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Visitor Reviews - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

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Longnor Wood Holiday Park
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
SK17 0NG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01298 83648

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Pitches: 47
Open: 1st March To 10th January

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 150 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cbrpilot 11 reviews from this member

Better late than never, we submitted this review in Jan 2015.

We stayed at Longnor Wood for our second time, again to coincide with the Annual Buxton Carnival and Fringe. Again we were made to feel at home by the site owners and the wardens, they really are such very nice friendly helpful people, they always have time for a chat.

With the site being so highly manicured and cared for there really aren't any faults to find. The pitches are spacious and well appointed and the surrounding area is just a joy to relax in. Again we toured the whole area and revisited places from our previous visit (see our review dated July 2013).

we really can't praise Longnor Wood enough and booked for 2015 before we left, such is our love for the site and area.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cbrpilot 11 reviews from this member

Yet another stay at one of our favourite sites, seventeen nights this time. Yet again the owners and staff have worked through the winter months to make even more improvements to what we think is a site that can't get any better. This site offers peace, tranquillity, wildlife and a friendly welcome, the reason why we keep going back. The team here work so hard to keep the toilets and showers clean, just a shame that some campers are either too bone idle or proud to clean up after themselves.

This year we visited :-

Chatsworth House - THE iconic stately home.

Sudbury Hall - one the country's finest Grade 1 listed Restoration mansions.

Dovedale - a beautiful river cut valley.

Bakewell - just a lovely market town to explore and spend the day in.

Ashford in the Water - on the River Wye. We have never seen so many BIG wild Rainbow Trout at Sheepwash Bridge. A lovely little village to walk around and the Steak night is not to be missed at The Ashford Arms, great food and real ale.

Gawsworth Hall - we went to two shows at this Tudor house, which is absolutely stunning. Top Tip- get there early, taking a cushion to place on the seat of your choice in the stand and then go picnic on the lawns next to the lake, then tour the house. Check out future shows on their website.

Buxton - lovely to walk in the Victorian Pavillion gardens.

We also clocked up nearly seven hundred miles touring the Peak district including the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Masson Mill and the Trafford Shopping Centre.

We also took advantage of the free 'pick up and return' service offered the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub in Longnor village. Did so on Steak night, very nice.

Naturally we have already booked for next year, though we might spend a long weekend before the end of the year in one of the many beautiful lodges en site, each with their own hot tub.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jillfares 7 reviews from this member

We arrived on Saturday without booking for one night. Luckily there was a plot available. Lovely site. Clean, peaceful and has a lovely wood to walk the dogs in

The manager was very friendly and helpful.

The pitch had its own water tap, toilets were spotless, nice eggs for sale.

A gem of a site and I feel at 27. 00 good value considering the quality of the site.

We will definitely be returning

Date of Visit: January 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kawasakiversys 12 reviews from this member

Just come back from here.


Wow, fantastic setting, amazing views.

Toilet and shower facilities first class, piping hot water on demand. Little stools for you to pop all your bits and bobs on during showers. Very very clean.

Shop sells basic items but as we did go 'out of season' didn't expect it to stock everything.

Grounds are well kept despite the weather trying to undo the christmas decs that were still up (and were gorgeous).

Lots of rabbits, squirrels, and birds to see, most very tame and came right up to the caravan.

Roads in and out are single file, but the park makes allowances for this by having passing lanes and also making sure check- in/out times are different and well spaced out.

Pitches large and fairly level, with grass either side of the hard standing.

We chose a serviced pitch that had dedicated water and grey waste allocated to it.

It cost just 2. 00 extra per day and was well worth it.

We were a bit concerned about the rabbits etc. , but our dogs just loved sitting outside and watching the day go by and became spectators rather than wanting to chase the wildlife.

Our dogs were never let off the dog lead but were still very relaxed the whole visit. Lots of poop bins.

The wardens are very well informed regarding local pubs and walks and they have arranged for a local pub (the old cheshire cheese) to pick up and return customers from this camp site.

We had sunday dinner here which was reasonable priced and delicious. We didn't opt for the lift back as we have two dogs that love walking as much as we do.

Mobile phone reception for us was fine too.


I really don't think there is any except if you like your telly and don't have satellite tv, then the tv reception is terrible.

But take some dvds, some nice food and wine/beer and you will be in heaven in this park.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dave and Wendy 9 reviews from this member

This adult only site is about 1. 5 from Longnor village, the approach is by a single track road with passing places. The entrance into the site is a very steep short section of road and can catch you out when you 1st arrive, you then have a short drive into the site. This section of road gives some magnificent views over the country side.

Ideal base for touring this area, Buxton & Bakewell only a short drive away. If you want peace and quite this is the place to visit.

The wardens are very helpful and friendly, it was raining cats & dogs when we arrived but this didn't stop the duty warden coming out to direct and help me onto the pitch, both of us got drenched.

The pitches are all hardstanding some have a slight slope, a leveller might be needed depending on what type of unit you have, they have electric hook up - water tap - grey waste water disposal drain.

There is an information hut, dish washing (under cover) and small laundry in recepton.

For the more energetic there is babminton, a small pitch & put & boules pitch.

Reception has a small shop selling basic items, (anything they don't stock you can get in the village. )

The toilet/shower block are of a very high standard kept very clean and warm.

Although it rained during our stay we still managed to get out and about, a must visit is to Hartington a lovely village which has a cheese shop - we had to visit twice as 1st lot of cheese soon went.

In the village the Cheshire cheese pub does very good food at a reasonable price, a plus is that they will come and pick you up and then bring you back at the end of the evening. (not open on Mondays) there's also a fish & chip shop & a craft centre (which does lovely lunches etc).

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Glittering-prize 3 reviews from this member

We have been 3 times now to this site. It is very peaceful, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The views are superb of countryside and the small but well stocked site shop has all the essentials you might need. Showers and toilets are very nice and clean. The whole site is well maintained and they have games you can use such as bowls, large field darts etc. They even let my sister and brother inlaw pitch next to us in their tent so we can be together. The site is a little expensive but it has no negative points at all and we will certainly be going this year.

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