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Visitor Reviews - Ilam Park National Trust Site

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Ilam Park National Trust Site
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01335 350310

Facilities:  (Key)

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Pitches: 20
Open: 1 March To 3 November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 20 Reviews
              9/10 from 20 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  20 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Akernow 11 reviews from this member

This has got to be the best site we have ever stayed. It's not fancy, flash or even in the 20th century. No tv or mobile signals get to the site and for a week I couldn't Google a thing and so had to rely on the plentiful information leaflets and good old maps, that's how it used to be done!

20 pitches, only 10-12 were occupied.

The setting. Stunning, the countryside. Stunning. I can't help thinking of the peaceful settings in the Tolkien books, surrounded by steep, atmospheric peaks. The whole peak district is jaw dropping and constantly surprising.

The Manifold, Tissington and High Peak cycle trails are within easy reach and all excellent, and the spectacular Monsal trail runs between Bakewell and ends close to Buxton. We hired a dog trailer from the nice family business at the top of the trail and cycled down to Hassop station for lunch, very good and popular. The return journey is not too hard at all!

The site 'rangers' were so friendly, full of good advice and information and genuinely wanted you to have a good holiday.

I can't think of a better place to have an outdoor holiday, whatever the weather.

Site is best accessed by turning off opposite the main Tissington estate road, as we came in via the Ashbourne Leek road and one left turn through a gateway was very tight with the caravan.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lesnorman 12 reviews from this member

A little out of the way but the the most beautiful small caravan and camper site that you could ever hope for. The scenery everywhere you look is spectacular. You have a NT tea-room on site and a YHA Hostel with a bar next to it and Dovedale itself a short walk down the road. The campsite is immaculate and the volunteer wardens were a credit to the NT and to all campers and caravanners. The two showers are in the ancient NT buildings around the corner and they are modern and quite sufficient. Highly recommended by us.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Robbent 9 reviews from this member

Lovely quiet site, lovely setting, surrounded by great countryside with endless walking opportunities direct from the site or very close by. Due to the amount of rain the area had before we arrived the grass areas were very soggy but the wardens moved us to a hard standing when one became free after a couple of days. Volunteer wardens couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, lovely couple! Short walk to the toilets and showers which were very clean and tidy, basic groceries and papers available to order from reception. We will be back!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Edd131298 3 reviews from this member

This was our first visit and it won't be our last. Beautiful surrounding countryside with a abundance of walks. The wardens (who volunteer and change monthly) were extremely helpful. The site is well maintained with only 20 pitches well spaced out. As previously mentioned the toilet block and showering facilities are a short walk away and were clean. This is a peaceful and very quiet site. Not much for children to do unless they love walks in the countryside.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: LesleyandPeter 19 reviews from this member


Amazing setting. Beautiful small site with mature trees for shade, if you want to escape this summers heat wave.

The toilets are located a short walk from the site in the grounds of Ilam country park and are used by campers and visitors, immaculate and adequate. There are just two showers accessed via a key pad for the sole use of those using the campsite.

I think there were about twenty large pitches some hard standing. The wardens were very friendly and helpful, we chose our own pitch.

Walks around Ilam are a joy. Dovedale isn't far and the walk there is along the river and very pleasant We had purchased a book of 9 walks around Dovedale, easy to understand and completed just two, prior to our arrival at Ilam, so we will return.

This site is a real gem, wish we had stayed here for the week, instead of one night. We found a leaflet for this site at the small information hut at Milldale whilst on a walk from Dovedale. We had previously been staying at Rivendale campsite.

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

This is a really beautiful site adjoining the National Trust property. The views are lovely and the site itself is really well maintained. The wardens were really helpful. It's great to stay here and then wander around the NT gardens once all the tourists have gone home. We didn't use the showers but the toilets were fine, though off the site on the NT property. Great location for exploring the Peak District.

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