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Visitor Reviews - The Firs Caravan Club Site

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The Firs Caravan Club Site
Crich Lane
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE56 2JH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01773 852913

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Pitches: 72
Open: 20/03 To 02/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 50 Reviews
              9/10 from 50 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alk47 11 reviews from this member

We spent one week here in June 2014. Set on a hill high above the valley of the Belper town, it has the usual high standard facilities that all Caravan club sites possess. The wardens were very friendly and helpful. There are only two drawbacks for us. There are no local walks, so we had to use the car to travel to suitable places for recreation. The pitches nearest to the road suffer from constant traffic noise and seem crowded together. We moved our pitch on Day 2 to one in the middle of the site where peace was restored and the space seemed more generous.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mandyg1 5 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site, wardens really friendly & check in very quick & smooth. We chose a pitch at the top of the site, which had wonderful views of the valley & in summer it must be a joy to have lunch in the small picnic area behind the screen of trees at the rear of the pitch. Toilets were sparkling as were the showers & seemed adequate for the number of pitches. There is no road noise to disturb you & is very very quiet. Really enjoyed our stay here & will return.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: David fowler 6 reviews from this member

Just returned from this peaceful site, very friendly staff. We had great weather and just sat around chilling. The dog walk had got a little over grown, but the wardens said they had set a temporary dog walk at other end of site. The toilets and showers are cleaned daily and was immaculate if you want a relaxing break. Come here. A short walk to the spanker Inn for some great meals and enjoy real ales. This is one of my favourite sites.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: GMC1958 13 reviews from this member

The site was full but pleasingly quiet, pitches were of a good size. The 'Spanker' pub nearby was a nice place to eat and made our dog more than welcome. The site is ideal for exploring the many facets of the Derwent Valley. The facilities on site were good and the shower block was always clean and tidy. My only criticism is that the on site dog walk is a bit on the steep side and could be difficult to use in inclement weather.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 315 reviews from this member

Fabulous site.

Good sized pitches, hard standing mainly on upper level. Lower level is more scenic and grass pitches. Pitches with ehu, own water and drainage @ 23 for 2 adults.

Facilities of very high standard plenty of toilets and showers. Small shop on site sells a few bits and bobs.

Although site was nearly full when we stayed it was very peaceful. As previous no play area and no where really for kids to play, so assume not many families using site.

Wardens friendly and helpful - they keep site beautifully

Site less than 4 miles from Crich Tramway museum an excellent day out that includes rides on various trams.

A top cc site would recommend and will use again

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sv246 16 reviews from this member

Just returned from our first ever CC only site. As with other reviews, the facilities were very good and spotless and the wardens helpful. The Spanker Inn was a nice wander away with good beer and a good menu (we didn't eat).

We were given the choice of any pitch not in use which was good as a couple did look a little bit cramped and short for a 18ft van so we ended up on 38 by the toilet block.

We knew when we booked that there was no play area so made sure that we took things to keep the kids (5&6) amused. Disappointingly though the attitude of some of the other guests towards kids in general on the site wasn't what I expected. Our 6yr old daughter was skipping about 20 yrds away in view and was told to 'Go and play by your own caravan'. Probably should make it adults only if people want just peace and quiet.

For our first CC adventure. We liked the site but not some of the guests!but will probably go back in about 15yrs without the kids!

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