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Worfe Camping

· Ryton Shifnal, Shropshire, England
7 acres hosted by Anne B.
4 motorhome/tent pitches · 2 tent pitches
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A riverside meadow with just six pitches for tents and campervans, each with its own toilet, shower and fire pit – and an unlimited supply of logs

Campfire-friendly, grassy, off-grid camping pitches are the daily bread of Hipcamp sites. The back-to-basics approach to camping tends to be the one we’re most at home with as it ensures pleasingly natural surroundings and a limited impact on the environment. But over at Worfe Camping, they’ve managed a neat trick: offering camping that’s simultaneously souped-up and pared back. Each pitch is grassy and off-grid with an oh-so natural feel (that’s the pared-back bit) but comes with a fire pit, a picnic bench, an eco loo, a hot water shower, and an unlimited supply of firewood. That’s Hipcamp for 'souped up'.

These pitches are not just souped-up, though; they’re also well located. Each pitch sits riverside with a view across the water to free-range, rare breed pigs. Worfe Camping, and those snuffling porkers, are part of Valley Farm in the Shropshire countryside. Looking after it all are Anne and Tim. They’ll be the ones to show you in, to answer any questions, and perhaps to sell you a banger for the barbecue. But buy them with a warning: the Valley Farm rare breed pork sausages are so lip-smackingly tasty that once you've tried one, you might not be able to return to the common or supermarket variety.

There are just six pitches sharing a huge seven-acre wildflower meadow here adding to the feeling that you’ve found a special spot. Four are the riverside tent pitches and two are in a slightly loftier position in the field, reserved for the campervans and small motorhomes which are also welcome here. Campers have the run of the place; not only the camping meadow but all around the farm which is home to sheep and chickens, too. The quiet (no amplified music is allowed on-site), the birdsong, the farm animals, and the trickling Worfe River (more of a stream than somewhere you can swim) lend the place a rather relaxing vibe. If it rains, head for the Tack Room, a lovely undercover space where you can make tea, cook undercover, freeze ice packs and play games on the sofa.

There’s a good pub, The Smokey Cow, within daytime walking distance and a surprising amount to do on days out should you want to. There are lots of walking and cycling routes to Shropshire villages and market towns, but the big attraction is World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge. Its many museums, famous bridge, and on-the-water activities are just seven miles from the site. A fair few National Trust properties, the David Austin Rose Garden, the Cosford RAF Museum, and Hoo Zoo are also within a few miles.

