A last minute decision to getaway for the BH weekend led us to choose Greenhills Holiday Park - their website was informative and had the same set of rules as other campsites we had stayed at so this gave us confidence that it would be a lovely site where we could enjoy a few days.
A great location, we could access a lot of attractions with only a 20 min drive away, only part of the site is alongside the A6 so a lot of traffic noise.
On arrival, the site looked nice and well kept and the man on reception guided us to our pitch (Orchard View) - we were a little shocked by how close the tents were to each other (used to National Trust sites). The facilities at this point were clean but as the weekend went on it was clear that they struggled to maintain the cleanliness of the showers and toilets. The shop could do with being open a bit longer as it only opened twice a day and for a couple of hours each time.
The thing that spoilt it the most for us was the noise, if you're not used to camping on a large site, you haven't got children of a playing out age, you are considerate of other campers then this isn't the site for you. We had children running in between tents, screaming at each other once the sun went down (I did wonder where their parents were?!) We expected a bit of noise (we're not that harsh!) but once the 11pm 'no noise' came there was still loud talking going on. I mentioned it at reception the next morning but was told that no one else had mentioned it and they couldn't really police it. Why have a rule, if it isn't observed? Maybe most sites were like this, this weekend??
However, if you are a large family group, then there are plenty of things on site to occupy the kids.
No large sites for us in the future!
- Also Known As:
- Greenhills Holiday Park Peak District National Park/Ashford-In-The-Water, UK