Sunday 8 October 2017

Darwin Forest Country Park, Darley Moor, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire

A Center Parks-style camp on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Darwin Forest Country Park has rows of wooden lodges, an indoor swimming pool, a gym, tennis courts, an amusement arcade, a soft play area, an archery track, a restaurant and other activities on site. You have to pay to use these amenities, but the charges are pretty reasonable. Although the bedrooms can be very compact, the newly-built lodges, some of which have hot tubs on their verandas, are comfortable and well-equipped with spacious living areas. The site itself, which still has lots of tree cover, is adjacent to a patch of woodland with a 2km running track and a "trim trail".  Moreover, the attractive town of Matlock isn't far away. 7/10