Cabins near Chelmsford with hiking

Chelmsford isn't exactly known as the Mecca of all things camping, but this often-overlooked Essex city is an excellent focal point for any easy getaway in the South East of England, with its cathedral, river and RHS gardens along with beautiful surrounding countryside.

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12 top cabins sites near Chelmsford with hiking

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Mad Hatters Campsite

20 units · Glamping, Tents12 acres · Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Cosy year-round glamping and seasonal camping in a fenland meadow with views of Ely cathedral
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The Nut Plat Retreat

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kent, South East England
Antique living wagons on the banks of the River Bourne, with a charming orchard setting, a pub down the lane and a history unlike anywhere else
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£110
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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

72 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
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£12.50
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Gemini Camp

1 unit · Glamping4 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Glamping stays in a bell tent or cabin on a private six-acre nature reserve in Essex
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£70
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White Hill Woods

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train.
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£125
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Remote Cabin w/ Unspoiled Views

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · Canterbury, England
Escape to a truly ROMANTIC off-grid getaway, offering an awe-inspiring SUNSET view that will leave you breathless. Experience absolute serenity as the twinkling stars illuminate the night sky, creating a mesmerizing ambiance with the warmth of a crackling wood fireplace. Nestled within the Kent Downs Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 6 miles from Canterbury, our secluded retreat provides pure tranquility. In The Guardian's list of the Top 10 Best UK Off-Grid Retreats (Dog Friendly)
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£110
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Piggles Retreat

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Cambs, England
Nestled discreetly on the outskirts of the iconic town of Cambridge, UK, a mere 25-minute drive away, lies the exquisite Piggles Retreat. Elevating the glamping experience to unparalleled heights, this enchanting haven caters to both families and couples seeking an unforgettable getaway. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you indulge in the comfort of up to three exclusive wooden cabins, thoughtfully designed to accommodate 1-4 persons each. For those seeking extra space to unwind with extended family, children, or friends, an inviting annex cabin awaits your arrival. While preserving the essence of camping, each cabin boasts its own private bathroom, just a leisurely stroll away, ensuring convenience without compromising on authenticity.
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£120
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Brightwell Country Park

1 unit · Glamping58 acres · Woodbridge, Suffolk, East Anglia
Bell tents and an accessible cabin, with activities right from your door
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£100
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Hickling Campsite

31 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Norfolk, East Anglia
Tent camping and glamping within walking distance of Norfolk's largest broad and less than 10 minutes' drive from the beach
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£16
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Thompson Hall Retreat

6 units · Glamping1 acre · Thompson, England
An adult-only shepherds hut retreat in the Norfolk Brecks, with a luxurious outdoor spa area.
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£275
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Dogwood Glamping

4 units · Glamping1 acre · Rye, England
The luxury option to one of the Sussex High Weald's loveliest rural retreats
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Heygates Lodging

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Market Harborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands
A place to unwind in the heart of the countryside. Canalside walks are on your doorstep and nature is never far away - birds of prey such as red kites and buzzards are plentiful, and you may be lucky enough to see otters in the canal. There's a variety of pubs and restaurants within a short drive, and the market towns of Rugby and Market Harborough area about 20 minutes away. Unwind in the hot tub, enjoy local beers and ciders or pick from our expertly curated wine list. Our Lodges have their own fire pits and BBQs, and all fuel is provided. Each lodge has its own hammock, and a designated private fishing peg at a turning point in the canal, meaning that you'll be largely undisturbed by passing boats.
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There are plenty of excellent campsites near Chelmsford if you know where to look and, as always, only the very best make the cut for our Hipcamp shortlist.

Cabins near Chelmsford with hiking guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for all things camping in the UK! If you're looking for a cosy cabin near Chelmsford, England, where you can lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, you're in luck. We have over 400 options available in the area that cater specifically to your accommodation preference and activity/terrain preference. From stunning views to peaceful forests, you'll find the perfect spot to unwind and explore. Top campsites like Whitlingham Broad Campsite (37 reviews), Cattlestone Farm (24 reviews), and Pete's Field (14 reviews) are just a few of the incredible options waiting for you. Plus, with amenities like cooking equipment, potable water, and the opportunity to have campfires, you'll have everything you need for a memorable camping experience. So book your cabin now and get ready to discover the beauty of Chelmsford while hiking through picturesque landscapes. Prices start as low as £12 per night, with an average price of £30 per night. Happy camping!

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