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- Small and friendly tents-only site among spectacular scenery
- 200 yards from the Shropshire Way
- Campfires allowed: bring your own firewood or buy it on site
After some new walking inspo? If you’re bored of covering the same old trails, nip off to The Nipstone Campsite, 15 minutes' drive from Minsterley – strolls on scenic Shropshire routes are very much the order of the day here.
This dog- and family-friendly site has spectacular views of the Shropshire countryside in all directions, so if you’re up for exploring the area on foot, this is a fine place to do it. It’s located 200 yards from the Shropshire Way Main Route, a long-distance path covering around 200 miles; if that sounds a tad ambitious, stick to the five-and-a-half-mile circular walk on the stunning Stiperstones ridge, and get a look at the Nipstone Rocks while you’re at it.
Bit of history? The Bog Visitor Centre is 700 metres from the site, so grab the kids (and the dog, who is also welcome) and head over to the old school house, one of a few remaining buildings from The Bog Village, which was demolished in 1972. Insights into its mining history, people and wildlife can be followed up by tucking into the tea and homemade cake available at the centre.
For more extensive eats, a shop and pub are a couple of miles away from the site, and a few more are dotted around Minsterley. You might also like to have a crack at campfire cookery – blazes are permitted, and you can bring wood along or buy it on site.
This is a back-to-basics site, so facilities simply stretch to toilets and hot and cold running water.
Open from 27/05/2022 to 31/08/2022
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Excellent no frills site, friendly owners and beautiful walks.
Lovely peaceful site with superb views locally. Not overcrowded but …
Fantastically welcoming and helpful hosts. The other campers were also …
Clean friendly site
Beautiful, peaceful basic campsite
We have stayed here before and love everything about the …
Perfect site with amazing walks, clean toilet area & lovely host
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Dedicated toilet per pitch
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Marche Lane Jct
— 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Marche Lane Jct — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Trewern Bus Shelter — 9.9 miles
- Train stations
Church Stretton Rail Station
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Welshpool Rail Station — 9.9 miles
9.9 miles Craven Arms Rail Station — 10.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 47.1 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2
— 52.2 miles
From Shelve, follow signs to Minsterley Ranges, Linley and More. After less than a mile, The Nipstone Campsite is on your right just after the Nipstone Boarding Kennels and before the Nipstone car park which is on the left. If you reach the Minsterley Ranges you have gone too far.
Whether you plan on walking near or far, there's plenty to see (in fact, even if you don’t leave the site you’ll still benefit from endless views of the countryside). Local walking trails of various lengths take in hills, forests and little villages (and perhaps a pub or two along the way…) and there are plenty of options for pedalling bikes too. Like to head out on horseback? Kids' pony treks and hacks for grownups can be had at Long Mountain Centre (20 minutes' drive).
The area isn’t shy of castles, so get some ticked off while you’re here – the National Trust’s Powis Castle and Garden is around a half an hour drive away and Stokesay Castle is about 35 minutes.
Shrewsbury can be reached by car in around 35 minutes, opening up a mixed bag of attractions. What will it be… a tour of Shrewsbury prison for an insight into life behind bars, a visit to a falconry to see a variety of birds of prey, or the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for a culture kick?
- Powis Castle & Garden (10.3 miles)
- Stokesay Castle (10.9 miles)
- Much Wenlock Priory (16.6 miles)
- Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (5.7 miles)
- Wilderhope Manor (12.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||Anytime –||8:30 p.m.|
The Nipstone Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Nipstone Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Nipstone Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Nipstone Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Nipstone Campsite? Whether you plan on walking near or far, there's plenty to see (in fact, even if you don’t leave the site you’ll still benefit from endless views of the countryside). Local walking … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Nipstone Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: Anytime
- How much does it cost to stay at The Nipstone Campsite? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability