Due to Debbie working on the Friday of the early May bank holiday, we decided to stay close to home again for the sake of ease. After a “I wouldn’t mind trying this one” from my Dad, we elected to go to White House farm CL in the little hamlet of Heathcote, between Ashbourne and Buxton in the glorious Peak District. White house farm
This is a little gem of a site, 5 hardstandings with EHU, the usual water services and the ability for motorhomes to fill up with water (no drive-over grey waste though). It’s set opposite the farm at the end of a lane so no passing traffic although the turn in to the field is a tad on the tight side.
We arrived Friday evening with plenty of light left to set the awning up and get tea on before a dog walk, a couple of medicinal drinks and off to bed.
Saturday we headed out to the village of Hathersage, about half an hours drive, mainly as Alpkit had their grand opening weekend and I’m drawn like a magnet to outdoor gear…..I volunteered at their annual festival last year and they are the soundest bunch of people, their gear is also awesome and reasonably priced (plug over). If you ever find yourself in the vicinity, we can recommend Colemans Deli, next to Alpkit; the place was packed with customers and seems a popular cake stop for cyclists, the scotch eggs were a triumph!
A wander round the rest of the village, a swift pint and then back to the site for a chilled out afternoon,
unfortunately Leah neglected to bring anything other than her phone with her and had run out of her data allowance so there was extended amounts of huffing and puffing as she was “bored of the boredness”……..
Sunday we took a walk over the fields and picked up the Tissington trail again and walked up past Hartington station and up to the cafe at Parsley Hay where the trail meets the High Peak trail, not to bad a walk and relatively flat albeit windy. We came back down the high peak trail a mile or so then followed the public footpath through the fields back to Hartington station before heading back to the van; if we didn’t have the dog, you could have a really good day out on these trails without too much effort and cover some distance.
We’d definitely use this site again, other than paying your fee’s the owners left us alone, and the site itself was spotless. £14 a night including EHU is a bargain!
Unfortunately the car drama’s continued with yet more bursts of limp home mode on the way back, I’m desperately hoping I can get this sorted before Cornwall as the last thing we need is it going haywire on the A30 hills….