We offer a range of camping options as well as our Bunk Barn with a communal kitchen.
Situated next to the Tissington and High Peak Trail and in the heart of the Peak District is our Bunk Barn accommodation in an original stone barn and our family friendly Campsite with our award-winning, Peak District, country pub on site. Whether you are starting or finishing a walk or bike ride, or simply just want a base to visit the nearby market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Buxton, The Royal Oak is the perfect location to explore and enjoy the all the varied activities and places the Peak District has to offer. A delicious breakfast menu has been created by our chefs to tempt you in even earlier (open 8.30am Saturday and Sunday). We also serve freshly ground Buxton Roastery coffee.
If you would like to dine at The Royal Oak, which is on site, it is essential to make a reservation in advance.
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Sleeping up to 34 guests over 5 lockable, heated rooms. A communal kitchen and separate heated male and female shower blocks
After a full day of activities you'll sleep soundly in the snug surroundings of our traditional Bunk Barn located in the heart of the Peak District in a superb rural location. Perfect for any number from 1 to 34 (we accept both small or large groups) wanting comfortable and clean dormitory style accommodation. There are five separate bunk rooms - three rooms for eight people, one for six and one for four. All are heated and lockable. All bunk beds have comfortable mattresses and a pillow with fitted sheet and pillowcase, please note, you will need to bring your own duvet or sleeping bag. There is a small communal kitchen with fridge, oven and kettle and seating for 5/6 people (please note there is no large communal indoor space). There are separate ladies and gents toilets and hot showers (shared with the campsite) and are also included in the tariff.
Departure is 10am. The Bunk Barn is open year round. See photos of the Bunk Barn in the Gallery.
Our prices start from £10 per person per night. For an accurate quote & price please use the booking link above.
The Royal Oak camping grounds are situated to the rear of the pub. The picturesque campsite has 20 pitches on two levels with direct access to the Tissington and High Peak Trail. Access to the camping field is via a standard five bar gate. The campsite has separate male and female toilets each with hot showers (shared with the bunk barn) and there is also outside washing up facilities. See photos of the camp site in the Gallery.
We offer designated pitches which are marked out so that you know you have a specific space for both your tent and car. A standard pitch is 6 metres x 8 metres and a large pitch is 8 metres x 10 metres. You can also upgrade to a super pitch which is 8 metres x 12 metres and includes a picnic bench and fire pit for your private use. You can see a plan of the campsite here (PDF). Please note that all pitches include both your tent and a car space within the measurements.
Please note we gave no hardstanding or electric hook-ups and we cannot accept motorhomes.
We do not permit marquees or gazebos on site.
Our prices start from £15 per tent per night. For an accurate quote & price please use the booking link at the top of the page.
We have some key site rules below, for full terms & conditions please click the link at the bottom.
Situated in a prime position for walking, cycling and exploring the Peak District, The Royal Oak is surrounded by an abundance of routes with varied difficulty.
From the bottom of our campsite grounds you can hop onto the High Peak Trail where you can head towards Parsley Hay and the trail splits into the very popular High Peak and Tissington Trails. An e-leaflet with helpful information and map of both trails can be found by clicking here.
At Parsley Hay you will discover Parsley Hay Cycle Hire. Here you can hire a range of bikes including adult bikes, children's bikes and even tandems! Groups of 10+ can pre-book in advance by calling. For further information on opening times, prices, booking and contact information please visit their website here.
Charming rural villages surround Hurdlow with many being the gates to tremendous circular walks.
A short distance from The Royal Oak is the endearing village of Monyash. From the village you can follow part of the scenic Limestone Way , through the pretty valley of Lathkill Dale. This loop is approximately 4 miles long and graded 'easy' so suitable for most. You can find a link to the route description and map here.
A well-loved visitor destination in close proximity is Hartington. You can experience your very own taste of Hartington by purchasing Derbyshire-made cheese from The Old Cheese Shop or purchasing a sampler of one of the cask ales produced by Whim Ales at Hartington Village Stores. After enjoying your treats at the picturesque duck pond, you could venture out on a wander through the tranquil Biggin Dale on a beautiful riverside walk. You can find a link to the route description and map here.
For those looking for a more challenging route with steep inclines and descents, approximately 2.5 miles from The Royal Oak you can find Earl Sterndale whereby you can begin a circular walk for Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill. You can find a link to the route description and map here.
Further free walk maps & information can be found on a separate website by clicking here.
The Royal Oak has external bike racks, a fantastic beer garden. All hikers, cyclists and well-behaved dogs as welcome.
The Royal Oak is a wonderful base with the popular towns of Buxton and Bakewell both within a 15 minute drive.
The famous spa town of Buxton has the natural wonder of Pooles' Cavern (great for mini explorers), impressive architecture such as The Crescent , Devonshire Dome and Buxton Opera House with a year-round programme of entertainment. You are never short of activities in Buxton, for the active there is GoApe! where you can swing from ropes nestled in the tree tops of Grinlow woods and the stunning Pavilion Gardens with a number of play areas, minature train and boating lake. Meander around the boutique shops within the Cavendish Arcade, great for gifts and locally made treats such as Charlotte's Chocolates. If you would rather use your time in the Peaks to relax, have an afternoon picnic in the Pavilion Gardens, explore the Pavilion Arts Centre now with a cinema or for those wanting some 'me time' head to the Devonshire Spa to unwind.
The historic market town Bakewell boasts boasts of its traditional, award-winning market day which takes place every Monday. The bustling market has a diverse range of products available including local produce. There is also the agricultural market which is a fantastic insight into today's farming community and a fun day out for little ones wanting to see animals. Bakewell is also home to the well-known and worldwide loved Thornbridge Brewery, here you can book onto brewery tours or visit the Tap Room to sample one of their beers. A trip to Bakewell without taking a trip to The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop could be considered criminal so make sure you pop in to take a slice of Bakewell home for your loved ones (if you can bear to share)!