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Upper Booth
Upper Booth Farm Edale
Hope Valley
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
S33 7ZJ
Tel: 01433 670250
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Pitches: 30
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 55 Reviews
                9/10 from 55 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf 5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  55 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Tubby2 20 reviews from this member

We stayed one night. This is a small and basic campsite but with a modern toilet block.

Also recycling bins The lady booked is in friendly and helpful. Chicken and cockerels wonder around the camping field.
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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sleepyol 6 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for a couple of nights in June. As mentioned, it's a basic site with no frills. When we paid the owner at the main house, she pointed us in the general direction of a field and told us to 'pitch where you like'. The main camping field is fairly sloped across the middle, but relatively flat at the edges, so not too bad.

The location is excellent for 'doing' Kinder Scout, Jacob's Ladder etc. There is no shop nearby, so stock up en-route. You can buy some bits from the house, but I thought that it was a bit pricey (50p per rasher of bacon).

Unfortunately, we will not return to this site, the reason being midges! As soon as dusk fell, we had to retreat in to our tent where, despite having all doors shut, my son and I got eaten alive. It must be an issue as the owners have left a bottle of repellant near the sinks with a note attached saying that it 'might help with the mozzies'.

Also, the grass on site is left really long. I get that it's not a manicured site, but traipsing through long, damp grass in a morning is not fun.

Finally, whilst I see from earlier reviews that the shower block is relatively new, it is not being well maintained. In 3 days there, none of our party saw anybody cleaning the toilets or showers. This is OK if everybody tidies up after themselves, but this clearly isn't always the case. There was also no soap in the sinks for hand washing, although there was an empty container for soap.

So in summary:

Good - location.

Bad - site maintenance and cleanliness.

Will we return - No.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hippycamper 8 reviews from this member

I stayed here for a short break with a friend in October 2014. The weather was not kind to us but the site was great. The owners didn't mind us arriving after dark and were very kind. We were very grateful when they let us sleep in the camping barn for our last night as the weather was severe and our tent was damaged. Apparently it was the tail end of a hurricane that had been causing havoc in America.

The site has a lot of sloping areas but there are plenty of flat bits too.

The facilities block is lovely. Obviously quite new with a nice 'green' roof. The lights are motion activated. The building is always warm and the hot water plentifully available at all times. There are some large washing up sinks outside, but still under cover. The whole thing is kept clean and well maintained.

The only time it wasn't was when a large DofE expedition arrived late at night in bad weather and used it to get themselves and all their kit dried and sorted. Some of them even ate their dinner in there. I saw the owner the next morning, cleaning up. She was very apologetic about it, despite it not being her fault! The facilities were soon spotless again.

The site is a pleasant walk from Edale, where there are several good pubs to choose from if you fancy some pub grub.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wimbledon1 1 review from this member

Very ably managed campsite with a fantastic view and atmosphere surrounded by hills. Clean central wash/showerblock with instant hot showers which I never had to queue for. At weekends, bacon baps etc available from the farm door.

During the week, bacon, sausages, etc available to buy and cook yourself, in addition to picnic items like flapjacks. Very pleasant 30 min walk through fields to Edale village, for local cafe and pubs.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Amanda Atkinson 10 reviews from this member

Just returned from a lovely break over August bank holiday. Was expecting the site to be very busy - but true to their website, the owners did not let it get over crowded which has happened to us before- not a very enjoyable experience! So it was quite refreshing that the site did not get too full - both my husband and I managed to use the showers each morning with out having to queue!

Good basic facilities - showers had plenty of hot water, free as well which I don't think was mentioned on previous reviews. Only downside in the wash area was that there were no hooks to hang your towel, wash bag etc near to the basins after you had had your shower and wanted to clean your teeth, for example. There was a power box on the wall which took 20p not sure how long it lasted, for using hair dryers etc, but as not near a mirror decided not to bother. Washing up facilities good.

The top main field was extremely sloping, and even though we were right at the top in a corner was still rolling down at night! The grass was left quite long, so wellies a must for early morning dew!

Lots of lovely walks from the campsite, jacob's Ladder about a mile walk away, lovely views all around. Enjoyed a great Sunday evening dinner at the bulls head hotel in Castleton.

Not much to do in the surrounding area - but if peace and quiet are all you are after, then this is the site for you. We found the owner helpful and pleasant - not at all rude as mentioned in previous reviews, we even pitched over an hour earlier than we were told we could - so were very grateful as nothing worse than being turned away to kill time!

