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Rowter Farm
Hope Valley
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
S33 8WA   See Map
Tel: 01433 620271
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Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 59 Reviews
                8/10 from 59 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 Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

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Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SlackPacker 4 reviews from this member

This to me is what a basic campsite should be- just that. Lovely flat area to pitch, pretty much where you like. And its at approximately 1400 AMSL which means you have some good views toward Mam Tor and beyond. (Due to the altitude you will often wake up in the cloud inversion that has formed overnight before the sun burns it off, I absolutely love this :)).

Showers are good, 1 gives you 3 minutes which is enough for me. You can buy basic supplies like eggs and milk at the farmhouse.

Prices at time of writing are still 5 pppn, which I think is very reasonable, and I hope they don't increase their prices (too much at least) like a lot of other campsites seem to be doing these days. I am a member of the Derbyshire Soaring Club, flying paragliders off Mam Tor and the surrounding hills, and for me this campsite is the perfect base for flying in the area. I can hike straight to launch from my tent!

Only 'downside', not that it is really but I pick my times at short notice to avoid this, but it is high up, and quite exposed, so it is very susceptible to high winds, and very little shelter. And the last time I stayed here, a group of idiots turned up, revving engines, and arguing til the early hours. People like that should just stay at home. But that isn't a slur against this campsite, unfortunately it is the scourge of campsites nationwide, and seemingly nothing anyone can do to prevent this. But, all in all, this place scores very highly for me :).

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fast but dim 3 reviews from this member

Just returned from a night here, Typical farm site, flat-ish field, basic toilet and showers, nothing fancy, but nice and cheap. 14 for a family of three.

Very relaxed owners, little shop selling essentials.

No issues with noise, there was a good mix of campers, from kids to oaps.

Good steep walk into town though!

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tomsoanes 2 reviews from this member

Stayed at Rowter Farm for 2 nights, and had a great time!2 of us, 1 tent, and 1 car, and 10 a night was a real bargain. The location is perfect, a lovely walk to Castleton, and ideal for Mam tor and various other hikes. Weather was great which always helps, but the views are beautiful, and the field itself ideal for pitching up. Plenty of space, and a relaxed approach to camping.

- Farm owners are friendly and happy to help (including helping me jump-start my car when leaving - thanks again!).

- Facilities fine, 1 for a shower and the waters hot, toilets decent and clean and washing up facilities as well which is a nice touch.

- Fire pits are also available to hire for 5, and good quality dry wood for 5 as well, so even though no camp fires are allowed on the ground (very normal), you can still warm up around a fire at night with a drink or two!

- can't fault it, will definitely be back. Thank you for a great stay.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JPaling1994 1 review from this member

Stayed here for a couple of nights in august not much to say really, it was a good campsite however they were a few little niggles

Bad bits

1. The field you camp in the car entrance is horrible may of just been the time of year

2. Whilst not a problem for me being a man and not caring about showering the women's showers were always busy.

3. I think because its cheap it attracts a lot of @lets go get drunk in a field for the weekend' types of people.

Good bits.

Its across the road from mam tor

Its only a 25 min walk to castleton

Its really cheap

Always toilet paper!

If you have a problem with someone and tell the land lady she will sort it out.

I would camp here again though and I enjoyed my experience.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hugoagogonick 1 review from this member

Seriously fab camp site - ok some may call it basic, I would call it no fuss, and with scenery like that all around, why would you want any frills?

Welcoming owner, very friendly and pleasant, loos basic but just fine, in fact very clean considering the number of people there over the bank holiday weekend. Showers, I took two 50p's for mine, and was fine, concrete floor so I used flip flops. I've given them 10/10 for facilities because there is no pretense to be anything greater.

Site sort of level, we got there on Friday morning so had the pick of sites, and our trailer tent was fine, there was a great diversity of units, tents to posh caravans, hippie bus to VW camper, and that diversity made it great, groups of friends enjoying the sun, groups of families with kids playing in the mud like proper kids, bit of music, lots of chatter, camp fires, sheep, cows. Seriously read no more, JUST GO.

Surrounding area - well we sat each evening looking at Mam Tor - a short walk away. Castleton an amazing drive through Winnats pass to, or a good footpath from back of campsite. Loads of pubs and good food. Peverill castle, Peake cavern, loads and loads to do.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Natjl 1 review from this member

We have just stayed at Rowter Farm for the second time, the weather was a little grim but hard to fault the campsite.

It is very relaxed, fire pits are allowed, large groups are allowed and the atmosphere is a good one. The facilities are clean but basic, adequate hot water, basics food supplies are for sale in the farm house including tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Would definitely return, a great base for walking into Castleton and exploring the area.

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