CAMPSITES | Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Derbyshire – Review

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Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site

Where did we stay?

Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site
Uppertown Farm, Overtown, Hognaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1NR

The lowdown

  • £7.50 per night for a grass pitch
  • Some pitches are slightly sloped
  • Great countryside views
  • No toilets or shower facilites on site just a couple of standpipes
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Noise to be kept to a minimum after 9pm
  • Rally field available for large bookings
Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site

Campsite facilities

Well this is really easy and makes for the shortest review we’ll probably ever publish, because apart from standpipes, there are no facilities whatsoever!

There’s no toilet block, no set pitches, no electric hookups, no kids play area and no campsite shop. So only choose this campsite if you’re prepared for something more akin to a wild camping experience!

Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site

So whilst there are no facilities to speak of, you might wonder why we chose to camp here, or indeed why you should choose to camp here.

We chose it as we were looking for a campsite in Derbyshire in an area we’d not explored before. We also specifically wanted to find somewhere close to water so we could go kayaking which meant that Uppertown Farm campsite ticked all of our boxes.

We were happy with our short stay at the site and would absolutely return again, as it’s a lovely area and it’s under an hour away from where we live.

Somewhat surprisingly, this is a popular campsite and whilst on the second night it way by no means packed, it was starting to get pretty full!

Uppertown Farm Camping & Caravan Site
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Reasons to camp here

  • It’s only a 5 minute walk away from Carsington Water
  • There are beautiful countryside views and you can see right down to Carsington Water too
  • It’s pretty and peaceful and the back-to-basics nature of the campsite means it’s generally quiet
  • It’s cheap, only £7.50 a night per pitch
  • There are a couple of decent local pubs in walking distance

DISCLOSURE | This camping trip was booked and paid for independently. We were not paid to write this review.

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