Would probably not come back as we prefer to try different areas and sites each time we camp.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wickedwinter 4 reviews from this member

Absolutely stunning location surrounded by hills and with a small stream running along the bottom of the campsite. Very isolated so not recommended if you like to be near pubs, shops etc. No playground but this didn't seem to be a problem for the kids that were there - happy running about, playing games, and exploring by the stream.

Facilities were very new and clean. I really liked the eco-looking toilet and shower block. The showers did tend to go hot/cold though and there was no hand-soap by the basins.

Site was sloping in some areas and the grass was quite long. It is also 'pitch where you like'. We didn't have any problem finding a decent spot though.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lulu13 1 review from this member

We had to cancel our trip to this site due to the bad weather at easter, the owner was so helpful and rebooked us in for the half term holiday. The site is in the most wonderful location and the hampers for campers is a fantastic idea, the fruit cake is highly recommended. The shower block was clean with plenty of hot water and never very busy.

There is a footpath from the site to edale village which has 2 pubs and a nice cafe and visitor centre with toilets, the walk to edale is spectacular with amazing views. Please keep dogs on leads at all times though as you will meet plenty of sheep! Jacobs ladder is a mile walk' away, good footpaths and more wonderful scenery. Its a short drive to castle ton which has peveril castle to visit and plenty of gift shops, cafes, pubs and food supply shops.

We had a fabulous time at this site, it is great for families with young children or dog owners who enjoy a good walk. There was no regimental rules and everyone was left to just pitch where they wanted to, check in was organized and the owners are friendly. If you don't mind doing without electric this is a fantastic site.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AliBe 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Upper Booth. Very easy to find, well off the beaten track. 2 fields for camping, though the bottom field was designated for D of E groups during our stay. The top field is slightly sloping, but you pick your own pitch! A stream runs at the bottom of the hill, great for the children to play in. Great to have a campsite that is just for tents.

The shower and toilet block is situated in between both camping fields. There were 2 toilets, 2 showers and 3 basins in the ladies. Really not enough for the number of people who were camping over the Bank Holiday weekend and weren't the cleanest they could have been. Not helped by lots of muddy boots tramping through them, despite notices asking boots to be left outside. Plenty of hot water at all times, but queues no matter what time of the day for the loo/shower and basins.

Can recommend the Bulls Head in Castleton and the Penny Pot cafe in Edale.

All in all a good site with amazing views, walks straight from the campsite and plenty of space for the children to play/explore.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dacky 2 reviews from this member

We picked this site on reviews and were not disapointed! Lovely to have a campsite just for tents and without electric hook up. Arrived with 4 children under 8, it was easy to find from the instructions and checked in without any problems.

The toilet and shower block is great, heated, very clean and lovely showers, plenty of space about. The washing up area is undercover and very easy to use.

The top field is slopping and you can camp where you like, but even though it was August it wasn't over full. The bottom field is flatter and more sheltered, when we visit again, I will be staying on this field.

Older children will love heading down the bank to the stream which is great for playing in. The large area left in the middle was lovely for ball games.

Great family site, and for couples. It was nice and quiet and a very well run site. Would certainly head there again.

£24 a night for 6 of us with car, so not badly priced for the excellent facilities.

Not much on the door step, so make sure you bring your supplies with you, the nearest supermarket is in Chaple-le-frith. We did a great little walk from Hope to Castleton and back, with ice creams on route to keep little legs going. The castles look good in Castleton but we didn't visit. Can't comment on local pubs etc as ours were in bed! Shattered from the outdoor play.

If you like commercial facilities this is not the site for you, if you like camping in the beautiful countryside it is! There was no playarea or the likes, but we had 4 children aged 2, 3, 4 and 8 and they were not fed up, just enjoyed playing games, hide and seek, splashing in the river and getting adventurous. No mobile phone reception ensured I got the rest from the work!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rigby-kate 1 review from this member

Just returned from a lovely break with my son here. We were backpacking, and while the walk from the train station is over a mile it's a pleasant one.

There are a number of interesting footpaths including the pennine way leading directly from the campsite, so getting to a nice walk with kids is easy. Some of the walks are harder but some easy enough with children.

The new toilet block is lovely, nice hot showers at any time. The owners are friendly but left us to our own devices unless we needed help.

Things to be aware of, trains are only every two hours, and booking in on the suite is after 3pm.

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