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Buxton Caravan And Motorhome Club Site ( Grin Low )
Grin Low Road
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
SK17 6UJ
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 117
Open: 16/03 To 05/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 86 Reviews
                8/10 from 86 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   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   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 5 miles   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 5 miles  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  86 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: David Klyne 220 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- From Buxton take A53 toward Leek. After passing A54 (Macclesfield Road) take next left signed for Grin Low Country Park. In about a 100 metres turn left and follow road around to site. Coming down the hill towards the Grin Low Country Park, cross the cattle grid and the site entrance is on the left.

This campsite has a rather spectacular setting in an old quarry in the Grin Low Country Park on the outskirts of Buxton. The site is open from mid-March to early November and non-members are accepted. In total there are 127 pitches all but the five tent pitches are on hardstandings of which 22 are serviced pitches fresh water supply and grey waste disposal.

Electric points are convenient to all pitches, they are rated at 16 amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. The bollards also have a TV co-ax connection which is free to use but you have to supply your own cable. There are three service points around the site leaving some pitches a bit far from water and waste disposal.

There is a spacious motorhome service point with an open grill dump point. The central toilet block is of a nice quality and of sufficient size to cope with the size of the site but again some way from the furthest pitches. Within the block is a covered dishwash area and a laundry. Reception sells a few essentials and next door is an information room.

There are no play facilities for children. There is site wide WiFi at available extra cost. Mobile phone signal is very limited on this site, if making a call it might be worth walking up to the area near reception.

Although close to Buxton there are no convenient public transport links from near the site. The site has made arrangements with a local taxi firm for a fixed, reasonably priced, fare either in the town or back to the site. If you are able, probably the nicest way into Buxton is the walk via the Grin Low Country Park, after an initial climb it is all downhill.

The first part takes you down to Poole’s Cavern where there is a café and toilets. The final part of the walk is through very gentrified Buxton Streets, initially to Pavilion Gardens and then into the centre. The town is famous for its Spa and taking the waters. The Crescent is currently undergoing restoration.

There is a good range of shops in the town including a handy Waitrose. Larger supermarkets are a little further out.

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: NMack 15 reviews from this member

This is probably the best Caravan & Motorhome club site we have visited. Pitches are large and level with the added addition of a TV point for each pitch.

The toilet block is the best we've seen having 9 showers in both ladies and gents. This site was nearly full every night we were there and never had a problem getting a shower in the morning.

Staff were lovely and helpful.

Nice walk around the quarry which the site is in. Buxton and Bakewll are both worth a visit and there are plenty of other attractions to visit even on a wet day.

Date of Visit: October 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The Duckies 37 reviews from this member

A lovely peaceful site. Large level pitch. We were on a cul-de-sac road with only 7 caravans on. So not much traffic passing. Staff very friendly. Toilet blocks immaculate at all times. This site is in a country park and the caravan site drops down so signal for phone was quite poor at times with being in a quarry. Some lovely places to visit Bakewell, Ashbourne and Chesterfield. Buxton us ok too. W We went to The Railway Inn for tea 1 night. Lovely food. The Harpurs bar chippy sells fantastic tasting food. Nice having the country park for dog walking. Next time we visit I would love to come is in summer with all the trees in bloom.

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Daveukleics 24 reviews from this member

Since it's upgrade we have been impressed with the site.

TV points on all pitches a big improvement.

New roads.

Usual excellent standards expected by the caravan club.

Great shower and toilet block. Plenty of cubicles.

Lovely walks around.

Buxton is close by and walkable if you are pretty fit.

It's all uphill on the way back and takes at least half an hour.

Wardens very polite.

It's better now the kids park is no longer there.

Due to the location you don't tend to get many kids here which we find a big bonus.

I would return.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: S64miller 40 reviews from this member

Loved this site, its situated in an old quarry on the outskirts of Buxton. This has everything that you'd expect from a CAM site, friendly helpful staff, all the services and well maintained grounds.

Just a short walk is Solomons Temple which from the top gives you a magnificent view of Buxton in the valley. Buxton is about a 30 minute walk down a good path through Grin Low woods which fetches you out at Pooles Cavern on the fringes of Town. A warning here though its a long climb back for those not used to walking uphill. The site has a deal with a local Cab company that fetches you back up for a fiver ( cab card from reception) Lovely Park with a lake and a large kids playground near the Opera house, plenty of pubs in town, loads of shops and numerous Charity shops if hunting books or a bargain is your thing. The Wye Bridge Inn (Wetherspoons) highly recommended just past the viaduct. Will be back, loved it.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Standard 2 reviews from this member

Visited here for a weekend break. Site is nicely situated in a quarry and very quiet. Wardens as usual very polite and site is very well cared for. Toilets could do with an update and water pressure in the showers was poor but water was hot. Nice walk into Buxton through the woods which takes approx 25 mins, could be a bit difficult if you don't enjoy a walk but if you take it easy you will be fine. Will definitely use this site again. Phone and wi-fi signal was poor but whether this was due to our network I am not sure.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: PaulineW 10 reviews from this member

Had a lovely few days away at this site and will definitely be back in the future. The usual wardens were on holiday but the people covering their holiday were lovely and very friendly. Location of the site is also very good, nice and peaceful and a half hour walk into Buxton through some woodland. It is quite a strenuous route if you're not fit but if you take it slowly, there are a few seats to sit on, you'll be fine.

The showers look a bit dated but they're fine and there is plenty of hot water and a hair drier is available in the block. 3 sinks are available for washing up and there is a laundry room too.

As stated, phone reception was intermittent but it was nice to have a break from it. We used the hook up ariel facility and had plenty of channels.

Bakewell market is on Mondays and well worth a visit. Also well worth a visit is Cromford, just the other side of Matlock. It has the Arkwright mills and a lovely walk along the canal.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alyerpal 8 reviews from this member

Site is very pleasant. It is well laid out and picturesque. Set in an old quarry I expected it to be less windy but that just may be being naive. The road in to the park is well kept. The surrounding parkland is stunning and there are great walks from the site.

The actual entrance of the site is not the most picturesque I have experienced but well laid out and has space for late arrivals.

Staff as expected are friendly and helpful.

Although next to the tent area the play park is well positioned and adequate.

Toilets and showers are the usual high standard but water pressure is not great.

We had a lot of rain and the site coped well as it's hard standing. The grassed areas retained water and gets a little muddy. Steel pegs are a must.

I will definitely use this site again.

Wifi reception very poor as is the site system.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Minddhyg 17 reviews from this member

There had been a lot of rain before we visited and lots of pitches were out of action through flooding, Staff were working hard to put things right. The site is located in an old quarry with high sides all around and is very peaceful. The site is also quite remote if you need transport to get around. Buxton site was due to be refurbished soon after we left. It needed it because the toilets and showers block badly needed upgrading. TV reception is non existent here. Having said all that we enjoyed our stay here. Fortunately we had a car at our disposal so getting around was easy. The peak district scenery is stunning with lots of places to visit and on a clear day you can see for 30 miles easily. Buxton is worth a visit and has a fantastic gardens in the center and a very well known tea shop which was great for afternoon tea's.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Andy+Debs 2 reviews from this member

Standard CC facilities, very clean and pleasant wardens. Pitches are of an ample size and largely very level and free draining.

The only 'issues' there are is it is in an old quarry so mobile phone signal is largely non existent and TV is very patchy although there are TV pints on the EHU points. There was an issue of the electricity feed to the TV boosters failing at around 9pm each night, this was apparently due to the amount of people using kettles/TVs/heating which was slightly annoying.

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