Camping at The Royal Oak

What Better Location

Situated next to the Tissington and High Peak Trail and in the heart of the Peak District is our family friendly Campsite with our award-winning, Peak District, country pub on site.  Whether you are starting or finishing a walk or bike ride, or simply just want a base to visit the nearby market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Buxton, The Royal Oak is the perfect location to explore and enjoy the all the varied activities and places the Peak District has to offer. 

If you would like to dine at The Royal Oak, which is on site, it is recommended to make a reservation in advance.  

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The Royal Oak camping grounds are situated to the rear of the pub. The picturesque campsite has 19 pitches on two levels with direct access to the Tissington and High Peak Trail. Access to the camping field is via a standard five bar gate. The campsite has toilets, hot showers washing up facilities and fresh drinking water.

We offer designated pitches which are marked out so that you know you have a specific space for both your tent and car. A standard pitch is 6 metres x 8 metres and a large pitch is 8 metres x 10 metres. You can also upgrade to a super pitch which is 12x8m/16x6m and includes a picnic bench and fire pit for your private use. 

Please note we have no hardstanding or electric hook-ups and we cannot accept motorhomes. 

We do not permit marquees or gazebos on site.

Our prices start from £15 per tent per night but can depend on time of year and other factors. For an accurate quote & price please click here.

Feel free to contact our fabulous campsite managers with any questions or queries, just email them at

Camping Pitch

Our Pub

Our onsite pub The Royal Oak is an award winning traditional country pub with cosy interior and great food. It has a fabulous menu with something for everyone and the pies and burgers are a definite must-try!

It's the ideal place for campers to grab a refreshing pint in the summer or warm up next to the roaring fire during winter.

Our Site Rules

We have some key site rules below, for full terms & conditions please click the link at the bottom.

  1. We are family friendly campsite, unfortunately we do not accept group bookings of more than four pitches.
  2. In the consideration of every guest’s enjoyment we have a strict no noise policy between the hours of 10pm and 9am.
  3. Campervans no larger than 5.3 metres length and 2 metres wide (roughly a VW size) are only accepted on the site.
  4. We do not accept caravans or motorhomes.
  5. Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring dogs to the Site. Dogs should be kept on a leash and should not be left unattended.
  6. Dog owners must clean up all dog mess straight away and deposit it in the appropriate bins.
  7. Please help to keep the site tidy, use the bins provided and recycle where possible. 
  8. All barbeques and fire pits must be raised from the ground so not to cause any damage to the grass.
  9. Fireworks and Chinese lanterns are prohibited on the site.
  10. All camping pitches are without electrical hook up or hardstanding. 
  11. There unisex toilets and showers onsite, these are free of charge & are cleaned daily with regular checks throughout the day.
  12. There are washing up facilities and a water tap which is suitable for drinking. Please keep this area tidy and be considerate of other campsite guests.
  13. All users of the site are responsible for the safekeeping of any personal possessions and the company will take no liability for the loss and/or damage of them.
  14. No access is guaranteed to your pitch before 2pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate pitches by 11am on the day of departure.
  15. Please check in before pitching up, this can be done at the campsite reception before 5pm or at the bar in the pub after 5pm.
  16. Marquees and gazebos are not permitted on site.
  17. We have a 1 tent/campervan per pitch policy.
  18. Maximum number of pitches permitted per group is 4. We are a family campsite and have a quiet time of 10pm, this must be adhered to during your stay with us.
  19. Please read our full terms & conditions via link below...

Terms & Conditions


We have a dedicated DofE field which is perfect for school groups, scouts and DofE groups. We accept DofE groups all year round however during our main season (April-September) we only allow DofE groups midweek (Sunday-Thursday).

We charge £8 per person, per night for both staff and students. If you would like to book please email for more information and availability.

Site Map

Our Sister Pub

A mere 10 minute walk over the fields and you will reach a big black and white building upon the main road, this is The Bull I' Th' Thorn, our sister pub and campsite!

With great food, a contemporary sports bar area showing Sky Sports and the same friendly staff and hospitality as the 'Oak', it is a definite must visit. During the summer months they also serve a delicious weekend breakfast from 8:30-11am on Saturday & Sunday.

Also, if you're looking for an alternative campsite, the Bull I' Th' Thorn has large pitches, great picturesque location and also electric hook-up available. 

Check out the 'Bulli' here... 

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On Our Doorstep

The Royal Oak is situated in a prime position for walking, cycling and exploring the Peak District.

From the bottom of our campsite grounds you can hop onto the High Peak Trail where you can head towards Parsley Hay and the trail splits into the very popular High Peak and Tissington Trails.

At Parsley Hay you will discover Parsley Hay Cycle Hire. Here you can hire a range of bikes including adult bikes, children's bikes and even tandems! Groups of 10+ can pre-book in advance by calling.

A short distance from The Royal Oak is the endearing village of Monyash. From the village you can follow part of the scenic Limestone Way , through the pretty valley of Lathkill Dale. This loop is approximately 4 miles long and graded 'easy' so suitable for most.

A well-loved visitor destination in close proximity is Hartington. You can experience your very own taste of Hartington by purchasing Derbyshire-made cheese from The Old Cheese Shop or purchasing a sampler of one of the cask ales produced by Whim Ales at Hartington Village Stores. After enjoying your treats at the picturesque duck pond, you could venture out on a wander through the tranquil Biggin Dale on a beautiful riverside walk. 

For those looking for a more challenging route with steep inclines and descents, approximately 2.5 miles from The Royal Oak you can find Earl Sterndale whereby you can begin a circular walk for Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill. 

The Royal Oak has external bike racks, a fantastic beer garden and all muddy boots, paws and wheels are welcome!

Over the Hill, Not Far Away

Exterior of Royal Oak Hurdlow, traditional country pub

The Royal Oak is a wonderful base with the popular towns of Buxton and Bakewell both within a 15 minute drive. 

The famous spa town of Buxton has the natural wonder of Pooles' Cavern (great for mini explorers), impressive architecture such as The Crescent , Devonshire Dome and Buxton Opera House with a year-round programme of entertainment. You are never short of activities in Buxton, for the active there is GoApe! where you can swing from ropes nestled in the tree tops of Grinlow woods and the stunning Pavilion Gardens with a number of play areas, minature train and boating lake. Meander around the boutique shops within the Cavendish Arcade, great for gifts and locally made treats such as Charlotte's Chocolates. If you would rather use your time in the Peaks to relax, have an afternoon picnic in the Pavilion Gardens,  explore the Pavilion Arts Centre now with a cinema or for those wanting some 'me time' head to the  Devonshire Spa to unwind.

The historic market town Bakewell boasts of its traditional, award-winning market day which takes place every Monday. The bustling market has a diverse range of products available including local produce. There is also the agricultural market which is a fantastic insight into today's farming community and a fun day out for little ones wanting to see animals. Bakewell is also home to the well-known and worldwide loved Thornbridge Brewery, here you can book onto brewery tours or visit the Tap Room to sample one of their beers. Last but not least, a trip to Bakewell of course wouldn't be complete without sampling a traditional pudding or tart at the Bakewell Pudding Shop.