IronGorge Camping

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Ironbridge

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  • Hand sanitising stations
  • One-way flow
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
A spectacular tent camping and glamping site on the edge of historic Ironbridge, in Shropshire, home to a slew of excellent museums and eateries, as well as blissfully rural surroundings

There are no special prizes for guessing how the town of Ironbridge got its name. Huddled along the banks of the River Severn and made up of a mix of Georgian houses and small independent shops, the settlement is almost entirely orientated around its central, cast-iron bridge – the first of its kind in the world and cause of much celebration in 1779 when it first opened. Not all the excitement has died away. In that strange way that the world goes round, this once modern and famously new era bridge is now celebrated for its age and history – a physical reminder of the area's rich industrial history.

The resulting town is a wellspring of museums and attractions. You can venture underground in the Tar Tunnels, peer through the galleries at the Jackfield Tile Museum or sniff at curious remedies in the Victorian Pharmacy, all infused by what has, overtime become a surprisingly excellent spot for eateries in West Shropshire. It’s a painless ten-minute walk from town to Irongorge Campsite, a secluded rural spot on the settlement’s western edge. Or at least that’s how long the walk is to the first couple of museums. To wander down to the bridge itself takes a further 20-minutes or so, ducking in and out of shops not included.

The campsite itself echoes the spirit of the town. Small, independent and welcoming, it’s a family run spot with excellent views over Wrekin Hill – a hulking natural landmark that can apparently be seen as far away as Manchester’s Beetham Tower. In total there are just 12 grassy pitches (despite the whopping 14 acres of space the smallholding affords) with a restriction to just tents giving it a thoroughly laid-back, traditional vibe. Campfires blaze in firepits crafted out of old washing machine drums and children run freely around the far end of the field. Bliss indeed. The fact that cars are banished from the camping field adds to the quiet vibe, and it's all part of the fun to wheel your kit to your pitch in one of the trolleys provided.

The notable exceptions to the tents-only rule are a pair of timber glamping pods, the first with two single beds and the second sleeping up to four, with a large double bed and two berth-style singles that act as a seating area by day. Linen and pillows are provided, though you need to bring your own duvet or sleeping bag. Together the two sturdy structures provide a cosy alternative to camping (particularly in the winter months) but still feel wonderfully connected to the rest of the site, as opposed to tucked quietly away on their own.

In all the campsite is a wonderful space for families, couples or groups, looking for that authentic campfire by night, pooh-sticks by day sort of escape. Ironbridge’s ten museums mean wet weather days will never be a problem, while the footpaths leading directly from the campsite and the proximity of the heather-strewn Shropshire Hills make it a hot spot for outdoors enthusiasts too. The only downside, of course, to such a small, well-run site is that it doesn’t take long before the “sorry, we’re full” sign is swinging from the gate post… All the more reason to snap up a booking while you’ve got the chance!

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Details

Facilities

Flat level pitches with good views over the Wrekin Hill. We have several pitches with electricity . A  new toilet block features toilets, showers, sinks and a separate washing up facility. Campfires are allowed in specially made fire pits, allowing you to cook over an open fire. Dry logs and BBQ coals are available for sale .

Suitable For

Tents, families, couples, groups, dogs – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

The campsite overlooks Wrekin Hill, a popular spot for mountain bikers and hikers alike. It's about a 4 mile drive to the foot of the hill, via the quiet village of Little Wenlock where there is an excellent pub (01952 503300). At the bottom of the hill, there is a designated parking area with 'the Wrekin Trail' clear and easy to follow. For cyclists there is also a good route at the bottom of the campsite's farm track – route 55 on the national cycle network. It's also a very short walk (10 minutes) down to the banks of the River Severn where canoeing, raft tours and fishing are all on offer. The obvious offsite attraction, though, is world famous Ironbridge (01952 433424), right on the doorstep. There are no fewer than 10 museums within the gorge, including a recreated Victorian town at Blists Hill – a must visit while here.

Food & Drink

Ironbridge has a host of bars, pubs, tearooms and eateries. For simple fare the Ironbridge Fish and Chip Shop (01952 432222) is a firm favourite, while The Malthouse (01952 433712) serves decent gastro pub food and acts as a venue for shows and comedy. While the best spot location-wise is The Tontine Hotel (01952 432127) – directly opposite the world famous Ironbridge (their carvery is particularly good). Finally, The Black Swan (01952 882471) in Jackfield, overlooks the River Severn and has a fantastic beer garden in summer, serving excellent but traditional pub fare – highly recommended.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Iron Gorge Camping is located in a hillside position above the Severn Gorge, offering both camping and glamping accommodation within a mile of the World famous Ironbridge. It is an ideal base to explore the birth place of the industrial revolution whilst enjoying the beauty of the Severn gorge.

