Mountain campsites near Matlock

Camp near Matlock to experience adventure amidst nature, history, and scenic heights.

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Fieldhead Campsite

29 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Derbyshire, East Midlands
Popular hikers' campsite at the start of the Pennine Way and the foot of Kinder Scout, right next to a small visitor centre
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

153 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, England
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey
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Gollin Farm Shepherds Hut

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Buxton, Derbyshire, East Midlands
Cosy and romantic shepherd's hut glamping in the heart, and at the highest heights, of the Peak District National Park
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Peak Glamping Hideaway

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Staffordshire, West Midlands
Glamping literally reaches new heights in the Peak District National Park
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Bwch Yn Uchaf

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bala, Wales
Narrow-gauge steam railway station, countryside views, gorgeous riverside setting. What's not to love?!
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Nearly-wild camping @ Heggs Farm

1 unit · Tent136 acres · Reeth, England
Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the joy of simple living with a nearly-wild camping experience @ Heggs Farm, Arkengarthdale--part of a collaborative, 200-acre renaturing project, spanning the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stretching from the wooded banks of the Arkle Beck, up to the dizzying heights of Fremington Edge, our site is a wonderfully biodiverse and off-the-beaten path spot, offering adventure-loving families and small groups the chance to unplug completely, and get a taste of no-frills camping, the way mother nature intended. What's more, every booking is for exclusive use of the camping area by you and your group, guaranteeing you a truly unique (and undisturbed) experience. Why Heggs? Get a taste of 'wild-camping' with a few bare bones facilities: Pitch up where you like, make the most of a private firepit cooking area, and enjoy our compost loo with a view. Our remote, no-frills site is the perfect intro to simple living; yet sits close enough to 'civilisation' to hike out for picnic supplies, and/or a pub dinner. Reconnect with nature through wholesome, unplugged activities: Fill your days with poo sticks, pebble skimming, and foraging for kindling. Spend your evenings playing scrabble by torchlight, identifying owl calls, and marvelling at the constellations in our Dark Skies conservation area. No wifi = no distractions. Explore endless routes right from the doorstep: Arkengarthdale is one of the Dales' most beautiful yet undiscovered valleys. Multiple bridleways and footpaths connect Heggs to Reeth and Langthwaite, running along both sides of the Arkle Beck, and up the slopes of Fremington Edge. Part of the adventure is getting here: Our walk/cycle-in-only camping area is all part of the magic of our tucked-away site. Free bag transfer is available to our farmhouse from the nearest public parking in Reeth or Langthwaite (40 mins walk), and the camping area lies a further 200m along a rough grass track. (Please note we cannot accept campervans or trailer tents). Every stay plants trees, literally: All profits from nearly-wild camping support our ongoing habitat restoration as part of the Heggs-Castle renaturing cluster. Enjoy the 'feel-good' factor as you roam free across the site and explore our latest woodland creation areas. Find out more at heggscastlecluster.org. What's included/provided with my booking? -Exclusive use of the camping area for you and your group (up to a max of 8 people), including compost loo and firepit with grill. -Access to weatherproof cow byre HQ for storage of camping equipment, including bikes. -1 x wheelbarrow load of firewood, with kindling and natural firelighters (more can be bought on site). -Unlimited potable water in canisters with taps. -Large Ghillie Kettle, firepit cooking utensils and heatproof gloves, biodegradable washing up liquid, washing up bowl, tea towels, first aid kit, fire extinguisher. -Bag transfer from/to the nearest public parking place on arrival and departure. Please pack everything else you need to sleep, cook (portable gas stoves welcome), eat, and keep yourself and your equipment safe; remembering that you’ll have to carry your own gear for the last 200m to the cow byre, and then beyond to wherever you pitch up. Note too that the site is completely unlit after dark, there are no charging facilities, and phone signal can be spotty. Headtorches, camping lanterns, and portable battery chargers are all strongly recommended. Where can I stock up? Our local businesses would love your support! Award winning bread, cafe-quality ready meals, and Thursday night pizzas can be pre-ordered for collection at Two Dales Bakery; the Bike Centre is known for its incredible cake selection (and excellent rental service); Reeth Post Office sells the usual camping cupboard staples, as well as local milk, cheese and sausages; and Reeth's Friday morning market has all your meat, cheese, and fruit and veg supplies covered. For dining out, there are five pubs within easy-ish walking/cycling distance: The CB Inn, The Bridge Inn, The Black Bull, The King's Arms and The Buck. Ramsay’s Fish and Chip Van also visits Reeth between 4-6pm every Friday evening; you’ll find it parked up in Langhorne Drive. Finished reading and not sure it's for you? Search for our off-grid annexe on AirBnB for simple, off-grid living with a few creature comforts e.g. hot running water, a bed and a bath. This can also be booked in tandem with our nearly-wild camping area, subject to availability.
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Upper Hurst Farm

