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Castleton Caravan Club Site
Castleton
Hope Valley
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
S33 8WB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01433 620636

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Pitches: 94
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 90 Reviews
              9/10 from 90 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Deejay77 4 reviews from this member

We had a lovely time here over the May day bank holiday week even though the weather was not great.

The site is easy to locate just before you come into Castleton from Hope at the side of the main road and although it is close to the road the traffic noise is not too noticeable at all.

All the pitches are hard standing and you will need decent rock pegs if you are putting up an awning as normal pegs just bend if you attempt to put them in.

The site has all the usual Caravan Club facilities on hand plus a drying room for clothes if you get wet whilst out and about and a small games room.

Castleton village itself is only a 10 minute stroll away and the are a couple of watering holes on the way if you need them and all are muddy boot and dog friendly as the area attracts many walkers along with their four legged friends. There are also a couple of shops in the village and a larger Spar shop in Hope and all are reasonably priced.

All in all it is a great site and we have booked to go back again later in the year but it does get booked up especially at weekends and school holidays but is lovely and quiet for a mid week school term time break.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jayarbee 25 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to this site and it was as enjoyable as the first.

On arrival the lovely wardens told us which pitches were vacant and left us to choose.

Pitches were plenty big enough and I believe they all have ehu.

This is a C. C. Site and is as you would expect, shower block nice and clean, site generally well

Looked after. Seemed to be plenty of lavatories and showers, never had to wait.

There is a barrier for which you are given a card on arrival but this doesn't cause problems.

There is an information room, a washing up place, a laundry and also a family games room.

There is also a large drying room with racks etc. Very handy in a walking area.

I'm not sure there is a kids play area but there is a dog walk.

I you turn right out of the gate 10/15 min walk gets you into Castleton village which has lots of

Cafes, shops and pubs and other things.

There is a bakers/store which had their bread out very early on our first visit but this doesn't happen now. Still recommend the Rose Cottage Tea Rooms. There food is very good. Coffee not so much.

Also try a place I think was called The Ramblers Rest? Superb coffee and amazing scones baked by the lady on site.

If you turn left out the gate you can drive to Hope. There is a very good greengrocers on the main street and a good butcher's down the side turning opposite the church.

Probably the main reason you'll be here is the walking. We were blessed with great weather so we were out every day. If you look at your O. S. Map you'll see lots of walks from Castleton area without need of a car.

One walk not to miss just east of the site you'll find a footpath to Lose Hill, from there go west along the ridge to Hollins Cross then on to Mam Tor and round behind Blue John Cavern brings you back to Castleton. Also a walk up Cave Dale from the village centre is a good day out.

All in all an excellent site in a superb location, we'll certainly go back. You can even hear the sea lions a night.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Julian Dearson 22 reviews from this member

Spent a couple of nights here in mid-April. Adult weekend spent socialising with family (no kids and a bit too much to drink!).

The site is a typical CC site with good facilities; very friendly and helpful wardens and good sized pitches.

Check-in was easy, select your pitch and let them know.

Castelton is a 10 minute walk and is a lovely small peaks village - 6 pubs to choose from - we'd recommend them all!

We are back in August although with child in tow!

Date of Visit: February 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bestieboy 21 reviews from this member

We stayed at Castleton Caravan Club Site for three nights during the February half term.

The location is great. Whilst we are regular visitors to the Peak District and have been to Castleton several times we had not stayed here before and found it very convenient for walks straight from the van.

The area is beautiful we walked up to Lose hill on the Sunday and along the ridge to Mam Tor before returning to the site though Castleton. The following day we drove the short distance to Ladybower reservoir and then walked up Win Hill which also looks over the Hope valley that the site is nestled in.

As others have mentioned Castleton is an easy walk from the site and has numerous pubs for refreshment. Whilst we didn't frequent any this time we have before and most are muddy boot and dog friendly, frankly they have to be.

The site itself is very tidy, no complaints. The hard standings mean that wet weather can be accommodated without becoming muddy, the shower block is fine and the warden friendly.

When we arrived most pitches were full and we set up adjacent to the road which can be a bit noisy. The speed limit is 40mph so unless a motorbike screams past its not too bad. We found though that at night it quietens down and we never found it to be a problem.

There is not much on site for children, but the surrounding countryside is brilliant for walking and there is of course the caves in Castleton to visit.

Also I would mention that the village shop that you pass on the way into Castleton on the left sells some nice(big)cakes if you are looking for a sugar hit.

We would recommend the site, particularly of course for the location and are planning to return just before Xmas if not before.

Date of Visit: January 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Uncle Festa 7 reviews from this member

Arrived at this Caravan Club site in snowy conditions, but was easily able to pitch up on a recently vacated pitch. We've got a large twin axel just under 8 metres, but had no problem reversing onto our selected pitch. However, we did note that there were some pitches with a considerable slope which we chose to avoid.

The wardens were all very helpful and were always available for advice. That said, I was 'told off' for filling a bucket with water to use to wash the front windows of the caravan which had become covered in mud on our way there. There reason for the telling off. Cross contamination, apparently?? Does this mean they never wash their own vehicles for the same reason?

The site itself was great. The showers were always hot and the toilets spotlessly clean. There is also the added benefit of a large drying room which was ideal for wet boots, gaiters etc.

The main attraction of this site must be the stunning views. The site sits in Hope Valley and is surrounded by mountains and on our arrival covered in snow which made the whole scene extra special. There are numerous walks nearby and there's plenty of information available in the information room.

Castleton village is a simple 5 minute walk from the site. The path to the village is lit so there were no problems walking back in the evening. There are several pubs in Castleton. The few we visited were great, in particular the The Old Cheshire Cheese Inn where the beer was excellent and the surroundings very cosy, especially with the open fire. We had a great Sunday evening there when they do a very good pub quiz, which is free.

Obviously being a small village there are no large shops. The whole place is filled with little shops selling gifts and jewels. Apparently, Castleton is the only place that mines a semi precious stone called Blue John. Most shops sell it in one form or another.

There are 2 or 3 convenience stores which seemed to be priced ok, although I was very disappointed to be charged to use my debit card! I thought those days had long gone, but obviously not in the convenience stores in Castleton. Note to self. Always take cash!

All in all, a wonderful location to have a lovely relaxing break and take in some stunning scenery. Will definitely be going back.

Date of Visit: December 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SAMMEEE 1 review from this member

Immediately upon arriving at the site the wardens berated our camping friends for washing the road mud from their van and then, immediately afterwards, made another couple re-hitch their unit to move it two feet across the pitch.

Sunday afternoon came and, whilst everyone on the site is trying to take their ease, the warden drives his very noisy tractor ( Im sure its been tuned to F1 standards or has no exhaust muffler) around to various positions on the site and then proceeds to start leaf blowing using a very noisy two stroke power tool! Hardly environmentally friendly on several counts and really spoiling the overall peace and quiet that the Peak District is famed for.

To add to the disturbance there were several noisy dogs that were completely out of their owners control. I counsel the Caravan Club to have separate areas for dog and non dog owners as, frankly when out of control, dogs can be as much of as a pain a these wardens were and Im sure that other dog owners would be more prepared to put up with the yapping noise than I am.

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