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Worfe Camping
23 reviews
· Ryton Shifnal, England
7 acres
6 units
4 Motorhome/tent
2 Tent
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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Ryton Shifnal, 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
17 Ratings · 23 reviews
Kate H.recommends
August 3, 2022
4 - Riverside pitch
Camping excellence
Beautiful unspoilt site at Worfe. Loved the private shower and toilet. 1 mile across the fields to lovely local pub. Lots to do in the local area.
Anita R.recommends
July 15, 2022
3 - Riverside Pitch
Great pitches
The pitch on Anne’s land at Worfe Camping was brilliant. There were 6 pitches, all well spaced out with a personal compost loo, shower and washing up station. There were a couple of pubs in easy walking distance that provided tasty food. Both Tim and Anne were extremely friendly and helpful. We hope to visit again.
Rob P.recommends
July 3, 2022
1 - Panoramic Campervan Pitch
Great location with spacious pitches. A treat to have your own composting loo and hot shower! The awning was a nice touch and the fire pit lovely to sit round in the evening and cook the delicious rare breed sausages which can be bought from the farm. Good walks from site.
Lynn T.recommends
June 13, 2022
1 - Panoramic Campervan Pitch
And breathe...
This was a wonderful place to stay for a few nights. It's peaceful, no traffic noise at all, you just wake to the early morning dawn chorus. The meadow is fab, the pitches are very well spaced out, and it's wonderful having your own loo and shower all to yourself - especially if you have a dog who doesn't like to be left alone while you disappear for showers etc. I went mid-week and had the whole place to myself, it was a wonderful retreat with lovely walks on the doorstep. I bought some of the farm's sausages, lordy, they were good, and Anne and Tim made me feel so welcome, they even offered to take me to a dog-friendly pub one evening, as I travel alone, but I was already hunkering down in the pjs! This really is a little gem of a place if you want to leave all the stresses of real life behind.
Martin ?.recommends
June 8, 2022
3 - Riverside Pitch
Real camping!
Excellent, well spaced site with the unique touch of shower, toilet, running H&C water, canvas shelter, bench table and fire pit for each pitch. Wood available by the barrowful! Lovely to see the pigs and Dylan the tame sheep each day. Lovely site, lovely hosts.
Douglas O.
April 25, 2022
We are not regular camper van 'campers' but I would highly recommend Worfe Camping. We arrived after dark and were very pleasantly met by the side hosts who showed us to our pitch and explained about the facilities (private shower, toilets and washing facilities). The campsite was wonderfully quiet and we woke to various animal noises in the morning, sheep birds etc). One piece of advice is that if you are arriving after dark it would be helpful to have clear signage of where the campsite is. Thank you for a wonderful stay on your delightful campsite.
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 £12.00 Greener Camping Membership (per pitch) and £10.00 admin fee (per pitch) to cover all other admin cost. If you cancel less then 6 weeks before your arrival, any balance paid can be tranferable to alternative dates (to be re-arranged only once). If you still wish to cancel within this period we will refund your monies less £55.00 admin fee per pitch and £12.00 Greener Camping Membership (per pitch) however if we cannot re-book your original dates then any monies already paid will be non- refundable. We strongly recommend that you arrange adequate travel insurance.
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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