Any recommendations for the Peak District?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We are driving up from norfolk for a week with the dog to see if he is any happier in the van than last time.
    Does anyone have any favourite Peak campsites or overnight stops? The idea is for good walks and places we can let him off the lead. (He's a springer/pointer)
    Also stops en route from norfolk would be appreciated. We'll probably look at the Brit Stops book again.
     
  2. NickNic

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    Castleton just to the South of Ladybower Reservoir.

    There are great walks around the area and the small village has about 10 pubs.

    There's a lovely little C&CC CS called Fields Farm that I can recommend.

    There's also a club site owned by the other lot but I can't in all good conscience recommend that.


    Don't know where in Norfolk you are but it's about 4 hours from Norwich so wouldn't really need a stop over unless you desperately wanted to.
     
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    Buxton CC site is lovely and a great walk through the woods into town.
    The CC site at Castleton is really nice as well and close to the village.
     
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  4. Jac Sprat

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    Yes we are in norwich.
    I'll have a look at those.
     
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    Did you get a new bed or igloo for your dog? I hope he travels better. It is such a worry when they don't travel well.
     
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    Hi Allan and Loren
    - no it's not travel problems - it's us leaving the van even for a short time and non stop crying howling barking that sounds like he's being murdered and is upsetting for other campers.
    He's had separation anxieties all his life (he's 4) and last time we felt like prisoners in the van. We now have a frozen meat filled kong strategy that we hope will allow us to have short trips away. It works at home for about two - four hours. We have been giving him dinner in the van on our drive for a few days now and yesterday I was able to close the door with him inside eating so that is progress. Our last two day trip with him was at the same time we'd just moved house (to buy the van!) so maybe he was particularly unsettled and now will be calmer after three months in our new house.
    We most likely won't be able to take long trips with him but luckily my daughter lives in our house and is happy to have him but we wanted to give her a break as she can never have nights away and being a student she'd like to.
    Apart from that he is a perfect companion in every way and we'd love to have him , we'd walk more and he'd be a good guard dog too but sadly it looks like it's not to be. We'll see how we get on in the Peaks next week.
     
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    Another (y) for Castleton
     
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    Hi.
    There is a site up at Newhaven, (just off the Ashbourne/Buxton road,sign posted Longcliffe/Cromford ?) This gives access to the old railway line trails and you can WALK forever in several directions,skirting around old quarries and surrounded by super scenery. Look on a map,or Google it If it is in the right place,i can get more info from a mate in Ashbourne .
    There is another near the "Bull in't Thorn ?" pub,Nearer Buxton,but you may get road noise and if there is no access to the trails,the main road is not for walking on.....
    That area of Derbyshire,is second only to Yorkshire. Enjoy.
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  9. Jac Sprat

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    Brilliant I am so excited!
     
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    Hi @Jac Sprat
    I really hope he settles for you. We take our dogs and they love it. Tilly isn't great at travelling so I got her an igloo that sits behind our seat and she feels secure now so travels well. Both bark when we leave them in the van but we've stopped out of sight and listened and they stop after a couple of minutes and settle down.
     
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    Stayed here last week and last year - very nice site and lots of good doggy walks (and good dog friendly pubs within walking distance.
    You can also get senior citizens discount (sorry, no offence, haven't a clue how old you are, just thought I'd mention it). :)

    www.lanesidecaravanpark.co.uk
     
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    Chatsworth Park site is in a splendid location. Never been, just driven past.
     
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    I dont know about Dog igloo
    Must research that
    Thanks
     
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    Castleton gets my vote.
     
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    Another vote for CC site at Castleton(y)
     
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    It's funny that so many people seem to love the Castleton CC site. Our experience the one and only time we stayed there was the main reason I cancelled my CC membership. (n)

    It was also the site of the funniest episode of tugger watching I've ever had. :D
     
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    Are you confusing Casterton with Castleton Nick?
     
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    No I'm not.

    Sorry, I got autocorrected :LOL::LOL::LOL: I don't even know where Casterton is.


    We found Fields Farm CS though which is a thousand times nicer than the CC site so it's all good (y)
     
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    Another one for Castleton but we usually stay on the cc site. Great walking - however there are sheep usually wandering around, not sure if your dog is ok?

    Not the Peak District but the CC Clumber Park site offers plenty of walking and is a beautiful setting, just off the A1.

    Hope your dog settles - always a conern.
     
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    They are sometimes called cosy beds too. We got ours at pets at home
     
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