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Eric Byne Campsite

Eric Byne Campsite

The Eric Byne memorial campsite is located at Aldern House which is close to the village of Baslow.  The village falls within the boundaries of the Peak District as well as the county of Derbyshire. 

The campsite itself has a very basic layout and has a limited amount of facilities on offer to visitors.  These include a toilet and a washroom.  The lack of facilities does, however, mean the camp is relatively small so one of the more peaceful campsites in the area.  The camp is often not busy and visitors are not required to book in advance.  One night’s stay costs just £3.50 and is collected in the mornings by a member of staff.

The main draw of the campsite is the close proximity of it to many walking routes and the surrounding countryside as a whole.  Most of the visitors at the site are walkers and climbers, there to take advantage of the surrounding area.  The Robin Hood Inn is the closest place to the site to have a few drinks and something to eat.  The Robin Hood Inn is a family run pub which is set amongst open moorland.  The pub offers an extensive range of food which ranged from locally sourced cider braised lamb to Thai style Salmon.  Sunday Roasts are bar snacks are also available.  Drinks on offer range from guests ales to fine wines.  The room has a large room which is perfect for larger groups and can be booked for functions.

Those travelling to the site should initially head to Chesterfield.  From there the A619 should be taken in the directions of Baslow.  Visitors will then see signs to Chatsworth House which should then be followed.  A pub will then be seen on the main road which is the Robin Hood Inn which is at the bottom of the hill from the campsite.  The campsite is about a 10-minute walk from the pub with the route being signposted.

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