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Touring and Tent Camping FAQs

Touring and Tents - FAQs  

What size pitches do you have at your Peak District campsite?  

9 all-weather hard-standing pitches (8m x 5m) which are fully serviced with 10amp electric, grey waste drainage and fresh water supply – suitable for awning  

11 all-weather hard-standing large (7.5m x 5m) pitches with 10amp electric - suitable for awning  

23 seasonal pitches, of which 18 are fully serviced  

4 all-weather tent pitches (4m x 5m) tent pitches with 10amp electric; please note measurements include guy ropes  

Can I park my car next to my touring or tent pitch when camping near Bakewell?  

Yes, one vehicle may be parked on your touring or tent pitch at our campsites Peak District. All caravans, motorhomes, camper vans and tents are required to be pitched as recommended by our wardens for H&S purposes and to accord with the regulations in our Site License with the Peak District National Park. We have only a small visitors car park therefore we respectfully request that there is only one car per camping or touring booking. We cannot guarantee on-site parking for additional vehicles and there is only a narrow country lane with passing places and strictly no street parking leading to the site.  

What are the arrival and departure times for Longnor Wood touring and tent pitches?  

Your pitch at our campsites Peak District will be ready from 2pm on arrival day. If you require an earlier arrival, please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you, but this is strictly subject to availability. For late arrivals after 5pm, please call 07377 185355 to make the necessary arrangements. A barrier card is required for access to the site. We reserve the right to refuse access after 9pm to avoid disturbing other guests. Departure time on your last day is noon at the latest. If you require a later check-out, please enquire at Reception and we will do our best to accommodate you, but this is strictly subject to availability.  

Can I book Longnor Wood Holiday Park touring pitches all year round for my caravan holiday Derbyshire?  

If you are looking for caravan sites open all year Peak District then Longnor Wood Holiday Park is the place for you. We are an ideal campsite for an Autumn or Winter camping break. Please note we close between 3rd January and 2nd February.  We are perfect for Christmas camping, being one of the few Peak District campsites open at Christmas and over New Year.

What do you mean when you say that Longnor Wood is an adults only touring caravan site?  

Longnor Wood campsite is exclusively for adults and all guests and their visitors must be over 18 years of age, no exceptions. We reserve the right to ask guests and visitors to leave our Peak District campsite immediately if this policy is not followed.  

What does it mean by Low Noise Policy site?    

Longnor Wood touring site is proud to be a member of Tranquil Parks and has built a reputation on being a peaceful location at which to enjoy your Buxton camping trip. We do not allow music or loud noise from any device that can be heard outside of your accommodation. We ask for conversation-level noise only after 10pm. We do expect all guests to follow this policy so that everyone can relax and enjoy their time with us at Longnor Wood. Guests who do not will be asked to leave immediately. Our campsite Peak District is suitable for adults-only. We do not accept bookings for groups of more than 4 adults.  

Can I bring my dog?  

We are a dog-friendly touring site Derbyshire and allow a maximum of two well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement on our tent, caravan and motorhome pitches free of charge. No dangerous breeds. Dogs must always be kept on a short lead and must not be left unattended on our campsite near Buxton at any time even in your own accommodation as being in a new location may cause them to become distressed and a nuisance to other guests. We have a dog walk and dog exercise area on our Peak District caravan site and can also recommend several other walks suitable for dog walking in the local area. Please ask us for details. Our campsite wardens are also able to advise as to local dog friendly Peak District pubs and attractions.  

Is there public transport to Longnor Wood Caravan Park?  

Longnor Wood is located in a peaceful rural location in the Heart of the Peak District. A car is strongly advised if you are staying with us at Longnor Wood. The small village of Longnor is around a 2-mile walk across open countryside and would not be recommended after dark. The narrow roads are unlit and there are no pavements and so we would not recommend guests to walk into the village along the roads.    

The nearest train station is Buxton, a 20-minute drive from Longnor Wood.  

Having your own transport is always an advantage when camping near Buxton if you want to make the most of the beautiful Peak District countryside and visit local attractions such as Chatsworth Estate, Heights of Abraham, Buxton caverns or Haddon Hall, as well as being convenient for bringing all your camping essentials.  

