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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A complete gem.

Hats off to Anthony and Shiela for running the cleanest, well maintained CAMC site we have stayed on. The facilities were absolutely spotless. The approach to the 'band system' for access to facilities was interesting. Rather than being issued with a band, you took a band out of the pot of sanitiser fluid outside the door to the block. If there was no band it meant you had to wait (though never did have to). What was interesting (?) is that we did not experience a single occasion where someone forgot to do the right thing and replace the band as they left. Made us wonder about the effect the act of having to retrieve a band from a pot of sanitiser and return it had on the psychology of the users. Perhaps one for the Club to consider as best practice at other sites. Overall, a great site if you want to come, sit and relax and admire the views - which really are beautiful. Not a brilliant location for walking from the door but plenty to go out and see if you revert to wheels. Excellent. Will book this one again and would recommend with no hesitation.
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Best Site this year

We have managed to visit 4 Club sites since lockdown ended, and this is the best. The relief wardens were extremely helpful and friendly (and I'm not just saying that 'cos were both Yorkshire Folk!), always stopping to have a chat. We used our own facilities for most of the time but the site ones were immaculate, and the pitches were tidy with regularly mowed grassy areas. The only downside was from road noise if you happened to be on pitches 1 to 4. The site is situated in a World Heritage area and there was much to do, but probably more suited to adults than children. However the grandchildren did enjoy the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath.
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So relaxing

Lovely peaceful site with lovely views. Very clean, tidy and well cared for. Also very friendly thank you for our lovely few days, which has got Us back into the swing, after a four year break.
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Lovely if you just want to sit and relax

This site is very quiet and does have some lovely views from some pitches. One of the downsides is that there is no walking from the site at all. There is a small field for dog walking but the site is on a busy small road, not very good for walking to find any footpaths. You do have to travel some distance to find areas of interest. Carsington reservoir is lovely, with good walking and a trip round the reservoir is a good morning or afternoon stroll. The lady warden is very friendly but the man was very off with a couple who had their new van with them, very dismissive because they didn’t know how the electric worked. It was almost as if he resented them being there. Sorry, but not for us and we won’t be returning

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Fabulous site...we will return !

Stayed on this site from Sunday 30th August for 3 nights. What a find ! Very smooth check in with the site’s lady owner who was extremely helpful and gave us a choice of pitches along with very clear and helpful information on their Covid-19 measures. Because most folks were using their own onboard facilities, the site ones were very empty and always available - not to mention spotlessly clean and a pleasure to use (Wristband system in place to ensure not too many people in them at the same time). We had pitch 67 on the lower level and had a lovely view of the valley below through the trees. In fact, everything was immaculate. Spacious pitches and beautifully kept. The gentleman owner was always out and about doing maintenance and greeted us with a cheery smile, a wave, and a bit of a chat every time we saw him. Couldn’t fault the site in any way whatsoever, and It was very well positioned for reaching the multitude of Derbyshire’s attractions. We will definitely use it again, without a shadow of a doubt. If I could give one piece of advice....you should definitely follow the directions given on the website ! The approach is a little steep in parts, but I wouldn’t even attempt to get to the site any other way as we used the other routes in our car when out for the day and it was obvious that those other routes would have been impossible to use with a caravan on the back. A decent sized Motorhome would have found them tricky too.
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Telephone:
01773 852913

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.