Flying the Flagg – A gold standard campsite The Duke of York

Here in the UK we are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a destination for our next staycation. There are hundreds of beautiful campsites to choose from right on our doorstep.

The Peak District National Park is famed for its breath-taking views and dramatic scenery, it’s a highly popular destination for cyclists, hikers and lovers of the great outdoors. The Duke of York traditional country pub and campsite is a gem nestled in the small hamlet of Pomeroy, Flagg in the White Peak area between Buxton and Bakewell. The Duke of York is open all year round so visitors can enjoy the change of scenery the seasons offer, whether you like to spend long days walking in the vibrant Summer Countryside, or enjoy fresh, calm Winter landscapes.

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The Duke of York

The Duke of York campsite is recently transformed to accommodate 30 caravans & motorhomes all with electric hook ups and from April to October they can accommodate 30 tents. The dramatic rural setting is perfect for families, groups or couples and you don’t have to leave your four-legged friend behind, dogs are welcome too! The shower block has everything you’d ever need, clean toilets and sinks, warm showers, a pot washing station, and under floor heating!

the duke of york, pub in Derbyshire
Camp Utilities Building - Duke of York

The Duke of York pub is friendly and welcoming serving a selection of cask ales and traditional food, proper homemade chips! So, whether you’ve been cycling all day or enjoying an afternoon stroll, warm yourself by the log fire and enjoy a pint or two at the Duke of York in the evening.

duke of york pub

Things to do

The campsite adjoins the North end of the High Peak trail – A 17-mile trail for walkers, cyclists, runners and horse riders starting at Dowlow near Buxton, to High Peak junction, Cromford. You can experience life in a Victorian Mill worker dwelling at The Bakewell Old House Museum just a 15-minute drive from the campsite. Or for the more adventurous, Poole’s Cavern and Country Park is a short 10-minute drive; take a journey beneath the earth to explore Limestone caverns, and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years.

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All in all, a great camping experience, perfect location, on site pub, friendly atmosphere and lots of things to do in the surrounding area, the Duke of York Campsite can really cater to all your staycation needs. It’s not surprising that The Duke of York gets so many visitors every year, book early to avoid disappointment, you won’t regret it!

This article was written by Paul Campbell of Effective Campervans – thanks Paul.