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COVID and our Facilites

All our facilities are fully open for guests to use.


The Sheep Dip: Our purpose built heated facilities block is open! It includes free hot showers, pot washing, loos and disabled access facilities, there’s also a freezer for ice packs.


Our calendar for 2021 is open and we are taking bookings. Minimum night stays apply during popular periods, this can mean 3 night weekends, 4 night bank holidays and 5 night summer holiday weekend bookings and 3 nights midweek. Shorter stays may be possible nearer the time as we fill gaps between bookings which will be added to our booking system for you to see.

- We have our own booking portal! Where possible is would be great if you could book via this method rather than through a third party site.

2021 and Covid

Thank you for your interest in booking to stay with us in 2021.

During this difficult time for businesses and holiday makers we’ve had many questions regarding what will happen under various circumstances. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions below which will hopefully answer any questions you may have.

We've had alot of emails regarding availability, below is our latest pitch by pitch availabiliy. Feel free to scroll through and book yourself in. Please remember that if your dates include a weekend night you need to select a minumum of 5 nights in July and August and 3 nights every other time. Midweek its 3 and 2 nights unless it is a 1 or 2 night gap between bookings then this is reduced.

Hello and welcome to Dale Farm. We are a small, rural camp site and working farm in Great Longstone, Derbyshire.

Dale Farm is right in the heart of the wonderful Peak District countryside, less than a mile away from Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail and a few miles from Bakewell and Chatsworth House, we are ideally situated for a visit to experience what the area has to offer.

Whether you are interested in walking, rambling, mountain biking, climbing, cycling, landscape photography, stargazing or sightseeing and shopping, it is all right on our doorstep.

We have pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes, trailer tents and small/medium caravans. We also rent out bell tents for 2-4 people which are fully kitted out so you can camp in style whilst only having to bring minimal camping gear.

Our farm shop sells all our own beef, hogget and pork. Cakes, cards and eggs from our friends down the road. We also have fire wood, kindling, fire lighters etc.

PLEASE NOTE: we must emphasise that we are strictly a quiet and peaceful camp site where no music is allowed and groups are discouraged due to their tendency to make too much noise.

We enforce a rule of a quiet site between the hours of 10pm and 7am, where car movement is prohibited during these hours and we ask that campers respectfully keep their voices at a low level so as not to disturb those wishing to have an early night to make the most of the surroundings the following morning.

We have created a camp site in a beautiful peaceful location for people to enjoy and respect these surroundings. This is not a party site or a place to stay up late and get drunk. If you are wanting to do this then please do not book here. We reserve the right to cancel any booking and refuse entry to any one we feel is likely to break these rules and disturb the peace.


The quickest and easiest way to book with us is via our online booking portals below. Please note if no availability appears it may be that you have not selected enough nights.

All pitches

Secluded bell tent (now includes electric)

Comfort bell tent (with stove and electric)

For any other enquiries you can contact us via email:
or by telephone on 0333 050 3440

If you would like to find us our address is: Dale Farm, Moor Road, Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1UA



Do I need to bring my common sense?
Yes this is essential as too is a sense of humour.

Noise and other rules for the comfort of others

Can we play music?
We are a quiet site so amplified music is not permitted at any time, accoustic music is allowed between 7am and 10pm provided it is relaxing and played well :)
What are your quiet hours?
We ask our guests to be extra quiet between 10pm-7am. During this time no vehicle movement is permitted.
Do you allow dogs?
Yes dogs are allowed, providing they are kept on a lead at all times. Dogs must be well-behaved (ie. not too much barking) and suitable to a farm environment where there are sheep, horses and cows in nearby fields.

Fires, BBQs and things to burn

Can I have a fire?
Fires are allowed, but there are strict conditions. Fires must be in a fire pit, raised off the ground by legs at least 40cm long. Do not take wood from around the farm or surrounding area. Anyone found to have scorched/killed the grass will be fined.
Do you sell fire wood?
We sell fire wood, kindling and fire lighters on site but you are welcome to bring your own. Please do not take wood from around the farm or surrounding areas.
Do you rent fire pits?
Our custom made fire pits are available to rent from us but please try and see us as soon as possible as we are not always available.
Can I reserve a fire pit?
Reservations are possible via our online booking system, failing this please email us, a payment request may be emailed to you and must be paid prior to your visit for the reservation to be made.
Do you rent BBQs?
Our fire pits can be used as a BBQ too, we have a limited number of grills which we rent out to go with these. Of course you are welcome to bring your own grill.
Are disposable BBQs allowed?
We do not allow these to be used on site as they are bad for the environment and kill our grass when used incorrectly.
Do you sell charcoal?
We sell charcoal and fire lighters on site but you are welcome to bring your own.

