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One of the best camping sites in the Peak District: Explore the Bull I' Th' Thorn Campsite

Experience and enjoy some wonderful family-friendly camping at Bull I' Th' Thorn Campsite in the Peak District National Park.

Looking for a peaceful Peak District camping trip that combines nature and modern comforts? This family-friendly retreat is perfect for you.

Picture waking up to fresh morning air, with stunning views that invite you to start an exciting day.

This Peak District camp site lies towards the southwestern end of the Peak District National Park, close to the villages of Flagg, Monyash, and Hurdlow. It is a short drive from the market towns of Buxton, Bakewell, and Ashbourne. It offers a mix of peaceful nature and nearby town facilities.

For the explorers among us, the campsite's proximity to the Tissington and High Peak Trails is a treat. These trails are for everyone, whether you like cycling or walking. They have options for both experienced riders and those who prefer a more relaxed pace. The scenery comes alive as you pedal or walk, giving you a real Peak District experience that you won't forget.

Pitch-Perfect Comfort for Every Camper

The heart of any campsite lies in its pitches, and Bull I' Th' Thorn delivers on this front which is why it's one of the best campsites in the Peak District. The campsite has 32 grass pitches, 10 with electrical hook up, to meet your family's needs. These pitches are big, measuring 9m x 12m. You can set up camp, relax, and play catch without feeling crowded.

The Bull I' Th' Thorn also offers four pre-pitched bell tents. These tents are perfect for those who want to enjoy a camping trip to the Peak District but without the hassle of pitching a tent.

These pre-pitched tents are a haven of relaxation, accommodating up to four people along with your furry companions. Say goodbye to the trials of tent assembly and instead revel in the simplicity of your canvas haven.

These bell tents have a fire pit and picnic bench. They are a peaceful place to relax, look at the stars, and make special memories.


Modern Amenities for a Seamless Stay

Venturing into the great outdoors doesn't mean sacrificing the conveniences of modern life. Bull I' Th' Thorn Campsite is well-equipped to cater to your comfort. Impeccably maintained shower rooms complete with toilets ensure that you can refresh and recharge after a day of exploration. Dedicated washing-up facilities alleviate the post-meal cleanup blues, leaving you with more time to enjoy the serenity around you.

Dehydration is a thing of the past, thanks to the three conveniently located drinking water stations scattered across the campsite. Quench your thirst and stay hydrated as you bask in the beauty of your natural surroundings. Don't worry if you forgot something for camping. The shop at the site has everything you need, like gear and snacks.


Food at The Bull I Th Thorn Inn

The Bull I' Th' Thorn campsite has a pub and pizzeria where you can enjoy tasty food while camping. It's a great place to have a fun camping experience.

The traditional Peak District pub has a cosy atmosphere with low beamed ceilings, snug rooms and features a roaring open fire. The bar provides local beer and wine as well as a great range of beer on tap. Warm and friendly staff guarantees that you feel completely at ease.

The Bull I' Th' Thorn is one of the highest pubs in the Peak District and offers far-reaching views from the beer garden and camping fields. The beer garden is a lovely place to enjoy your drinks if the weather is good.

The pub also has a modern pizzeria where the pizza chef, makes hand-stretched artisan pizzas from our dedicated pizza kitchen.

From classic Margherita to gourmet combinations and options to build your own pizza. We promise that every slice has delicious flavors that everyone in the family will enjoy.

So relax in a comfortable booth, watch TV, get a drink from the bar, and wait for your made-to-order pizzas.

This combination of traditional cosy pub and modern pizzeria means that the Bull I Th Thorn can cater for all kinds of visitors and is arguably one of the best pubs in the Peak District

From campers who are looking for a place to camp in the Peak District, to families who want to celebrate a special occasion with some excellent food. Walkers, hikers, and cyclists are welcome and the pub is dog friendly too.


Local Treasures: Exploring the Peak District's Gems

Beyond the Bull I Th Thorn camping boundaries, a world of exploration beckons. Here are some top-notch recommendations to make the most of your Peak District adventure:

  • Explore the High Peak Trail by hiking or biking. It used to be a railway line and now offers beautiful views and calm paths. For those seeking variety, the Tissington Trail branches off, leading you to Ashbourne and beyond.
  • Tagg Lane Dairy: A short drive away lies Tagg Lane Dairy, a haven of Jersey milk-inspired gelato. Indulge in creamy flavors that reflect the essence of the local dairy scene and savor every spoonful.
  • Explore Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park to see stunning stalactites and stalagmites in an enchanting underground cave. Following your subterranean journey, take a leisurely stroll through Buxton Country Park and let nature's tranquility envelop you.
  • Visit Chatsworth House, a grand stately home with lavish interiors and captivating art collections, for an immersive experience in grandeur. The meticulously landscaped gardens invite leisurely walks and moments of reflection.
  • Buxton Opera House: Imbue your camping adventure with culture by attending a performance at the renowned Buxton Opera House. Marvel at the architecture and experience the magic of live performances within its historic walls.
  • The Royal Oak at Hurdlow: Our sister venue and a great spot for more excellent pub dining. Situated just off the High Peak Trail it's the perfect end (or start!) to a day of cycling or walking on the High Peak Trail.

Published on August 7, 2023 in About camping