The pitches at Peak Park Caravan Site are let on a seasonal format, which commences mid March until mid November, the remaining winter months are included in the rental as winter storage, during which caravans must be vacated.
All 50 pitches are hard standing, almost level, and designed to accomodate a touring caravan with a 2.5m wide awning, with parking for 1 car. Each plot has a 10 amp hook up, metered and charged by the units used.
Our amenity block is centrally positioned on the site with free showers, vanity tops and basins and make up mirrors. There is also a dish washing room with hot water.
History of the site
Peak Park Caravan Site occupies a very interesting 6 acres of land which was once part of a very busy gritstone quarry.
Grindstones for export to the paper making industry, in America and Sweden, were its main production between 1890 and 1914, sadly now a redundant need.
In 1959 permission was granted for a caravan site to be created on this land, and from the following year it became popular with people from Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby who travelled to the Peak District for the weekend, mainly by bus and train.
A short walk from the northern end of the site stands the statue of Fair Flora, carved in Portland stone. Beguiled by her history, beauty and legend, walkers come in search, only to leave disappointed, unable to find her. Originally residing in Chatsworth Park and then moved on to Stoke Hall, but finally being positioned in Stoke Wood. But why?
The caravan park takes advantage of four distinct levels which add to the natural beauty and interest of the site as the private road takes you gradually higher.
Through natural screens of birch, oak, elm, sycamore and pine, with rhododendron and ferns providing lower cover, and a backdrop for many other plants and shrubs.
Large grindstones, from days gone by, are featured and framed by drystone walls and rockeries, which appear to have been in place for many years.
Post and rail fencing provide a feeling of safety. It's an easy and pleasant walk around all levels of the site, with the roundabout route completed by a 20 tread stone stairway.
Woodland, moorland and fields are the surrounding natural landscape, and give the perfect habitat for woodland birds and animals.