Welcome to the County
Shropshire is one of the most rural counties in England; boasting stunning landscapes and some of the most vibrant views the country has to offer. Famously home to the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin, Shropshire boasts a vast wealth of variety within its borders. From Iron Bridge Gorge and The Clee Hills, to the River Severn and a National Nature reserve preserving one of the most important bogs in Britain, Shropshire has it all when it comes to Camping for Adults, teens and families alike.
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Shropshire is England’s largest inland county; there will never be a part unworthy of a truly memorable sight or adventure to share with your friends upon returning home. The hardest part of planning your camping experience will be how to fit it all in!
Surrounded by rolling green hills and golden farmland, The Wrekin welcomes westbound travellers into Shropshire on the M54 motorway from its height of 407 metres (1,335 ft) above the Shropshire Plain.
Standing in the neck of the meander of the River Severn, Shrewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle built where the town originally developed. Situated directly above Shrewsbury Railway Station, it is perfect for a train ride visit with the family, or for those who love the rich history of England’s past.
The majestic Attingham Park Mansion, Clun Castle, St Laurence Church & Shrewsbury Abbey are all amazing places to visit. Those camping for less than a week won’t possibly be able to see them all!
Biking and Hiking
For those who want to cover as many of these beautiful sights as possible, the famous ’South Telford Heritage Trail’ is a circular, way marked walking route that passes by forty-nine heritage sites in the county town of Telford. The trail is approximately 12.2 miles and can be walked in its entirety in 5–6 hours. Families are welcomed to tackle it in smaller sections and experience as much as can be enjoyed along the way.
Camping in Shropshire doesn’t just stop at historical sites; those who enjoy a more challenging experience can face the adventure of navigating the Shropshire Hills Area. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the area encompasses 310 square miles of land in the south-west of Shropshire, close to its border with Wales. The highest point in the county, Brown Clee Hill, near Ludlow, towers at a height of 540 metres (1,772 ft) and boasts some of the most beautiful views in the country.
Shropshire’s first Mountain Biking & Outdoor Pursuit Centre, situated in the south of the county even offers heated pods and year round accommodation for those wanting to explore by wheel or foot – whatever the weather. Mountain biking, climbing, kayaking and rafting are even available for those who want to come to the county and conquer their fears!
Setting up camp
Shropshire is home to over 120+ camp sites and caravan sites located all over the county, so there is plenty to choose from when trying to find the best one for you or your family and friends.
To get the most out of your holiday, always come prepared.
No other county offers such a rich variety of nature, history, adventure and escape. Whether you’re after a caravan getaway with the family or an extreme adventure with your mates, Shropshire has everything you could ask for. This unforgettable county welcomes you to come and make memories the whole year round.
An article by Matthew Scott who writes for Outdoor World Direct, visit their website for camping offers such as great deals on Outwell tents.