Out to Grass

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Great Malvern

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Laid-back festival vibe in the stunning Malvern Hills

More laid-back than a sun lounger and more chilled than a pack of frozen peas, Out To Grass is a campsite with a perfectly appropriate name. Just as winter-born calves bound from their sheds in May and clumsy-legged foals spring from their stables after quiet months inside, this green and spacious campsite is a spot for summer-time crowds to truly escape. It really is a place for us humans to be put out to pasture. Kids run free – think grass stains and muddy patches as if straight off a washing detergent advert – and adults kick back, enjoying an evening pint in the campsite bar. We don’t gnaw, we don’t graze, we don’t nibble on the grass, but all the same, you’ll be as happy here as any animal on earth.

Tucked in a quiet corner of Worcestershire, in the rolling fringes of the Malvern Hills, Out To Grass is a do-as-you-please campsite with an effortlessly cool ethos and a relaxed atmosphere. Owner Ian and his crew welcome you into the long curving meadow and leave you to find a spot to pitch your tent. Nowhere is strictly designated so it’s up to you whether you pick a patch beneath one of the two magnificently mature trees, or line the open meadow, with a space in the middle for children to play. Facilities are relatively basic, with three toilets and two showers, but they’re clean and perfectly adequate, while a huge geodesic dome houses a communal covered area with games and sofas.

The general feel of the campsite is slightly festival-esque. Nighttime music is to be expected on certain weekends – though usually at a low enough level that when you slip off to bed you’re completely undisturbed – and campfires are a must. On most Fridays they even have a communal fireplace blazing, with camp stews cooked up for everyone, followed by marshmallows and hot chocolate.

If you can drag yourself away from the meadow (and the bar!) there’s plenty to discover. The Malvern Hills are riddled with excellent footpaths and they’re namesake town is peppered with independent shops and pleasant little cafés (of which The Blue Bell is a particular gem). The county town of Worcester, meanwhile, is less than half an hour away. Its liberal dollop of half-timbered Tudor buildings and regal Georgian homes are intermingled with more stark modern structures, but the most timeless feature of the place is the River Severn, flowing along its western edge and past the mighty cathedral. The town has a wonderfully compact and walkable centre and offers the perfect urban daytrip – all the better as a contrast, before you’re put back Out To Grass.



3 proper toilets and 1 portable-style toilet, 2 showers, a kitchen area, plus a bar, and shop. Onsite activities include hula hooping, walks through the woods, treasure hunts and ghostly evening tales – keep an eye on their Facebook page for special events. Campfires permitted.

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, couples, families, groups, dogs...


Come in spring to enjoy the best of the bluebells in The Malvern Hills (01684 560616) and in the woodland that neighbours the campsite with a few great walking trails to discover. The local spa town of Malvern is worth a visit – try the Malvern Splash Leisure Centre (01684 893423) on rainy days – and for a little culture and history, the National Trust owned Brockhampton Estate (01885 482077), with its 14th-century manor house and vast grounds, is 4 miles away. It's 12 miles to the county town of Worcester, notable for it's grand cathedral (01905 732900), open daily from 7:30am–6pm.

Food & Drink

There is an onsite bar serving local ale and cider as well as coffee, teas and hot chocolate. Pub-wise, the nearest is a couple of miles away at Stiffords Bridge, The Red Lion Inn (01886 880318) but a real gem is tucked away in Bishops Frome around 3 miles away. Covered in ivy the black and white, low beamed country pub, The Green Dragon (01885 490607), is typically English in style and full of regularly changing cask ales.

Opening Times

Late May–end of September.

The Owner Says

Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Worcestershire, only a stones throw from the Malvern Hills, and only 5 miles from Bromyard in Herefordshire, our campsite is surrounded by fields and enjoys far reaching beautiful views. Come and enjoy our countryside and all that Worcestershire has to offer!


Contact Out to Grass, Out to Grass, Woodend Farm, Bromyard Road, Cradley, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5JW

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Getting There

From the M5: Leave at junction 7 (Worcester South). Head towards Worcester. Left at first roundabout (signposted to Hereford). Left at fifth roundabout (A4103 signposted to Hereford). Continue along A4103 through Bransford, Leigh Sinton, Storridge. Ignore signs to Cradle and at the top of the steep hill turn right onto the B4220 for Bromyard. The campsite is is 1.4 miles on the left.

From the A49: At Leominster take A44 to Bromyard. Continue along A44 through Bromyard towards Worcester. 1 mile out of Bromyard turn right onto the B4220 for Malvern. Continue along B4220 for 4 miles, over the crossroads, up the hill and round the 90° left bend. The campsite is on the right.

From Hereford: Take the A4103 towards Worcester. Continue along the A4103 for 15 miles, up the big hill and through Fromes Hill. 2 miles out of Fromes Hill turn left onto the B4220 for Bromyard. The campsite is 1.4 miles on the left.

The nearest train station is Malvern Link (08457 484950).


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