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Astbury Falls Camping

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Astbury Falls Camping

01746 766797

Astbury House

Astbury Lane

Astbury, Bridgnorth

Shropshire

WV16 6AT

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Description

Astbury Falls is a small adults only campsite set behind secure gates.  It is situated in a secluded valley with lakes where both trout and coarse fishing is available.

We are situated 1.5 miles from Bridgnorth, which is a quaint market town on the banks of the River Severn.  There are an abundance of pubs and restaurants within a 2 mile radius.  The famous Severn Valley Railway is approximately 1 mile from the site. 

We are also within easy reach of Ironbridge, with its famous museums, and Ludlow, an historic market town with medieval castle.  Ludlow is famous for its food and music festivals, together with its Michelin star restaurants.

Our aim is for people to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside.  If it is a quiet haven you are looking for Astbury Falls is for you.

Motorhome prices include electricity.  Please contact us for details of multi-night discounts.

A Brief History of the Site

The Mor Brook's headlong plunge at Astbury had long been tapped to drive water wheels; even before the falls were bui It, so that iron smelting was no foreign technology when, in 1777, William and John Wheeler began to expand the charcoal ironworks at Upper Forge. The brook was dammed 15ft. high and 80 yards long to form the falls, with its backwater working wheels to power bellows and hammers. The mill race fed into a canal which tunnelled through a sandstone bluff for over 600 yards, leading to a basin atop a riverside cliff. The makings of an industrial complex -a mini Coal brookdale -were then in place at Astbury at the same ti me that the world famous Iron Bridge was raised a few miles upstream. For a hundred years the charcoal ironworks prospered. Under the rule of the Foster ironmasters of Stourbridge and later Aplev Park, Eardington forged a reputation as the country's biggest and best charcoal smelting foundry. Expert engineers such as John Urpeth Rastrick and John and Robert Hazeldine played no small part in the successful founding of the foundries. The Forges produced iron for gun barrels and making wire and also horseshoe nails.

Demand was so great that, at its height hundreds of tons of pig iron from Madeley, Horsehay and clsewhere were being shippeu each quarter year to the Eardington Forge. Steam power brought the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railwav to Eardington in 1862, but the halt was clearly built to serve the forges rather than the village a mile away.

The Upper Forge was abandoned in 1889. Following its closure the busy little community of craftsmen dwindled. Many of their terraced cottages at Astbury are still there but some have vanished.

Prices

Room / Unit Price No. Of Rooms / Units Sleeps
Touring pitches suitable for motor caravans £15.00 - £20.00 (Per pitch, 2 people per night) 4 4
Touring pitches suitable for tents £14.00 - £14.00 (Per pitch, 2 people per night) 8 2

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Facilities

Chemical disposal point Shower Block Fishing Electric hook-up points Pets by Arrangement

Directions

From Bridgnorth take the B4555 Highley/ Chelmarsh road.  After approximately 1.5 miles, through Eardington village, take a righthand turn signposted Astbury.  Proceeed past first set of metal gates on left.  The site entrance is on the left by wooden gates after approximately 100m.

Disclaimer

The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of publication however, Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.