The Green Caravan Park8.7
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Pooh! Pooh Sticks that is – if your kids have never played it, a stay at The Green Caravan Park is the place to teach them the art. A river, the small and shallow River East Onny, runs through it for paddling, pond dipping, the aforementioned Pooh Sticks and fishing: pick up a cheap net at the site shop and keep your little shrimps entertained for hours for mere pennies. Once they’re dried off, there’s on-land nature spotting too, at the area set aside as a nature wilderness, a play area and space galore for bike riding or outdoor games.
The Green Caravan Park has several riverside pitches, with others on the park island; in the two dingles; The Plateau; the play area field and a five-acre meadow: electric pitches are in a separate field with both riverside and hardstanding spots. The park covers 15 acres of Onny Valley countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the Long Mynd and Stiperstones Hills: it’s no wonder it’s been called ‘a little gem’ by previous happy campers.
Dogs can stretch their paws at the dog walk and exercise area on site (please keep dogs on leads in other areas of the park and clear up after them in all areas).
Food is well covered too: the family-friendly Inn on the Green serves home-cooked food and is directly accessible from the park, and there are several country inns in the local area – the thought of the steak and ale pies at The Crown is turning us Green with envy.
Many visitors to The Green Caravan Park come for Shropshire strolls around the calm country lanes and hills, along the Offa’s Dyke path or from nearby village Wentnor. The park is between the Stiperstone Hills and the Long Mynd, which make up the biggest area of heathland in the Shropshire hills: walk the five and a half miles of the Stiperstone Ridge from the Knolls car park for myndblowing views towards the Long Mynd. Folk flock to the area for the birdwatching too: keep an eye out for red kites, plovers and buzzards around the Stiperstones, which is a national nature reserve.
This is also castle country: Stokesay, Powis, Montgomery, Clun and Ludlow castles are all within easy driving distance. Have a wander around the festival and foodie town of Ludlow after seeing the castle or see the castle, abbey and over 660 listed buildings of medieval town Shrewsbury, both half an hour away.
Industrialists will be kept busy at nearby Snailbeach Lead Mine and historic Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums about 15 miles from Shrewsbury: this World Heritage Site site should keep even the urchins happy, especially going back in time to Blists Hill Victorian Town or creeping down the old Tar Tunnel. Closer to pitch and backer in time, Bury Ditches Iron Age hill fort is between Clun and Bishop's Castle: go on to the latter for more walks, access to the Shropshire Way and the country’s oldest brewery, the Three Tuns.
Well-behaved urchins can be rewarded at several family-friendly Shropshire attractions: if they liked Ironbridge they’ll probably be fond of the historic working farm at the Acton Scott estate, featured on the BBC’s Victorian Farm, or getting close to the natives at Telford’s Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom.
|Old beamed country pub (former Horseshoe) bought by Three Tuns as their brewery tap and returned to its pre-1860 name, four of their well kept ales, home-made pizzas and other food (not Mon evening - may be live music then); tables out by the little River Onny, bedrooms, open all day||Bridges
|Characterful attractively opened-up 17th-c dining pub, light and airy bay-windowed front bar with eclectic mix of old tables and chairs, some exposed brick and timber work, huge inglenook in heavily beamed brick-and-tile-floored public bar, four mainly local beers, good generous reasonably priced bar food, cheerful attentive owners and staff; background music, TV, darts and board games; children welcome, dogs in ...||Ragleth
|Refurbished village pub under welcoming new management, Wye Valley ales with a guest like Sharps Doom Bar, enjoyable food in bar or adjacent dining area, warm woodburner; tables outside, handy for Cardingmill Valley (NT) and Long Mynd||Green Dragon
|Extended and updated old pub adjacent to unique four-storey Victorian brewhouse (a brewery said to have existed here since 1642), busy chatty atmosphere in public, lounge and snug bars, Three Tuns beers (including 1642) from old-fashioned handpumps (cheaper Fri 5-7pm), several wines by the glass, tasty good value food (not Sun evening), friendly young staff, modernised dining room done out ...||Three Tuns
|Imposing early 18th-c panelled coaching inn with three neatly kept bar areas, fire in each, warm welcome, good food including lunchtime meal deal, more restauranty evening menu, well kept beers such as Hobsons, Six Bells and Three Tuns, decent wines and malt whiskies, bar billiards and other games; children and dogs welcome, disabled access, tables in front and in back ...||Castle Hotel
- Stokesay Castle (7.9 miles)
- Powis Castle & Garden (13.1 miles)
- Ludlow Castle (14.0 miles)
- Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (3.9 miles)
- Wilderhope Manor (10.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Nipstone Rock (The Stiperstones) (3.3 miles)
- Church Stretton - Carding Mill Valley - Long Mynd (4.0 miles)
- Nipstone Rock (The Stiperstones) (3.3 miles)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 pitches)
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- Coach stations
Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 12.2 miles
12.2 miles Ford (Shrops): A458 Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
- Train stations
Church Stretton Rail Station — 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Craven Arms Rail Station — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Broome Rail Station — 7.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 49.4 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 50.2 miles
Please do not come over the Long Mynd - it is unsuitable for towing a caravan. Take care when using satnav - it will take you through very narrow lanes.
From the north-west:
Follow the A5 until you reach the roundabout with a right turn to the A488. Stay on here until you pass through Lydham and then turn left on to the A489. Take the first left and The Green Caravan Park is 4 miles along on the left-hand side.
From the north-east (M54 or A49):
Follow the A5 until you reach the roundabout with a left turn to the A49 - stay on this and go past Church Stretton until you reach a right turn to the B4370 at Marshbrook. Follow this until you reach the T-junction. Turn right onto the A489 and stay on here until you go just past the left turn to Bishops Castle - then turn right. The Green Caravan Park is 4 miles along on the left-hand side.
From the south
Follow the A49 northwards until you pass through Craven Arms. Turn left at the A489 and stay on it until you go just past the left turn to Bishops Castle. Then turn right, and The Green Caravn Park is 4 miles on the left-hand side.
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Arrive: Fri 20 Sep 2013
Depart: Sun 22 Sep 2013
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