Bunk Barns and Camping

What Better Location

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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Bunk Barn

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. We provide fresh linen consisting of a fitted sheet and pillow case (please bring a sleeping bag / duvet). 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.

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Campsite

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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 - please note there is no electric hook up or hard core standing. 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.


Our prices start from £14 per tent per night. For an accurate quote & price please use the booking link at the top of the page.

Our Site Rules

We have some key site rules below, for full terms & conditions please click the link at the bottom.

Important Campsite Information
1.    We are family friendly campsite, unfortunately we do not accept group bookings of more than four pitches.
2.    In the consideration of every guest’s enjoyment we have a strict no noise policy between the hours of 10pm and 9am.
3.    Campervans no larger than 5.3 metres length and 2 metres wide (roughly a VW size) are only accepted on the site.
4.    We do not accept caravans or motorhomes.
5.    Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring dogs to the Site. Dogs should be kept on a leash at all times and should not be left unattended at any time
6.    Dog owners must clean up all dog mess straight away and deposit it in the appropriate bins
7.    Please help to keep the site tidy, use the bins provided and recycle where possible.
8.    All Barbeques and fire pits must be raised from the ground so not to cause any damage to the grass.
9.    Fireworks and Chinese lanterns are prohibited on the site
10.    All camping pitches are without electrical hook up.
11.    There are separate male and female showers and toilets located on the ground floor of the Bunk Barn. The showers and toilets are shared with the Bunk Barn, they are free of charge to use and are cleaned twice a day.
12.    There is outside washing up facilities and a water tap which is suitable for drinking. Please keep this area tidy and be considerate of other campsite guests.
13.    All users of the site are responsible for the safekeeping of any personal possessions
and the Company will take no liability for the loss and/or damage of them.
14.    No access is guaranteed to your pitch before 4pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate pitches by 12 noon on the day of departure.
15.    Please check in at the bar in the pub before pitching/parking up
16.    Please read our full terms & conditions for our campsite & bunk barn by clicking here.



Important Bunk Barn Information
1.    All bunk beds have comfortable mattresses and a pillow. We provide fresh linen consisting of a fitted sheet and pillowcase. (Duvet hire is available for an additional cost)
2.    There is a small communal kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, kettle and seating for 5/6 people (please note there is no large communal indoor space in the Bunk Barn). We ask all guests to keep the kitchen tidy, do their own washing up and be considerate of other guests.
3.    In the consideration of every guest’s enjoyment we have a strict no noise policy from 10pm
4.    There are separate male and female showers and toilets located on the ground floor of the Bunk Barn. The showers and toilets are shared with the campsite, they are free of charge to use and are cleaned twice a day.
5.    Please help to keep the site tidy, use the bins provided and recycle where possible.
6.    Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring dogs to the Bunk Barn. Dog owners must clean up all dog mess straight away and deposit it in the appropriate bins. We also have following specific Conditions for dogs in the Bunk Barn;
•    Dogs must be under strict control at all times while in the Bunk Barn;
•    Dogs must be well behaved, and house trained;
•    The dog owner must bring the dog's bed or basket for sleeping in;
•    Dogs must not be left alone in the Bunk Barn or elsewhere at any time;
•    Dogs must not go on the beds;
•    Dog owners must ensure that their pets are free from parasites and fleas before they occupy the Bunk Barn.
7.    All users of the Bunk Barn are responsible for the safekeeping of any personal possessions and the Company will take no liability for the loss and/or damage of them.
8.    No access is guaranteed to your Bunk Barn room before 4pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate by 10am on the day of departure.
9.    On arrival please check in at the bar.
10.    A refundable £10 key deposit is required upon check in, this is returned to you upon presenting the keys back to us on departure.
11.    Please read our full terms & conditions for our campsite & bunk barn by clicking here.

On Our Doorstep

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.

The Royal Oak has external bike racks, a fantastic beer garden. All hikers, cyclists and well-behaved dogs as welcome. 

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Over the hill, not far away

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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)!