Touring electric all-weather grass (4 at Dale Farm Rural Campsite)
The Owner Says
Please note that if needed campervans and tents may be moved onto hillside pitches which are the same size.
Dale Farm is right in the heart of the wonderful Peak District countryside, less than a mile away from Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail and a few miles from Bakewell and Chatsworth House, we are ideally situated for a visit to experience what the area has to offer.
Whether you are interested in walking, rambling, mountain biking, climbing, cycling, landscape photography or sightseeing and shopping, it is all right on our doorstep.
We have pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes, trailer tents and small/medium caravans only. We also rent out bell tents for 2-4 people which are fully kitted out so you can camp in style whilst only having to bring minimal camping gear.
Our small farm shop sells all our own meats, jams, chutneys, cakes and treats plus eggs from our friends down the road. We also have fire wood, kindling, fire lighters etc.
About Dale Farm Rural Campsite
Tents, campervans, motorhomes, small to medium caravans, hikers, families, couples, dogs (on a lead at all times) – yes.
Vehicles under 7.5m - yes.
Quiet campers, no noise after 10pm - yes.
Amplified music – no.
Quiet acoustic music, played well of course - yes.
Large groups, including large family groups - no.
It's a 5-minute walk into the village, where there are two good pubs (see Food & Drink), a medieval church and a playing field with a playground and tennis court. Carry on and you quickly hit the Monsal Trail, a popular, car-free trail that runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8½ miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell. The route takes you through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales – bring bikes to make the most of it – with a handful of dramatic tunnels along the way (lighting throughout). Headstone Tunnel and a beautiful bridge across the River Wye are just a mile from the campsite and make up one of the most spectacular bits of the route. The Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve is also just up the valley, while 3 miles downstream is the village of Bakewell, famous for its tasty tarts but also a hive of independent shops and outlets that are worth nosing around. It's 5 miles to Chatsworth House (024 6565 300), which took almost 200 years to build and is well known from such films as Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess, and the same distance to medieval Haddon Hall (01629 812855) via Bakewell.
Food & Drink
The campsite has a small shop that sells the farm's own meats, eggs, cakes and treats, while the village is also host to a local shop and 3 great pubs, The Crispin Inn (01629 640237; bar full of trinkets and well-kept ales and a good beer garden) and The White Lion (01629 640252; a more modern feel), both just a 5–10-minute walk down Moor Road. In the opposite direction, The Packhorse Inn (01629 640471; ales on tap from Bakewell's Thornbridge Brewery and a cracking location) in Little Longstone can be reached via a combination of footpath and a short distance on road. If you're going to the Monsal Trail and the Monsal Head bridge, there's a popular bar in The Monsal Head Hotel (01629 640250;) and also a café – Hobbs Café (01629 640346) – both about 1 mile from the campsite by the Monsal Head car park.
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Dale Farm Rural Campsite is located at Dale Farm, Moor Road, Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1UA
Head east out of Great Longstone village, turning into Moor Road as Main Street becomes Butts Road. Continue for about 400m until you reach a lane on the left with signs for Dale Farm. Follow this lane for 100 metres until you find the campsite entrance on your right. (Please note that using the postcode with sat nav will often leave you a little short on Moor Road. Continue until you see the sign).