for caravans and motorhomes. From East (Chesterfield): turn onto the A619 (signposted Bakewell). In about 9 miles at the roundabout in Baslow turn right at the second exit onto the A623. In about 7 miles turn right onto B6049 (signposted Bradwell, Castleton). At the T-Junction turn left onto the A6187. The site is on the right in 2 miles. From the West: leave A6 (Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton) onto the A623 continue past first signpost for Castleton, at Sparrowpit (as it leads to Winnatts Pass), In about 6 miles turn left onto the B6049 (signposted Bradwell, Castleton); then as above from East.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
S33 8WB
GPS:
Lat 53.34784 / Lon -1.76752
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OS field ref:
SK155834
OS map ref:
110
Handbook map ref:
H8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Hope, Hathersage, Bakewell and Sheffield
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Sheffield
  • Nearest train station: Hope
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great Base for Off-Site Activities

Like many others we really struggled to get a white peg pitch at this site for any period that straddled a weekend. Encouraged by the sympathetic wardens, we kept ringing the site and we were lucky enough to benefit from a cancellation which allowed us a 10-day stay, in our caravan, in mid-June. Being a popular, site you are likely to have little choice between pitches. All are hard-standing, usually with a narrow strip of grass between neighbours and the site is pretty much surrounded by trees, providing shade whether you want it or not. The facilities block is new and in good condition, providing the standard Club fare, including showers with continuous running hot water (fantastic) and the obligatory attack of the cold, wet curtain (yuk!). The drying room was an absolute Godsend and the family/games room a welcome extra. As ever, the site and all facilities were maintained to a very high standard by the friendly wardens. The location is ideal for walking (and similar pursuits) with numerous trails emanating from Castleton which are well-documented on the internet. We were glad we printed a selection of routes, of varying ‘difficulty’ (we are back to 'easy' to 'moderate'), before leaving home because we were surprised that the on-site information room offered little in this respect. On our ‘break’ days, we enjoyed visits to various NT properties, including the excellent Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (expensive for non-members); the town of Buxton; and the nearby village of Eyam (interesting history relating to the plague with fascinating low-cost museum). Castleton CMCS has a lot to offer as a base for off-site activities and our only disappointment was that the pitches were not really conducive to outdoor relaxation. Operating at or near capacity, sitting out, bbq, etc, had to take place on stone chippings within a few feet of neighbours and the site road, despite the alleged increase in pitch spacing. We summarised it as a ‘functional’ site, ideally located for, and designed to support, off-site activities. Its popularity reflects how well it delivers in this respect but there are probably ‘prettier’ sites in the Peak District. We would return (if we could get in) for a shorter, wholly activity-focussed stay.
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Excellent first stay

Have just stayed 4 nights in our campervan. Wardens greeted us warmly and gave helpful advice about local walks and the nearby town. It is a real bonus to find a site that is in easy walking distance of town and fantastic countryside. Particularly want to commend the wardens for keeping the facilities so clean even during a week of inclement weather.
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A good stay for us

We stayed for 3 nights for our first visit here (full afterwards so could not extend) and enjoyed our stay. Castleton has lots of good eateries and the bakery/general store/ice cream parlour is great - especially their pasties and rolls. We had some nice walks, with plenty of choice from the site. We didn't have our dog on this occasion but will bring him next time. I'm sure he'd enjoy the countryside as much as we did, even if has to squeeze through some of the stiles! We had a difficult journey to the site (from the east) as the directions warned about taking the caravan through Winatts Pass and detoured around until we found the road mentioned in the site directions, only to learn later that the Pass is actually west of the site and that we wouldn't have had to navigate it in any case. Ah well, lesson learned for next time. We would recommend this site: it's well located and well run, neat and tidy and up to the usual Club standards. We didn't notice any real issues with road noise as mentioned by some reviewers and we were on a serviced pitch near the entrance. Perhaps the traffic was just light during our stay. Might be worth including directions to the site from east of the M1 though.

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Mighty Castleton

Just got back from Castleton Club site, once again great stay staff outstanding. Don’t know which site other reviewers stayed on but every time we have stayed no problems at all. There is caves to go down cafes to go in together with lots of pubs, we went in the castle hotel, you won’t need a pudding. Good bus service and trains from Bamford to Sheffield or Manchester. Loads of walks from site staff have a book with local walks.
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Don't arrive early or let your dog wee on the gras

One morning my wife walking from the van with our little dog towards the dog walk. She got as far as the grassed area opposite the office when our dog crouched down and had a wee. The Assistant Warden was parked close by on his tractor. He said “we do have a dog walk” My wife replied “yes she was aware and that was where she was going”. He then said abruptly in front of some other members. “Well we have to cut the grass when you have finished with it”. He got off the tractor turned his back walked off and went across to the office to join his wife. The other members were like me shocked and disgusted as my wife was with the attitude of an employee of the Club. My wife returned to our van very upset there was simply no need to be spoken to at all like that. Dogs see grass and will wee on it. Even if our dog had a poo we like all dog owners carry bags and any mess would have been cleaned up. On the same morning we overheard the same Assistant Warden speak to a chap who had arrived at the barrier to book onto the site shortly after 11am. He said again abruptly and loud to the chap “I am much too busy (he was over at the toilet block cleaning) and if I was not busy I would have turned you away”. Yes I know you cannot book in until noon on each day but again it was the manner in which he spoke and dealt with the member. My wife and I in our working lives were both involved very closely with the general public in sensitive situations but always treated people in a respectful and understanding manner. No member (or non member) of the Club should have to tolerate being spoken to or dealt with in this way by an employee of the Club. It is simply not acceptable or can be excused. Also if you don't park correctly on the peg he will be round to tell you off. So you have been warned...

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