The Firs Caravan Club Site (REF : FIR)

Crich Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2JH

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Set atop the rolling hills of Derbyshire's rich countryside. The Firs Club Site is immaculately presented with excellent facilities, and offers the peace and tranquillity you need to unwind, while boasting breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. This is a popular touring base for the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District - leisurely walks in some of the most beautiful landscapes England has to offer are just some of many tourist and leisure experiences to be had.

Whether you're looking for a long stay, a weekend break or an overnight visit, The Firs Club Site offers level pitching and a charming rural atmosphere. A pleasant half mile walk from the caravan site will lead you to the welcoming local village pub where you can relax with a pint and a hearty meal. For steam enthusiasts, The Midland Railway Centre at Butterley is not to be missed. Other nearby places of interest includes the historic town of Belper and pretty village of Matlock Bath.

Facilities on site ...

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)

Yes

Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

The Peak District and Derbyshire Dales are excellent for keen walker. There's a 6 mile walk through ‘Strutt Country’ with splendid views of the valley, and a circular 4 or 6 mile walk from Heage remembering the Pentrich Revolution. Information on local routes is available in reception.

Supermarket notes:

There are Co-op, Aldi and Morrisons supermarkets in Belper approx 2miles.

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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. From North: leave the M1 at junction 28 onto A38 dual carriageway (signposted Derby). In 5.75 miles turn onto A610 (signposted Ambergate); in about 3 miles at T-junction turn left onto A6 (signposted Belper). Within 3 miles at Morrison's roudnabout in Belper turn and return onto A6 (signposted A6 Matlock); in about 1 mile turn right into Broadholme Lane (signposted Nether Heage); in about 1 mile at T-junction turn left into Crich Lane. The site is on the left in 500 yards. From South: leave M1 at junction 24 onto A50. In about 11 miles turn onto A38 (signposted Derby); in about 5 miles turn left onto A6 (signposted Matlock); continue on the A6 through Belper; at A517 junction bear right on the A6; in about 0.75 mile after the cemetery turn right into Broadholme Lane then as above.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DE56 2JH
GPS:
Lat 53.048798 / Lon -1.473069
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SK353506
OS map ref:
119
Handbook map ref:
H8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Belper and from there to Derby, Matlock and Bakewell
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Derby
  • Nearest train station: Belper
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Well run site - recommended but not for children

The wardens use their experience to provide a good standard site which, overall, is a credit to the CMC. There is a range of pitches which should suit all members; the large pitches were set aside for the larger units and the best views seem to go with the serviced pitches. The site was full and we suffered from short queues in the facilities block [mainly female showers] which was like going back to the 90s. There is road noise but it is not excessive and should not spoil your stay. You can walk down to Belper although about two thirds of the walk has no pavement. The walk back is uphill although only one short stretch is steep. You can get a taxi or a local bus but some members said the bus service was unreliable. If you are interested in industrial heritage, the town is worth a visit including Strutts Mill. Of course, the whole of the valley is full of our industrial heritage. Nether Heage is about a mile away and has a working windmill grinding flour. The walk involves a steep descent and ascent. I'd expect children to get bored quite quickly.
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Lovely Peaceful Site

We have just come back from spending 7 nights here. The site is lovely and peaceful with amazing views across the Dales. The wardens and staff were very friendly and helpful. The wife is a jigsaw fanatic and once she discovered the jigsaw in the information room it was hard to keep her out of there to let others have a go. There appeared to be a lone squirrel that ran along the fence at the back of our pitch on a couple of occasions which was surprising. All in all we had an extremely relaxing holiday and would highly recommend this site.
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Compact but beautiful

Stayed here with hubby for 4 nights at the back end of August 2018 and will certainly go back again. The pitches are closer together than on most sites but we didn't find that a problem and the compactness meant it wasn't a long walk to the Toilet block! We were particularly impressed with the information area which was well stocked, roomy and set in a kind of conservatory with comfortable seating, there was even a jigsaw to do on the table. It was generally very peaceful with a bit of road noise but that was not intrusive and the small picnic area had stunning views, just the place for a quiet cup of coffee of a morning.

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Immaculate site - realy peaceful

Fabulous little site - immaculately kept grounds and facilities. Dog walk excellent with the little area to let your dogs off their lead - a real plus point for us as it lets the dog let off a bit of steam which they can't do just walking on a lead. Great advice by the warden on arrival pointing out the best pitch for us if we wanted a view of the valley. We will definitely visit again.

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Good site

Very peaceful site, the wardens very pleasant and helpful. Our peace was shattered by barking from caravaners dogs who will not control their dogs which barked day and late at night. We had no alternative but to change our pitch to a more peaceful one. I do think the club should warn dogs owners about excessive barking from their dogs. Apart from this annoyance, it is a brilliant site, even thought we had a Woof time.

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