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  1. W18BLA

    W18BLA Funster

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    We are looking at going to RivenDale Derbyshire Peak District for end of next week aslong as our little one is better.

    http://www.rivendalecaravanpark.co.uk/

    Looks a great site in interesting surroundings..

    Craig.
     
  2. Munchie

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    Yep went some years ago in a continental tent. Site is fine but expensive now IMHO. :BigGrin:
     
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    Haven't stayed at that site but I have taken my family to that area for a holiday...It was beautiful...well worth it if you enjoy scenery and walking...

    The minimal lighting sounds good to me as well as I enjoy looking upwards at night.

    Was doing it here at Delph Bank last night (but wont be tonight as its chucking it down with rain)
     
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    It's mighty cold, bring warm cloths.

    Personally I prefer the Peaks round Castleton/Hathersage. More touristy things to see, like caves, dams ( including the Dam Busters practice route ).

    But not far from Ashbourne, Matlock Bath has good attractions and a cable car.
     
  5. TheTwoOfUs

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    We were there two weeks ago. The site is OK but apart from the toilet/shower block and cafe none of the facilities were open. The bar restaurant was closed, the spa is'nt built yet and the hot tubs were still being renovated. Having said that the staff were very helpful and the surrounding area is superb. If you are going in half term, they may well open up the bar. The worst part of our trip was that the weather was a bit inclement and with all the quarry traffic in the surrounding areas, the roads were absolutely filthy, as was the van.
    As Brian said, Ashbourne is just down the road, Buxton is just up the road and Matlock/Matlock bath is'nt far away either. Plus you should pay a visit to Carsington water where there is a good tea room and cafe and a 7km cycle and walking path round the reservoir plus many water sport activities. There is a very good CC site adjacent to Carsington.
     
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    We spent a few days at Rivendale a year or so ago. A nice site with good facilities, good walking and cycling nearby. A bit of a way from the nearest shops and pubs, however the on-site bar and restaurant was very good if a little expensive.

    Brisey
     
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    Rivendale

    We spent 2 nights at Rivendale last year after the NEC,we thought it was a good site for walks and cycling.
    The pitches were all hard standing- which was good in the winter.
    An extra bonus for us was that they take Camping Cheques that we always buy with our ferry bookings with the CClub
    We would certainly use it again
    Sue
     
  9. W18BLA

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    Booked it and staying Thur,Fri,Sat and leave sunday next week thanks all...
     
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    We stay there one or two times a year it is not far from us and makes for a good weekend away. The trail is only across the road for miles of cycling or walking . Ok it is a good way to a supermarket . With regard to local pubs the one in Bigin ( wellington ) is not far and if you go right on the trail you come to the Oak which is on the side of the trail great food in there also they have a camp site but only for tents. Pub in the peak I think is their web site. The wellington also has a camp site and they do take vans and motorhomes .


    Regards


    Lampie
     
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