The Firs Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
England, Heart of England, Derbyshire, Belper
- +44 1773 852913
- 20 March - 2 November
Alan Rogers Review
The Firs Caravan and Motohome Club site is a pleasant, compact park on a ridge above the valley of the River Derwent. About half of the 67 pitches are usually available for touring units, the rest being used as seasonal pitches. There are a few level grass pitches (on which the use of groundsheets is discouraged) but most are on hardstandings with grass verges. All have access to 10A electricity. Close by are many market towns offering fantastic restaurants, tea rooms, gift shops and cinemas. A range of supermarkets and petrol stations are also available locally. The park is clearly well cared for.
Despite its location, there are not many views from the site itself, though there are, of course, plenty in the Derwent Valley below. The historical mills between Matlock and Derby have led to this becoming a World Heritage Site. The magnificent scenery of the Peak District National Park is just a short drive away: Dove Dale, Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham, the Crich Tram Museum, the Tissington Trail, Bakewell and Chatsworth House, all within a 20 mile radius.
The heated, well maintained toilet block has controllable showers and some washbasins in cubicles. There is a bathroom for under 4 years and accessible sanitary facilities (RADAR key). Washing machine and dryer. Small dog walking area. The heated, well maintained toilet block has controllable showers and some washbasins in cubicles. Dishwashing area. Stand by toilet block. Small shop. WiFi good (charged). Information room. No children’s play area. Motorhome service point. Chemical toilet point. Gas Sales. TV connection on electricity bollard. BBQs allowed gas, electric & charcoal. No arrivals before 1:00pm. Maximum unit length 8 metres. Twin Axle caravans accepted - please ring to confirm pitch availability. No tents. Picnic area with viewing point. No late night arrivals area. Defibrillator. Security barrier. Bus stop 300 metres. Train station 2 miles. Morrisons 2 miles.
The Campsite Says...“ ”
Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. From North: leave the M1 at junction 28 onto A38 dual carriageway (signposted Derby). In 5.75 miles turn onto A610 (signposted Ambergate); in about 3 miles at T-junction turn left onto A6 (signposted Belper). Within 3 miles at Morrison's roundabout in Belper turn and return onto A6 (signposted A6 Matlock); in about 1 mile turn right into Broadholme Lane (signposted Nether Heage); in about 1 mile at T-junction turn left into Crich Lane. The site is on the left in 500 yards. From South: leave M1 at junction 24 onto A50. In about 11 miles turn onto A38 (signposted Derby); in about 5 miles turn left onto A6 (signposted Matlock); continue on the A6 through Belper; at A517 junction bear right on the A6; in about 0.75 mile after the cemetery turn right into Broadholme Lane then as above.Link to campsite location map on google
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
|N53 2 55||W1 28 23|