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.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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
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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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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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Lovely Site

We enjoyed our stay, the wardens were extremely friendly and we had a lovely view from our pitch. The Covid precautions were very well implemented. I agree with previous reviewers that the only downside of this site is that it is difficult to walk straight from the site itself. The wardens gave us printed sheets with 2 lovely local walks but you might want to drive to the walk start. If you are interested in history try to take a guided tour of North Mill in Belper (only limited days) and collect a town walk leaflet from there which guides you round the interesting back streets. We also hired bikes in Ashbourne and had a lovely day cycling the Tissington trail. Make sure you leave the trail to see Tissington village and visit its tea shop.
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We stayed here for one night on route back to Scotland. Facilities were clean and wardens were helpful. There was a bit of road noise. Would stay here again for longer.
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Telephone:
01773 852913

Site information

Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.

Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.