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Rue Hill Campsite
Rue Hill
Cauldon Lowe
Alton Towers
Staffordshire   (Browse area)
ST10 3EY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07932472997

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Pitches: 50
Open: April To November 9th

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 37 Reviews
              9/10 from 37 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Paul stanyer 10 reviews from this member

This review is for a Tuesday to Friday stay, school term time in early June, the site was quiet, but I understand it gets busy at weekends and term time. The site does accept large groups so the experience described here could be different at busy times.

We had pre booked and arrived an hour before our e. T. A. , we phoned Lorraine and she told us where to camp and said she would be there in 15-20 mins,

The site is fairly large and pretty much flat, as the place was quiet we baggised a spot near the trees 50 yards from the shower\toilets.

We set up camp and headed for the showers as we had been camping at a place with no showers for two days, alas they were stone cold!

We retreated to the tent and cracked open a beer whilst we waited for Lorraine to arrive. Now I know you are thinking Lorraine said 15 to 20 mins and we have pitched camp, gone for a shower and she is still not there?, Well check out our review for the outwell Arizona l it takes about 5 mins to put up.

Anyway she arrived as promised, and checked us in, gave us a fantastic home made map of the local attractions, towns pubs etc.

We mentioned the cold showers. 'Oh that's not right she said, let's have a look'

This site is in the middle of nowhere, there is no electricity, even for the showers, its all solar, she took us in to the 'engine room' and a quick press of the reset button we could heard the gentle hum of the solar/battery heaters kick in, 45 mins later the Heath Robinson contraption provided us both with great hot showers! (Younger campers Google images for Heath Robinson for an idea of the engine room)

On site there are a few picnic/BBQ benches, football nets, volly ball nets etc.

Apart from the initial hicup the showers were fantastic, the toilets clean with plenty of toilet paper.

There are no shops or pubs within easy walking distance, the nearest is about 30 mins walk on a busy road with no footpath.

Bigger towns ashborne and leek are only 15mins drive, but a small shop is about 8 mins drive.

Fire pits are available to hire, and there seems to be a communal fire place near the toilet block. I think Lorraine sells the logs gets

All in all a site we will be going back to, highly recommended

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Neil camper piper 17 reviews from this member

I've just got back from a fantastic weekend at Rue Hill campsite.

The site was fairly easy to find, its on the way to Alton towers and also near a wildlife centre.

Other notes of interest in the area is a cracking pub.

Right, the site itself. The site consists of two gentle slopping fields separated by sparsely spaced trees. There is a toilet block which looked new which ran off solar power. It was cleaned and stocked every morning we were there.

The owner, Lorraine is fantastic, She greeted us when we arrived and was in the process of bringing us a few picnic tables for our group to use. She was very informative about the area and made us feel very welcome.

The site is great for large groups. She actively encourages them. Fire pits are on site for hire and she also provides wood and kindling at a cheap price. Football nets are dotted about also. She provided big oil drums for bottles, cans and litter. She helped us repair our canopies after a random harsh change in the weather also.

We were in a group of 14 and all had a great time. I'd definitely go back again in a group but probably not if it was just me and my girlfriend. We were a stag do and I probably wouldn't enjoy being around other large groups like ours as just a couple. Sites like this that allow large groups are a rare thing. I will be certainly recommend this site to other groups in the future.

Its a back to basics campsite where you are left alone to do your own thing. I didn't spot any electric hook ups and wasn't brave enough to try the shower. (It was a bloody cold weekend) The site has no shop, but shops are not that far away. A great site for groups of families visiting Alton towers or the other local attractions.

Its cheap to stay, just 5 pound a night each! A 50 deposit was all that was asked of us. This made our stag do a cheap weekend for all of us.

I wish her all the best and hope to return in the future

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marktoots 1 review from this member

We have just returned from our first stay at Rue Hill and I will say now that it will not be our last. I would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone who is looking for value for money camping in close proximity to Alton Towers and the Peak District National Park.

The layout of the site is well thought through with adults, groups, and families all separated. The facilities are well maintained and the owners are very friendly and attentive ensuring that you have all the information you need about the local area and are well stocked with logs and kindling (for a small charge) for the hireable fire pits.

Thank you Rue Hill. We are looking forward to coming back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CathieP77 1 review from this member

Another lovely visit to Rue Hill our favourite friendly local campsite. Beautiful location in the peaceful Staffordshire Moorlands right on the doorstep of Derbyshire and the Peak District. The historic town of Ashbourne is just a short drive away with a great selection of cafes and pubs.

For us one of the sites biggest selling points is it's back to basics eco ethos. This is reflected in the solar powered shower/toilet block, recycling facilities and absence of over imposing flood lighting often found at campsites.

Another great feature are the fire pits which can be hired for 10 a night (including wood) perfect for camping adventures, don't forget your marshmallows!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stuc100 2 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site located in a very rural location. The site is mainly aimed at campers but accommodates caravans as well. There is no electric hook-up, but don't let this stop you. Keep in mind this site is only 5 pppn.

The outlook is amazing and this is one of the most unique pitches we have ever had the privileged of staying at. The ground does slope a little, but this is somewhat of a feature for this area. A level pitch is easy enough to find.

Camp-fires are available to hire, which are a nice addition to any outdoors holiday. The owner is always on hand with helpfully advice and knowledge of the local area.

Now for the down side, the ablution facilities are a little lacking. There are toilet facilities which were adequate and these were always clean. There is a shower in each of the male/female toilet blocks. Both of these are in need of improvement. This has been recognised by the owner and a new build is under way.

The site is ideal for access to Alton Towers, 5 minute drive. A pub is in easy walking distance, however this is accessed via a road which has no footpath for a fair distance. A small shop is a short drive away, supermarkets are somewhat further.


Lovely remote site with an idyllic outlook.

Good access to Alton Towers.


Poor Shower facilities.

Would we return: definitely!

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rachelmilla 1 review from this member

Brilliant campsite would highly recommend, excellent value for money.

A group of 10 adults and 9 children stayed here in may this year, and we loved it so much we are going back next week. Owner is the most friendliest lovely lady, she gave us loads of advice on the surrounding area, she was so happy to help in any way she could, she made sure we were all comfortable and happy.

The Fire pits where great for sitting round in the evening. Toilets where always clean and really well looked after, shower was lovely and hot. Lovely clean site that is well looked after. :) :) :)

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