Site security

Do you allow visitors?
Sorry but visitors are not permitted on site at any time. There are nice pubs and a park in Great Longstone village for you to meet and socialise with your family and friends.
Do you have CCTV on site?
Yes our entire site is covered by the latest CCTV cameras for yours and our personal safety and security.

Attractions and walks

How close are you to the Monsal trail?
We are less than a mile from several access points to the Monsal Trail, a popular route for walking and cycling.
How far away are the local amenities?

There are 3 pubs within easy walking distance and a fourth which is a mile away. The Crispin Inn and The White Lion are around a 5 minute walk down Moor Road into Great Longstone.

In 10 minutes you can walk from the campsite to the Packhorse Inn in Little Longstone via a combination of footpath and a short distance on road.

The Monsal Head hotel and Stables Bar at the popular beauty spot Monsal Head is one mile away. There is also a cafe - Hobbs Cafe at Monsal Head.

All of these pubs accept dogs.

There is also a village shop in Great Longstone.

Further afield in nearby Ashford in-the-Water there is a village shop - Robertsons of Ashford, 2 pubs and a cafe.

Our facilities

Do you have showers/toilets/pot washing?
Yes we now have a brand new purpose built washblock which has 8 toilets, 7 showers, 4 pot washing sinks. There is also now a fully functioning loo at the top of the camping field.
Do you have a CDP/Elsan/toilet emptying point?
Yes although our CDP can only accept green (eco) toilet fluid as we are on a septic tank. This is available to purchase from us, please enquire with a member of the team.
Do you have Wifi?
Yes basic access is free to our guests and accessible in most areas of the site. A faster premium service is available for a small charge.
Do I need a code for the Wifi?
No, you can sign in by filling in a short form. A payment will be required for the premium service, please come and see us.
How much does the premium Wifi cost?
1 day is £1, 2 days is £1.50, 3 days is £2 and 5 days £2.50. Multi-day discounts are only available when purchased in a single transaction.
Some campsites charge for hot water, do you?
No our hot water and showers are included in your booking, although we ask you to be environmentally conscious and use this responsibly.
Is there somewhere for our children to play?
Yes, Great Longstone has a lovely large play ground with slides, swings and play equipment for young children and plenty of open space for football, tennis, basketball etc. It can be found down the side of the White Lion pub 5 minutes walk away.


How do I book?

The best way to book is via our booking portal above if you are unable to book this way please email us on, please be aware that we are only a small team so can be quite slow to respond and we unable to answer our phones so do not take bookings this way.

Do you take telephone bookings?

We only take last minute bookings over the phone, please leave a message giving as much information about your stay, eg. number of people/dogs/cars, type of unit you will be camping in etc.

If your selected date is more than 24hrs away please email us via

Do I have to make a booking in advance?
Booking is always advisable to secure a pitch but we do sometimes have availabilty for last minute bookings.
I would like to book for Saturday night only is this possible?
We only take last minute bookings for Saturday night should space be available
I can't stay for your minimum night limit, can I still book?

There are a couple of options available to you. The examples below are based on a 3 night weekend.

  1. Book from Friday and arrive from 7am Saturday morning, effectively an early check-in
  2. Book from Friday and leave later (before 9pm) on Sunday evening, effectively a late check-out
  3. Contact us last minute to see if we can accomodate a one or two night booking a day or so before.
What is your cancellation policy?
When a booking is made 50% (plus any applicable booking fees) is non-refundable prior to the cancellation period. Cancellations within 31 days of arrival are non-refundable. No amendments or changes are allowed within 31 days of your arrival date.

