The Firs Caravan Club Site

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 Derbyshire 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

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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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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, 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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Really worth a visit

We love Derbyshire and the Peak District and have only driven through Belper, and all I remembered was the old run down mill and never fancied staying, but looking for a BH weekend getaway within 2 months of staying in the club is almost impossible to get into nowadays, so decided to give the Firs a shot and it definitely did not disappoint, the site is based around the shower block and then another section further down...it’s nicer on the terraced section and the views are a lovely surprise. The wardens are lovely 😊 and the little touches around the site which give it personality did not go unnoticed we did the walk into Belper, and its a great little centre and then did a fab walk from Ambergate the following day. We had a lovely Indian takeaway from Alechi and would definitely recommend. I preferred this site to the big whoppers, and would definitely return and Thank You for my hubby’s birthday message!! 😆 PS it’s immaculate and you can tell that the wardens are very proud of their little patch and we felt very Covid safe...keep up the good work 👏🏻👏🏻

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Pleasantly Surprised

We arrived and were greeted by the wardens, check in was friendly and efficient. I have visited Derbyshire numerous times but never the Belper area so was pleasantly surprised at the stunning views from the site. We pitched on the lower tier for the views however the upper tier was sunnier and nearer the toilet block. The pitches were mainly level and hardstanding so you may need rock pegs to pitch an awning. The toilet block was immaculate, in fact the whole site was very well cared for and tidy. There is a bus stop just outside of the site, although we didn't use it. The wardens suggested a walking route to Belper which was mainly off road but we ran out of time to try it. The site is ideal for exploring the peak district, although you need to drive. We didn't take our bikes but it seems there are cycle routes near by, although as the site is on a hill when you cycle back to the site, there will be a long uphill from virtually every direction. Belper is a lovely town with an Aldi and Morrisons and plenty of independent shops on the High Street. We enjoyed our 2.night stay here, my parents spent their first 2 nights in their new to them camper van. After the first night we needed to buy a fan heater, it was extremely cold. The dog walk area is a lovely little field where dogs are allowed off lead. We didn't didn't find any longer off road walks from the site. We would return, the wardens work hard to ensure it is a clean and welcoming site and the location is good for exploring.
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Excellent Club site

What a lovely Club site - easy to get to, well placed for the countryside, good walks, good pubs, close to Belper for provisions. The wardens were absolutely excellent - advising us which pitches had the best views (which were really good) and telling us to park forwards to get the best outlook. The toilets were immaculate. We’ll definitely be coming back here. A lovely, little site - the best Club site we’ve stayed at. It even has 2 separate toilets open 24 hours a day to cover cleaning in the main block and COVID restrictions. Absolutely great. Don’t all come at once because we want to come back again!
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Excellent, clean and welcoming staff

We stayed for four nights from 15th October. A great welcome and a choice of pitches. The facilities were spotless and regularly monitored, the Covid 'band' system worked well although some visitors seemed to choose not to use it. Difficult to police really I guess, not the site's fault. Great location for attractions, Matlock bath, Heights of Abraham and Gullivers land etc. More on offer than we had time for. Nearest town is Belper, a nice place with great local shops and main stores. The nearest pub is the Spanker inn, not a long walk there, but down quite a big hill so the walk back needs thinking about. We will come back for longer and do more walks I think.

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Great break at a very good site

Stayed at the site for 4 nights early September. The wardens Angie and Les were very friendly, warming and helpful. We were given a selection of local walks, between 4-6 miles by Angie, they were easily manageable. The only issue being no footpath from outside the site towards Ambergate, on what was a busy fast road. But once into the walks they were great especially one along the cannal. Views from the site, especially from the picnic area are to die for. The Spanker Inn at Heage, a 10 minute walk was well worth a visit, the food was good, plenty, and unreasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very dog friendly. Covid rules were in place and adhered to. Will be back.
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Telephone:
01773 852913

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.