Large Grass Tent & Touring Pitch

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Bishop's Castle The Old School Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
5m pitch with 16 amp hook up. Room for 1 vehicle. BBQ available and fire pits permitted.

The Owner Says

We have grass camping pitches as well as touring pitches with electric hook ups for campervans and caravans. We have a stone and brick built building containing toilets, wash basins and shower, available for all visitors. Separate washing up facilities with both hot and cold running water. A chemical waste disposal point is available. We have on site BBQs for your use. You can have relaxing evenings watching the sun setting, while listening to the birds singing as dusk descends, then as the darkness falls you can gaze at the wonderful display of stars in the night sky. Directly accessed from the site, you can be immersed in the wonderful Shropshire countryside within seconds.

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.

The site is 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.

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Book with complete confidence at The Old School Campsite with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
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About The Old School Campsite

Suitable For

Everyone! Campers, glampers, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, groups, dogs...

Nearby

Creative Outdoors is Rachel and Stuart’s own arts and outdoors education specialist offering all sorts of activities on-site from jewellery making and printing to climbing and archery and off-site activities including kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. You can also head off on walks in to the Shropshire Hills straight from site. The Bog Visitor Centre (01743 792484) is 4 miles away with information on the area and local walks. Snailbeach Lead Mine (07716 116732) is 7 miles to the north. A similar distance south and a drive of 15 minutes gets you to the market town of Bishop’s Castle where there are cafes, shops and galleries. For a Welsh market town, hop over the border and head for Montgomery (11 miles away), which also has a model car museum and a ruined castle. Powys Castle (01938 551944) is 12 miles away. The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (01938 810441), Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City (01743 761330), Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (01952 677917) and The Ironbridge Gorge Museums (01952 433424) are all within an hour’s drive.

Food & Drink

You can stock up on the basics or treat yourself to a smores kit, pail of ale or basket of bubbly from the campsite’s own shop. There’s also a convenience store in the village of Stiperstones, 7 miles away. The farmers’ market at Bishop’s Castle, also 7 miles away, takes place once a month (third Wednesday) and there are plenty of shops and eateries including Thyme Café – recommended for scones, cakes and lunches. There’s also a café at The Bog Visitor Centre (01743 792484). Pontesbury (10 miles away) has takeaways including Zenna Chinese Restaurant (01743 791848) and Balti Spice (01743 791848). If you’re heading to Shrewsbury, Eat at Eight is recommended.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews

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Lovely, well organised campsite.

We had a lovely couple of days at the Old School Campsite. The facilities are very clean. It has everything you could possibly need from a campsite. The owners have adhered to all the Covid rules and communicated these to us effectively via an email before we arrived and with signage on the site. The owners were friendly and accommodating. We were lucky enough to arrive on a Thursday night when they were serving homemade pizzas! We had a lovely walk up to the Stiperstones on the Friday which was accessible directly from the campsite. The only thing I would warn about is that I am with O2 and had no network or internet on site and the WIFI signal was weak (not necessarily a bad thing sometimes). My husband was with EE & had signal. However, a well deserved 5 stars & would definitely like to visit again.
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Clean, well organised, covid friendly, good eco credentials

Easy to organise details of out stay online. Carefully thought out for social distancing/ covid. Very quiet. Excellent location for walking on the Long Mynd. The owners have worked hard to make a delightful site.
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Wonderful stay

The old school campsite is a lovely little campsite! Staff are excellent, accommodating and helpful. Toilets/showers are spotless. We really enjoyed our trip and plan on coming back - highly recommend pizzas and bakery! Beautiful!
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Wonderful campsite

We had a fabulous time at the old school campsite. The owners made us feel so welcome. The facilities were clean and had everything we needed. We had a great time rock climbing and there were many more activities that could have kept us occupied for days. The breakfast baps were delicious too. Looking forward to our next visit...
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Lovely campsite

We had a great short break at the old school campsite. Facilities were lovely and clean, and we really appreciated the warm showers. Our morning rock climbing with Stu was great fun and the range of activities in offer will have us coming back another time. Oh, and the breakfast baps were delicious!
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Location

The Old School Campsite is located at Shelve, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0JQ

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Getting There

From the A5 take the A488 towards Bishop’s Castle. Stay on the A488 and go through Pontesbury, Minsterley and Hope. Stay on the main road and you will pass an ‘Old School’ brown sign. Stay on the A488 for another 1½ miles and the campsite is on the left-hand side (opposite the fishery) with a grey flag at the driveway.

The nearest railway station is at Shrewsbury. The limited 553 bus service runs from Shrewsbury to Bishop’s Castle with a bus stop just outside the campsite.