Accommodation

12 grass pitches, 5 pods, a Shepherd's hut and 2 bell tents. Note that the tent field is car-free, so you'll need to park up and transport your gear in the trolleys provided.

Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
Sleeps two adults and two children.

Grass Pitch, campfires allowed

Grass pitch Sleeps 12 10 Available
Landscaped level pitch - in our 3-acre grassy meadow with countryside views.

Grass pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 12
Landscaped level pitch with EHU. We have two pitches with an electrical hook up in our 3-acre grassy meadow with countryside views.

Grass pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 12
Landscaped level pitch with EHU. We have two pitches with an electrical hook up in our 3-acre grassy meadow with countryside views.

The Iris Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
sleeps up to 4

The Pea Pod

Pod Sleeps 2
A cute, hand-crafted Gypsy-style camping pod for 2 people, with the luxury of a real bed.

The Posy Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
sleeps up to 4

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Location

Contact IronGorge Camping, Caoch House Strethill Road, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire TF8 7EY

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Getting There

From Ironbridge: Cross the mini round about at Dale End by the co-op (River Severn is on your left). Turn right up Station Road passing under a railway bridge (do not go up Strethill Road). Continue up the hill until you get to a track with a sign that states “unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles”. Turn left up the track and continue until you get to the large tree stump. Keep left and you will reach a tarmac road. Pass the first house and turn left into the field and up the track to the campsite. The nearest train station is in Telford (08457 484950) but from there it is a 6 mile drive to the campsite.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 17 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely relaxing weekend break

We had lovely relaxing weekend break the camp site is clean and well kept good facilities ideal location , we stay in ad for four which was ideal for us , plenty things to do and see in the area . We have been many campsite is this is one of my favourites
Sep 7, 2020 by Joanne hand
★★★★★

Wet but wonderful!

We have just returned from a fabulous 4 night trip. Despite the very wet weather we had an awesome time. The kids in particular loved it! (Ages 9, 6 and 3) The site itself is small, no cars on the field which is fab for the kids. The facilities are clean and perfect for our needs. Hand sanitiser dispensers dotted around and a one way system into the toilet/shower block set up. The welcome from the owners was the best bit, incredibly friendly and always open for a chat. The views from the tent spectacular, our first trip to this site but will not be our last. We’d definitely recommend it if you are taking children, ours made so many friends and were playing out with them from getting up until it was too dark to see. Amazing view of the stars at night!
Aug 22, 2020 by GB Family
★★★★★

Friendly and Relaxing

We had booked 3 Pods for 2 nights for our family. We had a great time the Pods and facilities we spotless the site and owners were very friendly. Every pod or tent pitch are given a fire pit, I think is a great touch. You can walk into Ironbridge from the site in about 30mins. I would recommend IronGorge to anyone. Thank you
★★★★★

Great stay in a lovely location

Lovely pitches (our group used 3 grass pitches and the shepherds hut), loved the meadow being car free so small kids could wander a bit more freely. Playground nice, and because the site is smaller it felt easy to socially distance. Lots to do locally - Blists Hill Victorian Museum, enginuity, the small woods centre, Severn Valley Railway. Will be returning here!
Aug 8, 2020 by Siobhan
★★★★★

Great weekend break

Stayed two nights in glamping pod bed was very comfy the pod was clean and warm . The facilities were clean plenty of social distances and sanitiser around the camp . Kids loved the fire pits that come free with the accommodation (logs kindling£5.00 bag lasted all night ) hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows in evenings . The village is just short walk away and plenty of pubs and eatery’s. We would definitely book again we loved it
Jul 27, 2020 by Joanne hand
★★★★★

Amazing Place

The area is very lovely and the walk back up the hill definitely keeps you fit! Owner was so amazing and helped with everything from parking to suggesting nice walking routes. Everyone wants to come back and stay in the pods next time!
★★★★★

Blissful spot, fabulous camping pod

Just spent 4 nights at this excellent site. Really friendly owners, good facilities and a beautiful spot. So peaceful yet a nice and easy wander down into Ironbridge which is a cracking wee town full of lovely places to eat and drink (The Coracle micropub a favourite!) and friendly locals. Our camping pod was bigger and much more comfy than expected. Super cosy for December and the old washing machine drum fire pit was perfect for being able to sit out under the stars. Definitely will return, would be a fab spot for a group of friends.
★★★★★

