Have you ever thought about a Winter Camping Holiday but couldn`t quite build up the courage to sleep in a tent when it`s cold? Well fear not, in one of our campervans you`ll be snug and dry, whatever the weather. You could visit Derbyshire with its beautiful countryside and amazing views, wonderful Peaks and Dales and some great towns and villages. Put on your walking boots and embrace the fresh air, marvel at the stunning sunsets and the twinkling of the stars on a clear night in this beautiful county.
So to help you plan the perfect winter getaway here are 4 Derbyshire campsites suitable for campervans ,that are open all year round with good facilities for the winter months.
LICKPENNY LANE CAMPSITE - Tansley
This is near to Buxton, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Crich Tramway Museum
All of the pitches are hardstanding, many with beautiful views of Riber castle. There are 2 Fully heated Shower/Toilet blocks and the park has won many awards including a Silver David Bellamy Conservation award.
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Beech Croft Farm – Close to Buxton
Buxton has much to offer, a Spa town with its magnificent crescent built in 1790. In 1636 the philosopher Thomas Hobbes named the ‘Seven Wonders of the Peak’, two of which are found in Buxton; Poole’s Cavern and St Anne’s Well. Added to this there is the stunning ornamental Pavilion Gardens.
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Clover Fields-Winner of AA Campsite of the Year (Heart of England) Award. This is an adult only site so if peace and quiet is what you`re after, this one`s for you.
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Castleton Caravan Cub Site - See the Blue John Mines.
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Don`t forget there are some wonderful parks and halls to visit in Derbyshire. Check out the National Trust for ideas, including lots of festive events in the run up to Christmas.
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Autumn is a beautiful season, trees transform into wonderful displays of reds, golds and browns.
Imagine waking up in a cosy VW campervan fully heated surrounded by this colourful canvas. The evenings can be spectacular with the twinkling of stars on a clear night.
Book a night at the renowned Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District, in their beautiful walled Campsite. They have many events over the Autumn/Winter seasons. Christmas displays are well worth a look. The house is decorated for the season and the Farm Shop has an incredible display of Christmas Wares. Take a look at their website. .
Another suggestion is Conkers in the heart of the National Forest. It is the country`s newest forest and is a great place to visit. There have been over 8 million trees planted in the last 20 years on the site to regenerate the former coal mining landscape. There is a discovery centre, sculpture trails and a viewing platform to take in the panoramic view of the 120 acre woodland. Loads of outdoor pursuits, Kayaking, laser clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking, archery, pedal go carting, assault course and many more.
To check availability for your Autumn/Winter break contact us today.
Very happy to collect our brand new VW campervan today, now available for hire and going on its first trip this weekend! :)
Our latest campervan is another fantastic VW campervan conversion by Hillside Leisure in Derby, that sleeps 4 people and comes complete with grill, hob, sink and fridge freezer along with everything you need for the perfect glamping trip in the UK and Europe.
Contact us to check availability, we're already taking bookings for Summer 2016!
Last weekend, we took the VW campervan from Derbyshire to North Yorkshire for a weekend break in between hires. We stayed in the lovely village of Great Ayton, the birthplace of Captain Cook, in the sight of 330 metre high Roseberry Topping. Great Ayton is a great base for those wanting to explore the moors and there are plenty of adventurous walks nearby.
From Great Ayton, we had a short drive to Grosmont situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We walked from here to Goathland along the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway line, this was only 3½ miles with lots of interesting things to see along the way including the working steam trains and a great spot for paddling in the river.
Goathland was the setting for the popular television series Heartbeat famously known as Aidensfield and was also Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film. After an ice cream and a look around the shops we headed down to the station to catch the steam train back to Grosmont. This was great for the kids and the dogs were allowed on the train too :)
Before travelling home the next day, we stopped for lunch in the picturesque village of Ostmotherley in the Hambleton Hills on the edge of the moors. We dined at The Three Tuns restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch before the drive home.
Despite the weather being wet and cold we decided to take the camper to Derbyshire for a little break. Although it was cold outside, we were all cosy inside the camper and the kids loved having a night away.
We stayed at a lovely Derbyshire pub called the Royal Oak in Hurdlow, which has a campsite and also cooks the best chips we have ever tasted! Great dinner (and breakfast), a rather cold but nice Peak District walk plus a great night's sleep in a warm camper was just what we all needed :)
We're really excited to have our website up and running so that people can discover our lovely camper van to hire. We'll be adding to the fleet soon and can't wait to see all the places our van travels to with our customers :)
We always wanted a camper van when we were younger and when we finally got one, it really did have an amazing affect on our family holidays. No hassle, no timetables to stick to, we just chuck everything in the van we need and off we go. Never really planning anything in advance, we just go in a general direction and find somewhere great to camp for the night. Often, a willing farmer's field or a deserted camp site when it's low season are the best times we've had but we've had lots of brilliant busy times too.
One thing we love most is escaping the mod cons (whilst there are still plenty in the van!), getting away from the distractions of work and household chores to just enjoy our time together and go out and explore.
Whilst we tend to holiday with 2 young kids and a dog, the van is perfect for couples, friends and families and is often a great solution for the avid campers whose relatives simply won't sleep in a tent! You get all the great things about camping, with all the facilities you need, a comfy bed and central heating!
Watch this space for regular updates on tales of happy holidays and lots of useful information to help you plan your camper van adventures.