West Midlands Top Touring Sites

Submitted by Motorhome on 20 April 2018 - 11:36am

Outside of the big cities of the West Midlands there are areas of natural beauty which go unnoticed as tourists are attracted by the bright lights and big shopping malls. The West Midlands was the inspiration behind JRR Tolkien's fantasy trilogy - The Lord Of The Rings. So if you are looking for adventures and explorations then there are plenty of opportunities across this stunning part of the country.

In this guide we have put together the top spots for you and your motorhome. From which touring sites offer the best experience, depending what you’re after, to which areas of the West Midlands should be on your ‘To See’ list whilst you’re on the road. Whether you’re a local or from outside the area, we think there’ll be something that’ll keep you happy whatever your mood.

Family-Friendly Spots

Bosworth Water Park

Bosworth Water Park

 

Water babies will be in their element at Bosworth Water Park. This family only site is located in Nuneaton, making the most of the Warwickshire countryside. Bosworth Water Park has everything you could need, with a shop, cafe and bar all on site - meaning you never need to leave for the duration of your stay if you don’t want to.

 

 

There’s plenty to keep the children entertained, and the activities on site are very much geared towards families. The central attraction at Bosworth Water Park is the man-made beach, closely followed by the huge pirate ship found in the children’s play area. Kick back and relax whilst the kids run wild with their imaginations. When it comes to quality family time activities Bosworth Water Park have that covered too, with crazy golf and pedalo hire all available on site.

Features

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Shop, cafe and bar on site
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Rally friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“There's a fair bit to do if you like being on the water with pedalos and canoes or just chill and feed the fish which will practically eat out of your hand.”
“The camping facilities are great. Excellent family shower rooms all kept clean. Play area kept the kids entertained for hours and the great open space on the campsite.”
“Children’s playground is excellent huge adventure pirate ship, crazy golf, and a large beach area around a separate shallow lagoon pool reserved for children paddling and inflatable toys”

  • Website: www.bosworthwatertrust.co.uk
  • Open: All year round
  • Address: Bosworth Water Park, Far Coton Lane, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV13 6PD

 

Lucksall Caravan & Camping Park

Lucksall Caravan and Camping Park

 

Lucksall Caravan and Camping Park is a haven for families with a love of the outdoors. Located in Hereford, the Park is bordered by the River Wye on one side and woodland on the other. Perfect for those who prefer a more natural site setting. The site provides spacious pitches which are regularly praised by previous guests, as well as three heated shower blocks dotted throughout the site.

 

 

On site you’ll find a shop stocked with all your essentials for any last minute emergencies. The bar and eatery offers a good selection of food and drink with impressive views over the River Wye, you can even order your food to takeaway, if you’d rather enjoy the views from the comfort of your motorhome. There’s a children’s play area on site. Bring your own canoe to make the most of the river, there are two pontoons on site to launch from. Alternatively you can hire a canoe from Hereford Canoe Hire and take to the water.

Features

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Shop, cafe and bar on site
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Rally friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“This site has it all, excellent pitches, beautifully landscaped, spotless facilities, great value and well cooked and served food in the dog friendly cafe”
“The site is really good for kids and dogs alike. Kids loved the play area and going on their bikes around the site which was all flat and safe.”
“What a great site if you want all the facilities, on the banks of the Severn surrounded with beautiful countryside and an immaculately kept site”

  • Website: www.lucksallpark.co.uk
  • Open: 1st March - 30th November
  • Address: Lucksall Caravan & Camping Park, Mordiford, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4LP

 

Hopleys Family Camping

Hopleys Family Camping

 

Located on the outskirts of Bewdley, Hopleys Family Camping is the perfect getaway for families who love adventures. There is plenty to keep little ones entertained, including a children's play area and a junior assault course. During high season there is a pizzeria on site serving delicious pizza from their wood-fired oven. There is also a cafe on site serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners. For those with a passion for fishing there is also the Strawberry Fields fishing pool within the grounds of Hopleys.

 

 

Once you’ve explored everything on site it’s time to explore Wyre Forest, which is on the site’s doorstep. Here you will find plenty of walks, and also a Gruffalo Trail for little ones to explore. If you prefer to get around on two wheels rather than two feet then you can hire a bike from the nearby Wyre Forest Centre. Go Ape and the West Midlands Safari Park are all within easy reach of the site too. For the adults there are three pubs serving good food and ales all within a mile of the site.

