- Site in the Shropshire Hills with views over a lake and the Long Mynd
- A 20-minute drive from Stiperstones and half an hour from Shrewsbury
- On a public footpath near Gatten, a 20-minute drive to Bishop’s Castle
Near Gatten Campsite is a small, basic site on a small farm. It's on a public footpath right in the thick of the Shropshire Hills, with views of a lovely lake and the even lovelier Longmynd moorland plateau.
As you might already have gathered from reading this description and looking at the pics, there are excellent walks to be had over the heaths and around Stiperstones National Nature Reserve from this park, five miles away through cracking countryside. For shorter strolls with friends and family, a well-known pub is about half an hour away on foot.
Groups are welcome at this site, but overall it’s a peaceful place spread over an eight-acre field to make sure all guests have ample room. And while the setup is simple, it does have showers, flushing toilets and multiple water points.
Fancy flinging food on a fire for sustenance? Building a blaze is permitted at the park but it must be off-ground (firepits are available to borrow with a deposit, and wood is sold on site).
When travelling to Near Gatten Campsite, it’s best to avoid coming over the Long Mynd as this route is along a narrow country lane with steep drops. Drive via Buildbase on Longden Road in Shrewsbury, half an hour away, instead.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
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The simplistic facilities
No frills, stunning scenery
I enjoyed my stay but would not like to be here if it were busy.
Friendly relaxed site with excellent views
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Hand sanitising stations
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
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Marche Lane Jct
— 9.1 miles
9.1 miles Marche Lane Jct — 9.1 miles
9.1 miles Rural Cottages — 9.5 miles
- Train stations
Church Stretton Rail Station
— 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Craven Arms Rail Station — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Broome Rail Station — 10.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 49.5 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2
— 49.8 miles
The nearest bus stop is in Pulverbatch, less than 10 minutes, while train stations are in Shrewsbury and Church Stretton (25 minutes).
Walking is your main modus operandi when in the Shropshire Hills. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley, as well as the Stiperstones nature reserve (five minutes' drive), so it’s hardly short of places to stroll.
Head to the peak of the former spot for views over a 50-mile radius or stroll about the latter to set eyes upon an intriguing ridge studded with quartzite rock. Look out for birds – rarities such as the hawfinch have been spotted in the area – or go pond dipping and wild swimming in the bodies of water scattered throughout the landscape.
Mountain bike trails and bridleways are all around too for explores on the saddle (whether cycling or horse riding) and tiny towns like the Bishop’s Castle (20 minutes) with its 18th-century Town Hall are worth a stop as well.
- Stokesay Castle (10.5 miles)
- Powis Castle & Garden (12.2 miles)
- Much Wenlock Priory (14.1 miles)
- Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (3.7 miles)
- Wilderhope Manor (9.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Near Gatten Campsite cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Near Gatten Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Near Gatten Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Near Gatten Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Near Gatten Campsite? Walking is your main modus operandi when in the Shropshire Hills. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley, as well as the Stiperstones … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Near Gatten Campsite?
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