Derbyshire campsite to get investment

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The future of a popular Peak District National Park owned campsite near Hathersage has been safeguarded.

The North Lees campsite, close to the well-loved climbing, walking and wildlife area of Stanage Edge, is to be refurbished to ensure that people can continue to enjoy and appreciate its unique qualities.

Members of the National Park’s audit, resources and performance committee will continue to manage the campsite and invest up to £60,000 to improve facilities for visitors to the North Lees estate.

The campsite has been owned by the National Park since 1976. New showers, improved toilets, the use of environmentally-friendly technologies, an on-line booking system and possibly four camping pods, are among the improvements campers can expect to enjoy.

Committee chair, Coun Andrew McCloy, said: “We carefully considered a number of options for running the campsite and concluded that it is in everyone’s interest that we continue to manage it as an integral part of the North Lees estate.”