This is a campsite review of the campsite
by one of our readers.
I had been looking for a nice quiet place to take my kids during the summer holidays. After looking at many sites in the area, all seemed to have too many rules. I wanted a place that was away from any built up areas, and that would give us the nearest to proper 'camping' experience as possible. My children are 11 and 7 and love the outdoors. I have always loved camping since the age of 5 and wanted to pass that on.
This site gave us exactly that. Obviously nowadays open fires aren't really allowed anywhere, but here we could use the fire pit, which is as close as it gets. The kids went to find their own wood for kindling, we built fires, explored the fields around and loved every minute.
The views and space is amazing and so relaxing.
The walks up mam tor, and around castleton filled the days easily, with the added bonus of a lovely pub lunch in the castle on the last day (we were 'beaned' out by then).
I am also a keen mountain biker, so will definitely use this as a base for me and my mates when we do the hope valley loops again.
If you want a no frills camping site that allows you to camp properly, then this is it.