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GARY ENGLISH
17-12-2006, 13:19
just came back from matlock stopped last night every thing ok they have started digging along side off park it says for new road and sainsburys but it was all quite over weekend nice be nice if any one local could keep us all informed on whats going on

mikejay
23-01-2007, 07:14
Me and my m8 both stayed here over new year and all was ok there were quite a few vans there and the farside of the carpark was fenced off and the old station .Whent back this weekend and its fenced off right up to the old shed and the bedford coach has been moved spoke to the couple on the coach and they say they have been there a year but have now been told to move as theres going to be a sainsburys built over the the track in the quarry and the a6 is going to be 1way right trough the car park to cut down on the bottle neck at the bridge going into matlock

sagart
23-01-2007, 07:40
My wife has family in the area and there is a real split in the town over this redevelopment. One excuse is that it will "regenerate" the town, another that it will regenerate some local people.
The area is getting motorhome unfriendly as the tourist industry finds itself struggling to fill its accomodation. Prices have gone up, the facilities gone down and there is a general air of despair.
Stopped at Carsington Water last year so my wife could have a walk on the flat footpaths......some official popped up to demand "are you planning to stay overnight?". When I said that we were just stopping enroute to my sister in Derby...I was told "I will be back watching you"

mikejay
23-01-2007, 14:38
Its a shame me and my m8 really liked matlock and i wanted to go back at the weekends as its only 70 mile away looks like i will need to find a new place .

rebbyvid
23-01-2007, 18:15
Mikejay try matlock bath we stayed on station car park early on last year with no problems but i would imagine it gets busy in summer anothe rgood spot is monsall edge ,not stopped there but have been in daytime and even thought there is a sign right in corner of car park saying no camping other have stopped
Rob

grath
23-01-2007, 18:54
Hi just a thought.
For people not localish,
Please remember that Matlock & Matlock bath are two different places with two different parking areas.
regards graham;)

mikejay
23-01-2007, 20:59
Yeah we had a look at the matlock bath carpark right down the bottom by the lockups?there doing something there 2 half the car park is fenced off with diggers and stuff in.also went to monsaul head but its not very flat and ppl came out the house next to it looking at us .was there sunday and it started snowing really bad so we went home but it soon stopped.

jyates
26-01-2007, 05:58
Is it still OK to stop in the carpark? Is it possible to park in there during the day? I will be passing through this Saturday.
Thanks for the excellent website

Graham Hadfield
26-01-2007, 07:22
Is it still OK to stop in the carpark? Is it possible to park in there during the day? I will be passing through this Saturday.
Thanks for the excellent website
Derbyshire Dales council allow MH parking at both Matlock and Matlock Bath.

For details see Here (http://www.************************/dby.htm#dales).

Graham

sagart
26-01-2007, 08:15
In an earlier posting I was referring to overnighting and it being increasingly unwelcome, and not to whether or not motorhome parking is permitted.

Campervanman
26-01-2007, 09:35
Are we getting away from the point of this site WILD CAMPING we seem to have a self elected publicity officer. He is contacting Councils supermarkets and the like to seek permission to camp on there land / car park. A lot of the time these organizations turned a blind eye about someone staying overnight. For any organization to actually come out and say YES is inviting trouble and may lead to more height barriers signs or high overnight charges from those who say NO. No company / council are going to make overnight official or they could face all sorts of backlash from local official camp sites who make a living from people staying overnight. If I owned a business with a large car park and arrived in the morning to find any number of vans camped there I would hit the roof. One tucked in the corner I may just say “cheeky sod” or I may never have known by them arriving late and leaving early. I have personally stayed on occasions in supermarket car parks but only after obtaining permission from the store manager usually after spending some money in there store.. The following is a quote from Graham Hadfield
“The reason that overnight parking is allowed by the Council is so that the many guest houses and public houses providing overnight accommodation, but which are unable to provide parking for their clientele, may direct vehicle owners to alternative nearby facilities. Similarly, many homes within the Dales do not have off road parking (although we do provide each household with a free parking pass which allows for parking after 4pm and up to 11am on our car parks).
The reason why overnight camping is prohibited, on the other hand, is that there are numerous licensed camping and caravan sites throughout the Derbyshire Dales and we do not wish to condone the use of our public car parks by travellers seeking alternative low cost accommodation, be that overnight or longer term.
Restricted Access caused by narrow roads. We do not hold data of this type and until a comprehensive survey can be undertaken, I am not able to offer a response.
Derbyshire Dales District Council have further details on their web site” So now does that mean that this council will look more closely at vehicles parked overnight because someone has brought this practice of ours to the attention of a council official, whereas before the council employee who checked on the car parks turned a blind eye.
Sorry but Mr Hadfield is in my opinion doing us as wild campers more harm than good, it is going to get that we will be stopped from even making a cup of tea

Campervanman

Graham Hadfield
26-01-2007, 15:32
Are we getting away from the point of this site WILD CAMPING we seem to have a self elected publicity officer. He is contacting Councils supermarkets and the like to seek permission to camp on there land / car park.
Not seeking permission - seeking accurate information.

