Derbyshire · Dog Friendly · Places to Stay

Pomeroy Caravan Park & Campsite, Derbyshire

We have just returned from a short camping trip in the Peak District. We chose to stay at Pomeroy Caravan Park & Campsite because of its excellent reviews & good location. We certainly weren’t disappointed & had a great trip. Pomeroy provides allocated pitches with electric hook up for tents & caravans, or an open plan camping field for non electric tents. We camped in the open plan field. There are no pitch restrictions & you’re free to pitch up where you like (within reason), so long as you’re on the field boundary. We managed to get the last spot against the hedge at the top of the field. This was seemingly the most popular spot, as the field had a gentle slope downwards. It wasn’t drastic though & wouldn’t ruin your trip if you were further down the field.

The campsite has some of the best facilities I’ve ever seen. The spacious & clean showers were hot & powerful. The cubicles allowed enough room to get dressed afterwards without the risk of clothes getting wet. The toilets were immaculate, and again spacious, there was always a supply of toilet paper. There was even a family bathroom with featured a bath, I imagine ideal when travelling with small children.

Next to the toilets & showers, there was a washing up room. This consisted of fully fitted kitchen sinks, which were ideal for washing up pots, cups etc. The hot water & proper sink meant everything could be washed up properly. In this room there was also a washing machine & tumble drier, which was charged at a reasonable fee. A freezer for campers to re-freeze their cool blocks, & lots of information about the campsite and local attractions. Again like the showers & toilets, this room was immaculately clean.

Other facilities include a shop, which sold basics & camping essentials as well as milk & homemade ice cream from the neighbouring dairy farm. Fire pits & wood were available to hire/buy from the shop, or if you wanted to you could bring your own. I always think a campfire makes a camping trip! Next to the open plan camping field was a petting area, great for the kids. It was home to a family of 6 Pygmy goats as well as some young cattle. You could buy special goat food in the shop. The goats were very cute & very friendly. The site has WiFi throughout. Not the speediest, but it does the job. There’s very little signal on site, so the WiFi was essential if you wanted to go online.

Without a doubt, Piper’s favourite part of the site was the enclosed dog exercise field. Dogs have to be kept on the lead & under close control on the main site (which is pretty basic for most campsites) so she was glad to have some space to be able to run about & stretch her legs. The field was a generous size & was very clean, you wouldn’t have known it was a special dog walking area if it weren’t for the sign! There are a couple of dedicated dog waste bins dotted around the site too. Dogs aren’t welcome in the facility buildings, however there is a converted old-fashioned toilet outside which could be used as a dog shower. Bare in mind though, that it is only a hose pipe & if you have a princess dog like Piper it may be a tad too cold for them. At the bottom of the tent field, was direct access onto the High Peak Trail. This is a flat, level footpath which is ideal for exploring the peaks on foot, with your dog.

Overall we had a fantastic stay at Pomeroy & we would undoubtably return. We would highly recommend a visit if you’re looking to camp in the area. Everything was as you would expect and it made for a very pleasant trip.

Thanks for reading.
E & P x

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