Rivendale lies in an elevated position in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, within walking distance of Dove Dale, Eaton and Biggin Dales - all accessible directly from site, Rivendale is unsurpassed as a centre for walking and hiking.
It is also ideal for cyclists with the Tissington Trail just 100 metres from site, linking to the High Peak Trail, Trails Triangle and Limestone Way.
On site facilities include luxurious under-floor heated shower and toilet buildings and a restaurant and bar. Campers can go "back to nature" in our 10 acre wild flower meadow or use the sheltered main pitching area.
Our bookable accommodation consists of Tents, Motorhomes, RV's & Touring Caravans, Static Caravans & Lodges, Camping Pods, Mongolian Yurts and Luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms.
Some of our Pods & Yurts come with wood-burning stoves so our clients can enjoy camping and barbecues regardless of the weather and not have to pack up a wet muddy tent. Note there are only mobile showers and toilets on the meadow.
Camp fires are permitted within firepits in the camping meadow and BBQs are permitted in the main pitching area subject to observing our health and safety rules.
Also of interest is the wildlife including a superb orchid display (late June and early July) Badgers, Foxes, Crested Newts, and a huge variety of birds on site, making the site popular with Bird-watchers.
Astronomers value the darkness to better see the stars.
On-site we have a fly fishing lake stocked with brown and rainbow trout, a Cafe serving professional Lavazza Barista Coffee and home made lunches treats and snacks, a Bar and Restaurant as well as a shop serving a variety of essentials.
The Peak District offers a diverse variety of attractions provide entertainment even if the weather is poor - Alton Towers, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Gullivers Kingdom and the other attractions at Matlock, the National Tram Museum, Arkwright's World Heritage site in the Derwent Valley are all about a 20-30 minute drive away. Picturesque local villages within walking distance-such as Tissington and Hartington have great traditions such as Well-dressings, Morris Dancing and fine pubs. Outdoor activities such as coarse/game fishing, pony trekking, sailing, caving, climbing,pot-holing available.
Heading NORTH on the A515 towards Buxton, find Rivendale's entrance drive about 7 miles North of Ashbourne on the RHS. The access is wide and gently sloping.
The site may be accessed by bike - go by train to Cromford station near Matlock and cycle up the High Peak Trail to the junction at Parsley Hay, turn left (heading south for about 3 miles) and see Rivendales entrance approx. 100m from the trail.