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The Old School Campsite

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General

  • Well-maintained and family-run site in the Shropshire Hills
  • Close to the Welsh border and 35 minutes' drive from Shrewsbury
  • Outdoor activity and crafts centre on site

It might be old-school, but there's nothing too basic about The Old School Campsite in Shropshire, a family-friendly site 40 minutes’ drive from Shrewsbury where hiking the hills, strolling the scenic countryside and canoeing the Severn are all a cinch.

The site’s close to the Welsh border and on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so expect lengthy walks through pretty hills and dales as well as splendid views all around.... and plenty of peace and quiet next to firepits in green fields, setting the barbecue smouldering for dinner and taking in the starry night sky.

By day, stroll over to the site’s activity centre for a host of arts and crafts workshops: guests can embrace their artistic sides with silver jewellery, felt, knitting, enamelling or batik workshops on site, to wrap up stays with handmade souvenirs to boast about back home.

If that sounds too laidback, spend time at the activity centre chatting to owners Rachel and Stuart instead. They’ll help guests to organise rock climbing days, paddleboard lessons, canoeing trips on the Severn and the Montgomery Canal, and mountain biking excursions on the trails nearby – or venture out solo on wanders along the long-distance Shropshire Way, which passes within minutes of the site.

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Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

A charge of £0.50 ($0.93) applies for the use of the shower.

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).


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9.4

Overall rating based on 47 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

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Beautiful, friendly and welcoming spot with clean, warm and cosy yurt!14/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanny d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Every single thing was perfect!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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Would visit again but maybe take a bit of padding for the bed.09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbbie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Clean, good facilities, only need to take food has everything there.

    Disliked: 

    Very uncomfortable bed!

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Great place to stay and relax, or be active.05/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Compact site with good facilities. Great toilet and shower block.
    We had our own fire pit and secluded feel.
    There are a lot of activities available if you want them.

    Disliked: 

    We wouldn't be happy to take our dog there which is restrictive for us.
    You would have to drive off site.

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Anonymous user

A nice getaway with great food.25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • The Hideaway on-site trailer
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  • Liked: 

    The hosts were so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing especially the pizzas we had, we wish they delivered lol. Nice and dark at night if you want to do a bit of star gazing. Not too far to get to other places of interest. Also dog friendly. We will definitely be staying again.

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Excellent site, five stars!!08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicki S.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Absolutely brilliant campsite with excellent facilities. We hired the bell tent for two nights as this was our first camping trip with our three year old and didn't want to invest all the gear in case she didn't like it and as the tent had everything we needed already included it was perfect for us. The owners were also really friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and I would definitely recommend the pizzas and breakfast sandwiches they sell on site. Would definitely visit again!!

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Area

    Disliked: 

    beds were not good bit uncomfortable payed 7 pound for a fire pit but they were free at the front of the house

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. Sorry you found the bed a bit uncomfortable, we wish we could find one mattress that caters for all our guests needs. As per the description in the 'extra' you bought the fire pits themselves come with the pitch. In your case it is dug into the ground, for other pitches we provide portable ones that you can collect from the front of the house. What you bought was the fire wood, a selection of fire lighters, kindling and fuel, to make a perfect fire.

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Great site. Good, well drained level pitches. Great facilities02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Ellesmere on-site trailer
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely facilities. Great choice of activities. Friendly hosts. Small & well equipped site.

    Disliked: 

    Just a tiny thing about toilets not being topped up with loo rolls etc but was great in every other way

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An excellent site and tent. Wonderful facilities that have everything24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    The warm welcome from our hosts, the cleanliness of the campsite, the bell tent, toilet and shower facilities. The stone baked pizza and bacon bap in the morning.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike except the pouring rain.

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Anonymous user

Great little site with really attentive owners.15/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Small, quiet and really well placed for the Shropshire hills / Welsh borders. Wonderfully clean with a great selection of activities available plus on-site pizza oven twice a week.

    Disliked: 

    Road noise - fairly minor but detracts from the peaceful setting when the trucks speed by.

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Small friendly site. Brilliantly situated for cycling. Good facilities. Easy …11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Small friendly site. Brilliantly situated for cycling. Good facilities. Easy access

    Disliked: 

    Pitches not flat for caravan so uncomfortable sleeping.

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

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Portaloo

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Shower available

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

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Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Shelve, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY5 0JQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.5719°N 3.0026°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Welshpool: Smithfield Car Park Coach Stop — 13.8 kilometres
Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 14.1 kilometres
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 13.3 kilometres
Church Stretton Rail Station — 14.0 kilometres
Craven Arms Rail Station — 18.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 72.6 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 85.8 kilometres

Directions


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

There’s plenty hereabouts to keep even the most avid explorer busy for lengthy hols. As well as the long-distance Shropshire Way, the site is within half an hour of trails at Manstone Rock, the other Stiperstones (and the rest of Stiperstones National Nature Reserve), the Shropshire Hills and Long Mynd.

Looking for a getaway for the history books? Dive right in at the House on Crutches Museum 15 minutes away in Bishop’s Castle for an overview of the area, then get a bit more specific at Snailbeach Lead Mine (check ahead for opening times) and further afield at Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard.

If that’s still not enough time in the past, glide to stately piles and old castles at Powis, Stokesay, Ludlow and Wilderhope within 40 minutes, or jump in the time machine for a day at the birthplace of the industrial revolution – the open-air Ironbridge Gorge museums.

When travelling with impressionable minds, give kids (and grownups) a secretly educational outing among the beasties at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom within an hour, hear about near Earth objects at the Spaceguard Centre and observatory 40 minutes away, or (and?) swim with the fishes (not literally) an hour and a half from base at Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port.

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (13.7 kilometres)
  • Stokesay Castle (19.5 kilometres)
  • Ludlow Castle (29.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (12.4 kilometres)
  • Wilderhope Manor (22.8 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Old School Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 ($18.61) fee.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Old School 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for The Old School Campsite be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021. Read more
  • Does The Old School Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old School Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old School Campsite? There’s plenty hereabouts to keep even the most avid explorer busy for lengthy hols. As well as the long-distance Shropshire Way, the site is within half an hour of trails at Manstone … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old School Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old School Campsite? From $36.58 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Extras
A charge of £0.50 ($0.93) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 ($18.61) fee.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
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).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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