Staffordshire County Council run a Moorlands Connect demand responsive bus service but this must be booked ahead by calling or using their app and at least 2 hours’ notice must be given. For more information CLICK HERE.     

Where are your nearest supermarkets?  

We stock a small selection of basic essentials and local produce in our licensed shop, located within the Reception at Longnor Wood, including milk, frozen goods, sundries, wine, beer and a selection of local ales and gin. The nearest town, Buxton, a 20-minute drive, has an Aldi, a Morrison’s and an Iceland. There is also a range of supermarkets in Bakewell and Leek. We offer newspapers to be collected from Reception, please let us know prior to 5pm the night before if you would like one.  

What is there to do on Longnor Wood Touring Caravan site?  

Our peaceful and picturesque Peak District campsite is ideally placed to explore the attractions of the Peak District National Park. We are located mid-way between the spa town of Buxton, where you can explore the famous buildings and numerous caverns, including Poole’s Cavern, and Bakewell, famous for its pudding. Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall are both a short drive and we offer discounted entrance tickets for sale at Reception.  

The Peak District is perfect for walking and cycling. As well as a selection of walks from the campsite itself we are just a short drive from most of the famous Peak District trails, including the Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail. Beautiful Dovedale is easily accessible from our site.  

Relaxing at Longnor Wood in our beautiful surroundings on our 5-star campsite Peak District may also suit. Our Longnor campsite is beautifully landscaped with lovely views and our low noise policy means you can be guaranteed peace and quiet to relax. Facilities on-site are kept deliberately low-key to maintain our peaceful environment. We have a Book Exchange in our Information Point if you fancy reading something different whilst relaxing in your caravan, camper van, tent or motorhome.  

What is the nearest pub serving food?  

The small village of Longnor is around 1.5 miles away and is accessible on foot across fields and open countryside. It would not be suitable in the dark.The pub in Longnor Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has recently re-opened and serves food. There is a fish and chip shop but you would need to check ahead for opening hours as it is not open every day.

There are an abundance of great Peak District pubs serving Peak District real ales and great food just a short drive from the campsite. Our favourites include The Pack Horse Inn (01298 83618), The Royal Oak (01298 83288), The Greyhound Inn (01298 84782), The Bulls Head (01629 812372), The Devonshire Arms (01298 84884), The Winking Man (01538 300361)  and The Charles Cotton Hotel (01298 84229).  Longnor Wood is therefore a great Peak District campsite near pubs. 

Many pubs close mid-week particularly during Winter so we would always advise phoning ahead to check and booking if it is likely to be busy. Our wardens can also help you do this, just enquire at Reception.   

Do you accept Stag/Hen Parties at Longnor?  

Sorry, we do not accept stag or hen parties at our campsites Peak District. As a low noise policy site, we have couples who book with us for some quality time at our campsite. Also, as per our terms and conditions, we don’t allow any music to be played by our guests that can be heard outside of their Longnor Wood tent or touring pitch. Maximum 4 adults per booking at our Peak District campsite.  

Is there WIFI on site?  

Yes, free high speed WIFI is available on site for all guests. We also have good 4G signal. Our wardens will try to assist with any specific issues or requests, if you are trying to book somewhere to eat or wanted some local information. We ask guests not to download large files or stream whilst staying with us out of respect to our other guests.  

Are you within walking distance to local shops?  

The small village of Longnor has a fish and chip shop and small shop and is a nice walk from the campsite across open countryside. We would not recommend walking along the road which does not have any pavements. For additional amenities guests would need to drive to either Buxton or Bakewell, both around 20 minutes’ drive from our touring caravan site Peak District.  

Can I use my own BBQ?  

Yes, you can bring and use your own gas, charcoal or disposable BBQ, however these must be used safely and not placed on the grass or any wooden surface. Please also ensure that it is well away from your tent or awning. Never take BBQs into your accommodation (including tents, caravans and awnings). A warm BBQ gives off poisonous carbon monoxide which can kill. Own fire pits, the use of BBQs as firepits, or open fires are not allowed. We do have fire pits available to hire from Reception.