Not unusual to find a campsite on a working farm, but Whitcliffe provides 12 pitches on a grass field over looking the wonderful market town of Ludlow.
I would urge that anyone with a caravan (the site is also available for tents) to reserve a level pitch, as the field has a strong slope. The pitches are flat terraces cut into the slope.
Normal services are available, electricity on the fence to the rear of the pitches, but water waste and Elsan disposal is all at the top of the hill, and I have to report that the hill is steep, and made everyone, except the ultra fit puff and blow as they pulled water or waste to the top of the hill. It would be a great idea if we could have another tap, and drain at
the bottom or the middle of the field?
The shower and toilet blocks were ok, not great, with one unisex toilet, one ladies shower and toilet, and the same for the guys. The water was always hot and free. We did find at time we had to queue! That was ok as it was a warm midweek break we were taking, but at weekends I am sure that this would be a pain.
One of the main features of the site is the location, on the hill over looking the town; the view alone was well worth the fee!
Ludlow town offers foodies paradise. Surprisingly Ludlow has the largest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside of London. Twice monthly on a Thursday the town has a farmers market, not hundreds of stalls but most selling very good quality food.
We took advantage of the market and the great delli shops in town. add to that the number of pubs in the area and you have that ‘foodie paradise’ I mentioned earlier!
Other local attractions we visited all within 30 minutes drive included Wroxeter Roman City. Nr Wroxeter Roman Town, Wroxeter, Shropshire – SY5 6PH. You may remember this from a recent TV programme about building the Roman
Acton Scott working Farm was a venue that allowed us to dip our toes into the history of farming, again this was within easy travelling from Whitcliffe Camp Site. Once again TV has made the museum recognisable as the Edwardian Farm was filmed here. Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ
We will visit Ludlow, and we hope very soon. We will also stay at Whitcliffe but on our next booking we will ask for a pitch at the top of the hill.
Overall Score 7 out of 10
Whitcliffe Camp Site
Shropshire SY8 2HD
Phone: 01584 872026
Fax: 01584 872026