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Rivendale, Ashbourne

Buxton Rd
Tel:+44 (0)1332 843000
Fax:+44 (0)1332 842311
No email address available
Lat/Long:53.105999N -1.76
Opening dates:1 March 2002-31Jan 2003

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No. of pitches:70
Time of Last Entry:23:00 when bar open.
Price guide (2 people, 1 tent, 1 night, no car): £6.80
Awards:3 David Bellamy Gold Environmental Awards. Alan Rogers Listed.

General Facilities:

Tents Permitted Motorcaravans Permitted Caravans Permitted Chalets Available Disabled Facilities Shop on Site Off Licence on Site Bar on Site Restaurant on Site Payphone on Site Bookings taken

Free facilities:

Flushing Toilets Chemical Toilets Hot Water Drinking Water Electrical Razor Sockets Hot Showers Washing Up Facilities Toilet Roll Supplied TV Room Games Room Childrens Playground Dog walking field.

Extra fee facilities:

Electrical Hookups Launderette on Site Cabaret Entertainment Pets Permitted
Credit Cards Accepted:Visa Accepted Switch/Maestro Accepted Solo Accepted
Languages:English Spoken French Spoken

Find the site entrance 6.5 miles north of Ashbourne on the right hand side as you travel north to Buxton on the A515.

There is a bus stop on the A515 at the end of the site (Alsop Moor Cottages Stop).

The nearest station is at Cromford near Matlock, form which Rivendale may be reached by cycling/walking up the High Peak Trail.

Rivendale Weather Forecast

Sun 3rd
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds

Temp: -2-6°C
Wind Speed: 11Km/h
Wind Dir: WSW

Mon 4th
Light Rain
Light Rain

Temp: -1-7°C
Wind Speed: 32Km/h
Wind Dir: ESE

Tue 5th
Light Rain
Light Rain

Temp: 1-8°C
Wind Speed: 29Km/h
Wind Dir: ESE

Wed 6th
Overcast Clouds
Overcast Clouds

Temp: 2-9°C
Wind Speed: 20Km/h
Wind Dir: S

Thu 7th
Few Clouds
Few Clouds

Temp: 1-8°C
Wind Speed: 30Km/h
Wind Dir: E

Fri 8th
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds

Temp: 3-9°C
Wind Speed: 30Km/h
Wind Dir: E

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Rivendale Reviews


The main site is awful. It is very sterile and not the sort of place that children would be running free in. The view is of a quary and very grim.
I stayed in the overspill area instead. This was much better for children and the view is much better. However, there is a catch. When we arrived, we were told to sign a form - which we did. They then said "Thats to say that you were told that you cannot use any of the facilities". I responded "But actually I was not told !". I was not able to get a refund and had to stay for 2 weeks with 3 children (one of them a 4 month old baby) with no laundrette or other facilities. It was not so much the rules that bothered me, rather it was there attitude. They would not lift a finger to help us and seemed to gloat over the fact that there was nothing we could do about it. I spoke to others on the site about this and received similar reports, also the comment "I'm never comming here again" was phrased more than once. The neigbouring campsites offered to do our laundry for us, because they were kind.
I told them that I will write a review and they told me not to forget to mention that I was in the overspill area. Next time I will go somewhere less legalistic and more friendly.

Davey 2005-08-29

Rivendale 5/5 5 stars

This is a well run site with excellent facilities within yards of the Tissington Trail. Open all year round, has excellent bar with real ale plus welll heated shower block.

barbarossa 2005-01-09


I went a year or so ago when the site was being developed from a former quarry. Handy for the Trails and well laid out. Bar above the reception area is away from the tents. We had a great time there.

Peter 2004-07-30

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