Grass pitch for tents only.

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Oswestry Big Bear Lodge

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Pet Friendly
Camping pitch for tents, they are non electric pitches set in our camping field. The atmosphere and views are amazing which is why our guests return year after year, we have nearly 2 acres of land which children as well as dogs can enjoy. Make sure you order your breakfast to be delivered directly to your pitch.

The Owner Says

We have a very rustic camping site with amazing views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside. We ensure the campsite does not get overcrowded as we want our customers to enjoy the facilities at there own leisure.
We have four standard grass pitches available, they do not have electric hook ups.
You can use a BBQ or use the fire pits to keep warm, toast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate, you can also order your breakfast to be delivered directly to your pitch.
We have a chemical toilet disposable point and just a short walk away is our lovely shower and toilet facilities.
Please note the grass pitches are for tents only. Trailer tents, camper vans, caravans or motorhomes must book a hardstanding pitch.
The atmosphere and views are amazing which is why our guests return year after year, we have nearly 2 acres of land which children as well as dogs can enjoy.
By popular demand we are now offering all of our Big Bear customers the options of enjoying some home made, hearty and full of flavour Chilli Pots. If you 'can't be bothered' to cook or you're going to be arriving late why not pre-order a couple of our Chilli Pots? The Chilli is accompanied with Tilda Basmati Rice and are available for weekends at a cost of £7.50 per pot!
We also provide a wide range of snacks which can be delivered directly to you, just drop us a text and we'll do the rest!

About Big Bear Lodge

Suitable For

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


There's no shortage of scenic walks to enjoy. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a short drive away to the south, while closer to camp the the Breddein Hills and Admiral Rodney's Pilar are within sight. From 1200ft up, the panoramic views over Shropshire and the Welsh Borders are spectacular. A visit to nearby Shrewsbury should also be on your list, not least for its fabulous castle (01743 358516) and the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (01743 258885). If some well deserved r'n'r is on the agenda, Big Bear Lodge have teamed up with nearby Rowton Castle (01743 884 044), a stunning 17th century Grade II listed venue that offers swimming pools, jacuzzis, tennis, squash, spa and beauty treatments. Big Bear Lodge guests can claim discounted day passes by pre-arrangement when you book.

Food & Drink

Big Bear's homemade chilli pots with rice are a firm favourite with campers, particularly for those arriving late. Pre-order for your weekend stay for £6.50 and your tasty hot pot will be waiting upon arrival.Continuing the American theme, SmokeStop (01743 851944) in Shrewsbury serves up stateside comfort food smoked low and slow in their on site smokers for up to 14 hours. Lepone's Ristorante Italiano (01691 659965) comes highly recommended by your hosts. This family-run establishment boasts authentic Italian cuisine served with flair. The Royal Hill (01743 741242) in nearby Edgerley is a local institution with a menu of hearty pub grub favourites and a fantastic location beside the River Severn. Casketeers will be pleased with their impressive array of real ales.
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Big Bear Lodge is located at Hendre Villa, Melverley, Nr Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8PH

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Getting There

The postcode for your Sat Nav is SY10 8PH. If you're using a smartphone, enter the name Big Bear Lodge. When you reach the village of Melverley, the site is signposted at the end of the road. Some Sat Navs have been known to direct you off the lane, so be sure to stay on the lane until you reach the lodge. The campsite is first on the right – you'll see the welcome board. The B&B lodge is next on the left and the glamping pods are immediately on the left after the lodge. Do not turn off the lane to Big Bear Lodge until you reach the site.

The nearest mainline railway station is Welshpool (0845 748 4950) which is 8.7 miles away. There is a coach stop at Middletown, Powys at the Breidden Hotel (3.4 miles) or Nesscliffe, Shropshire (3.7 miles).