NEWS

- 2019 availability is now online! We are initially taking bookings with a minimum duration, this depends on the time of season/day of the week. Shorter stays may be possible nearer your desired dates.

- We are closing the site this winter from the 5th November 2018 and reopening late March 2019 while work is being carried out on our site.

- From 2019 we are no longer part of the camping and caravanning club, this means anyone whether a member or not can enjoy our beautiful site without any additional membership fees.


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 or sightseeing and shopping, it is all right on our doorstep.

We have pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans and trailer tents. 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 meats, jams, chutneys, cakes and treats plus 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.


Booking

The quickest and easiest way to book with us is via our online booking portals below.

Secluded bell tent (no electric)

Comfort bell tent (with stove and electric)

All pitches

For any other enquiries you can contact us via email: info@dale.farm
or by telephone on 07734190588

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

FAQs

Essentials

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.
What are your quiet hours?
We ask our guests to be extra quiet between 10pm-7am
Do you allow visitors?
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 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 trees. 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 trees.
Do you rent fire pits?
Our custom made fire pits are available to rent from us but please try and see us for one sooner rather than later as we need to rest too.
Can I reserve a fire pit?
Reservations are possible via email, 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 kill the grass.
Do you sell charcoal?
We sell charcoal and fire lighters on site but you are welcome to bring your own.

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 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. The premium service will require a debit or credit card.
How much does the premium Wifi cost?
1 day is £0.75, 2 days is £1.25, 3 days is £1.50 and 5 days £2.50. Multi-day discounts are only available when purchased in a single transaction.
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.

Booking

How do I book?

The best way to book is via our booking widget above if you are unable to book this way please email us on info@dale.farm, 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 48hrs away please email us via info@dale.farm

Do you offer discounts for longer bookings?
For visits of longer than a few days, get in touch with us direct for the best price info@dale.farm with as much information about your booking as possible, eg. number of people/dogs/cars, type of unit you will be camping in etc.
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 make it to your site for Friday night can I still book?

There are a couple of options available to you.

  1. Book Friday and Saturday then arrive first thing on Saturday.
  2. Book Saturday and Sunday.
  3. Contact us last minute to see if we can accomodate a single night booking.
What is your cancellation policy?
When a booking is made 15% is none refundable. No cancellations or changes are allowed within two weeks of your arrival date. If we are able to resell your pitch then a partial refund may be possible and entirely at our discretion.

Arrivals and departures

What time can we arrive?
Pitches are available from 2pm and hired accommodation from 3pm. Strictly no arrivals before 2pm without prior arrangement.
What time do we need leave by?
We kindly ask that you vacate your pitch by 12 noon.
Can I leave my car before checkin or after the specified checkout time?
During quieter times 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 £5 fee minimum.
Do you have electric hook ups?
Yes, we have 10 amp EHU’s available on our touring pitches and hillside pitches

Group bookings

Do you allow groups?
During off peak times 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.