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Whitcliffe Camp Site
North Farm
Shropshire   (Browse area)
SY8 2HD   See Map
Tel: 01584 872026
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Pitches: 11 with hook up
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 30 Reviews
                8/10 from 30 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding On Site   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  30 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mec1 7 reviews from this member

Overall, this is a great site. The location is near perfect - a lovely view of the town and countryside, and a short off-road walk into Ludlow by footpath.

The price was good value for us with a small van, 2 children and a dog. Pitches were around the edge of a large field with plenty of space for children to run around (well behaved of course!)

My only quibble might be the number of showers & toilets, which might have been in short supply had the site been full. As it wasn't, we had no problem! We were not charged a premium price, so we can't complain really.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrs Puck 2 reviews from this member

A fantastic site with beautiful views and a friendly, helpful manager/owner. I was a little anxious when I read a couple of negative reviews on here. But, having stayed there two weeks ago, I think the reviewers must have gone to a different campsite!

If you want a pitch like a Wimbledon lawn, a shower block with piped music and a field devoid of life then there are places not too far from here that can provide that sort of synthetic experience for you while you adjust your aerial, tune in your TV and microwave your dinner.

This has a gently sloping field, with well made flat bits for pitches and not a drop of tarmac or gravel in sight. This provides a stunning view of Ludlow and Clee Hill beyond. It was good to see families enjoying themselves and children playing on the grass. We could hear laughter and the atmosphere was of gentle, good times.

The walk downhill to Ludlow takes 15 minutes and you then have the pleasure of what John Betjeman called the loveliest town in England. It has a great Castle, a fantastic range of restaurants and deli's, and a busy entertainment schedule, the highlights being the Ludlow Festival in the Summer, the Food Festival in September and a Christmas Festival. Plenty of real food and real ale places to go. This means a bit of an uphill walk back if you aren't driving (I wouldn't - the drink is too good and you will want more than one). People with walking problems or very young children might want to get a taxi. It's only a mile, so not too dear.

There is no shop, club or bar on the site. Why would you want any of these when within sight of the field you one of the best places in Britain for food and drink? Drink in the town, eat in the restaurants and cafes. Get out a bit.

There is good walking in the forest nearby and up on Clee Hill. The site is also a riding stables, so you have another option in the great outdoors.

This is a very reasonably priced site with great things on the doorstep.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: THE REAL GOOSE 5 reviews from this member

Site near Ludlow town. Great walks. Showers and toilets clean and tidy. One negative no hand dryers or paper towels. Walk down into Ludlow fine but not suitable for under 5's very narrow woodland paths. Site is basic as stated, working stables. Price for camping was fair. Just one negative charges 5. 00 for an early arrival when clearly there was plenty of vacancies.

Management response: I recall your arrival being approximately 10:30, which is before our departure time of 11:00 and considerably earlier than our stated arrival time of 14:00. The charge of 5.00 (2 adults, EHU) is to cover the extra electricity and water usage incurred. The same charge applies for late departures but should be booked in advance as we cannot guarantee availability. The 3 hours between departure and new arrivals are used for cleaning, maintenance purposes and pitch management

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sundancekidz 9 reviews from this member

A lovely site in a cracking location. It is small and basic with limited facilities but this is not a problem for us and is reflected in the very reasonable pitch prices.

The pitches are all levelled out of a steep hill and it is quite a pull from the bottom of the field up to the showers. A fresh water tap at the bottom of the field would be a great addition to the site.

Yes there are only 3 toilets and 2 showers so - shock horror - you may have to queue at certain times! The facilities are basic, the building is unheated but they were entirely adequate, always clean and the water was always hot.

It is a lovely walk down through the woods to Ludlow Castle which only takes us 10 - 15 mins (we are young and fit) beware it is a long steep climb coming back up again.

The site is right on the edge of the Mortimer Forest which is gorgeous for walking and mountain biking. We also tried and really enjoyed the horse riding in the forest which is available from the stables on site.

We love it here but if you are the sort of camper who likes heated amenity blocks with daily fresh flowers and are scared of spiders then this probably isn't for you. Other much larger and in our opinion far less lovely sites are available in the area. Please go to them instead and leave us in peace to enjoy this beautiful site.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sue Paul 51 reviews from this member

Well what pretty views and a quiet location, with nice flat pitches.

Two showers in total for circa 45-50 people is simply not good enough, had the site been to capacity it would have been a farce.

We had Three showers without hot water, at varied times over Three days and heard many complaints about this. This is very poor.

The walk to Ludlow it should be advertised that it's a hard one coming back up, thankfully were fit and without a pushchair or disablement otherwise we would have to have found a Taxi.

Other than the comments above the site is acceptable but why no others have advised about the above I know not, it will most certainly stop us (and the others of the cold shower club) returning.

The site needs

1 more showers, all with hot water

2 a grey water waste point

3 advertising clearly stating the walk from town is hard.

4 the electric fence around the site should be made safer, our dog whilst on a lead got zapped so a child easily could.

I hope these comments are taken in a positive manner to benefit others.

