Hidden Valley Camping

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A family-run back-to-basics, campfire-friendly camping & glamping site with plenty of space for each pitch and a laid back family ethos.

“No clubhouse, no caravans, no electric hook-up, no close neighbours”, it reads in bold on the Hidden Valley Campsite website. It’s the truth, too. Set in a sloping field in Worcestershire’s Teme Valley, this is not only an off-grid campsite where traditional tenting is order of the day, but it’s also the sort of landscape where caravans and electricity simply wouldn’t work. From the initial meadow beside the lane, where there’s room for a handful of tents, the land falls suddenly away, sloping down toward aptly named Stony Brook. Natural terraces provide aprons of grassy space, perfect for pitching the tent and having your own personal area, while a trio of pre-pitched bell tents bag some of the best spots above the stream. Caravans wouldn’t stand a chance but old school campers are in heaven.

“We are keen campers ourselves”, manager Simon explains. “There's nothing worse than site owners cramming as many tents into their fields as they can.” It’s certainly shaped the Hidden Valley ethos. There are rarely more than around 25 people on the campsite at any one time and facilities are typically low key and close to nature. Gas-powered showers, composting toilets, a covered washing-up area and a small honest shop is about the grand sum of the facilities, though if you arrive at the right time, you might also benefit from the luxury of a quad-bike ride to your pitch instead of the customary wheelbarrow walk. It’s all part of the laid back vibe here, where campfires are encouraged (raised off the ground) and they won’t charge you through the nose for a fire-pit (you can even bring your own if you like).

In the morning, there’s a dawn chorus that weary urbanites could only dream of and in the evenings you can look out for muntjac deer and foxes slinking away beyond the hedgerows. As for the daytime? Fill it with trips to local attractions like English Heritage-owned Witely Court or the family friendly zip lining at Go Ape! or indulge in the real local highlight… the food. Nearby Ludlow and Leominister are well known for their annual food festivals, while the nearest pub to the campsite is a scenic one-mile walk away. And, since the wildflower-dotted campsite is actually set in what was once an orchard, it would be rude not to try a local cider while you’re there!

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Facilities

All off-grid: 2 composting toilets, hand basin, gas-powered hot shower, washing up station with hot water and solar lighting. A small honesty shop sells drinks, tinned goods, charcoal, local meats, ice creams, sweets, chocolates, the obligatory marshmallows and logs for your campfire. Firepits are available to hire, but you are welcome to bring your own as long as they are off the ground. OS maps are available to borrow for those who enjoy a ramble (access to miles of public footpaths right from the site) and there are wheel barrows to carry your camping gear to the pitch.

Suitable For

Tents, children, well-behaved dogs (except in the bell tents), family groups – yes. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes, noisy folk – no.

Nearby

It's 4 miles to the quaint market town of Tenbury Wells, while well know foodie spots like Bromyard, Leominster and Ludlow are nearby too. There are plenty of National Trust and English Heritage-owned properties in the vicinity. It's 9 miles to Witley Court – a ruined, 17th century, Italianate mansion with extensive grounds to explore – and 12 miles to neo-classical Berrington Hall (01568 615721). In Herefordshire, the beautiful farmed estate of Brockhampton (01885 482077) is also 10 miles away. For a good walk, it takes around 20 minutes to drive to the Wyre Forest, where you can really wear out the kids at a Go Ape (0845 094 9793) if you need to. The West Midlands Safari Park (01299 402114) is another great option for families (20 minutes by car).

Food & Drink

The nearest pub (a 1-mile walk) is The Tally Ho (01886 853241), where portions are generous and well priced (especially the Sunday carvery), though, for some more serious fine dining, The Baiting House (01886 853201) and The Talbot Inn (01584 781941) in Newnham Bridge do Michelin style food and serve great local ales and ciders to wash it all down with. The Bait, in particular, has a wood fired pizza oven and an excellent beer patio, which is usually available when the sun is shining, while the Talbot has a good (but anglicised) tapas menu. The foodie town of Ludlow is a 15 minute drive away – there are regular farmers markets – and award winning local meats are available just down the road from family-run butchers and supermarket, Bowkett's.

Opening Times

May–mid September.

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The Owner Says

Off the beaten track, and tucked away in a rural corner of the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, we welcome you to Hidden Valley Camping.  Set in an ancient orchard on our small working farm, we offer wild-ish camping and glamping, with unrivalled views, huge dark skies, and an abundance of wildlife. With just 2 bell tents and a handful of camping pitches, you are guaranteed your privacy and plenty of space to sit, relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Accommodation

5 camping pitches, 2 furnished bell tents and 1 unfurnished bell tent. Check Availability

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Getting There

From Great Witley, take the B4203 towards Bromyard and turn left at the crossroads, signposted to Tenbury Wells (B4204). After 2 miles, after the Tally Ho pub, there’s a bend in the road with an oak tree on the corner; turn right (signposted Highwood) and the campsite is ¼ mile down the lane on the right.

From Tenbury Wells, take the A456 towards Worcester, go through Newnham Bridge and take a right over the River Teme towards Eastham. Follow the lane around a corner (past the church), take a right and then take the next left and the campsite is ½ mile up the lane on the left.

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