Worfe Camping

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Ironbridge

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
A riverside meadow with just six pitches for tents and campervans, each with its own toilet, shower and fire pit – and an unlimited supply of logs

Campfire-friendly, grassy, off-grid camping pitches are the daily bread of Cool Camping sites. The back-to-basics approach to camping tends to be the one we’re most at home with as it ensures pleasingly natural surroundings and a limited impact on the environment. But over at Worfe Camping, they’ve managed a neat trick: offering camping that’s simultaneously souped-up and pared back. Each pitch is grassy and off-grid with an oh-so natural feel (that’s the pared-back bit) but comes with a fire pit, a picnic bench, an eco loo, a hot water shower, and an unlimited supply of firewood. That’s Cool Camping for 'souped up'.

These pitches are not just souped-up, though; they’re also well located. Each pitch sits riverside with a view across the water to free-range, rare breed pigs. Worfe Camping, and those snuffling porkers, are part of Valley Farm in the Shropshire countryside. Looking after it all are Anne and Tim. They’ll be the ones to show you in, to answer any questions, and perhaps to sell you a banger for the barbecue. But buy them with a warning: the Valley Farm rare breed pork sausages are so lip-smackingly tasty that once you've tried one, you might not be able to return to the common or supermarket variety.

There are just six pitches sharing a huge seven-acre wildflower meadow here adding to the feeling that you’ve found a special spot. Four are the riverside tent pitches and two are in a slightly loftier position in the field, reserved for the campervans and small motorhomes which are also welcome here. Campers have the run of the place; not only the camping meadow but all around the farm which is home to sheep and chickens, too. The quiet (no amplified music is allowed on-site), the birdsong, the farm animals, and the trickling Worfe River (more of a stream than somewhere you can swim) lend the place a rather relaxing vibe. If it rains, head for the Tack Room, a lovely undercover space where you can make tea, cook undercover, freeze ice packs and play games on the sofa.

There’s a good pub, The Smokey Cow, within daytime walking distance and a surprising amount to do on days out should you want to. There are lots of walking and cycling routes to Shropshire villages and market towns, but the big attraction is World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge. Its many museums, famous bridge, and on-the-water activities are just seven miles from the site. A fair few National Trust properties, the David Austin Rose Garden, the Cosford RAF Museum, and Hoo Zoo are also within a few miles.

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Facilities

Each pitch has a fire pit as well as an en suite warm shower, eco-toilet, picnic table, and awning. There's a communal area nearby in the tack room with a freezer, microwave, kettle, free tea and coffee, charging points, wifi, a few games, and a sofa.

Suitable For

Just about everyone: tents, campervans, groups, and dogs – yes. Caravans – no.

Nearby

The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site (01952 433 424) and its associated museums are seven miles from the site. The associated Blist's Hill Victorian Town is even closer, six miles from the site. Closer still is the David Austin Rose Garden (three miles from the site; 0800 111 4699) where you can walk among the flowers, buy plants and eat at the restaurant or tea room. Cosford RAF Museum (01902 376 200) is five miles away. For something more active hop aboard a boat or hire a kayak from Shropshire Raft Tours (01952 427 150) at Ironbridge Gorge or get on your bike and explore the routes along the River Severn. There are plenty of great walks directly from site including to the ornamental garden, Badgers Dingle, three miles from the site, or to the market town of Shifnal or village of Beckbury. From Beckbury, serious walkers might even like to join the Cross Britain Way long-distance walking trail. For kids, Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur Park is a good day out (12 miles from the site; 01952 677917) and there are plenty of National Trust sites within 20 miles of the site: Dudmaston (01746 780866), Wrightwick Manor (01902 761400), Sunny Croft (01952 242884) and Attingham Park (01743 708170).

Food & Drink

Don't miss the rare breed, free-range pork sausages fresh from the farm which Anne and Tim can sell you; perfect for a campfire dinner or breakfast. For eating out, the closest pub to site is The Smokey Cow (01952 780660), a mile away in Beckbury, which specialises in smoked barbecue food and pies. The Dartmouth Arms (01746 783268) is three miles from the site and is home to an Italian restaurant. For a more traditional pub with a riverside setting, try The Woodbridge Inn (01952 882 054) five miles from the site. You can pick up local produce from Apley Farm Shop or enjoy breakfast or lunch in the associated Apley Kitchen (01952 581002) five miles down the road. For an English afternoon tea in suitably floral surroundings try the, David Austin Garden Tea Rooms. If you're at Ironbridge Gorge, Eighty-Six'd Coffee Shop (01952 432620) is recommended (01952 432620) as is The Furnace Kitchen (01952 435 968) at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Open

May-October.

