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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Wonderful Location and Best Site

Enjoyed this site so much. Wonderful Location. Great Service. Nothing is too much trouble. Totally exceeded our expectations. Will return Soon

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Wonderful week

It was our first touring caravan holiday in 8 years. The site has a wonderful view of the Amber Valley but make sure you follow the directions to the site given by the Caravan Club. The Sat Nav could take you up some very narrow steep hills. The Relief Wardens were extremely friendly and helpful provided the water hoses and wastepipes to enable us to make full use of the service pitch. The facilities were spotless. The site is on 2 levels, the lower level was approx 100 yds from the toilet block but was really peaceful. Definitely visit again.
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Wonderful Site and wonderful hosts

We returned to stay over the Royal Wedding weekend and once again the first thing that greets you on arrival are the warm and welcoming smiles of Angie and Les, they are the best site hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure your stay is perfect. The site and all the facilities are immaculate, (wonderfully hot and clean showers), and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay at The Firs. Many thanks to Angie and Les for working so hard to make the site perfect.

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If you want peace, quiet and beautiful surroundings - stay here

We have stayed at The Firs countless times, and will do so again this year. Les and Angie are wonderful in terms of their attention to detail and support for all who visit. The site itself is lovely, of course spotless; well shrouded by trees, but open enough to get bright sun all day and into the evening. Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, to see the mist rising in the Amber valley in the morning is unmissable. Walks from the site are fantastic, although there is no avoiding the need to walk up and down hills. But no worries for those that prefer public transport, there is a bus stop right outside the site, and from Ambergate train station, about a mile away a train to just about anywhere is available. And if you do like to walk, don't miss out on the incredible nature walk along the Cormford canal, lovely walk, great views and nature alive all around you; with a number of fantastic tea rooms along the walk. And a last thought, don't miss the chance to visit the Ritz cinema in Belper, a cinematic experience like no other, enjoy the film in an armchair with a glass of G&T in hand.
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01773 852913