Beltonville Farm Shop & Campsite, Millers Dale


Beltonville Farm Shop & Campsite


Beltonville Farm, Millers Dale, Near Buxton, SK17 8SS

Suitable for: 

Tents and Campervans (non-electric only)


£20 per night for non-electric grass camping pitch



2 nights in May 2022

A back to basics campsite with two large fields and a find your own pitch approach, but with fantastic washing facilities and the best farm shop you'll find! 


The campsite is located on a working farm near Buxton in The Peak District. The views are wonderful - surrounded by hills and green fields. Facilities are good and you won't find a better farm shop... if you need food, drinks, ice or toiletries you'll be in luck here! It is a short distance to the Millers Dale entrance of The Monsal Trail for easy walking and cycling. 

We opted to pitch our campervan in the larger of the two camping fields (the smaller field is located nearer to the toilet and washing facilities, but is sloped). All pitches are non-electric and you can set up where you like in the fields.


The toilet and shower blocks are very good - much better than expected on a campsite described as 'back to basics'. Seperate male and female toilet facilities are located in portable cabin blocks and are cleaned daily. Mixed-use showers are free to use, hot and modern. Washing up facilities are under a covered, open sided unit -  the sinks are bizarrely low in height so watch your back! 


The campsite also has a well stocked farm shop selling meat, veg, fruit, milk, ice, camping essentials, toiletries and even greeting cards! If you've forgotten anything then you'll find it here. You can also rent a fire pit and buy wood for your stay (refundable deposit required).

If camping isn't for you then there is a Shephard's Hut to rent or a bunkhouse on site. 


The campsite is an easy distance to the Millers Dale entrance to The Monsal Trail - an old railway line that is now a public path for walking, cycling and bridleway. You can pay to park at Miller's Dale where the old railway station has been converted into a handy cafe. We cycled from the campsite along the road to here (5 min cycle but pretty hilly!).


We cycled an easy 13km along the Monsal Trail to Bakewell. The trail is flat and a mixture of gravel and tarmac, so easy for all abilities. The wonderful thing about the route are the long tunnels that you pass through, which were previously railway tunnels through the hills. You can also stop on the viaduct for spectacular views.


Bakewell is a wonderful town to stop at for shopping, lunch, ice-cream and the play area, although it is often very busy at weekends and we struggled to find decent bike racks to lock our bikes up in the town centre. 

After our 13km return cycle we stopped near the campsite at the charming, local pub The Angler's Rest for a well earned drink by the riverside, although the cycle back to the campsite was steep and required pushing at the end! 


No much! The 7pm last entry time at the campsite is a little unrealistic for Friday night, after-work campers. We weren't arriving until after 8pm but the campsite did text us late-check-in details so we could get onto site and check-in the next morning so it wasn't a huge issue. We don't require EHU, but this might not suit some campers. 


The farm shop is excellent, but the location is the real winner here - the proximitely to cycling on The Monsal Trail was fantastic. 




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