Alstonefield Camping Barn, Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT

Call Robert or Teresa Flower on 01335 310349


Located on a working farm near Alstonefield on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, Alstonefield camping barn is near Dovedale, the Manifold Valley, Hartington, Leek and Ashbourne. A perfect base to visit Alton Towers or spend the day exploring the wonderful White Peak landscape. Great for quiet parties (but not stag and hen parties), group get-togethers or team building events. The barn welcomes families and is great for childrens' sleepover parties with a spacious upstairs room for games. The barn is also close to Manifold and Tissington off road trails for cyclists, Ramshaw Rocks for climbers and for those who enjoy water sports the barn is 20 minutes drive from Carsington Water. Also ideal for walkers, school, DofE and Scouts. Perfect for star gazers! This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn with unrivalled views. You need to bring usual camping equipment including camping mats or blow up air bed, sleeping bags, cooking stove and fuel, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. As there is no electricity in the barn you will also need to bring torches and flat safety night/tea light candles and logs for the WOODBURNING STOVE. Unfortunately a shower is not provided, but the washroom (with fully plumbed in toilet and hand wash basin) is in the barn itself and its much better than camping in the respect that you do not have to venture outside or go to a different building to use the wc. Self catering holiday cottages are also available at Gateham Grange. Dogs welcome with prior arrangement. The barn stands in a meadow, off the beaten track and has outstanding views.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: BYO sleeping mats & bags
  • Open:

    All year. All day apart from Christmas and New Year.
  • Price per night:

    £10.50 per person, £126 sole use.
  • Booking:

    Use BOOK NOW button or contact us via email or phone. Please contact us if you wish to bring your dog. Dogs welcome with prior arrangement only.
  • Directions:

    From A515 take turning signposted for Alstonefield just by the Newton House Hotel. Keep right through Alstonefield (Hulme End road). At first crossroads turn left towards Wetton. The farm is immediately on your right.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest rail Buxton. Nearest bus station Ashbourne or Leek. Moorlands Connect bus goes to Leek.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Peak Pilgrimage
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aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee
5Very basic accommodation


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No frills stay in the gorgeous manifold valley

October 16th 2021

Go back to basics, a group of friends exploring somewhere beautiful without costly airbnbs miles away from the hikes you want to be on. Who needs central heating when you’ve got a proper log burner?

Standing tall in a grassy field just north of Alstonefield our camping barn has just the essentials for a no frills stay. Groups will have to disconnect from gadgets and let the peak district take their breath away. There’s much to do and much to see with a good deal being accessible by foot. Our log burner will keep you warm in the evenings while you cook together savouring the peaceful nature of the peaks.

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Weekday availability throughout October —-including Half Term!

September 6th 2021

Are stuck for something exciting and adventurous for the kids to do this October Half Term. Something they will remember for the rest of their lives but won’t cost the earth. Alstonefield Camping Barn may be just what you are looking for.

Rustic and remote surrounded by meadows and the stunning Peak District landscape.  Kids will love the sense of isolation and freedom, the dark nights, the star filled skies, not to mention the excitement of having no electricity.  You will need to bring all  your camping equipment, just not your tent.  There’s a wood burning stove,  indoor WC and running water.  Please remember to bring a few bags of logs, sticks, matches and torches and an adventurous time is guaranteed for all.

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Surround yourself with nature at Alstonefield

March 4th 2021

This camping barn has so much potential for a nature loving group. Away from all the stress and crowds, in the picturesque manifold valley. Close to lovely wonders such as Thors cave and Dovedale. All being well Alstonefield would love to help you reconnect with nature this easter.

For a more back to basics trip break Alstonefield ticks all the boxes. Affordable, in a great location and suitable for groups. Whether a rabble of walkers looking for a simple place to rest for the evening or a group of wildlife photographers looking for a place to immerse yourself in nature. The barn is basic with no electricity, but it does sport a wood burning stove to keep you toasty in the evenings. Again you’ll have to bring your own cooking equipment, but then there is an award winning pub very close by… While it has been a difficult year Alstonefield would like to welcome you back, when allowed for a calm and relaxing weekend away.

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Treat yourself to a mini break adventure in the Peak District.

January 7th 2021

Adventure mini breaks don’t need to be expensive. Stay at Alstonefield Camping Barn, in the heart of the magnificent Peak District.
Plan your activities from the comfort of your home. Then go away, fully prepared for a wonderful adventure mini break.

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