Clent Hills camping and caravanning site was a great halfway point between our trip to River Dart Country Park and our home back in Yorkshire. It was quite different to our previous destination, but provided a good base to explore the West Midlands – somewhere where we aren’t familiar with. We visited in August 2016.
Clent Hills is a Camping and Caravanning Club site and it’s very similar to the campsite in Alnwick in Northumberland where we had stayed previously. It is well looked after with clean amenity blocks, a small play area, and well-kept pitches. We stayed over the bank holiday weekend so it was busy with families, but wasn’t overly noisy.
Clent Hills is down a road signposted from the village of Romsley, where there is a convenience store and a 2-for-1 pub. Romsley is about a ten minute drive from Halesowen where there are supermarkets, take-aways, and a few more pubs. It’s a peaceful location with sheep as neighbours. The site itself is fairly secure with barriered entry.
The site has a very clean block with loos and showers, and a small shop in the reception. The play area is tiny – there is a playframe with a slide, and a set of swings. It kept the five year olds entertained while we put the tent up, but we mostly used Clent Hills as a base – we visited Merry Hill shopping centre on a very rainy day, and the Black Country Living Museum on a surprisingly pleasant day.
If you’re looking for a clean, friendly site which won’t cost the earth, then Clent Hills is well recommended. We would come back here the next time we visit the West Midlands.
For more information please visit http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/westmidlands/halesowen/clenthills