From the campsite's website:
If you're planning a camping holiday in the Peak District, our Club Site near Ashbourne is the perfect base from which to explore the area. Known locally as the gateway to Dovedale, this lovely campsite has 70 pitches spread over three fields, two of which offer hardstanding pitches and a third with grass pitches. The facilities are of a high standard and include hot showers, a washing up area and laundry.
We visited the Ashbourne Camping and Caravanning Club campsite at the end of October, just before it closed for the season.
Although it's called the Ashbourne campsite, it's actually a few miles outside the town of Ashbourne, and not a long drive from Carsington Water, where we had a really good walk and Sunday Lunch in Carsington Village.
The campsite isn't a massive site, and has a few fields, and children's play area (including a ball games area), and a nature trail and dog walk.
A nice touch was the fresh coffees available at the site on Sunday mornings.
Tissington Trail, which runs from Ashbourne, is a family friendly traffic free cycle route. However, having seen how busy the road is outside the campsite, I recommend you transport your bikes to Ashbourne in your car rather than cycle your children down the road. You can of course hire bikes at Tissington Trail.
There's also bike hire and a cycle route around Carsington Water. I just love these signs on the cycle path!
Electric Hook-upsThere are both hardstanding and grass pitches with electric hook-ups.
The Ashbourne campsite is open from the end of March or start of April, until the start of November.
On The Map
If you are towing or bringing a motorhome, make sure you download the directions from the Club's website.
Ashbourne Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Belper Road (A517), Hulland Ward, Nr Ashbourne