The Derbyshire area of England is one of the most beautiful and engaging. Camping and hiking there can be a treat at any time of the year. One of the most charming villages is Tansley, and it’s a fine place to take a tent, or motorhome to as you can spend several nights at the Packhorse Farm Campsite.
The secluded and peaceful family campground lies among some of Derbyshire’s most wonderful scenery and you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of Riber Castle from it. The ground is just a half mile away from Tansley and about 2.5 miles from the town of Matlock. Packhorse makes an excellent base to explore the Peak District from. It’s also only about a 20-minute drive from Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House.
You’ll be able to find horseback riding, tennis, golf, an indoor swimming pool, and cycling paths nearby and if you don’t feel like cooking your dinner under the stars, you can head into Tansley as there are two public houses there as well as a post office and shop.
The campground itself sits on 50 acres of well-maintained and level land and there’s room for a maximum of 50 tents. Some of the pitches come with electric hook-ups. There’s also a heated block of washrooms, hand driers, hair driers, hot and cold running water, and hot showers.
One of the most popular trails is Cuckoostone walk which stretches 3.5 miles from the farm. For cyclists, you’ll find the High Peak Cycling Trail. Other local points of interest include Matlock Bath, Hall Leys Park in Matlock, Carsington Water Reservoir, and Caudwell’s Mill.
Dogs are permitted at Packhorse farm and there’s also a chemical disposal on site. The area is filled with many places of natural beauty and the best way to explore it is from the campground.