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“Good location. Miserable owners”
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Coopers Camp Site
Reviewed August 23, 2012

On arrival we was met with a grumpy old man, which was obviously sent out by the dragon at reception. The site is in a great location, close to a couple of nice counytry pubs and and the tip of Kinder Scout and Mam Tor. The toilets and shores are ok, better than some. The fields are on a slope so make sure you have ramps if your in a campervan. There is a nice cafe which is at he entrance to the site which is excellent and ran by happy and pleasant people, who are not related to the Dragon. The dragon did come out at around 10pm doing her checks like a prison guard, which got our backs up as she was very ignorant. A good site and decent weekend, but the dragon and hubby took the shine off it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Spiteri-Family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Didn't even get so far as booking as a brief conversation over the phone with owner was enough to keep me away. What a rude, arrogant man, unfriendly man. What a shame he owns a site in such a beautiful spot.

Room Tip: Stay away, just don't bother.
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Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Sandiebarber
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Stopped for 1 night in the trailer tent 3 adults 3 children £26 good value. The site is on a slight slope but no problems and no size restriction a free and easy type of site.

Shower block is basic and functional clean and hot showers 20p Location is fantastic with good facilities eg pub, shop, cafe.

The walks are on your doorstep and further afield you haver Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Water.

All in a proper traditional campsite in the heart of the peak district.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank philz55
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Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Coopers site. Better than Fieldhead by far.

Large fields
Space to park
20p for hot shower that lasts ages
Toilets ok. Need a spruce up and general deep clean.

Cost £15 a night, 2 people, campervan, awning and a dog.

We will return as ideal spot to explore the hills from.

Only minus is sloping pitches.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank padimsddiver
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Central to great walks.

Always thought Mr Cooper would smile when he made his first million-obviously not true, as his expression remains the same and he must be on his third :-)

Prop'a camping. Maintained well.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank MaxHoundTopKareoke
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

not been camping before, but will be returning again to the same site, showers where 20p for about 5 mins, but they were hot and very welcome after the walks we went on absolutely beautiful views from the site not getting a mobile phone signal turned out to be a plus! cheap to stay! owners seemed a bit grumpy at first but i suppose if we where putting in hours they do everyday we,d be the same! can,t wait to go back! if only to climb up stream to kinder scout a route me and my son found more interesting than the pathway! cost £20 for me and my son for two nights with a tent plus a £5 deposit which was returned with thanks and a smile! great pub straight across from site(nags head) post office sells basics you need for your stay closes at 4pm

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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8  Thank david a
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

I have decided to write this as a bit of a list - to spare you my endless ramblings!

Good points:
1) Gorgeous little cafe on site which sold cream teas (RESULT!)
2) Couple of cracking pubs within walking distance! (DOUBLE RESULT!)
3) Free parking, and plenty of space to choose from to pitch your tent (even on a bank holiday in good weather)
4) Plenty of toilets and showers for all, and they weren't too far away
5) Cheap to stay (£11)
6) As I said in the title - LOCATION! just excellent for exploring the many sights of Edale and the surrounding area :)
7) No vast string of site rules - just good old common sense and decency towards others, BBQ's are allowed (even disposables) if kept off the grass :)

Bad Points:
1) The staff were slightly grumpy sorts, but who wouldn't be with 100's of random campers milling about on your farm all day, every day?!
2) The facilities were hairy to say the least...needed a good clean and dragging out of the dark ages!...don't forget your own loo roll, soap, and pack flip flops to wear in the shower!
3) The area will set you back a pretty penny in food etc - but it is worth it just for the views!
4) There was a REALLY irritating family who kept yelling all the time, and hitting each other with sticks...but that is hardly the campsites fault I suppose!

I would recommend the following things to do:
1) Visit the caves in the surrounding area - there are many to choose from (Blue John mines / Speedwell Cavern / Treak Cave...etc)
2) Walk up Mam Tor, the views are spectacular and there are many easy to find extensions to the walk of varying difficulties, should you fancy venturing further :)
3) Go shopping in Castleton - sure it is pricey...but who doesn't need more gorgeous hand made local jewelery?!
4) Eat your weight in ice-cream and other yummy locally produced food, in the many traditional pubs (often with interesting backgrounds and stories), shops and stalls around the area.

Me and the fella really enjoyed our weekend - and will no doubt be returning very soon :)

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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14  Thank 66Red
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Address: Newfold Farm Grindsbrook Booth, Edale, Peak District National Park S33 7ZD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Edale
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Ranked #6 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Edale
Number of rooms: 11
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Coopers Camp Site Hotel Edale
Coopers Camp Site Edale, England

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