Location: Glamping In Worcestershire, Tenbury Wells
For a proper Worcestershire wildlife experience, how about taking yourself off to Hanley Mill Glamping in Worcestershire? A very rural site about a quarter of an hour’s drive from the spa town of Tenbury Wells. Balancing an off-grid farm feel with no-fuss pre-pitched accommodation, this is a comfortable and convenient spot for breaks away surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Teme Valley.
Hanley Mill Glamping In Worcestershire
Set on a small private estate, this site has excellent uninterrupted views of the valley and is close to lots of traffic-free footpaths. While the individual units vary, all of them are tastefully decked out with proper beds and soft furnishings. All units have access to their own private toilet as well as an outdoor seating area. The accommodation is spaced out nicely among the greenery to ensure a feeling of privacy. There is very little noise at night owing to the site’s location being a fair distance from the main road.
Hanley William’s village centre is about a mile and three quarters to the south of Hanley Mill Glamping. The village has a local pub should you wish to eat out. Tenbury Wells is your best option for supermarkets, takeaways or a visit to the nearest farm shop.
Hanley Mill is surrounded by gorgeous Worcestershire countryside and is crisscrossed by walks and bridleways. The popular Worcestershire Way and Three Rivers Ride trails are close by. For more walks, it’s easy to get to Church Stretton and the Shropshire Hills (45 minutes’ drive), an area of outstanding natural beauty known as ‘Little Switzerland’. You can also explore country trails in the Malvern Hills (roughly 20 minutes to the south).
Tenbury Wells (15 minutes) should be on the agenda too, as this elegant town – which was very popular with Queen Victoria – has an impressive 18th-century bridge, spectacular Pump Rooms and other graceful buildings to admire. The town still hosts a regular market and is also home to many independent shops, cafés and tea rooms. A number of festivals are held throughout the year.
A little bit further afield, you could make a day of it in Worcester (35 minutes) and explore the medieval streets and castle at Ludlow (30 minutes from the site). You could also head to Hay-on-Wye (an hour), a book town on the very edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. An annual literary festival is held here in late spring.