Motorhome Parking in Derbyshire.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Derbyshire County Council; Parking Page. The council says that the parking of mobile homes as such in not restricted at countryside sites except by the size of the vehicle and the restrictions in force at the particular site and will look at the possibility of putting something more explicit on the web site.
Amber Valley Borough Council; Parking Page. The council has no plans to publish MH parking information on the web site, best advice is to contact the council in advance of trying to park.
De Bradelei Mill Shops, Belper, Derbyshire. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 2 September 2013 but no reply has been received.
Bolsover District Council; Parking Page. The Council has no immediate plans to publish motorhome parking information on its website but has stated that all its car parks have been designed for, and are set out for, cars only - i.e. parking bays of 4.8 metres by 2.4 metres and therefore generally not suitable for parking of motorhomes due to their size.
East Midlands Designer Outlet, South Normanton, Derbyshire. Statement 10 February 2014: "I will talk to our Marketing Manager about including motorhome parking on our web site. In general we are very happy for motor home drivers to park their vehicles on our car park whilst they shop within the Centre and we have no height restrictions. When we are extremely busy, however, we prefer larger vehicles to park at the side of the access road. As we are a retail outlet we cannot offer overnight parking or allow vehicles to be parked during the day whilst the owners go off and explore the locality. Unfortunately, we do not have facilities for water re-fill or toilet waste disposal.".
Chesterfield Borough Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Information Page contains note re non-availability of motorhome parking. The TRO requires that vehicles be parked wholly within a parking bay. However, in answer to an enquiry the following response was received on 22 December 2015: "There is no issue with you parking a motorhome on Ashgate Road as there are no marked bays, in a normal car park due to markings it can cause issues due to the size of the vehicle. Please be aware the car park is currently up for sale so this may only be a possiblity for the near future."
Derby City Council; Parking Page. No specific information provided but motorhomes used to be able to use Cattle Market HGV park and maybe still can; check first; Park & Ride. No specific information provided but motorhomes used to be able to use Pride Park P&R site and maybe still can; check first. There is no specific parking information relating to motorhomes in either normal car parks or P&R car parks. The downloadable Parking in Derby leaflet on the website gives some information on parking facilities and those with height restrictions but makes no mention of multiple bay use or weight restrictions. The best advice that can be given is to contact the council with a specific enquiry in advance of trying to park.
Derbyshire Dales District Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page.
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. The following reply to an enquiry was received on 21 January 2016: "Although the car park at Chatsworth does not have a designated area for motorhomes, when visitors do come in larger vehicles they are advised to park at the bottom of the car park which is flat and has space for large vehicles. On busy days such as weekends and bank holidays, this does fill up very quickly and is not exclusively held for motorhomes. We will pass this information on to Marketing who will look to in the near future update our website accordingly. ".
Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Statement 6 February 2014: "We do welcome motorhomes. We have a large car park with lots of coach parking space so advise motor homes to park in there. Alternatively there is a large overflow car park which can be used. We do get a lot of motorhomes visiting, particularly during the summer months.".
Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 22 September 2013 and a further enquiry was sent in January 2015 but no reply has been received.
Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. A response to an enquiry was received on 18 January 2016 stating that motorhomes can be accommodated, depending on space, but on busy days it may not be possible for them to fit in. It is recommended that motorhome owners should ring before the day so that efforts can be made to try and leave them a space.
Heights of Abraham, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT. The web site FAQs Page notes that there is no on-site parking but gives directions to Derbyshire Dales Council car parks.
Dronfield Town Council; Parking Page. Statement 6 February 2014: "The Town Council currently only has one public car park in operation in the town. This is a small site of 18 spaces close to the town centre and is up for sale on the open market.". The car park is obviously not suitable for motorhomes.
Erewash Borough Council; Parking Page. The council stated on 30 September 2013 that it has no plans to publish parking information for motorhomes on its web site. However, the council did supply the following list of car parks in the borough that do not have marked bays nor a height restrictive barrier that would be able to accommodate motorhomes:
Prince Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston; Stratford Street North, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston; Stratford Street South, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston; Wesley Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston; Mill Street, Ilkeston; Princess Street, Long Eaton; Skeavingtons Lane, Ilkeston; Friar Street, Long Eaton; Laurel Crescent; Baslow Close; Collingwood Road Playing Fields, Long Eaton; Grange Park, Bowls Pavilion, Station Road, Long Eaton; Grange Park, Football Ground, Station Road, Long Eaton; Kirk Hallam Playing Fields, Off Windsor Crescent, Kirk Hallam; St Giles Park - Football Ground, Stanton Road Sandiacre; Sawley Community Centre, Draycott Road, Sawley; Pioneer Meadows, Kirk Hallam; Straws Bridge; Victoria Park, off Drummand Road, Ilkeston; Victoria Park, Ilkeston.
Subsequent investigation has shown that, apart from Straws Bridge Nature Reserve, these are small (mainly residential area) car parks not really suited to touring motorhomers.
High Peak Borough Council; Parking Page. Includes motorhome parking information by clicking the Guidance link..
Brierlow Bar Bookstore, Ashbourne Rd, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PY. Large free car park with picnic tables.
Peak Cavern, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WS. A response to an enquiry was received on 10 February 2016: "Peak Cavern's carpark (on Buxton Road) is suitable for motorhomes.".
Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. A response to an enquiry was received on 10 February 2016: "Our main car park at Speedwell Cavern, on Winnats Pass, is not suited to motorhomes, as it is quite narrow and turning is difficult when it is busy. However we have a much bigger coach and carpark on Buxton Road, which is ideal for motorhomes visiting the Cavern.".
North East Derbyshire District Council; Parking Page. There are no NEDDC owned sites with any facilities for motorhomes. There are no car parks suitable for parking motorhomes owned by NEDDC. This is due to a standard bay being too small and restrictions on the car parks forbidding sleeping and cooking. There are currently no plans to publish anything on the website.
South Derbyshire District Council; Parking Page. The page states: We have no provision for the parking of larger vehicles such as motor homes or HGVs.
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Last updated: 18 May 2017
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