Campsite review of The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, SK17 9QJ


Campsite review of The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, SK17 9QJDescription: (From their site) The Royal Oak camping grounds are generously proportioned with easy vehicle access and a short stroll to the amenities in one direction and The high Peak Trail in the other.

Site visited: 24th of August 2010, 9/10th of Sept. 2011.

As seen on the blog: What goes down must come up

Pretty much right bang in the middle of the wonderful Peak District on the High Peak Trail, lies the Royal Oak pub. A pub with a barn which has recently been coverted to sleeping quarters and toilet block for the little campsite behind the pub.

Most of the top half of the site is on a slope, which makes camping a bit hard. The second and lower half is flat but when we visited it was just one shower away from a muddy field. So we camped up on the slope and spent the night crawling back up to the top of our mats.

Shower and toilets are in the barn and are very new and clean. Good and warm shower with plenty of water and space to move. Though one of the cubicles of the mens and what it sounded like all of the cubicles in the ladies was too small. You really had to suck your belly in to be able to enter!

Oh yes, the pub is worth a visit in itself, great food (though the portion size of the Thai curry leaves something to be desired compared to other dishes) and plenty of options and good selection of ales on tap.

The Royal Oak is great place to stay for a few days, so that you can either hike or cycle the Peak District.

Contact Site:

www :
phone : 01298 83288


The only problem I have with this being a pub with a campsite is that when the last orders bell have run you will hear the partrons leaving, so don’t expect an early night.


  1. […] We then took the road to Hartington where we stocked up on pasta and bread for our evening meal. We took a road through a very typical Peak District limestone landscape which felt like something you’d find on the moon. We arrived at the Parsley Hay Centre on the High Peak trail in the the very dense and squally rain. We pressed on for the last two miles along the trail to the Royal Oak where we would camp for the night. […]


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