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The Owner Says

Environmentally friendly camping in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, on ancient natural lay meadows. Each generous tent pitch on our site overlooks the River Worfe, beyond which you can see our rare breed black pigs, and includes a fire pit and all of the wood you will need to make those memories that will last for years to come.

Pitches

Six pitches with private facilities for tents and campervans.

Panoramic Campervan Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 2 Available
Spacious Jumbo Pitch

Riverside Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 4 Available
Spacious Jumbo Pitch

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Location

Contact Worfe Camping, Worfe camping,Valley Farm , Ryton Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9JN

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Getting There

Exit the M54 at junction three, signposted to Cosford/Albrighton, follow the signs to Ryton. Go over the bridge on the left-hand side you will see a blue metal gate and a Greener Camping sign.

There's a train station at Shifnal, six miles from the site. From there, bus 116 towards Bridgenorth stops close to the site. The 114 bus also goes to Telford (eight miles away).

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 15 reviews

★★★★★

Fabulous!

Huge pitches very well laid out with only 6 piches in a huge field. Met by the owner on arrival who escorted us on to the site - very freindly and approacable. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. If you are looking for somewhere peaceful, private and tranquil with great facilities - you get your own hot shower and loo right on your pitch - this is the place for you. We will definitely be coming here again.
★★★★★

Beautifully peaceful

A very warm welcome from the hosts ! Sausages and farm eggs fantastic ! Only 6 pitches with masses of space and amazing views ! Lovely to have own loo and shower with plenty of hot water ! Definitely will be returning !
Sep 14, 2021 by Philippa Verified Review
★★★★★

Friendly well run site

Lovely site with only 6 pitches, excellent owners who when out of there way to make our stay perfect ! Lovely sausages eggs ! Pitches very private and very spaced out ! Lovely to have a private loo and shower ! With plenty of hot water ! Will definitely be back thank you !
Sep 14, 2021 by Philippa Wigdahl
★★★★★

An absolute delight. A wonderful peaceful place.

We arrived at Worfe farm and were welcomed by the owners. They were very friendly and helpful. We were shown our pitch and helped with our stuff. The pitches themselves are very private and buckets of space between pitches. There is a composting toilet and a shower for each pitch. The toilet and shower were both very clean and very good. Each pitch came with a fire pit, A picnic table and shelter all brilliant and very useful. If you have ever been camping and felt like you have been crammed in like sardines then please come here it will restore your love of camping. We had 2 nights here and switched off from the world. The kids (2 boys 5, 7) could run around with no worries. In the evening we toasted marshmallows over the fire. To sum up my rambling Worfe Farm is a little slice of nature and calm in a busy world. Thank you.
★★★★★

A perfect stay

We felt so welcome. The pitches were ideal - both in terms of situation and amenities. I couldn’t think of an improvement. Thank you for having us!
Aug 17, 2021 by Stephanie Maia
★★★★★

Unique comfortable and peaceful

Friendly caring hosts and a beautiful east Shropshire spot. And private kitchen, bathroom and toilet with hot water makes camping super enjoyable. There’s a ton of space for the kids and a stream for them to play in. What more could you ask?
Aug 11, 2021 by Tim and Insa Chapman
★★★★★

Fabulous unique site. Had a great time despite the awful weather!

Just six pitches so lots of room and loved the feeling of not being hemmed in. Anne and Tim were on hand to deal with any issues we had - and dealt with any requests promptly. Loved the tarpaulin cover and fire pit! Great to see animals having the space to roam freely. This is how camping should be!
Aug 11, 2021 by Suzanne
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

We really enjoyed our stay in this camp site. Very kind owners, pitches with lots and lots of space around them and lovely to watch the pigs snuffling around in the field across the river. The facilities were great as we got our own toilet, shower and washing up space next to our pitch. The owners have been very thoughtful in the way they have set up the camp site both for the people using it and the wildlife already present. We hope to go back again, but think we'll have to book up more quickly next year!!!
★★★★★

Fantastic site fantastic owners

had a wonderful few nights here the facilities are superb and so are the sausages. Cant wait to return the owners are lovely and so helpful.
Aug 6, 2021 by parker2030
★★★★★

Lovely escape on a beautiful site

We had a wonderful few days at Worfe Camping. The owners Tim and Anne are welcoming and helpful and have really made this a special place. The site is in such a beautiful spot - a wild grassy meadow, full of flowers, alongside a little river, with only six pitches. Each has its own compost toilet, hot shower and picnic table. We saw lots of stars (and Jupiter and Saturn!), walked to the pub, lit fires and spent a fun day at nearby Ironbridge. We’ll be back!
Aug 1, 2021 by EmilyF
★★★★★

Beautiful, small, boutique camping!

