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Burrs Manor Wild Camping

· Buxton, England
3 acres hosted by Annie C.
30 motorhome/tent pitches
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Nearly wild camping in the Peak District National Park, near Buxton

The Peak District is one of the best places for an outdoorsy holiday and outdoorsy types will be right at home at Burr Manor Wild Camping. As the name suggests, the site offers uncomplicated camping in the grounds of a big house. It’s a three-acre field with simple facilities and simply lovely views – a winning combination if you’re looking for a scenic place to get back to basics. Having said that, this wilderness is not as far off the beaten track as it might feel when you’re sitting round the campfire at night. There’s a pub less than a mile down the road and the spa town of Buxton is just ten minutes’ drive away.

Tents, campervans, and motorhomes are all welcome here and, however you prefer to camp, you can choose your own spot in the field. It’s all off grid and where you pitch is up to you but wherever you go you’ll have a view. The site is on the outskirts of Chelmorton, Derbyshire’s highest village, which means you can look out across the Peak District National Park. But it comes with a couple of footnotes too. The ground is not perfectly flat, it’s not mown, and manicured – and when the wind blows you’ll feel it up here. Those who will like it, though, won’t be put off by such things, after all this is nearly wild camping. And if you’re used to that, the site’s facilities (five flushing loos, two hot water showers, and a washing-up sink) will feel like luxuries.

After washing the smell of campfire smoke from your hair, you might fancy a trip into well-to-do Buxton or, in the other direction, to the Chatsworth Estate, which is only a few miles away. Alternatively, embrace your inner wild child and stick with the outdoor adventures. You might, for example, cycle the traffic-free Monsal Trail, skip across stepping stones at Chee Dale, hike across Kinder Scout, or rock climb at Stanage Edge. From here, the Peak District’s wild and not-so-wild space are all yours to explore.

Very quiet, open space. Pick where you want to pitch with amazing views. Ideally located for the Peak District! Beautiful rolling hills of Derbyshire. Close to Chelmorton Village and the Monsal Trail. A lovely quiet spot with the local pub just a 20 minute walk through the countryside. Walking or cycling, this spot has a lot to offer.
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32 Ratings · 18 reviews
Jodie B.recommends
April 29, 2024
Camping pitches
Great site, beautiful view. Lovely clean facilities
Barry G.recommends
April 21, 2024
Camping pitches
I like the simplicity and beauty of Burr’s Manor. Annie is a great host
Samuel L.doesn't recommend
April 15, 2024
Camping pitches
Was on top of a hill which had great views but very windy and ended up leaving early as was very uncomfortable. When we arrived no one greeted us and was told we had to pitch up at the top of the hill. Wouldn't recommend.
Maz A.
April 10, 2024
Camping pitches
Not a bad camp site but the toilets and showers could do with a refresh
Joe T.recommends
April 4, 2024
Camping pitches
Very good place to stay nice and quiet friendly people got stuck one of the mornings but towed out by the friendly host
Erica C.
April 2, 2024
Camping pitches
Too marshy for heavy vehicles!
Most of the problems we had were our fault. We arrived late, after dark, in a motorhome we were using for the first time. The parking space we selected was on a 30 degree angle. We had not understood that certain electrics in the vehicle wouldn’t work without electric hook up. However when we tried to move the next morning, we were stuck. And it wasn’t just us. Several other vehicles had to be pushed or towed out of the mud. The campsite manager did manage to back us up, but even then the motorhome couldn’t get traction. In fact at one point even the tractor she was using got stuck. I’m sure it is a beautiful location for rough camping, but the ground was absolutely unsuitable for heavy vehicles in spring!
Buxton, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Annie C.Joined in July 2023
From the host
If you're looking for a chilled getaway in the Peak District, Burrs Manor Wild Camping is the perfect spot. Located near Chelmorton village, it offers beautiful green fields, hills for trekking, and a traditional village pub for evening relaxation. The site is a great spot for walking and cycling. On-site, you can enjoy activities or simply relax in the peaceful countryside. If you prefer to cook your own meals, barbecues are allowed, and nearby towns like Buxton and Bakewell offer supplies. Please use Post code as SK17 9SP for directions
Nearby attractions

Burrs Manor is within the Peak District National Park so it almost goes without saying that it’s a good base from which to go walking, cycling, climbing and caving. The campsite is a short distance from the village of Chelmorton, just three miles from Chee Dale nature reserve, Blackwell Mill and the start of the traffic-free cycle route, the Monsal Trail. If you haven’t brought your bike, you can hire one so you can ride this 11-mile trail on the route of a former railway. The spa town of Buxton is just five miles from site with elegant architecture to enjoy on a meander of its streets. Poole’s Cavern, limestone caves, and the surrounding Buxton Country Park are on the outskirts of the town. In the other direction, Bakewell is eight miles away and Chatsworth House is not much further. To the north, is the Hope Valley and the are higher peaks and crags to discover like Stanage Edge, all within half an hour’s drive of site.

Food and drink

You can walk to the village pub, The Church Inn, which is less than a mile away. It’s a traditional and historic pub with a lovely setting on the village green and a good menu of pub classics – but it’s popular so it’s advisable to book in advance. Another good pub, a bit further afield, is The Royal Oak (just under five miles away). Alternatively, if you want to cater for yourselves, head to Tideswell where you’ll find the closest shops (ten minutes’ drive) or to Buxton, five miles away, where you’ll find a range of independent shops and supermarkets too. There are also lots of eateries to choose from in town. 

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