The Gradbach Scout Camp is located on the western edge of the
Peak District National Park, nestled in the upper reaches of the
Dane valley, on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.
The campsite is located close to both Buxton and Leek, but because
of the nature of the Peak District countryside it appears to be
world of it's own. The campsite is ideally situated for most Peak
District activities including climbing, walking and caving, and
is the ideal stopover point for Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Award
expeditions, as well as longer troop or patrol camps. Whether
you are looking for camping for a single night, or camping for
a full week, we have what you need. Looking for indoor accomodation
for a scout or cub residential experience, or for an outward bounds
type course then look no further, Gradbach Scout Camp has what
The area that now constitutes the campsite headquarters was formally
known as Gradbach Old Hall Farm. The campsite headquarters consist
of three converted farm buildings, known as, The Farmhouse, The
Cottage and The Rover Den.
The Farmhouse and Cottage have been converted into indoor accommodation
and are ideal for a base for indoor and outdoor activities. Both
of the buildings are suitable for all sections, from beaver sleepovers,
through cub pack holidays to scout and explorer scout camps. The
Rover Den is also converted for indoor accommodation and is used
as the Camp Headquarters and 'home' of the site Service Crew.
The camping grounds cover a total of 48 acres of land. Of these
48 acres, 23 acres is designated as plantation covering the southern
end of the site along the northern slope of the Black Brook River.
The remaining area is split into 17 camping sites, offering a
varied choice of environment for large static camps down to bivouacking.