Friendly welcome. We were shown to our pitch after the warden asked if we wanted good TV reception, (some areas have poor reception). Large flat grass and hard handing pitches well laid out with areas of grass and landscaping. Two immaculate amenities blocks with toilet, showers, washing up, laundry and chemical disposal all under cover. A large community rom is available in one of the blocks. Extensive dog walk around the perimeter of the site.
Hourly bus service to Worcester, Malvern and the surrounding areas is outside the site and timetables provided in reception. (Upton on Severn is well worth a visit) Hanley Swan a very pretty small village has a shop/post office butcher and pub/restaurant half an hour walk along a flat Tarmac path. A fish and chip van visited three times a week whilst we were there but this may not be available in winter months.
Efficient check in. Nice to be shown to the pitch rather than just given a map however the guidance on manoeuvring onto the pitch left us parked diagonally and with the caravan door opening onto a large puddle. We sorted ourselves out once he'd gone.
Pitch sizes vary a lot. Choose carefully as some are unpleasantly jammed in when it is busy but some still have plenty of space around them.
Site is edged by a narrow area of woodland which is great for the kids to explore and for a dog stroll but just note it is not 'extensive'.
Didn't use the shop so can't comment on that.
Small play area with swings & toddler swings and slide.
Showers are lovely & hot, plenty of them so no queue except at peak times on a bank holiday weekend. Facilities blocks could be checked more often in between times to keep them looking tidy and clean. Used to find staff checking them.
Great Malvern is lovely and we were lucky enough to go whilst the food fair was on. Yummy!
The walk to British camp is great and the views from the top are stunning. Very helpful people in tourist information can give any guidance on walking routes etc.
Now for our grumble. We did not feel the wardens were very child friendly. We have been here a number of times over the past few years but the lack of family friendly welcome on our latest visit leaves us a little discouraged.
I stayed at Blackmore for an extended long weekend over Easter.
I requested a jumbo pitch with EHU as I preferred to have a bit more space, not being on my own with the dog for a change.
I was offered to choose my own pitch out of a choice of 3 by the helpful staff, and chose Pitch 133, which had a bit of shade that I thought would be advantages as I am not a sun worshipper. However, the weather was not all that great during my stay, with some cloudy, windy and wet weather, mixed with the occasional sunny periods. And I wished I was not in the shade when the sun was out, as I felt quite cold being in the shade.
The site was very well-appointed and the staff very helpful as expected from a C&CC club site. It has two excellent facilities block, and the one closest to my pitch had a large recreation room attached to it, equipped with a pool table, a number of benches and seats, and what appeared to be comfy armchairs and a sofa. The room was a welcomed alternative than sitting inside one's unit when the weather was not favourable outside.
Plenty of hot water for showers and dish-washing. Although the showers are the usual push-button variety, ladies, the shower roses are detachable from the walls and can be hand-held via flexible hoses!
There were not many youngsters about during my stay, however, the outdoor playing equipment and the field nearby for ball games appeared to keep them entertained.
A mobile chippy comes every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and was very popular, as the site was next door to a Caravan Club's site. It can be found in the playing field just outside the site that also serves as an overflow car park for both sites. Be prepared to wait for a long time though, it took us nearly an hour to get our food, and there were only about 10-12 people waiting in front of us when we joined the queue! However, the beer-battered haddocks and chips we had were very tasty, and portion size very generous, definitely good value for money, providing one is prepared to wait!
The site is close to Malvern and the famous Malvern Hills. The town itself is quite quaint with some interesting places to visit.
We went exploring in Malvern and the Malvern Hills, and went further afield and visited Eastnor Castle (relatively expensive for what it was worth) and the Brockhampton Estate.
There are a number of walks at the Brockhampton Estate of varying lengths, however, there was no indication of level of fitness required and difficulties for any of them, except they could be steep and muddy in places, and appropriate footwear should be worn etc. Be warned, they are far from 'pram walks' and gentle strolls except perhaps for the shortest 'Heart' walk, and it took me nearly 3 hours to complete the 'Orange' walk that is about 2. 5miles. I did feel rather proud of myself afterwards, as it was quite steep, muddy and slippery in places.
Be warned about potential power outage, as we experienced during our stay. The site was busy over Easter, with nearly every EHU pitches occupied (plenty of non-EHU pitches left though). During the second night of our trip, being Easter Friday, the night time temperature dropped quite significantly, and it put a strain on the electricity supply when those with EHU started to turn on their heaters to keep warm, resulting in the entire site losing its power on three separate occasions. The staff went round the site asking anyone who was still awake to turn their heaters down to a lower setting to preserve power after the first outage.
All in all, a pleasant stay and I have found another site that I would gladly return within 2 hours' drive from home.
We visited this site for five days over the Easter week.
The wardens gave a warm welcome on arrival and then showed us to our pitch.
We chose a grass pitch with EHU, the pitch was reasonably level and gave us great views of the Malvern Hills.
The site it self is well laid out with a couple of very clean and modern washblocks. The showers were the push button variety but gave a very decent amount of pressure.
There is a shop on site selling the basics but is only open at certain times of day.
The play park was well received by my 9 year old son and our dog enjoyed the dog walk.
We only experienced one negative on this site, when it became full on the Friday night, the electric for the site kept tripping. I mentioned this to the manager who said it was the fault of us caravanners for using too much power.
Nearby is the lovely village of Hanley Swan, also close is the very nice town of Great Malvern. Further afield but still a short drive away is Upton on Severn and Worcester.
I would definitely recommend this site and will return.
We stayed over the Easter week-end and were very pleased with our choice of site.
We arrived at the site to find the office closed and no one around, even though we had said what time we would be arriving. We found a number on our booking confirmation and called that, only to hear the phone ringing in the locked office. Someone arrived very soon and said there was no point calling it because they weren't there and that they were working close by and saw us arrive. We felt suitably put in our place.
The site is beautiful and quite large but was not crowded and the ablutions were spotless and I rarely saw anyone there. Super hot water all day long.
The barrier was stuck in the up position on our return to site one afternoon, with two wardens standing by it. We drove slowly towards the open barrier and the wardens and gave the barrier code over to the wardens, only to be told to use the key pad????
The view of the Malvern Hills is stunning and the surrounding area is beautiful. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll into Hanley Swan along a footpath where there is The Swan pub and a few village shops. Great Malvern and Waitrose is very close by.
A walkup to British Camp is a must. The car park is small but there was plenty of movement and we were able to park without a wait.
Beautiful site, beautiful area but would be nice if the wardens didn't have demonstrate their dominance all the time.
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