Bank House Farm

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Hartington

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Riversidecamping in the heart of the Peak District with en-suite village pub and shop

Cycling and walking trails abound around these parts, and after a hard day’s pedalling or rambling, sometimes you just want to sit and relax. Which is where Bank House Farm comes in – a pretty near-perfect spot for camping. Its riverside pitches are just the ticket for resting weary legs and simply admiring the views over the Manifold Valley and distant hills. And if the thought of even a short walk to the nearest pub or shop makes your heart sink, no problem! The village pub is just across the road for a quick pint or something more substantial, and the village shop is right next door. Here you can stock up for your campfire cooking or enjoy a refreshing cuppa.

In the heart of the Peak District, and in the middle of the pretty hamlet of Hulme End, the River Manifold winds its way around the campsite, forming the main attraction for kids who are camping here. Rope swings are slung from tree branches and there’s even a tiny beach along the river’s banks. The main camping field is near the farmhouse (and the main facilities) and there are pitches set along the riverbank and in the adjacent fields. A second field runs on a freestyle or pitch-where-you-like basis and is where owner Wayne, who recently took over the site with his wife Alexa, directs larger groups.

The nine-mile Manifold Valley cycle and walking trail starts just 200 yards from the site and follows the old route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light railway to the village of Waterhouses. And you can join the Tissington Trail, which runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, two miles away in Hartington.

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Facilities

Campfires allowed – as long as they are off the ground in a fire pit or similar container. Two camping fields provide around 70 pitches, some with electric hook-ups and lots by the river bank. You can fish from the site for £5 per day. The toilets and (free) showers are well-maintained and kept clean and there are two washing up sinks and a drainer – the second field is a short walk from these. 

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs, groups (in the second camping field) and large groups (by arrangement only) – yes. Young, unaccompanied groups – no.

Nearby

Thor’s Cave (near Wetton) is a former home to stone-age dwellers and at around 250ft above the valley, has magnificent views over the surrounding area. For more adventurous climbers, The Roaches rocks also have stunning views.

Food & Drink

The Manifold Inn (01298 84537) is just across the road and has a more interesting menu than the average pub; plus there are two good pubs in Hartington, both serving food – the Charles Cotton Hotel (01298 84229) and the Devonshire Arms (01298 84232). Also in Hartington, the Old Cheese Shop (01298 84935) sells more than 70 types of cheese.

Opening Times

March - October. 

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Location

Contact Bank House Farm, Mill Lane, Hulme End, nr Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0EX

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Getting There

From Ashbourne take the A515 towards Buxton, pass through the village of Newhaven and take the next left onto the B5054. Continue through Hartington to Hulme End and the campsite is on the right opposite the Manifold Inn. 

Bus 442 from Buxton to Ashbourne stops in Hulme End.

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