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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.
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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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48 Ratings · 23 reviews
Lee J.recommends
June 15, 2024
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Very peaceful and very clean.. showers and toilet facilities were top notch Definitely booking again very soon
Kerry L.
May 30, 2024
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Overall it was ok. Very basic campsite. Beautiful views and close to Bakewell/buxton.
Caroline B.recommends
May 26, 2024
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Van with a view.
Great site, beautiful views & clean toilets. Walking trails outside the farm & great pub food in Chelmorton. Would definitely recommend. Great value too.
Jos D.doesn't recommend
May 26, 2024
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I find it important that you post photos from your campsite so that people know what they aspect !
Laura W.recommends
May 21, 2024
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Great, basic site. Will be back!!
Beautiful views, quiet venue, basic yet clean and tidy shower and toilets. Loo roll and soap provided. Go steady down the track and a little uneven but they have tried to fill the holes. Typical farm lane. Table benches in some spots and you can pick where you go. Field isn't totally flat but it's not an issue really. Bins located at gate so easy to drop off rubbish on your way out. Great for small groups, families and even single campers. Safe feel if you are a lone camper. There was even some fire wood in a bin next to our chosen spot. Not sure this is provided or was left behind but a nice find all the same. Off the ground fires are allowed which is nice. Great simple sight if you like a bit of wild camping with a couple of home comforts. Would definitely stay again when in the area. Dog friendly, which my two loved! On lead but that's fine. They also loved it!
Jodie B.recommends
April 29, 2024
Camping pitches
Great site, beautiful view. Lovely clean facilities
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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