Graham

rogerangie
26-01-2007, 16:28
As I have posted before. Go down the road a couple of miles to Cromford and use the car park at either the mills or the canal. No problem at either, Quiet, peaceful, toilets and free. Park anywhere in Matlock/ Matlock Bath during the day, on the road or in the car parks.

sea lion
26-01-2007, 17:29
Matlock today had a converted travellers bus. Looked quite at home there. No doubt ovenight parking will soon be banned now.

jyates
28-01-2007, 17:32
I have just returned from a weekend in Derbyshire. We stayed in the station carpark in Matlock, along with three other vans, a caravan and a converted bus, with no problems. This morning while having breakfast a Derbyshire CC van came around checking and left without getting out of his van. So, it appears you can still use this carpark for overnighting, not sure what will happen when building/construction is complete.

virgil
28-01-2007, 18:02
Sounds like the converted bus is really at home there!

grath
28-01-2007, 19:14
Yes, I thought the same when I read it!:eek:
I will be going there myself in a couple of weeks or so.

jyates
11-03-2007, 18:07
Just spent last night at Matlock along with two other vans, not sure how long this site is going to be available due to development of super store. The converted bus has gone from the carpark though!!

grath
11-03-2007, 18:09
Just spent last night at Matlock along with two other vans, not sure how long this site is going to be available due to development of super store. The converted bus has gone from the carpark though!!
How about Matlock Bath, I believe it is ok to overnight there:confused:

grath
11-03-2007, 19:40
How about Matlock Bath, I believe it is ok to overnight there:confused:
Can anyone answer this one please??:confused:

guest
11-03-2007, 20:28
Can anyone answer this one please??:confused:

I saw this on a website graham
http://www.tweedly.org/Motorhome/

Matlock Free Long Stay Car Park near old railway station. From centre of Matlock take Matlock Bath road, cross river and immediate right. Two minutes walk from centre. Rough surface, nice views, may be OK for overnighting.

hope this is helpful,sam :D

grath
11-03-2007, 21:05
Sam, I have just come on for a couple of mins.
Matlock & Matlock Bath are 2 different places, just a few miles apart.
Matlock has the Station & a rough car park & a small town & Matlock Bath is a 1 street tourist attraction where the motor cyclists go to. I think that overnighting will still be ok there. Just wanted confirmation.
Did u get the other emails of Carrog station & the grouse inn ?
If yes, could u when u have time put what u think on for others to see more of Carrog

guest
11-03-2007, 21:17
Sam, I have just come on for a couple of mins.
Matlock & Matlock Bath are 2 different places, just a few miles apart.
Matlock has the Station & a rough car park & a small town & Matlock Bath is a 1 street tourist attraction where the motor cyclists go to. I think that overnighting will still be ok there. Just wanted confirmation.
Did u get the other emails of Carrog station & the grouse inn ?
If yes, could u when u have time put what u think on for others to see more of Carrog
hi graham,yes iv just got them,it'll be a pleasure to put them up,i will post them with ours yes?:D

grath
12-03-2007, 06:07
I saw this on a website graham
http://www.tweedly.org/Motorhome/

Matlock Free Long Stay Car Park near old railway station. From centre of Matlock take Matlock Bath road, cross river and immediate right. Two minutes walk from centre. Rough surface, nice views, may be OK for overnighting.

hope this is helpful,sam :D
Good site Sam:cool:

jyates
15-03-2007, 18:36
Originally Posted by grath
How about Matlock Bath, I believe it is ok to overnight there


Sorry not sure about Matlock Bath, I prefer Matlock to Matlock Bath, too many tourists and gets very busy on Sundays. I will check it out though next time we go.
John

grath
15-03-2007, 19:01
Originally Posted by grath
How about Matlock Bath, I believe it is ok to overnight there


Sorry not sure about Matlock Bath, I prefer Matlock to Matlock Bath, too many tourists and gets very busy on Sundays. I will check it out though next time we go.
John
Thanks, look fwd to hearing from U:D

cas
17-03-2007, 05:41
Think there already listed under derbyshire

rebbyvid
17-03-2007, 06:26
Originally Posted by grath
How about Matlock Bath, I believe it is ok to overnight there


Sorry not sure about Matlock Bath, I prefer Matlock to Matlock Bath, too many tourists and gets very busy on Sundays. I will check it out though next time we go.
John
I stopped overnight in Matlock Bath last year it was about April so not to busy, had no problems and police patrol car park as well ,did intend stopping at Matlock but it was too quiet, big car park but no building work then.
Rob

grath
17-03-2007, 07:24
Jyates, thanks for info:D

grath
17-03-2007, 08:42
I stopped overnight in Matlock Bath last year it was about April so not to busy, had no problems and police patrol car park as well ,did intend stopping at Matlock but it was too quiet, big car park but no building work then.
Rob
Hi, I have been to Matlock many times & I always thought that the Station car park was a little big & dark & just wondered about safety (or more about vandalism)
Matlock Bath is smaller & I thought that it was ok there & it :D was listed in either MMM or Practical Motor Home<

mark7
22-04-2007, 11:58
hi all....ive stayed at matlock bath a few time with no probs....always a few others there and its nice at nite, have a few beers and chips!!!!theres about 10 million chip shops there lol


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