The Malvern Hills AONB is justifiably famous for its glorious landscapes encompassing pastoral farmland, ancient woodland and the distinctive north-south ridge. Spanning the counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire the Malvern Hills also offers a number of lesser-known attractions such as historic forts and castles, pretty villages, gardens and museums. Furthermore, the area is host to a wide range of cultural and sporting events throughout the year and a variety of child-friendly entertainments to keep everyone in your group happy.
Whether you want to take to the hills, pedal the cycle paths, enjoy an expedition along the River Severn or simply stroll around the towns and villages you’re bound to return from camping near the Malvern Hills relaxed and refreshed.
This guide will talk you through some of the best motorhome campsites in the area including facilities, pricing, location and attractions nearby. We have tried to add in something for everyone; adults-only, child or dog-friendly, close to pubs and eateries and so forth.
Let’s take a look at some of the best Malvern Hills motorhome sites.
Newland Meadows Caravan and Camping Site
If you’re travelling between the end of March and the end of October, the Newland Meadows Caravan and Camping Site is a great choice for camping near the Malvern Hills. As the name suggests this is a field-based site but there are a number of hard-standing pitches available too. This is a modestly sized, family-run campsite with good facilities including two bathrooms with showers and one solo shower cubicle, multiple electric hookups, chemical disposal points and sheltered wash basins. Newland Meadows is well-situated with several shops and takeaways nearby as well as The Swan, a dog-friendly pub selling good food and local ale.
If you feel like a climb or a drive to a great view, take the short journey to Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in the county at 1,394 feet (425 m). On a clear day, you can see the Black Mountains in South Wales and the rolling Shropshire Hills in the northwest.
Newland Meadows Caravan and Camping Site, Old Worcester Rd, Malvern WR13 5AY
If your dream holiday to the Malvern Hills involves having a motorhome site situated on beautiful grounds, with the BBQ on the go and your canine companion nestled at your feet, look no further than Marlbrook Farm. Located just over half an hour's walk from Little Malvern, this friendly adults-only site offers great access to a variety of Malvern Hills treasures including Castlemorton Common and the historic town of Ledbury (15 minutes drive or 45 minutes cycle). Did we mention there are no less than four welcoming pubs within walking distance of the site?
Facilities at Marlbrook Farm are good with clean showers (unisex) and toilets and chemical disposal.
Marlbrook Farm Castlemorton Common WR13 6LE
Little Fish Meadow
Taking your motorhome to a festival is super fun and really comfortable to boot. If you fancy a Malvern Hills camping site that offers easy access to a variety of festivals as well as various local attractions, take a look at Little Fish Meadow.
If you time your visit right you could be within easy distance of the Upton on Severn Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Jazz Festival or Sunshine Music Festival. If that’s not your bag then this area is still very much worth a visit. With walks on the Severn right on your doorstep and the attractions of Worcester, Tewkesbury and Malvern Hills a short drive away, you’ll have plenty to occupy your time.
The facilities at Little Fish Meadow include toilets, running water and electric hookup but you will need your own shower onboard (just check that box when filtering the search on Goboony).
Little Fish Meadow, Upton on Severn, Worcester, WR8 0PB
Three Counties Showground Campsite
As the name suggests, this large Malvern Hills campsite stretches across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and - yes, you guessed it - is on the site of a major showground. Whether or not you want to attend one of the many exhibitions and events here, the Three Counties Showground Campsite is a great place to stay. Walkers can enjoy a six-mile lap around Eastnor Castle or up the aforementioned Worcester Beacon. Tewkesbury and Worcester Cathedral are just 20 and 25 minutes drive away, respectively. If you fancy a show you can choose from horse, dog, tractor, toy, Land Rover-themed events as well as many others.
Bring a good torch with you as parts of the campsite are unlit!
Three Counties Showground Campsite, Worcestershire WR13 6NW UK
Berrends Farm Caravan and Campsite
If a small and intimate Malvern Hills motorhome site is your idea of heaven then add Berrends Farm Caravan and Camp Site to your list of potentials. This lovely site offers well-maintained spacious pitches, surrounded by orchards and located right on the edge of Malvern Hills AONB, close to where the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire borders meet. Dogs are welcomed and BBQs are encouraged or you can fill your stomach with a tasty feed from the local pub, 40 minutes walk or five minutes drive away.
This is a back-to-basics site, with no frills but you will get hot showers, washing facilities and composting toilets.
Berrends Farm Caravan and Campsite, Cook's Ln, Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire GL19 3LE
We hope this guide to the 5 Best Motorhome Campsites in Malvern Hills AONB has given you some inspiration on where you might like to visit and stay in this gorgeous area. We’ve mentioned the possibility of BBQs a few times here and we know you are a sensible lot but do make sure you always light your BBQ in a designated spot and adhere to all the rules in this handy blog. And make sure those sausages are cooked thoroughly!
Now it’s time to start thinking about which Malvern Hills campsite suits you and your group!
If you want the freedom of the open road and to get that bit closer to nature, you need your own vehicle. And what better way to travel than to have your own motorhome? If you don’t have your own, take a look at the motorhomes for hire on Goboony and start preparing for your trip to a camping and motorhome site in the Malvern Hills!