Rivendale lies in an elevated position in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, within walking distance of Dove Dale, Eaton and Biggin Dales – all accessible directly from site, Rivendale is unsurpassed as a centre for walking and hiking.
It is also ideal for cyclists with the Tissington Trail just 100 metres from site, linking to the High Peak Trail, Trails Triangle and Limestone Way.
On-site facilities include a luxurious under-floor heated shower and toilet buildings and a restaurant and bar. Campers can go “back to nature” in our 10-acre wildflower meadow or use the sheltered main pitching area.
We also offer Yurts and Camping Pods, some with wood-burning stoves so our clients can enjoy camping and barbecues regardless of the weather and not have to pack up a wet muddy tent. Note there are only mobile showers and toilets on the meadow.
Campfires are permitted within firepits in the camping meadow and BBQs are permitted in the main pitching area subject to observing our health and safety rules.
Also of interest is the wildlife including a superb orchid display (late June and early July) Badgers, Foxes, Crested Newts, and a huge variety of birds on-site, making the site popular with Bird-watchers.
Astronomers value the darkness to better see the stars.
The Peak District offers a diverse variety of attractions provide entertainment even if the weather is poor – Alton Towers, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Gullivers Kingdom and the other attractions at Matlock, the National Tram Museum, Arkwright’s World Heritage site in the Derwent Valley are all about a 20-30 minute drive away. Picturesque local villages within walking distance-such as Tissington and Hartington have great traditions such as Well-dressings, Morris Dancing and fine pubs. Outdoor activities such as coarse/game fishing, pony trekking, sailing, caving, climbing,pot-holing available.