Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site Woodhead Road, Crowden, Glossop, SK13 1HZ
Open: 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014
Phone number: 01457 866057
'Crowden' is quite a small site and welcomes all units and Back Packers. The 'Hard Standings' are re-enforced Grass, the ground is hard and 'Rock' Pegs are recommended. There is 1 Toilet/Shower block with limited facilities, the block looked old and tired, but it was clean and quite usable.
The site has a small shop run by the Wardens, but not much else. No TV, No Mobile signal (though you may get O2) and No WiFi. Some pitches, including ours, can get Sat TV. And no play ground for the little ones.
The site is ideal for walkers and Ramblers being very close to the Pennine Way and the Longendale Trail which follows the former Woodhead railway from Hadfield to the Woodhead Tunnels and enjoys stunning views over Torside Reservoir.
Still no Mobile Signal, WiFi or TV signal. The wardens rent out Satellite TV systems for £3/night or £15/week (they use a long cable to hook up to one of the many strategically placed Dishes around the site).
The site now has a small cafe in the site office that offers various snacks Breakfast, Packed Lunches, Burgers, Jumbo Hotdogs, Pizza and more.
This visit we walked to the Woodhead Tunnels, a round trip of about 7 miles.