The Coates Farm, Shropshire

This is a back to basics small campsite site in the beautiful Long Mynd hills near Church Stretton in Shropshire.

It’s a quiet site, with basic facilities, that only really takes a few tents.

camping field

The Camping Field at The Coates Farm borders a field. There are no set pitches, and no electric hook-ups.

The facilites are in an out house up at the farm house. This consists of a toilet, sink, and a (free) shower. If you want wash-up, you can go through a door in the farm house.

Campsite Facilities

The Facilities at The Coates Farm Campsite

They also provide a few tennis rackets, balls, and a plastic boules set that you can borrow.

Playing Boules at The Coates Farm

Coates Farm provided a set of plastic Boules that you can borrow, which the kids loved playing.

We’ve had a few great camps at this campsite. You can catch an impressive sunset over the Long Mynd.

The Coates Farm Campsite Sunset

We were treated to a great sunset view from The Coates Farm campsite

The Area

The Shropshire Hills are a great place for walkers.

  • You can walk on both busy trails and find areas that are remote without seeing a sole. The Wenlock Edge is right by the campsite.
  • There’s old mining areas that have been reclaimed by nature which are great to discover (visit the Shropshire Mine Trust at Snailbeach – you can even get guided into one of the tunnels at some weekends throughout the year).
  • Remote farm buildings often forgotten (on a remote track on the Stipperstones hill there are some restored cottages – open once a month).
  • Different geology (Stipperstones is very different from the tall Caer Caradoc). Rocky outcrop and stoney underfoot, to rolling hills with heather (full purple glory, through green, to golden browns, depending on time of year), to the steep ascent of Caer Caradoc, to some of the wooded hills (both coniferous and deciduous).
  • Steeped in history. Bronze age tracks and settlements, iron age hill forts, roman roads and mining, medieval villages, through to victorian spa town.
  • Lot’s of pubs and cafes that welcome walkers.
The hills are also well known for providing good mountain biking, with a network of bridle paths and forest tracks.
Lots to discover for the kids.
  • The old mine workings at Stipperstones are interesting – check out the Shropshire Mines Trust web site for open days. You can be escorted down various level tunnels in the area (hard hats and lights are provided – best wear wellies).
  • The National Trust visitors area at Cardingmill Valley. Park the car, get an ice cream, and let the kids play in the stream. Carry on up the valley there are some larger pools. Small nets are great at this location.
  • For younger kids, Mickey Millers in Craven Arms is always a good visit.
  • Whilst in Craven Arms visit the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, and see the woolly Mammoths. They also have leaflets on other activities in the area.
Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge is accessible from the campsite.

What about campfires?

Campfires are allowed, and a couple of firepits are provided.
A campfire bundle is available to buy from the campsite.

Fire Kit

The fire kit you can buy at the Coates Farm includes wood and kindling.

See our article on cooking outside for ideas on campfire cooking.

The Coates Farm Cottage

If you don’t fancy camping, the Coates Farm also has a cottage, with a wood burner and views over Wenlock Edge.

The Coates cottage

The Coates Farm cottage to hire, with views of Wenlock Edge

Planning on visiting The Coates Farm, Shropshire? Details below.

The Coates Farm is a small, quiet, relaxed, no-frills campsite situated in the lower part of a field close to the farmstead and next to a tree-lined brook. There is a cold water tap, recycling bins, some moveable picnic benches, firebowls and plenty of open grass on which to pitch your tent or park your caravan.

Pitches for Large Family Tents

There are no set pitches, so large tents aren’t normally a problem.


Campfires are allowed. A couple of firepits are available, and kindling/wood can normally be purchased.

Shower Facilities

There is a free shower available.

Getting in Touch with The Coates Farm, Shropshire

Here's how you can get in contact with The Coates Farm, Shropshire.

The Coates Farm, Shropshire Website

[email protected]

01694 771330

Where to find The Coates Farm, Shropshire

Sat Nav Postcode: SY6 7DZ

Latitude: 52.5291748, Longitude: -2.7033644

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Look out for the road sign that says The Coates.

Tim and Sarah Madeley The Coates, Rushbury, Church Stretton Shropshire SY6 7DZ.

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