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Stanmore Hall Site Review

Date of Visit:   26 September – 3 October 2020

Overall view

Site is situated about 3 miles outside the historical market town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire which is on the River Severn.  It is currently the northern terminus of the famous Severn Valley Heritage Railway, www.svr.co.uk   Site is easily accessible, please see the site arrival video.

The site is part of the Morris Leisure plc group of sites around Shropshire and into North Wales, www.morris-leisure.co.uk    It has 161 pitches, ranging from grass, through hardstanding to fully serviced super pitches.  As is the policy with all Morris Leisure sites, there is an adult only section, which in this case is the far end of the site.  It is also an Affiliated Site as part of the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

Facilities

There are the usual service points including motorhome service point.  There is one central facility block which encompasses, laundry, dishwashing, toilet and shower facilities and an information room.  There is also a disabled access room with all facilities.  Included within this block is also the Reception and a small provision shop and a good caravan spares and consumables section.

Current COVID-19 precautions are comprehensive and clearly explained upon arrival.  It was not a busy week, but most people were using their own facilities.

WiFi is available, at a charge, throughout the site from an external provider.  Signal strength is, at best, average, although this is not in any way a reflection on the site or wardens.

There is a superb dog walk to one side of the site, it is not totally secure so leads are always required but is especially useful to dog owners.

A small playground completes the facilities available and It is nice to see a couple of picnic benches to allow accompanying adults relax whilst children play.

It should be noted that the site is situated around a large sized lake, plenty of wildlife can be viewed and there is a good, accessible, walkway around it.  Benches allow for a pleasant sit down on a sunny day.  It is not, however, fenced off so children will need close supervision and accessing the main facilities block requires walking past the lake unless a detour is taken which covers walking on the site roadway.

Review of site pitch

The pitches are, in the main, very level, and spacious.  They are well spaced out and are similar to Club site standards.  The super pitches have electric hookups, water, grey waste drainage and an aerial booster point if required. 

Around and about

As mentioned earlier, there is the Severn Valley Heritage Railway which runs all the way to Kidderminster.

Bridgnorth is a medieval market town with lots of independent shops as well as the usual supermarkets.  Good walks can be found all around and along the River Severn.  During the Spring and Summer, there are plenty of fairs and activities by the riverside.  www.visitbridgnorth.co.uk

The town is divided into two sections, Low and High Town.  The lower part of the town can be accessed by the famous Cliff Railway.  www.bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk

Nearby are two country parks, the nearest be Stanmore Park, 5 minutes from the site, which used to be RAF Bridgnorth, the only RAF site, at the time without a runway!  It was used predominantly to train radar operators during WWII and closed in the early 1960’s.

www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk

About 10 miles away towards Kidderminster, is the Severn Valley Country Park.  There is a visitor centre and toilets, including full access facilities as required.  Under normal circumstances there is a café and kiosk, although the centre, other than the toilets is currently closed.  Good paths, although very steep wind down to the river.  A bridge crosses the river and a further 5 minutes’ walk takes you to Country Park Halt, a stop on the Severn Valley railway.  www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk

Slightly further afield are the world-famous Industrial Revolution sites in the Iron Gorge.  More than one day can be easily spent visiting all the attractions on offer.  Tickets can normally be purchased which cover a whole range of the sites.  www.ironbridge.co.uk

Summary

 A very well laid out and situated site, which is deceptively well placed to a great range of amenities and places to visit.

The site justly deserves its 5-star status, one which it has held for some considerable time.  Facilities are of a very high standard and the site is well kept.  On a personal note, the WiFi was not as good as many Club sites nowadays and would lose a point for that.  It would not, however, prevent me making a return trip.