Hamperley Hideaways

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Church Stretton

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos

Between the wild Welsh mountains and flat middle England are the Shropshire Hills. And in the shadow of one of the most famous heather-clad ridges, The Long Mynd, is a camping and glamping site that’s as ‘in between’ as the location. Hamperley Hideaways bridges the gap between wild camping and traditional campsites. It’s a place where neighbouring tents are so far away that you wouldn’t know they existed and where glamping is as rustic as it gets. It’s wild-ish.

Walkers, hikers and teams of teens on DofE expeditions have been coming to these hills for generations so there’s no shortage of campsites. What sets this one apart is the space. Based on a 100-acre sheep farm, Hamperley Hideaways are individual pitches and glamping units tucked into the corners of fields rather than bundled in one together. It’s the brainchild of Ryan, whose family have farmed here since the fifties. He (or his dad, farmer Chris) won’t be too far away if you need anything but generally you’re left to your own devices.

Before you reach the campsite car park, you pass the farm where you collect wood and water. A little further is where you’ll leave your car, then it’s a short walk to your pitch – the closest are near enough to be family friendly, the furthest about ten minutes away. You’ll find the -ish of this wildish campsite when you get to your pitch. It’s a picnic bench, a ready-dug and stone-circled fire pit and, joy-of-joys for many campers, your own private composting loo. The same facilities are given at the gloriously rustic cabin. Built with reclaimed materials, warmed by a log burner and lit only by lanterns and candles, it looks like it has been part of the farm for decades. In actual fact it’s a couple of years old, which means, despite appearances, it’s properly insulated and cosy.

You can hike or bike straight out on to The Long Mynd from here, avoiding day-tripping walkers who head for the National Trust car park, six miles up the road. If the weather’s warm, though, you might find yourself tempted; as there’s a wild swimming hot spot nearby. It’s just beyond Church Stretton, a lovely market town, that’s got good pubs and shops for supplies. Further afield, there are more towns to explore; historic Ludlow and Shrewsbury aren’t far. But we suspect most campers who come here will want to stay wild. Or, at the very least, wild-ish.

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Details

Facilities

Each pitch has a picnic bench, fire pit and its own composting toilet. The hut is kitted out with a double bed, bed linen, blankets, a small, equipped kitchenette and a log burner in addition to a picnic bench, fire pit and its own composting toilet. It also has USB charging linked to a solar panel. Water is only available from the farm, so campers and glampers need to bring (or buy) water containers to fill. Campfires are allowed and logs are for sale and available to pick up from the campsite lean-to at the farm.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, campervans, groups – yes. Motorhomes, caravans dogs – no.

Nearby

The campsite is in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in the shadow of The Long Mynd, one of Shropshire’s most-famous hills. There are footpaths and bridleways across this heathland ridge which stretches seven miles long and three miles wide. The whole area is popular for walking, horseriding and mountain-biking. You can walk straight from your pitch out on to the Long Mynd. Alternatively head six miles to the Carding Mill Valley visitor centre where there’s parking, information and a tea room. You can also swim in the Carding Mill Reservoir. Its on the edge of the market town of Church Stretton, which is worth a visit and a good place to pick up supplies. The market town of Ludlow, with its medieval streets, ruined castle and river bank, is 15 miles south and a popular place to visit. En route you pass the little town of Craven Arms where you might want to stop off to visit the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (01588 676060) and Stokesay Castle (0370 333 1181), one of the best-preserved fortified medieval manor houses in the UK. Shrewsbury, the attractive county town of Shropshire, is under 20 miles from Hamperley Hideaways.

Food & Drink

The Station Inn at Marshbrook (01694 781208) is under two miles from Hamperley Hideaways. The Ragleth Inn (01694 722711) and The Green Dragon (01694 722925), both in Little Stretton, are a little further but also recommended. Church Stretton has plenty of shops, pubs and cafes and a farmers’ market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Open

April–September.

Pricing

From £20 per night for Camping and £80 per night for Glamping

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The Owner Says

Cosy spaces, in quiet places - That's our aim at Hamperley Hideaways.  The world’s a  busy place, and you need some peace, some quiet and little bit of the wild. Well, we’re here to help you. Whether, you're camping, glamping or campervanning, here on our 100 acres of farmland, in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty, we can help you find that escape that you deserve, that little getaway that stays with you for a long time. It’s not all long days, zoom calls and un-replied emails - There’s still a little bit of wild out there, and we can help you find it.

Social Distancing Measures

With individual toilets, contact free check in and no other campers in sight or sound - we promise you won't need to worry about social distancing here at Hamperley Hideaways.

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Accommodation

One rustic cabin and 10 grass camping pitches.

Wild Camping - Explorers

Grass pitch Sleeps 5
We've combined the security and ease of campsite, with the feel and experience of Wild Camping. Each pitch is carefully selected to give you the most remote and secluded experience of camping with the most amazing scenery.You'll have the whole field to yourselves with no one is in sight nor sound.

Woodland Wild Camping Pitch

Woodland Pitch Sleeps 5
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos

Wild Camping - Family Friendly

Grass pitch Sleeps 5
Almost wild camping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos.

Campervan Pitch Up

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 2 Available
Secluded, remote and peaceful campervan pitch ups. With no-one else nearby.

Ghengis

Quirky Sleeps 2
This ex army truck, has been beautifully transformed into a truly fantastic space. With a location and view to match is rugged design Ghengis can offer an amazing Glamping experience.

The Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Handmade using an old trailer as a base and salvaged materials from the Farm, the Hut couples a charming interior with an authentic feel. Fitted with just the basics of fire, bed and blankets, The Hut has all you need for your back to basic retreat in the hills.

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Location

Contact Hamperley Hideaways, Hamperley Farm, Crosspipes, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6PT

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Getting There

From the A49, between Shrewsbury and Ludlow (both around 15 miles away) take the B4370 towards Bishop’s Castle. After just over a mile, turn right. After a further half mile, you will reach a crossroads where you see Hamperley Farm; turn right here and after another half a mile, turn right again, through a gate and on to a stone track. This will lead you to the car park which will be signposted on the left.

There’s a railway station in Church Stretton, five miles from site. From there you can take a bus to Little Stretton and then follow quiet country lanes for the final two miles on foot to reach the campsite.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

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