Wolverley Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Kidderminster

This month Clive and Tricia Garrett visit the Camping and Caravanning Club Site at Wolverley in Worcestershire. It’s a popular little site that sits on the busy B4189 that connects the A449 to Wolverley village. Yes, there is a little traffic noise but soon blends into the background as you settle back to enjoy the delights of this unusual area. But we are jumping the gun. First, let’s look at the site itself…

This month Clive and Tricia Garrett visit the Camping and Caravanning Club Site at Wolverley in Worcestershire. It’s a popular little site that sits on the busy B4189 that connects the A449 to Wolverley village. Yes, there is a little traffic noise but soon blends into the background as you settle back to enjoy the delights of this unusual area. But we are jumping the gun. First, let’s look at the site itself… 

The site 
This dog- and children-friendly campsite is set on a hill with the ground sloping down from the reception and shower blocks. However, it is fairly sheltered and there is plenty of reasonably level space for tents on well-drained short-grass pitches towards the bottom of the site. And, being a small site, even if you camp at the farthest limits you are still fairly close to the shower/toilet blocks which are of a high standard and clean. Tricia and I camped here with Outwell fans early 2012 and found the staff, led by Holiday Site Managers Mike and Carol Aspery, a friendly and hard working bunch. Their reception has the usual small shop selling essentials and WiFi is another service on offer. We did not test this but understand it is OK while TV reception is poor. As mentioned, this is a popular site and booking is advisable. Many Outwell fans return year on year for this is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating and beautiful area.  

The area 
The great scenery is enhanced by its industrial heritage. And there is plenty for families to do, including: 
• The River Stour and Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal are close. Follow the canal into Kidderminster for shops. 
• The site sits in Worcestershire’s Wyre Forest with plenty to do outdoors. 
• Visit Kinver Edge’s cave dwellings. 
• Take a Severn Valley Railway steam train through the beautiful countryside. 
• West Midland Safari Park and Dudley Zoo and Castle provide animal encounters. 
• Georgian town of Bewdley and its museum are only a short drive away 
• Go Ape will soon use up the kids’ energy. 
• Chocoholics will make for Cadbury World. 
• Then, of course, there’s Birmingham... 

Eating Out 
The canalside Lock Inn sits less than a five-minute walk from the campsite. The food and drink must be good because it was heaving so we walked to The Queen’s Head in Wolverley. The food and drink proved so good that it became our pub of choice. There’s a garden and streamside terrace, and woodland and streams abound. 


Above: Holiday Site Managers, Carol and Mike Asprey, and their staff provided a great welcome 


Above: Camping with Outwell fans on a lovely flat pitch at the bottom of the campsite

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