How do you camp in the Peak District?

Hipcamp staff
A scenic view of Peak District National Park

To camp in the Peak District, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a campsite: You can find various campsites in and around the Peak District, including private campsites, caravan parks, and National Trust campsites. Select a campsite that suits your preferences and budget.
  2. Make a reservation: Once you have chosen a campsite, check its availability and book your stay in advance. This can be done online or by phone. Keep in mind that some campsites may require a deposit.
  3. Prepare your gear: Pack your camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, food, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Don't forget a map and a compass or GPS if you plan to hike or explore the area.
  4. Follow local rules and regulations: Familiarize yourself with the campsite's rules and regulations, as well as any specific guidelines for the Peak District. This may include restrictions on campfires, noise levels, and waste disposal.
  5. Leave No Trace: Practice the Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. Dispose of waste properly, respect wildlife, and leave the area as you found it.
  6. Enjoy your stay: Take advantage of the beautiful scenery, walking and hiking trails, and other outdoor activities that the Peak District has to offer. Make sure to respect other campers and the natural environment during your stay.

Remember that wild camping is not permitted in the Peak District, so always choose a designated campsite for your stay.