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Crowden Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Woodhead Road
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
SK13 1HZ   See Map
Tel: 01457 866057
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 50 Reviews
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Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ajbibs 17 reviews from this member

Spent a couple of nights at Crowden to do some walking around the area. As the site is located part way along the A628 between Sheffield and Manchester, there is nothing really close by in the way of shops, pubs, etc. , so is geared more towards the walker.

The single track lane off the main road isnít really a problem, even for the larger vans (despite previous reviews); just make sure that you donít miss the turning off the main road as there are few places to turn round. Was met on the Friday night by a friendly warden (Mark) who pointed us in the direction of the usual facilities (toilet block, showers, drying room (although we didnít need it), chemical waste, etc. ). Was even told which the best pitches were in case we got any sun. ! Although close to the main road, can honestly say that you canít hear the traffic that rumbles past. Note for motorhome users, there is no facility for empting your waste tank.

Spent Saturday walking / cycling along the old railway line that now forms part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, passed the reservoirs towards the Woodhead Tunnels and old station. The wardens had given us directions and a hand-drawn map (small donation to the flower fund) pointing us in the right direction. Sunday we met up with friends (were allowed to the leave the van on site as it wasnít busy) and walked up Crowden Little Brook on to Black Hill, passing the wreckage of two RAF Meteors that crashed into the hillside in 1951. The site reception doubles as a shop selling the usual odd and sods you might have forgot but also sells hot drinks, cakes, ice creams, etc. So was a delightful sight at the end of the walk.

Overall, the site is relatively small and frequented by back packers walking the Pennine Way. The facilities (only two showers but this didnít appear to be a problem whilst we were there) are well maintained, the atmosphere is relaxed and the wardens are friendly, always stopping to chat and full of information about the local area.

Being so close to home, this is somewhere weíll definitely go back to; just donít understand why we havenít been before.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Siloans 16 reviews from this member

Stayed for two weeks on this wonderful site. In our caravan with awning.

There is a long list of reasons to stay here, Nat and Mark were very helpful and run the site fantastically I cannot fault them.

Two showers that on 1st impression look very old but they are deceivingly good lots of free hot water.

The toilets were very clean found the etched graffiti from the 70s on the inside of the doors amusing.

Well stocked shop with all that you need to get by rather than the 10 min drive down into Glossop or nearby village. Glossop has large supermarkets and of course one of the largest caravan retailers in the country always worth a visit.

The site was very easy to get into although worried by the reviews previously. Pitches are grass with grass/plastic mesh for the awning. Very flat with 16 amp (did not trip once).

Satellite was possible even with hills in the direction but not a problem.

Phone reception was bad Orange/T-Mobile 1-2 bar Vodaphone 2 bar O2 1bar but if you move around it will lose signal.

This site is as close as you get to being in the countryside away from everything.

There are loads of walks straight from the site also visit the quarry above the site wow its fantastic well worth the walk.

Bikes were a bit harder to use due to the very busy main road outside the site but I must add that you do not hear it.

The Pennine way passes just a little walk from the site and many back packers appear and disappear regularly

The site has a drying room and washing up area.

There are refurbishments on going now with a new reception and soon to be larger showers.

I will revisit this site in years to come as itís just so nice.

I know that most people donít read to the bottom so I place the only criticism here the working farm nearby has dogs that do not stop barking for what seems like hours we thought it might be kennels but looks like just 3 dogs oh well not the end of the world.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Michael57 1 review from this member

After an exhausting(still much snow left at the 5th of april) first stage of the Pennine Way, I arrived at the lovely Crowden Caravan Camp Site. I was immediately put into the drying room, to warm up with a large cup of tea(free!).

Very comforting also the refreshing shower in the very clean and tidy facilities.

Nice spot for my tent, well cultivated grass area.

Wonderful internet-support for organising the return easyjet ticket home for the next day.

Nat and her husband really gave big and strong support for someone so exhausted as I was.

Never underestimate nature esp. Not in the mountains!

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kewi boots 1 review from this member

No midges at this time of year but still a little on the cold side. Reception very welcoming and the Site is in a very good location for walking. Went for long walk over towards Mossley and visited the pub recommended in Tintwistle The Bulls Head on our way back. Great pub and had a good couple of hours but it is a 3 mile walk back to the site. All the grounds are very well kept and the toilet area was very clean. If you are not walking or going into the great outdoors there isn't much to do. We will be visiting again.

Date of Visit: October 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Just do it 7 reviews from this member

Lovely quiet campsite tucked away in a little glade surrounded by the beautiful peak district hills. You can hear running water from the nearby stream and the wardens were 1st class, offering assistance with pitching, advice/maps on lovely walks in the surrounding area and best of all for us allowing a late departure at no extra charge. Facilities were very clean and more than adequate for for a small site.

Based on one of the previous reviews I think it's worth qualifying the comment about midges by say they are a seasonal pest in many areas when the conditions are right, take repellent during the summer but we had no issues with any midges during our stay in early October.

We took the walk around the reservoir across from the site with the help of a map from the wardens. Took our two kids 6/3 and whilst it was maybe about 3-4 miles it was very achievable as a family and really enjoyable with some stunning views.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chrismallalieu 1 review from this member

This is a lovely campsite for adults and children, very clean toilet and shower blocks with plenty of hot water. Mark the campsite manager is a fantastic person he cant do enough for you and will go out of his way to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. There is a little shop on site stocking essentials. Loads of nice walks just out of the campsite. The MIDGES were bad bad but the shop stocks insect repellent. I have been going to this campsite for almost 7 years now and every time I go back its excellent and I will keep going back every year.

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