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Eric Byrne Campsite

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 PaulJepson 20 Jul 2020

Has anyone stayed here in the past couple of weeks? Is it open? Is the NT carpark at the bottom open? Was it busy?

Ta! 

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 Offwidth 20 Jul 2020
In reply to Paul Jepson

I don't know what is happening now but at the end of 2019 it had gone upmarket and I think you needed to book.

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 Stoneylad 20 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulJepson:

It's not open at the moment . Rang up last weekend and guy said probably won't open til end of the month . Car park is open

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In reply to Offwidth:

> In reply to Paul Jepson

> I don't know what is happening now but at the end of 2019 it had gone upmarket and I think you needed to book.

Upmarket? That must have taken some work! A real shame, it was such a good campsite and brilliant for not having any cars anywhere near. ☹️

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 PaulJepson 20 Jul 2020
In reply to Stoneylad:

Oh no! In that case, can anyone recommend a fairly low-key campsite (i.e. not full of kids and caravans) in the general vicinity of the Eastern Edges? North Lees looks rammo. 

And to be fair, EB's set a pretty low bar; I doubt they have gone that upmarket. Maybe a bar of soap in the wash block. 

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 Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator UKC Supporter UKC Supporter 20 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulJepson:

> Has anyone stayed here in the past couple of weeks? Is it open? Is the NT carpark at the bottom open? Was it busy?

> Ta! 


Btw it "Eric Byne" - well known Peak District pioneer and guidebook editor (as nobody else bothered)

Chris

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 Offwidth 20 Jul 2020
In reply to deacondeacon:

As I've said before here, I need to wear glasses more... read Eric Jones. 

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 tom r 21 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulJepson:

ha ha it certainly could not be called glamping when I stayed there getting on 20 years ago. A small fairly grotty toilet with a tap and the farmer coming round early in the morning saying 'camp fees' outside each tent.  

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 Andypeak 21 Jul 2020
In reply to tom r:

It was exactly the same when I last stayed a year or two ago. I even had a to turn the water supply on and off at the mains each time unused the facilities. 

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 Hutson 21 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulJepson:

Pretty similar when we camped there in September 2019 (didn't have to turn water on at the mains though). The farmer's wife even chased a retreating DofE group over the fields because she didn't think they'd paid. The toilets don't have electricity.

I really like how you can camp away from cars/caravans.

Though occasionally there are cows with calves between the tent and the toilet, and at least once I've seen someone hurriedly vault the wall into the camping field when chased.

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 Baz P 24 Jul 2020
In reply to tom r:

it sounds a lot more upmarket than in the 1960’s when it was Ben’s barn. You dossed on whatever straw you could muster and had rats running over you all night. 

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 leland stamper 25 Jul 2020
In reply to tom r:

Sounds like paradise.

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 Baz P 25 Jul 2020
In reply to leland stamper:

It was for the rats. New tid bits every weekend. 

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 Martin Hore 26 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulJepson:

Any updates? I'm hoping to stay this coming weekend. I can't find a phone number other than the Nat Park Office to check if it's open.

Many thanks

Martin

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