Upper Hurst Farm
Upper Hurst Farm is a new, family-run site that opened in April 2012, offering 24 generous super-pitches (11x11 metres) and a small camping area with the option of electric hook-up. Six of the super-pitches will be available all year round.
On-site facilities include a luxurious, purpose-built, grit stone toilet and shower block with under floor heating. There are 3 toilets and showers each for Ladies and Men, plus a disabled toilet and shower that doubles-up as a parent and child washroom. There is also a laundry and pot-washing room. Free range eggs are available for sale from our chickens and camping gas is also available for sale.
Upper Hurst Farm is set in 30 acres of farmland at the southern end of the Peak District National Park with walks & cycling right from the site. Beresford Dale is only a 1km away, which can be reached via footpaths or road, and takes you through some magnificent limestone scenery including Wolfscote Dale, Biggin Dale (a nature reserve), Milldale and Dovedale. The spectacular Lathkill Dale, with its turquoise waters is only about 15 minutes drive. Two very popular cycle routes are also very close to the caravan site, including the Manifold Valley, (approximately 1 km) and the Tissington Trail, which is about 4 km from the site. The newly opened Monsal Trail is 10 km.
On site we have a 1.8 hectare field for children to play and around the perimeter of the field is a path for dog-walkers.
Upper Hurst Farm is less than 10 miles to the market towns of Buxton, Leek, Ashbourne and Bakewell, which offer a wide range of retail facilities and leisure activities.
For those that wish to eat out the family-friendly and dog-friendly Manifold Inn is within walking distance, being about 0.75km away; in Hartington there are a number of pubs and a high quality Hotel, The Charles Cotton, which also has electric bikes available to rent.
We believe in working with nature and the land. All of our heating and hot water requirements are met by a biomass boiler and a large array of solar panels is planned for 2014. This will mean that we will be up to 75% fully sustainable.
At Upper Hurst Farm our ethos is 'peace and tranquility'
Through Route from the North, East and South - From the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton take a turn for Hartington. Drive through Hartington towards Hulme End on the B5054. After about 1 mile ignore the first left turn for Lower Hurst Farm but take the next left turn over the brow of a hill for Beresford Dale. Upper Hurst Farm is the first farmhouse on the left.
Through route from the West - From Leek take the A523 towards Ashbourne. After about 4 miles turn left onto the B5053 through Onecote and Warslow. After about 0.25 mile after Warslow turn right off the B5053 onto the B5054 towards Hartington. After Hulme end pass over the bridge with the Manifold Inn on the right. Continue up the hill and after about 0.25 mile turn right for Beresford Dale. Upper Hurst Farm is the first farmhouse on the left.