The Firs Caravan Club Site, Crich Lane, Belper, DE56 2JH, Tel 01773852913
To find site:- From south on A6 as you exit Belper watch out for right turn into Broadholme Lane which is just past the big cemetery and signed for Nether Heage. Continue along Broadholme Lane ( narrow in places so proceed with care) until you reach the T junction with Crich Lane. Turn left and the site is on the left in about 500 yards. If you approach from the north on the A6 the left turn into Broadholme Lane is very difficult and it is advised that you continue into Belper turn at the roundabout outside of Morrisons and then as above.
The Firs is a recent addition to the Caravan Club network having previously been a commercial site. It opened as a Club site in August 2008. The site is situated a couple of miles outside the town of Belper in pleasant countryside. As can be seen from the main picture the wardens work hard to create a delightful floral entrance to the site. There are in the region of 80 pitches plus a small tent area. I felt that some of the pitches were not as generous as we usually expect from CC sites so if you have the choice select with care, particularly if you want to put up an awning. There are two main pitching areas, the main one immediately behind reception containing the excellent toilet block. The majority of pitches in this area are on hardstanding, although there are a few grass pitches. In a second section there are more pitches but all on grass. The motorhome service point is also in this section. This site is unusual in having both grass and hardstanding serviced pitches with water and waste connections for which there is a small extra nightly charge. Digital TV connections are also available on the electrical bollards. The old toilet block has been converted to a large information area and a drying room. Two toilets have been retained for use when the main block is being cleaned. You can order newspapers from reception and they also sell other essentials. Date of visit Mid August 2009.
There is an amazing amount to do within a 5/10 miles radius of this campsite. The Denby Pottery Centre, Midland Railway Centre and the wonderful Crich Tramway Village are all close to the site as are several National Trust properties. If you are prepared to travel a little further the whole of the Peak District awaits. There is a pub/restaurant within walking distance of the site (about three quarters of a mile) and of course several eateries in Belper. The town of Belper has a good range of shopping opportunities including several supermarkets.