Arrivals and departures

What time can we arrive?
Pitches and hired accommodation are available from 3pm. Strictly no arrivals before 3pm without prior arrangement. Unplanned early arrivals are subject to a minimum £5 fee.
My friend is booked on another pitch, can we be allocated together?
We can never promise to allocate two bookings side by side due to which pitches vacate on the day you arrive. If you let us know nearer the time we will do what we can. As we're only a small site you'll never be far away. Also if a pitch next door to you vacates the day after you arrive you are welcome to move, but please check with us first.
The person on the pitch next to me has departed, can my friend on another pitch move next to me?
This depends on the pitch type your friend booked, if it matches the pitch they would like to move to then this "might" be possible. We may have earmarked a pitch to be closed or reserved so please check with us first.
What time do we need leave by?
We kindly ask that you vacate your pitch by 11am returning any rented items to the collection area.
Can I leave my car before checkin or after the specified checkout time?
During quieter times (Monday-Thursday) this may be possible but please ask a member of the team before leaving it as we may need you to park in another location on site. Unplanned early arrivals or late check outs are subject to a minimum £5 fee.
Do you have electric hook ups?
Yes, we have 10 amp EHU’s available on our touring pitches and hillside pitches

My Vehicle

What is the maximum vehicle size for your site?
Although our pitches are large and spacious vehicles larger than 7.5 meters may struggle to access the site.
Do you allow caravans?

We've had many caravans owners visit our farm and we're happy to have you. In recent years we've discovered a number of factors which you should probably consider before booking.

  1. We recommend small to medium sized caravans due to access and maneuverability when on site. (Nothing larger than 7m)
  2. We recommend the driver be confident in towing and maneuvering.
  3. Motor movers are helpful but work best traversing our hillside (not going up it).
  4. The longer your car or van the harder it will be to access the site (due to the wider turning circle).
I'm still unsure about which pitch to choose due to the size of my vehicle

Our Touring All Weather pitches are the pitches suitable for any motor unit over 6.5 metres and up to 7.75 metres

You can look at a video which shows the access points and full camp site pitch tour here --> Campsite tour

For caravans, due to the towing length we have a MAX limit of 7 metres to access the site.

We want you to have a smooth and safe arrival to our campsite so please consider this and be prepared to be turned away for the safety of your property and others if you choose to ignore our advice about recommended limits.

Group bookings

Do you allow groups?
During off peak times (March and October) this may be possible. Prior arrangement / special approval must be granted before booking. A good behaviour security deposit may be necessary. Please note that any noisy/rowdy behaviour or bad language will not be tolerated, offenders may be asked to leave.
Do you accept DofE groups?
At the moment we only accept DofE groups during week days.

Covid (Updated May 2021)

Are you open?
Yes, we opened our site again on April 12th 2021 and all our facilites were opened from May 17th 2021
I am unsure if I will be able to travel and would like to only pay a deposit, is this possible?
Our booking system takes full payment in advance. If you are not confident that you want to travel in 2021 then please hold off making an advance booking. We are a small, family business and the pandemic has hit us hard financially. This means every booking is important to us and we have a clear and strict cancellation/booking amendment policy that we have to stick to in order for the business to remain viable.
What happens if you are unable to open?
If you book for a stay and we are unable to open, then we can offer a credit note towards a future stay with us. Alternatively a refund minus card and booking fees which are out of our control could be possible.
What happens if I am unable to travel?
We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance to protect you if you are prevented from making your holiday with us.
What happens if I need to cancel my booking?
Our usual terms and conditions will apply, these are as follows. If you book to stay with us and have to cancel within 31 days of your stay arrival date then no refund will be given. Please check your own travel insurance policy to protect you if illness or circumstances prevent you from being able to travel. If you book to stay and cancel with more than 31 days until your stay arrival date then a 50 percent refund will be given.
What happens if I need to change my booking?
No amendments of changes are allowed within two weeks / 31 days of your arrival date. Amendments prior to that will be subject to a £10 admin fee.
Why am I being charged more to move dates when it’s the same number of days?
Please note that our tariff for pitch rates varies throughout the year, with low, mid and peak seasons. If you book to stay in low or mid season and wish to then transfer to August for example, then you will be asked to pay the difference for the change in season rate.