There are so many great places to visit in the UK but none more beautiful than the Peak District.

Personally I love heading to the north of England, a Peak District camping trip is a unique experience with so much to offer.

Peak District camping why you need to go

Depending on where you are traveling from the peak district is a place you are likely to want to spend a few days. There is a lot on offer for the outdoor enthusiasts. Going for one day isn’t going to be enough. Once you go you will want to make sure you have a minimum of a long weekend. Give yourself 3 good days to explore what’s on offer. The Peaks isn’t a massive place but the roads can be narrow so driving around can take a bit longer than you may think.

My first Peak district camping trip was in my early 20s, now 20 years on I still love taking some time out for a long weekend away. Of course there are many types of accommodation available in the Peak District but for me connecting with the environment is really important. A night out under the stars is away to experience what the Peaks has to offer. One aspect you will love is how clear the night sky is. One of our campsite recommendations gives you the opportunity to be out on the side of a mountain away from the busy world with a view of sky you will remember.

What can you seen in the Peak District

There is a lot you can see when you visit. I thought I would outline a couple of things that are well worth spending your time visiting.

Chatsworth house

Chatsworth house is a stately home with extensive gardens. This is a perfect place to get yourself lost. There is a nice farm shot you can visit. Chatsworth house is just outside Baslow. Chatsworth has been voted for in many surveyor as one of the favorite stately homes in the UK

Chatsworth house image

Ladybower reservoir

The Ladybower reservoir is a beautiful Y-shaped reservoir built between 1935 and1943. The picture is of the reservoir’s overflow. You can walk around one half of the reservoir which takes in brilliant view of the Derwent Dam. The walk takes about 2 hours and is a total distance of about 5 miles

The following details will get you to the starting & end paid of the walk:

Grid Reference SK 17247 – Postcode S33 0AQ


image of peak district reservoir

The Roaches

The Roaches is situated near Leek at a high of 505 meters it makes for some dramatic view. If you have a love of walking then this is a great place for you to visit. It’s famous for rock climbers to visit as there is lot’s of accessible rocks for easy climbing and hard climbing. If climbing is not your thing then just enjoy the views from the top

a picture of the roaches


When you go where will you stay

So you are ready for your Peak District camping trip where do you go, I have select my top 3 camping site in the that you will love to visit

Remote with a 30 minute walk in you won’t be bother if you’re there on a weekday. You will enjoy perfect views of the night sky and are right up in the hills. Perfect for walker. Don’t leave anything in the car as the walk back can be difficult at night

Eric Byne Memorial Campsite

A lovely well developed campsite perfectly secure with great access to walking

Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club Site

A 5 star rural campsite close to Stanage Edge. If you love your walking then this is a perfect site for you to get your boots on.

North Lees Campsite


I hope you have enjoyed of whistle stope guide to Peak District camping. There are many places you can visit with so many places to stay. We have only touched on a couple of these but in the coming week we will be expanding our list of campsites and things to do in the Peaks.


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