This place is amazing! We were attracted by the promise of just 6 pitches, the riverside location, our own toilet and shower, and picnic table and awning. Worfe did not disappoint on any of these! We were greeted warmly by Anne, who showed us around (the Tack Room for sausages and a handy freezer and the woodstore - oh yeah, you get your own fire pit too!) whilst we shooed the chickens and turkey out of the way. The pigs snuffled happily in their pen. Then Anne showed us to our ‘panoramic’ pitch, which lived up to the name. The composting toilet was welcome and didn’t whiff at all. The shower was warm and clean. Our neighbours were friendly but far enough away not to be noisy! The kids loved the river and playing frisbee and with their kites on the meadow. We loved it, and stayed an extra night to prove it! Worfe Camping is something special, and we will be back!
★★★★★

Bliss, total and utter bliss……

Arrived and met by a most joyful host, nothing to much to ask friendly and at ease. Shown to our pitch and have to say, when booking a riverside pitch it is truly a river side pitch. Across the river you can see the pigs in the field and in among the trees. 😊 Setup camp and started the fire, was excellent all the wood you could want and the use of the washing machine drum as the fire pit was a stroke of genius Running water, hot and cold was a great plus, but of a fiddle to get the hot water to stay hot but there was a knack to it and we all managed to have showers in the mornings. Compost toilet, took a little getting used to (not flushing threw us a little at the start ). Would not believe this gem of a campsite is so close to a city - felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Was a few days really enjoyed by all We will be back ***Sausages and the eggs a real must try 🤤
Jul 26, 2021 by Philip Giann Verified Review
★★★★★

A beautiful experience

From the moment we arrived the couple that ran Worfe Camping couldn't have bean any more helpful. It simply has everything even the turkey . You'll know if you go. Its peacefully bliss and a short drive and you can access the County. Its better than a hotel, you have your toilet. Shower and sink. It is well worth a visit you won't be dissatisfied.
★★★★★

How to get a perfect review...

I'm not too sure where to start a review about Worfe Camping. In short it was perfect. A perfect venue with perfect hosts. One of the most important things to mention are the owners, Anne and Tim. I can honestly say I have never met such an honest and helpful host couple in any venue I have ever stayed at. They are so warm and welcoming and really didn't seem to have any problems with going above and beyond for my group of friends on a recent stay. From the fantastic welcome on our arrival and giving us a choice of pitch to then having to complete putting the awning up to strimming clear some paths...nothing seemed too much trouble. We met them both a couple of times during our stay and they genuinely seemed happy to come and talk to us. Onto the site itself and despite only having 6 pitches the wild flower field they're located in gives each one more than ample space. The surrounding countryside is stunning and despite not doing so ourselves, there are likely to be some beautiful walks nearby. Each pitch has a wooden 'cabin' with a compost/eco toilet one side and shower cubicle on the other. Everything was immaculately clean. On the outside is a small kitchen area with hot and cold running water (fed by a gas powered boiler that also serves the shower). Also provided is free wood, a floor standing firepit and an awning that can easily cover the wooden picnic table. Whilst not venturing too much onto the farmland itself, we did see a couple of pigs and the chickens and turkeys wandering round to do as they please - with one acting a bit like a 'guard turkey' when we ventured into the tack room one morning where you can use the charging points and free wifi. There's a pub within easy walking distance and I'm sure others can be found for those that like to hike further away on foot. The only downside...having to cut short our visit by a day. Our entire group agreed how we could've just chilled and relaxed in the atmosphere Anne and Tim have provided.
Jul 12, 2021 by Matt Swift
★★★★★

Shhh don't tell anyone about this fab campsite!!!

Just back from 10 days in the heart of Shropshire at this fab campsite. Let me tell you about our first evening. After a very long drive, we were met by Anne and Tim, probably the friendliest, most welcoming campsite owners I have met in 2 decades of camping. We tromped over the meadow to our pitch, comfortably distanced from the other pitches - space to breathe. We had a composting loo, sink and hot, proper hot shower to ourselves. A picnic table under our own tarp with a real campfire. As the menfolk put up the tent, I cooked a dozen, Worfe Farm sausages on the campfire, as the beans heated. Tent up, we scoffed the lot, probably the best sausages I have ever had. A slight bit of guilt as the pigs snuffled past in the field over the stream. Distant sheep mehed. A real campfire is brilliant. The chickens at the farm are daft. There's loads to do in the area. Romans, Victorians, otters and boat trips. Eating out was great. But ... What made the campsite a cut above - was Anne and Tim. I almost don't want to tell you - I want to be able to have a booking next year!!!
Jul 8, 2021 by Annette Gilchrist

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