Hopleys Family Camping play area

 

Features

 

 

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Shop, cafe and bar on site
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Rally friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“Lovely site, nice atmosphere. Pizzas are fantastic. Lovely farm shop on site”
“Camp fires, plenty to do, great bar and food with live music, clean tidy and a pleasure to stay”
“There is plenty of space for children to play together and also for dog walking with nature walk, pond and fishing lake”

 

Escape The Crowds Spots

Greenway Touring and Glamping Park

Greenway Touring and Glamping aerial image

 

A warm welcome awaits you at Greenway Touring and Glamping Park. This adults-only park promises you a peaceful escape, with quiet nights so you awaken feeling refreshed and ready for the next day’s adventures. This good-sized site is open to motorhomes, caravans and tents with grass and hard standing pitches available. For those who like their creature comforts there are cosy glamping pods dotted around the site each featuring chimnea’s and a table and chairs for some alfresco dining.

 

 

The park is perfectly located in the Corvedale Hills, offering beautiful views of rolling hills and photo-worthy sunsets. For the avid birdwatcher Buzzards and Red Kites can regularly be spotted flying over the site. Get out and explore the surrounding countryside with maps of the local area available from the site’s reception for a small fee, if walking’s not your thing then there is an extensive list of local events on the Greenway website.

Greenway Touring and Glamping

 

Features

 

 

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Group friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“An excellent campsite for a quiet relaxing break and owned by two of the nicest people you could meet”
“Toilet and showers were always clean and loved the little details including toiletries in the cubicles, we didn't ever have to queue for a shower and it was always nice and hot.”
“This is a beautiful part of the world with lots to see and do during the day and Greenway is a great place to relax and chill at the end of a busy tourist day.”

 

Burhope Farm Campsite

Burhope Farm

 

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you with a stay at Burhope Farm Campsite. You’ll find yourself surrounded by the views of the Wye Valley as your set yourself up for a relaxing stay. The site is relatively small, so you’ll never find yourself feeling as though you’re living on top of your neighbour here. The lakeside setting sends a relaxed vibe washing over the entire site, perfect for a quiet escape. Benches dotted around the lakes edge make for an ideal spot to soak up the views.

 

 

It’s location at the foothills of the Black Mountains means there are endless opportunities to get out and explore the countryside here. When it’s time for civilisation there are the nearby towns of Hereford, famous for some big names in the food and drink industry, or Monmouth, which is steeped in history.

Features

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Rally friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“A really lovely, well kept site, that's incredibly peaceful with very pleasant views”
“Fantastic campsite for those who want a clean and very well looked after site with good shower and washing facilities”
“If you’re looking for peaceful and relaxing surroundings this is certainly the place to go. Fantastic views, beautiful walks, very well kept grounds”

 

Redbrick Barn Malvern

Red Brick Barn Malvern campsite

 

Redbrick Barn pride themselves on stripping back the modern touring experience. If you’re looking to escape the mass touring site feel then this is one for you. Redbrick operate on the premise that everything you need is on the road with you - after all that is the beauty of motorhomes. So on this site there are no toilet blocks, leaving your views completely unspoilt.

 

 

Redbrick Barn’s location means it is the perfect holiday location to explore the nearby countryside, or one of the many events. There are also a number of local pubs all within walking distance. The Farmers Arms is a favourite with the owners and proves popular with their guests.

Red Brick Barn Malvern

 

Features

 

 

  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Washing up facilities
  • Dog friendly

Guests say…

“Small number of caravans, well spaced, quiet site”
“Lots of lovely walks and so much to do in the local area. This really is a lovely place to be - right in the heart of the country”
“Perfect place to relax and chill out in the peace and quiet or the perfect base to explore the Malven's, or visit nearby Ledbury”

 

Great For Walks Spots

Cuckoo’s Corner

Cuckoos Corner Touring Site

 

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, but not too far from civilisation is the Cuckoo’s Corner camping site in Hereford. This adult-only site is perfect for those who want the best of both worlds - the quiet of the countryside and the convenience of a town. Neighboring Hereford is easily reachable via bus, with a bus stop right outside the Cuckoo’s Corner site, you could also jump on and explore nearby Leominster and Ludlow.

