Site spotlight – Peak District 2023
There are certain spots around the UK that have strong memories for all of us. Childhood holidays, visiting family or supporting a team – they all conjure up an image of a destination in our minds.
One of the most special and frequently visited area for me was the Peak District. A best friend’s parents moved there when I was 8 and school holidays would often be spent travelling by train to visit. I loved exploring the dales, roaming around the Chatsworth estate and of course enjoying the odd Bakewell tart 😊 I hope you enjoy our site spotlight – Peak District 2023.
It is now when I get asked for GlamperRV route suggestions, especially for those looking for a weekend break, that I love to recommend this stunning area. Like so many, it is only a few hours from our Buckinghamshire base.
A customer recently took our advice and enjoyed a great weekend in the region (it’s not the first time we have focused on this area). They stayed at Beech Croft Farm and highly recommended what they called a super organized site complete with its own little coffee shop on this working farm.
This site is ideal for walkers and cyclists alike with the Pennine Bridleway running right by the site entrance. The hugely popular Monsal Trail, a traffic free route through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales, is less than a mile away and can be accessed from the Pennine Bridleway. The Monsal trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles and finishes in Bakewell. For those exploring on foot there is a return bus from Bakewell making it a great day out.
There are an array of excellent restaurants in the area. Having consulted my friend’s parents, the latest, most talked about is the Michelin rated Lovage in Bakewell. We always enjoy some good eateries on a GlamperRV adventure and find the local taxi service comes in very handy.
A couple more recommendations from a previous site spotlight for exploring the region include:
A visit to Chatsworth House and surrounding park is a must – consider alternative overnight stops at either Chatsworth Park or if you fancy a pub stopver then The Wheatsheaf in Baslow is within walking distance.
Here is a handy guide which provides a comprehensive read of What to do in the Peak District.