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Visitor Reviews - Crowden Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Crowden Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Crowden
Woodhead Road
Glossop
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
SK13 1HZ   See Map
Tel: 01457 866057
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Pitches: 45
Open: 29 Mar - 05 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 53 Reviews
                9/10 from 53 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 No Shop   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  53 in total, now showing 19 to 24                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lynda190graham 7 reviews from this member

The turn off from the A628 is not clearly marked. If you are travelling from the direction of Manchester the left turn is about 200 metres from the Crowden name sign. The signs indicating that there is a Camping and Caravan Club site are very small and behind a wall, look out for the signs for the youth hostel. The intial approach is deceptively wide and then narrows to a walled single track road, which has plenty of width for all units. The tricky bit is at the end where, as first time visitors we did not know where the entance was. This is important for positioning the caravan for a left hand jig into the site via a narrow entrance gate. When we queried the restricted access we were told that the gatepost for pedestrian access can be lifted out giving an additional metre of width. As it was we managed entrance and exit without problem.

Mark and Nats gave a warm and friendly welcome but their warning about the midges set the tone for our stay. Before we could apply protective cream my wife and I had already been bitten many times.

Although the were set times for reception to be open the wardens turned out of their caravan even after 9pm when backpackers arrived.

The shop was small but had all the basics.

The facilities are basic but spotlessly clean and we never had to queue, even though the site appeared to be full to overflowing. We had three backpacker tents pitched close together and immediately by our car such was the pressure on space.

Whilst we will not be returning, due to the midges it is ideally located for those who want to go on walks without using vehicles.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grahammm 8 reviews from this member

From my visits, I've had mixed experiences of Crowden.

The campsite is tucked out of the way, but had good connections to the Pennine Way as well as various other paths. Campsite is quite and predominately a touring caravan site.

For DofE groups, the campsite insist on a copy of the notification number prior to pitching; unfortunately this is not always advised at the time of booking. I've also had an issue with the Warden not being prepared to issue change (all of our campers wanted to pay with a 10 note), which is slightly annoying but a business surely should be able to at least request politely in the future that groups provide the exact change.

Facilities are nice, little shop, nice toilet and showers and very peaceful.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Daricat 6 reviews from this member

Our first visit in a caravan so we were quite nervous but we needed have worried as the pitches were easy to get to. Site staff were wonderful and very friendly.

It is a fabulous campsite with great walks all around - we and our dogs loved it.

The sign on the main road is quite small - also had to go on foot to check that we had taken the right turn (it only mentioned the YHA once you've turned on to the lane). The turning into the site is quite narrow and tight so you need to be careful if you're new to caravanning!

The shop may be small but has all you need, including local milk and eggs.

It's definitely on our 'must go back' list.

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