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Pack Horse Farm Campsite

England, Heart of England, Derbyshire, Matlock

+44 1629 580950
All year

Alan Rogers Review

Packhorse Farm prides itself in being an environmentally aware site: the lights in the toilet block are on sensors and all wastewater is processed naturally by a reed bed. All taps are push button types, except for the disabled bathroom and baby changing area. Throughout the site, you will see that the owners keep close to nature. They have a small nature area with a stream running through which is allowed to grow wild to attract small invertebrates – you will see a variety of local species of butterflies, birds and insects throughout the year. Rubbish is collected daily at several points around the site and is collected by a local recycling firm who have a zero to landfill policy. The site has 53 grass pitches all with electric hook-up 16 amp and 2 glamping pods.

Places of interest close by include:-

Chatsworth House, a spectacular house with fantastic views and an extensive country park. Haddon Hall, this medieval home, with its many beautiful tapestries & gardens, has a unique atmosphere which allows you to experience life in that era. Crich Tramway Museum, step back in time, relive your youth or indulge in your hobbies with unlimited tram rides, varied exhibitions and themed days. Gulliver's Kingdom, a fantastic theme park aimed at children aged 3-13, all the rides are suitable for young families. Speedwell & Peak Cavern in Castleton is an underground journey by boat, while Peak Cavern is the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles. Treak Cliff Cavern, originally a Blue John mine 300 years ago, continues to mine and manufacture ornaments and jewellery. Masson Mills, is a working textile museum and shopping centre. A good example of the industry that dominated this area in the 18th Century.


The centrally heated toilet block has toilets, free hot showers & private washing cubicles. Plus, a shower/toilet for visitors who are disabled. Baby changing facilities. Electric sockets in toilet block. Separate pot washing area. Freezer provided for ice packs. Barbecues allowed (bricks supplied for disposable types). Picnic tables available. Dog waste bins provided. Dog walk. TV reception good.

  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Walking


Directions from Matlock: From the town centre roundabout, follow the A615 towards Tansley, (with Nationwide Bank on the corner). Continue on A615, going straight on at the mini roundabout onto Causeway Lane (passing the Matlock Town Football Club then Matlock Cricket Club on your left) Follow the road for 300 metres and take the left just before the petrol station on to Lime Tree Road (A632). Climb up out of Matlock for 3 miles (passing Matlock Golf Course on your left). After ¾ mile, turn right, following the brown tourist sign for Tansley/Packhorse Farm. Continue down Lant lane until you see the Packhorse Farm sign, 600 metres. Turn right on to Foxholes Lane, the signboard is on the junction. then fourth entrance on the right.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
53.151155 -1.519325
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N53 9 4 W1 31 9