Shepherd's huts near Thetford with horseback riding

Family-friendly woodland cycling trails, vast, flat Breckland countryside, big starry skies and wild swimming opportunities… there’s a lot to recommend camping in Thetford.

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7 top shepherd's huts sites near Thetford with horseback riding

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Hunstanton Camping & Glamping

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · King's Lynn, England
Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak is located 2 minutes walk from the beach. Heacham is a large but quiet village just on the outskirts of the seaside town of Hunstanton. Providing a range of camping pitches for tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes; you could also indulge in a ready-made stay in a Glamping Bell Tent or Shepherds Hut for a Glamping break away on the Norfolk coast. When you stay at Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak you are conveniently located to explore the beach and its surrounding areas. Between the venue and the beach, you will find the entrance to a public footpath that takes you to Snettisham, a smaller and history-rich village through scenic rural countryside. It is also possible to walk to Hunstanton in the opposite direction along the promenade whilst enjoying the sea air and open views. Our campsite is one of only a handful of campsites located on the west coast of Norfolk and just a 2-minute walk from the beach gives us a prime location for watching the sunset go down in all its spectacular deep orange and red glory. Couple this with having some drinks with friends and family by your campfire or BBQ makes for a wonderful memory to share with your loved ones. We are campfire and dog friendly, and welcome your four-legged friends to stay with you across our camping and glamping accommodation Local shops only 5 minutes down the road takes a load off your mind knowing that if you forget any supplies you don't have to go without, making your experience while camping in Hunstanton a relaxed and fun time. We are a rural former dairy farm by the beach, there are free-ranging chickens and cockerels and they may make farmyard sounds, if you are a light sleeper, be sure to bring earplugs :) GLAMPERS PLEASE NOTE The Glamping Kitchenette is suitable for making small quick meals with the use of a microwave, oven & stove for cooking and grilling and a toaster and kettle, there is also a fridge provided. Showers and toilets are shared with the campsite with the exception of gas powered outside showers that are solely for glampers. We are a VERY dog-friendly venue, we welcome dogs and muddy boots and host many hikers and explorers of the Norfolk Coast, although every care has been taken to ensure very clean accommodation, it is possible that a dog hair or 2 escapes our conscientious eye, please bear this in mind and let us know should you find anything you are not happy with, we will get our housekeeping team to deal with the issue swiftly! Please note that the Glamping Bell Tents and Glamping Shepherds Huts are for 2 adults only with the exception of 1 Adult and 1 Child with prior consent from us, they are not suitable for under 2's and do not come with facilities for children or babies. Dogs are charged at £10 per dog per stay with a max of 3 dogs for Glamping and £3 per night per dog for Camping
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Mill House Breaks

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Suffolk, East Anglia
Three super-spacious shepherd’s huts in the Suffolk countryside
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Blue Sky Huts

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia
Our beautiful shepherd huts lie in a private two acre nature reserve in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Sympathetically managed the meadow evolves throughout the year and offers the perfect spot to switch off from everyday life. You can be as active or chilled as you like! Simply relaxing on site enjoying the peace and tranquillity and seeing what wildlife comes to visit is a perfect way to spend a day. Alternatively there are endless possibilities for things to do. Some options include, hiring one of our onsite bikes and heading to the next door village for a vineyard tour, or a little further afield you can visit a brewery and sample their ales. Or why not pop to the coast for a day at the beach - Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Covehithe are all within a short drive and offer completely different experiences. Do you love the arts? If so in our local town we have The Cut arts centre who regularly hold an ecclectic mix of live performances and exhibitions. The world famous Snape Maltings is just down the road with internationally renowned artists performing. In addition we are a great spot from which to enjoy Latitude festival!
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North Farm

1 unit · Glamping20 acres · North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia
North Farm is situated in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, between the villages of Skeyton, Oxnead and Burgh. . Guests can spot all sorts of wildlife during the day and stargaze at night, with no streetlights to spoil the view. Being centrally located in Norfolk means that Norwich, the famous Norfolk broads and the Norfolk coast are all a short car ride away.
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The Orchard Wagon

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Halesworth, England
A true escape in the wild, our secluded Orchard Wagon is nestled in the corner of the apple orchard. Close to delightful beaches at Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold, and a walk to the local pub. Perfect for those that want to get back to basics in nature, the wagon comfortably sleeps 2 people and includes a private bathroom, washing and kitchen cabin. The Orchard Wagon has a double bed (1.5m x 2m) with a smart little wood-burning stove to keep you toasty as you watch the stunning Suffolk sunsets. White Egyptian cotton sheets and towels provided. Cooking couldn’t be easier with the well-equipped cooking cabin next door or the barbeque on the stone terrace in front. Fire up the Chiminea to keep you warm as you eat al fresco. Take the stepping stone path up behind the wagon to find the washing shed with three separate rooms for washing up, showering, and the composting loo. Plenty of hot water and for those who like communing with nature try showering with the door open - it’s a lovely experience and what a view. This is camping in style!
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Belvoir Holidays

13 units · Glamping1 acre · Leicestershire, East Midlands
Luxury bell tent glamping in the grounds of Netflix's most famous castle
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Greenhill Glamping

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Folkestone, Kent, South East England
Impeccably restored huts from the late 19th-century, kitted out for couples with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves and views over the Kent Downs
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It’s a great place for a family holiday in Norfolk with a focus on the outdoors. We’ve been out on the road camping, mapping and holidaying to bring you our well-researched collection of the very best campsites in the area.

Shepherd's huts near Thetford with horseback riding guide

Overview

Camping and glamping in Thetford

The shade of Norfolk’s Thetford Forest provides a complete contrast to the vast, flat and open Breckland that surrounds it and camping or glamping in the area gives you the opportunity to experience both. Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest manmade lowland forest with 19,000 hectares to explore. It’s a peaceful, place where you can enjoy back-to-nature camping and active days of walking, cycling and wildlife watching. Naturally, it’s a fantastic place for active family camping holidays and, as with the rest of Norfolk, campsites are not hard to find in Thetford. There are farm-based sites and woodland sites where you can camp among trees, back-to-basics sites with rustic facilities and places with electric hook-up and modern conveniences. For truly luxurious camping, try glamping in Thetford. Norfolk is a particular highlight on the glamping scene and there are shepherd’s huts, cabins, safari tents, yurts and more tucked away in the Brecks, The Broads by the coast and in woodland. We’ve sought out the very best camping and glamping sites in Thetford for the Hipcamp collection so whatever type of camper you are, there should be something to suit you.

Things to do in Thetford

Things to do in Thetford during a camping holiday in the area naturally revolve around Thetford Forest. A great place to start your exploration of this lowland pine forest is at High Lodge where you’ll find a café, bike hire, Go Ape! tree-top adventure and the start of walking and cycling trails. It’s also a great place to discover on horseback. And there’s wild swimming on offer in the Little Ouse at St Helen’s Picnic Place.

The market town of Thetford is just outside the forest and has modern shops for picking up camping supplies and a museum dedicated to TV comedy show, Dad’s Army, which was filmed there. The town was the birthplace of Thomas Paine who wrote on the abolition of slavery and was instrumental in helping America achieve independence. You can learn about him and the history of the area at the Ancient House Museum. There’s older historical sites here too, including Grimes Graves – a prehistoric flint mine that’s looked after by English Heritage. Located between the historic cities of Cambridge and Norwich and close to the market town of Bury St Edmunds, Thetford is a great base for a camping holiday if seeing the headline sights of East Anglia is on your holiday wish list. For more information on things to do in the area, take a look at the Cool Places guide to Norfolk.

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