I love camping in Derbyshire, it’s so accessible for all the family and you’re never far from anywhere. I stayed in some of the best campsites in Derbyshire and have advice on wild camping in derbyshire
Hi my name is Adrian (this is me at the top of Mam Tor) Thanks for visiting my web site.
I've been hiking and camping in the Dark Peak area for many years and also work as a Hill and Mooreland leader - so if you're ever looking for a guide for your party let me know.
Advertise your camp site here for as little as £50 per year
For me, camping up in the hills is one of life’s must do essential experiences.
When out hiking you pass lots of pubs with rooms, hotels, youth hostels and camp sites. Campsites are great. You get flushing toilets, hot showers, usually a shop to buy supplies and very often just down the road from a traditional country pub.
My early morning view on a very wild camp in the Peak District
They’re convenient and friendly but it’s not really Roughin It In The Peaks.
When out with my children, I don’t mind other
families having a game of rounders near our tent, or the next door tent’s dog yapping
and dribbling over the burgers we’ve just cooked, or the midnight stumbling of
a weak bladder catching every guy rope on the way to the nearest tree or even
the cavernous snoring tent dweller next door.
But it’s not Roughin It In The Peaks under the stars on a soul searching solo trip back to nature is it? No campsites, no people, no problems.
However the law says…
….There is no provision under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act for camping on open access land. If you wish to wild camp in the Peak District National Park you must first obtain permission from the landowner before camping, otherwise you will be committing a trespass.
The Peak District National Park Authority does not allow wild camping on its own land.
And of course it's the idiots that force these bans in the first place. If you going to camp in the wild, as many responsable hikers (including me do) there here are some rules:
Accidental summer fires are potentially the single biggest threat to the fragile ecosystem of the Peak District moors. Since 1976 there have been over 350 reported incidents of 'wildfires' of which the majority are commonly started by arson, discarded cigarettes, barbeques and campfires.
Arrive late and leave early: Plan to arrive at your chosen location as it’s going dark and be packed up and away by the time other walkers are out and about.
If you need to dig a hole, carry a small folding shovel and biodegradable toilet paper (remove the tube to pack down smaller).
Finally... Show local residents and wildlife the respect they deserve….And have fun!
Just remember go prepared as the Peak district can get a bit sporty!
Thanks for visiting my camping in Derbyshire page