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42 Ratings · 30 reviews
Suzanne S.recommends
August 3, 2023
6 - Riverside pitch
A very private pitch which we absolutely loved, complete with your own, very clean toilet and warm shower. Loved the added touches of the awning, bench and fire pit. Enjoyed watching the stunning sunsets too. Plenty to do in the area and pub/restaurant just a 20 minute walk away.
Tim C.recommends
July 30, 2023
4 - Riverside pitch
Wonderful campsite!
Amazing campsite... having own toilet and shower is quite a luxury; both clean and shower excellent. Beautiful area and site is great - only six pitches so feel like you have it to yourself! Owner Tim really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Worfe Camping. One of the best we've been to.
Susan G.recommends
June 1, 2023
Panoramic Campervan Pitch
Relaxing short break
Such a quiet, tucked away beautiful location. Lovely meadow setting, lots of bird song, great facilities and hosts most welcoming. Pitches very well spaced out. Loved wandering around the farm meeting the lambs and pigs!
Kathryn G.recommends
May 15, 2023
Riverside Pitch
We had a wonderful stay at Worfe Camping - the site felt so rural and peaceful, with the sites all very far apart from each other, so it felt very secluded. We also saw so much wildlife, we really enjoyed hearing and seeing the grouse walking around, we also saw beautiful hares when walking to the pub, and of course lots and lots of adorable lambs. We had sausages and eggs from the farm and they are the best sausages I have ever eaten! The unlimited firewood is extremely generous, and even though we had some rain, the ground stayed very firm. The firepit and the awning were great to have when it was soggy, and the toilet and shower were brilliant of course. Tim and Anne were so friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend this campsite to anyone!
Chloe L.recommends
May 8, 2023
Riverside Pitch
A fantastic site
Camping here was such a perfect mix of simple back to basics camping, with lots of added luxuries to make it an easy and relaxing camping experience (own fire pit, rain shelter, picnic table, and toilet and shower!) The owners were so kind and welcoming - they really took time to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed and were so kind to our children - taking them to bottle feed the lambs. We went for a fantastic circular walk from the campsite, stopping for a pub lunch midway at the Smokey cow which had a great playground for the kids. On the rainy day we went to Blist’s hill Victorian village which everyone enjoyed and found one of the best adventure playgrounds ever! It was lovely being by the river but it was too high for paddling so we will bring fishing nets/rods next time we visit!
Wendy G.recommends
August 13, 2022
Panoramic Campervan Pitch
perfection with walks on your doors
this place is stunning, each plot has its own awning, picnic table, loo and shower cubicle..The views are amazing ( stay up to watch the sunset between the trees) take your chairs/ blanket down to the river to escape the heat and chill out, highly recommended and cant wait to return
Ryton Shifnal, Shropshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Anne B.Joined in June 2021
From the host
Environmentally friendly camping in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, on 7 acres of ancient natural lay meadows. Each generous tent pitch on our site overlooks the River Worfe, beyond which you can see our rare breed black pigs, and includes a fire pit and all of the wood you will need to make those memories that will last for years to come. During Your Stay We encourage our guests to recycle whilst they stay with us. Please ensure you wash and sort your old packaging to make it easier and more pleasant for us. Each pitch comes with its own designated fire pit. These must be always supervised by a responsible adult. We will provide you with FREE fire wood. Please no fireworks, Chinese lanterns or similar to be used on site- these lanterns pose a genuine threat to animal welfare, they are also a fire hazard not just to wildlife habitats but also local farm buildings. You are welcome to explore the site but please remember that the safety of yourself and your children is your responsibility at all times. Please do not let unaccompanied children enter the river. We do not allow extremely loud amplified music to be played on site. If you would like to listen to radio etc. you are more then welcome. Acoustic music (guitars, accordions etc) played with consideration for your fellow campers, is acceptable. After 10.30 pm is quiet time on site. It doesn’t mean that you need to go to bed but please be aware that other people might be trying to nod off. This is for the benefit of other guests and for our neighbours (sound travels far here, especially at night). We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal possessions or vehicles during your stay. Please ensure any valuables remain locked in your car. Every effort has been made to ensure guests safety on site but we cannot accept responsibility for any accidental injuries. The very nature of camping and being in the great outdoors carries an element of risk. There is a first aid kit on site and contact numbers for local A&E’s, pharmacies and local GP surgery which are in the main office. In order to make everyone’s stay at WVFC enjoyable, all guests are requested to be considerate of others. Inappropriate or anti-social behaviour towards other guests or staff may lead to removal from site without a refund of the rental sum or any part of it. Departure Day Guests must vacate their pitch/pre-erected structure on the day of departure by 11am. Vacated pitches/pre-erected structures must be left clear of all personal property and refuse. Cancellation policy If you cancel your stay more then 6 weeks before your arrival date we will refund your monies less the cost of processing your £14.40 + vat if applicable - Greener Camping Membership (per pitch) and £10.00 admin fee (per pitch) to cover all other admin cost. If you cancel your camping holiday 6 weeks or less before your arrival date and we are able to re-let your pitch for the dates you have booked, we will refund your monnies less £55.00 admin fee per pitch and less £12.00+ vat GCM per pitch. If we cannot re-book your original dates than any money already paid will be non refundable and we will not move your dates. If you cancel or try to move your dates within 14 days of your arrival date no refund will be paid. If you booked through the 3rd party their fees will be also deducted from your refund.
Nearby attractions

The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site (01952 433 424) and its associated museums are seven miles from the site. The associated Blist's Hill Victorian Town is even closer, six miles from the site. Closer still is the David Austin Rose Garden (three miles from the site; 0800 111 4699) where you can walk among the flowers, buy plants and eat at the restaurant or tea room. Cosford RAF Museum (01902 376 200) is five miles away. For something more active hop aboard a boat or hire a kayak from Shropshire Raft Tours (01952 427 150) at Ironbridge Gorge or get on your bike and explore the routes along the River Severn. There are plenty of great walks directly from site including to the ornamental garden, Badgers Dingle, three miles from the site, or to the market town of Shifnal or village of Beckbury. From Beckbury, serious walkers might even like to join the Cross Britain Way long-distance walking trail. For kids, Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur Park is a good day out (12 miles from the site; 01952 677917) and there are plenty of National Trust sites within 20 miles of the site: Dudmaston (01746 780866), Wrightwick Manor (01902 761400), Sunny Croft (01952 242884) and Attingham Park (01743 708170).

Food and drink

Don't miss the rare breed, free-range pork sausages fresh from the farm which Anne and Tim can sell you; perfect for a campfire dinner or breakfast. For eating out, the closest pub to site is The Smokey Cow (01952 780660), a mile away in Beckbury, which specialises in smoked barbecue food and pies. The Dartmouth Arms (01746 783268) is three miles from the site and is home to an Italian restaurant. For a more traditional pub with a riverside setting, try The Woodbridge Inn (01952 882 054) five miles from the site. You can pick up local produce from Apley Farm Shop or enjoy breakfast or lunch in the associated Apley Kitchen (01952 581002) five miles down the road. For an English afternoon tea in suitably floral surroundings try the, David Austin Garden Tea Rooms. If you're at Ironbridge Gorge, Eighty-Six'd Coffee Shop (01952 432620) is recommended (01952 432620) as is The Furnace Kitchen (01952 435 968) at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

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