Ref: UK3850

Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park

England, Heart of England, Derbyshire, Ashbourne

+44 1335 310311
All year

Alan Rogers Review

This unusual park has been developed in the bowl of a hill quarry which was last worked over 50 years ago. The steep quarry walls shelter three sides with marvellous views over the Peak District National Park countryside to the south. Near the entrance to the park is a renovated stone building which houses reception, shop, bar and a café/restaurant. Nearby are 102 level and landscaped pitches, mostly of a generous size with 16A electricity and a mix of hardstanding and grass. In two separate fields and a copse there is provision for 50 tents and that area includes a fishing lake. All the touring pitches are within easy reach of the central stone-built toilet block which is in keeping with the environment and provided with underfloor heating.

A new lodge-style heated toilet block is at the entrance to the tent fields. to rent on the park are B&B rooms, camping pods, lodges and yurts. The park takes up about 11 acres and a further 26 acres belong to the owners, with certain parts suitable for walking – a must to appreciate the Derbyshire countryside with its dry stone walls and wild flowers, as well as a little more of the quarry history. The park is situated almost on the Tissington Trail for walking or off-road cycling and links with the High Peak and Monsal Dale trails. Other spectacular walks and cycle rides run along the Manifold, Wye and Dove valleys.


Good, heated toilet facilities include some washbasins in cubicles for ladies. Excellent en-suite room for disabled visitors. Laundry room. Motorhome services. Gas. Shop (all essentials). Bar (evenings) and café with homemade and local food (open mornings, lunch and evenings, w/ends only in low season). Special events monthly and games in main season. Hot tubs for hire, delivered to your pitch. Fly fishing lake. to rent are B&B rooms, camping pods, lodges and yurts. Two lodges adapted for wheelchair users. Torches useful. WiFi in some areas (charged).

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing on Site
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Walking
  • Wifi Chargeable
  • Wifi Partial Site


Park is 7 miles north of Ashbourne on the A515 to Buxton, on the eastern side of the road. It is well signed between the turnings east to Alsop Moor and Matlock (A5012), but take care as this is a very fast section of the A515.
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
53.106383 -1.760567
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N53 6 22 W1 45 38