Meadowtown Farm

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  • Back to basics wild camping on a 32-acre Shropshire Hills farm
  • In the hamlet of Meadowtown; Shrewsbury town centre 35 minutes' drive
  • Dog-friendly campsite; barbecues and campfires welcome
Speed through the Shropshire Hills by bike or bide your time and explore the network of peaceful paths at Meadowtown Farm, a back to basics campsite set on a 32-acre site in the west of the county. Set on top of gently sloping hills, the views here are exceptional and stretch for miles around. In the evening, sunsets light up the sky, followed (on cloudless nights) by pitch-black skies full of stars… So turn your phone off, go without the internet and return to nature at its best. (Do bring a torch, though, as it tends to get very dark around these parts at night). This spacious site is dog-friendly, allows barbecues and welcomes campfires in suitable parts of its grounds. It's located in the hamlet of Meadowtown, a rural spot roughly 15 minutes' drive from the Welsh border and 35 minutes from Shrewsbury town centre. Handily, the nearest pub is a quick 10-minute drive down the road. Further locally sourced food supplies can be picked up at a farm shop 10 miles away. For hill walks, you'll be 15 minutes' drive from the dramatic rocky slopes of the Stiperstones, while cyclists have direct access to a national cycle route at the end of the lane.

Site type

Tent pitches 25
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

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Lovely and quite with beautiful views.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Adelle B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely and quite with beautiful views.

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Lovely place, very nice friendly owners, felt very comfortable and will definitely…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Elisha T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely place, very nice friendly owners, felt very comfortable and will definitely be returning, the young man and lady who escorted us was very polite. Will defo return :)

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Excellent

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
CLAIRE E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely back to basics site. This was our second stay and we absolutely loved it. The view over the Shropshire countryside is stunning and we were able to watch the Buzzards, kites and kestrels fly over the neighbouring fields. There was plenty of firewood and bricks available for a camp fire and the port-a loo was kept clean. Just a perfect couple of days camping 👍🏻

Disliked: The grass could maybe do with a mow but that’s just a minor thing

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Beautiful site with lovely view

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Cathy R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely view, and all the things we needed to make a fire available, plenty of cute dogs

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Fantastic view

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lee C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: A big thank you to Noah who is top notch on his quad and escorted us to best position on the hillside. Thank you for allowing our Boreas Camping trailer, as the climb to the site is certainly not for caravans. Fantastic view, brícks to make a fire pit, water and basic toilets.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike att all.... we will be back soon!

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Truly glorious getaway in the middle of nowhere with basic facilities

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Incredibly beautiful quiet and unspoilt location. Lovely public footpath leading from the upper side of the campsite. Make sure you are well equipped because there’s nothing around for miles.

Disliked: Portaloo Entire field was pretty sloping so lots of slipping down the tent during the night.

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Beautiful scenery and very welcoming guests. Great location to go on hikes.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Mathilde R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful scenery and very welcoming guests. Great location to go on hikes. It is much more quiet and less crowded than other camping places.

Disliked: The area is quite sloped and very exposed to the wind, so don’t expect glamming!

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Absolute dite The landowners were very lovely and respectful

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Friendly landowners who were respectful of campers but happy to help in a pinch using their own resources to do so! Best view of the night sky and no light pollution. Clean and litter free facilities (ie, toilet, water tap) and field.

Disliked: It is very hilly and not ideal for those used to flat land camping but we knew that when we chose the site so this isn't really a complaint.

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The hosts, they were warm and welcoming. The gorgeous view, an immaculate…

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Abbie L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The hosts, they were warm and welcoming. The gorgeous view, an immaculate portaloo and being provided with firewood and bricks. Also the unlimited space and quietness (only us and two other parties on the whole field).

Disliked: The only reason it’s 4 out of 5 would be there are no flat areas to pitch up which can’t be helped! And the fact there is literally nothing around which again is a personal preference!

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Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Hannah H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Remote, peaceful, dog-friendly, incredible views; exactly what I wanted. Meadowtown Farm is down a narrow lane and easily missed (a clearer sign needed on the roadside maybe?) but once there, all good. Friendly, helpful but not obtrusive owners. Field 200m or so away from the farmhouse along a rough track. Portaloo, water tap, and bricks and fuel for campfires at the field entrance. The field itself is west-facing and very large. It has a significant slope; the most level pitches are probably against the lower boundary - but my one-woman tent was just about ok at the top. Very big tents may struggle - as may some cars, if the grass is wet. Easy access to walks in all directions along a public footpath crossing the field so no need to use the car. The path through the woods behind the field is overgrown but worth the effort because it gives direct access to open hillside and, a few miles south, Mitchell's Fold stone circle. Don't come here if you want playgrounds, pubs and pizza ovens! Come for the silence, the sunset - and the brilliant stars at night.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Meadowtown Farm

Minsterley

Shropshire

England

SY5 0DZ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.6041°N
-3.01827°W

Nearest transport

Coach
6.4 mi Welshpool NX
6.6 mi Trewern Bus Shelter
6.6 mi Criggion Lane
Rail
6.3 mi Welshpool Rail Station
10.1 mi Church Stretton Rail Station
13.5 mi Craven Arms Rail Station

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Walks and hikes abound in this western part of Shropshire: you're within easy reach of top-rated spots like the Stiperstones (15 minutes' drive), Offa's Dyke Path (15 minutes) or Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (40 minutes). For more wild days out, explore nature reserves like The Bog Visitor Centre (10 minutes), hire a canoe to paddle on the River Severn at Ironbridge (45 minutes) or make tracks to Rhayader's Red Kite Feeding Station (an hour and 10 minutes). Turn to Shrewsbury (35 minutes) when you'd like something a little less rural – Shropshire's county town is full of attractions and activities, from sampling the wares at Britain's oldest working brewery to laidback River Severn cruises aboard the much-loved boat Sabrina. It's also got cinemas, a bowling alley and terrific tours of 18th-century Shrewsbury Prison. For historic days out, look to Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle (10 minutes) or Wroxeter Roman City (35 minutes) for a slice of the ancient past, or learn more about Shropshire's rich industrial heritage at modern history spots like Ironbridge Gorge (45 minutes), Blists Hill Victorian Town (50 minutes) or Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron (50 minutes).

Must see

Powis Castle & Garden 6.7 mi

Stokesay Castle 14.3 mi

Much Wenlock Priory 19.2 mi

Ludlow Castle 20.6 mi

Enginuity 22.1 mi

National Trust

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills 9.1 mi

Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill 14.6 mi

Wilderhope Manor 15.4 mi

Attingham Park 15.7 mi

Sunnycroft 21.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Corndon Hill and Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle (Shorter Version) 1.9 mi

Corndon Hill - Priest Weston - Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle 1.9 mi

Corndon Hill and Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle 1.9 mi

The Stiperstones 3.5 mi

Nipstone Rock (The Stiperstones) 3.5 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in Shropshire?

  • Does Meadowtown Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Meadowtown Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Meadowtown Farm? Walks and hikes abound in this western part of Shropshire: you're within easy reach of top-rated spots like the Stiperstones (15 minutes' drive), Offa's Dyke Path (15 minutes) or Carding Mill Valley … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Meadowtown Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
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