Review of Rowter Farm
Apr 22, 2013, by Snello
I searched high and low for a campsite that offered that "getting away from it all" break for my boyfriend and I. I found the one on CoolCamping - Rowter Farm, Castleton. At the top of the Peaks, it offers the best countryside views with nothing but Mam Tor in one direction (merely 20m to the footpath accent) and sheep-filled fields marked out by dry stone walls the other direction.
The campsite, a large field set in the grounds of a lovely working farm and picturesque stone barns and farmhouse, is private and feels undiscovered. Pitch free, you are able to choose exactly where you wish to set up camp and although there was a group of Scouts (very well behaved and no doubt exhausted from a day's trekking) and two other small groups, we heard no noise and felt entirely alone with great views, just what we wanted.
Amenities are basic but great; toilets, shower and washing up facilities were all clean and
modern with the added bonus of hot water, soap and perfume in the ladies!! And best of all they are close to the campsite! The farmhouse even comes with a mini shop of essentials (chocolate)!
Castleton is a beautiful village near by with great pubs and food-with-a-view (The Castle), with the breath-taking navigation through Winnats Pass, sincerely my favourite road on this planet. The area boasts beautiful, intricate landscapes like nowhere else. With that said I
am definitely returning to the Peak District and will most certainly be 'CoolCamping' at Rowter Farm.