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Let's get Camping!

Updated: Jul 2

Restart 2020


Rob (Sites Secretary) has been working really hard to secure as many DA camping nights as we can, subject to Government and C&CC go-ahead.


The great news is we might still get a THS and we have increased two meets to 5 day meets, including late summer bank holiday at Hognaston (Carsington Water)!


Criccieth (Temporary Holiday Site) has been rescheduled for a 1st August start date to give us the best chance of going-head, although of course this will be subject to Welsh Government Coronavirus de-escalation measures. Read more about this stunning area here.


Kniveton is a lovely site sitting above the market town of Ashbourne and within striking distance of excellent cycling and walking at Carsington Water, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail. The picture postcard Tissington Village is lovely short drive, including a ford over Bradbourne Brook. The Ketch public house is adjacent to the site and serves excellent food, of course the will be subject to Coronavirus restrictions at that time. Extending this meet to 5 days from Wednesday 12th August gives members even more time to enjoy this lovely part of the world.


Glutton Bridge (Dowell Hall Farm, near Longnor) is peaceful, remote and simply stunning. The site nestles between two of the most photographed landscape subjects in the Peak District Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill (Dragon's back).


Hognaston (Carsington Water) is our regular August Bank Holiday fixture but this year we have extended to a Wednesday 26th start, giving a full 5 days to enjoy the leisure opportunities at Carsington Water, lovely round walks direct from site or simply sit and enjoy panoramic views across Carsington Water.


The Camping programme continues into September including a new site at Monyash, Tagg Lane Dairy 18th - 20th September. We missed out on Parsley Hay this year due to the suspension of camping so Monyash offers an opportunity to enjoy the Tissington and High Peak trails. Take a stroll or short drive just 3 miles to the atmospheric neolithic stone circle of Arbour Low and Gib Barrow. See the full Sheffield DA meets programme here.


Huge thank you to Rob for making the arrangements and the stewards for supporting the additional camping nights.


We have been preparing for additional hygiene measures for protection of members and stewards and of course we will ensure that any Green Paper requirements are accommodated, when they are released.


Fingers crossed we might meet up (at an appropriate social distance) in a field soon!



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