Staffordshire and Derbyshire in a VW Camper

Staffordshire and Derbyshire offer some beautiful and picturesque locations that are perfect for exploring in a VW campervan. Here are some places to consider visiting in these regions:


  1. Peak District National Park: While technically part of Derbyshire, the Peak District spills over into Staffordshire, offering stunning landscapes, hiking trails, and scenic drives. Dovedale, in particular, is a must-visit.
  2. Alton Towers: If you’re looking for some excitement, Alton Towers is a famous theme park with thrilling rides and attractions. You can also find a campsite nearby for your campervan.
  3. The Roaches: A dramatic rocky ridge in the Peak District, The Roaches is a popular spot for hiking and rock climbing. There are several beautiful camping spots in the vicinity.
  4. Cannock Chase: A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cannock Chase offers woodlands, trails, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Campsites in the area provide a great base for exploration.
  5. Shugborough Hall: This stately home and estate offers lovely gardens, historic architecture, and interesting exhibits.


  1. Chatsworth House: Visit this magnificent stately home, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a parkland estate. It’s a great place for a leisurely day out.
  2. Matlock Bath: A charming town along the River Derwent, Matlock Bath is known for its scenic riverside promenade, amusements, and fish and chips. You can find camping options nearby.
  3. Derwent Valley Mills: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Derwent Valley Mills, where you can learn about the Industrial Revolution and its impact on the area.
  4. Bakewell: Famous for its Bakewell pudding, this picturesque town offers historic buildings, quaint streets, and a lovely countryside setting.
  5. Carsington Water: This reservoir offers opportunities for water-based activities like sailing and fishing. There’s also a visitor center and campsite nearby.
  6. Peak Rail: Experience a nostalgic steam train journey through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Remember to plan your campervan trip in advance, especially if you intend to stay overnight in campsites, as some may require reservations. Additionally, always check the latest travel and camping regulations, as they may change over time. Enjoy your VW campervan adventure in Staffordshire and Derbyshire!

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