Castleton , Hope Valley Weather update, site review

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  1. Drexxer

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    Hi,

    Due to a change of plans, France has now been postponed for New Year, so we are now looking at alternatives and are considering the Peak District.

    One that appeals to us is Castleton Caravan Club site, we would like to know if any of you Funsters are in the area for a weather update and also for site feedback if any others have stayed there.

    Andy
     
  2. Manic

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    We've stayed there a few times, 2 weeks last January , nice site with plenty of walking nearby, good facilities and a drying room for wet kit, nice local dog friendly pubs. We will probably end up there again in 2015, also mid week discount after 5th Jan. Sorry no help with weather.
     
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    Has anybody told the French???
     
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    The site is great and the village is lovely. We stayed overnight in the summer just to break up a journey home and it's definitely on the list to go back to. I don't think I've ever seen a village with so many pubs.
    The weather up there is what it is at this time of year. It will be cold.
     
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    Shame about France Andy. Don't know the site your talking about or the weather so can't comment, but good to see your getting out and about in your new van. (y)
     
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    Clear blue sky, lots of ice, bitterly cold, we are about 20 miles away.

    Probably great if you are hardy walkers.
     
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    Thank you for the reply's

    Yes we are both gutted, the people we were going to visit are no longer going so that scuppers our plans somewhat!, never mind we have another 2 French trips planned for this next year.

    It might also be a bit more sensible to get used to the van a little more local rather than embarking on another expedition:xdoh: , plus we used to frequent the area years ago thou I doubt much has changed:xThumb:, we have never been to the CC site there

    Andy
     
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    Anyone have a link/address for this site in Castleton please ?
    Edit : Have found it thx ;)
     
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    We're here at Castleton cc site. Been here an hour or so. Roads ok on way in (from Chesterfield) a few cars abandoned. Plenty of spaces on site apparently some have cancelled. See you later!!!
     
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    We were there in Dec - great walking direct from site, if the snow isn't too bad. (A couple of pics in my media if you are interested, overlooking the site) wardens are lovely, all hardstanding highly recommend:xThumb:
     
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    Nice site, short walk into Castleton and good eating pubs - favourite of ours is The George.
     
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    We liked that too - did you try The Nags Head? Didn't realise till too late they accept dogs in the bar.
     
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    We ate there. Good food and as you say dogs are welcome.
     
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    Cheers, we'll try it next time :xThumb:
     
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    The pick n mix sausage and mash looks interesting. Neither of us had it when we were there but I think it's going to be worth a go next time :xThumb:
     
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    That lit Les's eyes up....:xlaugh: What is it, different sausages with mash or different mash?
     
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    1. Choose your sausages
    2. Choose your mash
    3. Choose your gravy

    Have a look here On the right hand side of the menu.
     
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    Cheers m'dear for this, worth a try as you say :)
     
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    We always enjoy a meal at the Swiss Cottage which is on the RH side so you get into Castleton.
     
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    Yes Debs, have had a breakfast there some time ago.
     
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