Co-ordinates: 53°14’44.2″N 1°48’43.5″W
Address: Beech Croft Farm, Blackwell, Taddington, SK17 9TQ
Good for visiting: Buxton, Bakewell, Tideswell, Dales, Various walks and trails (Monsal, Tissington, High Peaks, Pennine Way…)
Phone: 01298 85330 / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://beechcroftfarm.co.uk/
Date Visited: 8th August – 13th August 2020
Questions:- (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)
What are the pitches like?
Hard-standings with grass to the side (on some). Good sized pitches. Easy to level up. There are a couple of extra- large pitches. One of these was ‘reserved’ for us (pitches are reserved – you pick from what’s available on arrival), but we didn’t need it as all pitches were plenty big enough
Is there water on each pitch?
Yes. As well as a TV aerial point (you’ll need it if you want to watch TV..!)
What is the electric like?
Excellent, absolutely no problems
Yes – at the top of the site, easy to access
What’s the site access like?
Good access from the main road (A6) onto the lane. Clear signage at the entrance. Pick a pitch and then check-in at reception
What are the Sanitary facilities like?
1 facilities block. Just a couple of years old and very well designed and maintained.
Toilets: Very good. Several cubicles in both ladies & gents (+ urinals in the gents). Also a unisex area with 3 individual showers, 2 individual wash cubicles and 1 individual toilet. When cleaning is in progress there is always a toilet or shower available for use
Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful Showers: 2 showers in both the ladies and gents.
What other facilities are there?
Bins (several separate clusters – emptied at least once a day) and CWD x 2
Dishwashing area – 4 sinks (with perspex screens to allow all to be used)
Reception area with nice little shop
Laundry (£4 washing machine/ £1 drier)
Good play area separate from the pitches, including play equipment
Dog exercise area / Dog washing point / dog parking outside the toilets
Owners & staff (very pleasant, visible and helpful)
Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?
Yes, free wi-fi. However, don’t visit the dales if you desperately need the internet…. At times we had internet, other times we didn’t… In the end we gave up!!
How much is it?
We paid £26 per night including electric – remember this is in July.
What’s the area like?
Wonderful!! So many walks and so many attractions in the area. Transport would be helpful – although there is a bus-stop within 5 minutes of the site on the main road
In a heartbeat! We definitely will 🙂
The friendly welcome
The cheap pamphlets available with detailed instructions for walks (we managed to not get lost for once!)
The facilities & the pitches
Facilities are cleaned several times a day
Visiting stone-baked pizza takeaways on Saturdays and Thursdays
The camping cabin, containing information and a microwave and coffee machine
We didn’t like so much:-
Only negative is the phone and wi-fi reception (which is not the fault of the site tbf)
We headed south to Burford in the Cotswolds
Walking and Cycling in the Derbyshire Dales