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Thu, 04 Jul


Rally Full, please use waiting list

Ashford Farm Cottages, Bakewell Carnival

2 or 3 Night Rally for Bakewell Carnival, Grass Pitches, Awnings Allowed, Fresh Water, Elsan

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Ashford Farm Cottages, Bakewell Carnival
Ashford Farm Cottages, Bakewell Carnival

Time & Location

04 Jul 2024, 12:00 – 07 Jul 2024, 16:00

Rally Full, please use waiting list, Highfield, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell DE45 1QN, UK

About the event



Dave & Denise Barber and Shaun & Sharon Gascoyne

RALLY FEE £30.00 for 3 nights (Thurs-Sun) or £20.00 for 2 nights (Fri-Sun)

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Rally Opens for Arrivals from 12 noon on Thursday and Friday arrivals from 10.00am 


  • Fresh Water & Elsan - Yes
  • Hardstanding - NO
  • EHU - NO
  • Toilets - NO
  • Refuse Point - NO (take home, centre rules)


Ashford in the Water is a very pretty, chocolate box village in the heart of the White Peak, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. It is home to the most photographed bridge in Britain, which has the gloriously crystal clear waters of the River Wye flowing free underneath. It’s a tiny place and is made up of ancient picturesque cottages, two pubs, a stunning hotel with a riverside setting, a beautiful church, which houses relics dating back to the 1200s and a village store and delicatessen, who boasts they have the best home-made pickles in Derbyshire. Home to the lucky few, the cottages were once owned by the Chatsworth estate. These were sold off in the 1950s to pay for death duties.

With the famous Sheep Wash Bridge adorning many a postcard and photograph, tourists flock to hear how sheep were washed in the water before chemical dips were introduced. Lambs were kept in the walled pen on the other side, which is still in good working order and used in demonstrations today, to entice their mothers to have their bath and swim to the other side. The bridge makes a great vantage point for watching the huge rainbow trout meandering leisurely on their way below your feet.

We are so lucky that Bakewell still have thier carnival week traditions to share with your children and grandchildren. They offer an opportunity to bring the community together and bridge gaps between generations with shared memories, festivities and the sharing of traditional practices like the art of well dressing.

For the most up to date information regarding the carnival please visit our Bakewell Carnival Face Book Page , it is regularly updated and a platform where you, the public can share your fantastic pictures and videos:


Please do not follow your Sat Nav through the village as some of the short cuts are very narrow.  

From the A6, turn into the village on the A6020 and take the first left B6465 into the village.  At the Ashford General Store junction, do not take the B6465 to the right, keep left on Church Street.  Follow this road  as it curves to the right and becomes Fennel Street and further along it becomes Vicarage Lane.  The site will be signed to the left near Pennyunk Lane.


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