 

 

The site itself is an all weather site, with gravel roads throughout the site leading to hard standing pitches for motorhomes and caravans. Each pitch includes electric hook up, a water tap and a TV point, so you have everything you need. The immaculate site is regularly praised by guests for their outstanding facilities. From the spacious shower rooms which feature underfloor heating, to their laundry room with an onsite washing machine and tumble dryer. You’ll also find free WiFi throughout the site and the possibility of a chinese delivered to your pitch if you wish.

Cuckoos Corner

 

Features

 

 

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Adults only
  • Dog friendly
  • WiFi

Guests say…

“Well organised and facilities excellent. Relatively small, but plenty of space in a nice environment. Near to footpath and scenic walk”
“The free WiFi is excellent , the use of dvd’s, books even the use of an iPad all free to use in The Information Room. Local shop's and post office only 2-3 minutes away”
“Lovely walks and cycling in the surrounding area. Lots to do, with Hereford very close and the Malvern Hills not far.”

  • Website: www.cuckooscorner.com
  • Open: All year round
  • Address: Cuckoo’s Corner Campsite, Moreton-on-Lugg, Hereford, HR4 8AH

 

Lower Micklin Touring Park

Lower Micklin Touring Park aerial view

 

For those of you who prefer a small site as your base, then the Lower Micklin Touring Park is one for you to visit. This small site features a total of 30 pitches, so you can be sure it won’t be overcrowded. There’s a good mix of hard standing and grass pitches ready to welcome motorhomes, caravans, campers and tents.

 

 

The site, located in Uttoxeter, is close to Alton Towers, for those who love a rush of adrenaline. However Lower Micklin has another side to it, which guests fall in love with when they arrive. The site is an ideal location if you want to explore the Staffordshire way, with direct access to the 92 mile path which reaches across the entire county. At the end of a long walk, head back to the park to watch the sun set over the Weaver Hills. The Peak District is also nearby, as well as plenty of National Trust sites to explore.

Lower Micklin Touring Park

 

Features

 

 

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Dog friendly

Guests say…

“Lovely friendly campsite. The facilities are clean and well maintained. Nature lovers will enjoy the roaming chickens and the sheep in the fields on site.”
“What a lovely campsite, amazingly clean very modern. Beautiful scenery and what cute animals. For families with children there is even a play park.”
“The whole site is maintained to a lovely standard. Toilet and shower block are kept very clean and heated - which really makes a difference! There's also a sheltered washing up area with hot water and information board full of loads of useful local information.”

  • Website: www.lmtp.co.uk
  • Open: All year round
  • Address: Lower Micklin Farm, Alton Road, Alton Towers, Denstone, Staffordshire, ST15 5DJ

 

Castle Camping

Exploring some of the most stunning walks in the West Midlands is easy when they’re on your doorstep. The Castle Camping is located on the Mow Cop ridge, just outside of the Mow Cop village, providing the perfect base to explore the area. The Gritstone Trail, The South Cheshire Way and The Staffordshire Way are all easily reached from the site, with several pubs all within walking distance from the site for a quick refreshments whilst you’re out and about.

The site itself features new shower and toilet blocks, which regularly receives rave reviews from previous guests. All pitches come with a firepit to keep the evening chill at bay, and logs are available onsite. Should you forget any of your essentials there’s supermarkets just 10 minutes drive away.

Features

  • Hard-standing pitches
  • Electric hook up
  • Chemical disposal
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Washing up facilities
  • Dog friendly

Guests say…

“The owners lovely and welcoming. Facilities excellent. We enjoyed walking up to Mow Cop and had a late lunch at the local pub.”
“Owners are so friendly and the shower facilities are amazing. Plus the use of a fridge large freezer and fire pits what more could you want.”
“Beautiful new shower block. Very clean and organised. The site is peaceful and dog friendly with fantastic views”

  • Website: castlecampingltd.co.uk
  • Open: All year round
  • Address: Castle Camping, Haven, Congleton Road, Mow Cop, Staffordshire, ST7 3PL