1 unit · Glamping8 acres · Dovedale, England
Well-placed Peak District camping near the Manifold Way and Tissington Trail, with a luxury yurt and hot tub in a private space
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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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Peaks and Pods

5 units · Glamping1 acre · North Yorkshire, North East England
Luxury pods with extra special touches, sandwiched between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts

2 units · Glamping400 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Romantic en-suite shepherds huts on a riverside farm in the Peak District National Park.
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Cwmllwyd Getaways

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Powys, Mid Wales
Welsh valley glamping with panoramic views and hot tubs
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Llangollen Shepherds Huts

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Llangollen, Wales
Bespoke Award winning hand built Traditional Shepherds Huts with full amenities Hot Tub and log burners . Private parking views and easy access 8 minutes walk into Historic Town of Llangollen with it’s restaurants and pubs. Local activity centres can provide most adventures you can think of Blodwen Hut 3 is our only dog friendly Shepherds Hut.
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Mountain campsites near Matlock guide

Overview

Nestled in the heart of Derbyshire, Matlock is full of nearby wonders and a plethora of camping accommodations. Peak District National Park borders Matlock and beckons with its rolling hills, deep valleys, and captivating moorlands, providing designated camping areas suitable for both tents and motorhomes. Or take a trip around Peak District to Dovedale and set up at a tent or caravan pitch on-site to enjoy the stunning limestone valley, River Dove, and captivating rock formations. For history enthusiasts, Haddon Hall offers on-site tent pitches for a unique experience where the royals lived. Or visit The Heights of Abraham and take a cable car ride, venture into show caverns, and find camping opportunities at the base amidst the natural beauty of the region.

Where to go

Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park is just minutes away from the city of Matlock and hosts various trails to explore like Monsal Trail or Tissington Trail. Campers can hike to their heart's content to see stunning vistas around the park. Or, cycle, birdwatch, and explore the charming villages and historic sites like Peveril Castle throughout the area, as well. Then, settle in for the night within the park at a campsite among a grass field, a state-of-the-art camping pod, a pitch with reserved parking for motorhomes, or a wild camping spot.

Dovedale

Dovedale, a scenic limestone valley near Matlock, beckons campers with its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. Hike along the meandering River Dove, crossing stepping stones and marvelling at limestone ravines and stunning rock formations like Thorpe Cloud and Thor's Cave. Nature lovers can spot diverse wildlife and enjoy views of the countryside, as well. While camping directly in Dovedale is not permitted, nearby private campsites offer tent pitches and caravan hookups for easy access to the valley.

The Heights of Abraham

A trip to Matlock is incomplete without visiting The Heights of Abraham. Right outside Peak District National Park and accessible by a scenic cable car ride or a pleasant hike, this dog-friendly attraction offers fantastic views of Derwent Valley and the surrounding countryside. Explore the show caverns and delve into the underground wonders of the area, learning about its geological history. Afterward, return to the campsite area at the base of Heights of Abraham. Here, campers can find facilities such as tent pitches, caravan hookups, and amenities like clean washrooms and picnic spots.

When to go

Matlock has a mild climate, making it an excellent destination for camping year-round. Summers offer pleasant temperatures ranging from 20–25°C. Spring and autumn bring milder weather, providing comfortable hiking conditions and the chance to witness the beauty of changing foliage. Winter temperatures typically range from 2–8°C, which is pleasurable for those who enjoy cooler seasons and the possibility of snow.

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