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Beech Croft Farm

Beech Croft Farm is a small, family-run caravan park and camping site located between Buxton and Bakewell in Derbyshire. It is an ideal base for exploring the Peak District National Park.

This quiet caravan park is beautifully situated, nestling in a sheltered meadow, with views towards the rolling Derbyshire hills. There are several walks from the park: it is located on the new Pennine Bridleway, with the Monsal Trail and Limestone Way both close by. Local places for day trips include Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Chatsworth, and many other charming towns and villages.

In spring 2011 we did extensive renovation works including a new environmentally friendly heated toilet & shower block, increasing the size of our hard standings, all with 16amp hook-up, water tap & Tv aerial socket. We have also increased the camping area into an adjoining field providing 10amp meter card electric hook ups for anyone that wants to use them.

The shop, which is located nearby, sells basic provisions, soft drinks, ices, local maps, etc. We also sell Calor and Camping Gaz.

Site Facilities

* Heated toilet & shower block with hot water on all hand basins.
* Shaver points in Gents & hairdryer sockets in ladies
* Free hot showers
* Pot washing & laundry room with washer & dryer available
* Microwave
* Full disabled facilities
* Chemical toilet disposal unit.
* Shop stocks basic provisions, soft drinks, ices, local maps etc.
* Calor gas and Camping Gaz sales.
* 30 level hard standings for touring caravans and motor caravans, all with electric hook-up (16 Amp). Water tap & TV aerial socket.
* Parking next to caravans.
* Three camping areas with 10amp EHU available on a prepayment card system
* Dogs are welcome - but please keep under proper control at all times.
* Barbecues are allowed using a portable or disposable barbecue (disposables available from the shop). Please do not light camp fires on the ground.
* Booking: Advance booking advisable for school holidays and weekends during the summer. We are always very busy at bank holidays - please 'phone to enquire.
* WiFi is available

Winter season
* Open all year round with a heated toilet & shower block

On the Pennine Bridleway & close to Monsal Trail & Limestone Way

Bakewell is the home of the world-famous Bakewell Tart, or 'Pudding' as it is known locally.

The beautiful bridge over the river Wye is thought to date from the thirteenth century. The old Market Hall was built in the seventeenth century, and now houses the Peak National Park Information Centre.

There is a busy agricultural market on Mondays, and the two-day Agricultural Show is held in August every year. On the A6 just south of Bakewell is Haddon Hall, considered to be the finest medieval manor house in England. Also close to Bakewell (take the Baslow road) is Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

The Peak District's own spa town. The first spa baths in Buxton were built by the Romans. The Tourist Information Centre is now housed in the former Thermal Baths. There is a spa water swimming pool in the Pavilion Gardens, a large park near the town centre.

Buxton Opera House is the venue for a wide range of plays, concerts, musicals, comedy... In July it is the base for the Buxton Festival, and there is also an international Gilbert and Sullivan festival. Poole's Cavern is a natural cave open to visitors. See also: Buxton online and Buxton UK.

Matlock and Matlock Bath
Matlock's attractions include the Mining Museum, Aquarium and Petrifying Wells.

Take the cable car (or climb!) up to the Heights of Abraham for a magnificent view over the countryside. Gulliver's Kingdom is Matlock Bath's own theme park. The Masson Mills heritage site features a working textile museum and shopping village.

Peak Rail runs steam trains on a short stretch of railway line from Matlock to Rowsley. While in Rowsley visit Caudwell's Mill, a water-powered Victorian flour mill. To the southeast of Matlock is Crich, home of the National Tramway Museum. Crich will already be familiar to many as it is the location for TV's 'Peak Practice'.

Tideswell and Eyam
Tideswell is a charming village with a beautiful 14th century church which is known as the 'Cathedral of the Peak'. There is a village carnival every summer, and 'Tidza' is a good place to see the Peak District custom of 'Well Dressing'.

Eyam, a few miles away, is well known as Derbyshire's 'plague village'. A parcel of cloth from London brought the Black Death to the village in 1665, leading to the loss of more than 250 lives. Visit the Plague Museum and Eyam Hall, which also has a craft centre. Eyam's Well Dressing is in August.

Castleton takes its name from Peveril Castle, which dominates the village. Now in ruins, the castle dates from 1176 and was built by William Peveril, son of William the Conqueror.

Contact Details

Telephone 01298 85330

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This page was last updated: 15 July 2013

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