Management response: In response to your review I would like to address the following points:

SHOWERS: Our website clearly states we provide two showers. These showers are fed by an immersion heater which is on 24/7 from the start of the season until we close mid September. During certain times of the day there will be more demand on the facilities and therefore the temperature will vary. However if you showered at different times of the day and still had cold water it is more than likely the shower control was turned to cold? Had this issue been brought to our attention we would have been able to advise you on the positioning of the temperature control as all complaints regarding cold water this season have been rectified once the handle was turned correctly. If we are not made aware of a problem with cold showers whilst you're on site it's hard for us to rectify.

GREY WASTE: a grey waste point is provided at the top of the drive near to the chemical disposal point. Again as we live on site a quick word would have rectified your concerns.

ELECTRIC FENCE: This is clearly marked with the required warning notices.

WALK FROM TOWN: Our advertising clearly states we overlook Ludlow, therefore being above the town it will inevitably require a walk back up the hill. Photos in the gallery also show the town below the camp site. Whether a person finds the walk hard will differ greatly between individuals. Surely it's nice to have a choice of being able to walk on marked paths in an area of outstanding natural beauty or take the easy walk down and perhaps take a taxi back? As nothing is compulsory the option and choice being the individuals.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lindilou2013 30 reviews from this member

Firstly and positively, this site is very picturesque with superb views over Ludlow. In those terms it is quite beautiful and one of the best we've been to.

As a middle aged person (albeit reasonably fit) of 51, I found the walk in and return from Ludlow to be no problem at all. It's an easy 20 minute walk down and a slightly more challenging 25/30 minute walk on return. Describing it as a 10 minute walk is being a little economical with the truth unless you happen to be superhuman!

There are now 10 clear pitches on the long and steeply inclined field. 3 toilets (one unisex and two single sex) plus two showers are clearly inadequate for the numbers and potential numbers that could be involved and were definitely inadequate. A long wait for shower or toilet is fairly certain. The unisex toilet is dark, dingy and in need of refurbishment. The single sex toilets are immediately adjacent to the singular shower for each sex and although they are clean, they could not really be described as offering any privacy, with large gaps at both the lower part and upper part of the doors. It should also be noted that if you are sited at the bottom part of the field, they are a long and steep walk upwards.

The water and waste disposal facilities are also at the top of the field, this means that you need to be fairly strong to pull a full waste water container up to empty it and equally strong in attempting to not allow a full container of fresh water to hurtle you down on filling!

The waste disposal facilities leave a lot to be desired. Through the wooden door, you are then faced with lifting an inspection cover which, lies over the main sewer from the house. It is dirty, smelly and unpleasant. It is similar for the chemical disposal.

I found the 3 per adult charge for late departure a little high, when considering that most sites charge 5 flat for a late departure. I was also not impressed when on welcome I was informed in an unpleasant manner, that our EHU would be cut off at 5. 00pm! Having said that we were given an extension lead for the EHU because being at the bottom of the field it was a very long way to the EHU! Swings and roundabouts.

The site has a beautiful setting but in terms of value for money and for facilities, it is not good value.

There are no shop facilities on site. The nearest are in Ludlow.

There are no facilities for children.

If you have any mobility difficulties then this site is not for you.

Towing is reasonable but the entrance/exit is difficult in terms of signposting and in getting a clear view of the road and oncoming traffic.

One last thing, do not rely upon the hand drawn map from the web site for directions. It is not accurate and can lead to difficulties if towing.

Management response: In response to your review I would like to address the following points:

WALK INTO LUDLOW: We have never advertised the walk as 10 minutes, but are unable to control what others may write in their reviews.

FACILITIES: Our website and brochures clearly state we are a quiet farm site and what facilities are provided. I disagree the unisex toilet is dark, dingy and in need of refurbishment... the walls are painted in buttermilk (light cream) with a quarry tile floor and a window for light and ventilation. All communal areas are painted before the start of each season. With reference to the other toilets; the doors are of a similar design to standard cubicles, but made with wood to keep the authentic farm site feel. Yes there is a gap at the bottom of exactly 6 inches, so unless someone was actually lying on the floor or alternatively over 6'4" tall and stood on tiptoe there is no way of looking in. However I find your comment strange that you feel it's a long hard walk to the showers from the bottom of the camping field but the walk from Ludlow easy? The location of all facilities is due to the nature and terrain of our property, as being a farm we are not connected with mains sewage and drainage.

LATE DEPARTURE: Late departure is charged @ 2.00 over 16yrs and 50p 5-15yrs, plus 1.00 for level pitches using EHU. We never turn off EHU facilities and would only advise if leaving later than 5pm a full nights
camping fee would be payable.

SEASONAL SITE: As we are a small seasonal site, we feel that a charge of 13.00 for two adults on a level pitch with EHU is reasonable. Our facilities are basic, but cleaned regularly throughout the day and are
inclusive of the camping fee. We caravan ourselves and have been faced with a minimum nightly charge of 24.00 this season at sites of a similar nature. We do not have a shop on site as being only 1 mile from Ludlow this provides campers with ample choice to suit all pockets and palates and is more cost effective.

We clearly state our facilities on our brochures/website and hope campers make an informed choice.

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