I would like to make a special mention to the site warden Mick as he was absolutely brilliant. He always had a smile on his face and he was just so helpful and friendly with nothing being too much trouble for him. He deserves a review of 10/10 just for him.
The pitch we had was in the electric hook-up section and not the camping field. It was flat, peaceful and perfect. The toilets/showers and washing up area were a bit of a treck but nothing we couldn't handle. There are cold water taps on the site within easy reach and free hairdryers in the toilets as well.
We drove to Edale, which isn't far had a walk around this beautiful village and then stopped at a lovely pub called the Old Nag's Head for a drink and a game of pool.
We also went for a bike ride down the lanes from the campsite and stopped at the social club at the bottom of the lane. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly.
There is a Tesco nearby (car required) if you run out of anything or you want to stock up on booze and food for a cosy night around the camp fire.
I have never left a review before and didn't really know what to say, however the customer service we received here was second to none and totally deserved a mention.
We went to this site, there was quite a large group and we did book it. We were approx 8 families and we had a great time. Really friendly and although not always necessary there were showers. Both toilets and shower were clean and the kids loved it! We all had a nice time. We respected the country side and the other people camping, and so did everyone else there. Thank you
Firstly, the toilets were nice and clean, and had free hairdryers! My wife was thrilled! The showers were clean and functional with plenty of hot water. The older toilet block had just been refurbished and was lovely inside with a cubicle for privacy if you wanted a strip wash instead of a shower. Maureen, (the site owner) was pleasant and helpful.
Our small car was was loaded to the gunnels with 2 adults, 2 kids and all the camping gear but coped very well with the road! And its worth it because when you get there, the views are second to none and because it's a dead end, the only traffic you meet is what is going to the site.
There was a nice relaxed atmosphere about the place which seemed to affect the kids - never seen them have so much fun without their gadgets etc. The lack of a play area didn't bother them at all. There was plenty of room in the field for them to run around and make their own fun.
All in all, a lovely peaceful country site with fantastic views. We will definitely return.
Used to go camping with OH before we had kids, but never since. Found ace site that you could HIRE a tent from, so thought we'd have a go at family camping. 3 kids now aged 8, 5 and 3. Hired a Vango Nile 800 - MONSTER tent with 4 bedrooms! Decided to go to a campsite close to home, so could 'abandon ship' if it was a disaster. Live in South Manchester. First choice campsite was Hayfield, but with kids hols it was chocca. Closest to home is Elm Beds at Higher Poynton - we stuck our noses in and could probably have squeezed on, but it was a bit crowded for our liking. (might try it on another occasion though) So. Next closest was Ringstones at Furness Vale. No site office, just ring site owner (Maureen) on number on noticeboard and get go-ahead (tbh I'm sure you could just pitch up without even phoning). Seemed to be mostly static caravans: don't remember seeing any tourers/motorhomes (I wouldn't fancy towing a caravan up the steep/narrow/bumpy road to the site) The field was completely EMPTY when we arrived at 6pm-ish on Friday evening, so we chose a slightly flatter bit near the top of the field, with awesome views over the valley to Chinley Churn. Spent ages putting the tent up (but were in no hurry). Toilet/showers/washing-up were down at the bottom of the site, so a short walk down/up hill each time (but good exercise, and we weren't in a hurry) They were clean, functional enough and plenty of hot water, so no complaints there. As it was, we just slobbed around for 2 days relaxing and staring at the scenery :o)
It's a great area for walking - although we prefer running - and I did a great 2 hour jog through the hills over to Lyme Park and back. Although it's not far to walk back down to Furness Vale, there's not much there - mostly pubs and take-aways. Best bet for shops is Whaley Bridge which is 10mins by car. Someone told us about a path from the site that leads straight down to Whaley Bridge - maybe we'll try that next time! Maureen came round in the morning to collect money she was very friendly/helpful/relaxed.
One other party came onto the field on the Saturday (and the flat/manicured pitching area filled up), making a grand total of 4 tents on big field on a weekend in school hols - result!
Overall, a surprisingly nice site within 30min drive from our house, that we never even knew existed before! Would definitely go back for a relaxing weekend, and actually not a bad base for a week exploring this corner of the Peak District.
We loved this site!
A very quiet site, up an extremely bumpy lane. The tent field was on a bit of a slope but was not too much of a problem. The worry of getting the car stuck in the muddy field only heightened the sense of excitement!
There are unique, higgeldy piggeldy static caravans to wander through on your way to the basic toilet block, along with very friendly residents.
Loads to see and do in the surrounding area. We happily stumbled across a beer festival at the Dog and Partridge pub in Whaley Bridge, where the food they served was superb.
Our young children didn't care at all about the lack of a play area etc.
We will definitely return!
This is the second time we've stayed at this site. After the first time in the Spring of 2006, we were determined to come back.
Lovely peaceful and friendly site with good clean toilets and free showers. Arrival without booking was a bit confusing, but a quick 'phone call to the number on the notice board by the entrance, and we were in! The local pubs are really friendly, there's the Soldier in the main high street and the Crossings by the station. Both pubs offer a full menu and the prices are reasonable. Good rail links to Manchester, Sheffield and the Dales make this one of our favourite campsites in Britain.