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North Lees Campsite
Birley Lane
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
S32 1BR   See Map
Tel: 01433 650838
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Pitches: 60
Open: Easter-october,weekends From November To March/eas

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 38 Reviews
                8/10 from 38 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  38 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: RHSGCX 1 review from this member

We nearly chose not to go to this campsite becase some of the reviews were rather negative. Lots of 'midges', no soap (!), someone drove in late one night and made noise putting up their tent, etc. We decided that there was a whiny, silly quality to some of those reviews and decided to risk a two night visit. I'm glad we did: North Lees is a very good, more than basic campsite. We had no unusual problems with mosquitoes. There is water nearby, so perhaps other reviewers were just unlucky. Not much really flat land for tents, but this is Derbyshire. And most campers are used to choosing which end of the tent will be slightly higher than the other. The ground was well drained, without poo and was well manicured. The shower and toilet blocks were clean, well-appointed and, weirdly, actually DO have toilet paper and liquid soap. Which was nice, but unusual for the campsites I generally stay at. A VERY quiet campsite, by the way. The only rule I saw posted was: 'This is a quiet site'. The staff were helpful. I liked this site and would certainly use it to pitch a tent again. I would say that you will find this site lacking if you are a camper who prefers Caravan Club style sites, with pristine showers, totally flat, rock-hard grass, lots of power outlets, etc. This is a campsite for outdoors familes, for climbers, for walkers, for cyclists. For people who love the outdoors but want a comfortable place to pitch their tents.

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

North Lees is in a beautiful spot within easy reach of Stannage Edge. The surrounding trees shelter the site so wind was not a problem. However they were home to millions of midgies! My ThermoCell insect repeller helped keep them at bay but I still got bitten in the time it got to turn it on.

The site is undulating to hilly in parts but not unmanageable as long as you pitch your tent sensibly.

The facilities were fine although there is only one shower per sex so there can be a queue. Also whilst we stayed the hot water ran out and both my partner and I had cold showers which was a little disappointing after a long day walking. There was no hand soap in the toilets which is just not hygienic.

The site warden was not particularly helpful and we felt unnecessarily petty.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: VPClarke 7 reviews from this member

Have mixed feelings about this site, having stayed twice with a family group.

Firstly, the plus points- it's set in a beautiful location and is ideal for walkers/hikers looking to explore the stunning countryside. It’s also an ideal base for visiting the lovely village of Hathersage and the surrounding area (the outdoor lido is worth a visit). It's a safe family-friendly site, and I like the way there are no set pitches.

Now the negatives- for some reason, this site does seem to be severely affected by swarms of midges that come out in their thousands during the evening. I’ve been twice in July, this year and last, and experienced the same problem both times. There is obviously nothing that can be done, and is just nature at work, but many of our party ended up with hundreds of bites despite drenching ourselves in insect repellent. This is unfortunately something that will probably stop us from coming back again. The second negative, and again, is the result of having a site in such a beautiful setting, is the fact it’s set on the side of the hill. The first time we stayed, the gradient wasn’t too bad. But the second time, the site was more busy and the only pitches were on quite a slope. We spent the whole night trying not to slip down the tent when in our sleeping bags!

The toilet/shower block is adequate (although could do with more showers). For some reason they fail to provide soap in the toilets, causing a basic lack of hygiene. When we pointed this out to the warden, we were informed ‘we expect campers to bring their own’- unacceptable in this day and age. Also, the toilet lights are not on a timer or have no switch, so you’re going to be stumbling around in the dark if you need to use the toilet in the middle of the night and you haven’t brought a torch.

One final gripe- while I get the ‘quiet policy’, and understand the need to implement it, I don’t know why bbq’s are banned!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tdan0504 3 reviews from this member

North Lees is a wonderful little campsite just 10 minutes walk away from the climbing and walking mecca of Stanage Edge.

The facilities are good, clean showers and toilets, there’s also a pot washing area too. The site is mainly level but there are some sloping bits, so careful pitch selection is recommended.

There are a few rules which must be adhered too, but this is not at all detrimental if you’ve ever been subjected to raucous drunks shouting and belting out music until the small hours on some sites.

On warm, windless evenings you will get bitten to death by midges, so be warned. Otherwise, this is a great little campsite only a few minutes drive from Hathersage and an ideal base for a weekend climbing expedition to Stanage.

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

A great campsite if you are visiting Hathersage, ideally located if you want to explore the area by bike or on foot.

The site is excellently managed, with clean facilities, and plenty of space to pitch a tent. We camped during a bank holiday and it was nice to see the site had not been over booked.

The lady running the campsite also was very helpful, after a rainy day and no local taxis available to drive us to Hathersage she offered to take us.

A recommended campsite :-)

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HannahC 7 reviews from this member

I stayed at this site with my teenage son and puppy for one night in good weather. It is a lovely site in beautiful countryside, and we enjoyed a couple of nice walks through the countryside opposite the site and then up to Stannage edge. You can get to the Edge by following the path through the woods at the back of the site, which isn't signposted (we found it on the way back). There is a covered washing up area with hot water. The toilets / shower block were dated but clean. I didn't use the shower as we were only there one night. The wardens were helpful and friendly and the site seems to attract nice people, we felt very safe. The lights go out at 10 pm so make sure you've found your torch. I think everyone is tired from active pursuits in the area as it was very quiet at night apart from the local owl. The campsite is over two camping fields which slope in places, and we were glad to be able to choose our own spot at the top of the site as it was quiet. The field looked a bit muddy nearer the amenity block. I would absolutely recommend this site if you value picturesque countryside over playgrounds and ready made entertainment. Will return for a longer trip.

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