Campsites near Buxton

The busy town of Buxton is both outside the Peak District and also at its very heart.

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12 top campsites near Buxton

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White Peak Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Camping on a Peak District farm near the Monsal Trail
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Camping at The Hollies

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Back-to-basics camping at the foot of the Roaches in the Peak District National Park
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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Warwickshire, England
Think Countryfile meets Time Team. Camping in six-acres of unspoiled Cotswold countryside, built in the grounds of a Norman castle.
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Burrs Manor Wild Camping

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Buxton, England
Nearly wild camping in the Peak District National Park, near Buxton
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Panpwnton Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Knighton, England
A riverside campsite on Offa’s Dyke Path near Knighton
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White House Farm Campsite, Wardlow

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Wardlow, England
What a little Derbyshire gem: back to basics Whitehouse Farm Campsite is a simple site in a most scenic setting five minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Tideswell. The site’s central location in the Peak District National Park means it’s a top spot for those who want to ramble or ride bikes – several circular trails leave from Tideswell and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is a five-minute drive away. And there’s plenty more activity if you require it too, as activity centres nearby can sort you out days of horse riding, abseiling, climbing and caving. All this activity isn’t mandatory, of course – this is an equally fine location for days pottering off to local pubs, pigging out on pudding in Bakewell or taking a leisurely stroll around the Chatsworth Estate, 20 minutes away. And if even that’s too much, you’d be welcome to spend some time loafing about on site: there’s heaps of space here, and as facilities have been kept quite minimal (just showers and toilets) there should be a good serving of peace and quiet to go with it all. Guests are welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire for cookouts and keeping warm; Tideswell’s the place for supermarket supplies, and it’s also handily got a fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs for days when your firelighting skills aren't up to much.
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Woodsworth Exploring

10 units · Tents10 acres · Ilkley, West Yorkshire, North East England
Nearly wild woodland camping in West Yorkshire’s Bronte country
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Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

58 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales
Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
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Pentre Du Camping Club

33 units · Tents60 acres · Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
Simply good camping with campfires allowed near Colwyn Bay
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Chapel View Wild Campsite

3 units · Tents3 acres · High Peak, Derbyshire
A remote campsite for Hikers and Wild Campers Sittng on the Penine Bridleway on the foothills of Kinder above Chapel-en-le-Frith, offering beautiful views across the valley and being within immediate reach of some of the most popular walking trails in the UK. The campsite is in shadow of South Head and is directly on the Penine Bridleway less than 2 miles from Jacobs Ladder, the Penine Way and Kinder Low. You can break camp in the morning already in the heart of hiking country and return to your camp in the evening without ever leaving the remote wilderness of the national park.
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Hamperley Hideaways

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Church Stretton, England
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos
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Campsites near Buxton guide

Overview

Almost entirely surrounded by the Peak District National Park boundary and on the dividing line between the Dark Peak and White Peak areas, Buxton is an ideal base for campers. The town offers hikers, bikers, and campers easy access to some of the most scenic spots in the area, where there are numerous walking and cycling trails, as well as opportunities for rock climbing and abseiling. Meanwhile, Buxton itself is famous for its thermal waters and spas, Victorian and Georgian architecture, and the Poole’s Cavern caves. A few campsites and caravan parks dot the town with many more to found in the Peak District.

Top things to do in Buxton

Despite being in the very middle of a landlocked county, Buxton’s fortunes are very much built on water. There is, of course, the branded spring water that bubbles up and gets bottled here, but that’s only part of the story of this spa town. The Romans, the Georgians, and the hotel builders of today have all tried to make the most of Buxton’s thermal waters. For visitors, this means elegant Georgian buildings that are well worth a look around. Base yourself at a Buxton campsite or in the countryside around it, and you can explore both town and countryside.

Simply wandering around Buxton’s elegant streets is enough to fill an afternoon when you’re camping in this part of the Peak District. The Georgian Crescent, the Edwardian Opera House, the Pavilion Gardens—you might just feel like you’re on the set of a period drama. Plus, there are plenty of tea rooms for Derbyshire cream tea. For a slice of Bakewell pudding though, you’ll want to head 20 minutes down the road to Bakewell itself—arrive under your own steam by cycling on the Monsal Trail to really feel like you’ve earned it. This traffic-free route follows a former railway line that once linked Buxton with Bakewell and is suitable for horse riders, runners, and wheelchair users too. From there, it’s just a further 10 minutes (by car) to reach Chatsworth, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and a magnificent stately home.

Where to go

Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park surrounds Buxton, although the town itself is not within the park boundaries. Its highest peak, the 2,077-foot Kinder Scout, is a literal standout, while the rest of the park is characterised by high moorland plateaus, steep limestone valleys, and cliffy outcrops. Wild camping isn’t allowed in the park, as landowner permission is required, but campers can stay in Buxton and explore the walking and biking trails on day excursions.

The National Forest

Large swathes of the Midlands have been damaged by mining, heavy industry, and deforestation over the centuries, so the National Forest project aims to restore large-scale forests throughout the Midlands, spanning Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. The forest is south of Buxton and can be visited on a day trip, or campers can stay at campsites, caravan parks, lodges and log cabins, and glamping sites closer to the National Forest.

Cannock Chase AONB

South of Buxton and between the towns of Cannock and Stafford in Staffordshire, the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been nicknamed the jewel of the West Midlands. It was the hunting forest of legendary William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago, and visitors can walk, cycle, or ride horses in the woodlands and alongside canals to learn about its history. Campers can stay at caravan parks within the area or in Cannock and Stafford for easy access to the AONB.

When to go

Spring and summer are the best times to camp in and around Buxton and the Peak District, when the days are longest and the weather is most pleasant for camping and outdoor activities. Winters are cold, especially as Buxton and many other area villages are at a slight elevation, and snow is not uncommon in the Peak District. Some campsites and caravan parks close for the winter season, but booking a cabin or cottage is possible outside of summer.

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