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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 139 Reviews
              9/10 from 139 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nilaksgran 1 review from this member

We spent a week at this lovely campsite as a base when visiting relations in Stoke. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were good. Toilet blocks clean and we had no problem with water being hot enough. The fact that it is an adult only site suited us as we were after peace and quiet. Surrounding countryside beautiful. Huge field for dog to run about in adjacent to entrance and lots of rabbits around. All in all a very pleasant experience. Will definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kazdek1 2 reviews from this member

We have been out on our second camping trip this weekend to this wonderful site. It's clean, well kept and very recommendable.

We have a 6 berth tent and the pitch which we were allocated was an ample size with the hook-up within easy reach.

We will certainly be visiting again. The people on the site were very friendly and we managed to make new friends which, is a bonus.

We played on the putting area which is certainly not for the likes of Tiger Woods but, we had a good giggle especially trying not to hit the bunnies with the ball.

Buxton is only a short drive away with many shops to visit.

The toilet/shower block is very clean and, the site is a quiet getaway which we certainly will be telling our friends about.


Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Blueexpo97 16 reviews from this member

We have mostly positive comments about this picturesque site so we'll start with those. The welcome from the family that run and own the site was excellent and throughout our stay they were chatty and very helpful. The reception area has basic foodstuff for sale like bacon and local farm eggs and a plenty of leaflets and information about the local attractions.

As dog owners, we loved the four acre dog walk which is half a field/meadow with breathtaking views and half wooded area for extra shelter on wet days. Both areas are walled and we were happy to let the dog run and stretch his legs here which is rare for a campsite based dog walk.

The site is very pretty and well laid out with three caravan areas and tent field all of which are well kept and neat. As mentioned before a small area near the wash block reception is given over to a small Putting Green and a French style Boule pitch which again are immaculately kept. Equipment for both is free and available in the small library next to reception. There is also some picnic benches in a little landscaped section next to this area for spectating or just enjoying a change if scenery from your own pitch.

Rabbits rule the roost and we saw some people feeding them lettuce- they hardly need the encouragement as they seem to have no fear -all of which led to our dog drooling with excitement.

We didn't have an all service pitch and were a bit confused that this wasn't offered when we booked online especially as there seemed to be one available throughout our 7 night stay. Nevertheless the water, electric and TV booster box were all just behind the pitch and very convenient.

The area itself is quite remote but in a car everything is accessible. Longnor is very picturesque and apprarently has good pubs. We went for lunch on 2 occasions before we discovered that the pubs do not open until the evening. This was the same for most of the local villages except on Sundays. There are plenty of facilities in Buxton and Leek. Leek is probably slightly nearer and has a large Morrisons for groceries. Buxton has Morrisons too just outside the centre and Waitrose and Aldi right in town. We could recommend The Railway pub in Buxton for good cheap ( 2 for 8. 95) lunch, friendly service too.

Now for the negatives: access to site is tricky in a caravan as the track up to site is shared with the local farm. There are passing places but if you are not good reversing whilst towing meeting a brand new mammoth combine harvester with right of way is not fun. Being in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the road leading from the main A53 is winding and steep in parts and narrows to single track at a farm just before you reach Longnors turnoff. Cars come hurtling down this road, so beware. The main A53 from Leek climbs very steeply no need for a trip to Alton Towers!

Negatives on the site itself, we loved it generally but it loathes me to say, the showers were not the best. The push button system was annoying and gave my husband only 10-15 seconds of water at a time, I was lucky as the ladies had 1 shower with regular controls, if I timed well enough I nearly always got this one. One particular evening the ladies were giving off a musty bad smell and the channel where the water ran away appeared to be clogged with hair and debris. Disappointing.

All in all though we had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the surrounding area.

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

We visited this site for the first time and were immediately made to feel 'at home'. The site owners, family and employees went above and beyond the call of duty to help us and ensure that we enjoyed our stay.

We had only intended to stay one week but changed our minds the second day and decided to stay a further 8 nights (15 nights in all), even though it meant changing pitches as the pitch we were on had been specifically booked. Moving pitch was not a problem and turned out to be a spectator event as I decided to moved our van and awning 'en mass' using the motor mover and three staff, even got a round of applause from the onlookers, lol.

Facilities were always clean with plentiful hot water, piped radio, soap and paper towels, we couldn't fault anything apart from the fact that the showers were if anything a little too hot for my wife. Site was kept clean, tidy and well mowed. The dog walking area gave wonderful views, not that we have a dog, and it was nice just to there and watch the sun go down. Also had a few nice walks through the woods that border the site.

Longor village, one mile away, had two pubs, a 'chippy' and was a little gem to walk around.

We timed our stay to coincide with Buxton festival weeks, including carnival day and the 'Fringe' festival. Buxton is a 'MUST' visit town with sooo many pubs and the beautiful Victorian Opera house and and town gardens complete with band stand, narrow guage railway, river and lake.

The surrounding towns, villages and countryside are amazingly beautiful with so many places to visit and things to do.

We visited Ashbourne (for the biggest gathering of the Clans outside Scotland), Castleton (for the Blue John mines, amongst others), Bakewell, the three linked reservoirs( Ladybower, Derwent and Howden), Saddleworth Moor and Gawsworth Hall ( a beautiful Tudor house that regularly stages open air concerts and plays). There really is soo much to see and do in the Peak district, ' Go Explore'.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: L7barfro 2 reviews from this member

Just got back from a three night stay at this park. It is located in a lovely area with nice views on the way up the drive and also from the dog run. The hard standing pitches look a decent size but we felt very hemmed in with a seasonal pitch and awning on one side and a rather inconsiderate chap on the other. The showers are clean and tidy but the push button operation is very annoying. Wifi is available and I paid 7. 50 for a three day card. It's not the best of the tranquil parks that we have been to by any means and it is expensive for what you get. Would go back to the area but would probably stay elsewhere.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Badpianoplayer 12 reviews from this member

Very well organised site in that all the pitches were hard standing with enough space for a car too. There are lots of rabbits running around which was quite entertaining. We made use of the putting green, which is not for professional golfers, but is highly entertaining none the less with the added bunny hazard. I only used the showers once and found they had plenty of hot water and the toilets were always clean. Good location for exploring the Peak District. It is quite pricey though at 24 per night.

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