Waterside camping in Wyre Forest

Campers can hit one of England’s most ecologically important forests via hike, horseback, or kayak.

99% (379 reviews)
99% (379 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Wyre Forest

2 top waterside campsites in Wyre Forest

100%
(3)

Denmark Farm

7 units · Tents1 acre · Lampeter, Wales
Spy real, live dragonflies dancing over lily-rich ponds as you head out in search of sleepy dragons in the wooded wonderland at this quiet eco site
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£14
 / night
Booked 3 times

Wild Wellingtons Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Llandysul, Wales
Eco-friendly glamping 10 minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, with great facilities for parents and acres of wild space for kids
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£110
 / night
Value Prop
Value Prop

Waterside camping in Wyre Forest guide

Overview

Welcome to one of England’s most important spreads of oak wood and its largest forest NNR, set just beyond the western edge of the Midlands’ urban sprawl. Wyre Forest, its tree cover all designated either an NNR or SSSI, is a favourite for woodsy walks, running, gentle cycling, horse riding, and its Go Ape centre treetop ropes course. The best camping can be found along the southern edge, either at Bewdley or just beyond the main entrance. The forest is conveniently positioned for exploration by train too, with Severn Valley’s Bewdley, Northwood Holt, and Arley stations all flanking its eastern edge.

Where to go

Bewdley

Bewdley, hanging off Wyre Forest’s southeast corner, is the nearest community and a long-serving tourist destination on the River Severn. It’s well-known for its riverfront Georgian houses and iconic 1798 bridge designed by Thomas Telford. Several grand country house estates can also be seen while heading south to Stourport-on-Severn. To see the area’s natural beauty, the Severn’s best stretch for canoeing runs between Bridgnorth and Bewdley, and it’s an easy walk on pretty paths into Wyre Forest from town. Bewdley also boasts access to a number of family-friendly campsites and glamping sites.

Visitor Centre & the South Side

The main entrance into Wyre Forest is two miles west of Bewdley. This is the nexus of forest activity with a café, three way-marked walking trails, running trails, cycling routes, and bridleways alongside the visitor centre. The most interesting trail loops north around an arboretum, which hosts the unusual whitty pear among many other species. Camping awaits a short distance along the road from the main forest entrance toward Far Forest.

River Severn & the East Side

The eastern borderlands of the forest are framed by the River Severn, where the best stretch of kayaking on the UK’s longest river beckons, plus the long-distance Severn Way (east bank) and Geopark/North Worcestershire Ways (west bank). There are some excellent riverside campsites perfectly poised for forest forays as well—search for the best spots in the Bewdley area or near Pound Green.

Buttonoak, Earnwood Copse, and the North Side

Wyre Forest’s northern portion is less crowded, and forest-ensconced Buttonoak makes the best all-round base, with a pub and camping at nearby Pound Green. Just northwest of here, the car park at Earnwood Copse serves as a good launch point for hitting the woodsy trails. It’s also the north of the forest that has most of the NNR-designated and most ecologically important forest.

Top regions near Wyre Forest

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Cool Camping is now Hipcamp, your best resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover & reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, & glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.