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Hamperley Hideaways

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· Church Stretton, Shropshire, England
5 acres hosted by Ryan F.
1 glamping pitch · 1 motorhome/tent pitch · 3 tent pitches
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Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos

Between the wild Welsh mountains and flat middle England are the Shropshire Hills. And in the shadow of one of the most famous heather-clad ridges, The Long Mynd, is a camping and glamping site that’s as ‘in between’ as the location. Hamperley Hideaways bridges the gap between wild camping and traditional campsites. It’s a place where neighbouring tents are so far away that you wouldn’t know they existed and where glamping is as rustic as it gets. It’s wild-ish.

Walkers, hikers and teams of teens on DofE expeditions have been coming to these hills for generations so there’s no shortage of campsites. What sets this one apart is the space. Based on a 100-acre sheep farm, Hamperley Hideaways are individual pitches and glamping units tucked into the corners of fields rather than bundled in one together. It’s the brainchild of Ryan, whose family have farmed here since the fifties. He (or his dad, farmer Chris) won’t be too far away if you need anything but generally you’re left to your own devices.

Before you reach the campsite car park, you pass the farm where you collect wood and water. A little further is where you’ll leave your car, then it’s a short walk to your pitch – the closest are near enough to be family friendly, the furthest about ten minutes away. You’ll find the -ish of this wildish campsite when you get to your pitch. It’s a picnic bench, a ready-dug and stone-circled fire pit and, joy-of-joys for many campers, your own private composting loo. The same facilities are given at the gloriously rustic cabin and Genghis the converted lorry. Built with reclaimed materials, warmed by a log burner and lit only by lanterns and candles, both look as though they might have been here for decades. In actual fact they are just couple of years old, which means, despite appearances, they are properly insulated and cosy.

You can hike or bike straight out on to The Long Mynd from here, avoiding day-tripping walkers who head for the National Trust car park, six miles up the road. If the weather’s warm, though, you might find yourself tempted; as there’s a wild swimming hot spot nearby. It’s just beyond Church Stretton, a lovely market town, that’s got good pubs and shops for supplies. Further afield, there are more towns to explore; historic Ludlow and Shrewsbury aren’t far. But we suspect most campers who come here will want to stay wild. Or, at the very least, wild-ish.

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Cressy G.recommends
July 3, 2024
3 - Woodland Wild Camping Pitch
Lovely woodland pitch with picnic bench, fire pit and composting toilet. Peaceful with no neighbours. It is 3 mins walk from car, downhill, so a bit harder work to get camping kit out on way back uphill.
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Andy W.recommends
July 1, 2024
Campervan Pitch Up
One of a kind
Amazing, didn’t really think too much when I booked it, turned up to realise I had an entire field to myself (other than the sheep) views are incredible, incredibly quiet and didn’t see a soul.
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Alan R.recommends
June 29, 2024
3 - Woodland Wild Camping Pitch
Lovely place to stay, so peaceful, I will definitely return.
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Scilla S.recommends
June 19, 2024
Campervan Pitch Up
Delightful location and view. We saw lots of sheep and wayward lambs, and no people. Perfect !
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Bob B.recommends
June 16, 2024
Wild Camping - Explorers
Weekend break
We loved camping on this site great location wonderful views. Direction to the site can be better as it is quiet easy to end on wrong field. Will definitely return again to try the woodland experience
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Ranall P.recommends
June 12, 2024
2 - Wild Camping - Family Friendly
Loved camping here. So nice and chilled out and really friendly hosts. Helped pull my car out the field when I was stuck too!! We will be back and promise we won’t get stuck!!
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Church Stretton, Shropshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ryan F.Joined in November 2020
From the host
Cosy spaces, in quiet places - that's our aim at Hamperley Hideaways. The world’s a busy place, and you need some peace, some quiet and little bit of the wild. Well, we’re here to help you. Whether, you're camping, glamping or campervanning, here on our 100 acres of farmland, in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty, we can help you find that escape that you deserve, that little getaway that stays with you for a long time. It’s not all long days, zoom calls and un-replied emails - There’s still a little bit of wild out there, and we can help you find it.
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The campsite is in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in the shadow of The Long Mynd, one of Shropshire’s most-famous hills. There are footpaths and bridleways across this heathland ridge which stretches seven miles long and three miles wide. The whole area is popular for walking, horseriding and mountain-biking. You can walk straight from your pitch out on to the Long Mynd. Alternatively head six miles to the Carding Mill Valley visitor centre where there’s parking, information and a tea room. You can also swim in the Carding Mill Reservoir. Its on the edge of the market town of Church Stretton, which is worth a visit and a good place to pick up supplies. The market town of Ludlow, with its medieval streets, ruined castle and river bank, is 15 miles south and a popular place to visit. En route you pass the little town of Craven Arms where you might want to stop off to visit the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (01588 676060) and Stokesay Castle (0370 333 1181), one of the best-preserved fortified medieval manor houses in the UK. Shrewsbury, the attractive county town of Shropshire, is under 20 miles from Hamperley Hideaways.

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The Station Inn at Marshbrook (01694 781208) is under two miles from Hamperley Hideaways. The Ragleth Inn (01694 722711) and The Green Dragon (01694 722925), both in Little Stretton, are a little further but also recommended. Church Stretton has plenty of shops, pubs and cafes and a farmers’ market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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