REVIEW | Ebury Hill Camping and Caravanning Club Site near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
SUMMARY | Perfect site for those looking for a peaceful rural idyll in an unusual setting of an ancient scheduled Iron Age hill fort and former Roman Camp with minimal facilities close to the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury accessible onto the Shropshire Way walking path.
DESCRIPTION | Ebury Hill Camping and Caravanning Club Site is easy to find with simple instructions from the ring road on the edge of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. When you find the site, you find yourself in a unique position surrounded by the Shropshire countryside in the middle of a banked iron age hill fort, once a Roman camp and once a World War Two vehicle and gun testing station. During the visit that we made in May, the air was alive with bird song, trees in blossom on every part of this site and the occasional sight of a frightened rabbit taking in the grassy pitches. Whilst ducks and the odd moorhen take in the fringes of their pond nearby the hardstanding pitches at the front of the site; the pond itself takes a rather majestic position during the evening light with delightful reflections and the odd midge. Beautiful Shropshire countryside with some engaging walks off site with views of distant Welsh hills and Shropshire peaks.
ACCESS | Lane approach is reasonable with clear entrance onto the site visible as the only high spot in the surrounding location encircled by trees.
SITE STAFF | Site staff were friendly but brisk; they were expecting a full site later on that week. Informational and helpful.
PITCHES | Multi-levelled site with a mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches with electric hook up.
SITE FACILITIES | Dog walk around the edge of the site. Play area for children. Dishwashing area. Fishing available. No toilet or shower block so own washing/toilet facilities necessary (except for backpackers). Chemical waste point, Grey waste water point and Fresh Water available.
LOCAL PLACES TO VISIT |
Access from rear of site onto Shropshire Way walking trail which can lead into the woodland at the rear of Haughmond Abbey alternatively down the sunken trail which leads to the farm and out again to the Abbey.
Shrewsbury – take in the places in this Shropshire town
Shropshire Way – Long Distance Walking Trail runs past this club site
Haughmond Abbey – English Heritage open site 1.5 miles from club site but can be walked to from site along Shropshire Way footpath
Abbey Wood – adjacent Forestry Commission wood near to Haughmond Abbey 1.5 miles from site but can be walked to from site along Shropshire Way footpath
Haughmond Hill – circular walk available – walk out on Shropshire Way and back using OS Map
Wroxeter Roman City – £ English Heritage Roman Town remains known as Virconium 8 miles from club site
Ironbridge – World Heritage Site known for its role in the Industrial Revolution 18 miles from club site
POINTS OF NOTE |
Tesco local to site off roundabout on edge of Shrewsbury
Local Park and Ride behind Tesco with no height barrier for access into Shrewsbury
Address: Ebury Hill Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Ring Bank, Haughton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4GB