Friendly relaxed getaway

Small site but everything you need on site, lots of space per pitch. Fire pits and wood available. Clean toilets and showers pot wash area. Friendly helpful owner. Had 5 in our party 3 kids 2 adults and all want to go back. Highly recommended
Aug 24, 2019 by Emma Tune Verified Review
★★★★★

Great

Lovely area, brilliant weather, nice camp owners and decent pubs nearby by.
★★★★★

Lovely introduction to glamping

We stayed in a family pod with our two small children. The pod was clean, cosy and comfortable. There are great views of the surrounding area. The site was small and quiet with clean toilet/ shower facilities. The hosts are friendly and helpful. James told us about the walks and attractions in the area. We enjoyed a lovely mile walk from the campsite into Ironbridge. Lovely site/area - would definitely return.
★★★★★

A break in Shropshire

We camped pitch was easy in a very well maintained field with great views We were welcomed and made to feel at ease upon arriving The facilities were first class freezer hut with USB ports great shower facilities which were spotless The log and kindling honesty offerings were clever and suited us to a T The fire pits were fitted around the field and were so easy to use and cook on We are now looking at dates later this year to visit once more Thank you
Apr 15, 2019 by Karen steel
★★★★★

Peace and quiet

An excellent campsite. Very peaceful, with great views over the Wrekin. Flat pitches, clean toilets, fire baskets provided - pretty much the perfect campsite for a quiet few days away. I enjoyed it so much I stayed an extra night!
Aug 21, 2018 by Phil
★★★★☆

Friendly owner. Good amenities

Owner advises on where to pitch tent - helpful as avoids those annoying people who want to camp right next to you. Access to USB charger free - good quality wood for the fire at good price. Very close to ironbridge. Good kids area
May 14, 2018 by Happy Camper
★★★★☆

Lovely Site

Stayed for Whitsun week, we prebooked as advised and it is well worth it as the site was fully booked and we saw several cars turned away. Its in a beautiful spot, up a windy woody lane, cows and sheep in next field, you can also hear pheasants and a peacock somewhere near by! Well laid out site not too crowded and thought has been given to where you can pitch so everyone has a little bit of privacy if wanted - or turn your chairs to face the center space and watch impromptu games of football spring up. There is a children's play park by the washrooms - we were not pitched near here and I can imagine if you are it could be noisy if parents choose to let their kids stay up until it gets dark ........ Washrooms are good, clean and plenty of space in the 3 showers (ladies) for you to keep clothes dry and also wash with children if you need to. Firepits and handmade mini tables are fantastic and very well used - fire wood available on site and at a good price. Only recommendation from me would be some larger sinks for washing (yourself!) in as the two basins are definitely hand basins and it did get crowded with people wanting to use them to wash hands after the loo and also wash faces/ clean teeth etc. But that is a minor downside and we will definitely recommend and also return .. if we can get on!
Jun 3, 2017 by mardymum
★★★★★

2nd time as good as the first

Stayed there last week which was our second time. It is very hard to find anything wrong with the site. Lovely people, lovely scenery and a stones throw from the Iron bridge and from the Wrekin. the fire pits are in washing machines drums and the wood is cheap from the owners. Shower/toilet block is spot on.
Apr 3, 2017 by Shameh
★★★★☆

We will return

Beautiful friendly small site, relaxed atmosphere.  Fire pits are great and there's a nice little play area for the kids. Great waking up to chatting sheep in the field behind, there's also a horse and cows that the kids can look at. Plenty to see and do in the local area too. Only improvements we would like to see are heating in the shower black and a canopy over the washing up area.

May 6, 2016 by Leah
★★★★★

Welcoming and tidy site

We chose this site by virtue of it being one of the few open in February, but I would be more than happy to go back in the warmer months.

It is situated only a mile from the town of Ironbridge which is well worth a visit, it has many interesting houses to look at, loads of museums and good food pubs.

The site itself is very new (only opened in the summer of 2015) and the shower block is clean and has decent (electric) showers (note: no power sockets in the shower block, but the ladies' does have a hairdryer - electric hookup for tents does seem available).  The camping field is very flat and has a bank all round to reduce the wind (it wasn't particularly breezy when we were there, but as it's on a hill it probably will get windy).  Fires are allowed in the supplied washing machine drum braziers and the owners provide wood at a decent price.

The owners are friendly and helpful and the site provides excellent views. It's well away from main roads and is pretty self contained so I would have no problem taking the kids. As we went in February the site was very quiet (a couple of other tents and a couple of pods occupied), but from what the owner he has said, it's not the sort of site that will jam as many people on as possible, preferring to keep it a bit quieter.  There is a no radios policy, but musical instrument (except drums!) are allowed.

Most definitely a site I would return to.

Mar 1, 2016 by Simon Ghent

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