North Lees Campsite


Looking for a get-away-from-it-all camping experience? Enjoy nature's peace and quiet at North Lees campsite and wake up to Stanage.

North Lees Campsite is located in a sheltered valley, 1.5 miles north of Hathersage and is within a short walking distance of Stanage Edge.

The campsite is an ideal base for those seeking quiet recreation in beautiful surroundings and for visitors wishing to explore the wider Peak District. The nearby woodlands, farmland and moorland are managed for conservation and form part of Stanage-North Lees, which is owned by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Campsite opening times

North Lees campsiteFrom Monday 30 October to Spring 2018 (date tbc) the campsite will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only.

Opening times for 2018 will be published here soon.

Booking is recommended for camping at weekends during the spring and summer and midweek during school holidays. Booking for camping pods is essential.

Campsite facilities

The campsite caters for tents with a pitch limit of 60 tents (subject to ground conditions and size of tent); it also has seven camping pods.

The site comprises of three gently sloping fields, and the car parking spaces are separate from the camping area. The site is ideally suited to small tents and there is limited space on site for large tents. We regret that we cannot safely accommodate mega domes and tents larger than 5 metres in length.

The site does not provide hard standing or electric hook-ups for camper vans or motor homes. Anyone sleeping in a vehicle on site must park in one of the car parking spaces and will be charged per person and per vehicle. The car parking areas are not suitable for motor homes.

Facilities on site include:

  • Flush toilets
  • Wash hand basins with hot water
  • Three showers
  • A disabled/family shower/toilet/washroom
  • Washing up point with hot water
  • Drying room
  • Car park for campsite users

Please note that the nearest shops are in Hathersage.

Campsite rules

To protect the quiet nature of the site and for a peaceful camping experience, we request that campers are considerate to other customers and follow the campsite rules below:

  1. Pitch your tent with consideration for other campers; to avoid danger from spread of fire, tents should be pitched 6 metres away from other tents.
  2. Please make yourself familiar with the location of fire extinguishers.
  3. Under 18 year olds must be supervised on site by a responsible adult.
  4. Please respect others and keep noise levels to the minimum, especially between 10pm and 8am; we pride ourselves on being a quiet site.
  5. Quiet and well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement only and for a small fee. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, not allowed to foul the site and must not be left unattended. Dogs are only allowed in one of the camping pods (Twin Cam).
  6. Families are welcome on site but the maximum number of families per booking is two.
  7. For the convenience of everyone and to the environment, we do not allow barbecues or fires.
  8. There is a 5 mph speed limit on site for vehicles.
  9. The warden reserves the right to refuse entry or to evict any persons.
  10. Please: no music (including musical instruments), no generators, no fireworks and no Chinese lanterns.
  11. We are unable to take bookings for parties or events.
  12. Please do not climb over the fences and walls.
  13. Ball games and frisbees at the warden's discretion.
  14. Please ask the warden for permission before erecting gazebos, hammocks, additional tentage or large windbreaks.
  15. Please ask the warden for approval before inviting visitors on site. Site facilities are for the use of campers only, including car parking spaces.

The Peak District National Park Authority accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to persons or property arising from the use of the campsite or its facilities.

Campsite fees

For the latest campsite and camping pod fees visit the campsite prices page.

How to book

You can book a place for tent-based camping at the campsite by telephoning us on 01433 650 838 or by emailing us at

You can book one of our camping pods online.

    Annual membership

    If you are a regular user you could benefit from our membership scheme. Annual membership costs £10 per person and entitles you to a discount of £1 off the campsite fees per night. You are also more likely to get on site during busy periods, as a number of pitches are reserved for members only.

    We hope you enjoy your stay.

    How to get here

    The campsite is easily accessible by public transport and if you arrive with a valid public transport ticket, you can receive a discount of 50p per stay.

    North Lees Campsite
    Birley Lane
    Hope Valley
    S32 1DY (new postcode)

    Grid reference: SK235832
    Latitude: 53.345267
    Longitude: -1.64821
    Easting: 423518.015
    Northing: 383210.086'

    Old SatNav users - if your car Satnav doesn't recognise our new postcode, please type 'Birley Lane'.

    Open link in mobile navigation system

    By bus

    The 272 bus service from Sheffield stops in the centre of Hathersage. You can walk to the campsite from Hathersage (see the directions below).

    For bus information, telephone Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit (Derbyshire County Council's public transport website).

    By train

    The Hope Valley train stops at Hathersage Station (Manchester to Sheffield service). The National Rail Enquiry number is 08457 48 49 50.

    On foot from Hathersage

    It is a gentle 30-minute walk to the campsite from Hathersage. In the centre of Hathersage, take the public footpath that starts on Baulk Lane, next to the National Westminster Bank. At the end of the footpath, turn right onto Birley Lane and after passing Bronte Cottage and the drive to North Lees Hall (both on the left), you will reach the entrance to North Lees Campsite (also on the left).

    North Lees Campsite map reference: SK 235 832.

    By car from Hathersage

    In the centre of Hathersage, (with the George Hotel on your right), turn right off the main road into Jaggers Lane. Take the next right into Coggers Lane and follow the lane up the hill for approximately 1 mile before turning right into Birley Lane. The campsite is 1 mile from this junction on the left-hand side and is signposted on the gate.

    SatNav users beware! You will be sent to the wrong place. If using a SatNav, do not turn left up Church Bank (off School Lane) or left down Leverett Lane.

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