Camping in the UK is really popular, and there’s no better place to camp than in Shropshire! Campsites are easy to find – places like Telford, Ironbridge and Oswestry have a wealth of camping sites available with many different facilities.
Camping is now a popular holiday choice and there are lots of places where you can pitch your tent or park an RV. The council produces a map showing where camping is and isn’t permitted. It’s available from newsagents and libraries for just 20p.
Camping in council-owned campsites isn’t just for holidaymakers – it’s always been popular with walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. But if you don’t want to use a campsite, there are lots of places where camping is allowed; it just needs to be away from habitation, business premises or within 400m of a public footpath. And you should always ask the landowner’s permission before camping on private land (even if it is near habitation, business premises or within 400m of a public footpath).
Camping in Shropshire
The countryside and scenery of rural Shropshire is the perfect setting for camping holidays. You can pitch your tent or park an RV in any one of our 42 campsites, which have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break away from it all. Campsites are also a great place to meet up with other outdoor enthusiasts – walkers, cyclists and horse riders all love the peace and tranquillity of Shropshire’s countryside.
Camping in Shropshire often includes the use of facilities such as washing and toilet blocks. Remember to plan ahead and book your pitch in advance to avoid disappointment.
While there are many parts of Shropshire where camping is allowed (see the map for details), using a campsite is still the most popular option in Shropshire. They are open 24 hours a day, and have many facilities on site. And if you don’t know where to pitch your tent or park an RV, the friendly campsite staff will always be happy to help.
Best Campsite in Shropshire – Hembury Woods
Awarded 4 stars last year, this campsite has stunning scenery and fantastic facilities. At Hembury Woods Campsite you can choose between traditional or safari tents.
Hembury is my first choice for camping in Shropshire, it’s so close to home and always so clean. Facilities are great – there’s a pool table, mini golf and fishing lake on site as well as the usual toilets and showers. Plus if you go into Cleobury Mortimer they have a pool table and darts board. It’s a nice site to take kids; there’s loads of room for them to play football, or go swimming in the lake (seasonal). The staff are always friendly and helpful too! Definitely the best campsite in Shropshire!
‘This campsite is family run and really friendly- they were very helpful in showing us to our pitch which was close to the facilities. The toilets and showers were very clean and well appointed. The setting is beautiful especially in the summer when you can go for a swim in the lake which children love .. There was a pool table which I think adds to the campsite atmosphere.’ by Sarah Panesar
What to pack for Camping in Shropshire
The most important thing to remember is that camping involves the great outdoors, so you will need warm clothes and waterproofs as well as suncream if you go in summer.
Here are some of the things you should consider taking:
- Tents (where you’re staying). All campsites have their own rules on how many tents can be pitched together and if you have a portable home – such as an RV or trailer – there may also be restrictions.
- Suncream with a high sun protection factor.
- Insect repellent, to protect you from mosquitoes in the open air and flies on hot summer days.
- A warm jacket – it gets cold after dark especially in winter so a lightweight jacket for daytime will not be enough.
- Wellies or hiking boots – as most campsites will be located on uneven ground you’ll need water-resistant boots with plenty of grip to protect your feet.
- A good quality torch – it’s all too easy to get caught out after dark in the great outdoors, so make sure you take a well-charged battery operated light.
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